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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 14:22-33

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.  

New Item!! Knights News ~ Blood Drive

Knights of Columbus Council 12311 

St. Joseph the Worker Parish


Blood Drive

Friday, August 21st

1:00pm ~ 6:00pm


Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit: redcrossblood.org and enter: JOSEPHTHEWORKER to schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome, however scheduled appointments are encouraged.


Join us in answering the call to help others give blood!

New! It’s that time of year and we can help!

Corpus Christi Food Pantry and Assistance is collecting NEW socks and underwear for school aged children once again this August and September (boys & girls sizes from ages 5 to 18). Donations can be left in the collection bins outside the parish office. Although the reopening of schools is unknown, the pantry hopes to alleviate the financial burden on many families with this assistance. They are grateful for any help you may provide for the children. We thank you for your generosity and ongoing support!

Summer Fan Program Update

Corpus Christi Food Pantry and Assistance sends their sincere appreciation to all who donated fans. Thanks to your ongoing support, they were able to help over 150 clients through the month of July and have continued into August. So many of their clients rent apartments downtown on upper levels with no A/C and your donation is helping to make someone’s home a little cooler!  God bless you for your generosity!!!

New: Worldwide Marriage Encounter has gone "Virtual"!

To support married couples during this time of social distancing, Worldwide Marriage Encounter is sponsoring a virtual marriage experience called Restore – Rekindle – Renew.  This Enrichment Experience will meet via Zoom for seven sessions on Monday evenings September 14th to October 26th from 7-9:30 p.m.  Couples will explore their individual personality styles, improve listening and communication skills, understand God’s plan for their marriage, and learn how to keep their relationship a priority. Registration is limited and a $50 application fee is required. For more information or to apply, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit them at https://wwmema.org/.


~Welcome Home and Gentle Reminder~

It continues to be a blessing to be reunited with our parish family celebrating Mass once again! Thank you  for your patience and flexibility with our guidelines. We’re extremely grateful to our many Ministers of Hospitality who are assisting us with the implementation of these guidelines.


Please continue to follow their guidance to ensure that everyone feels safe and protected as we gather to worship. We appreciate your respect of everything we’re doing to help prevent the spread of the virus. God bless you!

Pope Francis: Even in times of darkness, God is there

Vatican City, Aug 9, 2020 / 05:59 am MT (CNA).- When caught in difficult moments or trials, turn your heart to God, who is near even when you do not search for him, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.  



Click here to watch an excerpt of the Pope's address on August 9th.

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

August ~ Universal: The Maritime World


We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen, and their families.


See the Pope's Prayer Intention Video here.  

2nd Collection August 15th/16th ~ NH Missionaries Abroad and Migrant & Refugee Ministry in NH

There will be a 2nd collection the weekend of August 15th/16th. This diocesan collection supports The Good Samaritan Home in Colombia, run by Claire Aucoin.  In addition, a portion of this collection supports the diocesan ministries to migrants and refugees throughout the state of New Hampshire. Thank you for your support!

Engaged Couple Courses ~ Online!

Engaged couple formation courses in the Diocese of Manchester are available online.  The courses are based on Ascension Press’ Joy-Filled Marriage program and run online for five consecutive Tuesday or Thursday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. They are facilitated by a pair of Catholic couples experienced in leading marriage formation. Registration in a course also includes a saveworthy marriage formation box (think, subscription box for your relationship!) containing a number of helpful and enriching resources. All interested couples should speak to their pastor or parish marriage formation coordinator to register for the following course dates: 


Tuesdays: August 25 – September 22, 2020

Thursdays: September 24 – October 22, 2020

Tuesdays: October 20 – November 17, 2020


After registering, you will receive the online meeting links.

Update on Faith Formation for the Fall

Bishop Christian and Miss Janice have been prayerfully discussing what should be done regarding the Faith Formation programs in the fall. They are looking into what the schools are doing, the procedures and guidelines they are recommending and how those might apply to our situation. Together with the Faith Formation Committee, they are hoping to make a decision in the next couple of weeks. We miss you and hope to see you in Mass, masks and all!

Virtual Retreat for Young Adult Catholics!

The Dioceses of Manchester & Portland 

Invite You To A Virtual Retreat

For Young Adult Catholics:  Living In God’s Time


Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th


Join us from the comfort of your own home as we dive deeper into what it means to live in God’s time. This virtual experience will include thought provoking talks, time for prayer and reflection, and some social time to get to know other young adults from both Maine and NH.  The weekend will conclude with a live/livestream Mass. 


There is no cost for this retreat but registration is required at: https://2020yaretreat.eventbrite.com.  Questions? Call Mary Jane Silva (603) 663-0172 or Hannah Gonneville (207) 663-0172


Corpus Christi Volunteer Request

Corpus Christi Food Pantry is in great need of volunteers:


  • A volunteer for 3 to 4 hours on Tuesdays. We need someone to work in the garage handing out the  food, monitoring the flow of people, as well as “muscle” to bring food up the stairs.

