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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

 

Please familiarize yourselves with our guidelines for attending mass to ensure  your safety and the safety of others. 

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

John 17:11b-19

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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NEW: Memorial Day 2021 Cemetery Information

This Memorial Day, we honor those

who have served. We remember

those we have lost. We ask God to

bless our nation.


No Mass will be celebrated this Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.


Flowers may be placed at the cemeteries (St. Louis, St. Francis Xavier & St. Stanislaus) beginning Saturday, May 29th. The flowers must be removed by Sunday, June 5th.


Water is only available at the St. Louis cemetery.  Please note that the water pressure fluctuates and may be low. For all other cemeteries,  please remember to bring water for any flower displays.


Flags are distributed by an independent group to the marked graves (military marker or plaque) of our veterans. Extra flags will be available in a central container (near the main statues or chapel). The flags will be removed by Sunday, June 5th.


If you have any questions, please contact the cemetery office at 603-886-1302. Thank you!

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NEW: Scout Yard Sale

Scout Troops 272 and 261 will be hosting a socially distanced community yard sale on Saturday June 5th from 8 AM to 1 PM in  the parking lot of St. Joseph’s Church. Item donations will be collected by the troops on Sunday, May 30th before the 10 AM Mass at St. Joseph’s and before the 9:30 AM Mass at St. Patrick’s, as well starting at 7 AM on June 5th. The sale starts at 8 AM sharp on June 5th, and masks will be required for all in attendance. Concessions will be available. Please  come out and support our local Scouts!  Questions? Please contact: missyodom@gmail.com.

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NEW: 2021 Scholarship Awards

KNIGHTS NEWS

Knights of Columbus Council 12311

St. Joseph the Worker Parish


St. Joseph‘s Knights of Columbus Council 12311 is happy to announce the availability of two individual $500 scholarship awards for the 2021-2022 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’s parish and enrolled in a college and/or qualified trade school full time for the 2021-2022 school year.


All applicants must complete the Student Scholarship Application in full. All applications must be submitted by Sunday, June 13, 2021. 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 can also be found here.



All awards are determined by the K of C Council 12311 Scholarship Committee and are final. Awards to be announced on Sunday, June 20th.


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NEW: Save the Date - Upcoming Mobile Food Pantry

New Hampshire Food Bank

A program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire

Tuesday, May 25th from 12-2pm (while supplies last)

Holman Stadium parking lot

67 Amherst St, Nashua NH


The NH Food Bank will bring a truckload of fresh food to distribute to families and individuals of Southern NH.


This free event is open to all.  Proof of residency or income is not needed.  This is a drive thru event.  All items will be distributed to you in your vehicles.

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The Ascension of the Lord (Holy Day of Obligation)

Wednesday, May 12th, 7:00pm

Thursday, May 13th, 8:00am

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First Reconciliation

Congratulations to the following children who experienced the merciful love of God our Father, through the sacrament of Reconciliation last Saturday.


Emily Costa

Owen Golden

Sean Deschenes

Kayleen Heavey

John Ferguson 

Aiden Lundquist

Olivia Frost 

Julianne Rice

Aryanna Fulse 

Sara Smiley

Connor Gill

Sophia Spaulding

Mikayla Veiga (received the sacrament on 3/27)

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In Memoriam

Let us pray for all those who died

recently. May our compassionate

and loving God welcome

Eileen Lacy

into His Kingdom and bring comfort

to us who mourn.

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The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

May ~ Universal: The World of Finance


Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.


Watch video here

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Catholic Communication Campaign Collection

Next weekend, May 15th & May 16th, our special collection supports the Catholic Communication Campaign.  This campaign connects people with Christ and builds Catholic communities in the U.S. and developing countries using the internet, television, radio and print media.  Half of the money collected remains here in our diocese to fund local communications efforts. Your support helps to spread the Gospel message! To learn more, visit www.usccb.org/ccc.

