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WELCOME TO

 

BEING GOOD STEWARDS.  GROWING GOD'S GIFTS​.

SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER

We strive to be a parish of Good Stewards, praising and thanking God for His gifts of life, faith, family and friends and our parish and civic communities. We ask for His grace to grow and develop these gifts abundantly for the sake of His kingdom among us.

 
MASS SCHEDULE

Public Weekend Mass: 
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday:  8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

Public Daily Mass: 
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m

 

Effective immediately, Covid Mass restrictions have been lifted.  Find more information here.  

LIVE MASS STREAMING 

Please note: We are temporarily only livestreaming the Saturday 4pm Mass. The recording of this Mass will continue to be available here and on our YouTube channel. We will resume livestreaming the Sunday 10am Mass sometime this fall (most probably in October) after we install a new livestream system. More details about this new system will be announced in the near future. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition!

Saturday, 4:00 p.m.

CONFESSION

Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. 

CHURCH OPEN FOR PERSONAL PRAYER

In addition to Masses, the church will also be open during the following hours for private prayer:

Monday - Thursday:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday:  8 a.m. to 12 noon
Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

 
SUNDAY GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

Mark 10:35-45

Christ is our forerunner, he leads us on safe passage to heaven and obtains mercy for us from the Father.

Click the link below to view an archive of  Bishop Christian's homilies.

WEEKLY
BULLETIN

Click the link below to view our  bulletin archive.

WEEKLY REFLECTION

by: Bishop Christian

 

PARISH NEWS

Welcome!  Here you will find the latest information on our Parish and Diocesan-wide activities.  You can also visit our Parish Calendar for additional activities.  

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The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

October ~ Evangelization: Missionary Disciples


We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.

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In Memoriam

Let us pray for all those who died

recently. May our compassionate

and loving God welcome

Yvette & Emile Marquis

into His Kingdom and bring

comfort to us who mourn.

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Baptism

Lincoln Chandler d’Auteuil

son of Adam & Molly (McGuire) d’Auteuil

&

Jacob Arthur Silveira

son of Christopher & Julie (Rousselle) Silveira

were recently baptized.


We prayerfully welcome them into our Catholic faith.

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KNIGHTS NEWS

Knights of Columbus

Council 12311

St. Joseph the Worker Parish


Blood Drive

Friday, October 22nd, 1-6 pm


St. Joseph the Worker Parish Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit: redcrossblood.org and enter: JOSEPHTHEWORKER to schedule an appointment.


Join us in answering the call to help others give blood!


Ham & Bean Supper

Saturday, October 30th at 5:30pm

(After the 4pm Mass)

To support the Scholarship Fund, parish & council!


Ham & Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls & Butter, Coffee/Tea/Soda & Assorted Desserts $10 per person ~ A 50/50 raffle will also be held! Tickets will be available to purchase after weekend Masses or by contacting Brian Jackson at: bjacksonump@aol.com.

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World Mission Sunday 2nd Collection Next Weekend: 10/23-10/24

Next weekend we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities.


Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and be generous in next week’s collection for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith.

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Halloween Trunk or Treat!

Saturday, October 23rd, 5:30-6:30 pm

At: St. Joseph the Worker Parish

Sponsored by: the Family Ministry Committee


Trunks needed!!!


Decorate your trunk and have fun passing out candy! Wear your costume and join us for Trick or Treating and games! Contact Erika at erika.vacher@gmail.com to reserve a parking spot!

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Brown Bag Weekend

On October 23rd-24th we will be holding our annual Brown Bag Weekend to help Corpus Christi Food Pantry with their Thanksgiving requests. There will be brown bags available in the Narthex for you to take and fill. We ask that you return your donations by the weekend of October 30th-31st. Our van will be parked at the main entrance of the church for your convenience.


Bless you for your support!

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The Men of St. Joseph Meetings are back!!

Please join us for Faith Formation, Fellowship and Food


Saturday, November 13th @ 7:15 – 9:00 am  and

Saturday, December 11th @ 7:15 – 9:00 am In the Church Hall


The Men of St. Joseph is an association of Christian men across the United States, united under the Catholic Church, who meet on a regular basis to learn and pray together and encourage each other to be the spiritual leaders of their families. We know it is a struggle to balance being a husband, father, worker, coach, friend and spiritual leader. The Men of St. Joseph understand that with each other’s support and shared accountability, it becomes a little easier. Most importantly we know that if we surrender our day to day problems to God, we will be better husbands, fathers and friends. Through Christ, we will become the best version of ourselves.


We welcome all men to join us on this journey.


Sign-up tables will be present at all Masses the weeks of October 30/31 and November 6/7, or register on our website, or email Doug Hoffer at daahoff@mac.com.

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Advent Resources

The Faith Formation Committee will once again be providing an opportunity for people to order resources for the upcoming Advent Season. There will be a display of Advent prayer books for adults and children. There will also be Advent Wreaths and candles available to order. The display will be in the parish hall on the weekends of October 30th-31st and November 6th-7th after all the Masses.

