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MASS SCHEDULE
MASS SCHEDULE

Weekend Mass: 
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday:  8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

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

LIVE MASS STREAMING 

All of our Weekend Masses are now being streamed LIVE!  Previously recorded Masses can be found in the Archive below.

LIVE STREAM

Please note:  To watch the live stream, click the round PLAY button below.  The live stream will start a few minutes before the Mass.  It will appear as a blank screen until then.

LIVE STREAM ARCHIVED RECORDINGS

Click on PLAYLIST in the box below to select a previously recorded Mass.

Live Stream Archive

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.

Visit our Prayer Wall to request a prayer or pray for the needs our parish and community.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Tuesday:  6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Thursday:  Holy Hour from 6 p.m. to 7
 p.m. with Adoration and Rosary

WEEKLY FOOD
SUNDAY GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

Mark 1:12-15

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

WEEKLY
BULLETIN

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FAITH IN FOCUS

by: Bishop Christian

Slideshow
PARISH NEWS

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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In Memoriam

Let us pray for all those who died

recently. May our compassionate

and loving God welcome

Donald Rivard

into His Kingdom and bring comfort

to us who mourn.

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The Pope’s February Prayer Intention

FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL


We pray that those with a terminal illness, and their families, receive the necessary physical and

spiritual care and accompaniment.


Click here for video.

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Enrich Your Lenten Journey

Daily Mass

Monday-Friday at 8:00 am

Confessions

Saturdays ~ 3:00-3:45 pm

Mon., Mar. 25th 12-1:00 pm & 6-7:00 pm

Deanery Penance Service: Sunday, Mar. 10th at 2 pm

at Immaculate Conception Parish, Nashua

Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament

Tuesday evenings from 6-7:00 pm (Chapel)

Wednesdays from 8:30 am - 12 noon (Chapel)

Rosary (February 15th - March 14th)

Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm (Chapel)

Holy Hour with Rosary will return on March 21st

Lenten Adult Formation

Lenten resources can be found on our parish website at

the links below.

https://www.stjoenash.org/lenten-resources

https:/www.stjoenash.org/formed

Stations Of The Cross

Fridays at 3:30pm


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2024 Lenten Adult Enrichment

Lectio: Eucharist: Discovering the Mass in the Bible 


Acclaimed author and teacher Dr. Brant Pitre digs down to the biblical roots of the Eucharist, through its foreshadowing in the miraculous events of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Apostolic teaching.


"The Lamb of God," "The Bread of Life," "The Body and the Blood of Christ"... these are phrases we know from the Mass. But do we understand what they mean in the greater and deeper context of Scripture and Church teaching? We'll discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God's plan for our salvation.


Each session will include question and answer period with Bishop Christian following the DVD presentation.


Thursdays: Feb.  29th, Mar. 7th & 14th

Morning Session at 9:00 am

Evening Dinner with Session at 6:30 pm

Evening Session at 7:00 pm


Please contact Janice Mercure at 603-883-0757, ext. 4 or janicemercure@stjoenash.org for more information or to register.


Please click here for registration form.

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Lenten Regulations For Fasting and Abstinence

All Catholics from the age of 18 until age 59 are asked to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. In addition, all Catholics from the age of 14 or older are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday.


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CRS Rice Bowl 2024 First Week of Lent A Season For Reflection

In Akwangagwel, Uganda, the climate is very hot and dry.  Farmers in this region depend heavily on the rainy season for a successful harvest. But lately—due to the changing climate—the rain has been coming later than it used to and is more inconsistent. Sometimes, when it does rain, it causes flooding and ruins the crops. Learn how Adolf and Florence have taken the matter into their own hands, implementing new farming techniques they learned from a Catholic Relief Services program to improve their farm and fight against hunger in their community.


Please consider picking up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl which are available on tables in the Narthex. 


Visit www.crsricebowl.org to learn more and read this week’s Story of Hope.

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Prayer Shawl Blessing & Availability

Bishop Christian will be blessing prayer shawls after all the Masses next weekend, March 2nd– 3rd. Members of our Prayer Shawl Ministry will be available to offer these shawls to yourself or to someone you know who may find themselves in need of this homemade symbol of prayer and support. It is our hope that each person who receives a prayer shawl will feel comforted by the warm embrace of our heavenly Father during a time of tragedy, illness or difficult situation.

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UPDATE: “Brown Bag” Weekend

Thank you so much for reaching out and responding to our Brown Bag Weekend appeal to help Corpus Christi Food Pantry and Assistance. Many of the requested items will help the pantry assemble Easter baskets for their client families.


Bless you for your support!

