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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

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 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.

 
SUNDAY'S GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

Mark 13:33-37

Are we living in "faithful waiting" - serving others for the love of Christ?

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.  

Sales Have Begun! Get Your Calendars!
🎄🎁

In lieu of the craft fair this year, we’ve decided to offer a Calendar Raffle.  The calendar is for the month of January 2021 and is filled with $4,000 worth of cash and gift card prizes!  For just $10 you have the opportunity for 31 chances to win!


This calendar would also make a great stocking stuffer or fun gift for family and friends!


Packets of the calendar raffles will be available after Masses this weekend (11/21 and 11/22) and also available for pick up at the parish office.


Also available:


  • Click here to download the calendar raffle and review instructions.

  • Click here to purchase tickets online.


Note:  Calendars are available for purchase through December 30, 2020 at 5:00pm EST.


Reminder!   Winners will be announced here daily, on our Facebook page and in our weekly bulletin!


Good luck to all participants! Thank you so much for your support!

God Bless!



Advent Resources

We are blessed to have recordings from several of Bishop Christian’s past Advent Bible Study

Programs on our parish website (click here).  There are also links to several other resources to help you to pause and reflect during this season of Advent.


What a great way to prepare for the coming of our Lord!



OUTREACH COMMITTEE HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM

This year with COVID-19 challenging all of us, more families in our community and certainly in our parish need to make more difficult decisions for help.  We must do social distancing, masking, and eliminate touching. We hope that this process will be simple, safe and efficient for all concerned.


Our agencies for 2020 are: The Front Door Families (Pastoral Care), Meals On Wheels, Keystone Shelter/Harbor Homes and our own parish families.


Tag Distribution:  12/5-12/6


This is when you select your gift tag and it will be done in the Parish Hall after the 4pm & 10am Masses.


Gift Return: 12/12-12/13


Your wrapped new gifts should be brought back to church with the original gift tag attached to the package.  We will not be having the gifts brought down to the altar this year due to COVID-19 limitations. Please bring your gifts into the parish hall before Mass.


Volunteers will be available to assist you.



The gifts will be sorted on Sunday, 12/13 from 11:30am to 3:00pm. If you forget to bring your gift back, you may drop it off during that time frame. The main doors of the church will be unlocked and we’ll be in the parish hall.


God bless you and thank your for your support!

The Outreach Committee

“Lightly Used” Laptops - Can You Help?

The United Way of Greater Nashua is reaching out to help the Nashua school system provide laptops for remote learning students during this COVID pandemic.


There are hundreds of families right here in the Nashua school system without computers, and many of these families have more than one student in their household.  Does anyone have any “lightly used” laptops they would be willing to part with?  There is a team of volunteers at the United Way that cleans them up and donates them to local families.  The United Way is located at 20 Broad Street and their president is Mike Apfelberg.


His contact info is:


Michael Apfelberg

President, United Way of Greater Nashua

Direct: 603-864-0202 Cell: 603-943-9434

https://unitedwaynashua.org/


If you would like to drop the laptop(s) at the 20 Broad St. office, please call first (603-864-0202) to make sure someone is available. Most of the staff is working remotely as much as possible.  


Paula Moran, St. Joseph Parish Finance Committee Chairperson, would also be willing to arrange pick-ups of laptops. If interested, please contact her at: 603-882-6053 (Please leave a message!) or email at:  paula.d.moran@gmail.com.

NEW: Corpus Christi Food Pantry December Requests


Spam, Canned Tuna, Carrots, Peas

Ketchup

Chicken Noodle Soup, Ramen Noodle

Hamburger Helper, Pasta & Rice Sides

White Sugar, Cocoa Mix, Evaporated Milk, Pancake Mix

Coffee: Regular, Decaf & Instant

Children’s Snacks: ie: Granola Bars, Microwave Popcorn,

Pop Tarts, Saltines or Graham Crackers

Men’s & Women’s Deodorant & Tissues



Heartfelt thanks for all your donations!

Celebrate the Feast Of Our Lady of Guadalupe Via Zoom

Join the New Hampshire Diocesan Council of Catholic Women to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of

Guadalupe. We will gather via Zoom on Thursday, December 10th from 1:00-2:00pm.  The afternoon will include music, prayer, presentations and Q&A.


To receive the Zoom meeting information, please register using the link below.  https://nhdccw-guadalupe.eventbrite.com.



If you have any questions, please contact Alyse Hlasny at: 603-663-0108 or ahlasny@rcbm.org.

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

The Pope’s Monthly Prayer Intention December ~ Evangelization: For a Life of Prayer


We pray that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ be nourished by the Word of God and a life of prayer.

KNIGHTS NEWS

NEW: Blood Drive

Friday, December 4th, 1-6pm

St. Joseph the Worker Parish


Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit: redcrossblood.org and enter: JOSEPHTHEWORKER to schedule an appointment.


Join us in answering the call to help others give blood!

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!


  • Pop Tarts, Mac ’n Cheese in box or cup, Tuna

  • Laundry pods

  • Socks for men and women

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

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.  


Check out our word puzzles below by clicking on the word puzzle!


August puzzle theme "The Assumption of Mary" .

September puzzle theme "Angels".

October puzzle theme "Rosary".


Faith Formation

GIFT Assignment:  First Sunday of Advent Assignment will be in Google Classroom


Next EDGE Zoom Meeting: Sunday, December 6th at 6:00pm

Living the Liturgy at Home

Feast of Christ the King


The first day of Advent


Prayer


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.


Conversation Questions


In this week’s Gospel, we learned that it is important to “Be watchful! Be alert!” to prepare our lives for God. Name someone you know who is watchful and alert and is doing Jesus’ work. How does that person do Jesus’ work? What would you do or say to welcome Jesus? What would you tell him about yourself?


Faith in Action 


If you do not have an Advent calendar at home, download one or use a template to make your own. Mark down on your calendar the times of Sunday Mass your family will attend, prayers at home, service opportunities, familytraditions (such as putting up the Christmas tree), and so on.  Ask your child for his or her ideas to add to the calendar.


Did you know?


…that during the season of Advent, Catholic Christians anticipate and celebrate Christ’s coming in three different ways: the Messiah’s Second Coming at the end of time as we know it, Jesus’ coming as an infant in Bethlehem some two thousand years ago, and Christ’s coming once again into our hearts this Christmas as we welcome Emmanuel (“God with us”)?


© 2019 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Permission to publish

granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on May 28, 2019

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.


“The rosary is the most beautiful an the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God...and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family rosary.” ~ Pope Saint Pius X



The Grey Nuns THRIFT Shop



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.

The WORD Among Us

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!


Click here for more information on the WORD Among Us.

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday:  9 a.m. - noon

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