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WELCOME TO

 

BEING GOOD STEWARDS.  GROWING GOD'S GIFTS​.

SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER

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: 10 a.m.

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

 

Effective immediately, Covid Mass restrictions have been lifted.  Find more information here.  

LIVE MASS STREAMING 
Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

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.

 
SUNDAY GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

Mark 4:35-41

Turn to Christ in the storms of life and He will give you the strength, wisdom and power to deal with them.

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

WEEKLY
BULLETIN

Click the link below to view our  bulletin archive.

WEEKLY 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.  

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Baptism

Sean Tobon Kenny

son of Richard & Vanessa (Tobon) Kenny

and

Brooklyn Alaina Pickett

daughter of Thomas & Amanda (Rossi) Pickett

were recently baptized.


We prayerfully welcome them into our Catholic faith.

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With Appreciation

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sr. Claudette Gagnon and Sr. Estelle Neveu for helping to stuff bulletins last week. We appreciate the gift of your time!

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Effective June 6, 2021 - End of COVID 19 Restrictions

Please view the latest communication regarding COVID 19 restrictions ~ click here.  

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Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Libasci

Bishop Libasci has announced the lifting of the dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day obligation to attend Mass, effective June 19-20.   Please click here to read announcement.  

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Religious Freedom Week ~ June 22-29

Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all. Beginning June 22, the USCCB invites Catholics to pray, reflect, and act to promote religious freedom.   Go here to find resources.  

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Video Series ~ The Messy Family Project

Mike & Alicia Hernon of The Messy Family Project recently shared their wisdom with a group of NH couples just like you. Register for an upcoming weekly email series featuring special talks from Alicia & Mike.   Series beings July 14, 2021. 


 Visit here for more information.


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2nd Collection ~ Peter’s Pence This Weekend: June 26th - 27th

This weekend is the Peter’s Pence Collection, a worldwide collection that supports the activities of the Holy See through which Pope Francis governs the Church and exercises his charitable works.  When used for charitable outreach, funds from this collection help those most in need. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a sign of mercy.


Please be generous. For more information, visit:  http://www.peterspence.va/en.html.

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Corpus Christi Food Pantry & Assistance Needs Fans & Volunteers for Summer Program

Accepting Donations of

Summer Fans ~ Can you help?


Many of the people we assist, rent apartments in upper levels of buildings here in Nashua. Some have no A/C and the summer brings unbearable heat. We will distribute new or “gently used” fans once again during July and August. We are blessed with your continued support in making this program successful.


Please drop donations off at Corpus Christi,  3 Crown St., on Monday/Wednesday from 9am-12pm, or Tuesday/Thursday from 1-4pm or contact Susan Dignan, Assistance Director at 603-598-1641 for more information.


You may also leave the fans at the parish and a volunteer will pick them up.


God bless you for your continued support!


Volunteers Needed


We have opportunities available for all volunteer positions. Do you have a few hours a week to spare?

These positions include sorting food, helping to unload deliveries, greeting and shopping for our clients, as well as office and daily routine cleaning. Please call Maryellen, Food Pantry Director at 603-882-6372.


Schedule a visit to witness God’s work first hand!

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Summer Faith Formation 2021

Registration forms for the Summer Faith Formation Program for children in kindergarten through grade 5 have been sent out. The Summer Faith Formation session will be held from Monday, August 2nd to Friday, August 6th fom 8:30 am -12:00 pm each day. If you have not yet received the form, please contact Miss Janice at 603-883-0757, Ext. 4 or janicemercure@stjoenash.org.

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Quo Vadis and Fiat Days

Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you! High school age young men (ages 14-18) and women (ages 14-18) are invited to attend our upcoming single-day vocation camps to look at the Lord’s call in your life while having lots of fun. These days are led by priests, sisters, and seminarians of the diocese and will include games, prayer, and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and with each other.  The cost is only $20 and financial aid is available. For more information or to register please visit liveinblackandwhite.com or contact Becky Vinson in the Vocations Office at 603-663-0153 or rvinson@rcbm.org.


Quo Vadis Game Day (young men): Friday, August 6

St. Patrick Parish, Pelham, NH


Update:  Fiat Days


Do you want to say “yes” to God’s plan for your life?  You are invited to attend our Fiat Day on July 30th to spend time with other young women your age (ages 14-18) looking at the Lord’s call in your life while having lots of fun. Fiat Day is led by the vocation team of the diocese and the daughters of Mary Mother of Healing Love in Manchester, NH. It includes a schedule of Mass and prayers, friendship, with the Lord and with each other. Information: www.liveinblackandwhite.com or

contact Fr. Von DeRosia (vderosia@rcbm.org or 603-635-3525).


Fiat Day: Friday, July 30th, 8am-5pm

Ste. Marie Parish, Manchester, NH

Young Women Ages 14-18

Cost: $20 (Financial Aid Available)

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Save the Date! ~ St. Joseph the Worker Holiday Fair

We’re beginning to plan for our fall Holiday Fair! The date is: Saturday, November 20, 2021 


Registration forms are being prepared and will be emailed or mailed to all previous vendors in the near future. The forms will also be available through the parish office.


