Welcome to the Website of St Joseph & St Catherine of Siena

Welcome to the website for St Catherine and St Joseph parishes, in Lisbon and Woodsville, NH! We are glad that you found us! If you are new to the area or visiting, we hope that our website will serve to give you all the information you need to come and worship with us. If you’ve been away from the faith for some time, we hope that you will find a warm and welcoming community at our parishes. At St Joseph’s and St Catherine’s, we are committed to truly living out the fullness of our beautiful and life-giving Catholic faith. This is done primarily through the Word and Sacraments, through our study and prayer, and through the interactions of our people with one another.

We are two rural community parishes which means we really become a big family. We are blessed to have a good representation of all ages and walks of life between our two communities. It is not unusual to see members banding together to help someone in a time of difficulty. In these varied and small ways we seek to image Jesus Christ and we seek to live out our call to be His disciples. If you are in the area, come and join us at mass, or adoration, or one of the talks or classes given. Please be sure to introduce yourself.

THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH PRAYER

To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also. Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities. O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness. As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

Mass Intentions July 24, 2021 – August 1, 2021

Saturday, July 24 – Youth Retreat 
No 9 AM Mass due to Youth Retreat
Saturday Evening, July 24 – Vigil – SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
 5:00pm – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Marie Mossi by Lisa and Teresa Mossi
Sunday, July 25 – SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
 7:15am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Randy McLaughlin by Colleen Overbey
 9:00am – St. Catherine – For the People of Our Parishes 
 10:45am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of David Allen by His Loving Family
Monday, July 26 – Sts. Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary  
9:00am – St. Joseph – For God’s Intervention for Stephen’s Care and for Spiritual Guidance for His   Entire Family 
Tuesday, July 27 – Weekday 
 9:00am – St. Joseph – For a Successful Operation for Michael Mayers by Joe Krasucki
Wednesday, July 28 – Weekday 
 NO MASS 
Thursday, July 29 – St. Martha 
 9:00am – St. Catherine – For God’s Intervention for Stephen’s Care and for Spiritual Guidance for His   Entire Family 
Friday, July 30 – Weekday/St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
 9:00am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of David Plachetzki by Linda Aliberti
Saturday, July 31 – St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest 
 9:00am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Paul Krasucki by Joe Krasucki
Saturday Evening, July 31 – Vigil – EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
 5:00pm – St. Joseph – For Health and Blessings for Katherine and Marianne Lokitis by Mary Stapleton
Sunday, August 1 – EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
 7:15am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Anne-Marie (Roy) Dauphinais by the Cataldo   Family 
 9:00am – St. Catherine – For the People of Our Parishes 
 10:45am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of David Allen by His Loving Family

Note: There will be no Divine  Mercy Holy Hour this Sunday  because we will be having  our Parish Picnic.  

Collections for July 18, 2021 

St. Joseph 
Regular: $1,233.01 
Building Improvement: $60.00 
Fuel & Maintenance: $40.00 
Parish to Parish Support Fund: $209.65 Vanco Online Giving: $75.00 
Total: $ 1,617.66 
Weekly Collection Needed: $3,000
St. Catherine 
Regular: $322.00 
Parish to Parish Support Fund: $114.00 Vanco Online Giving: $30.00 
Total: $466.00 
Weekly Collection Needed: $500

AWAY FROM THE PARISH? 
Please don’t forget your parish if you are away any time. This is a great time to think about electronic giving! You  can sign up for e-Give through the parish website.

 UPCOMING SECOND COLLECTIONS
August 8th Fuel and Maintenance 
 August 15th NH Missionaries Abroad and Migrant & Refugee Ministry in NH August 22nd Building Improvement

Announcements

Congratulations to Callum LaCoss on his Baptism! God bless you and your family

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Sunday, July 25th after the 10:45am Mass will be our 2021 Parish Picnic! All are invited! Please bring a dish to share. We look forward to seeing you there!

CCD will be starting up again this September! The date is to be announced in the coming  bulletins. We will have a sign-up sheet available in July to sign up your child. You can also sign up by clicking here, printing the form,  fill it out and email it to Tammy Poitras @ tammytwin65@gmail.com   If you have  any questions please call Tammy @ (603) 397-7484.

Do you love God and take delight in sharing Christ with others? Do you enjoy teaching and working  with children? We are currently looking for Religious Education Teachers and Substitutes. Please contact Tammy Poitras: (603) 397-7484 for more information. We look forward to hearing  from you!

Looking for volunteers to help count the weekly offertory donations. Volunteers meet  every three weeks for 1-2 hours on Mondays starting at 8:30am. Please call the Parish Office if  interested: (603) 747-2038. We are eager to hear from you!

The Travelling Statue of the Blessed Mother is available for you to have in your home for  a little while. If interested, please call (603) 787-6672.

MASSES FOR THE DECEASED = It is a Catholic practice to have Masses said for the deceased. They have infinite value for the souls of the  departed and bring comfort to those who survive their departed loved ones. You may arrange to have a mass  said by calling the office at 747-2038. We also offer the Tabernacle and Perpetual candles for the week.

Local Crisis Pregnancy Centers 

Pathways Pregnancy Care Center: 603-444-3991, Littleton, NH
St. Gianna’s Place: 603-521-8440, Hudson, NH stgiannasplace.org
Please keep these contact numbers close at hand at all times.
https://www.priestsforlife.org/pro-life-reflections/

Joselle Presby from Littleton Pathways Pregnancy Center leads a Rosary for the Unborn at St. Rose of Lima Church in Littleton every 1st Wednesday of the month at 12PM and every Thursday at 5:25PM before the 6PM Mass. All are invited to join any time.

Pro-Life Corner
Abortion stops a beating heart!

“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28).
Reflection: The single largest destroyer of human life in our nation and in the world is not poverty or AIDS; it is not heart disease or cancer; it is not terrorism or war. It is abortion. Some 50 million children  around the world are killed each year by this procedure. 
Prayer: Save us, O Lord, from the forces of destruction, especially those that we unleash upon ourselves.  Enable us to pursue those things that will preserve our species and continue to fulfill your original  command to multiply. Amen. 

NO PARKING IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH RAMP. IT IS A FIRE LANE

For all Religious Education and  Youth Group  Enrollment forms, and also Lector, Servers and Eucharistic Ministers Schedules. Please go to the Ministries Page

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Click here to view the following and other announcements in this weeks  bulletin: items in green print are still current

  • World Wide Marriage Encounter
    • For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O’Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit them at https://wwmema.org/.
  • Vocation Awareness: If you are considering a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, call Father Mathew Mason 663-0132 or write: mmason@rcbm.org