Parish Events--Updated 4/15/2021
Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
St. Joseph Church
Bible sharing has resumed at St. Joseph's on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join us as we study, discuss, and enjoy the friendship of Jesus in a new study: JESUS, THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE. This is a new fresh look at Jesus—who He is, what He taught, and what He did for our salvation. This encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your life around Him as you come to know and love Him in an ever deeper and more intimate way. This study is written and present- ed by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jess Cavins, and Edward Sri, and filmed on location in the Holy Land. For more information on ordering the book and workbook needed for the study, email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Joseph Music Ministry Rehearsal
Rehearsals Scheduled to Resume in the Fall
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.
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.
Events Outside the Parish
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
April 8 - 29, Virtual
A series of 7 weekly sessions of roughly 2.5 hours each
Searching for more connection during physical distancing? Worldwide Marriage Encounter will be complying with mandated federal, state and local rules about group gatherings. However we have many Online Live Facilitated Experiences available now! We offer Enrichments over a Weekend or over Multiple Sessions to fit your lifestyle. Whichever WWME Experience you choose, all couples will have access to ongoing support of a local marriage encounter community near you, virtually and in person. 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.
April 14, 5:00 pm
The annual White Mass is a special opportunity to ask God’s blessings for healthcare professionals and to affirm the profound service they give to the sick according to the model of Jesus Christ. The White Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Wednesday, April 14, at 5:00 p.m., and will also be livestreamed at stjosephcathedralnh.org. At that time the New Hampshire Guild of Catholic Healthcare Professionals will also recognize Denise Venne, the recipient of the 2020 St. Martin de Porres Award, since no White Mass was held last year. View the White Mass Webpage
Wedding Anniversary Mass
April 18, 2:00 pm
Bishop Libasci invites couples celebrating any significant wedding anniversaries during the year 2021 to pray with the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass via livestream on Sunday, April 18 at 2 pm. All registering couples will receive a certificate from the bishop recognizing their anniversaries and a link to an at-home date night kit. Registering couples may opt to attend a virtual trivia night for a small fee ($10/couple). Please register by April 11.
Register for the Wedding Anniversary Mass
St. Andrew Dinners
Sacred Heart Church, Lebanon
St. Andrew was the first of the Apostles to hear Jesus’ call to follow Him. If you are a young man considering a vocation to the priesthood or who would simply like some help hearing the Lord’s call in your life, join us for a St. Andrew Dinner. There are currently two upcoming St. Andrew Dinner events:Sunday, April 25
Sacred Heart Church - Lebanon
Fr. Josh Livingston will speak briefly on his first year of being a priest, followed by dinner and conclude with evening prayer.
Monday, May 17
St. Martin Church at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Somersworth
Fr. Ryan Amazeen will speak briefly on his first year of being a priest, followed by dinner and conclude with night prayer.
For more information and/or to RSVP, please contact Fr. Charles Pawlowski, Assistant Director of Vocations at 603-448-1262 or email@example.com.
CASA:Court Appointed Special Advocates For 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.