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NEW: Day of Spiritual Enrichment

Fr. Bill Sheehan OMI, an experienced spiritual teacher and retreat master, will be returning to offer a Day of Spiritual Enrichment on Saturday, October 30th, 9am-3pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Rd., Concord. Donation: $10. Attend in person or livestream at: www.facebook.com/ihmnh.


Theme: "The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought . . ." (Romans 8:26)


Click here for flyer with details.


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NEW: Magdalen College Open House

Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts located in Warner, NH will hold an Open House on October 30th and 31st for high school students and their parents. A Newman Guide college, Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts calls her students to a transformative liberal education of the whole person.  You will have the opportunities to observe class seminars, a faculty panel with Q&A, and a Career Pathways/alumni panel discussion, as well as campus tours and several other fun activities!


Please join us by registering at:  magdalen.edu/welcome-weekend-2021.


If you have any questions, please contact Marci Houle at 603-456-4113.

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Parish Book Club

Our next book club meeting will be held in the Founders Room on October 25th. We will be discussing: In God’s Holy Light: Wisdom from the Desert Monastics by Joan Chittister. We will begin at 6:30 for snacks and socializing, with our book discussion starting at 7pm. Please join us! We’d love to have you!


Upcoming Meeting Dates and Books:


Monday, December 6th - When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson

Monday, January 24th - Finding God's Will for You by St. Francis de Sales


Please note: If you plan on attending any of the above meetings, please email Peggy Sacco at: mesacco6693@aol.com so that we can contact you in the event of a meeting rescheduling. Thank you!

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Keep Kids Safe Abuse Awareness Training

Did you know? The Diocese of Manchester requires all those who work with children and youth in our parishes, schools, and camps to complete “safe environment” training. This training teaches adults to recognize and report suspected abuse and boundary violations. Training is offered free of charge to all NH Catholic adults and is available online at: https://manchester.cmgconnect.org. For more info about child safety, visit: www.catholicnh.org/safety.

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Updated: 2021 Holiday Fair Theme Basket Ideas

We are very excited about this year’s holiday fair scheduled for Saturday, November 20th! Once again this week, we’re sharing some additional theme basket suggestions with you. We hope that many of you are thinking about working with family, friends or neighbors to put together your usual creative and beautiful baskets!


Here are a few adult basket ideas...


A Spot Of Tea 

Reading is Fun

 Italian Night

Bake Someone Happy

An American In Paris

Chocolate Lovers

Time For Wine And Snacks

Family Game Night

New England Sports

Coffee Please

 School Time 

Movie Night

Christmas Cheer 

Let’s Fiesta 

Spa Retreat


We can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!  If you have any questions, please contact Helen Dumont, Fair Coordinator, at: 603-883-0757, ext. 3.

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Respect Life Month

Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month. As Catholics, we are

called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on

the dignity of every human life. Visit:   https://www.catholicnh.org/assets/Documents/Family-Youth/Family/Flyer-RespectLifeMonth2021.pdf for simple steps to help you celebrate Respect Life Month.

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All Souls’ Day Mass

On Tuesday, November 2nd we will be celebrating ALL SOULS’ DAY at 7:00 pm to remember our family members who have left us to go home to God last year and this year. We have the names of those who had a funeral Mass here at St. Joseph. If you have lost a family member during the past two years and their funeral was held elsewhere and you would like them to be remembered at this Mass, please notify Kim in the parish office by Monday, October 25th. You may call or email the office or put a note in the collection basket. Address it to Kim and give your name, address and the name of your loved one. You’ll receive an invitation reminding you of the date and time of the Mass.

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Christ Our Bread A Charismatic Retreat Day Saturday, October 23, 2021

All are welcome to our second in a series of Charismatic Retreats focused on Christ at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Rochester, NH on Saturday, October 23rd from 9 am-noon for Christ Our Bread - Recapturing Eucharistic Mystery. Our main speaker will be Fr. Paul Gousse with additional witness speakers sharing their personal experiences of the Holy Eucharist. Uplifting contemporary music will

be provided by Frank Howard and Lazarus Ministry of Praise and light breakfast finger foods will be available. At the end of the event, there will be individual prayer team ministry. 


The event is free and open to all. Donations accepted.  Pre-registration is not necessary but helpful in planning. For those who are interested there will be an 8:00 am Mass. For more information, call Jackie Morganti at 603-332-3576.

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Trinity High School Open House Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Trinity High School in Manchester, NH, is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on October 20th at 7pm for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. As a freshman or as a transfer student, it is never too late to begin your journey as a Pioneer. Our students combine learning with leadership through service to their faith, school, and community. Small class sizes combined with our college preparatory curriculum create endless opportunities for our graduates.


Contact Trinity Admissions to learn more at: (603) 668-2910 Ext. 226 or admissions@trinity-hs.org.


A $1,000 tuition raffle will be held for all new future students in attendance!

