What's going on at St. Joe's

COLLECTION FOR NEPAL: Bishop Libasci has asked all parishes to take up a free-will collection for earthquake relief in Nepal on the weekend of May 30-31. Thanks in advance for your prayerful generosity!

K OF C SCHOLARSHIPS: Two $500 scholarships are available this year from Knights of Columbus Council 12311. Applications are available in the Narthex, and are open to graduating high school seniors moving on to post-secondary education. The deadline for applications is May 31. Winners will be announced on Sunday, June 7.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES: If you haven't done so already, please prayerfully consider and send in your pledge to this year's Catholic Charities drive. You may return it to the parish in the offertory basket, or send it directly to Manchester.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: There will be NO coffee and donuts after the May 24 masses. In addition, the parish office will be closed on Monday, May 25.

MAY ROSARY: To honor our Blessed Mother during the month of May, please join us to pray the Rosary in the eucharistic chapel after the Saturday 4 p.m. mass and on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. before the 8:00 mass and after the 10:00 mass.

BABY BOTTLE DRIVE: The K of C are once again sponsoring a baby bottle drive to raise funds for CareNet Pregnancy Center. Funds will help provide women in crisis pregnancy situations with the support they need to choose life. Baby bottles will be available after all the Masses, and should be returned the weekend of June 21-22.

CODE OF CONDUCT: Did you know that the Diocese of Manchester has a Code of Conduct? This Code of Conduct, known as "Serving Christ, Serving Others," applies to all Church personnel. "Church personnel" not only refers to priests, deacons, and religious men and women, it also includes all those who regularly work or volunteer at diocesan parishes, schools and camps. Some examples are: lectors, ushers, catechists, day care staff and volunteers, Catholic school volunteers, Boy Scout leaders, CYO coaches, youth ministers, members of pastoral and finance councils, choir directors and members, and parish outreach workers. The Serving Christ, Serving Others Code of Conduct is available online at www.catholicnh.org/codeofconduct or, if you would like a printed copy, please contact the office.

ADORATION: Do you have some time to spend with the Lord in adoration? We need more people to be involved. Please plan to spend some time before the Lord in adoration in the Eucharistic Chapel. We have two opportunities: Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Wednesday morning after the 8 a.m. mass until noon. Come for whatever time your schedule permits. For information contact Antoinetta Hagen at 883-9048 or Pat Hurd at 882-1503.

HOLIDAY FAIR: Applications are open for this year's Holiday Fair, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 21. For more information, contact Helen Dumont at 883-0757, ext. 3.

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • First Communion will be celebrated on Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m. Rehearsal is Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m.

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Reflections

...from Bishop Christian

In terms of artistic representation, the Holy Spirit is certainly the most underappreciated person of the Holy Trinity. God the Father gets vividly – if somewhat misleadingly – depicted in art as the ancient of Days, the old man with the long, white beard. And Jesus, of course, appears in multiple guises: as an infant in his mother’s arms, as a boy in Joseph’s carpenter shop, as a ...
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