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 SCHEDULE, May 16, 2020 – May 24, 2020

Saturday Evening,  – May 30 – Vigil – PENTECOST SUNDAY –  Private Mass – For the Repose of the Soul of Walter Flynn by Laurie Flynn; Communion Service 5:00 – 5:15PM @ St. Catherine’s
Sunday, May 31 – PENTECOST SUNDAY –  Private Mass –  For the People of Our Parishes; All souls; Communion Service 10:00 – 10:15AM @ St. Joseph’s
Monday, June 1 – Private Mass – For the Repose of the Soul of  Walter Flynn by Laurie Flynn

Tuesday, June 2 – No Mass
Wednesday, June 3 – Private Mass – For the Repose of the Soul of Charles Kyle Perkins by Don and Carol Wharton
Thursday, June 4 – Private Mass – All Souls
Friday, June 5 –  Private Mass – Repose of the Soul of Walter Flynn by Laurie Flynn
Saturday, June 6 – Weekday
Saturday Evening, June 6 – Vigil – THE MOST HOLY TRINITY –  Private Mass – For the People of Our Parishes; Communion Service 5:00 – 5:15PM @ St. Catherine’s
Sunday, June 7 – THE MOST HOLY TRINITY – Private Mass – For the Birthday Blessings of Nicole Satcher by Linda Aliberti; Repos of the Soul of  Randy McLaughlin by Colleen Overbey; Communion Service 10:00 – 10:15am @ St. Joseph’s

Candle for the Week

St. Joseph ~ For the Intentions of  the Cataldo Family

IMPORTANT

Greetings from Fr. Sebastian

St. Joseph Church, Woodsville will be open daily from 9am to 6pm for visits, prayers, and to pick up bulletins for the parishioners.
Please don’t forget to support the parish with your continuous generosity. You may send the envelopes or donations, or offertory by mail, drop them at the rectory, or use online donating from the parish website. Please pass this message to your family, friends, and all those who don’t have email access. .

Click here to Please Read the Letter from Bishop Libasci concerning Mass and COVID-19

Please read the following Bishop’s Instruction below prayerfully and Pass this message to those who don’t have email access.

“As church services remain suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Hampshire’s Roman Catholic bishop is asking the faithful to contribute to a new fund established to support parishes”.
The “Together in Faith: Parish Support Fund” was launched to help offset declining offertory donations resulting from the lack of public attendance at Masses”.
“Throughout history, Catholics have always responded abundantly to the trials they have faced,” Bishop Peter Libasci said. “We respond, we sacrifice and we give out of love.”
All funds raised will go to Catholic parishes in New Hampshire that need help paying for services such as employee payroll, cleaning and maintenance contracts, and utility costs. No money will go to diocesan operations or overhead.”
For more information and to donate, visit: www.catholicnh.org/parish-support-fund.

Announcements

Congratulations to our Graduates, both High School and College! You have made a difference! May Our Lord continue to shower His blessings on all of you!

Calvin Roy

Connor Maccini

Sarah Britton

Hope Cataldo

Madyson O’Shana

Chris Sarkis

Derek Maccini

Kelley Poitras

Please continue to send Offertory contributions to the church either by mail, or please drop them off in person at the rectory, or use online donating from the parish website. Thank you for your generosity!

St. Joseph’s and St. Catherine’s parish now have a Facebook page where you can keep up on the parish life. We encourage you to please Friend us on Facebook that way you can follow our updates. Please look up Joseph Church as a Friend and find us there.

For those of you who come to visit the Church for private prayer we ask that you please use our hand sanitizer and keep a six foot distance from others in the Church. Thank You and God Bless.

Our parish has added a new way for you to make your offertory contributions to donate to the parish. There is a new “Menu Tab” on the main page of the online bulletin. It is named “Donate” and it is located between the “Bulletin”  menu tab and the “Ministries” menu tab.  Clicking  on the “Donate” menu tab will produce a drop down menu where you can chose to donate to St. Joseph’s Church or St. Catherine’s Church. When you click on the tab with the church’s name you want to donate to it will take you to a webpage where you can make your online donation. When you get to the donation page you have several options with drop down menus. Donations can be made using your Visa Card, Mastercard, Discover Card, American Express Card, your checking account, or your savings account. You may also create your Online Profile where you can set up a log in name and password. Your Online Profile is a good way for you to keep a record of your donations or change any parameters of your donations. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank You!

Due to COVID – 19 we will not be counting the offertory funds until a later date. We ask that you still continue to donate and we will add your gift to our collection. Thank You.

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

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 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 and other announcements in this weeks  bulletin: items in green print are still current

  • Knights of Columbus Scholarship $500 Scholarship by the O’Neil Council 1835
    • Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are registered pparishioners of St. Rose of Lima of Littleton, Our Lady of the Snows Franconia, St. Catherine of Lisbon, Or St. Joseph of Woodsville , and are graduating from one of the following local schools this year: Littleton High, Profile Regional, White Mountain School, Lisbon Regional, Woodsville High, Blue Mountain Union, Oxbow High, or St. Johnsbury Academy. Home schooled children are also encouraged to apply.
    • To request an application, please contact Dennis Cote @ coteclan@gmail.com or phone 603-444-0340. Applications must be received by June 20th, 2020
  • 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
  • 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