Hello Parish Family,
It was such a tremendous gift to be back at Mass this past weekend and week! We are filled with joy and it’s a blessing to be worshiping with our parish family once again, masks and all! We appreciate you adhering to our guidelines and your patience as we work through the “glitches”. We miss those of you who are unable to join us in person. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as you’re able. Please visit our parish web site for streaming Mass resources, recordings of the weekend Gospel and Bishop Christian’s homily and much more. Read below for our latest updates and reminders.
We’d like to wish all the fathers of our parish family a blessed Father’s Day! We pray for all fathers and father figures, living and spiritual. “God our Father, we give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old. We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; May they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice. We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice. We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish with their love. Amen.” (Source: The Catholic Telegraph)
Updates and Reminders:
NEW: Click here for last weekend’s (June 14, 2020) Gospel and Bishop Christian’s homily. This weekend’s Gospel and homily will be posted by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. You may also listen to past homilies provided in a searchable archive.
UPDATE: Since we resumed public Masses this past weekend, Bishop Christian did not record a weekly message. Please visit our web site to view past messages.
UPDATE: Public weekend Mass has resumed! There are 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 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 for anyone reluctant to attend, especially those for whom it is medically inadvisable.
Public daily Mass has resumed: Monday – Thursday at 8:00 a.m.
UPDATE: The church will also be open 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: 12 noon to 5 p.m.
NEW: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Tuesday evenings: 6 - 7 p.m. or Wednesday mornings: 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon (in the main church). All are welcome! Please join us! Also, we are always looking for additional “committed Eucharistic adorers” for each hour of adoration. Interested in signing up for a specific hour or learning more? Please contact Pat Hurd at: 603-882-1503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood Drive: 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!
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 this weekend’s 10 a.m. Mass (June 21st). Look for a special bulletin announcement next weekend!
Do you need a face mask? Hands to Work, Hearts to God St. Joseph the Worker Face Mask Ministry continues to donate 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 370 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.
“Open Wide Our Hearts” - The Diocese of Manchester has provided a resource page to help learn more about overcoming racism.
Giving thanks for you! We appreciate your continued contributions to the parish’s weekly offertory. Your 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 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 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 email@example.com 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