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SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER PARISH
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.
LIVE MASS STREAMING
All of our Weekend Masses are now being streamed LIVE! Previously recorded Masses can be found in the Archive below.
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.
Live Stream Archive
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
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Holy Day of Obligation)
Our liturgies will be celebrated on
Thursday, Dec. 7th at 5:30 pm &
Friday, Dec. 8th at 8:00 am
***Please note: The parish office
will be closed on Friday, Dec. 8th
in observance of the holy day.
Christmas & New Year’s Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24th: 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25th: 10:00 am
New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1st: 10:00 am
The Pope’s December Prayer Intention
For Persons With Disabilities
We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that
institutions may offer inclusive programs which value their active participation.
Click here for video.
Let us pray for all those who died
recently. May our compassionate
and loving God welcome
Elaine Noel & Diane Guerin
into His Kingdom and bring
comfort to us who mourn.
2nd Collection This Weekend: 12/9-12/10 Retirement Fund for Religious
You can help! “Religious are blessed to serve,” says Dominican Father Bertrand Ebben, age 90. Please donate to the Retirement Fund for Religious next weekend. Your gift will provide essential care for nearly 25,000 senior sisters, brothers and religious order priests who have dedicated their lives to serving others. Let us show our gratitude to these selfless individuals by giving generously. To learn more visit: https://retiredreligious.org/.
Outreach Committee 2023 Holiday Gift Program
Our parish will continue with our tradition of “giving to those less fortunate”. This weekend (12/9-12/10), several Outreach Committee members will be in the parish hall after all the Masses with information and handouts explaining this year’s gift giving program.
Our agencies for 2023 are: Harbor Care, Meals On Wheels, Family Promise, Mary A. Sweeney Home, and Front Door Agency. We also thank you for your support right here in our own parish!
Items (new) should be brought back to church next weekend of (12/16-12/17) and will be brought down to the altar during Mass at offertory time. Please do not wrap any of the items. Volunteers will be available to assist you.
God bless you and thank you for your support!
The Outreach Committee
Souhegan Deanery Advent Penance Service
Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 pm
at St. Joseph the Worker Church
As we prepare for Advent, come to the Lord and experience the extraordinary grace of His forgiveness! Priests from the parishes of Nashua will hear confessions after a brief Liturgy of the Word.
Get Your Calendars
We’ve officially begun calendar sales and we’re excited once again this year!
• Calendar cost: $10
• For the month of January, 2024
• Filled with $3,500 worth of cash prizes
• On sale until 12/28/23
Calendars may be: picked up at the parish office or downloaded from our parish website here.
Get some of your Christmas shopping done early! This calendar would make a great stocking stuffer or gift for family and friends!
Knights of Columbus Council 12311
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
NEW: Blood Drive
Friday, December 15th, 1-6 pm
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit:
www.redcrossblood.org and enter: JOSEPHTHEWORKER to schedule an appointment. Join us in answering the call to help others give blood!
2023 Advent Adult Enrichment
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
- Dr. Edward Sri
The Mass is nothing short of amazing. Through it, we encounter God in the most intimate way possible as we hear him speak to us in the Liturgy of the Word and as we receive him Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist. In his video-based study A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist. Please join us!
Thursdays: Dec. 7th & Dec. 14th
Morning Session at 9:00 am
Evening Session with Dinner at 6:30 pm
Evening Session at 7:00 pm
Please contact Janice Mercure at 603-883-0757, ext. 4 or email@example.com if you are interested in attending any of the sessions. The deadline for registration will be: Wednesday, November, 22nd.
Click here for signup form.
Inclement Weather Information
If Nashua schools are closed or delayed due to snow/ice, daily Mass will be cancelled. Nashua school
Mass intentions will be rescheduled to a later date. The parish office will open once weather conditions improve. However, please call and check before visiting. Thank you!
The Men of St. Joseph Next Meeting
Please join us for Faith Formation,
Fellowship and Food.
Saturday, December 16th
@ 7:15 – 9:00 am
in the Church 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 know it is a struggle to balance being a husband, father, worker, coach, friend and spiritual leader. The Men of St. Joseph understand that with each other’s support and shared accountability, it becomes a little easier. Most importantly we know that if we surrender our day to day problems to God, we will be better husbands, fathers and friends. Through Christ, we will become the best version of ourselves. We welcome all men to join us on this journey.
EDGE (Faith Formation for Grades 6, 7, & 8)
Sunday, December 17th, 6-8:00 pm
Second Sunday of Advent
Living the Liturgy at Home
Make Straight the Path
Lord Jesus Christ, you are Emmanuel, God with us. In these holy days of Advent, come to your people with justice, healing, and peace. Fill us with a spirit of love and generous service, so that our hearts will be ready to celebrate your coming at Christmas and our lives will reflect your Kingdom that will last forever when you come again. You live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
How is our family preparing the way of the Lord during this Advent season?
Talk about your Baptisms, where you were baptized, and who your godparents are.
FAITH IN ACTION
Your family might try living simply for one day this week. John the Baptist lived in the desert because his focus and attention was on his mission. How might your family live one day without the computer, the television, or cell phones? Use the time to focus on reading Scripture or praying or service.
DID YOU KNOW?
...that John the Baptist was actually Jesus’ cousin? He was born to Zechariah and Elizabeth, who was thought to have been too old to have a child. Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth when both women were pregnant, and John leapt in Elizabeth’s womb, the first to testify to Jesus. As a grown man, John also testified to the coming of the Christ.
2020 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on June 25, 2020.
Corpus Christi Food Pantry Requests
Items that are low at the pantry:
Chicken Noodle Soup and Chowders
Canned Chicken and Canned Pasta
Tea and Herbal Tea
Our parish contributed 3,820.5 pounds of food for a
value of $7,335.30 for the month of October!
Thank you for your incredible generosity and
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.
Mac & Cheese, Pop Tarts & Girl’s Socks
Gift cards to: Dunkin Donuts, Subway & McDonald’s
Thank you for your continued generosity!
All Are Welcome! Please Join Us!
Adoration Of the Blessed Sacrament
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
HOLY HOUR WITH ROSARY
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,
beginning with the Rosary, quiet time
and faith building prayers.
ADULT FORMATION RESOURCES
Resources can be found on our parish
2024 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.
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.
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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🎶 Music for the Soul! 🎶
During difficult times, music can draw us closer to God and through his grace bring peace to our troubled hearts.
Grow in Faith Resources
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.".
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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