Hello Dear Parish Family,
Lord, may you bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts. You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm. Tell us again: “Do not be afraid” (Mt 28:5). And we, together with Peter, “cast all our anxieties onto you, for you care about us” (cf. 1 Pet 5:7).
(From Pope Francis’ homily at his Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi to pray for an end to the coronavirus.)
We continue to keep you close in our thoughts and prayers. How was your week? Do you need us to pray for anything? Remember, if you have any questions or special needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 603-883-0757 ext. 2.
Please read below for our latest updates and reminders.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be available every Sunday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon in the main church beginning Sunday, April 26th until further notice.
***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.
After a life of service to God, Deacon Alfred LaBonte Jr. (Deacon Al) was called home to his heavenly reward. He was ordained as a permanent deacon in 1983, served in our parish until his retirement in 2004 and was well loved by our parish community! Please keep Deacon Al’s wife, Pauline, and their family in your prayers. Click here to read the obituary.
St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus Council 12311 is happy to announce the availability of two individual $1000 scholarship awards for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to qualify for consideration, the applicant must be a current year graduate from a qualified high school, a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and enrolled in a college and/or qualified trade school full time for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here for the Student Scholarship Application.
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How are you doing at sharing the Light of Christ during these challenging days? Did you have an opportunity to reach out or check in on a fellow parishioner this week? If not, how about this week? Let’s continue to challenge ourselves to make God’s kingdom more visible by the way we love, care and stay in touch with one another. Christ has no body now but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which He looks compassion on this world. (St. Teresa of Avila).
May the Lord bless you,
Bishop Christian and the Parish Staff
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
777 West Hollis Street, Nashua NH 03062
603-883-0757, Ext. 2