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

©2019 by Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

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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

Luke 20:27-38

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.  

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.


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.  To sign up for a specific hour, contact Pat Hurd at 603-882-1503.


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.

All are welcome! Weekly Devotions!

November ~ Universal: Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Near East


That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.  Watch video here.

The Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intention

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?

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Next week our special collection will support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. More than 46 million people in the United States live in poverty today. This collection supports programs that empower people to identify and address obstacles as they work to make permanent and positive changes for their communities. A portion of this collection also supports Black and Indian missions in the U.S. Learn more about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.


2nd Collection Next Weekend 11/23-24

Saint Joseph ~ Knights of Columbus Council 12311


Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, November 17th

(After the 8 & 10 a.m. Masses)

Get ‘em while they’re hot!!!

Your free will offering helps us help others! Please join us!!!

Knights News

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped out with the recent fall mailing.  We sincerely appreciate the gift of your time!  Kathy Carroll, Jack & Kathy Collins, Francine Davis-Campano, Sr. Claudette Gagnon, Ann Marie Gamache, Peg Larkin, Eleanor Lynch, Molly McMahon and Sr. Estelle Neveu

Thank you!

Have questions regarding Youth Formation?  Please contact Miss Janice Mercure by email or at 603-883-0757, ext. 4


Next EDGE session for Grades 6, 7, 8 & 9: Sunday, November 17th at 6:00pm. 


An Advent Day for Children


The Faith Formation Committee is sponsoring an Advent Day for Grades Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 5 on Saturday, December 7 from 12:00 noon -3:00pm in the Saint Joseph Parish Center and Classrooms. Come and find out the meaning of Advent through story and crafts. Lunch (pizza, juice, and water) will be served.  Please fill out the attached form and return it to Miss Janice by November 28th.   For more information, please contact Miss Janice at 603-883-0757, ext. 4 or janicemercure@stjoenash.org.

Youth Faith Formation - Mark your calendars

Are you interested in:

  • Supporting and growing your faith
  • Fostering and strengthening your values
  • Becoming a better person, family man, and member of the Church Community?


The Men of St. Joseph is a new faith formation initiative where men of the parish meet on a monthly basis to learn and pray together, and encourage each other.  Life can be a struggle as we strive to balance the many facets of our lives:  husband, father, son, worker, friend, mentor and caregiver.  It can be easier when we find others who share and are committed to our goals and who, through St. Joseph’s example, help us to become the best version of ourselves.  We welcome all men and young men to join us on this journey.


Our Next Meeting will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 7:30am to 9:00am in the Church Hall.  Free Breakfast: Hot Breakfast, including eggs, pancakes, toast, coffee, etc.  


For more information, and to register (solely to establish a breakfast count), please come to the Church Hall after all weekend Masses, or visit our webpage.


No Cost, No Commitments, No Projects.  Please join us!

Come Experience The Men of St. Joseph

Please join us for our Advent Adult Faith Enrichment program - Philippians: Life in Christ - a video series led by Dr. Tim Gray.  Dr Gray combines insight and practical guidance using the lectio divina disciplines to make the Scriptures come alive.  You can learn more about this on our Faith Formation page.  


The enrichment program will take place on Thursday's - December 5,  December 12, and December 19.  We will offer both a morning session from 9 -11 a.m., and an evening session from 7 - 9 p.m. with an optional dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.  Please ensure you register here or after the upcoming masses.

Advent Adult Enrichment Program

The Book of Remembrance will be on display next to the baptismal font during the month of November. You are encouraged to enter the names of any of your deceased relatives or friends provided that they do not already appear on the pages of this book. Please note that all prior entries as well as any newly inscribed ones will be remembered in prayer throughout the month.

Book of Remembrance

If Nashua schools are delayed or cancelled due to snow/ice, daily Mass will be cancelled and the Mass intentions will be rescheduled.

Inclement Weather Policy for Weekday Masses

The St. Joe’s Holiday Fair will be held NEXT SATURDAY, November 23rd from 8am - 2pm in the parish hall.  Join us for some amazing crafters, yummy treats, beautiful baskets and gift cards to take chances on and lots of fun!

Don't Forget ~ Holiday Fair

The November 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, click here.

The Word Among Us

...with Kathy Troccoli.   Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm at Saint Kathryn Church, Hudson, NH.  Please click here for more informaltion on program and how to obtain tickets.  

Take Your Candle & Go Light Your World this Christmas

Please join us for our next book club on Wednesday, November 13th as we discuss  The Shadow of His Wings: The True Story of Fr. Gereon Goldmann, OFM.  We will begin at 6:30pm for snacks and socializing, with our book discussion starting at 7pm at the church. 


Our final book club of the year will be held on Wednesday, December 11th.   We will be reading The Unsheltered Heart, An At-Home Advent Retreat (Cycle A) by Ronald Patrick Raab, C.S.C.  The book is a transformative journey through spiritual direction within a daily pattern of prayer, reflection, write and act.   His narrative style unsettles, challenges, and enlightens, yet in the end offers the hope of Christ dwelling among us. 


Hope you can attend!  If you have questions regarding our parish book club, feel free to reach out to Lisa Richard at mrichard1@msn.com or 978-433-2725.

Parish Book Club

Experience God’s Unconditional Love November 16th ~ 8:30am to 5:00pm Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua 

Join us for the Diocesan Youth Conference featuring Paul J. Kim as keynote with additional special guest speakers, Praise & Worship music by Delmore Worship, adoration, confessions, break-out sessions, lunch and Mass. The day will provide youth, grades 7-12, the opportunity to experience God’s unconditional love and understand their worthiness in today’s world.  For more information and registration please visit:  catholicnh.org/summit.  Walk away feeling good and worthy.  Because God knows you are!

2019 Catholic Youth Conference

If you would like to have a beautiful balsam Christmas wreath placed on the lot of your family members this Holy Christmas season, the cemetery is now taking orders for wreaths.  The price of a wreath is $38.00.  Wreaths will be placed by the first week of December, the start of Advent. If you wish to purchase one, please place your order by November 22nd. All Christmas décor will be removed by the cemetery staff beginning after the Epiphany, as weather permits. If you have any questions or would like additional information please call the Cemetery Office at 603-886-1302 for the St. Louis, St. Francis Xavier, and St. Stanislaus Cemeteries.

Cemetery Wreath Program

The Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish Choir, Diocesan Festival Choir, Diocesan Children's Choir, newly formed St. Anthony Men's Schola, Ensemble ExCathedra and the Cathedral Cantors have recorded a Christmas CD!  Order your CD here 

Cathedral Christmas CD

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

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!


*** Recent Requests ***

Socks for women and men

Macaroni & Cheese (in microwave cups)

Ramen Noodles (microwavable)

Frosted Pop Tarts

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

What so ever you do........

Once again this year, the Family Ministry is sponsoring a Rafflemania (formerly the Penny Sale) at the Holiday Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, November 23rd. 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 $5.00 and up would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be placed in an envelope marked Rafflemania and placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the parish office. All proceeds to this raffle are donated to the parish. Thank You and God bless!!!

Everyone loves a gift card!

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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