What's happening at St. Joe's

CRAFT FAIR: The 2014 Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.22. Please join us for this major fundraiser, and check out the wonderful crafts, baked goods, penny sale baskets and world-famous Book Room.

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS: Please join us as a parish community to give thanks to our Lord for all His many blessings on Thursday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m.

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL": The Family Ministry Committee is sponsoring a trip to see "A Christmas Carol" at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 (a $25 savings). Tickets can be ordered after all masses the weekends of Nov. 16 and 22.

BAPTISM ALB MINISTRY: We are looking for individuals to help sew the white baptism albs that are given to our newly baptized children during the year. If you would consider participating in this ministry or would like more information, please contact Claire Wheeler at 603 595‐6349.

THE COOBOOKS ARE HERE! The new parish cookbooks are available at the parish office and will be on sale at the parish Holiday Fair on Nov. 22. The colorful, spiral-bound books contain more than 300 recipes provided by members of the parish, along with helpful hints for cooks of all abilities. They're $18 each, and will make great Christmas gifts!

MASS INTENTIONS: The Mass Book for 2015 is available. You can call the parish office, place your Mass Intention in an envelope marked Mass Request and place it in the offertory basket or come to the parish office during regular hours. Donation is $10.

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • Confirmation I: Sunday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.
  • Middle School: Sunday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m.

Weekly bulletin

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...from Bishop Christian

In keeping with the focus on the Last Judgment that prevails at the end of the Church year, St. Paul reminds us in the second reading that the "day of the Lord"- the day of Christ's return-will come just when we least expect it and are confidently predicting a new era of peace and security. And Matthew's Gospel gives us a parable about a master who returns and expects a good return ...
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