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New Hampshire Catholic Appeal Update from the Development Office
For Parishes in the 2022 New Hampshire Catholic Appeal
We are pleased to share that the New Hampshire Catholic Appeal, Future of our Faith II, has been successful thanks to your generosity! As a reminder, the following 2nd collections normally held in September will no longer take place, since they are supported through the New Hampshire Catholic Appeal: Catholic University of America/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (9/4) and the Retired Priests Fund (9/25). Some envelope companies incorrectly printed 2nd collection envelopes for these two discontinued collections. Please do not use these envelopes for these two discontinued collections. Also, the Diocese of Manchester will distribute a report in early 2023 showing the earnings and charitable uses of funds for the NHCA. If you have not already and would like to donate to the NHCA, please do so at www.catholicnh.org/nhca. Thank you again for your support of the NHCA!
Come Join Us to Celebrate Jesus’ True Presence in the Blessed Sacrament
Date: September 24th, 2022
Location: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.EucharisticRevivalNH.org
8:00 Gates open
9:00 Eucharistic Preacher
10:30 Holy Mass with 200 Person Choir
1:00 Eucharistic Procession with Holy Hour
2:30 Event ends
Children’s activities for parents and children
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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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Director of Information Technology
Diocese of Manchester, Manchester, NH
The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a full-time Director of Information Technology for our Diocesan Administration Building. This position is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all Information Technology (“IT”) functions for the Bishop of Manchester and the diocesan administration in all locations. This includes directing all IT operations to meet the needs of the Bishop and the diocesan administration as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions.
Visit catholicnh.org/employment/#it for more information.
The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a full-time Assistant Controller for our Finance Office. This position works closely with our Controller on financial, banking, trusts, investments, and the oversight of finance office functions. The Assistant Controller performs a variety of accounting tasks including, but not limited to preparing journal entries and month-end adjustments; account reconciliations and preparing schedules and reports as needed; Supervises the finance office staff including A/P, A/R and Special Projects personal. Additional responsibilities can be found in the full job description. The qualified candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or have equivalent work experience. Ideally the candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience in Fund Accounting and Finance Management.
Visit catholicnh.org/employment/#asstcontroller for more information.
Maintenance Technician - Diocese of Manchester - Administration
The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician for the Administration Building. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the general maintenance and cleaning at the Administration building as well as other locations. For more information and a complete Job Description, visit our website at catholicnh.org/employment/#maintenance.
Interested and qualified candidates should send resume to Giselle North at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Parish and School Bookkeeping Positions
The Diocese of Manchester is currently seeking to fill 2 bookkeeping positions, 1 full time position and 1 part time position. The part time position will be 25 hours per week. These positions will work to provide bookkeeping services to parishes and schools throughout the Diocese of Manchester. Some in state travel is required. A Bachelor’s degree in finance is desired. This position requires 2-5 years of proven and recent experience. Please see full job descriptions for more information. Resumes may be forwarded to Giselle North at email@example.com. Visit catholicnh.org/employment/#bookkeepers 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.
Communications Director - Diocese of Manchester
The Diocese of Manchester seeks a results-oriented and strategic Communications Director. The goal of this position is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to all in New Hampshire. Position is responsible for the development and implementation of a communications strategy to support the Bishop’s vision, the Diocesan mission, and strategic plan. This position is responsible for creating and managing communications strategies, tactics, and tracking results to increase stakeholder engagement while working across multiple traditional and digital communications vehicles and platforms. Position works under the direction of the Cabinet Secretary for Development and Communications, in close collaboration with senior staff, cabinet secretaries, and the Bishop of Manchester. Must have leadership experience, 7+ years of similar work experience and comparable education. Interested and qualified candidates should send resume to Giselle North at Gnorth@rcbm.org.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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:
Note to Bulletin Editors: Please include the following bulletin blurbs in your parish bulletins at least twice a year.
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:
- Local law enforcement and the Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a minor
- Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a person who is no longer a minor
Delegate for Ministerial Conduct - 603-669-3100
Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle C (First Sunday of Advent 2021 to Feast of Christ the King 2022)
Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2021/2022