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Grief Share Group

Grieving the death of a loved one? Join us any time during the13 sessions.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm beginning Feb. 21st for 13 weeks

Where: St. John Neumann Hall,

708 Milford Rd, Merrimack

Contact: Deacon Brian Lester, deacon@sjnnh

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The Men of St. Joseph Next Meeting

Please join us for Faith Formation, Fellowship and Food.

Saturday, February 24th

@ 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.

Please sign up at: https://www.stjoenash.org/register-mosj or email Deacon Doug Hoffer at: doughoffer@stjoenash.org


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WINGS ~ Registration open for our March 9 Gathering!

 All women are welcome to attend the upcoming WINGS gathering on Saturday, March 9 from 10AM-noon.   This first gathering of the new year has a theme of “Beginnings”.  A short spiritual prayer time will be followed by a festive tea and goodies with an extended social time.


Pre-registration is required by clicking here or by calling the parish office at 603-883-0757.

Looking forward to new beginnings with you!


Now we welcome the new year...full of things that have never been. Resolve to be always beginning...to be a beginner. - Rainer Maria Rilke

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KNIGHTS NEWS

NEW: Blood Drive Update

The Knights of Columbus would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in the February 16th blood drive. They assisted in collecting 39 units of blood on a goal of 27, impacting the lives of 117 hospital patients.


Thank you for giving the gift of life!

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40 Days For Life Spring 2024 Manchester Campaign

From Wed. Feb. 14th through Sunday March 24th every day from 7am to 7pm, you’re invited to join other Christians in more than 60 countries and 600 cities around the world for 40 Days for Life – seeking an end to abortion through prayer, fasting, and outreach to offer hope and options to anyone dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Did you know that more than 64,000,000 abortions have been performed in the USA in the past 50 years (THAT'S 3500 PER DAY)? Please join us as prayerful, peaceful, non-confrontational witnesses to the sanctity of all human life during the local 40-day vigil on the public sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood, 24 Pennacook Street, Manchester. We pray for ALL victims of abortion--unborn children, parents, families, abortion workers, legislators...because it affects everyone in our society.


For more information, please visit our website at 40daysforlife.com/manchester. You can sign up for vigil hours by creating an account on the website, or, if you prefer, just contact Manchester Leader, Norm Thibault, at 603-289-0574 and he'll do the signup steps for you.


You're invited to attend our kickoff event at 2pm Sunday Feb. 11th, at St. Elizabeth Seton Church hall, Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford.

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Souhegan Deanery Lenten Penance Service

Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Parish

216 E. Dunstable Road, Nashua


As we prepare for Lent and Easter, come to the Lord and experience the extraordinary grace of His forgiveness!


Many priests will be available

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GIFT Assignment

Second Sunday of Lent

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EDGE (Faith Formation for Grades 6, 7, & 8)

Sunday, March 3rd, 6-8:00 pm

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Living the Liturgy at Home

PRAYER


Prayer before a Crucifix:

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


How is our family taking the time to listen to the Word of God this Lent?

Do we need to be shown something in order for us to be impressed enough to believe it? How do images help us to know something?

FAITH IN ACTION


Choose a way to pray more often this Lent. Consult your parish bulletin or website for prayer opportunities. Explore a different devotion every week.


DID YOU KNOW?


...that there are three different accounts of the Transfiguration in the Gospels, one in each of the three Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke? Each year on the Second Sunday of Lent, we hear one of these accounts. They all share the same basic structure but differ in some of the details.


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


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Corpus Christi Food Pantry Requests

Updated: 2/20/24


Items that are low at the pantry:


Granola Bars & Peanut Butter Crackers

Tomato Soup & Cream Soups

Spam, Canned Ham, & Baked Beans

Mayo & Ketchup

Tomato Sauce

Ramen Noodles

Shampoo & Conditioner


Our parish donated 638 pounds of food for a value of $1,223.23 for the month of January


Thank you for your incredible generosity and

continued support!

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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. 


Mac & Cheese, Pop Tarts & Girl’s Socks

Gift cards to: Dunkin Donuts, Subway & McDonald’s


Thank you for your continued 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


“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


HOLY HOUR WITH ROSARY

(Chapel)

6:00-7:00 pm


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,

beginning with the Rosary, quiet time

and faith building prayers.


ADULT FORMATION RESOURCES

Resources can be found on our parish

website: www.stjoenash.org/grow-in-faith

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2024 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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Parish Communications

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

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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. 

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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.


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We are now on Instagram!

GOOD NEWS!  We are now also on Instagram! Please follow us at:   https://www.instagram.com/stjoenash/

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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! ***

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🎶 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

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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.".

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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!

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