Restoring Dignity, Health to the Homeless
For those of us who enjoy the warmth of summer and the abundance of sunshine it brings, Dec. 21 is our least favorite day of the year. Dec. 21 is the winter solstice – the longest night of the year and the beginning of winter. Last year, Catholic Medical Center marked this day with a memorial service at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Manchester for those individuals faced with homelessness who died in 2017.
St. Charles School Begins a New Era
Some lights were never meant to go out. Like the ancient incandescent bulb in the hallway outside of the chapel on the top floor of St. Charles School in Rochester, which has been burning steadily since 1913.
To some it is an electrical oddity. To the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love who live there, it is - just as it was for their predecessors for the previous 105 years - a divine affirmation of their vocation and work of taking care of vulnerable children. Today, with a renewed clarity of purpose and a long-awaited licensing from the state of New Hampshire, the sisters’ work, just like the mysterious glowing bulb, continues uninterrupted.
New President of St. Joseph Hospital, John A. Jurczyk, FACHE
Remains Focused on Advancing the Culture and Reach of Hospital's Mission
St. Joseph Hospital has been an integral part of the Nashua community for more than a century. Its new president, John A. Jurczyk, FACHE, who joined the hospital in August, is acutely aware of the hospital’s long-standing reputation for providing high-quality care to patients with diverse needs. In his first few months, he has been focused on supporting its providers and offering them the opportunity to flourish as part of a mission-driven organization. He is also intent on nurturing a compassionate culture for patients and staff.
Manchester Diocese Underwent Grand Jury Scrutiny in 2002
Still reeling from the release of Pennsylvania’s grand jury report of clergy sexual abuse of children and alleged cover up of these crimes by some Church leaders, many New Hampshire faithful ask if safeguards are in place here.
As public officials, and even Catholic laity, press their state attorneys general to use subpoena power to force dioceses to turn over personnel records on clerics alleged to have abused minors, some Catholics want to know if the Diocese of Manchester ever was investigated.
Have You Ever Thought of Being a Priest?
Meet Father Alan Tremblay
Growing up, Father Alan C. Tremblay, 41, spent much time running freely through the woods around Biddeford, Maine. To this day, he still loves all things outdoors, including kayaking and fly-fishing, and true to his Maine roots, his favorite meals are lobster or lamb.