What's happening at St. Joe's
LENT BEGINS THIS WEEK! Ash Wednesday is March 5. Masses will be at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., with a prayer service with ashes at 12:15 p.m. Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. For those age 18 to 59 fasting is defined as one full meal with two smaller meals not equal to a full meal. All those age 14 and over are to abstain from meat.
LENTEN WORSHIP: Daily mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Monday-Friday with Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Wednesday mornings after the 8 a.m. mass until noon.
LENT ADULT EDUCATION: Bishop Christian will present "Scriptural Foundations of the Mass" on Thursday nights from March 13 through April 3. The evenings will begin with a light supper at 6:30 followed by Bishop Christian's presentation at 7. Register by calling the Parish Office.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Do you enjoy being with infants and toddlers? The OUR PLACE Program, a pregnancy and parenting education program of NH Catholic Charities, is looking for volunteers to provide childcare for infants and toddlers, while their mothers participate in a four-week Financial Skills Workshop, which is a NH Catholic Charities program. Volunteers are needed every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm from March 12 to April 2. For further information, please contact Christine at (603)647-2244
ADORATION: 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. WEATHER NOTE: Adoration follows the same weather policy as morning mass: If school is cancelled by weather, mass and adoration are cancelled. Mass and adoration times are NOT affected by the schools' delayed openings.
Dates to remember:
- Confirmation II: Sunday, March 9, 6 p.m.
- Middle School: Sunday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.
- First Communion Family Retreat for students and parents: Sunday, March 23, 1-3 p.m.
- First Reconciliation Family Retreat for students and parents, followed by the sacrament:Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m.
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...from Bishop Christian
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