New England Pro-Life Standout for Dobbs v. Jackson
In this crucial time for the pro-life movement, we as a community are
proud to be supporting the first-ever joint New England pro-life standout! This standout is comprised of two events. The first is a two-day vigil outside Planned Parenthood in Boston from 7am-7pm on Tuesday, November 30th, and Wednesday, December 1st. We'll be doing sidewalk counseling, resource
outreach, sidewalk chalking, prayers, and hosting speakers. The second is a rally in
front of the Massachusetts State House from 12-1pm on December 1st.
The pro-life movement is here, alive, and ready to support life-affirming options for individuals and families. Let's join others from across our region to represent!
Please call Sonja Morin at 508-974-3794 for further information.
2022 Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette Scholarships
We are pleased to announce Bishop Libasci is making scholarships available to youth aged 6 to 15 to attend Camps Fatima and Bernadette in 2022! This is possible in accordance with the terms of a bequest received by the diocese. The youth must be Catholic and residing in New Hampshire. Please note that due to increased camping costs, the number of scholarships awarded this year will be limited to twenty-one (21).
The two-week periods available in 2022 are as follows:
Starter Week – June 26 – July 2 (Sunday – Saturday) ages 5-10 only
1st Session – June 26 – July 9
2nd Session – July 10 – July 23
3rd Session – July 24 – August 6
4th Session (Camp Bernadette) – August 7 – August 20
4th Session (Camp Fatima) – August 7 – August 13 (Sunday – Saturday)
The full scholarships granted to those in financial need are based on the recommendation of the pastor of their parish. Therefore, Bishop Libasci asks that each pastor recommend youth from his parish to attend one of the two-week sessions. The deadline for submission of recommendations is March 11, 2022.
Attached is the 2022 Camp Application form that should be filled out by each child’s parent or guardian and returned to your pastor or his delegate. The parent/guardian should know that the application and scholarships, once received and approved, are based upon availability of spaces and level of need. Pastors will be notified in March of youth in their parish who have been awarded a camp scholarship and the youth will also receive a letter. Once notified they have received the scholarship, recipients will be asked to choose any available session and complete an online registration form.
Diocese of Manchester
Coming to a project near you!
Need a hand? WorkcampNE is a non-profit organization that has been repairing homes in the Northeast for over 30 years. They organize groups of students to perform home repairs at no cost to the homeowner. Over 800 families have had their homes changed and lives touched by the amazing youth who take the time to serve others. The Diocese of Manchester is proud to partner with WorkcampNE to bring service opportunities to the state for youth and young adults. For further information click here.
Word on Fire Releashes New Video Series:
Catholicism 101 is a fresh and energetic new program that presents the basic truths of the Catholic faith over the course of 20 short, digestible, and interesting videos.
Sister Doreen Glynn, CSJ speaks about her missionary work in Peru
Sister spoke to the parishioners at Sunday Mass (Sunday, the 29th of August, 2021). You will find the complete text here. What follows is a selection from that text. "Together may we all grow in
that missionary spirit of living in solidarity with people who are poor and who know what
the Cross is in their lives. At our baptism we were signed with the Cross and chosen to
bring hope and healing to the world. What a privilege is ours! The Gospels tell us that
when Jesus saw a vast crowd his heart was moved with pity for them for, they were like
sheep without a shepherd. We cannot claim to be followers of Jesus, the Good
Shepherd, unless we continue his work of tending the hurting flocks with our
Covid-19 Regulations for Attending Mass Update 6/13/2021
Bishop Libasci has now lifted the restrictions imposed due to the virus. However, we are not allowed to bring up the gifts, or share the Precious Blood. Wearing masks and keeping a distance are now optional. We are welcome to have altar servers once again.
June 8, 2021 Bishop Libasci announces:
"Joining today with my brother bishops of the Boston Province in announcing that the
dispensation has run its course, we embrace again what we call the first of the six “Precepts of
the Church”, namely: “You shall attend Mass on Sundays and Holy days of Obligation.” For Bishop Libasci's letter about this change click here.
Covid-19 Regulations for Attending Mass Update 5/23/2021
Bishop Libasci has announced new guidelines for our public Masses: We may now use holy water at Mass, we may accommodate more people in church, but social distancing is still required. We may have ushers and collections at Mass. Holy Communion will be distributed at the normal time of the Mass. We must still wear masks in church and keep a six foot distance between us. Our churches must be thoroughly cleansed after each Mass, and we may bring Holy Communion to the sick and to people at home with precautions.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2021
St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH is a college prep School of Excellence; we are happy to offer campus visits and tours throughout the spring and summer months, and we are still accepting applications for Fall 2021. For more information about the admission process or to schedule a visit, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Saints!
Thank you very much!
Daniel M. Richer, Ed.D.
Dean of Admission and Advancement
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL
Third Order of St Francis at All Saints Parish?
From Father John: Dear Friends, would you like to learn more about the secular Third Order of St Francis?
We would like to begin a Third Order in our parish. Please email (In the 'subject' of the email please type in: Third Order) Father John for more information, and to sign up.
Without withdrawing from the world the Third Order carries out the principles of Franciscan life. We perform works of teaching, charity, and social service.
We will give you more information, and plan our first meeting in the near future.
May the Lord bless you always.
Father John Loughnane
Covid-19 Regulations for Attending Mass
Please be sure to wear a mask, and practice
social distancing, and avoid the sign of peace.
If you choose to receive Holy Communion on the
tongue, Father would appreciate it if you would
come up to Communion at the end of the line.
May the Lord heal all who are suffering from this
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