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Diocese to Celebrate Multicultural Mass

November 17, 2021

Diocese of Manchester to Celebrate
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

With Multicultural Communities to Give Thanks to God

(MANCHESTER, NH) – Bishop Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, announced today plans to celebrate Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, with multicultural communities of the Diocese to thank God that despite the pandemic, we have much to be thankful for. Communities to gather for the Mass are African (South Sudanese, Congolese, Rwandan, Burundi), Vietnamese, Latino (Mexican, Salvadoran, Colombian, Honduran, Caribbean, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, and more of Central and South American cultures) and American-English speakers.

The prelude to the Mass will feature music from each of the various cultures. The Mass will also contain the languages of all and will include Latin as the international language of the Universal Church. As Manchester is designated a refugee city with a rich heritage of immigrant support, this Mass will mark a milestone in the Diocese in the unification of some of the different countries that make up the Catholic faith and to express gratitude for our diverse multiculturalism. It is appropriate, significant, and intentional that this Mass of thanksgiving is being celebrated on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. This Diocesan celebration of multiculturalism is connected directly to the scripture readings of the day where we are reminded that "all peoples, nations and languages serve the LORD." (Daniel 7:13-14).

The Multicultural Mass of Thanksgiving will be held Sunday, November 21st at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. It will also be livestreamed at www.stjosephcathedralnh.org.

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The Diocese of Manchester is the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire, serving the needs of nearly 235,000 Catholics. For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org.