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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 20:1-16

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! Update on Theme Basket and Gift Card Raffle for 2020

After further discussion and consideration, we’ve also decided that we cannot safely run our wonderful theme basket and gift card raffles this year. We’re grateful and thank all of you who were ready to take the time to put together and donate baskets. Please keep those ideas in mind for next year! 


Discussions are currently underway regarding a different fundraiser that we would like to offer for the same timeframe. Stay tuned for an announcement in the coming weeks. 


Thank you for everything you do to support our parish!

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.  Matthew 20:1

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

September ~ Universal:  Respect for the Planet’s Resources


We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.


Watch the Pope's video here.

Pope Francis: Put forgiveness and mercy at the heart of your life

Vatican City, Sep 13, 2020 / 05:45 am MT (CNA).- We cannot demand God’s forgiveness for ourselves unless we are prepared to forgive our neighbors, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.


Click here to read more.



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!


KNIGHTS NEWS

Knights of Columbus Council 12311

St. Joseph the Worker Parish


NEW: 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 on September 26th-27th

  • 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.

NEW: Wedding Anniversary Mass

Bishop Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 5th, 25th, and 50th wedding anniversary (anytime during the year 2020), to pray with a special Anniversary Mass. This celebration will be a livestream Mass held on October 18th, 2-3pm. Please register by October 11th in order to receive instructions on how to tune-in to the livestream Mass and an invitation to a post-Mass virtual gathering where you will have an opportunity to speak with other couples celebrating significant wedding anniversaries. When registering, please enter the husband’s name first. Please contact Alyse Hlasny at ahlasny@rcbm.org or at 603-663-0108 with any questions.


NEW: Everyone Loves Gift Cards!

The Family Ministry Committee will be assisting the parish with the Theme Basket Raffle by also raffling off gift cards. If anyone is interested in contributing to this raffle, they are asked to consider donating gift cards from stores, restaurants, gas stations or movie theaters. Any amount from $10.00 and up would be appreciated.  Donations may be placed in an envelope marked “Rafflemania” and placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the parish office. 


Thank You!

NEW: 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!


This month’s word search theme is “Angels” and is included in this week’s bulletin. We hope you enjoy these monthly themed puzzles!

Fall Faith Formation

With prayer and discussion with Bishop Christian and the Faith Formation Committee, and with the recommendation of the Diocese of Manchester, it has been decided to temporarily offer a virtual option for the faith formation programs. (The GIFT program for grades Kindergarten through grade 5 and the Edge program for Grades 6,7, & 8).


The GIFT program will be offered using Google Classroom through which the Gospel reading will be sent in a video format and a written format. Worksheets which the students can complete and return on Google Classroom as well as suggestions for the families will also be included each week. If for some reason you do not have Google Classroom, please contact Miss Janice (603-883-0757, ext. 4 or janicemercure@stjoenash.org) to make other arrangements. The GIFT Program will begin the weekend of September 19th/20th, the Twenty Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time.


We will continue to use the Edge program for grades 6,7, & 8. The Edge program will be offered on Sunday evenings from 6-7:30pm. We will be using ZOOM for the virtual sessions at least for the time being. The first session will be held on Sunday, September 20th.


You will be notified if and when we can safely bring the students together in person. The programs may look a little different in order to adhere to the guidelines at the time.  Prior to the start of in person sessions, you will be sent the details, in order for you to familiarize yourself and to be comfortable with the new procedures.


For those families who had children preparing to receive First Reconciliation, Confirmation and or First Communion last spring, the celebration of these sacraments will be be held later this fall. Dates will be sent to you in the near future.


Thank You for your patience and cooperation.

Fundraiser: Carry the Cross

The purpose of the Carry the Cross Fundraiser is to help pay for the education of the holy seminarians in the Diocese of Manchester, NH.  On Saturday, October 10th, Knights of Columbus member, Blaise O’Mara, will be carrying a cross along the 8.4 mile Franconia Notch Ridge Trail to raise money for the seminarians. 


To donate to the cause, please pledge any donation amount and sponsor Blaise. 


If you’d like to pledge and be a sponsor, please submit your name, parish name, and pledge amount by email to blaisexomara@gmail.com


Also donate at: www.carrythecrossfundraiser.org. Or, consider donating directly to the Seminarian Education Fund at: www.catholicnh.org/seminarian.


Corpus Christi Food Pantry

Heartfelt thanks for your August 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


September requests: 


  • Toothpaste

  •  Paper Towels

  • Deodorant 

  • Canned Carrots

  • Mayo & Ketchup 

  • Canned Peas

  • Hamburger Helper 

  • Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Rice & Pasta Sides 

  • Instant Potatoes

  • Canned Potatoes 

  • Spam

  • Muffin Mixes 

  • Corned Beef Hash

  • Syrup


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

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!

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.



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: 


Thursdays: September 24 – October 22, 2020

Tuesdays: October 20 – November 17, 2020


After registering, you will receive the online meeting links.

Contemplative Prayer Day of Enrichment

Retreat Director Fr. Bill Sheehan OMI will give a Day of Enrichment "Transforming the Heart of the World Through Contemplative Prayer" on Saturday Sept. 19th, 9am-3pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 180 Loudon Rd., Concord NH. 


Cost: $10. Mail a check made out to "IHM" or pay at the door.


 It will be outdoors or inside the church depending on weather.  Wear a mask & bring a lunch. Info: (603) 224-4393, ext. 1 or ray3@gmail.com

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.

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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