Saint Joseph Parish Christian Movie Night
Featured Movie: Joshua
Friday, January 19, 7:00 pm, St. Joseph Parish Hall
A man arrives in a small town. At first, no one knows his name; no one knows where he came from. The locals want to call him a stranger, but when they meet him, he makes them feel quite the opposite. Joshua (Tony Goldwyn) is seemingly everywhere at once, making the kind of impression that few have ever felt. But it is exactly this influence that creates a division between the stubbornly orthodox Father Tardone and the well-meaning but less-than-confident Father Pat. This movie is rated PG 13.
Popcorn, pretzels, and drinks will be provided. Parents, please review this movie online for yourselves to make sure you’re comfortable bringing your family. RSVP Karen Gallagher: 603-305-8250.
St. Joseph Music Ministry Rehearsal
Monday, January 22, 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, January 23, 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.
The Pivotal Players
Autumn Scripture Sharing--St. Joseph Parish Hall
Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm or
Thursday, January 25, 9:00 am,
Come join us for a new six-week DVD study on the Pivotal Players with Bishop Barron. We will learn about BL John Henry Newman, C.K. Chesterton, and Michelangelo. For more information, please call Martha at 267-6101.
Divorced and Separated Support Group
Saturday, January 27, 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.
Knights of Columbus Cribbage Night
Friday, February 2, 6:00 pm, St. Joseph Parish Hall
Belmont Knights of Columbus Council #10943 is sponsoring Cribbage Night on Friday, January 12, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30). Tournament Style Play: All cribbage players are welcome. Entry Fee is $15 and includes light snacks and drinks. More robust food available for purchase. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, based on number of attendees.
Stations of the Cross
Friday, February 16, 6:00 pm, St. Joseph Church
The Parish is invited to walk in the footsteps of Jesus with the Stations of the Cross at 6 pm. The service will be followed by Soup and Bread and the DVD Series of the Gospel of Matthew in the Parish Hall. Friday's during Lent.
ON HIATUS UNTIL EARLY APRIL
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
Help Needed! Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The Laconia VITA site needs Intake Specialist and Tax Preparers for the upcoming tax season. Low and moderate- income individuals and families avoid costly tax preparation fees and claim helpful tax credits with this service. Intake Specialists greet tax filers, conduct an intake review to make sure all documents are present for a complete and accurate tax return, and offer resources for other financial needs filers may have. Tax Preparers need not have previous tax or finance experience, just computer aptitude, a willingness to learn, and can volunteer a few hours a week or every other week from late January to mid April. Training and software are provided. To volunteer please contact Cathy Dumais at 603-528-4295, or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
January 19-21, South Kingstown, RI
“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 Weekends are January 19-21 in South Kingstown, RI; and March 9-11 in Duxbury, MA. For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit us at www.WWMEMA.org.