Parish Events--Updated 4/19
St. Joseph Music Ministry Rehearsal
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Events Outside the Parish
Ethical and Religious Directives
October 14, Online
Dr. John Di Camillo of The National Catholic Bioethics Center of Philadelphia unpacks the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services and dives deeply into the Principle of Cooperation, a key principle given increasingly interconnected institutions and healthcare systems. The laity are invited to join us for this presentation on October 14th. Clergy are invited to a separate session and are asked to contact email@example.com for registration information. Join Us for this Online Presentation
Fall Wedding Anniversary Math
October 18, LIvestream Mass
Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 5th, 25th, and 50th Wedding Anniversary (anytime during the year 2020), to attend a Special Anniversary Mass. This celebration will be a Livestream Mass held on Sunday, October 18th.
2020 New England Faith Forum
October 20, Virtual
Originally scheduled for August 7-8, 2020 in Nashua, NH, the Faith Forum has moved to an online format. On August 18, 2020, we began with our keynote presenter, Julianne Stanz. Please join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 for the second exciting presentation with Mary Mirrione. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Register Now
October 22, St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester
Bishop Libasci invites people of all faith traditions to join him for the celebration of the annual Red Mass on October 22, 2020 at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. This annual event is an opportunity for the judicial, legal, and legislative communities to gather with those who administer law in the Church for an evening of prayer for strength and guidance in their work. The Mass will also be livestreamed on the Cathedral’s website, www.stjosephcathedralnh.org.Get the Details
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
November 2-8, Virtual
“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 November 2-8 and will be held virtually. 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.