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Gifts for All Seasons
It's that time of year for buying, wrapping and exchanging gifts. One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the three Magi: “They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Mt 2: 10-11)
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, I’m reminded of the gifts that Catholic Medical Center receives year round from staff and volunteers who, in their love and adoration for God, give freely of their gifts. We are so blessed to have so much love and support. Our volunteers, board members, donors and staff share their time, talent or treasure at CMC every day. Their generous gifts touch the lives of each patient we serve and support through our state-of-the-art technology, clinical education, community programs and charity care.
Catholic Charities join forces to help veterans
Since 2004, Liberty House in Manchester has provided safe, respectful and substance-free transitional housing and a supportive community for homeless and struggling American veterans who are committed to a path of independence and self-sufficiency. In September, a letter of intent was signed that paved the way for Liberty House to become a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire and function in a much larger space where veterans can continue to work together to rebuild confidence, enhance their mental and physical wellness, attain stable employment and lead fulfilling, substance-free lives.
Many people have praised this exciting merger of two complementary missions to better assist a currently under-served population in our state. As usual, there is more to the story, which grew out of a common vision, a providential coincidence, and two men who have committed their lives to supporting those most in need.
Helps St. Joseph Hospital’s Employees and Patients’ Families Remember their Loved Ones
We’ve all had to say goodbye to someone we love, and healing from a heartbreaking loss can be painful. Many people find comfort in embracing their memories by keeping their loved one’s clothing or personal items close.
Mission Craft Ladies
At St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, Pillow Possibilities recently became a reality with the full-fledged support of the hospital’s Mission Craft Ladies. The ladies are a dedicated group of approximately 10 talented volunteer crafters who bring people joy through unique crafts. In fact, they craft all year long. During the holiday season, they crochet Santa Claus hats, scarves and earmuffs. For Valentine’s Day, they make cut-outs. In addition, they sell their beloved creations – all made with love – throughout the year.