Parish Events--Updated 12/10/2020
Online Grief Support Groups
This Winter & Holiday Season 2020 via Zoom
Tuesday, December 22, 6:00-7:15 pm
This can be a time of year when we feel the absence of a loved one more acutely. And in this unusual year, we may face layers of additional loss or wonder whether or how to gather safely with those we love. We invite you to join us to explore ways to share and honor our grief and how to take care of ourselves and each other during these times. Online via ZOOM. Technical support available. Non-religious, no cost. Pre-register with Dan Kusch, Bereavement Care, 524-8444 x2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Joseph Music Ministry Rehearsal
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
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.
Coffee and Donuts
St. Joseph Church Hall
All are welcome to join us following the 9:30 Mass this Sunday for coffee and donuts.
Knights of Columbus Breakfast
St. Joseph Church Hall
The Robert Leroux Council Knights of Columbus Council 10943 will be hosting their monthly Pancake breakfast Sunday, March 1 following the 9:30am Mass. $7 per person or $28 per family of 4 or more. The breakfast menu will include but is not limited to: Pan- cakes, French Toast, Fruit, Eggs, Fresh Made Home Fries, Sausage, Juice, Coffee, and Milk.
Prayer for Vocations
St. Joseph Parish, Ongoing
In June 2018 our parish began a program that encourages families and individuals to pray for vocations. To bring awareness to the dire need for more vocations, and to assist your daily prayer, a packet containing a crucifix, instructions, and prayers for the week, will be handed out to volunteers at the conclusion of each
weekend Mass. All parishioners have the opportunity to participate in this time of prayer by signing up on the list provided in the back of the church. Questions? Please contact Leonard Campbell at 455-1105 or by email at email@example.com.
Events Outside the Parish
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
February 12-14, Virtual
“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 February 12-14 and will be held virtually. Additional weekends will be posted shortly. For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit us at www.WWMEMA.org.
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.
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.
Catholic Charities Counseling
New Hampshire Catholic Charities provides individual, marital, family, and couples' counseling, helping people with a variety of personal difficulties including: Depression, Stress, Family Conflicts, Relationship Problems, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Life Adjustment Issues, Grief and Loss. Counseling also helps individuals and families strengthen communication skills in order to build and sustain healthy relationships and live more satisfying lives. A sliding scale fee is offered. Contact Catholic Charities at 528-3035 for more information.