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WELCOME TO

SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER

BEING GOOD STEWARDS.  GROWING GOD'S GIFTS​

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.

 
MASS SCHEDULE

Public Weekend Mass: 
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday:  8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

Public Daily Mass: 
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m

LIVE MASS STREAMING 

All of our Weekend Masses are now being streamed LIVE!  Previously recorded Masses can be found in the Archive below.

LIVE STREAM

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday:  8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

Please note:  To watch the live stream, click the round PLAY button below.  The live stream will start a few minutes before the Mass.  It will appear as a blank screen until then.

LIVE STREAM ARCHIVED RECORDINGS

Click on PLAYLIST in the box below to select a previously recorded Mass.

 

CONFESSION

Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. 

CHURCH OPEN FOR PERSONAL PRAYER

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

Monday - Thursday:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday:  8 a.m. to 12 noon
Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

Visit our Prayer Wall to request a prayer or pray for the needs our parish and community.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Tuesday:  6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Thursday:  Holy Hour from 6 p.m. to 7
 p.m. with Adoration and Rosary

 
SUNDAY GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

John 13:31-33a, 34-35

Come Lord Jesus, come make all things new.

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

WEEKLY
BULLETIN

Click the link below to view our  bulletin archive.

 

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.  

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~ The Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intention ~

May ~ For Faith-filled Young People


We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.


Watch video here

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In Memoriam

Let us pray for all those who died

recently. May our compassionate

and loving God welcome

Stella Bernier

into His Kingdom and bring

comfort to us who mourn.

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Healing Prayer Ministry

Are you or someone you love in need of prayer? Our Healing Prayer Ministry teams will be available next weekend, May 14th-15th after each weekend Mass in the Eucharistic Chapel. Those wishing to receive prayer for physical, emotional or spiritual needs for themselves or a loved one should sit in the seats in front of the Chapel after Mass.

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NEW: Men of St. Joseph Meeting

Please join us for faith formation, fellowship and food!


Saturday, May 21st

@ 7:15 – 9:00 am

in the parish hall


The Men of St. Joseph is an association of Christian men across the United States, united under the Catholic Church, who meet on a regular basis to learn and pray together and encourage each other to be the spiritual leaders of their families. We welcome all men to join us on this journey.


For more information and to sign up (solely to establish a breakfast count), please use this link: https://www.stjoenash.org/men-of-st-joseph



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St. Joseph Holiday Fair 2022

We’re beginning to plan for our fall Holiday Fair!

This year’s date is:

Saturday, November 19, 2022 (8:00 am-2:00 pm)


We would also like inform our parishioners that we are

accepting registrations for new vendors. If you are

interested in being a part of this year’s fair, registration

forms can be found in the plastic wall hangings in the Narthex. 

Please complete and return your form as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please contact Helen

Dumont, our Fair Coordinator (603-883-0757, Ext. 3

or helendumont@stjoenash.org).

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NEW: Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience

Have you ever thought of making a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France? It is now possible to experience the healing graces of the site of our Lady’s apparition to St. Bernadette Soubirous without making the long travel arrangements. 


St. Kathryn Parish in Hudson, NH will be hosting Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers on Sunday, May 22nd from 3-5:00 pm in the main Church. Like an actual Pilgrimage to Lourdes, the Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience is a holy encounter with God under the watchful care of Our Lady of Lourdes without ever leaving home. This prayerful experience draws pilgrims nearer to God in the company of Our Lady as they are guided through a prayerful visit to the Grotto, the experience of the water, prayer in a Rosary procession and a Eucharistic blessing. Lourdes Volunteers take great care to preserve the reverence and sanctity of the pilgrimage experience as they bring it to those who cannot actually go to Lourdes. The Holy Father has granted the reception of a Plenary Indulgence for those who experience the Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage under the usual conditions: Confession, Reception of Holy Communion, and prayers for the intentions of the Pope. For more information, please contact MaryAnn Coravos at maryann4@comcast.net.

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KNIGHTS NEWS

NEW: 2022 Scholarship Awards


St. Joseph‘s Knights of Columbus Council 12311 is happy to announce the availability of two individual $1000 scholarship awards for the 2022-2023 school year.


In order to qualify for consideration, the applicant must be a current year graduate from a qualified high school, a member of St. Joseph Parish and enrolled in a college and/or qualified trade school full time for the 2022-2023 school year.


