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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: 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

Luke 24:35-48

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.  

NEW: Parish Personnel News

After 44 years of wonderful service to our parish family, our Business Manager, Helen Dumont, will begin a new ministry for the parish beginning July 1st. At that time, she will assume the part time position of Director of Parish Outreach Services in which capacity she will oversee all of the parish activities involving support for the bereavement ministry, support for the Corpus Christi Food Pantry, Christmas outreach to the wider community, parish tithing, services to the homebound, the Holiday Fair, and similar responsibilities.


Effective that same date, Diane Mattock, a member of the parish Finance Committee, will become part time Business Manager of the parish.  Longtime parishioner, Janet Martin, will assist her several hours a week with data input.


 We look forward to all of their contributions to these ministries and we’re grateful to them for sharing their time and talents with our parish family.

NEW: Catholic Charities NH: Your Impact Continues

Your support of Catholic Charities NH has helped create a better path forward for more than 130,700 New Hampshire residents over the past year through emergency assistance, mental health counseling, senior support services, support for homeless veterans and so much more. As the demand for services – and calls for help – continue to rise, it’s because of you that Catholic Charities NH is able to help those facing hardship and crisis build the lives they want to live.



Our parish will be sending out our annual Catholic Charities mailing in May. Thank you in advance for prayerfully considering supporting our neighbors in need.

NEW: Mass To Pray For Those Affected By Abuse

The month of April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States. Please join us in praying for all those who have been affected by abuse. Bishop Libasci will celebrate a special Mass on Tuesday, April 20th at 6:00pm from St. Joseph Cathedral at www.stjosephcathedralnh.org


Click here to learn more about outreach for victim-survivors of abuse.  

NEW: Divorce/Separation Online Support Group From Catholic Charities NH

Divorce/Separation can be an uncomfortable and often misunderstood topic, and for those directly impacted, a painful process with many questions unanswered.  Catholic Charities NH will be hosting its next online support group, “Divorce/Separation: Why me? What can I do?”   for those navigating the divorce process or trying to find their way afterward. Participants will learn more about the dynamics of divorce, better understand their options, learn helpful coping strategies and support others on the same journey.


The program will be held via Zoom for 6 consecutive Wednesdays (at noon) starting April 21st. To register, visit www.cc-nh.org/supportgroup or call 603-752-1325.

In Memoriam

Let us pray for all those who died

recently. May our compassionate

and loving God welcome

Claudette Brown & Denise Gravel

into His Kingdom and bring comfort

to us who mourn.

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

April ~ Universal intention - Fundamental rights



We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis.


Please click here to view video. 

Child Abuse Prevention Month

The month of April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States. The Diocese of Manchester provides child safety articles, parent guides, and other helpful information about child protection on its website. For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org/safety during April and share this information with others.


TOGETHER WE CAN

Keep God's Children Safe


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. 

Parish Communications

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

Help Save Babies by Becoming Part of St. Gianna’s Family

We currently have two part-time positions available for devout Catholic women. The first is for an administrative assistant on Mondays and Fridays. The second is for overnight staff on Saturday nights, 5pm – 6am, with occasional other nights as needed. We would also gladlywelcome volunteers to help with various jobs around our home. If you are interested or have questions, please call 603-521-8440 during office hours.


For more information about us please visit our website: stgiannasplace.org/nightofhope

4 Week Grief Support Group

When: Tuesdays From April 6-April 27 6:00 pm-7:00 pm Live on Zoom


What the Group Will Consist of:


Spiritual component of prayer, meditation, and reflection. Community component of listening, discussion, and activities. Individual component of realizing one’s own unique grief journey.


Group Facilitator:

Sheila Corsaro M. Ed.


Sheila is a student in the Master of Spirituality Program at Merrimack College with a focus on Grief and Spirituality.  She is a volunteer at a hospice agency helping facilitate a bereavement group.


If you would like to join the group or have any questions please contact Sheila Corsaro, at: corsaros@merrimack.edu

Spring Wedding Anniversary Mass

Bishop Libasci invites couples celebrating any significant wedding anniversaries during the year 2021 to pray with the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass via livestream on Sunday, April 18th at 2pm. All registering couples will receive a certificate from the bishop recognizing their anniversaries and a link to an at-home date night kit. Registering couples may opt to attend a virtual couple’s trivia night for a small fee of $10 per couple.


Please register by April 11th at: https://form.jotform.com/RCBM/anniversary


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

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

Corpus Christi Food Pantry

(Updated 3/24/21)


Items that are low at the pantry:


Hot Cocoa Packets, Graham Crackers

Evaporated Milk

Pasta Sauce, Canned Pasta

Ramen Noodles, Salad Dressings

Canned Corn, Canned Mixed Vegetables

Shampoo, Men’s or Women’s Deodorant

Dish Soap


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. 


New Requests as of 4/5/21:


Tuna, Pop Tarts

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


Thank you for your generosity!

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


“Know also that you will probably gain more by praying 15 minutes before the Blessed Sacrament than by all the other spiritual exercises of the day.”

~ St. Alphonsus Liguori





Thursday Evening Rosary

(in the main church)

At 6:00 p.m.


“Airplanes must have runways before they can fly. What the runway is to the airplane, that the rosary beads are to prayer - the physical start to gain spiritual altitude.”

~ Blessed Fulton J. Sheen


Faith Formation

GIFT Assignment ~ 3rd Sunday of Easter ~  Assignment will be in Google Classroom


Next EDGE Zoom Meeting: Sunday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Living the Liturgy at Home

Peace be With You


Prayer


Lord Jesus Christ, we rejoice with all of creation because you have

risen from the dead. As we celebrate the fifty days of Easter, help us to understand the meaning of your empty tomb: death does not have the last word; light will triumph over darkness; sadness will be conquered by hope. Make us people of life, light, and hope, and show us how to share our Christian joy with others. You live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. Alleluia!


Conversation Questions


How might you become a peace builder — in the ways you speak or act toward others at home? at school? in the workplace?


Faith in Action 


Seek opportunities for the whole family to participate in outreach and be sure your child is included. Offer hospitality at home and assign a task of meal planning and decorations to each member. Or contact a local soup kitchen or food pantry and volunteer to help as a family. Talk afterward about how the experience brought about peace. Did each member think of themselves as peacemakers?


Did you know?


…that throughout Easter Time, we rejoice in our Baptism and our membership in the Church? At Mass during this liturgical season, we may celebrate a Sprinkling Rite instead of the Penitential Rite. We are sprinkled with holy water to remind us of our Baptism.


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


Monthly Word Search Puzzle


Check out our most recent 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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