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BEING GOOD STEWARDS.  GROWING GOD'S GIFTS​.

Saint Joseph the Worker Parish

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.

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MASS SCHEDULE

Public Weekend Mass: 
Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.

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

Please familiarize yourselves with our guidelines for attending mass to ensure  your safety and the safety of others. 

LIVE MASS STREAMING 
Saturday, 4PM
Sunday, 10AM

CHURCH OPEN FOR PERSONAL PRAYER

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

Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

CONFESSION

Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.*** 

***Please be sure to maintain proper physical distancing (at least 6 feet) when entering, inside and exiting the church.  We also ask that if you or someone in your household has any symptoms such as a cough, fever, sore throat, etc., please refrain from entering the church. We thank you for your patience and consideration during this difficult time.

 
SUNDAY'S GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

Matthew 21:28-32

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

WEEKLY
BULLETIN

Click the link below to view our  bulletin archive.

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.  

Word Among Us

The  October issues of the Word Among Us are in the plastic wall hangings in the Narthex.


Please take one! This monthly magazine offers meditations based on the daily Mass readings, inspirational essays, stories of saints and more!


Please click here for more information on Word Among Us.  

NEW: Boy Scout Troop 272 Is Looking For New Youth Adventurers!

Nature excursions can help alleviate feelings of time pressure, mental stress, and develop life-long habits of seeking healthy ways to deal with daily anxiety. They also expose young people to the wonder of God's creations. 


Young men 11-18 need these types of programs in their lives now more than ever. Check out the BSA Troop 272 Youtube Channel by Googling "youtube nashua 272". We are open for business, seeking adventure away from crowds, and following Covid-19 safety protocols. Meetings most Thursdays at 7pm here at the church. And yes, your son might actually learn to cook dinner for you too!  Scoutmaster, Bob Trabucchi: 603-864-9187 or bobtrabucchi@gmail.com Website: nashuaboyscouts.org


UPDATE: Everyone Loves Gift Cards!

The Family Ministry Committee will be assisting the parish with its fall fundraiser by collecting gift cards. If anyone is interested in contributing to the fundraiser, they are asked to consider donating gift cards from stores, restaurants, gas stations or movie theaters.  Any amount from $10.00 and up would be appreciated.  Donations may be placed in an envelope marked “Rafflemania” and placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the parish office. 


Thank You


NEW: Heartfelt Thanks!

Your most recent generous parish support has allowed Corpus Christi Food Pantry & Assistance to provide food and so much more to our neighbors! To date we have given away over 130 summer fans as well as many air conditioners. It was a hot and stressful summer and the families and clients were very grateful for this relief. September finds us distributing our annual school socks and underwear to children.  This success is attributed to the outpouring of donations that came in through the parishes. We have helped over 75 families (approximately 200 children) so far with NEW socks and underwear. 


Corpus Christi prayerfully thanks you for your continued generosity and helping hands. 


God Bless you.

Priesthood Sunday

This Sunday is Priesthood Sunday.   This is a special day set aside to honor the priesthood in the United States. It is a day of gratitude, reaffirmation and celebration for the gift of ordained priesthood. Pope Francis enthusiastically encourages us to “support your priests with your love and prayers, that they may always be shepherds after Christ’s heart.” 


We at St. Joseph are especially grateful to Bishop Christian for being such a devoted and holy shepherd to our parish family. He is a true example of what it means to be a good steward.

Living the Liturgy at Home

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Which of the two sons did his father's will?


Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to the Apostles, “Come, follow me.”  You say the same words to us today and every day. Help us to follow you faithfully: to walk in the way of your commandments, to help those who are struggling, and to love all people as you love them. May we rejoice in your presence with us as we work to build up the Kingdom of God, where you live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Conversation Questions

As a family, what have we agreed to do and simply been putting off or procrastinating?  What is your most powerful experience of repentance? How would you define the virtue of obedience?


Faith in Action

The virtues of humility, patience, and obedience can be challenging in daily life. Talk with your child about what these virtues mean and give relatable examples. For example, you show humility when you don’t take all the credit for a group project but instead acknowledge everyone’s help and support to complete it. You show patience when you’re tired but still care for and provide for your family at home. Challenge your family to put one of these virtues into practice this week.


Did You Know?

...that the US bishops’ document on laypeople working in the Church is called Coworkers in the Vineyard of the Lord? The document discusses how, like the father in this Sunday’s Gospel, God calls us all to come work in his vineyard, and we are all challenged to find ways to bring our particular talents and expertise to bear.


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The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

September ~ Universal:  Respect for the Planet’s Resources


We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.


Watch the Pope's video here.

Everything is unmerited grace, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2020 / 06:35 am MT (CNA).- God’s grace is not something we deserve, but he gives it to us anyway, Pope Francis said Sunday during his weekly Angelus address.


