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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

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.

CONFESSION

Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.*** 

***Please be sure to maintain proper physical distancing (at least 6 feet) when entering, inside and exiting the church.  We also ask that if you or someone in your household has any symptoms such as a cough, fever, sore throat, etc., please refrain from entering the church. We thank you for your patience and consideration during this difficult time.

 
SUNDAY'S GOSPEL & HOMILY

by: Bishop Christian

Matthew 14:13-21

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

WEEKLY
BULLETIN

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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.  

An Act of Spiritual Communion

(St. Alphonsus Liguori )


My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

~Welcome Home and Gentle Reminder~

It continues to be a blessing to be reunited with our parish family celebrating Mass once again! Thank you  for your patience and flexibility with our guidelines. We’re extremely grateful to our many Ministers of Hospitality who are assisting us with the implementation of these guidelines.


Please continue to follow their guidance to ensure that everyone feels safe and protected as we gather to worship. We appreciate your respect of everything we’re doing to help prevent the spread of the virus. God bless you!

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention

August ~ Universal: The Maritime World


We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen, and their families.

Your Support is Important!

We sincerely appreciate your contributions to the parish’s weekly offertory. Your faithful support continues to be extremely helpful in assisting us with our regular financial obligations. There are many ways you can donate to the parish. You may use our Online Giving option, the mail, drop off at the parish office, or place in our locked mailbox located outside and to the left of the main entrance doors. Thank you for continuing to be as generous as you can during this difficult time!

2nd Collection August 15th/16th ~ NH Missionaries Abroad and Migrant & Refugee Ministry in NH

There will be a 2nd collection the weekend of August 15th/16th. This diocesan collection supports The Good Samaritan Home in Colombia, run by Claire Aucoin.  In addition, a portion of this collection supports the diocesan ministries to migrants and refugees throughout the state of New Hampshire. Thank you for your support!

NEW!! Engaged Couple Courses ~ Online!

Engaged couple formation courses in the Diocese of Manchester are available online.  The courses are based on Ascension Press’ Joy-Filled Marriage program and run online for five consecutive Tuesday or Thursday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. They are facilitated by a pair of Catholic couples experienced in leading marriage formation. Registration in a course also includes a saveworthy marriage formation box (think, subscription box for your relationship!) containing a number of helpful and enriching resources. All interested couples should speak to their pastor or parish marriage formation coordinator to register for the following course dates: 


Tuesdays: August 25 – September 22, 2020

Thursdays: September 24 – October 22, 2020

Tuesdays: October 20 – November 17, 2020


After registering, you will receive the online meeting links.

Update on Faith Formation for the Fall

Bishop Christian and Miss Janice have been prayerfully discussing what should be done regarding the Faith Formation programs in the fall. They are looking into what the schools are doing, the procedures and guidelines they are recommending and how those might apply to our situation. Together with the Faith Formation Committee, they are hoping to make a decision in the next couple of weeks. We miss you and hope to see you in Mass, masks and all!

Virtual Retreat for Young Adult Catholics!

The Dioceses of Manchester & Portland 

Invite You To A Virtual Retreat

For Young Adult Catholics:  Living In God’s Time


Friday, September 11th – Sunday, September 13th


Join us from the comfort of your own home as we dive deeper into what it means to live in God’s time. This virtual experience will include thought provoking talks, time for prayer and reflection, and some social time to get to know other young adults from both Maine and NH.  The weekend will conclude with a live/livestream Mass. 


There is no cost for this retreat but registration is required at: https://2020yaretreat.eventbrite.com.  Questions? Call Mary Jane Silva (603) 663-0172 or Hannah Gonneville (207) 663-0172


Corpus Christi Volunteer Request

Corpus Christi Food Pantry is in great need of volunteers:


  • A volunteer for 3 to 4 hours on Tuesdays. We need someone to work in the garage handing out the  food, monitoring the flow of people, as well as “muscle” to bring food up the stairs.

  • Several volunteers to help prepare orders for clients on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.


The rewards are out of this world!!!


If you think you can help, please call Maryellen at:  603-882-6372.

Thursday Evening Rosary Is Back!

At 6:00pm in the main church

All are welcome! Please join us!


“We honor Mary by praying the rosary with love and devotion and by radiating her humility, kindness, and thoughtfulness towards others.”  ~ Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Could You Watch With Me For One Hour?  