All applicants must complete the Student Scholarship Application in full. All applications must be submitted by Sunday, June 12, 2022. Applications may be picked up at the parish office during normal business hours or packets are available in the plastic wall hangings in the narthex. The application is also available to download ~ here.


All awards are determined by the K of C Council 12311 Scholarship Committee and are final. Awards to be announced on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at the 10 am Mass.


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 choose 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. 


“Your change not only changes lives, it saves lives.”


How you can help:

• Take home an empty baby bottle on May 7th-8th

• Fill it with your loose change, bills or a check

(payable to: Real Options)

• Return the filled bottle to church on June 18th-19th


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

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Parish Book Club

Our next book club meeting will be held in the Founders Room on June 6th.  We will be discussing: The Power of Silence : Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah.   We will begin at 6:30 for socializing, with our book discussion starting at 6:45. Please join us! We’d love to have you!


Please note: If you plan on attending the meeting, please email Peggy Sacco at: mesacco6693@aol.com so that we can contact you in the event of a meeting rescheduling of time or location. Thank you!

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All Are Welcome! Please Join Us!


Adoration Of the Blessed Sacrament

(Chapel)

Tuesday evenings - 6 to 7:00 p.m.

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


“To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with him is the Greatest Gift of Love - the tender love of Our Father in Heaven.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta


Thursday Holy Hour

(Chapel)

At 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, beginning with the Rosary, quiet time and faith building prayers.


“The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world” ~ Pope St. John XXIII



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Faith Formation

GIFT Assignment:  Fifth Sunday of Easter 


EDGE (Faith Formation for Grades 6,7, & 8) ~ Next session with students:  Sunday, May 15th, 6-8:00 pm.

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Living the Liturgy at Home



PRAYER


Lord Jesus Christ, you said to the apostles, “Come, follow me.” You say the same words to us, today and every day. Help us to follow you faithfully: to walk in the way of your commandments, to help those who are struggling, and to love all people as you love them.  May we rejoice in your presence with us as we work to build up the Kingdom of God, where you live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


CONVERSATION QUESTIONS


What special gifts and talents do you have?

What might God be calling you to do in your life?


FAITH IN ACTION


Help your child identify his or her special gifts and talents and explain that they were blessed by God with these. Do some research online about vocations. Talk to your child about the different ways God calls us to live our lives: by becoming a priest or religious, by going into lay ministry, by getting married, or by staying single. Ask them to name people they already know who are examples of each of these vocations and encourage discussion. They don’t have to decide on a vocation right now, but they should keep asking God about it as they get older.


DID YOU KNOW?


…that Lake Gennesaret is also known as the Sea of Galilee and Lake Tiberias? It is the lowest freshwater lake in the world at an elevation ranging from 686 to 705 feet below sea level. Much of Jesus’ ministry and many of his miracles took place on or near this lake. Today, this body of water supplies about 10 percent of Israel’s fresh drinking water.



©2020 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on June 25, 2020.

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2022 Mass Book

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.

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Corpus Christi Food Pantry Requests

(Updated 04/24/22)


Items that are low at the pantry:


Refried Beans

Canned Pasta

Tomato Soup

Beets

Syrup

Cocoa Mix

Brownie Mix

Graham Crackers


Our parish donated 1028.9 pounds of food (a value

of $1,769.71) for our Easter Food Drive!


Thank you so much for your continued support!



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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. 


New Requests as of 04/18/22


Men’s black ankle socks (any size)

Women’s low or ankle socks, size medium

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



Thank you for your continued support!

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Parish Communications

Read the latest communications from the parish.  To be added to our email distribution, click here.  

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FORMED Pick of the Week

Diving into the beauty of the Faith has never been easier: at home, on the go, or from any internet connected device. Discover thousands of books, audio talks, movies, documentaries, and studies... there is something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church.  Visit our FORMED page for more information.  Check out this week's recommendations from FORMED. 

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Online Giving

For those of you interested in using “online giving”, please click on the Online Giving “button” which can be found in the top right corner or call Helen Dumont in the Finance Office for more details at 603-883-0757, ext. 3.


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We are now on Instagram!

GOOD NEWS!  We are now also on Instagram! Please follow us at:   https://www.instagram.com/stjoenash/

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Like us on Facebook!

We continue to post prayers, uplifting messages, information regarding faith formation resources and much more!  Be sure to “Like” and “Follow” the page.  https://www.facebook.com/stjoenash


*** Also, please be sure to “Like” and “Share” our posts. By doing this you’ll be helping to spread the gospel message! ***

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🎶 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

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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.".

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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!