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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

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 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.

 
SUNDAY'S GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

Mark 1:14-20

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.  

🎟🎟 Calendar Raffle Winners! 🎟🎟

Congratulations to our  Calendar Raffle winners..and the winners are:


January 25th ~ Rich & Marie McDemott ~ $75 cash & $25 Barnes & Noble card

January 24th ~ Michelle Caputo ~ $150 cash

January 23rd ~ Judith Toomey ~ $150 Alec's Shoe Store gift card

January 22nd ~ Michael Mandra ~ $50 cash & $50 Copper Door gift card

January 21st ~ Wayne Griffin ~ $100 cash

January 20th ~ Paula Dobens ~ $75 cash & $25 Cracker Barrel gift card

January 19th ~ William Boucher ~ $100 cash 

January 18th ~ John Boucher ~ $50 cash & $50 Talbots gift card

January 17th ~ Lisa Booth ~ $150 cash 

January 16th ~ Rita Boucher ~ $150 cash

January 15th ~ Darlene Albert ~ $75 cash & $25 Amazon gift card

January 14th ~ Rusty Smith ~ $100 cash

January 13th ~ William Boucher ~ $50 cash & $50 Panera gift card

January 12th ~ Wayne Griffin ~ $100 cash

January 11th ~ Anthony Fresolo ~ $70 cash and $30 App Store/iTunes gift card

January 10th ~ Dennis & Sharon Degulis ~ $150 cash

January 9th ~ Jake McDevitt ~ $25 cash and $125 Home Depot gift card

January 8th ~ Maria St. Pierre ~ $50 cash and $50 Visa gift card

January 7th ~ Patricia Morin ~ $100 cash

January 6th ~ Philip Barry ~ $75 cash & $25 Outback gift card

January 5th ~ Denise Mawn ~ $100 cash

January 4th ~ Kim Devorak ~ $50 cash and $50 Barnes & Noble gift card

January 3rd ~ Sr. Helen Roberts, O.S.F. ~ $150 cash

January 2nd ~ Herbert Morgan ~$150 cash

January 1st ~ Mariette Barowski ~ $300 Cash and $25 Shell gift card




Thank you so much for your generous support of this fundraiser!

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

The Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intention for January ~ Evangelization: Human fraternity


May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.


To see the Pope's video click here.  


Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St. Joseph

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150 anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of St. Joseph” from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. The decree said that Pope Francis established a Year of St. Joseph so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.” It also added that the pope had granted special indulgences to mark the year. For more information click here .

Christmas Flowers

We thank all who contributed to our beautiful Christmas flowers this year. A special Mass will be offered in honor of the requests listed on your Christmas flower envelopes. The date of this Mass will be announced in a future bulletin.


2020 TAX STATEMENTS

If you received a tax statement last yearyou will automatically receive a copy of your 2020 donations and your contributions to the Capital Campaign within a few weeks.


If you are new to us this past year and wish to have us send you a tax statement, we ask that you please mark your current envelope with the following notation, “Tax Statement Requested”. 


Please note: Refer all questions or requests to Helen Dumont, the Business Manager at 603-883-0757, ext. 3. Thank you for your support.



Inclement Weather Information ❄️

The decision to cancel Daily Mass due to inclement weather conditions will be announced via a special greeting on our parish answering machine.  Please call: 603-883-0757 beginning at 7:15am on the day in question. There will be a special message if Daily Mass is cancelled. If there is no message, then Daily Mass is NOT cancelled.  We will also post the cancellation on WMUR.  


The parish office will open once weather conditions  improve. However, please call and check before visiting.

Catholic Charities NH To Host Next Online Bereavement Support Group

Have you recently lost a spouse, family member or friend, and are struggling with grief and loss?

Catholic Charities NH will be hosting its next online support group, “Bereavement – Experiencing Loss, Being Lost and Finding your Way Again”, a six-series program helping participants to learn about the dynamics of grief, discover new ways to cope while healing and gain the opportunity to be supported and support others also sharing a painful journey. Sessions will be held on Thursdays (Jan. 28 - Mar. 4) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. To register, visit www.cc-nh.org/bereavement. You may also call 603-752-1325 or email efrenette@nh-cc.org.

KNIGHTS NEWS

Knights of Columbus Council 12311

St. Joseph the Worker Parish


NEW: Blood Drive

Friday, February 12th, 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!

Volunteer Needed: Can You Please Help?

Corpus Christi Food Pantry and Assistance is looking for volunteer(s) to assist with answering the phone and making appointments on Thursdays from 2:00-3:30pm.  If you are interested in sharing the gift of your time, please contact Maryellen at 603-882-6372.

