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.

           WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE, August 26, 2019 – September 1, 2019

Monday,  – August 26 – 9am @ St Joseph’s – Thomas Snyder
Tuesday, August 27 – No Mass 
Wednesday, August 28 – 5pm  @ St. Joseph’s – Franciszek Wygonowski by Zofa Waloch
Thursday, August 29 – 9am @ St. Catherine’s – 10:30am @ Glencliff Home for the Elderly
Friday, August 30 – 9am @ St. Joseph’s – All Souls
Saturday August 31 – 9am @ St. Joseph’s – All Souls

Please see the Bulletin about “Pro-Life ALERT”

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Sebastian, Pastor St. Joseph & St. Catherine Church, Woodsville, NH
March 1 – March 10, 2020
Visit: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Tiberius, Dead Sea, Jordan River, Emmaus, Mt. Tabor, Calvary, & much more.
Price: $3799 includes Airfare, Hotels, Transfers, Fees, Taxes, Breakfast & Dinner, Professional Guide, Tour Bus, Travel Ins. Available
Email: stjoseph_church@yahoo.com or joekras44@yahoo.com or phone Joe Krasucki @ 603-243-0334

Announcements

  • Annual Parish Picnic – Sunday August 25th after the 10:45am Mass. Join us in fun, good food, & festivities.
    • The annual Parish Picnic this year will be held at the VFW Field in North Haverhill. We ask that everyone make a small donation @ the picnic for the use of the field. A suggested donation is $5/ family. Thank You!
      Please fill out the Pot Luck Food List and bring a dish to share!

There is a sign-up sheet for Religious Education for Grades 1 – 12 for this fall @ the back of the church. Please fill out. Thank You.

There is a sign-up sheet for St. Joseph’s/St. Catherine’s Parish Picnic at The back of the church. Please write what you will bring to the Potluck.

Our Lady of Fatima traveling statue: Please call Mary Cataldo if you would like to have her in your home for a few weeks. Tel 603-787-6672

If you would like to order a St. Joseph/St. Catherine T – Shirt contact Mary Cataldo @ 603-787-6672.

Check out the Blog & more information for Religious Education! Click Here
Please fill out the religious education registration forms & return them to the office as soon as possible .

Pro-Life Alert

Any woman who is pregnant and in need can turn for help to the Pro-Life Movement. She never has to feel that abortion is the only option. People anywhere in the country can find assistance @ the following numbers.

Project Rachel: for Counseling & Post Abortion Help: 1-800-593-2273
Option Line/Heartbeat International: 1-800-712-HELP & you can Chat & Text @ www.OptionLine.org
Birthright: 1-800-550-4900
Crisis Pregnancy Help Line: 1-888-4-OPTIONS
National Life Center: 1-800-848-LOVE

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.

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

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

    !!!!! Check Photos out on the Photo Page!!!!

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

  • There will be a 2019 Religious Jubilee Celebration on Sunday, September 7, 2019 @ 4pm @ the Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, NH. A dinner ill follow immediately in he Cathedral Parish hall. Please rsvp to rvinson@rcbm.org, or call 603-663-0153 if you would like to dine with the Jubilereans after Mass.
  • World Wide Marriage Encounter
    • The next Weekends is  Sept. 14 – 15 in Medway, MA. & Oct. 18 in LaConia, NH  For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O’Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit them at https://wwmema.org/.
  • Life in The Spirit Weekend September 20 – 21 – 22 @ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Rochester, NH
    • Join us for a weekend of learning, worship, and Joy in the Holy Spirit! This seminar leads to establish/deepen our relationship with Jesus & a greater awakening of the power of Our Baptism & Confirmation thru an experience of the Holy Spirit likened to a personal Pentecost. Cost for the weekend is $25 & includes all light meals & supplies. Scholarships are available. To pre-register or for more details, call Jackie Morgan @ 332-3576 or send a $25 check to J. Morganti, 78 Eastern Ave. Rochester, NH. The weekend schedule is 6:30- 9:30pm Friday, 9 – 9 Saturday, & 9 – 1 Sunday & includes weekend Mass, opportunity for Reconciliation, & many breaks.
  • Choose Life! – Pathways Pregnancy Care Center is a Pro-Life Pregnancy Center in Littleton, NH open Monday – Wednesday 9am – 4pm. To make an appointment please call 603-444-3991. The address is 70 Redington Street, Littleton, NH 03561. God bless you!
  • St. Gianna’s Place is now accepting Residents
    • Safe housing and support for pregnant women in need
    • Website stgiannasplace.org
    • Phone 603-521-8440
  • Liturgical Ministries: Please review the needs of our Ministry. If any of the following ministries interest you and you would like more information please contact the office
    • Music, Eucharistic, and Lectors