32 vendors have already registered!!!


The great success of our past Holiday Fairs is due in large part to you! You have been very generous with your donations of items including gift cards for our Rafflemania area and beautiful baskets for our Theme Basket area. As in years past, we’ll be looking for individuals, families, friends, neighbors, committees - anyone and everyone to join together to create a basket of your choice! It’s never too early to start thinking of ideas. Thank you in advance for your consideration to help make this a successful fundraising event!  Our current intention is to hold the fair unless changes/limitations become necessary due to COVID.  We will make our final decision in September.


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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KNIGHTS NEWS

Knights of Columbus Council 12311

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Updated:  2021 Scholarship Awards


The St. Josephs Knights of Columbus Council 12311 happily received six applicants for its two $500 scholarships. Our Council raises the scholarship funds by hosting such events as Italian Knight, the Ham & Bean Dinner and Pancake Breakfasts. Each of the applications were evaluated individually using a score of 1-5 across six criteria. The numbers awarded to each participant were extremely close. Our parish community is blessed to have so many intelligent and ambitious young minds. This made our job difficult.  We are pleased to announce Brian McCall and Trevor Beaton held the top scores based on their academic & extracurricular activities, community contributions, education plans for the future, their essay and recommendation letters. Congratulations to all who participated! Our council wishes you well in your future endeavors.  Brian Jackson, Grand Knight



Congratulations Brian & Trevor!



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UPDATE: Providing Healing For Those Struggling

Here’s another way your support of Catholic Charities NH brings lasting change to our NH neighbors. Over the past year, more than 2,800 individuals and families struggling to make ends meet – many who were never in a position to ask for help before – received urgent support and assistance around food, transportation, housing and other essential needs through its Community Services program. You helped bring much hope and light into their lives in these challenging times. Our annual Catholic Charities mailing has been sent out and our parish goal for this year is: $39,700.


 Thank you in advance for prayerfully considering supporting our neighbors in need!

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The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

June ~ Evangelization: The Beauty of Marriage


Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.


Watch video here.

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2021 Memorial Bricks

Applications for the 2021 Memorial Bricks are now available in the plastic wall jackets in the gathering space. The pink form indicates the Marian Garden area and the blue form indicates the Flag Pole area. 


Once you’ve completed the form, please either mail or return it to the parish office (Attention: Helen Dumont).


The deadline for returning your request is

Labor Day weekend: September 4th-5th.

For more details please call Helen Dumont at

603-883-0757, ext. 3.

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Year of St. Joseph

On December 8, 2020, Pope Francis proclaimed a special “Year of Saint Joseph,” extending to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 2021. In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of Saint Joseph as a Patron of the Universal Church, describing him as a model father and a support and guide for troubled times.


For more information visit: https://www.catholicnh.org/worship-and-sacraments/faith/stjoseph

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Corpus Christi Food Pantry

(Updated 6/1/21)


Items that are low at the pantry:


Canned Broth & Chowder Soup

Refried Beans

Vienna Sausage

Canned Mixed Vegetables and Peas

Ketchup

Cocoa

Pasta Sides

Jelly

Toothpaste


Thank you for your continued support and acts of kindness!!!

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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 6/1/21:


Packaged snacks

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


Thank you for your generosity!

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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


“How sweet and full of comfort are the moments spent before the Blessed Sacrament! Are you in trouble? Come and throw yourself at his feet.” ~ St. John Vianney




Thursday Evening Rosary

(in the main church)

At 6:00 p.m.


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


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Living the Liturgy at Home

Do not be afraid:  just have faith 

Prayer


Lord our God, you sent your Son into the world to live with us as one of us, to heal, to teach, to sanctify, and to proclaim the Good News of the coming of the Kingdom.  Help us to live our Baptism to the full and to find ways to do what Jesus did: to bring joy and life wherever we go, to lift up the suffering, and to tell other people about the new life Jesus has brought us. We ask this through

Christ our Lord. Amen.


Conversation Questions


A little girl was raised back to life in today’s Gospel account. What does this action of Jesus teach us? A father’s faith in Jesus is rewarded when Jesus heals his daughter. What are some ways in which God has responded to your prayers?


Faith in Action 


Today’s Gospel tells how Jesus brought comfort to a family by healing their child. We can bring comfort to children who are ill just like Jesus did. Collect G-rated DVDs from family members and friends to bring to a children’s hospital for sick children to watch while they are recovering. You might also want to collect books and games to donate as well. Or consider inviting a child with an intellectual or physical disability for a play date this week. Talk to the child’s parent ahead of time

about their particular needs and make your child aware of them too.


Did you know?


…that when Jesus heals and performs other miracles, he offers glimpses of what the Kingdom will be in its fullness? In Jesus’ healing miracles, we see the possibility of a world without illness and injury.


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


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Monthly Word Search Puzzle!


Check out our most recent word puzzle here.


 Enjoy the Word Search with family and friends!


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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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🎶 Music for the Soul! 🎶

During difficult times, music can draw us closer to God and through his grace bring peace to our troubled hearts.  


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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!

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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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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!

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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.