What's going on at St. Joe's

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. "Appropriate Boundaries" is the theme this year for April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Diocese of Manchester has a number of resources about appropriate boundaries. Abiding by these standards and monitoring the standards and practices of others helps to protect children who are entrusted in our care!

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.

A MESSAGE FROM FATHER BILL: Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph Parish: I have decided to move to Peterson House in Manchester to minister to the priests there. I want to thank you all for all your friendship and support while I was in residence at St. Joseph's. Many thanks for your faith, hope and love of God. Please stay in touch! I´m only 20 minutes away. -- Fr. Bill

Rev. Roger Bilodeau
Bishop Peterson House
221 Orange St.
Manchester, NH 03104

PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED: The Faith Formation committee is working on a project to celebrate The Year of the Family in September. We are in need of a few people who would be willing to take pictures of families when they come to church on the weekends. If you are willing to help please call Miss Janice.

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.

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • Middle School: Sunday, April 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Confirmation: The sacrament will be conferred on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. by Bishop Peter Libasci. Rehearsal is Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m.

Weekly bulletin

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Reflections

...from Bishop Christian

Most of us find ourselves remembering a mixture of both good times and bad times. We are able to call up the blessings, those times when we lie back on the grass, so to speak, hands behind our head, gazing at clouds and dreaming of how they shape themselves into silhouettes of what we’ve known and where we’ve been; a scrapbook of images dear to us. We hang on to such times. But ...
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