Parish Events--Updated 10/12
St. Joseph Music Ministry Rehearsal
Monday, October 14, 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, October 15, 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.
Scripture Sharing: DVD Series and study of the Psalms
Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 pm or
Thursday, October 16 at 9:00 am
St. Joseph Church Hall
Please join us on Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings as we delve into the Psalms. Please bring a guest or two! For more information contact Martha Levesque at 267-6101.
Christian Movie Night: BreakThrough
Friday, October 25, 7:00 pm, St. Joseph Parish Hall
Tragedy strikes when Joyce Smith's adopted son, John, falls through the ice on a frozen lake in Missouri. Trapped under- water for more than 15 minutes, rescuers bring John back to the surface and rush him to the nearest hospital. While doctors fear the worst, the 14-year-old boy continues to fight for his life as Joyce, her husband and their pastor stay by his bedside and pray for a miracle. A true story. This movie is rated PG. Parents, make sure you’re comfortable bringing your children. Popcorn, pretzels, and drinks will be provided. ~ ALL ARE WELCOME ~ For questions or comments, please call Karen Gallagher 603-305-8250
Divorced and Separated Support Group
Saturday, October 26, 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.
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
Holy Land Pilgrimage with Father Marc Drouin
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.
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.
Events Outside the Parish
St. Andrew Dinners
Joseph House, 270 Cartier St., Manchester
Ages 19-60: October 18, 6 pm - 8 pm
St. Andrew was the first of the Apostles to hear Jesus’ call to follow him. We would like to invite men in our diocese who are considering a vocation to the priesthood or would simply like some help hearing the Lord’s call for their life, to an evening of prayer, conversation with the Vocations Team, and dinner. These evening will take place for different age groups on Fridays from 6-8pm at the Joseph House (279 Cartier Street) in Manchester. Please RSVP to Becky Vinson at email@example.com or 663-0153 if you would like to attend.
October 4: Young Men Ages 13-18 October 18: Men Ages 19-60
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
October 18-20, Laconia, NH (Margate)
“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 October 18-20, 2019 in Laconia, NH. Additional weekends are scheduled for: December 13-15 in Duxbury, MA. For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit us at www.WWMEMA.org.
Women's Cursillo 316
Parishioner Jackie Clarke is serving on team. Anyone wanting information or to sign up can contact NH Cursillo at nhcursillo.org or call the Parish Office.
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.