Dear Parish Family,
We hope you’re having a good week. It sure feels like summer out there and pollen is everywhere! For many of us, green is quickly becoming a least favorite color. You may have already heard the joyous news, but in case you haven’t, the Sacrament of the Eucharist will be available this weekend at our parish. How wonderful that we will be able to receive our Eucharistic Lord into our hearts once again on the feast of Pentecost, the birthday of the Catholic Church! Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Updates and Reminders:
NEW: With joyful hearts we are pleased to share that the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist will be available beginning this weekend as we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. Read Bishop Christian’s letter here. The church will be open for the distribution of Holy Communion on Saturday, 5/30 from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 5/31 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. For your safety, we have developed guidelines for this reverent occasion. Please read them carefully before attending. We’re also providing some suggested prayers to help you prepare to receive our Lord. We look forward to welcoming you home!
NEW: Due to the distribution of Holy Communion, Sunday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be suspended.
NEW: Watch Bishop Libasci’s new May 26th video message to the faithful.
LAST CHANCE!!! The deadline for the St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus Council 12311 scholarship is THIS Friday, May 29th. There are two individual $1000 scholarship awards available for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here for the Student Scholarship Application.
We continue planning for the day that we’ll be able to resume public Masses. This will involve many preparations. With these preparations in mind, we’re hoping to form a corps of volunteers to help direct the flow of people into and out of the church, with cleaning the church after Masses and other necessary tasks. If you’re interested and are able to help, please email your name and contact information to: email@example.com or call the parish office at: 603-883-0757, ext. 2. Thank you for your consideration!
We have begun a new parish ministry to sew face masks for members of our parish family: Hands to Work, Hearts to God. How do you request a mask? Currently our inventory is limited. If you would like to request masks for your family, we ask that you limit one request per family and one mask per family member. Please use this request form located on our parish web site. A GREAT BIG thank you for all the volunteers who are helping with this new ministry!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We continue to be very grateful for your contributions to the parish’s weekly offertory, however without regular Masses, our offertory has substantially declined. Your support is extremely helpful in helping us meet 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. We appreciate you doing the best you can during this difficult time!
Parish Web Site: www.stjoenash.org
Parish Facebook page: www.facebook.com/stjoenash
Diocese of Manchester Web Site: www.catholicnh.org
We appreciate you taking the time to stay up to date with our parish news. If you have any questions, special needs or prayer intentions, we encourage you to contact us. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 603-883-0757 ext. 2.
God’s blessings and peace,
Bishop Christian and the Parish Staff
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
777 West Hollis Street, Nashua NH 03062
603-883-0757, Ext. 2