Hello Dear Parish Family,
We hope you had a good week! It was wonderful to see those of you that were able to attend the communion services the last two weekends. We’ve been busy preparing for the return of public Mass this weekend. We are filled with joy and looking forward to celebrating with those that will be able to attend! If you are unable to attend due to sickness, age, or underlying health conditions, please be assured of our continued thoughts and prayers and we are most grateful for yours. We encourage you to visit our parish website for streaming Mass resources, recordings of the weekend Gospel and Bishop Christian’s homily. Please read below for Bishop Christian’s latest weekly message, letter, updates, and reminders.
This weekend as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) let us consider the depth of our Lord’s love for us. “Motivated by his own love and by his desire to teach us love, Jesus came on earth and stayed with us in the Eucharist.” (St. Josemaria Escriva). Let us take that love and spread it by our example!
Updates and Reminders:
UPDATE: We will resume public Mass this weekend as we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi (June 13th-14th). There will be two Masses, Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The Sunday 8 a.m. Mass will be re-instituted in the near future. Please read Bishop Christian’s latest letter and review our guidelines prior to attending Mass. You may also download printable guidelines. The dispensation of obligation for Sunday Mass is still in effect.
NEW: We will resume public daily public Mass on Monday, June 15th at 8:00 a.m.
UPDATE: The St. Joseph Knights of Columbus would like to thank all the outstanding students who applied for the two $1000 scholarship awards. The student applications have been reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and our two recipients will be announced at next weekend’s Masses! (June 20th-21st)
NEW: Hats off to our graduates! For members of the Class of 2020, this year has been filled with uncertainty. Graduation ceremonies have been very different, and students have missed out on many special events. We want to congratulate all the young men and women in our parish who are graduating from college, high school and junior high and let them know how proud our parish community is of their achievements. This is an accomplishment to remember and celebrate! May God bless them as they pursue future endeavors.
NEW: The St. Joseph Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on Friday, June 19th from 1-6 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit: www.redcrossblood.org and enter: JOSEPHTHEWORKER to schedule an appointment. Join in answering the call to help others give blood!
NEW: Watch Bishop Libasci’s latest video message welcoming the faithful to Mass.
NEW: “Open Wide Our Hearts” - The Diocese of Manchester has provided a resource page to help learn more about overcoming racism.
Hands to Work, Hearts to God St. Joseph the Worker Face Mask Ministry is donating face masks to our parishioners and local outreach agencies. A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers who are working to ensure everyone who needs a mask has one. Over 250 masks have been donated so far, including to Marguerite's Place, Meals on Wheels, and Corpus Christi Food Pantry & Assistance. We’d love to provide masks for you and your family! Masks are made of 100% new cotton material and will be washed and individually packaged to ensure your protection. Please use this request form located on our parish web site.
We appreciate you! Thank you so much for your continued contributions to the parish’s weekly offertory. 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. Thank you for doing the best you can during this difficult time!
Parish Website: www.stjoenash.org
Parish Facebook page: www.facebook.com/stjoenash
Diocese of Manchester Website: www.catholicnh.org
Thank you for 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 St., Nashua NH 03062
603-883-0757, Ext. 2