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2022 Mass Book

To make a request you may call the parish office, place your Mass Intention in an envelope marked “Mass Request” and place it in the offertory basket or stop by the parish office during regular hours. The suggested donation is $10.00.

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Saint Joseph Family Ministry Presents.........🎃

Halloween ~Trunk or Treat!

Saturday, October 23

5:30-6:30pm

Location:  Saint Joseph the Worker Parish


Decorate your trunk and have fun passing out candy.

Contact Erika at erika.vacher@gmail.com to reserve a spot.


Wear your costume and join us for Trick or Treating and Games!

🎃👻



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Everyone Loves A Gift Card!

The Family Ministry will be sponsoring a Rafflemania (formerly the Penny Sale ) at the Holiday Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, November 20th.  The items for this raffle will be gift cards from various stores, restaurants and other businesses.  If anyone is interested in donating to the raffle, they are asked to consider gifts cards from any store,  restaurant, gas station or movie theater. Any amount from $10 and up would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be placed in an envelope marked “Rafflemania” and placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the parish office. All proceeds to this raffle are donated to the parish. Thank You!!!

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Faith Formation

NEW: GIFT Assignment: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time


UPDATE: EDGE (Faith Formation for Grades 6,7, & 8) ~ Next session with students:  Sunday, October 24th 6:00-7:30 pm.


First Holy Eucharist/Confirmation Meeting


Children in the third grade will be preparing to receive Confirmation/First Eucharist. There will be a meeting for all parents of 3rd grade children on Sunday, October 24th at 11:15 am in Room 5/6. Resources for the sacramental preparation will be given to the parents at this meeting.


First Reconciliation Meeting


Children preparing to receive First Reconciliation must be in the second grade. There will be a meeting for all parents of 2nd grade children on Sunday, November 7th at 11:15 am in Room 5/6. Resources for the sacramental preparation will be given to the parents at this meeting.

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Living the Liturgy at Home

Prayer


Lord Jesus Christ, in your holy face we see the face of God. Help us to keep our eyes always fixed on you, so that in everything we do, we may be pleasing to you. May we love you and follow you all the way to God’s Kingdom, where you live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Conversation Questions


What are the gifts you have? How can you use them to serve God and others? How would you respond if Jesus asked you, “What do you want me to do for you?”


Faith in Action 


Our faith always seeks to understand the how and why of things. It is part of our human nature to use our reason. We do not want to be uninformed or blind to something. Invite your child to ask questions about the faith. Ask your pastor or director of catechesis or faith formation to recommend resources to use at home.


Did you know?


…that it is required of us as Christians to show God’s mercy to others? There are both corporal and

spiritual works of mercy, all of which involve care for our brothers and sisters. If we are judging others, we will be too busy to love them, to paraphrase St. Teresa of Calcutta.


© 2020 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on June 25, 2020.



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Help Save Lives in Manchester

From September 22nd to October 31st, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood, 24 Pennacook Street, Manchester, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach.


If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please visit 40daysforlife.com/manchester.  You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization to pray and fast for an end to abortion!

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Corpus Christi Food Pantry

(Updated 9/23/21)


Items for Thanksgiving Meal Distribution:

Stuffing & Instant Potatoes

Turkey Gravy Packets

Corn, Green Beans & Cranberry Sauce

Yams

Corn Muffin Mix

Olives & Pickles

Pie Crust Mix & Apple Pie Filling

Hot Cocoa Packets & Tea


Thank you for your continued support and acts of kindness!!!

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What so ever you do........

For the past few years, members of the parish have joined the Middle School Faith Formation with a special outreach project helping the youth in Nashua that have aged out of the foster care system. 


New Requests as of 10/5/21:


Macaroni & Cheese 

Tuna & Individual Packaged Snacks

Gift cards to: Market Basket, Shaw's, Wendy’s & McDonald’s


Thank you for your generosity!

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All Are Welcome! Please Join Us!

Adoration Of the

Blessed Sacrament

(Chapel)

Tuesday evenings - 6 to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday mornings - 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon


“You may be sure that of all the moments in your life, the time you spend before the divine Sacrament will be that which will give you more strength during life and more consolation at the hour of your death and during eternity.” ~ St. Alphonsus Liguori


Thursday Evening Rosary

(Chapel)

At 6:00 p.m.


"When people say the Rosary together it is far more formidable to the devil than one said privately, because in this public prayer it is an army that is attacking. It is very easy to break a single stick, but if you join it to others to make a bundle, it cannot be broken. In union, there is strength.” ~ St. Louis de Montfort

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Year of St. Joseph

On December 8, 2020, Pope Francis proclaimed a special “Year of Saint Joseph,” extending to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 2021. In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of Saint Joseph as a Patron of the Universal Church, describing him as a model father and a support and guide for troubled times.


For more information visit: https://www.catholicnh.org/worship-and-sacraments/faith/stjoseph

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Parish Communications

Read the latest communications from the parish.  To be added to our email distribution, click here.  

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