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, December 9, 2019 – December 14 , 2019

Monday,  – December 9 – 9am @ St. Joseph’s – In Memory of Ionlanda DeFino by the Cataldo Family
Tuesday, December 10 – No Mass
Wednesday, December 11 – No Mass
Thursday, December 12 –  9am @ St. Catherine’s – All Souls; 10:30am @ Glencliff Home for the Elderly
Friday, December 13 – 9am @ St. Joseph’s – In memory of George Cataldo by the Cataldo Family; 2pm – Grafton County Nursing Home
Saturday December 14 – 9am @ St. Joseph’s – All Souls

2019 Advent Schedule

December 11th: Advent Day of Prayer for priests of Manchester
December 16th: St. Joseph’s Parish Council Dinner 
December 19th: 9:30 – 10:30am – Advent Reconciliation @ St. Catherine’s
December 20th: 9:30 – 10:30am – Advent Reconciliation @ St. Joseph’s
December 21st: 4 – 4:45pm – Advent Reconciliation @ St. Joseph’s

December 24th: 4:30pm – Christmass Eve Mass @ St. Catherine’s
December 24th: 6pm – Christmass Eve  Children’s Mass @ St. Joseph’s with Pageant
December 24th: 11pm – Christmass Eve Mass @ St. Joseph’s
December 25th: 9am Christmass Day Mass @ St. Joseph’s
December 31st: 5pm – Eve of Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God @ St. Catherine’s
January 1st: 9am – Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God @ St. Joseph’s

 

“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

Please pray for priests of the Manchester Dioceses who are gathering for an Advent Day of Prayer on December 11th.

There will be a Coffee Hour @ St. Catherine’s after the 9am Mass this Sunday.

There will be a Parish Council Meeting and Christmass Dinner @ 5pm @ the Rectory on December 16th.

Advent Season is  here. An Advent Calendar with a twist is available at the back of the Church to help our Food Pantry. Follow the suggested food item for the day (or make a substitute). Boxes are provided at the last pew so food can be dropped off after Mass. Starts December 1st.

St. Joseph’s Church is looking for a Substitute Religious Education Teacher as well as a Long-Term Teacher. Please contact Mary Cataldo to learn more: 603-787-6672.

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

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
Futures Pregnancy Care – 70 Church Street, Lyndonville, VT: 802-787-6672
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 and  Youth Group  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

  • World Wide Marriage Encounter
    • The next Weekends are Dec. 13 – 15, 2019 in Duxbury, MA. and Jan  17-19 in South Kingston, RI.   For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O’Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit them at https://wwmema.org/.
  • 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