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 October 16, 2021 – October 24, 2021 

Saturday, October 16 – Weekday/St. Hedwig, Religious; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin; BVM
9:00am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Rose Lokitis by Lucy Domina
Saturday Evening, October 16- Vigil – TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
5:00pm – St. Joseph – 5th Birthday Blessings for Kennedy Slovik by the Cataldo Family
Sunday, October 17 – TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
7:15am – St. Joseph – For the People of Our Parishes 
9:00am – St. Catherine – For the Repose of the Soul of Ernie Pratt by Sue Pratt
10:45am – St. Joseph – For the Intentions of Roger Tancrede and his Family
Monday, October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist 
9:00am – St. Joseph – For the Intentions of Roger Tancrede and Family 
Tuesday, October 19 – Sts. John de Brebeuf and Issac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs 
NO MASS 
Wednesday, October 20 – Weekday/St. Paul of the Cross, Priest 
NO MASS 
Thursday, October 21- Weekday 
NO MASS 
Friday, October 22 – Weekday/ St. John Paul II, Pope 
NO MASS 
Saturday, October 23 – Weekday/ St. John of Capistrano, Priest; BVM 
NO MASS 
Saturday Evening, October 23- Vigil – THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  
5:00pm – St. Joseph – 17th Birthday Blessings for Monica Cataldo by the Cataldo Family
Sunday, October 24 – THIRTIETH 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 – For the Intentions of Roger Tancrede and Family  

Collections for October 10, 2021 

St. Joseph 
Regular: $1,788.00 
Building Improvement: $40.00 
Assumption: $10.00 
Fuel & Maintenance: $70.00 
Catholic University: $10.00 
NH Missionaries Abroad: $10.00 
Retirement Fund for NH Priests: $10.00
Vanco Online Giving: $185.85 
Total: $2,123.85 
Grand Annual Collection: $3,715.52
Total: $ 5,839.37
St. Catherine 
Regular: $423.00 
Building Improvement: $236.00 
Vanco Online Giving: $30.00 
Total: $689.00


AWAY FROM THE PARISH?
Click on this line to see the 2020-2021 Parish Financial Report

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: 
October 24th World Mission Sunday 
November 14th Fuel & Maintenance 
November 21st Catholic Campaign for Human Development & Black & Indian Missions

Announcements

Fr. Sebastian will be away on a retreat this week, please pray for him.

Dear Friends,
We are in dire need of volunteers to help count the weekly offertory donations. At the end of  December we will have only three counters left and we need at least six. We would be SO grateful  if you could devote just 1-2 hours every third Monday of the month from 8:30am-9:30am or  10:30am to help count. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn. Please contact the  Parish Office as soon as possible! (603) 747-2038. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity to  help the Church! God bless you!

We have made laminated cards for those of you who give online. Please take a card at the back of church  and put it in the offertory basket during the collection. Then you can still put something in the offertory  basket for the collection!

Do you have new or used summer clothes that you want to get rid of? Beginning Oct. 1, 2021 all parishioners are  being asked to consider donating SUMMER ONLY clothing for men, women and children to be sent by cargo  ship to the faithful in poverty stricken Philippines.  
This will be an ongoing collection sponsored by the Michael and Alyn Asis family in White River Junction, VT.  There is a large cardboard box in both St Catherine’s and St Joseph’s at the back of the churches. Donations  should consist of new or used clean summer clothing, shoes, and socks for men, women, teens and children. NON-PERISHABLE food items are needed as well: granola bars, spreads, cereals, canned goods. COVID  numbers are high and people are having to choose to either risk going out against curfew or stay home and go  without food. Other items could include toothbrushes, paste, floss, eye glasses, religious books as well as  history, literature and children’s books, pencils, notebooks, erasers and other school supplies.  Shipping takes 2-3 months. Call Carol Wharton (603) 838-6605 or cwharton6@gmail.com for more details.

The Diocese of Manchester, NH is creating a program called “WorkcampNE” for youth and young adults interested in helping repair homes and building. Attend the Information Nights to learn more: Tues. Oct. 12th from 6:30pm 8pm at Our Lady of Mercy in Merrimack, and Tues. Oct. 19th from 7:30-8:45pm at Sacred Heart Parish in Lebanon.  For more info visit www.workcampne.com or email Kelly at kgoudreau@rcbm.org.

CCD and Youth Group News 
There will be no Sunday school this weekend (October 10th). 
All Saints day Celebration will be Sunday, October 31st. Wear a Saint costume to class and share their story!
Oct 17th we will have Youth Group 6:30pm-8pm.  

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!

“I looked, and there was a pale green horse. Its rider was named Death” (Revelation 6:8).
Reflection: Our Lady of Fatima warned that without conversion, Russia would spread its errors throughout  the world, leading to the annihilation of nations. That was in 1917. Three years later, Russia first legalized  abortion — and that error has indeed spread worldwide and continues to annihilate some 50 million  children a year. Will there be a chastisement of the world? It seems clear that there has already been one — and it’s called abortion. 
Prayer: Lord, you have warned us of evils, and you have also promised salvation. Protect us, save us, and  raise us up. 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