ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
777 West Hollis Street – Nashua, NH 03062
Parish Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Parish Contacts
Phone: 603-883-0757
Fax: 603-883-8057
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stjoenash.org
Facebook: Saint Joseph the Worker Parish,
Nashua, NH
Weekend Liturgies
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 AM
Weekday Masses
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM
If Nashua schools are closed due to snow/
ice, daily Mass will be cancelled
Bishop Francis Christian
Pastor – Ext. 7
[email protected]
Rev. Roger Bilodeau
Priest in Residence
Deacon Raymond Wheeler
Permanent Deacon – Ext. 5
RCIA Coordinator
[email protected]
Deacon Roland E. Leduc
Permanent Deacon—Ext. 5
[email protected]
Helen Dumont
Business Manager – Ext. 3
[email protected]
Janice Mercure
Director of Faith Formation – Ext. 4
[email protected]
Paula O’Connell
Office Manager – Ext. 2
[email protected]
John Puliafico
Facility Superintendent – Ext. 6
facilities @stjoenash.org
We strive to be a parish of Good Stewards,
praising and thanking God for His gifts of life, faith, family and friends and
our parish and civic communities. We ask for His grace to grow and develop
these gifts abundantly for the sake of His kingdom among us.
Sacrament of Penance (Confession)
Saturday: 3:15-3:45 PM & upon request
Baptism
Please call the Parish Office
Marriages
Please call Parish Office 6 months prior to wedding date.
Program Coordinators
Adult Choir
Barbara Puder
881-9957
Art & Environment
Robert Gagne
883-3972
Bereavement
Paula O’Connell
883-0757
Contemp. Music
Dave Therrien
891-1845
Cub/Boy Scouts
John Puliafico
889-5677
CYO
Bill Trainor
318-9304
Knights of Columbus
Brian Tyrrell
689-5808
Outreach
Helen Dumont
883-0757
Prayer Line
[email protected] 883-0757, ext. 2
Safe Environment
Louis DiGregorio
889-6337
Youth Choir
Chris Wenrich
880-7939
Committee Chairpersons
Pastoral Council
Finance
Liturgy
Fundraising
Christian Formation
Facility
Tithing
Family Ministry
Good Steward
Evangelization
Michael Ruest
978-448-8892
Paula Moran
882-6053
John Martin
883-9730
Ann Kelley
886-1909
Robin Mulvey
880-4018
Thomas Moran
882-6053
Marie Daley
883-7464
Becky Shaughnessy
598-3711
Rick Donaruma
978-433-2035
Lisa Richard
978-433-2725
Deanery Agencies
New Hampshire Catholic Charities
Corpus Christi Food Pantry
889-9431
882-6372
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Weekend Offertory
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Gift Program
Gift Program Parent Meeting after Mass
Youth Choir, Room 2/3/4, 8-10pm
Baptism Instruction, Worship/Room 2/3/4, 11:30am
Confirmation I, Center/All Rooms, 6-9pm
Monday, November 10, 2014
CYO Practice, Center, 5-10pm
Cub Scout Leaders Meeting, Room 7/8, 7-8:30pm
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Adoration, Chapel, 7:30-8:30pm
Quilting, Room 2/3/4, 7-9pm
Cribbage League, Center, 12-3pm
CYO Practice, Center, 5-10pm
Cub Scouts (Bears), Room 7/8, 6:30-8:30pm
Cub Scouts (Webelos II), Room 5/6, 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Adoration, Chapel, 8:30am-12noon
Homeschool Co-op, Center, All rooms, 8am-3pm
CYO Practice, Center, 5-10pm
Adult Choir Practice, Worship, 7-9pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Boy Scout Troop Meeting, Center, 6-9pm
Bible Study, 9–11am & 7-9pm
Friday, November 14, 2014
Ultreya, Room 2/3/4, 7-10pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Cub Scout Pack Meeting, Center/Kitchen, 5:30-8:30pm
100 CLUB DRAWING …….
$1,000 winner(1)
$500 winners (2)
$200 winners (5)
$100 winners (5)
Weekly Offertory needed to meet budget…………………$9,075*
Offertory Collec on, November 1 & 2, 2014………….…...$9,701
Fiscal Year Offertory needed to date……….…….……… $152,625*
Fiscal Year Offertory collected to date……………...…….$148,756
2.5% of the Total Offertory goes to Tithing each week.
* NOTE: The “needed to date” lines incorporate the 10%
increase asked for at the end of September.
CORPUS CHRISTI BROWN BAG WEEKEND!
With the holidays fast approaching, this weekend,
November 8th and 9th, we will have available in the
Gathering Space brown bags designated for holiday
items for Corpus Christi Food Pantry. Please return
your donations by November 16th. A trailer will be
parked at the front doors to the church as a drop off
location. Bless all of you!
HOLIDAY FAIR, NOVEMBER 22ND
If you care to be part of this wonderful weekend here are some
of the areas in need of donations.
Our Theme Basket/Penny Sale gift card flyer is in the wall
holders.
Our Bake Table is looking to challenge all who placed a
dessert recipe in the St. Joseph cook book to prepare their
recipe for sale at the baked goods table.
