Parish Events--Updated 11/8
Knights of Columbus Membership Drive
November 9-10, following each Mass
St. Joseph Church
The Knights of Columbus is an international Order of Catholic men who are called to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend values in a busy changing world. Our local council 10943 will be holding a membership drive at both Masses this weekend, November 9 and 10. Whether you become an individual member or a member of our council you will find that Knights of Columbus membership brings Catholic men together in a powerful way. If you were not able to attend and would like to join today simply go to KofC.org/ joinus and enter our council #10943 for local information.
Holy Land Pilgrimage with Father Marc Drouin
Informational Meeting--Sunday, November 10, 1 pm
St. Andre Bessette Pastoral Center
1st Floor Conference Room
November 8-17, 2020
Join Fr. Marc Drouin as he visits the sites where Jesus was born. Understand our faith in a new way by being in the land where Jesus walked, lived, taught, and per- formed miracles. Create unforgettable memories by walking in the footsteps of Jesus! For more information please pick up the informational flyer at the entrance the church or visit www.Unitours.com. View a video with helpful information about traveling with Unitours here.
St. Joseph Music Ministry Rehearsal
Monday, November 11, 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.
Generational Healing Mass
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Church, Laconia
On November 13, at 7:00p.m., Fr. Marc will be celebrating the annual Healing the Family Tree Mass at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia. We have genetics: physical, emotional, and spiritual. Many things besides eye color can get passed down through the family blood lines; for example, fear, worry, alcoholism, even work-aholism. Be prepared for the evening: pick up a Genogram this weekend and have it filled out when you arrive Wednesday evening. Or come early to prepare before the Mass.
The good news is, Jesus is timeless. Hebrews 13:8 tells us, “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He heals yesterday, today, and forever. Come and see what Jesus can do for you and your family. NOTE: There will be no Mass of Healing and Hope on the third Wednesdays of November and December due to the holidays. Genograms are available at the doors of the Church.
Lifeguide Bible Sharing -- Prayer
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Church Hall
A new Lifeguide Bible sharing session -- “PRAYER” -- will begin on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, Belmont.
The group will meet for twelve sessions to discuss topics such as:
--Conversing with God (Genesis 18:16-33)
--Prayer and Spiritual Conflict (Daniel 10)
--Praying with Confidence (Luke 11:1-13)
To register for this study or for more information please call Lionel & Annette Maurier at 279-4320.
St. Joseph Christmas Fair--Christmas in the Village
Friday, November 15, 4 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 16, 8 am - 3 pm
St. Joseph Church Hall, Belmont
Annual Christmas Fair includes Silent Auction, Penny Sale, Cash Raffle, Bistro, Craft Shop, Bakery, Jewelry Table, Phyllis's Bread Booth, Children's Table and more!!!! Come support the parish!
Catholic Youth Conference
Saturday, November 16, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Bishop Guertin High School, NashuaJoin us at the first ever Catholic Youth Conference: Experience God's Unconditional Love with keynote speaker Paul J. Kim and praise and worship music from Delmore Worship. Saturday, November 16, 2019. This event is open to all Jr. High School and High School Students (grades 7-12). For More Information
RCIA Sessions--Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday, November 19, 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.
50th Anniversary Celebration--Fr. Dick Thompson
Sunday, November 24, following 9:30 Mass
St. Joseph Church Hall
In Thanksgiving to God Almighty Saint Joseph Parish will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fr. Dick’s Ordination to the Priesthood with a free breakfast on Sunday, November 24th following the 9:30 Mass. Fr. Dick requests only the following:
No “presents” or gifts please! Your “presence” at the breakfast following Mass will be my gift from you. May our focus be on our gratefulness to the Lord for all His gifts to us, especially His unconditional love and the gift of each other. If you wish, you may make a donation in honor of my 50 years of priestly ministry to either of the following:
Saint Joseph Parish Capital Campaign 6 High Street
Belmont, NH 03220
Saint Vincent de Paul Society 269 Union Ave.
PO Box 6123 Lakeport, NH 03247
St. Joseph Annual Christmas Party
Saturday, December 7, 5:30 pm
St. Joseph Church Hall, Belmont
All ages are welcome. The more the merrier! Let's fill the hall with family and friends, good cheer, and music. Bring a favorite holiday dish to share. Christmas Carol Sing-Along with Jeanne Breton and the Choir.
Events Outside the Parish
Lakes Region Ultreya
Friday, November 8, 7-8:30 pm
St. André Bessettte Pastoral Center, Laconia
Come see what Cursillo is all about! Join us for Praise, Worship, and Fellowship Make a friend, Be a friend, Bring a friend to Christ All Are Welcome! Hosted by Pat Kiefer, 1st FloorConferenceRoom at St. André Bessette Pastoral CenterSacred Heart Campus, 277 Union Ave., Laconia, NH. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dangers of Vaping Information Night
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 pm
Laconia High School Auditorium
Laurie Warnock, a NH Health Education Coordinator, will present a free information night for parents and youth about the dangers of vaping. A light meal and childcare services will be provided at this event.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
December 13-15, Duxbury, MA
“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 December 13-15 in Duxbury, MA. 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.
35th Annual VITA Nova Men's Retreat
January 3-5, Barbara C. Harris Center, Greenfield, NH
United: In the pursuit of Catholic Manliness.
Once again our annual Men's Retreat will be held at the beautiful Barbara C. Harris Center in Greenfield, NH. All of the lodging is designed to provide guests with a beautiful natural setting that encourages a sense of community, a feeling of relaxation and opportunities for reflection and renewal.
Friday Registration 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
Program starts promptly at 7:15 and ends with Lunch on Sunday at 12:30. For more information: VitaNova
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.
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.
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.
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.