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BEING GOOD STEWARDS.  GROWING GOD'S GIFTS​.

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.

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MASS SCHEDULE

Public Weekend Mass: 
Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.

Public Daily Mass: 
Monday - Thursday at 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, 4PM
Sunday, 10AM

CHURCH OPEN FOR PERSONAL PRAYER

In addition to Masses, the church will also be open during the following hours for private prayer: ***
 

Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

CONFESSION

Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.*** 

***Please be sure to maintain proper physical distancing (at least 6 feet) when entering, inside and exiting the church.  We also ask that if you or someone in your household has any symptoms such as a cough, fever, sore throat, etc., please refrain from entering the church. We thank you for your patience and consideration during this difficult time.

 
SUNDAY'S GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

Matthew 22:15-21

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

WEEKLY
BULLETIN

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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 Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

October ~ Evangelization:  The Laity’s Mission in the Church



We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.


Pope Francis: God is supreme

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2020 / 05:13 am MT (CNA).- Catholics, by virtue of their baptism, must affirm to the world God’s primacy in human life and in history, Pope Francis said Sunday.


Click here to read more.


First Communion/Confirmation Zoom Retreat

There will be a First Communion/Confirmation Retreat for the children who were in the third grade last year. The retreat will be via a Zoom session on Sunday, October 25th at 6:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Janice at 603-883-0757, ext. 4 or janicemercure@stjoenash.org.

NEW: Worldwide Marriage Encounter is "Virtual"!

“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” Your marriage belongs to God. Bring God into your marriage on the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience via Zoom for seven sessions every Monday and Thursday evenings starting on November 2nd - 23rd from 7-9:30pm. Registration is limited and a $100 application fee is required.  For more information or to apply, call John & Toni Torio at 718-344-3700 or visit them at https://www.wwme.org/.

NEW: Virtual Vocation Dinners

The Lord is continuing to call! We would like to invite men and women in our diocese who are considering a vocation in the Church or would simply like some help hearing the Lord’s call for their life, to a virtual evening of prayer and conversation with the Vocations Team of the Diocese of Manchester. 


Virtual St. Andrew Dinner with men of all ages:  Friday, 11/13/20 at 7pm

Virtual Miriam Dinner with women of all ages:  Friday 11/20/20 at 7pm.


For more information and to register, please visit the diocesan vocations website at liveinblackandwhite.com.

Are you someone or do you know someone who...
  • is interested in learning about the Catholic faith?

  • is interested in entering the Catholic faith?

  •  is interested in helping others discover and enter theCatholic faith?


If you answered yes to any ofthese, then please contact Deacon Roland Leduc at: 617-279-9002 or r-leduc@comcast.net.


May God bless you on this day and every day!


Celebrating Respect Life Month!

Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between.  During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life. You’re invited to join Catholics nationwide in celebrating Respect Life Month this October with the message: “Live the Gospel of Life”, by visiting www.respectlife.org.

Fall Fundraiser 2020

We’re happy to announce that our 2020 fall fundraiser will be a calendar raffle full of great gift cards and cash prizes to be awarded daily. The calendar will be for the month of January, 2021 and will be available to purchase in November for $10 each. This calendar will make a wonderful stocking stuffer or gift for family and friends! For those who have generously contributed theme baskets, gift cards and supported our annual Holiday Craft Fair in the past, we prayerfully ask you to consider making cash donations to this new fundraiser and with the money received, the parish will fill the calendar days with prizes. The deadline for these cash donations is Friday, October 23rd.


You may send us your donations by mail, dropping in the collection basket or at the parish office. Thank you for your continued support and generosity!


 We appreciate all you do for our parish!

KNIGHTS NEWS

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St. Joseph the Worker Parish


Real Options Baby Bottle Benefit  🍼


Real Options (A Care Net Center) provides a safe place where those facing unexpected pregnancy can receive accurate information and compassionate, non-judgmental care. Their practical services coupled with their genuine offer to walk alongside them, empower moms and dads to chose life for their unborn children.  The Baby Bottle Benefit is a really simple way to raise funds to help provide vital services to clients facing unplanned pregnancies.


How you can help:


  • Take home an empty baby bottle (they are available through the parish office)

  • Fill it with your loose change, bills or a check (payable to: Real Options).

