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2023 NH Catholic Directory

The 2023 edition of the NH Catholic Directory is available to order for $20 for an expected mid-March delivery. The new edition contains up-to-date parish information, priest assignments, and other useful data. Orders can be placed at: www.catholicnh.org/parishes/directory.

National Marriage Week

The observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 12) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family.  For resources, visit catholicnh.org/national-marriage-week.

Feast of St. Joseph

Bishop Libasci is inviting men of the Diocese of Manchester to Holy Mass and breakfast at Saint Joseph Cathedral to celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph, patron of our diocese, on March 18th. Register for the breakfast at: mensbreakfast2023.eventbrite.com.

17th Annual Catholic Charities NH Mardi Gras Set for February 11

The 17th Annual Mardi Gras Gala, to benefit Catholic Charities NH, will take place on Saturday, February 11, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, with a festive evening of entertainment, cocktails, authentic Cajun cuisine, dancing and more fun for all. This is the first time in three years the event is in person! Proceeds go towards building on Catholic Charities NH’s mission of providing healing, comfort and empowerment to NH individuals and families in need. Visit www.cc-nh.org/mardigras or call Laura at 603-663-0249 to register, or for more information.

Camps Bernadette & Fatima Are Hiring

Please post these employment ads for Camps Bernadette and Fatima.

Flyer (pdf) | Ad (png)

Fire of God Prayer Group

Join the new Regional Fire of God Prayer Group at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Concord on January 14, 2023.

Charismatic Prayer Meeting 10:00 - noon, Holy Mass at 10 am. Presented by Charismatic Renewal of NH.

For information call Jackie Morganti at (603) 332-3576. All are welcome!

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Volunteer Driver

St. Joseph Residence in Manchester is seeking a volunteer driver for their 10 passenger bus to take the sisters to their appointments. A CDL license is not required to drive this bus.

Anyone interested would have to be fully vaccinated. A criminal background check, a drug test, as well as a DMV check for their driving record is also required.

If interested, please contact Marlene Makowski, St Joseph Residence Administrator at 603-668-6011.

Volunteers Needed for St. Gianna’s Place 

St. Gianna’s Place is in need of Catholic women to help us at our home for women in unexpected pregnancies, located in southern NH.  We have many opportunities to serve our residents.  Some of these are: teaching weekly classes, cleaning, babysitting, transportation, substitute staff, office help, providing dinner and more. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.StGiannasPlace.org. Individuals with questions or looking to get involved please send a note of interest to Admin@StGiannasPlace.org.

Help Your Marriage

Stress in Your Marriage? – Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This program has helped 1000’s of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about or to register for the upcoming New England program beginning with a weekend on August 12-14, 2022 visit the website at www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 800-470-2230 or email us at 3023r@helpourmarriage.org.

The Diocese of Manchester is currently seeking nominations for the Vita et Caritas Award (For Life and Love Award), given to a NH volunteer of a non-profit organization who makes significant contributions that help transform the lives of women, children and families. The non-profit organization will also receive a $2,500 grant from the Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund. An application form and information is available on the Diocesan website at www.catholicnh.org/vca. Nominations may be submitted electronically and are due by June 3, 2022.

Employment Openings

The Diocese of Manchester is currently hiring for the following positions to assist the Bishop of Manchester in serving the parishes, schools and institutions of the Catholic Church in New Hampshire.

Executive Assistant to the Judicial Vicar
Diocese of Manchester, Manchester, NH

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a part-time executive assistant to the Judicial Vicar. This position will support the Judicial Vicar three days per week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-4:30. The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in paralegal or business and have a minimum of 5 years of experience. Visit catholicnh.org/employment/#jv for more information.

Executive Assistant – Bishop's Office
Diocese of Manchester, Manchester, NH

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant for the Office of the Bishop. This confidential position supports the operations of the Bishop’s office though a variety of duties by assisting the Bishop’s executive secretary and other administrative support staff of the Bishop’s office. Key duties will be to document current policies, procedures, and protocols, and assist with areas such as the Bishop’s calendar, correspondence, scheduling, filing, and other duties as required. Visit catholicnh.org/employment/#bishop for more information.

Executive Assistant to the Finance Officer and Secretary for Temporalities
Diocese of Manchester - Secretary for Temporalities, Manchester, NH

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant for the Finance Officer and the Secretary for Temporalities. This position provides support to the offices within the Secretariat, as directed by the Finance Officer & Secretary for Temporalities. The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines, verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and ability to multitask. Visit catholicnh.org/employment/#finance 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 .

2022 NH Catholic Directory

The 2022 edition of the NH Catholic Directory is available to order for $20. The new edition contains up-to-date parish information, priest assignments, and other useful data. Place your order at: www.catholicnh.org/parishes/directory.

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.

US Sisters Against Human Trafficking

Download Bulletin Blurbs for 2022: Word | PDF

Download Bulletin Blurbs for 2023: Word | PDF

Engaged Couples Courses

The Diocese of Manchester supports parish efforts to form engaged couples for marriage by providing regular Engaged Couple Courses, in-person and online. These courses are led by experienced, faith-filled Catholic couples and based on Ascension Press’ successful Joy-Filled Marriage program. Online courses consist of five weeknight sessions, from 7 to 8:30 PM. In-person courses run from 6-9pm, Friday, and resume at 8am on Saturday, continuing through 5:30pm. Course registration includes a save-worthy marriage formation box (think, subscription box for your relationship!) containing a number of helpful and enriching resources. To view current course offerings, please visit: https://bit.ly/3xVSU3M . All interested couples should speak to their pastor or parish marriage formation coordinator to register. Other questions may be direct to Derek McDonald, diocesan Director of Family & Respect Life Ministries.

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.

Register to Receive Catholic Citizenship News

Are you looking for an easy way to stay informed about public issues in New Hampshire? The Diocese of Manchester offers an e-mail newsletter with updates on important public policy matters facing our elected officials. Register at catholicnh.org/ccn

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 3/8/21)

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

Vocations

Clergy Prayer Lists

Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle A (First Sunday of Advent 2022 to Feast of Christ the King 2023) - Word | PDF

Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2022/2023 - Word | PDF