What's going on at St. Joe's

SCOUT SUNDAY: Our scout troops will be celebrating Scout Sunday at the 8 a.m. Mass on Feb. 7. Cub Scout Pack 272 will be hosting a pancake breakfast in lieu of coffee and donuts that morning.

BAPTISM MINISTRY: If you like to sew, we could use your help in making baptismal albs to be presented to the children being baptized during the year as a visible sign of a new life as a follwer of Christ. Please call Claire Wheeler at 595-6349 for more information.

TAX SEASON: Your 2015 tax statements have been mailed out. If you have questions, please contact Helen Dumont at 883-0757, ext. 3.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross will be at St. Joe's on Friday, Feb. 19, from 1-6 p.m. for a blood drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Please come by and donate!

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.

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.

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • CONFIRMATION II: Sunday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. Overnight retreat Friday-Saturday, Feb. 5-6.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
  • ALL STUDENTS expecting to receive the sacraments must attend the preparatory classes, whether or not they attend Catholic schools.

Weekly bulletin

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Reflections

...from Bishop Christian

The following is part 2 of Michael Lewis’ article from The New Republic on wealth and morality. Maybe my favorite study done by the Berkeley team rigged a game with cash prizes in favor of one of the players, and then showed how that person, as he grows richer, becomes more likely to cheat. In his forthcoming book on power, Keltner contemplates his findings: If I have $100,000 in my ...
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