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:  8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

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

In accordance with the recent reinstatement of the city of Nashua’s indoor mask mandate, anyone over the age of two is required to wear a mask while in the church facility through the end of January, regardless of their vaccination status.  Masks will be available for your convenience.

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

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday:  8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

LIVE STREAM ARCHIVED RECORDINGS

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 1:1-4; 4:14-21

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.  

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In Memoriam

Let us pray for all those who died recently.

 May our compassionate and loving God welcome


Jane Rioux, Frances Lisa and

Albert Miller


into His Kingdom and bring comfort to us who mourn.


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Baptism

Addison Claire Kudla

daughter of Nathan & Meaghan (Doogan) Kudla

&

Gracelyn Rae Zibell

daughter of Jeremy & Katelyn (Soucy) Zibell

were recently baptized.

We prayerfully welcome them into our Catholic faith.

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~ The Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intention ~

January ~ For True Human Fraternity


We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.

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Calendar Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to:


01/27/22  Dana & Dave Ketchen  $100

01/26/22  Cindy Bromley  $100

01/25/22  Lisa McCall  $100

01/24/22  Amber Dubois  $100

01/23/22  Ann Kelley  $125

01/22/22  Donna Cormier  $100

01/21/22  Francine Davis-Campano  $100

01/20/22  Pearly Deneault  $100

01/19/22  Mary Anne Laning  $100

01/18/22  Leona Kerouac  $100

01/17/22  David Dzierzanowski  $100

01/16/22  Eric & Kimberly Dupont  $125

01/15/22  The Ladner Family  $100

0i1/14/22  Louie DiGregorio  $100

01/13/22  Michelle Alfonso  $100

01/12/22  Doris Berry  $100

01/11/22  Kevin Flynn  $100

01/10/22  Maureen Taddeo  $100

01/09/22  Robin Reid  $125

01/08/22  Charlie & Camey Sorensen  $100

1/7/22  Corina & Cathryna McLaughlin  $100

1/6/22  Jessica Constant  $100

1/5/22  Greg & Rilee Houlne  $100

1/4/22  Jason Cardinal  $100

1/3/22  Chris & Marcia Russo  $100

1/2/22  Philip Campbell  $125

1/1/22  Wendy Toher $200

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St. Joseph Parish Prayer Wall

We’re excited to share that we are transitioning our St. Joseph Parish email prayer line to our new Prayer Wall.  The Prayer Wall is a special page on our website, which will allow the submission of prayer requests. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please visit our Prayer Wall at: www.stjoenash.org/pray-together and submit your requests.


If you have a heart for intercessory prayer, we also invite you to read and pray for the prayer requests posted to the Prayer Wall from our parish and community.


If you do not have internet access, you may still call the parish office at: 603-883-0757, ext. 2 to have your prayer request added to the Prayer Wall.

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NEW: 2nd Collection Diocesan Catholic School Education ~ Next Weekend: Feb. 5th- 6th

This collection is taken to assist the parish in funding its financial support for Catholic elementary

and junior high schools. The proceeds from this collection remain in the parish to offset costs for Diocesan Catholic School Education.


Thank you so much for your support!

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NEW: Art & Environment Committee Can You Help?

The Art and Environment Committee will hold its Lent and Easter preparation meeting on Monday, February 14th at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room.  Anyone who would like to join us to learn more about this committee and what we do is welcome. We’d love to have you! If you plan on attending the meeting, please contact Ann Kelley at 603-886-1909 so we can contact you in the event of a meeting rescheduling. Thank you

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NEW: Next Men of St. Joseph Meeting

Please join us for Faith Formation, Fellowship and Food 

Saturday, February 12th @ 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 welcome all men to join us on this journey.


For more information and to sign up (solely to establish a breakfast count), please use this link:

https://www.stjoenash.org/men-of-st-joseph.

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NEW: Academy Of Notre Dame

The advantages and appeal of a Catholic School education has never been more prevalent than now. The Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro offers full day, coeducational, in-person learning for Pre-Kindergarten three-year-olds through grade 12.  NDA provides a foundation of education that encourages young minds to think critically, embrace their faith, and take on academic challenges. We encourage you to visit our website and to schedule a tour with our Director of  Admissions, Mrs. Charlotte Kelly. Tours are offered each weekday between 8 am and 2 pm and are by appointment only.


To schedule a tour, please call the Admissions Office at 978-649- 7611, Ext. 351. Visit us at: www.NDATyngsboro.org.


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NEW: With Appreciation

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sr. Claudette Gagnon, CSC & Sr. Estelle Neveu, CSC for

their recent help stuffing bulletins.


