Parish Events--Updated 6/15
RCIA Sessions--Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday, June 18, 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.
Spring Scripture Sharing
Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 pm, St. Joseph Parish Hall
Thursday, June 20, 9:00 am, St. Joseph Parish Hall
We will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM and on Thursday June 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM to discuss Bishop Barron’s six week study of St. Augustine and St. Benedict. The study is a tribute to those men and those women whose friendship with Christ transformed not only their lives, but also the world. Please join us. For information please leave a message for Martha at 267-6101.
Divorced and Separated Support Group
Saturday, June 22, 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.
Low and Moderate Homeowner's Property Tax Relief
May 1 - June 30
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
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.
Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls are now accepting registrations for the 2019 summer season. The camps, located in the Lakes Region of NH, offer 2-week overnight sessions for children, ages 6-15. Please don’t wait as sessions fill quickly. The gift of a summer camp experience could be the ideal Christmas present for your child or grandchild.
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.
St. Joseph Music Ministry Rehearsal
On Hiatus until September 2019
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.
Events Outside the Parish
2019 Fiat Days
Mon, Jul 8, 2019, 5:00 pm – Thu, Jul 11, 2019, 1:00 pm
Northeast Catholic College, Kearsarge Mt. Rd., Warner, NH
Do you want to say "yes" to God's plan for your life? Young women ages 14-18 are invited to attend the first annual Fiat Days camp to spend time with other young women looking at the Lord's call in your life while having lots of fun. Fiat Days is an overnight camp led by the vocations team at the diocese and the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love of Rochester, NH. It includes a full schedule of hiking, swimming, canoeing, sports and games, daily Mass and prayer, and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and with each other. Register
Quo Vadis Days
Mon, Aug 5, 2019, 5:00 pm – Fri, Aug 9, 2019, 1:00 pm
Northeast Catholic College, Kearsarge Mt. Rd., Warner, NH
“Quo Vadis” is the Latin phrase for “Where are you going.” Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you! If you are a young man age 14-18, you are invited to attend the second annual Quo Vadis Days camp to spend time with other young men looking at the Lord’s call in your life while having lots of fun. Quo Vadis Days is an overnight camp led by priests and seminarians of the diocese and includes a full schedule of hiking, swimming, canoeing, sports and games, daily Mass and prayer, and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and with each other. Register here.
Young Adult Retreat
Friday, August 23 7:00 pm to Sunday, August 25 noon
Notre Dame Spiritual Center, Alfred, ME
Are you a young adult living in NH or Maine? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to set aside all of society's pressures for a while and feel perfect just as you are? Would like to get to know other Catholic young adults in a relaxed and spirited setting? Then have we got a weekend for you! Open to Catholic young adults (ages 21-35) from the Dioceses of Manchester, NH and Portland, ME. Please visit the event website for more information: https://portlanddiocese.org/olff/ya-retreat19
If you have any registration questions, please contact Alyse Hlasny at email@example.com or (603) 663-0108.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
September 14-15, 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 14-15, 2019 in Medway, MA. 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.
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.