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Celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph
Attention Men: Don’t forget to register for our celebration at the cathedral with Bishop Libasci. The date is Saturday, March 17, from 7:30 to 10:30 am. This is our 12th year celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph with men from all over the state. While Mass is open to all, our catered breakfast is by prepaid registration, only $10 again this year. Please check out our website at mensbreakfast2018.eventbrite.com. Just type this address into your browser and register today. May St. Joseph grant us the heart of a father and the soul of a warrior.
Note to Bulletin Editors: Please include the following bulletin blurbs in your parish bulletins at least twice a year.
How to Report Suspected Abuse
If you know of or suspect abuse or neglect of a minor (a person under 18), you must report it to the NH Division for Children, Youth and Families at 1-800-894-5533 or 603-271-6556.
As an employee or volunteer in the Catholic Church in New Hampshire, in addition to reporting to DCYF, if you know of or suspect sexual abuse of a minor by Church personnel you must also report it to:
- Local law enforcement and the Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a minor
- Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a person who is no longer a minor
Delegate for Ministerial Conduct - 603-669-3100
Outreach Services for Victims and Their Families
If you or a loved one has experienced abuse by someone representing the Catholic Church, we urge you to contact the diocesan Office for Healing and Pastoral Care at (603) 669-3100, Ext. 110. Help is available.
Family and Marriage
Support for Separated & Divorced
Divorce and separation can be painful experiences. Support groups are available to those who are seeking healing, comfort, and empowerment. Visit www.catholicnh.org/support for a listing of groups. Do you know someone who is going through a separation or divorce? Please consider passing this information along to them.
Keep Up-to-Date on State House News
The NH Legislature is starting a new session, and more than 650 bills are on the agenda. Measures include the repeal of the death penalty, physician-assisted suicide, abortion clinic licensing, and support for victims of human trafficking. Register now for Catholic Citizenship News, the public policy e-newsletter of the Diocese of Manchester, to receive updates as bills progress and learn how your voice can make a difference. To read the current issue of Catholic Citizenship News and to subscribe, visit catholicnh.org/ccn.
The Diocese of Manchester has launched a new initiative for strengthening and renewing lifelong faith formation, known as “Restore, Renew, Proclaim the Hope that is Christ.” The Secretariat for Catholic Formation has developed five announcements, to be inserted in parish bulletins starting on Catechetical Sunday (September 17), to inform parishioners about the initiative.
Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle B (First Sunday of Advent 2017 to Feast of Christ the King 2018)
Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2017/2018