A Big Thank You! ❤️

The Outreach Committee wishes to take this opportunity to thank all who participated either through donations or gifts to help children, shut-ins, families with addictions and our very own parish families in need.


COVID-19 challenged us but didn’t stop us from doing what we could! Your generosity and your understanding regarding our new system showed us your support and we are extremely grateful! A big thank you to all of our knitters and volunteers (new and old) for your dedication and willingness to come forward. Everything went smoothly because of all of you! 


God bless you!

Presentation of Mary Academy

Presentation of Mary Academy offers a Catholic education that prepares your child for academic, spiritual and social success!


The 2020-21 Registration is now open for grades Pre-K through Junior High School!


Call to schedule a private tour of the school and the new ATHLETIC AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.


Visit our web site www.pmaschool.org and click on the inquiry link.  For more information, please contact June Nolet at:  603-889-6054.

Family & Faith in the Home The Messy Family Project

Join Mike and Alicia Hernon of The Messy Family Project in this three-part interactive webinar series, “Family & Faith in the Home”, sponsored by the Diocese of Manchester. Each session will focus on introducing basic concepts of fostering strong marriage and family life, with the following three talks:


January 13th - Communication in Marriage

January 20th - Messy Parenting 101

January 27th - Evangelizing Your Children


Register to receive the Zoom link for all three sessions click here.


To learn more about The Messy Family Project visit: https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/about.

Catholic Charities NH To Host Next Online Bereavement Support Group

Have you recently lost a spouse, family member or friend, and are struggling with grief and loss?


Catholic Charities NH will be hosting its next online support group, “Bereavement – Experiencing Loss, Being Lost and Finding your Way Again”, a six-series program helping participants to learn about the dynamics of grie , discover new ways to cope while healing and gain the opportunity to be supported and support others also sharing a painful journey.


Sessions will be held on Thursdays (Jan. 28 - Mar. 4) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  To register, visit www.cc-nh.org/bereavement. You mayalso call 603-752-1325 or email efrenette@nh-cc.org.

Corpus Christi Food Pantry January Requests


Corn, Carrots & Peas
Chicken Noodle Soup, Ramen Noodles Hamburger Helper, Rice/Pasta Sides
Jelly, Mayonnaise & Ketchup
Coffee: Regular, Decaf & Instant
Saltines & Graham Crackers
Children’s Toothpaste & Disposable Razors


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

Updated Requests ~ 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 1/19/21 ***


Mac ’n Cheese in boxes or cups

Socks for men and women

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

Make a New Year’s Resolution! 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


“How sweet and full of comfort are the moments spent before the Blessed Sacrament! Are you in trouble? Come and throw yourself at his feet.” ~ St. John Vianney


Thursday Evening Rosary

(in the main church)

At 6:00 p.m.


“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.”  ~ St. Louis de Montfort

Monthly Word Search Puzzle


Check out our January word puzzle here!


 Enjoy the Word Search with family and friends!🕵️


Faith Formation

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~  Assignment will be in Google Classroom


Next EDGE Zoom Meeting: Sunday, January 24th at 6:00pm

Living the Liturgy at Home

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Teach me your ways, O Lord


Prayer


Lord our God, you sent your Son into the world to live with us as one of us, to heal, to teach, to sanctify, and to proclaim the Good News of the coming of the Kingdom. Help us to live our Baptism to the full and to find ways to do what Jesus did: to bring joy and life wherever we go, to lift up the suffering, and to tell other people about the new life Jesus has brought us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Conversation Questions


When was the last time you were invited to try something new?


In what ways are we trying to be good disciples of Jesus?


Faith in Action 


As a family, plan a night of outreach. You might invite others over for an evening activity at home. Do you know anyone who might be in need of companionship, or is new to the area, or facing some personal challenges? Offering a night of hospitality is a way for your family to learn compassion and giving, as well as giving consolation and comfort to another who needs it. Consider other ways you

might practice outreach and how often.


Did you know?


…that the Sea of Galilee is the largest freshwater lake in modern-day Israel? It remains an important site for commercial fishing, the same industry in which the earliest disciples were working when Jesus called them. The sea is also Israel’s most important source of drinking water.


© 2019 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on May 28, 2019

🎶 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 continue to post prayers, uplifting messages, information regarding faith formation resources and much more!  Be sure to “Like” and “Follow” the page.  https://www.facebook.com/stjoenash


*** Also, please be sure to “Like” and “Share” our posts. By doing this you’ll be helping to spread the gospel message! ***

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.

The WORD Among Us

The Jan/Feb 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!  We continue to be extremely grateful to our anonymous donor for this wonderful gift to the parish!


Click here for more information on the WORD Among Us.

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday:  9 a.m. - noon

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