The Rehearsal for Confirmation: April 1, Friday, 6:30PM, St. Peter Church
The Sacrament of Confirmation: April 2, Saturday, 10AM, St. Peter Church
The Rehearsal for First Holy Communion: May 6, Friday, 6:30PM, St. Peter Church
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion: May 7, Saturday, 10AM, St. Peter Church
During this special Jubilee year of Mercy; the invitation of a Holy Year, we are offered the option of 'mini pilgrimages' to certain places of special grace. Click below to see where in NH these Holy Doors are located. Don't close your hearts to the mercy God is willing to give.
How are we celebrating the Year of Mercy? CLICK HERE
Born in the Darfur region of southern Sudan, St. Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped, branded, and sold into slavery at the age of seven. She was re-sold several times, finally to the Italian consul in Khartoum, Sudan. The consul took her to Italy in 1885 and gave her to a friend. St. Josephine took care of the family’s daughter while the girl was instructed by the Canossian Sisters in Venice. While there, St. Josephine felt drawn to the Catholic Church and was baptized and confirmed. When the time came to return to Africa, St. Josephine refused. The judge ruled that since slavery was illegal in Italy, in reality St. Josephine had been free since she had first arrived in Italy in 1885. Free to remain in Italy, St. Josephine entered the Institute of St. Magdalene of Canossa and made her profession in 1896. She assisted the community through cooking, sewing and greeting visitors. She died in 1947 and was canonized in 2000, the first saint from the Sudan.