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Story Time with Religious Sisters

New this summer, the Cathedral Gift Shop will be hosting Religious Sisters Story Time with storytellers from the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love. Story times are 10:00 a.m. on June 26, July 24 and August 21 at the Cathedral Gift Shop. Please register online at www.stjosephcathedralnh.org/storytime.

Peter's Pence Collection

The Peter's Pence Collection will be taken up in parishes the weekend of June 29-30. The Holy Father’s charitable outreach to victims of war, migrants and refugees, the poor, and those affected by illness and natural disasters is supported by your contributions to the Peter’s Pence Collection. When you participate in the collection, you join Catholics across the globe in supporting the pope’s mission of mercy as well as the Holy See dicasteries that assist his ministry. Learn more about Peter's Pence at www.obolodisanpietro.va/en.html.

New Hampshire Catholic Appeal

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the faithful, the New Hampshire Catholic Appeal has raised more than $2.4 million – more than halfway to our $3.9 million goal. We still need your support and there's still time to donate: www.catholicnh.org/nhca. The NHCA supports the necessary ministries that sustain our Church in New Hampshire including the education of our seminarians, caring for our retired priests, and our nationally recognized magazine, Parable and so much more. Make you gift online today at www.catholicnh.org/nhca-giving.
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Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette

Are you searching for summer programs that will help your children have fun and grow in faith, confidence, and friendship?

For over seventy years, children from all over the country and world have attended Camp Bernadette for girls and Camp Fatima for boys. Bernadette and Fatima are one camp with two locations in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. They are part of the Diocese of Manchester, NH and provide opportunities for children between the ages of six and fifteen years old to develop personally and grow spiritually. Families searching for meaningful summer activities choose Bernadette and Fatima for their traditional summer camp experiences within a Catholic environment. Campers spend two weeks living in cabins while enjoying the lake, competing in sporting events, conquering the ropes courses, and participating in faith formation activities and the sacraments.

Some sessions are already sold out, so register today for 2024 here: https://bfcamp.com/

If you want more information, please contact Andrew Thibault: Andrew@bfcamp.com 603-931-5500 x114.

Camp Bernadette and Camp Fatima are rebuilding their alumni lists. If you were a camper, staff member, or volunteer at either camp, please contact Andrew Thibault andrew@bfcamp.com to update your contact information.

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Quo Vadis Vocation Camp

Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you! High school age young men (ages 14-18) are invited to attend our upcoming Quo Vadis vocation camp Monday, July 29-Friday, August 2 to look at the Lord’s call in your life while having lots of fun.

This is an overnight camp held at St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook and is led by priests and seminarians from the diocese. The camp includes a full schedule of hiking, swimming, canoeing, sports and games, daily Mass and prayer, and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and with each other. The cost is only $50 and financial aid is available. For more information or to register, please visit www.liveinblackandwhite.com or contact Alyse Hlasny at 603-663-0183 or ahlasny@rcbm.org.

NH Monthly Couple Enrichment Circle

The N.H. Enrichment Circle is a monthly gathering of married couples who make time to nurture their relationship. Some of the couples have attended a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience in the past but this is not a requirement and new couples are welcome. Each gathering offers a different topic designed to foster strong, healthy married relationships and communication. Participants have a chance to collectively explore the topic and then, as a couple, share on a related question. Meetings are on the first Saturday of each month from 6:30-8PM at the Immaculate Heart Of Mary parish center in Concord, NH. Participants are asked to bring a snack to share and a writing notebook.  For more information, contact Dave and Karen Demers: (617) 448-0745 or dkd1974@aol.com.

Employment Openings

Assistant Director
Camp Fatima, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking an Assistant Director at Camp Fatima located in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Visit www.catholicnh.org/employment/#asstdir for more information.

Executive Director of Camping Services
Diocese of Manchester, Manchester, NH 

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director of Camping Services for Camp Bernadette and Camp Fatima, Inc. This position will support and ensure that as Roman Catholic camps, Camp Bernadette and Camp Fatima, Inc. will provide campers a safe, faith-filled, and loving environment where all feel welcome regardless of their religious upbringing.

Visit www.catholicnh.org/employment/#camping for more information.

Camps Fatima and Bernadette

Camps Fatima and Bernadette have openings for a Camp Counselor and Camp Nurse. Please visit catholicnh.org/employment/#camps for more information.

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning is just what it sounds like: a 100% natural way for spouses to plan the size of their family. It is an extremely effective method for achieving, or temporarily avoiding, pregnancy, depending on the couple’s situation and intent. To learn more or to find an instructor near you, please visit CatholicNH.org/NFP .

Project Rachel Ministry

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential, non-judgmental help is available from Project Rachel Ministry. Call or email - Phone: 603-663-0192; email: ProjectRachel@rcbm.org - for Project Rachel in New Hampshire. Spanish speakers may visit EsperanzaPosAborto.org.

Alliance to End Human Trafficking

Founded and Supported by US Catholic Sisters

Download Bulletin Blurbs for 2024: Word | PDF

Diocesan Archives Seek Contributions

The Diocesan Archives wants your help! We have thousands of documents and photos pertaining to the history of the Diocese of Manchester - concerning our Bishops, Priests, Parishes, Schools, and people. We have documents going back to the nineteenth century; however, the concern today is that we are not always capturing current information that will be historical data in 10, 20, or 100 years from now.

If your parish, priest, or organization is doing something memorable, please provide the archives with documents or photos of the event. Examples of recent events that have been saved include the installation of new sanctuary furniture at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, as well as the installation of a statue of our Blessed Mother in the Holy Cross Cemetery in memory of members of local Knights of Columbus Councils.

For more information, please contact Dennis Pedley at dpedley@rcbm.org or 663-0190.

Child Safety

Assistance for Victims of Abuse

The Victim Assistance Coordinator provides services and support, promotes healing, and supports the emotional and spiritual well-being of survivors of sexual abuse and misconduct in the Church. The Coordinator also seeks to be a source of comfort and support for anyone who is a survivor of sexual abuse in any walk of life. If you are a victim of abuse or misconduct by someone representing the Catholic Church, we encourage you to contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator at (603) 663-0125. For more resources to assist victims of abuse, visit www.catholicnh.org/healing

Twenty-Four Bulletin Announcements to Promote Child Safety

Use these bulletin announcements throughout the year:

Download: Word | PDF (updated on 3/10/23)

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: 

  1. Local law enforcement and the Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a minor
  2. Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a person who is no longer a minor

Delegate for Ministerial Conduct - 603-669-3100


Clergy Prayer Lists

Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle B (First Sunday of Advent 2023 to Feast of Christ the King 2024) - Word PDF

Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2023/2024 - Word PDF