Announcements from Diocese

December 1, 2016

Dear Families:

For the first time in the history of Catholic schools in New Hampshire we are gathering as one Catholic school community on May 16, 2017 at the Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH. Over 6,000 Kindergarten through 12 th grade students, faculty, and staff from 27 Catholic schools will gather together with Bishop Peter Libasci to celebrate Catholic education and to consecrate our entire system of Catholic schools to the Blessed Mother. This is an exciting opportunity for all of our students to be united in prayer for the future of all their Catholic schools.

We are about to embark on a strategic action plan to grow Catholic education in New Hampshire and a consecration to Mary is the best way to start moving forward. What is a consecration? Initially, this idea may seem strange to some. What does that even mean? “We consecrate ourselves in order to be more devoted to the Lord and His Blessed Mother. It helps us grow in holiness and increase our faith, hope, and love. It is a prayerful and focused method of drawing closer to Jesus than ever before.”

Consecration Explained

As we renew our commitment to provide Catholic education to more and more students in New Hampshire, consecrating ourselves to Mary will draw us closer to Jesus. We will place all our hard work to build a bigger and brighter future for our Catholic schools into the hands of Our Lady, who in turn will take it to her son, Jesus.

We are fortunate to have this event at Delta Dental Stadium at no cost, provided each school sells some tickets to a game on June 24 th . Ticket sales will also provide some money to alleviate the cost of the buses to the event. Although ticket sales will continue after Christmas some schools have requested the information now in case families wanted to sell tickets as possible Christmas gifts.

Please feel free to contact my office with any questions you may have regarding our Catholic Schools Consecration event.

I want thank you for choosing Catholic education for your children and wish you and your families a Blessed Advent Season, a Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

David Thibault