Our very popular Book Room Committee has asked for you
to consider donating your used books. Please note that we do
not accept Encyclopedias, National Geographic and Reader’s
Digest books, dictionaries or text books.
We really love children’s books, pop fiction, VHS tapes,
DVD’s and music CD’s.
ALL ITEMS FOR THE BOOK ROOM, THEME BASKETS, &
PENNY SALE ITEMS CAN BE DROPPED OFF ANYTIME
DURING WORKING HOURS 9-5
DAILY.
For more information please call Helen Dumont, Business Mgr./Fair Fundraising
Chairperson at 883-0757, ext. 3.
#31 Pat Noel
#48 Carol Boule and #34 Kateri Harnetiaux
#29 Toni Auclair, #85 Joan Conde, #71 James Job, # 27 Francine Davis
and #74 Lucille Payeur
#19 Angela Puliafico, #61 Paul Major, #77 Sylvia Lavoie,
#3 Laurie Provencher, and # 80 Susan Breda
Many thanks to all of our members for another very successful year.
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Parish News
The Parish office will be
closed on Tuesday,
November 11th to
observe the Holiday.
THE ST. JOSEPH COOKBOOK UPDATE!
If you haven’t purchased your cookbook please
be aware that the Parish Office has books
available for purchase during the week. Also,
we will be selling books the weekend of the
Holiday Fair, November 22nd-23rd. The ladies
will also be selling cookbooks at a few fairs in
the Greater Nashua Area. The cookbooks cost:
$18.00. All proceeds go to the parish. Thank
you for your support.
To date we have cleared $3,817!
Everyone Loves To Receive Gift Cards
The items for the Penny Sale at the St. Joseph Parish
Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, November 22nd will
mostly be gift cards from various stores, restaurants and
other area businesses.
If anyone is interested in donating to the Penny Sale,
they are asked to consider donating gift cards from any
restaurant, gas station movie theater or store. Any
amount from $5.00 and up would be greatly
appreciated.
Donations may be placed in an envelope marked Penny
Sale and placed in the collection basket or mailed to the
parish office. All proceeds of the penny sale are given to
the parish.
Thank You!!
THE FOUNDATION
Wisdom is the foundation, and justice the work
without which a foundation cannot stand.
—St. Ambrose
St. Matthew Scripture Study
Beginning Thursday, October 30th
Number of Sessions ...……… 10
Dates: November 13th and 20th, December 4th, 11th
and 18th, January 8th, 15th and 22nd
Day of the Week ……..… Thursday
MORNING SESSIONS …9: 00 TO 11:00 AM
(GREAT TIME WITH CHILDREN AT SCHOOL)
EVENING SESSIONS … 7: 00 TO 9:00 PM
LOCATION ………….… St. Joseph the Worker
Parish
CYO Mass
Sunday, November 16th @ 10am
Join the Cheerleaders & Basketball
players as they kick off the
2014-2015 season.
STJ ALL THE WAY!
GOD’S WILL
Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse
the work. Your will be done.
—St. Martin of Tours
EVANGELIZATION
I will go anywhere and do anything in order to
communicate the love of Jesus to those who do not
know him or have forgotten him.
—St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
THE TEMPLE AND WORSHIP
In all of today’s readings, the temple is prominently
mentioned. Ezekiel speaks of streams of living water flowing
out from the temple, watering the desert, bringing life to all
living things, offering fresh healing to God’s people.
Paul reminds the Corinthians that their faith rests upon
the firmest of foundations, Christ himself. More than that, Paul
reveals that those who follow Christ are themselves temples,
temples of the Holy Spirit; that is, God dwells not only with
them, but in them.
For the Jews of Jesus’ time, the temple had come to be
identified with the presence of God and the only place where
authentic worship of God took place. Jesus had a different
perception. Jesus identified himself not with the temple, but as
the temple. In so doing, Jesus indicated a dramatic shift in what
it means to worship God, to be in God’s presence. No longer
was a place to be the focus of prayer. Instead, a person, the
person of Jesus Christ, becomes the center of our worship.
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Liturgy
GIFT ASSIGNMENT
Grades Kindergarten through Grade 5
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DATES TO REMEMBER
Confirmation I, Sunday, November 9th from
6-9pm
Middle School Faith Formation,
Sunday, November 16th from 5:30-8:30
Children's Dismissal at Mass
As you know, during the academic year the children in
grades Kindergarten through Grade 5 are dismissed at Mass
right before the Liturgy of the Word and return to Mass during
the offertory. There have been several inquiries to what the
children are doing during that time. The answer is quite
simple. When the children are dismissed they go into the
classroom to celebrate theChildren's Liturgy of The Word. In
other words, the first reading, the Responsorial Psalm, and the
Gospel are read to them from the Children's Lectionary. The
Readings are the same as what is being proclaimed in the
Church, but the readings are geared for their age level. After
the readings proclaimed, the "Minister of the Word" explains
the meaning of the Gospel to the children in various ways, i.e.
discussion, puzzles, coloring sheets for the very young, crafts
etc. The children are participating in Sunday worship, just not
in the Church proper. The GIFT program therefore is not a
class, but part of our Sunday celebration of praise and
thanksgiving to Our Lord. Due to the nature of the GIFT
Program it is not a "class", the students are not studying the
basic teachings of the Church systematically. However, when
there is opportunity to connect a teaching of the Church with
the Gospel, the Minister of the Word will share it with the
children. Therefore, the children attend the Summer Faith
Formation program at which time they learn in a systematic
manner the appropriate doctrines for their age group.
