Hello Dear Parish Family,
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve checked in with you. It’s difficult to believe that we’re halfway through July! Why is it that summer always seems to fly by? 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.
We’re still missing those of you who are unable to join us in person, but we have some exciting news! Our parish will be livestreaming Masses beginning this weekend (July 18th-19th). A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to our awesome “technical crew” for their time, talent, and dedication! Please see below for additional information. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as you're
We continue to be grateful for all of you. We’ve appreciated your thoughtful notes, phone calls, offertory support and especially your prayers. Our parish family is a special gift!
“Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us.” – The Catholic Prayer Book
Updates and Reminders
NEW: St. Joseph the Worker Parish Livestream Masses: We’re very pleased to announce that our parish will be livestreaming both the Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. Masses! Click here to access our livestream Mass resources.
NEW: Thursday evening rosary resumes. All are welcome! Please join us from 6:00-6:30 p.m. in the main church to recite the rosary. “The rosary is a prayer both so humble and simple, and theological rich in biblical content. I BEG YOU TO PRAY IT.” – St. John Paul II
UPDATE: Click here for last weekend’s (July 12, 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: Face masks are still available! Since the Hands to Work, Hearts to God, the St. Joseph the Worker Face Mask Ministry, began 6 weeks ago, it has donated over 670 masks! They still have a small inventory of face masks left to offer. 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. A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers who helped to ensure everyone who needs a mask has one. For further information, please email Donna Donaruma at: email@example.com.
Public weekend Masses: There are currently 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 to ensure your safety and the safety of others. 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: Monday – Thursday at 8:00 a.m.
The church will continue to be open for private prayer: Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Sunday: 12 noon to 5 p.m.
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.
Your giving makes difference! 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 being as generous as 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, please 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