Coronavirus (COVID-19): Last Updated 4/4
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Palm Sunday and Palms
“They took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." – John 12:13
Read more about Palm Sunday here!
Here's the latest information about Parish Events impacted by the Corona Virus.
Where You Can Watch Mass
St. André Bessette Facebook Live Stream
ETWN Channel 36
Looking for Spiritual enrichment during your self-quarantine time?
The parish has a membership to Formed, which is a wonderful source of spiritual growth materials right on your computer. The parish pays for a membership and you just have to sign up with the code. Go on line to Formed.org
Work through the sign-up process and when asked, enter the parish code: ea17dc
From there, choose how you would like to learn, read, watch, etc. The site is full of wonderful ebooks and audio books, videos, and other sources of learning and Spiritual Growth. There are even options for children!
A Prayer Amid an Epidemic
By Kerry Weber--Last Weekend's Homily
Click here to see the prayer written by Kerry Weber and read by Fr. Marc during last weekend's homily.
Sunday's Mass Live-Streamed
Please join us Sunday, April 5 at 10am for another live-streamed Sunday Mass with Father Marc! We look forward to joining together in spirit via Facebook live stream! Please spread the word!
CLICK HERE on Sunday The link will bring you to the St.André Bessette Facebook Page. Go to the site before 10 am. You will see a link for the Mass there.
If for some reason you cannot access the St. Andre Bessette Parish Facebook page, we will have a link to tune into the Mass shortly after the live stream finishes.
CLICK HERE for a recording of Sunday, March 29 Mass
Drive Through Confession Monday
Monday, April 6, 4:00 pm
Father Marc will be hearing confession this Saturday, April 4, beginning at 12pm and Monday, April 6 at 4 pm. This will be the last two times Confession can be heard before Easter. You will need to follow these directions exactly: Please stay in your car. You will enter the Sacred Heart campus through the Union Avenue entrance by the Pastoral Center. Please follow the directions of the traffic attendees that will be stationed along the way. Father Marc will be there until everyone who wants to has received the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Can't get to Confession?
People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or another serious reason can go to God directly, be specific about their sins, request pardon and experience God's loving forgiveness, Pope Francis said. Read this excerpt from the Catholic News Service.
April 5 - Palm Sunday
10 am Mass - Livestream on parish website
12:30 pm Exposition/Benediction
April 6 - Monday
4 pm Drive-up Confessions
Sacred Heart Church parking lot in Laconia
April 9 - Holy Thursday
7 pm Mass - Livestream on parish website
April 10 - Good Friday
3 pm - Veneration of the Cross Service
Livestream on parish website
April 11 – Easter Vigil
April 12 - Easter Sunday
10 am Mass—Livestream on website
Let Us Help You
(or Someone You Know)
Throughout the nation, the Knights of Columbus has initiated a program called “Leave No Neighbor Behind.” It’s an expression of our primary commitment to Charity during this current crisis. We’ll try to help anyone to the extent we can, in keeping with common sense, safety and government guidance.
Perhaps we could do grocery shopping for you while we do our own, or pick up medicines, a takeout meal or pet supplies. Or if staying at home has given you time to put together a donation to the Food Pantry or the St. Vincent de Paul Store, we could deliver it. If you need our help, call Len Campbell at 455-1105 or Frank Ruffing at 491-2613.
Please note that our emphasis will be on common sense, safety for all and government guidance. We may not be able to respond instantly but will endeavor to help if we can.
Also, here is a link to a Novena Prayer from the Knights of Columbus.
Pope’s Urbi et Orbi
Blessing in Light of Coronavirus
Pope Francis on March 27, 2020, asked of the world the question Jesus asked of the apostles who cowered in fear in a storm-seized boat on the Sea of Galilee: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?”
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Please Remember Our Parish Financially
During these times of unprecedented uncertainty and upheaval of our daily lives, we remain faithful and lean on the Lord for our strength and courage. As we look to the Lord for our daily needs, please remember our parish in your offertory giving and in your prayers.
We are encouraging parishioners, for the time being, to mail their offerings to:
St. Joseph Parish
PO Box 285
Belmont, NH 03220
For your convenience and ours, another option for making your donation is to sign up for on-line giving at Vanco by clicking this link. Once you’ve navigated to the site, it’s quick, easy and straightforward. If you need assistance please leave a message at the office and a staff member will return your call to walk you through the process.
Do you have online banking? Donations may be set up made through your online banking. All that is needed is the parish account number and routing number. Call and we will give you that information.
Fr. Marc and the entire staff of St. Joseph Parish thank you for your generosity and are praying for you in these uncertain times.
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The Robert Leroux
Council 10943 of the
Knights of Columbus
Invites all parishioners
to witness men of our community
Advance to Full Knighthood
Exemplification of Unity, Charity and Fraternity
(the 3 core principles of the Knights of Columbus)
Following the 9:30 Mass on
A reception will follow in the Church Hall
K-8th Grade Faith Formation
Next Session: April 19 following 9:30 Mass
GIFT began earlier this month. If you have not registered your child it is not too late. Registration forms are located at the back of the church. Contact Seth for more details at 524-9609.
2019-2020 GIFT Schedule.
Knights of Columbus Breakfast
Join us for our monthly breakfast
following the Sunday 9:30 Mass
Coffee & Doughnuts
Join us for our coffee & donuts
following the Sunday 9:30 Mass
Capital Campaign at Work!
St. Joseph Food Pantry
Serving residents of Belmont and surrounding towns
Monday: 9-11 am
Wednesday: 1-3 pm
Friday: 9 am-noon
Volunteers always welcome.
Contact Carol Hedyt at 267-8174
Electronic Giving Update
For those who use the Vanco Electronic Giving program, you are now able to log in to your account with Vanco and make donations for all the special second collections taken throughout the year, as well as, donations to the Building Fund and Food Pantry. You may still continue to make electronic donations for Offertory and the Capital Campaign.
St. Joseph Parish Capital Campaign
Current total of pledges collected is $221,096
Thank you to all who have pledged
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St. Joseph Parish
Wanted: Individuals, Couples, and Families
Willing to take a prayer packet home
and pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
For more information contact:
Len Campbell at 603-455-1105