 We appreciate the gift of your time!


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Join Us For Scout Sunday!

The Scouts of St. Joseph Parish will celebrate Scout Sunday on February 6th at the 10:00 am Mass. All current and former Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and leaders from any unit are welcome to join us for the celebration. We will meet in the Parish Hall before Mass and process in together. Please try to be there by 9:30am but no later than 9:45am.


If you are a Eucharistic minister, lector or altar server and would like to serve for this Mass, please make the arrangements with your appropriate parish contact.

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Inclement Weather

If Nashua schools are closed or delayed due to snow/ice, daily Mass will be cancelled.   Nashua school district closing/delay information can be found on the WMUR  website. Mass intentions will be rescheduled to a later date.  The parish office will open once weather conditions improve.  However, please call and check before visiting.


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Presentation of Mary Academy

Presentation of Mary Academy offers a Catholic education that prepares your child for academic, spiritual and social success! Now accepting students for the 2022-23 in grades Pre-K through junior high. Call to schedule a private tour of the school and the new ATHLETIC AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.


Visit our web site  and click on the inquiry link.


For more information, please contact Kim Flint at 603-889-6054.

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Treasurer and Bookkeeper Needed!

Corpus Christi Food Pantry is looking for two new volunteers. This is a unique opportunity for you to provide essential and needed service to people in your community. We are in search of a Bookkeeper and a Treasurer to oversee the day to day monetary transactions of the Pantry.


The Treasurer would be a member of our Board of Directors, would prepare the annual fiscal budget, and file all tax returns, etc.


The Bookkeeper would be responsible for the general bookkeeping and day to day clerical updates.


Please contact Diana Lavash at 603-424-2491, if you are interested in either of these positions. Thank you!

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KNIGHTS NEWS

Knights of Columbus Council 12311

St. Joseph the Worker Parish



Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, February 6th

After the 8 & 10 am Masses

In the Parish Hall

No charge ~ Donations accepted!


Get ‘em while they’re hot! Please help support our Knights and their good works by making a donation and stacking your plate high at the pancake breakfast!


Blood Drive

Friday, February 18th, 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!

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Parish Book Club

Our next book club meeting will be held in the Founders Room on January 24th.  We will be discussing: Finding God's Will for You by St. Francis de Sales. We will begin at 6:30 for socializing, with our book discussion starting at 6:45. Please join us! We’d love to have you!


Please note: If you plan on attending any of the above meetings, please email Peggy Sacco at: mesacco6693@aol.com so that we can contact you in the event of a meeting rescheduling. Thank you!

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2022 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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Faith Formation

GIFT Assignment:  Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time


EDGE (Faith Formation for Grades 6,7, & 8) ~ Next session with students: Sunday, February 6th 6:00-8:00 pm.


NEW: First Reconciliation


Children preparing to receive First Reconciliation must be in the second grade. The Mid Book Review will be held on the weekend of January 29th/30th after all the Masses in the church.


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Living the Liturgy at Home

PRAYER


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.


CONVERSATION QUESTIONS


Do we listen to Jesus? How much is Scripture a part of our family’s spiritual development?

How might we be more open to Jesus’ message?


FAITH IN ACTION


Before attending Mass next Sunday, ask everyone to pay special attention to the Scripture readings and the homily. After Mass, have a family discussion about what you heard in the readings and in the homily. Was there anything in the readings about God’s promises?

Did the readings help us learn more about who God is? Was the homily prophetic or visionary? Did the homilist challenge you to turn to God? How did the community respond? How will you respond as a family?


DID YOU KNOW?


…that the United States bishops issued a document in 1982 titled Fulfilled in Your Hearing: The Homily in the Sunday Assembly? This document was particularly written for priests and deacons and offered guidelines and advice for effective homilies. The title was drawn from this passage in Luke that we have heard the past two Sundays.


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

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Update: Corpus Christi Food Pantry Requests

(Updated 01/24/22)


Items that are low at the pantry:


Scalloped Potatoes

Baked Beans

Carrots

Mustard & Ketchup

Coffee (1 lb. or less container)

Shampoo &Conditioner


The pantry is also in need of paper and plastic grocery

bags and empty cardboard egg cartons. Thank you!


Thank you for your 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. 


New Requests as of 01/10/22


Macaroni & Cheese, Pop Tarts &

Individual Packaged Snacks

Gift cards to: Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s, Wendy’s

Market Basket & Shaw's


Thank you for your continued support!

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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


Thursday Holy Hour

(Chapel)

At 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, beginning with the Rosary, quiet time and faith building prayers.

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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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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!