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SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER PARISH
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.
LIVE MASS STREAMING
All of our Weekend Masses are now being streamed LIVE! Previously recorded Masses can be found in the Archive below.
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
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
by: Bishop Christian
The Pope’s September Prayer Intention
For People Living On The Margins
We pray for those persons living
on the margins of society, in
inhumane life conditions; may
they not be overlooked by institutions and never
considered of lesser importance.
Let us pray for all those who died
recently. May our compassionate
and loving God welcome
into His Kingdom and bring comfort
to us who mourn.
NEW: Priesthood Sunday, September 24th
This Sunday is Priesthood Sunday. This is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States and to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priest as central to the life of the Church. It is a day of gratitude, reaffirmation and celebration for the gift of ordained priesthood. Pope Francis enthusiastically encourages us to “support your priests with your love and prayers, that they may always be shepherds after Christ’s heart.” We at St. Joseph are especially grateful to Bishop Christian for being such a devoted and holy shepherd to our parish family. He is a true example of what it means to be a good steward.
Prayer for Priests
Gracious and loving God, we thank you for
the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence
in the sacraments.
Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.
Set their souls on fire with love for your people.
Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength
they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.
Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.
Help them to become instruments of your
We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives
and reigns as our Eternal Priest.
The Men of St. Joseph Next Meeting
Please join us for Faith Formation,
Fellowship and Food.
@ 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:
or email Deacon Doug Hoffer at:
Updated: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
If you are seeking to know Christ or if you know someone seeking to know Christ then please join us on Sunday, October 8th 11:30 am in the Founders’ Room. We will discuss how you or someone you know can come to know Christ through RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). There will be an open question and answer discussion to see if this is right for you.
I look forward to meeting you and assisting with your journey toward becoming Catholic and knowing Christ. For more information please contact Deacon Roland Leduc at: 617-279-9002 or email@example.com. Thank you and God bless
UPDATE: Missionary Cooperation Plan
Since 1959, MDA has made it possible for Catholic doctors, dentists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to share their gifts and live their faith at mission hospitals in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. These medical professionals provide both direct patient care and training for local healthcare professionals, always with the goal of working themselves out of a job.
Through your generosity, our parish raised $6,739 to assist MDA with their mission of healing and partnership of hope. MDA is most grateful and ask for your continued prayers of support. God bless you!
NEW: Diocese of Manchester Blue Mass
All are welcome to this Mass to pray for and with the members of law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers on Sunday, October 1st, 10:30 am St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, NH.
NEW: Cathedral Gift Shop
The Cathedral Gift Shop is now open! Located in the rectory building at St. Joseph Cathedral (145 Lowell St., Manchester), the Gift Shop carries greeting cards, rosaries, crucifixes, sacramental gifts, home goods, children’s items, and books - all faithful to the Catholic teaching. Store hours are: Mon. 9-2, Tues. 9-2, Wed. 9-5:30, Thurs. 9-2, Fri. 9-2, & Sat. 9-3:30. Anyone interested in becoming a gift shop volunteer may complete an application at: stjosephcathedralnh.org/giftshop.
Please support our diocesan parishes!
Everyone Loves A Gift Card!
The Family Ministry will be sponsoring a Rafflemania at the Holiday Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, November 18th. The items for this raffle will be gift cards from various stores, restaurants and other businesses.
If anyone is interested in donating to the raffle, they are asked to consider gifts cards from any store, restaurant, gas station or movie theater. Any amount from $10 and up would be greatly appreciated.
Donations may be placed in an envelope marked “Rafflemania” and placed in the collection box or dropped off at the parish office. All proceeds to this raffle are donated to the parish.
New Hampshire Catholic Appeal
We continue to be extremely grateful to all our parishioners who have given to the NH Catholic Appeal. As of 9/11/23, we have raised $70,770 (cash & pledges by 193 donors) toward our goal of $51,000. 100% of the funds raised above this appeal goal will be returned to our parish this year.
Thank you so much for your support of these important needs and ministries of the Church! God bless you for your generosity!
NEW: Change of Parish Board Member For CCFPA
When Corpus Christi was founded it was decided that each parish in the city would have a representative on a Board of Directors to oversee the work of the agency. For more than 12 years, Rick Donaruma has represented St. Joseph on this board and has served for several years as its treasurer. Rick has decided to step down from this position and the parish thanks him for his many years of dedicated and loving service to the important work assisting people in need in the name of Christ. To replace him as parish representative, Bishop Christian has named Stephen Pecukonis. Steve and his wife, Rosemary, have volunteered at the agency for some time and he brings a wealth of experience to this position. Thank you to Steve for his willingness to represent us in the continuance of the essential mission of Corpus Christi.
Fall 2023 Manchester Campaign
From September 27th thru November 5th 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 www.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 September 24th, on the public sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood, 24 Pennacook Street, Manchester".
2023 Memorial Bricks
Applications for the 2023 Memorial Bricks are available in the plastic wall jackets in the gathering space. We have a new form this year (click here to view). There are check boxes to indicate the Marian Garden and Flag Pole areas. Once you’ve completed the form, please either mail or return it to the parish office with payment. The deadline for requests is: September 29th. For more details please call John Puliafico at 603-883-0757, ext. 6.
Knights of Columbus Council 12311
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Friday, October 20th, 1-6 pm
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!
EDGE (Faith Formation for Grades 6, 7, & 8)
Sunday, September 24th, 6-8:00 pm
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Living the Liturgy at Home
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.
Recall a time when you encountered a situation that wasn’t fair. Were there feelings of jealousy? How would God view that situation?
FAITH IN ACTION
Conduct an Internet search regarding how your family can support fair trade by purchasing products for which workers are paid a fair wage. You can also learn about various fair trade news, projects, and ways to bring fair trade to your community. Start with crsfairtrade.org for information on the importance of fair trade?
DID YOU KNOW?
...that the US bishops’ document Economic Justice for All states that the economy is one of the primary places we live out our faith? Deciding where to work, how to spend our money, which products to buy, and what charities and causes we support shows our commitment to loving our neighbor and building local and global communities guided by justice and peace.
2020 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on June 25, 2020.
Corpus Christi Food Pantry Requests
Items that are low at the pantry:
Canned Tuna & Canned Spam
Coffee (16 oz. or smaller)
Dish Soap (32 oz. or smaller)
Men’s & Women’s Deodorant
Shampoo (24 oz. or smaller)
Hand Bar Soap
Our parish donated 645 lbs. of food for a value of
$1,238.40 in August
Thank you for your incredible generosity and
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.
As of: August 2023
Mac & Cheese, Pop Tarts & Girl’s Socks
Gift cards to: Dunkin Donuts, Subway & McDonald’s
Thank you for your continued generosity!
All Are Welcome! Please Join Us!
Adoration Of the Blessed Sacrament
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
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,
beginning with the Rosary, quiet time
and faith building prayers.
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.
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.
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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🎶 Music for the Soul! 🎶
During difficult times, music can draw us closer to God and through his grace bring peace to our troubled hearts.
Grow in Faith Resources
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.".
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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