St Joseph's Church

Lincoln, New Hampshire

Mass Intentions for the Week

Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter
Saturday, April 6 4:30 PM    Eduard Hunsdorfer
By:  Pat and Christine Walsh and Family
                                                                    
Forty-fifh Sunday After Pentecost
The Second Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 7 Sunday of Divine Mercy

7:30 AM The People of the Parish
10:00 AM  Marianne Loranger          
By:  Margaret and Doug Sweeney

Wednesday, April 10 8:00 AM Michael and Karolina Wolowski (Living)
By:  Their parents, Jan and Gracie Wolowski

Thursday, April 11 8:00 AM Msgr. Daniel Lamothe
By:  Diocesan Statute

Friday, April 12 8:00 AM Harold and Theresa Bertelli
By:  Dorothy and James Bertelli

Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter
Saturday, April 13 4:30 PM  Herta Sutton
By:  Ted Sutton

Forty-sixth Sunday After Pentecost
The Third Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 14
7:30 AM Huguette Dumont
By:   Marc Dumont
10:00 AM The People of the Parish                     

Safe Environment

Diocese of Manchester
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:

· 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
Parish Safe Environment Coordinator: Paula King – peking@together.n

Bishop Libasci Letter

LIST OF CLERGY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR

On April 10, 2024, the Diocese of Manchester added three priests to its list of clergy accused of  sexual abuse of a minor as part of its continuing effort and commitment to protecting children  and young people. The information, assignment histories, and additional resources are available  at catholicnh.org/restoringtrust.

Reverend George Desjardins has been listed on the Restoring Trust website under the category  “Cases Concluded” for a report of abuse that took place more than forty years ago that was  received recently. Fr. Desjardins is alive and has been retired since 2002. He is prohibited from  ministry.

Reverend Matthew Schultz has been listed on the Restoring Trust website under the category  “Cases in Process,” which are cases involving living Diocesan priests, but where the canonical  proceedings are not yet complete. Fr. Schultz is prohibited from ministry. Out of respect for those  involved and because the case is still in process, no further information will be disclosed at this  time.

Reverend André Thibodeau has been listed on the Restoring Trust website of the Diocese of  Manchester as a Deceased Priest accused of sexual abuse of a minor for a report received after  his death. Fr. Thibodeau died in 2015. 

Law enforcement has been notified of the reports concerning all three priests. Whenever it  becomes aware of a report of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest, deacon, diocesan employee, or  volunteer, the Diocese ensures that the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office is notified,  even if the misconduct took place many years ago.

Anyone with information pertaining to sexual abuse in the Church is encouraged to make a  report to law enforcement. For information on how to report abuse, to request counseling or  other services, or to learn more about how the Diocese of Manchester works to create a safe  environment in all our ministries, visit catholicnh.org/safety.

2024 Cornerstone  Women’s Retreat

Presented by Holy Trinity Parish Plymouth NH

This year’s theme is: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS,  GOD, SELF AND OTHERS.
Please come and join us for a weekend of sharing   stories, activities, and laugher as we walk as Catholic women drawing closer to God through our love for Jesus.   We come together from Friday evening, April 26th through Sunday morning, April 28th, 2024 at The   Valley Inn, Waterville Valley. For more information, please contact Eleanor Morrison at (603) 520-3746 or email her at emorrison255@gmail.com.  Registration deadline is April19th.

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