Click here to read more.



Annual Collection for Retired Priests: 9/26 - 9/27

This collection supports the N.H. Diocesan Priest Retirement Trust Fund which provides retirement benefits to retired N.H. diocesan priests. We currently have 30 priests who are supported by this fund. When you contribute, your gift goes toward helping currently retired priests as well as making sure we can provide for those priests who will be retiring in the future. For more information or to donate online visit: www.catholicnh.org/theyserved.


THANK YOU for your support!

Are you someone or do you know someone who...
  • is interested in learning about the Catholic faith?

  • is interested in entering the Catholic faith?

  •  is interested in helping others discover and enter theCatholic faith?


If you answered yes to any ofthese, then please contact Deacon Roland Leduc at: 617-279-9002 or r-leduc@comcast.net.


May God bless you on this day and every day!


KNIGHTS NEWS

Knights of Columbus Council 12311

St. Joseph the Worker Parish


NEW: Real Options Baby Bottle Benefit  🍼


Real Options (A Care Net Center) provides a safe place where those facing unexpected pregnancy can receive accurate information and compassionate, non-judgmental care. Their practical services coupled with their genuine offer to walk alongside them, empower moms and dads to chose life for their unborn children.  The Baby Bottle Benefit is a really simple way to raise funds to help provide vital services to clients facing unplanned pregnancies.


How you can help:


  • Take home an empty baby bottle on September 26th-27th

  • Fill it with your loose change, bills or a check (payable to: Real Options).

  • Return the filled bottle to church on October 24th-25th


Thank you in advance for supporting our ministry to women in crisis.


NEW: Blood Drive 🏥

Friday, October 2nd, 1-6pm

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!

Wedding Anniversary Mass

Bishop Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 5th, 25th, and 50th wedding anniversary (anytime during the year 2020), to pray with a special Anniversary Mass. This celebration will be a livestream Mass held on October 18th, 2-3pm


Please register by October 11th in order to receive instructions on how to tune-in to the livestream Mass and an invitation to a post-Mass virtual gathering where you will have an opportunity to speak with other couples celebrating significant wedding anniversaries. When registering, please enter the husband’s name first. 


Please contact Alyse Hlasny at ahlasny@rcbm.org or at 603-663-0108 with any questions.


New! Holiday Fair/Theme Basket & Gift Card Raffle

As previously announced, after significant reflection, we’ve decided to cancel our annual Holiday Craft Fair for this year because of the ongoing limitations placed on public gatherings due to the coronavirus.   Crafter deposits have been returned. We had planned to go ahead with our wonderful theme basket and gift card raffles but after further consideration, we’ve decided that this will also not be feasible because of complications due to the coronavirus. However, we are happy to announce that plans are underway for a new fall fundraiser. 


In the meantime, we would encourage those who have generously contributed theme baskets, gift cards and supported our Holiday Fair in the past to consider donating to this new fundraiser. Details on how you can help will be announced in future bulletins. 


Thank you for everything you do to support our parish!  We’re ever grateful for your generosity!

Monthly Word Search Puzzles

For many of us, 2020 has meant that we spend more time at home and we find ourselves reaching for a book or the television remote to watch a show or movie. To add a little something to the mix, we’re creating a monthly Word Search puzzle for you or to share with family/friends.  


Our first word search was published in August and the theme was “The Assumption of Mary”. If you missed it, click here to view the  August 9th bulletin and enjoy the puzzle!


September's  word search theme is “Angels”.  If you missed it, click here to view the  August 20th bulletin and enjoy the puzzle!

Faith Formation

GIFT Assignment:  26th Sunday of Ordinary Time Assignment will be in Google Classroom


Next EDGE Zoom Meeting: Sunday, October 4th at 6:00pm

Fundraiser: Carry the Cross

The purpose of the Carry the Cross Fundraiser is to help pay for the education of the holy seminarians in the Diocese of Manchester, NH.  On Saturday, October 10th, Knights of Columbus member, Blaise O’Mara, will be carrying a cross along the 8.4 mile Franconia Notch Ridge Trail to raise money for the seminarians. 


To donate to the cause, please pledge any donation amount and sponsor Blaise. 


If you’d like to pledge and be a sponsor, please submit your name, parish name, and pledge amount by email to blaisexomara@gmail.com


Also donate at: www.carrythecrossfundraiser.org. Or, consider donating directly to the Seminarian Education Fund at: www.catholicnh.org/seminarian.


Corpus Christi Food Pantry

Heartfelt thanks for your August donations. God bless you all for your continued generosity!


