Parish Events--Updated 6/10
RCIA Sessions--Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday, June 12, 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.
Divorced and Separated Support Group
Saturday, June 23, 2:00 pm, St. Joseph Parish Hall
An ongoing support group for separated and divorced persons meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 3:00 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.
Reception in Thanksgiving for Karen Ober
Sunday, June 24, Following 9:30 Mass
St. Joseph Church Hall
You are cordially invited to attend a Reception in Thanksgiving to Karen Ober as she retires from her position as Coordinator of the Faith Formation Program at Saint Joseph Parish in Belmont. The reception will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 following the 9:30 am Mass. We hope you will be able to join us as we thank Karen for her many years of service to both our Parish and the Parents and Students of our Faith Formation Program.
Annual Parish Yard Sale
Friday, June 29, 5 pm - 7pm
Saturday, June 30, 8 am - 12 noon
Gently used Items needed: Appliances, toys, books, dishes, glassware, jewelry, furniture, garden items, knick-knacks, pictures, etc. No cribs, car seats, clothing, TV's or old computers, upholstered furniture or bedding of any kind.
Items may be brought to the Parish Hall on the following dates and times:
Sunday, June 18, 8 am - 4 pm
Monday, June 19, 8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, June 20, 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, June 21, 8 am - 4 pm
Vacation Bible School: Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus
Saint Andre Bessette Parish, Laconia
June 25-29, 8:45 pm - 12 pm
Vacation Bible School is Coming Soon! Saint Andre Bessette Parish is extending an invitation to the children of Saint Joseph in Belmont to join them for Vacation Bible School 2018: Shipwrecked Rescued By Jesus! This year's Vacation Bible School will be held June 25-29, from 8:45 A.M.-12 P.M at Saint Andre Bessette Parish in Laconia. The cost is $30 per child or $60 per family. Register online at www.standrebessette.org or pick up a registration form at the back of the church in Belmont. Register by May 15 and get a free Shipwrecked CD! Have any questions or interested in making a donation? Contact Wesley Becklo at email@example.com or at 603-524- 9609 ext. 25!
St. Joseph Music Ministry Rehearsal
On Hiatus until September
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.
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
Run Alpha Training Event
Saturday, June 23, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Immaculate Conception Parish, Nashua, NH
Saturday, June 23rd, Immaculate Conception Parish Center, 216 E Dunstable Rd, Nashua, NH, 8:30am -3:00pm. Gather with other churches from across the region for an interactive training to experience what it’s like to run an Alpha. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian Faith. It is a parish tool for evangelization based on welcome and hospitality, sharing and prayer. Topics Covered: What is Alpha - Best Practices of Alpha - The Alpha Small Group - Prayer Ministry. Includes training materials, lunch and snacks. Individual Registration: $25.00. Walk-in: $30.00, Group 3+: $20.00/ea. Please pre-register if at all possible, for meals & materials. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin VNA & Hospice Grief Support Group
Wednesdays, 2-4 pm, May 23-June 27
Franklin VNA & Hospice will be providing a Grief Support Group on six Wednesday afternoons beginning May 23 through June 27 from 2 to 4 pm. For more information, or to register, please call Nancy at 934- 3454.
Saturday, July 7, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Fr. Boutin Center, St. Mary's Church, Tilton
Saint Gabriel Parish will be holding its Annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the Fr. Boutin Center at St. Mary’s Church, Chestnut Street, Tilton, NH. Turkey Dinner, with all the fixins’ will be served and there will be strawberry shortcake for dessert. Tickets are $10 adult/$8 children 3-12 or $30 for a family of 4.
Quo Vadis Daus
August 6-10, Northeast Catholic College, Warner, NH
If you are a young man age 14-18, you are invited to attend the annual Quo Vadis Days camp to spend time with other young men your age looking at the Lord’s call in your life. Quo Vadis Days is led by priests and seminarians of the diocese and includes a full schedule: sports, games, hiking, swimming, daily Mass, prayer, and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and with each other. For more information and to register, please visit: liveinblackandwhite.com or contact the vocations Director, Fr. Matthew Mason, at 603-663-0196 or email@example.com
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
September 15-16, Medway, 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 September 15-16 in Medway, MA. Additional weekends are scheduled for 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.
Low and Moderate Homeowner's Property Tax Relief
Single homeowners earning less than $20,000 or married or head of households earning less than $40,000 are eligible for DP-8 property tax relief after May 1 and before June 30. Forms may not be sent automatically this year. Please contact Leonard Campbell, 528-3035 for more information or to receive a form or go to https://www.revenue.nh.gov/forms/low-moderate.htm
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.