WELCOME TO

SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER

 

BEING GOOD STEWARDS.  GROWING GOD'S GIFTS​.

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: 10 a.m.

Public Daily Mass: 
Monday - Thursday: 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, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.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

John 2:13-25

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

WEEKLY REFLECTION

by: Bishop Christian

WEEKLY
BULLETIN

Click the link below to view our  bulletin archive.

 

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.  

Lent 2021 ~ “Turn to Me”

“During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to

serve by giving alms, and to practice self-control through fasting.” - United States Conference of Bishops


Are you looking for resources to enrich your Lenten journey and to help you grow closer to Christ?


Please see links below to assist you in your Season of Lent.


Lent 2021    Letter from Bishop Christian

Lent 2021 ~ Parish Opportunities 

Lent 2021 ~ Lenten CD's

Lent 2021  ~ Lenten CD's

Lent 2021 ~ Parish Website Resources

In Memoriam

Let us pray for all those who died recently.  May our compassionate and loving God welcome

 Paul Beausoleil 

into His Kingdom and bring comfort to us who mourn their loss.

2nd Collection: March 13th-14th

Catholic Relief Services & Catholic Home Missions


CRS provides funding for Catholic Relief Services, USCCB Offices of Justice and Peace, relief work of the Holy Father, USCCB’s Migration & Refugee Services and the Catholic Immigration Network. Catholic Home Missions support the strengthening of the Catholic Church where it is most financially challenged in the U.S. 


Thank you for your generosity!

Isabella Grace Matarazzo

daughter of Joseph & Trisha (Marcoux) Matarazzo

&

Mason Tyler Powers

son of Nathan & Tiffany (Mulligan) Powers

were recently baptized. 


We prayerfully welcome them into our Catholic faith.


Parish Communications

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

FORMED Pick of the Week

Diving into the beauty of the Faith has never been easier: at home, on the go, or from any internet connected device. Discover thousands of books, audio talks, movies, documentaries, and studies... there is something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church.  Visit our FORMED page for more information.  Check out this week's recommendations from FORMED. 

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

March ~ Evangelization: Sacrament of Reconciliation



Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.

NEW: St. Gianna’s Place

St. Gianna’s Place will host a virtual fundraiser on March 23, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM to celebrate our second anniversary. Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of Left to Tell is the keynote speaker! She’ll tell her amazing story of surviving the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and share how her deep faith allowed her to forgive and move on to a successful life. We will also hear from some of the women that St. Gianna’s place has helped over the past two years as they share their own success stories. 


Visit our website: stgiannasplace.org/nightofhope, or call us at 603-521-8440, for additional information. 


St. Gianna’s Place is a transitional home for homeless pregnant women and their babies. We are dedicated to meeting our residents’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, while providing life skills training and educational opportunities that give them hope for a bright future.



Boy Troop 272 is Looking for New Youth Adventurers

Outdoor 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 and the fitness benefits they can get while exploring them. 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 (or virtually as required). And yes, your son or grandson might actually learn to cook dinner for you too!  

Contact Scoutmaster: Bob Trabucchi 603-864-9187 (text or voice) Email: bobtrabucchi@gmail.com

Website: nashuaboyscouts.org

40 Days for Life

From February 17th through March 28th, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Come with a friend or with your group to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood on 24 Pennacook Street in Manchester. This is not a protest; it’s a positive, life affirming prayer vigil for our sisters and brothers. To sign up, and to find out more, please visit 40daysforlife.com/Manchester.


Child Safety Assistance for Victims of Abuse

The Office for Healing and Pastoral Care provides services and support, promotes healing, and supports the emotional and spiritual well-being of survivors of sexual abuse and misconduct in the Church. The Office also seeks to be a source of comfort and support for anyone who is a survivor of sexual abuse in any walk of life. If you are a victim of abuse or misconduct by someone representing the Catholic Church, we encourage you to contact the Office for Healing and Pastoral Care at

(603) 663-0125. For more resources to assist victims of abuse, visit www.catholicnh.org/healing.


2020 Appeal Update

Thank you for your support of the 2020 Parish Appeal for Catholic Charities New Hampshire! Here is our parish update which represents funds deposited between April 1, 2020 and February 16, 2021 and does not include pledge balances.


Goal Set by NHCC….$44,000.00

Cash Received……....$36,005.70


We’re so grateful for your generosity!

CRS Rice Bowl 2021 For Lent, For Life

Third Week of Lent: Sustainability in El Savador


Drought has become a big problem across El Salvador, making it difficult for farmers to produce enough crops to support their families. But new farming techniques and a new generation of young farmers are making a difference. What would you do if your livelihood was threatened? How can you support the people in your community and around the world?


Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.

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.

Corpus Christi Food Pantry ~ March Requests

❗️Updated 2/22/21❗️


Items that are low at the pantry:


Ketchup, Mustard & Cooking Oil

Corned Beef, Spam & Vienna Sausage

Pasta & Canned Pasta Sauce, Rice & Pasta Sides

Cold Cereal

Deodorant



Items needed for Easter:


16 oz Ham (shelf-stable, not refrigerated)

Scalloped Potatoes (boxed)

Canned: Pineapple, Green Beans, Carrots & Corn

Quick Bread Mix, Brownie Mix

Coffee - 16 oz (or less)

Baked Beans, Canned Yams



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

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!


Mac ’n Cheese in boxes or cups

Socks for men and women

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

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


“Any time spent before the Eucharistic presence, be it long or short, is the best-spent time of our lives.” ~ Catherine of Genoai


Thursday Evening Rosary

(in the main church)

At 6:00 p.m.


“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God...” ~ Pope Saint Pius X



NEW: Cancellation of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Notification Process

There are times when we must cancel Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings due to inclement weather or the scheduling of a funeral. If you haven’t signed up for a specific hour, our coordinators do not have a way to contact you when this cancellation occurs. If you would like to be included on the contact list, please call: Pat Hurd at 603-882-1503.

Faith Formation

GIFT Assignment ~ Third Sunday of Lent ~  Assignment will be in Google Classroom


Next EDGE Zoom Meeting: Sunday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Living the Liturgy at Home

3rd Sunday of Lent

Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up

Prayer


Lord our God, during this holy season of Lent, renew in each of us the grace of our Baptism.

May we realize that we are your sons and daughters and that, just as Christ lived a life obedient to your will, we too are called to a life of holiness, love, and service. Through prayer, fasting, and works of mercy transform our lives and renew our hearts. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Conversation Questions


What in my life is cluttered and needs to be “cleaned out”? Talk with your child about what might be distracting us from focusing on God - especially at Lent.


Faith in Action 


Talk to your child about when you were in religious education or attending a Catholic school. What were some teachings of Jesus that impressed you? Did you have a favorite Bible story? What images of Jesus were popular then? Were there any songs at Mass that you really liked? Ask your child these same questions after you share.


Did you know?


…that the Temple that Jesus visited was the Second Temple? The First Temple was constructed under King Solomon. The Second Temple was reconstructed under King Herod, but it was destroyed in ad 70. All that remains today is a portion of the Western Wall, a sacred site also known as the Wailing Wall.


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

Monthly Word Search Puzzle


Check out our February word puzzle here


 Enjoy the Word Search with family and friends!🕵️


Online Giving

For those of you interested in using “online giving”, please click on the Online Giving “button” which can be found in the top right corner or call Helen Dumont in the Finance Office for more details at 603-883-0757, ext. 3.


🎶 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.

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday:  9 a.m. - noon

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