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Catholic Charities NH: Your Impact Continues

Your support of Catholic Charities NH is a gift of hope and healing for our New Hampshire neighbors in crisis. This includes the hundreds of seniors that they serve through our CareGivers and Monadnock at Home programs, many who are facing increased isolation, food insecurity and financial distress in these challenging times. Your support helps fund food deliveries, rides to medical appointments and invaluable emotional connections, helping them know that they are loved, valued and truly not alone. 


Our parish will be sending out our annual Catholic Charities mailing this month. Our parish goal for the 2021 Appeal is: $39,700.


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

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Saint Christopher Academy Teacher Fair

Saint Christopher Academy is growing and looking for teachers to join their joy-filled community! The Academy will hold its second drop-in Spring Teacher Fair on Thursday, May 13th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at their upper campus, located at 6 Bartlett Ave, Nashua, NH. The Academy is particularly in need of full-time teachers for grades 4-8, daily and long term substitutes, and after care teachers. During the Teacher Fair, candidates will participate in an informal mini-interview with the principal and meet faculty and staff. Candidates are encouraged to download and complete the Diocesan Teacher Application at: www.catholicnh.org/schools/resources/schools-employment/ prior to the Teacher Fair and also bring along supporting credentials such as teaching accreditation, transcripts, and letters of recommendation.


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Ste Marie Child Care Center Now Hiring

Ste. Marie Child Care Center, located at 133 Wayne Street, Manchester, NH, is now hiring assistant preschool teachers and summer care. Applicants must have at least 9 Early Childhood Education credits and experience is preferred. Please call Terry or Donna at: 603-668-2356 or email at: stemarie.childcare@gmail.com.

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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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Mass and Rosary to Honor Mary

The New Hampshire Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invite you to join in honoring Mary, our Blessed Mother, during May. Please join them for Mass on Saturday, May 15th at 8am followed by praying the rosary. To participate, come to St. Joseph Cathedral in person or visit the Cathedral website for the livestream at: www.stjosephcathedralnh.org.

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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 4/26/21)


Items that are low at the pantry:


Hamburger Helper

Canned Pasta

Jelly

Jell-O Mixes

Cookie Mixes & Frosting

Men’s or Women’s Deodorant, Body Wash, Lotion

Dish Soap


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 4/5/21:


Tuna, Pop Tarts

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


“Spend as much time as possible in front of the Blessed Sacrament and He will fill

you with His strength and his power.”

~ St. Teresa of Calcutta



Thursday Evening Rosary

(in the main church)

At 6:00 p.m.


“The rosary lays before our eyes the beauty of a simple contemplative prayer that is accessible to everyone, great and small.” ~ Pope Francis


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Faith Formation

GIFT Assignment ~ 7th  Sunday of Easter ~  Assignment will be in Google Classroom


Next EDGE Zoom Meeting: Sunday, May 16th  at 6:00 p.m.

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Living the Liturgy at Home

God is love


Prayer


Lord Jesus Christ, we rejoice with all of creation because you have risen from the dead. As we celebrate the fifty days of Easter, help us to understand the meaning of your empty tomb: death does not have the last word; light will triumph over darkness; sadness will be conquered by hope.  Make us people of life, light, and hope, and show us how to share our Christian joy with others. You live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. Alleluia!


Conversation Questions


Jesus lived in the world but was not of the world. Do we live by the world’s standards or by God’s?

How will we, as a family, make Christ’s intercession, “That they be one as we are one,” a reality?


Faith in Action 


For what would you pray to ensure your child’s happiness? What do you hope for your child? Write down your prayers and hopes for your child. Share them during a special family meal or one on one at bedtime. Compare your prayers with Jesus’ prayer for his disciples in this Sunday’s Gospel. Are they similar or different?


Did you know?


…that when Jesus refers to the “son of destruction” in John’s account of the Gospel, he is speaking about Judas, the disciple who betrayed him? There may be times when we feel betrayed. We must take care that the choices of others do not keep us from doing what is good.


© 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.