Saturday: 4 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m.

Weekdays (Mon-Thurs): 8 a.m.

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday:  9 a.m. - noon

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WELCOME TO

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.

 

BEING GOOD STEWARDS.  GROWING GOD'S GIFTS​.

MASS SCHEDULE

Please join us in celebrating the

most holy Eucharist 

Weekend Masses:

Saturday at 4 p.m.

Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
 

Weekday Masses:

Monday-Thursday at 8 a.m.


Can't find a Mass that works for your schedule?  See our new Mass Finder!

CONFESSION:  Saturday at 3 p.m. or by request

 
 
SUNDAY'S GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

John 1:29-34

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.  

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  There will NOT be 8am Mass.





Martin Luther King, Jr Day

All Are Welcome!  Please Join Us!


Pray the Rosary Please join us to pray the Rosary on Monday-Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m in the church in front of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and on Thursday evenings from 6 - 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel.


"The Rosary is my favorite prayer." ~ Pope John Paul II


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:  Please join us for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. in the Chapel, and on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Chapel.  


“Spend as much time as possible in front of the Blessed Sacrament and He will fill you with His strength and His power.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta


Please note:  On Tuesdays, if a Eucharistic Minister is not available to stay past 7:00 p.m. the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed at that time. 


First Saturday Devotion requested by Our Lady of Fatima, Confession at 3 PM, Mass and reception of the Eucharist, then after Mass the Rosary is prayed in the Eucharistic Chapel with meditation of the mysteries with the intentions of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the 5 blasphemies against her.


Make a New Year's Resolution!

January ~ Evangelization:  Promotion of World Peace


We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.


Watch video here.

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

To our dear parishoners, here you can find the letter from Bishop Christian and parish financial report for the fiscal year July 2018-June 2019, the Tithing Summary, a letter from the Finance Committee and the Financial Report.

Parish Financial Report from Bishop Christian

With Appreciation…


Thank you dear friends for the many greetings, kindnesses and prayers I received over our Christmas observances. Each was an affirmation of how truly blessed I am to be a part of the St. Joseph the Worker Parish family. And may God’s blessings be upon you and yours throughout the new year.  ~ Gratefully yours in Christ, Deacon Ray Wheeler

A Note of Thanks!

January is Poverty Awareness Month.  Join the U.S. Bishops, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Catholic community in the United States in taking up Pope Francis' challenge to live in solidarity with the poor!  Click here for Daily Ways to Learn About Poverty.

Poverty Awareness

If you received a tax statement last year you will automatically receive a copy of your 2019 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.

2019 Tax Statements

Come join us for our second Meat Bingo event of the season!   This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and all the funds raised from this event go directly to our organization. Most games are only $1 to play and the more players we have, the more money we can raise for our teams. It’s always a good time for all!  Bring your family and friends!  Come down and support St. Joe’s CYO!  GO CHARGERS!!!


CYO Meat Bingo ~ Saturday February 8th at 6:30-9:00pm

Join the Prayer Shawl Ministry!


The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting in the Founder's room on Tuesday, January 28th from 6-8pm. Members are asked to bring their current project. Our members knit and crochet prayer shawls.  At this meeting, we will expand our skills by learning how to make a braided edge fleece prayer blanket (minimal sewing involved).  If you would like to join our ministry, please come.  We would love to meet and welcome you!   


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Boys and Girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the Knights of Columbus district free-throw contest on Saturday, January 18th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Parish of the Resurrection gym, 449 Broad Street, Nashua. The competition will be the best of 25 free throws, with winners advancing to the state free-throw contest. Certificates of participation and trophies for the winners will be awarded after the competition. Last sign-up for the contest will be 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 18th.  Questions: Joel Ackerman (603-594-0299).


FREE THROW CONTACT ~ AGES 9-14

We invite women in our diocese, ages 14-40, who are considering a vocation to the religious life or would simply like some help hearing the Lord's call for their life, to an evening of prayer, conversation with consecrated women, and dinner.  Click here for more information and to register.  

Miriam Dinner ~ February 7th 6-8pm

Edward Arthur Constant son of Joseph & Amanda (Sarne) Constant was recently baptized. We prayerfully welcome him into our Catholic faith.

Baptism

Bishop Robert Barron Pivotal Players Volume II


The Pivotal Players is a multi-part series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of western civilization. This short study focuses on two incredible saints from the fourth and fifth centuries: St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Benedict of Nursia.  It will also focus on: Flannery O’Conner and Bishop Fulton Sheen.  Sessions will be held in the morning and evening on Thursdays during Lent.  More details to come!


Coming this Lent.....

Each year Churches gather to pray together for the full unity which is Christ's will “that all may be one,” as he and the Father are one during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Please click here for more details.  

Christian Unity ~ January 18-25th

Enlightening Hearts and Minds since 1926 Ages 3 through grade 8


The Presentation of Mary Academy, located in Hudson, NH is a vibrant, private Catholic school made up of committed parents, teachers and staff. We invite you to visit our school and experience first-hand why parents and students love the caring, safe, learning environment found at PMA. Steeped in the traditions of the Catholic faith, PMA challenges every student to their fullest academic potential in a student centered learning environment. The students enjoy our state of the art Athletic and Performing Arts Center and turf athletic field along with top classroom technology including Starboards, Chromebooks and Google Classroom for all grade levels. Private tours for new families are being scheduled now. For more information, please contact June Nolet, Admissions Director at 603-889-6054 option 2 or jnolet@pmaschool.org. Visit us on the web at www.pmaschool.org.


