Parish Events--Updated Weekly
St. Joseph Music Ministry Rehearsal
Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm, St. Joseph Church
The Music Ministry at St. Joseph Parish welcomes and encourages full participation of the community in sung prayer and to welcome and foster the talents and gifts of the members of the music ministry and community. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. September through May.
RCIA Sessions--Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Church Hall
For the coming months, our RCIA sessions will be on Tuesdays at 7 PM in the church hall. This is an opportunity for those who are interested in joining our church but were unable to attend sessions previously held on Mondays. If you, or someone you know, would like to learn more about the process for becoming one with our faith community, you are welcome to attend a scheduled RCIA session or contact the parish office at 267-8174.
Scripture Sharing--The Screwtape Letters
Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Church Hall
It's not too late to join this scripture sharing group who began discussing the Screwtape Letters by Alan Vermilye. Contact Annette at 279-4320 for more information.
The Pivotal Players
Spring Scripture Sharing--St. Joseph Parish Hall
Wednesday, April 25, 7 pm
Thursday, April 26, 9 am
Our Spring Scripture session on David the King, will begin on Wednesday, April 18 about 7 pm & Thursday, April 19, about 9 am. It is a 6 week DVD and discussion study and it very interesting. All are invited. For more information, please call Martha at 267-6101.
Divorced and Separated Support Group
Saturday, April 28, 5:30 pm, St. Joseph Parish Hall
An ongoing support group for separated and divorced persons meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Saint Joseph Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Ginny Timmons at 581-9559. All are welcome. Confidentiality, compassion and shared learning are components of the group’s meetings. A free lending library is also available in the St. Michael Room of the Parish Hall.
Monday, April 30, 7 pm
St. Joseph Parish Hall
On Monday April 30th at 7 pm in the church hall we will be having a meeting of anyone interested in doing crafts. These are the crafts sold during our Christmas Fair. We are looking for new ideas, and anyone with an interest to help. Come and have fun! For more information please contact Mary Lacroix at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 286-7867
Annual Parish Yard Sale
Friday, June 29, 5 pm - 7pm
Saturday, June 30, 8 am - 12 noon
A gentle reminder for you to save your new or gently used items for our Annual Parish yard Sale, which will be held on Friday, June 29, from 5 to 7 pm and Saturday, June 30 from 8 am to Noon. More information about collection dates will be forthcoming.
CASA:Court Appointed Special AdvocatesFor Children
CASA of NH trains concerned citizens to advocate for abused and neglected children in the courts. There are children waiting for someone to speak on their behalf. Your common sense, commitment to children, and a contribution of 10-15 hours a month will help ensure a child grows up in a safe, permanent home. To become a CASA/GAL volunteer and help the children in your community, please call 800-626-0622, or apply at www.casanh.org/onlineapplication.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of individuals who through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Weekly meetings are held at St. Joseph Church in Belmont on Wednesdays, beginning at 5:30 PM. Contact the Parish Office at 267-8174 for more information.
Events Outside the Parish
5th Annual Catholic Literature Conference
Saturday, April 21, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St. John's Church Activity Center
Christ the King Parish, Concord
Please join us for an engaging and enlightening discussion of literary works from a Catholic perspective. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 am that morning. The event is sponsored by Christ the King Parish and Thomas More College. Scheduled to speak are:
Joseph Pearce: "Innocence and Wisdom in Narnia"
Dr. Amy Fahey: "Children's Literature: Restoring the Imagination for All Ages"
Dr. Glen Arbery: "Lost and Found: The Fortunes of Eve in Milton and Perelandra"
Dr. Anthony Esolen: "Dickens and the Gospel of Childhood"
Tickets are $20 before April 1st, $25 on or after April 1. Lunch is included in the ticket price. For more details:
Mass in support of those suffering from
Infertility, Miscarriage, or Loss
Tuesday, April 24, 8:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral Chapel, Manchester
Join Bishop Libasci at the Mass in support of those suffering from infertility, miscarriage & loss at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. This Mass is open to all, bringing together those affected and unaffected by these tragedies, to pray together for healing, understanding, and fortitude.
Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times
Sunday, April 29, 3:00 pm
St. Kathryn Church, 4 Dracut Rd., Hudson, NH
Saint Kathryn Church, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson, NH, has the joy of welcoming Sister Nancy Murray, O.P., who will present a one-woman performance based on the life of Saint Catherine of Siena. This presentation will be offered in the church on Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 p.m. Sister Nancy, a Dominican Sister from Adrian, Michigan, brings to us a wonderful performance, revealing to us the greatness of Saint Catherine and the beauty and depth of her relationship with Jesus Christ. There is general admission for this performance, so register NOW for complimentary tickets at https://catherine-of-siena.eventbrite.com! We only have enough tickets for the number of seats in the church. Once they are gone, they are gone—so don’t delay! For additional information, please contact Charlene Maniotis in the parish office at 603.882.7793
Life in the Spirit Seminar Weekend
St. Matthew Church, Plymouth
Join us the weekend of May 11-13 for a wonderful time of renewal, empowerment and joy of the Holy Spirit! This weekend seminar will help deepen or establish a relationship with Jesus, empower and renew the sacramental graces of Baptism and Confirmation, and provide an opportunity to experience the life- changing love of God! The Seminar will be held at St. Matthew Church, Plymouth. For more information or to register call Peter and Kathy Drexel at 536-7580, or Jackie Morganti at 332- 3576.
Also, this is Mother's Day weekend. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SPECIAL GIFT FOR MOM? HOW ABOUT THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT! And nothing would make mom happier than to have YOU attend with her! Make this a special time for family, and for mom! Cost of the weekend is $25 and includes all light meals and supplies needed for the weekend. "Oh the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!" Rom. 11:33.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
May 19-20, Warner, NH
“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony with one another,” As we await the coming of the Lord, let us live in our marriages with endurance and encouragement. Explore how by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next WWME Weekend is May 19-20 in Warner, NH. Additional weekends are scheduled for June 9-10 in Medway, MA; September 15-16 in Medway, MA; and December 7-9 in Duxbury, MA. For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit us at www.WWMEMA.org.
Volunteer Driver Program
Are you over the age of 21? Do you have a dependable and insured vehicle and a desire to help someone in your community get to a medical appointment and other critical community services? If so, contact the Volunteer Driver Program (VDP) at 603.224.8043 to see how you can help. VDP is an initiative of the Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council for Community Transportation, operated by the Community Action Program Belknap- Merrimack Counties, Inc.