  • Return the filled bottle to church on October 24th-25th


Thank you in advance for supporting our ministry to women in crisis.


UPDATE: Red Cross Blood Drive


The Knights of Columbus would like to extend a great big thank you to everyone who took part in the October 2nd blood drive. They assisted in collecting 38 units of blood, impacting the lives of 114 hospital patients!


Thank you for giving the gift of life!

Thank you! We Love Our Volunteers ❤️

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Nancy Armstrong, Emel Ashkouri, Francine Davis-Campano, Peg Larkin, Eleanor Lynch, Molly McMahon and Vicki Provencher for their help with our recent Fall Fundraiser 2020 mailing.


Thank you so much for the gift of your time!

Recently Baptized

Sophia Grace Spaulding

daughter of William & Elizabeth (Jackson) Spaulding was recently baptized. We prayerfully welcome her into our Catholic faith.

Monthly Word Search Puzzles

For many of us, 2020 has meant that we spend more time at home and we find ourselves reaching for a book or the television remote to watch a show or movie. To add a little something to the mix, we’re creating a monthly Word Search puzzle for you or to share with family/friends.  


Our first word search was published in August and the theme was “The Assumption of Mary”. If you missed it, click here to view the  August 9th bulletin and enjoy the puzzle!


September's  word search theme is “Angels”.  If you missed it, click here to view the  August 20th bulletin and enjoy the puzzle!

Living the Liturgy at Home

Twenty-Nineth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Repay to God What Belongs to God


Prayer


Lord Jesus Christ, in your holy face we see the face of God. Help us to keep our eyes always fixed on you, so that in everything we do, we may be pleasing to you.  May we love you and follow you all the way to God’s kingdom, where you live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.


Conversation Questions


Jesus tells us there are things we must do for our city, state, and country. What are some of the ways we can show we are faithful citizens? Jesus tells us there are things we must do as Christians, followers of Jesus. What are some ways we can show we are faithful Christians? Are some things easy? Are some things hard?


Faith in Action 


What does it mean for us that God’s name is hallowed? Pray the prayer as a family this week. Sometimes we need to remember to stay true to God. This is not always easy,  especially in our society today. We may find that it is hard to follow the teachings of Jesus consistently or that attending Mass on a regular basis is challenging. We can commit to living as Jesus taught and decide how our family will “give to God what belongs to God.”


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Faith Formation

GIFT Assignment:  29th Sunday of Ordinary Time Assignment will be in Google Classroom


Next EDGE Zoom Meeting: Sunday, October 18th at 6:00pm

Corpus Christi Food Pantry ~ ❗️ New Items for October ❗️

Heartfelt thanks for your September donations. God bless you all for your continued generosity!


“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you

gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me”

Matthew 25:35


October Requests


  • Canned Carrots

  •  Syrup

  • Hamburger Helper

  •  Ketchup

  • Stuffing & Gravy

  •  Olives

  • Instant Potatoes

  • Ramen Noodles

  • Cranberry Sauce

  • Muffin Mix

  • Saltines

  • Toothpaste & Shampoo

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. 


Thank you to everyone for your continued donations!


❗️New Requests as of 9/8/20❗️


  • Pop Tarts, Ramen Noodles, small packets of mayonnaise

  • Mac ’n Cheese in single serving microwave cups

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

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


“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


Thursday Evening Rosary

(in the main church)

At 6:00 p.m.


“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will

conquer the world.” ~ Blessed Pope Pius IX

40 Days for Life

NEW: From September 23rd through November 1st, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life - 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.


You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40 day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood, 24 Pennacook Street, Manchester, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach.


If you’d like more information and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact Beth Scaer at: 978-226-3240 or email: 40daysforlifemanchester@gmail.com or visit: 40daysforlife.com/manchester.



The Grey Nuns THRIFT Shop

The thrift shop has great news! We will re-open on Tuesday, September 8th (Tuesday after Labor Day)!


We are so excited to back helping the community and seeing our valued customers. We will be open Tuesday - Friday 10-3.


Follow The Grey Nuns Thrift Shop on Facebook here.


Location: 25 Marshall St, Nashua, NH

Phone:  603-883-2850

🎶 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 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

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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