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top DeaconOrdination2017Permanent Deacon Ordination

The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci ordained ten men to the Permanent Diaconate on Saturday, September 9, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. He said later, “The entire Church is called by Christ to serve others, but these men, by virtue of their sacramental ordination and through their various ministries, are special witnesses to the service of God’s people. I am profoundly grateful to them and to their wives and families for their commitment to our Church and to our world in imitation of Christ, who came ‘to serve and not to be served.’”

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Share the Journey

A global campaign in support of migrants and refugees will be launched on September 27, 2017 by Pope Francis. The Share the Journey campaign aims to engage the Church and others who care about migrants and refugees, around the world and in the United States. Through education and advocacy, the campaign seeks to affect both personal feelings and opinions as well as public policy. It is a call to prayer, to reflection and to action.
The campaign asks our brothers and sisters throughout the U.S. to show their compassion and to Share the Journey with the millions of people across the globe who are fleeing poverty, oppression, war and disaster.

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Because They Served.: Annual Collection for Retired Priests

On the weekend of September 23-24, the Diocese of Manchester takes up its annual collection in support of the Priests Retirement Trust Fund. When you contribute to the Fund, your gift goes toward helping currently-retired priests as well as to make sure we can provide for those priests who will be retiring in the years to come. Please give as generously as you can, and thank you for your support.

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Voluntary Special Collection: Hurricane Irma

The USCCB has asked dioceses across the country to take up an emergency collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Irma. Bishop Libasci invites all parishes in the diocese to take up a voluntary special relief collection during the weekend of September 30-October 1. Funds raised by the collection will provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Irma and to help rebuild damaged or destroyed churches in affected dioceses, especially the Diocese of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Please also keep the victims of the storm in your prayers.


Attention: Bulletin Editors

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.

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top SuicideAwarenessTeen Suicide Awareness Program

Is your teenager struggling with suicidal thoughts?
Do you know the signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior?
How do you talk to a teenager or young adult about suicide?
When should you get expert help?

Parents and all who work with teens and young adults are welcome.

Program offered at two locations.
September 25 in Manchester
October 26 in Meredith

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NHDCCW Fall Assembly: Wise and Holy Women

Join artist and author Bro. Mickey as he shares images and stories from his award-winning books. You will laugh, cry and get reacquainted with great women from across the ages in Church history. Hosted by the NH Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Get the early bird discount.

Register by September 13th.

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Events & Announcements

Restore - Renew - Proclaim: Lifelong Faith Formation Events - Various dates and locations
Called to Discipleship - Next Session Starts October 14
Quo Vadis Vocation Camp - October 28
March for Life Group Leader Orientation - September 28, 2017
Parish Ministers Day with Bishop - October 19, 2017
Wise & Holy Women with Bro. Mickey McGrath - October 21, 2017
World Youth Day NH - October 22, 2017
Red Mass - October 26, 2017

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Engaged Couple Seminars - Various dates and locations
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