Congratulations to
Cassie Latham
who has fulfilled all the requirements of the Cherubim
altar server and been promoted to the
Rank of Seraphim II.
Thanks for your faithfulness
Cassie!
Keep up the good work.
The Book of Remembrance is once again
on display next to the baptismal font
during the month of November. You are
encouraged to enter the names of any of
your deceased relatives or friends
provided that they do not already appear on the pages of
this book. Please note that all prior entries as well as
any newly inscribed ones will be remembered in prayer
throughout the month.
BapƟsm Alb Ministry is looking
for individuals to help sew the white
bap sm albs that are given to our newly
bap zed children during the year. If you
would consider par cipa ng in this ministry
or would like more informa on,
please contact Claire Wheeler
at 603 595-6349
Many thanks!
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
For several weeks, we have considered penance
as a sacrament of forgiveness, and yet there are two other
sacraments in this category. The first, of course, is the
Eucharist itself. The other is the sacrament of the sick,
long associated with penance.
The Letter of James sets out the deep tradition for
caring for the sick: sending for the priests, who will pray
and lay their hands on the sick ones, anointing them with
oil, and giving them forgiveness. Long before other rites
of penance developed, the sacrament of the sick was
therefore a profound experience of forgiveness. Jesus
often healed the sick, nearly always as a visible sign of
forgiveness of sin. The tradition didn’t unfold smoothly,
however, and within a few centuries the oil of the sick
was taken home to be applied by caregivers as a salve, or
even to be drunk as a medicine. As early as the second
century, bishops were therefore urging that priests should
be the ones to visit those separated by illness from the
Sunday assembly. Thus the practice of consigning the
Eucharist and the oil of the sick to the non-ordained
faithful to bring home was relatively short-lived.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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REFLECTIONS
By Bishop Christian
The following recent commentary from
AMERICA magazine is an interesting and
important discussion about civil law and he
secrecy of the sacrament of confession. I offer it
for your consideration.
Everyone knows or should know that a priest cannot
break the confessional seal. Canon law is clear on
this point. Some have argued that the person making
a confession can waive his or her right to
confidentiality and thus release the priest from his
obligation. That question might soon reach the U.S.
Supreme Court.
In Baton Rouge, La., a 16-year old filed a suit
against the local diocese claiming that she told her
confessor that she was being abused by a lay
parishioner when she was 14 and that the priest told
her to " sweep it under the floor and get rid of it." The
girl has waived her right to confidentiality so that the
priest might be free to testify. The diocese maintains
that the state should not use its power to gain access
to a conversation between a penitent and a priest
during confession. The initial lawsuit was thrown
out by the appellate court in Louisiana, but that
decision was overturned by the state supreme court.
The diocese has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court
for review.
In a blog post for The Jesuit Post channel on
Patheos, Sam Sawyer, S.J., pointed to the
complexities of the case. The priest has a duty to
protect the right to secrecy of an individual penitent,
he explained, but his duty goes further: to protect
the integrity of sacramental confession itself for the
benefit of all penitents. No individual penitent can
relieve the confessor from this dimension of his
obligation to secrecy. But a priest/confessor can
help an abuse victim in other ways: by encouraging
the penitent, for example, to report the abuse outside
the bounds of the sacrament.
Monday, November 10
8:00 am ~ Joan Migneault by her family
Tuesday, November 11-Veteran’s Day
8:00 am ~ No Service
Wednesday, November 12
8:00 am ~ George Wilkes by St. Joseph Parish Outreach
Committee
8:00 am ~ Brian Finnigan by his family
Thursday, November 13
8:00 am ~ Romeo Lambert by his wife & family
Friday, November 14
8:00 am ~ No Service
Saturday, November 15
4:00 pm ~ Roland Levesque by his sister & nephew
4:00 pm ~ Mariette Soucy by her family
Sunday, November 16
8:00 am ~ Jacques Duchesne by Dr. & Mrs. Wilfrid Fortin
8:00 am ~ Arthur LaPlante by Lorraine LaPlante & Family
10:00 am ~ Rachael St. Onge by Roland & Linda Picard
10:00 am ~ Mariette Soucy by her family
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6; Lk 17:16
Tuesday:
Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37:3-4, 18, 23,
27, 29; Lk 17:7-10
Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:1b-6; Lk 17:11-19
Thursday:
Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:2025
Friday:
2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18;
Lk 17:26-37
Saturday:
3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8
Sunday:
Prv 31:10-13, 19-20,
30-31; Ps 128:1
-5;1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt
25:14-30 [14-15, 1921]
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The LORD of hosts is with us;
our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
— Psalm 46:8
SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER, 777 WEST HOLLIS ST., NASHUA, NH 03062
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603-883-0757
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