What's happening at St. Joe's:

ALL SOULS MASS: On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 we will be celebrating All Soul's Day at 7 pm to remember our family members who have left us to go home to God this year. We have the names of those who had a funeral Mass here at St. Joe's. If you lost a family member during the past year and their funeral was held elsewhere and you would like them to be remembered at this Mass, please notify Kim in the Parish Office by Thursday, Oct. 20. You may call or email the office or put a note in the collection basket. Address it to Kim and give your name, address and the name of your loved one. You’ll receive an invitation reminding you of the date and time of the Mass.

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TEN DAYS OF PRAYER: Our parish will host one of the evenings of the upcoming 10 Days of Prayer event that's taking place at 10 different churches across southern NH from Oct. 2-9. Join us here on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. This evening will bring people together from many Catholic and Protestant churches in the region to pray, and to praise and worship our Lord in the spirit of ecumenism. Praise and worship music will be led by Road to Emmaus, our contemporary music ministry. Please plan to attend this special evening and invite friends and family to attend from other parishes in the area. (See the bulletin for the full schedule.)

BLOOD DRIVE: The Knights of Columbus will host a blood drive in the parish center on Monday, Oct. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. Please stop by and donate!

GIFT CARDS WANTED: The Family Ministry is sponsoring Rafflemania (formerly the penny sale) at the Holiday Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, November 19th. The items for this raffle will be mostly gift cards from various stores, restaurants and other businesses. If anyone is interested in donating to the raffle, they are asked to consider gifts 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 Rafflemania and placed in the collection basket or mailed to the parish office. All proceeds to this raffle are donated to the parish.

CALLED TO BE CATHOLIC? Have you, or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic? Perhaps you were baptized, but have not celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist? We offer an opportunity to come together to learn about our Catholic faith. All are welcome to participate in the RCIA journey, with all your questions, insights, and faith stories in a warm and accepting setting. We also need volunteers to be part of the team. For more information contact Deacon Roland Leduc at 617-279-9002 or r-leduc@comcast.net

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 to 8 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:

  • CONFIRMATION I: Sunday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m.
  • FIRST COMMUNION: Parents meeting Sunday, Oct. 9 at 11:15 OR Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.
  • FIRST RECONCILIATION: Parents meeting Sunday, Oct. 16 at 11:15 OR Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sunday, Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  • ALL STUDENTS expecting to receive the sacraments must attend the preparatory classes, whether or not they attend Catholic schools.

Capital Campaign

online giving

We are happy to announce that we are now able to accept safe, secure online payments to our Capital Campaign via credit card or through your checking or savings account.

To set up your account and make one-time or recurring payments, click the button below.

For more information, contact Helen Dumont at 883-0757, ext. 3.

Reflections

...from Bishop Christian

The story about the rich man and the poor man Lazarus is familiar to many of us. It is noteworthy that the poor man is named. I imagine that he was seldom called by name while begging outside the rich mans home. How many nameless men and women do we encounter on our city streets or standing on traffic islands alongside our cars? How often do we avoid eye contact or fail to show ...
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