Posted: 11/19/2021 12:50:21 PM
Bishop Peter A. Libasci announced his intention to celebrate the Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, with the multicultural communities of the diocese to thank God that despite the pandemic, we have much reason to be grateful. The communities to come together for Mass are African (South Sudanese, Congolese, Rwandan, Burundian), Vietnamese, Latin (Mexican, Salvadoran, Colombian, Honduran, Caribbean, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Guatemalan and more Central American cultures and South) and American-English speakers. The prelude to the mass will feature music from each of the different cultures. The Mass will also contain the languages of all and will include Latin as the international language of the universal Church. As Manchester is designated a city of refugees with a rich heritage of supporting immigrants, this Mass will mark an important milestone in the diocese in unifying some of the different countries that make up the Catholic faith and in expressing gratitude for our diverse multiculturalism. The Multicultural Thanksgiving Mass will be held on November 21 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 145 Lowell Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. It will also be broadcast live on stjosephcathedralnh.org.
In Edward Tulane’s journey, his heart is broken and he feels like he will never be whole again. When unexpected loss or trauma occurs in individuals and communities, it sometimes feels like we can never heal and get back on our feet. How to find the resilience to hope and love again? After 18 months of pandemic containment, how does a community begin to come together again? Join the New Hampshire Theater Project on December 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a community discussion on these issues. Our guest speakers will be Courtney Perkins and Angel Simone. Courtney became the new CEO of the Prescott Park Arts Festival just before the start of COVID-19. She had to rebuild the organization’s bond with the community of Portsmouth while facing pandemic restrictions and huge financial losses. Angel Simone is a life coach, pastor and trainer who has worked extensively with victims of human trafficking, helping them rebuild their lives after deep traumatic experiences. Community Connectors events are free, but registration is required. NHTP’s COVID-19 policies require all participants to wear masks and show proof of vaccination. For more information and to register, visit the NHTP website at .nhtheatreproject / onstagenow. The Community Connector program was created in 2019 to encourage community dialogue around issues and themes explored in NHTP’s MainStage productions. Edward Tulane’s miraculous journey runs from November 19 to December 5, with performances at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. For tickets and more information, visit nhtheatreproject.org/onstagenow.