  • Several volunteers to help prepare orders for clients on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.


The rewards are out of this world!!!


If you think you can help, please call Maryellen at:  603-882-6372.

Thursday Evening Rosary Is Back!

At 6:00pm in the main church

All are welcome! Please join us!


“To pray the rosary is to hand over our burdens to the merciful hearts of Christ and his Mother.” ~ St. John Paul II


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Could You Watch With Me For One Hour?  


The Eucharist is the center of our Catholic faith, Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. It is a Sacrament of great love, and Jesus is waiting there for us. Jesus is asking: Could you come and spend an hour or half an hour a week with Me? He is constantly inviting us to come to Him and speak to Him from our hearts. The Church and the world are in great need of Eucharistic worship. Do not refuse Him. These precious moments in His presence is where we receive abundant grace. Pope Pius XIII said that there is no doubt that a flood of graces will descend upon your family and the world if more souls would become docile pupils of adoration.


In the main church 

Tuesday evenings - 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday mornings - 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

All are welcome! Please join us!


Also, we are always looking for additional “committed Eucharistic adorers” for each hour of adoration. Would you please prayerfully consider filling one of the above hours? Interested in signing up for a specific hour or learning more? Please contact Pat Hurd at: 603-882-1503 or phurd1503@aol.com.

Faith Formation

Living the Liturgy at Home 

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


"O Woman, Great is Your Faith"


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

The woman in the Gospel text begged Jesus to help her daughter who was ill. Are there people who need our help and prayers because they are sick or alone? What can we do?


Jesus helps the woman because he says she has strong faith.  When something is bothering us, do we go to God with our concerns?


Faith in Action

Do you know someone who is ill or lonely? We can follow the example of Jesus by reaching out to them. Have your child help you make a get-well card or draw a cheery picture. You can also make a donation that will support a local nursing home.  


Or, this week, pray for those who need your family’s prayers. Write their names on slips of paper and place them in a bowl on your prayer table. Each night, choose one of the names to pray for. Continue to add names as needed.


Did You Know?

...that the Catholic Church does not just comprise the Roman Catholic Church? In fact, twenty-three Eastern Catholic communities are in union with Rome and recognize the office and ministry of the pope in the Church.  Each of these Eastern Churches have many unique traditions. The Catholic Church is truly universal!


© 2019 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Permission to publish granted by

the Archdiocese of Chicago, on May 28, 2019

🎶 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.".

St. Gianna's Place ~ Volunteers Needed!

St. Gianna’s Place, a caring home in Hudson NH for pregnant women in crisis, is looking for volunteers. Our current need is for Catholic women 25 years and older who can volunteer at our home on weekends. Can you volunteer for a couple of hours in the daytime once a month, or can you commit to an overnight now and again? If you are able bodied and want to help, please call (603) 521-8440 or email admin@stgiannasplace.org


Also, as the state begins to open and schools and activities return to normal, we will need women to assist our residents with transportation. If you have a reliable vehicle and wish to volunteer please let us know! Thank you for your consideration!

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 8/10/20~


  • Individual packaged snacks (chips, Doritos, etc.), peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers & small packets of mayonnaise

  • Mac ’n Cheese in single serving microwave cups

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


Corpus Christi Food Pantry

The needs of the food pantry often change throughout the year, therefore we’ve asked Corpus Christi to send us a “needs list” each month. Watch for this special bulletin section each month for their updates.  God bless you all for your generosity!


August requests: 


  • Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Body Wash 

  • Coffee (Regular/Decaf/Instant)

  •  Tea

  • Mayo & Ketchup 

  • Salad Dressing

  • Hamburger Helper 

  • Olive Oil

  • Rice & Pasta Sides 

  • Assorted Canned Beans

  • Jelly 

  • Peanut Butter

  • Canned cake frosting 

  • Cookie Mix

  • Canned Meat (Ham/Spam/Tuna/Beef Stew/Vienna Sausage)

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

The Grey Nuns THRIFT Shop

The Grey Nuns Thrift Shop will be closed during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We wish you all safety and comfort during this difficult time.


Location:  27 Marshall St, Nashua, NH

Telephone:  603-883-2850


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.

St Joseph the Worker Parish Holiday Fair ~ Save the Date 🗓 !

St. Joseph the Worker Holiday Fair!   The date is: Saturday, November 21st!


Plans are in the works.   94 registrations have been mailed. out and forms are now available in the plastic wall hangings in the narthex!

Word Among Us

The July 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!


Please click here for more information on Word Among Us.  

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday:  9 a.m. - noon

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