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.

 Mass Intentions January 15, 2022 – January 23, 2022 

Saturday, January 15 – Weekday/BVM 
9:00am – St. Joseph – For a Special Intention by a Parishioner 
Saturday Evening, January 15 – Vigil – SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
5:00pm – St. Joseph – 15th Birthday Blessings for Vinnie Cataldo by the Cataldo Family  
Sunday, January 16 – SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
7:15am – St. Joseph – For the Intentions of Roger Tancrede and Family 
9:00am – St. Catherine – For the People of Our Parishes 
10:45am – St. Joseph – 1st Birthday Blessings for Jaylah Tewell by Cataldo Family
Monday, January 17 – St. Anthony, Abbot; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
10:00am – St. Joseph – Funeral Mass for Stephen Martel 
Tuesday, January 18 – Weekday 
NO MASS  
Wednesday, January 19 – Weekday 
5:00pm – St. Joseph – For a Special Intention by a Parishioner 
Thursday, January 20 – Weekday/St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr; St. Sebastian, Martyr
Private Mass  
Friday, January 21 – Weekday 
9:00am – St. Joseph – Repose of the Soul of Joseph Cataldo by the Cataldo Family  
Saturday, January 22 – Weekday 
9:00am – St. Joseph – Repose of the Soul of Wayne Fortier by the Cataldo Family
Saturday Evening, January 22 – Vigil – THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
5:00pm – St. Joseph – Repose of the Soul of Wayne Fortier by Linda Aliberti
Sunday, January 23 – THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
7:15am – St. Joseph – For Health and Blessings for Eric Lester by Joe Krasucki  
9:00am – St. Catherine – For the People of Our Parishes 
10:45am – St. Joseph – For the Holy Souls in Purgatory by Mary Stapleton 

Collections for January 2, 2022 

St. Joseph 
Regular: $1556.00
My Christmas Gift: $425.00
Solemnity of Mary: $386.25
Youth Ministry: $239.00
Candle Money: $16.00
Vanco Online Giving: $251.50
Total: $2,873.75
St. Catherine 
Regular: $201.00 
My Christmas Gift: $50.00 
Solemnity of Mary: $70.00 
Vanco Online Giving: $30.00
Total: $351.00

Collections for January 9, 2022

St. Joseph 
Regular: $1,219.00 
Christmas Flowers: $10.00 
Building Fund: $602.00 
Candle Money: $3.00 
Vanco Online Giving: $175.75 
Total: $2,009.75
St. Catherine 
Regular: $400.00 
Solemnity of Mary: $25.00 
Building Fund: $93.00 
Vanco Online Giving: $30.00 
Total: $548.00

Upcoming Second Collections:
January 16th Seminarians
February 6th Catholic School Education Fund 
February 20th Building Improvement  

Announcements

Those of you who receive Holy Communion in the hand, please come first. Those who receive on the tongue, please come at the end. Thank you. 

 St. Catherine of Siena Church will be CLOSED on Thursdays after Christmas until Ash Wednesday.  There will only be Mass on Sundays at 9am.

Starting in the New Year, we ask that the Lector for each week also lead the “Anima Christi” Prayer after Holy Communion. The prayer may be found in your pew on a laminated card. You may lead the prayer from your place in the pew while sitting down. If you have questions, please, see Fr. Sebastian or Lucy. Thank you, and God bless! 

Pro-Life Corner
Abortion stops a beating heart!
“Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” – Lk. 14:27 
“They mingled with the nations and adopted their practices… They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, polluting the land with their blood” (Psalm 106:35, 37-38).
Reflection: The killing of children is especially condemned by God through the prophets. In the land God gave his people to occupy, foreign nations had the custom of sacrificing some of their children in fire.  God told His people that they were not to share in this sin. Sadly, however, they did so. 
Prayer: Have mercy on us, Lord, and save us from the idolatry of death. Amen.  
https://www.priestsforlife.org/pro-life-reflections/ 

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