Presentation of Mary Academy

Are you interested in:

  • Supporting and growing your faith
  • Fostering and strengthening your values
  • Becoming a better person, family man, and member of the Church Community?


The Men of St. Joseph is a group of men who meet on a monthly basis to learn and pray together and encourage each other. All are welcome!


Life can be a struggle as we strive to balance the many facets of our lives:   husband, father, son, worker, friend, mentor and caregiver.


It can be easier when we find others who share and are committed to our goals and who, through St. Joseph’s example, help us to become the best version of ourselves.


No Cost, No Commitments, No Projects


Our Next Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2019 from 7:30am to 9:00am in the Church Hall.  Free Breakfast:  A full breakfast will be served.


For more information, and to register (solely to establish a breakfast count), please come to the Church Hall after all weekend Masses, or visit our webpage.


No Cost, No Commitments, No Projects.  Please join us!

Come Hear About and Experience The Men of St. Joseph

Next EDGE sessions for  Grades 6, 7, 8 & 9:  Sunday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m.  


First Reconciliation Mid Book Review:

January 25th/26th after all Masses


GIFT Assignment ~ Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  (Cycle A)


For more information please contact Miss Janice at 603-883-0757, ext. 4 or janicemecure@stjoenash.org.


Faith Formation

The Welcome Committee teams that greet all of you when you arrive for the weekend Masses have a special request.  If you’ve scheduled a Mass intention for a family member or friend at one of our weekend liturgies that you plan on attending, would you consider arriving 15 minutes prior to Mass to let the greeters know that you are interested in bringing up the offertory gifts?  If there are no family members or friends available to bring up the gifts, the greeters will have to ask a few of the Mass attendees or the ushers. Thank you for considering this special request!


Offertory Special Request

This weekend:  January 18th—19th Support our Seminarians


Please pray for our seminarians by name and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life in New Hampshire.  Visit: www.catholicnh/seminarian for more information.    Thank you for your prayers and support!

Diocesan Seminarian Fund Collection

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Emel Ashkouri, Donna Cormier, Francine Davis-Campano, Sr. Claudette Gagnon, Ann Marie Gamache, Patty Hamm, Peg Larkin, Eleanor Lynch and Sr. Estelle Neveu for their help with the recent Finance Report mailing.


Thank you to Andrea & Caroline Hoffer for their help with a recent bereavement reception.  


We’d also like to thank Sr. Claudette Gagnon, Diane Mattock and Sr. Estelle Neveu for helping to stuff bulletins last week.


We sincerely appreciate the gift of your time!

We Love our Volunteers!

Discover the beauty and treasures of the faith.


Jason Evert is a bestselling author of more than 15 books and has spoken to more than one million people on six continents.


Featuring stories of St John Paul II


Monday March 16, 2020 7:00 PM

216 E Dunstable Rd, Nashua, NH 03062

For more info:  603-888-0321

Why Be Catholic?

9 Days for Life 2020 will take place Tuesday, January 21 - Wednesday, January 29.
    

9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted  novena for the respect and protection  of human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and  related information.  Sign up to receive the novena by email, text message, or an app at www.9daysforlife.com.   Additional resources to observe the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children are  available here.

Nine Days for Life

Register for a suicide awareness workshop on January 27, 2020 geared to educate parents, teachers and parish leaders on how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate conversation and get him or her help.  Click here to download a flyer for more details.

Suicide Prevention

Every year, hundreds of New Hampshire residents travel together by chartered coaches on a pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The trip is a prayerful, powerful experience that contributes to the further establishment of a culture of life in our country.  This year, the trip begins early Thursday morning, January 23, 2020. Busses begin their return to New Hampshire shortly after the march, arriving back in the state very early Saturday morning, January 25.  Click here for contact information and how to register.


Are you a school student in grades 6-12? Do you want to attend this year's March for Life rally in Washington, DC?

Click here for more information and how to enter the essay contest  for a chance to win a free trip to the March for Life on Friday, January 24, 2020!  All runners up will be provided half of the registration fee.

Join the March for Life!

Our parish book club meets on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our next meeting will be held in the Founder's room on February 19th.  We will be discussing The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God's.  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 March thru June 2020


Wednesday, March 18

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.

Parish Book Club

The January 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!  For more information on the Word Among Us, please click here. 

Word Among Us

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 who has continued to contribute to our efforts!


*** Recent Requests ***

Socks for women and men

Macaroni & Cheese (in microwave cups)

Ramen Noodles (microwavable)

Frosted Pop Tarts

Gift cards to: Dunkin, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway, etc.

What so ever you do........

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.

2020 Mass Book

We’ve been alerted once again that some of our parishioners have been receiving emails as well as text messages claiming to be Bishop Christian looking for help in various ways. These emails and texts are NOT from Bishop Christian. If you receive an email or a text message using Bishop Christian’s name, please do not respond and call the parish office to report it. Thank you. 


Here are two Xfinity links to some helpful information regarding cyber scams. 


https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/phishing-scams

https://www.xfinity.com/hub/cyber-savvy


Scam Alert!

Please visit our new Music for the Soul page.   Here you will find a variety of beautiful, uplifting Christian songs to lift your soul and to inspire love and gratitude to the Creator.  We've also created a few curated Spotify playlists for you.  Visit often and enjoy!

Music for the Soul!

Please visit our Grow in Faith webpage to find many resources to help grow your faith - podcasts, videos, on line Cathecism, on line bible, etc. 

Looking for resources to Grow in Faith?

For those of you who might be interested in using “online giving” please go to our On Line giving page or call Helen Dumont in the Finance Office for more details at 603-883-0757, ext. 3.

Online Giving

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!

Got Pictures?

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

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