The Eucharist is the center of our Catholic faith, Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. It is a Sacrament of great love, and Jesus is waiting there for us. Jesus is asking: Could you come and spend an hour or half an hour a week with Me? He is constantly inviting us to come to Him and speak to Him from our hearts. The Church and the world are in great need of Eucharistic worship. Do not refuse Him. These precious moments in His presence is where we receive abundant grace. Pope Pius XIII said that there is no doubt that a flood of graces will descend upon your family and the world if more souls would become docile pupils of adoration.


In the main church 

Tuesday evenings - 6 to 7 p.m.

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

All are welcome! Please join us!


Also, we are always looking for additional “committed Eucharistic adorers” for each hour of adoration. Would you please prayerfully consider filling one of the above hours? Interested in signing up for a specific hour or learning more? Please contact Pat Hurd at: 603-882-1503 or phurd1503@aol.com.

Faith Formation

Living the Liturgy at Home 

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


"It is I; do not be afraid"


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

Peter was afraid in the storm. Jesus told him not to be afraid and offered his hand to help him. What are you afraid of? Do you pray to ask Jesus to help you? Jesus’ friends thought he looked like a ghost. They couldn’t see him clearly. Where do we see Jesus today? Who are the people who show us the face of Jesus when we need them?


Faith in Action

We should not let fear stand in the way of telling others about the teachings of Jesus or acting toward others in loving or kind ways. Families can be great examples of love simply by their presence to a neighbor in need. Prepare a meal for someone who is ill or recovering from surgery and bring it to your neighbor’s home.  Find God in unexpected places this week by asking family members to be aware of where they see God at work in their world. Is there a difficult coworker who is being shown mercy despite his or her attitude? Did something happen at school that made you think about the teachings of Jesus? Was a random act of kindness shown to you?


Did You Know?

...that there are a number of instances in the Gospels in which Peter has doubts about Jesus, doesn’t understand what Jesus is telling him, or outright denies Jesus? But Peter is the one on whom Jesus builds his Church. Jesus named Peter the “Rock,” and Peter becomes the first pope of the Church.


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

the Archdiocese of Chicago, on May 28, 2019

🎶 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

St. Gianna's Place ~ Volunteers Needed!

St. Gianna’s Place, a caring home in Hudson NH for pregnant women in crisis, is looking for volunteers. Our current need is for Catholic women 25 years and older who can volunteer at our home on weekends. Can you volunteer for a couple of hours in the daytime once a month, or can you commit to an overnight now and again? If you are able bodied and want to help, please call (603) 521-8440 or email admin@stgiannasplace.org


Also, as the state begins to open and schools and activities return to normal, we will need women to assist our residents with transportation. If you have a reliable vehicle and wish to volunteer please let us know! Thank you for your consideration!

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!


~Requests~

 Canned Pasta, Beefaroni, Small Packets of Mayo

Mac ’n Cheese in single serving microwave cups

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

Corpus Christi Food Pantry

The needs of the food pantry often change throughout the year, therefore we’ve asked Corpus Christi to send us a “needs list” each month. Watch for this special bulletin section each month for their updates.  God bless you all for your generosity!


August requests: 


  • Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Body Wash 

  • Coffee (Regular/Decaf/Instant)

  •  Tea

  • Mayo & Ketchup 

  • Salad Dressing

  • Hamburger Helper 

  • Olive Oil

  • Rice & Pasta Sides 

  • Assorted Canned Beans

  • Jelly 

  • Peanut Butter

  • Canned cake frosting 

  • Cookie Mix

  • Canned Meat (Ham/Spam/Tuna/Beef Stew/Vienna Sausage)

St Joseph the Worker Parish Holiday Fair ~ Save the Date 🗓 !

St. Joseph the Worker Holiday Fair!   The date is: Saturday, November 21st!


Plans are in the works.   94 registrations have been mailed. out and forms are now available in the plastic wall hangings in the narthex!

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

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.".

The Grey Nuns THRIFT Shop

The Grey Nuns Thrift Shop will be closed during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We wish you all safety and comfort during this difficult time.


Location:  27 Marshall St, Nashua, NH

Telephone:  603-883-2850


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.

Word Among Us

The July 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!


Please click here for more information on Word Among Us.  

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday:  9 a.m. - noon

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