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

Matthew 5: 20-37

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.  

February ~ Universal:  Listen to the Migrants' Cries


We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered. 


Click here to watch video of The Pope's Monthly Prayer.  

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

Looking for Lenten Resources?  Check our Lenten Resources page here to see numerous opportunitites to help enrich your Lenten journey.


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 a prayer both so humble and simple, and theologically rich in biblical content. I BEG YOU TO PRAY IT.” ~ St. 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.  


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.


Enrich Your Lenten Journey

Let us pray for all those who died recently. May our compassionate and loving God welcome Doris Lustenberger & Edna Gallant into His Kingdom and bring comfort to us who mourn their loss.

In Memoriam

Knights News ~ Council 12311 ~ St Joseph the Worker Parish


Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, February 16th after the 8 & 10am Masses

A free will offering will be collected

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!


Italian “Knight” Dinner

Saturday, March 7th at 5:30pm

$15 per person (under 12 eat FREE!)

Join us to support the Knights of Columbus Council 12311 Scholarship Fund, the parish and our council! Advanced tickets will be available after Masses the weeks prior to the event.

Knights News

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

February 15th/16th - GIFT Assignment ~ Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)


Next EDGE sessions for Grades 6, 7, 8 & 9: Sunday, March 1st at 6:00 pm


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


Faith Formation

Pivotal Players Volume II by Bishop Robert Barron 


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


Morning Session: 9-11am

Evening Session: 7-9pm (6:30pm optional dinner)


Thursday, March 5th ~ St. Augustine - The Teacher

Thursday, March 12th ~ St. Benedict - The Monk

Thursday, March 19th ~ Bishop Fulton Sheen - The Communicator

Thursday, April 2nd ~ Flannery O’Connor - The Storyteller


Please click here to view the bulletin insert regarding the Lenten Adult Enrichment sessions.  Click here to register on line.  

Lenten Adult Enrichment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


We are in great need of adorers on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.  This would be a wonderful way to enhance your Lenten journey!  If you can help or for more information, please call:  Pat Hurd at 603-882-1503.  


“Could you not keep watch for one hour?”- Mark 14:37

Can You Please Help?

St. Andrew was the first of the Apostles to hear Jesus’ call to follow him. We would like to invite men in our diocese who are considering a vocation to the priesthood or would like some help hearing the Lord’s call for their life to an evening of prayer, conversation with the Vocations Team and dinner.   


Where: Joseph House (279 Cartier St., Manchester)


When: Friday, 2/21/20, 6-8pm for high school students

Friday, 2/28/20, 6-8pm for men 19-60 years of age

Friday, 5/1/20, 6-8pm for high school students

Friday, 5/8/20, 6-8pm for men 19-60 years of age


If interested, please contact Rebecca Vinson at rvinson@rcbm.org or (603) 663-0153.

St Andrew Dinners

February 26th - April 5th


From February 26th through April 5th, 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 St, Manchester, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. For more info please visit: 40daysforlife.com/manchester.


Kickoff Rally

Sunday, February 23rd at 2pm

Ste. Marie Parish, Manchester


Our speaker will be Jasmine Grace, the author of The Diary of Jasmine Grace: Trafficked. Recovered. Redeemed.  Christopher Duffley, who courageously lives with blindness and autism, performing powerfully for the glory of God, will sing from his albums "Believer" and "Eyes of My Heart."

40 Days for Life

The Way of the Cross Concert with Donna Cori Sunday, March 1st at 3pm Immaculate Conception Church, Nashua, NH.  Make the Stations of the Cross like you never have before.  Each meditation on the 14 stations is in song and video form.  For more information on Donna, please visit: www.donnacori.com.  Please call the Immaculate Conception Parish Office at 603-888-0321 if you have any questions.


The Way of the Cross Concert

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

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

216 E Dunstable Rd, Nashua, NH 03062

For more info:  603-888-0321

Why Be Catholic?

As of the weekend of January 11th/12th and until further notice, the precious blood will not be distributed at communion in order to avoid transmission of the flu during the height of the season.

Communion Cup

Families looking for a comprehensive authentically Catholic school for their PreK-3 through grade 8 children will have a new option in Fall 2020!  St. Christopher School and Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School will be unified as one Catholic academy, named Saint Christopher Academy, as of July 1, 2020. The new school model, unique to the Diocese of Manchester, will blend both schools into one Catholic academy housed on two campuses.  PreK-3 to grade 6 students will attend class at the lower campus at 20 Cushing Avenue, the current location of St. Christopher School. Students in grades 7 and 8 will attend at the upper campus at 6 Bartlett Avenue, the current location of Nashua Catholic.  “Our new school will bring together the numerous gifts, strengths, and traditions of St. Christopher School, the former Infant Jesus School, and Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School, while also adding new advantages and opportunities made possible by the unified academy model. The Academy will be faith centered, academically excellent, and built upon a loving community where each child is cherished and challenged to grow,” explains Principal Cynthia Vita Clarke.  Saint Christopher Academy is now enrolling students for the 2020-2021 school year.  To apply, visit SaintChrisAcademy.org or contact Cindy Clarke at 603-882-7442, extension 112.

New Saint Christopher Academy

The Grey Nuns Thrift Shop is a non profit that serves those in need of clothing and other basic homemaking necessities.  The community supports our efforts by donating and buying items of clothing, for women , men and children, housewares, decorative items, toys and books.


Location:  27 Marshall St, Nashua, NH

Telephone:  603-883-2850

Hours:  Tues/Wed 10am-3pm; Thurs 1pm-5pm; Fri 10am-3pm


Please visit The Grey Nuns Thrift Shop on Facebook for pictures of the many items that can be purchased.  


Looking for a volunteer opportunity?  The Grey Nuns Thrift Shop is always looking for new volunteers! 

The Grey Nuns THRIFT Shop

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

The February 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!


New requests:

Peanut Butter Crackers, Cheese Crackers & Frosted Pop Tarts

Oatmeal in single serving microwave cups

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

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

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

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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