“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you

gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me”

Matthew 25:35


September requests: 


  • Toothpaste

  •  Paper Towels

  • Deodorant 

  • Canned Carrots

  • Mayo & Ketchup 

  • Canned Peas

  • Hamburger Helper 

  • Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Rice & Pasta Sides 

  • Instant Potatoes

  • Canned Potatoes 

  • Spam

  • Muffin Mixes 

  • Corned Beef Hash

  • Syrup


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. 


Thank you to everyone for your continued donations!


❗️New Requests as of 9/8/20❗️


  • Pop Tarts, Ramen Noodles, small packets of mayonnaise

  • Mac ’n Cheese in single serving microwave cups

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

It’s that time of year and we can help!

Corpus Christi Food Pantry and Assistance is collecting NEW socks and underwear for school aged children once again this August and September (boys & girls sizes from ages 5 to 18). Donations can be left in the collection bins outside the parish office. Although the reopening of schools is unknown, the pantry hopes to alleviate the financial burden on many families with this assistance. They are grateful for any help you may provide for the children.


 We thank you for your generosity and ongoing support!

All Are Welcome! ~ Please Join Us 🙏

Adoration Of the

Blessed Sacrament

(in the main church)

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

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


“Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of

Jesus that it is recorded in Heaven and retold for all

eternity!” ~ St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Thursday Evening Rosary

(in the main church)

At 6:00 p.m.


“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will

conquer the world.” ~ Blessed Pope Pius IX

40 Days for Life

NEW: From September 23rd through November 1st, 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 contact Beth Scaer at: 978-226-3240 or email: 40daysforlifemanchester@gmail.com or visit: 40daysforlife.com/manchester.



Engaged Couple Courses ~ Online!

Engaged couple formation courses in the Diocese of Manchester are available online.  The courses are based on Ascension Press’ Joy-Filled Marriage program and run online for five consecutive Tuesday or Thursday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. They are facilitated by a pair of Catholic couples experienced in leading marriage formation. Registration in a course also includes a saveworthy marriage formation box (think, subscription box for your relationship!) containing a number of helpful and enriching resources. All interested couples should speak to their pastor or parish marriage formation coordinator to register for the following course dates: 


Thursdays: September 24 – October 22, 2020

Tuesdays: October 20 – November 17, 2020


After registering, you will receive the online meeting links.

The Grey Nuns THRIFT Shop

The thrift shop has great news! We will re-open on Tuesday, September 8th (Tuesday after Labor Day)!


We are so excited to back helping the community and seeing our valued customers. We will be open Tuesday - Friday 10-3.


Follow The Grey Nuns Thrift Shop on Facebook here.


Location: 25 Marshall St, Nashua, NH

Phone:  603-883-2850

🎶 Music for the Soul! 🎶

During difficult times, music can draw us closer to God and through his grace bring peace to our troubled hearts.  


  • K-Love Christian radio is now in our area!  You can listen to uplifting contemporary Christian music by tuning to 107.3FM!

  • Music For Your Soul!  Check out our website at:  https://www.stjoenash.org/music-for-the-soul

Grow in Faith Resources

Please visit our Grow in Faith webpage to find many free resources to support prayer and engagement during these difficult days.  Also visit our Music for the Soul page for curated playlists.  


A valuable resource for the Liturgy of the Word for different age groups and families ~ please click here to go to Loyola Press Sunday Connection.


"God speaks to us in many ways, including through the Sunday Scripture readings. The Sunday Connection provides useful background and activities to better understand the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings, helping you to connect the Scripture to daily life in a meaningful way.".

Got Pictures?

Have pictures of Parish activities you’d like to share? We’d LOVE to use them on the Parish Website and Facebook page to promote our lively community! Please send pictures to Melissa Spinella at melissaspinella@live.com. Thank you!

Like us on Facebook!

We are such a lively Parish and we’re really trying to showcase it everywhere we can with updates about Parish activities, special Masses, thoughtful readings, and much more. Make sure to Like, Share and Follow the page to get reminders about all the great things happening at our Parish!  https://www.facebook.com/stjoenash

Website Address

We’ve noticed that some people are still using the URL of our old website (http://stjoenash.org/stj3index.php).  This URL will direct you to the new website, but it has an impact on your site experience and performance.  To improve your website experience, please replace the old URL bookmark with the new URL:  https://www.stjoenash.org/.  Thank you!

Parish Book Club

Please note the March 18th book club meeting has been cancelled.


Our parish book club meets on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our next meeting will be held in the Founder's room on March 18th.  We will be discussing The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God's Goodness Around You.  We begin at 6:30 pm for snacks and socializing, with our discussion starting at 7 pm.   Please join us!  We'd love to have you!


Dates and Books April thru June 2020


Wednesday, April 15

Wednesday, May 20

Wednesday, June 17


To see a history of books read and discussed at our parish book club please visit  Grow in Faith.

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday:  9 a.m. - noon

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