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 22, 2022 – January 30, 2022 

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 
Monday, January 24 – St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church 
9:00am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Mary Ann Krasucki by Joe Krasucki
Tuesday, January 25 – Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle 
NO MASS  
Wednesday, January 26 – Sts. Timothy and Titus, Bishops 
5:00pm – St. Joseph – For Health and Blessings for John Krasucki by Joe Krasucki
Thursday, January 27 – St. Angela Merici, Virgin and Religious Founder 
Private Mass  
Friday, January 28 – St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Religious, and Doctor of the Church
9:00am – St. Joseph – For a Special Intention by a Parishioner 
Saturday, January 29 – Weekday/BVM 
9:00am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Celeste Rheaume by Rose Bailey
Saturday, January 29 – Vigil – FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  
5:00pm – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Mary Ann MacKenzie by Rose Bailey
Sunday, January 30 – FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 
7:15am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Celeste Rheaume by Chuck & Peggy Kizik  
9:00am – St. Catherine – For the People of Our Parishes 
10:45am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Ken Poirier by Katherine Lokitis and Mary   Stapleton  

Collections for January 16, 2022 

St. Joseph 
Regular: $1048.00
Seminarians: $584.00
Building Improvement: $25.00
Vanco Online Giving: $175.75
Total: $1,832.75
Grand Annual Collection: $1,000
Grand Total: $2,832.75
St. Catherine 
Regular: $2800.00 
Seminarians: $105.00
Building Improvement: $100.00 
Vanco Online Giving: $30.00
Total: $515.00

Upcoming Second Collections:
February 6th Catholic School Education Fund 
February 20th Building Improvement
March 2nd Churches in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa 

Announcements

St. Joseph’s and St. Catherine’s Churches would like to warmly welcome Fr. Arockia Iruthya Raj, former Parochial Administrator of St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s Churches in Claremont, NH, to be our new pastor, starting on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. We are very excited to have you come be our new Shepherd in the Faith! Please know that you are in our prayers in a special way during this time of transition, and please don’t hesitate to call on us if you have any need. We are eager to be of service. The Installation date for Fr. Arockia will be announced in a later bulletin when the date is decided. Fr. Arockia, may God bless you and keep you! 

Due to Covid-19, CCD will be cancelled this Sunday, January 23rd, as well as the Potluck Supper on the 23rd.  We hope to resume classes the following week, January 30th at 9:30am. Stay warm, stay safe, and read your Bible and saint stories!

Bishop Peter Libasci will be coming for Confirmation on Friday, March 18th at  6:00pm to St. Joseph’s Church. Please see upcoming bulletins for more information.

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!
“I will praise your name, O Lord … for you have rescued me” (Psalm 54:8-9). 
Reflection: Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout pregnancy, agreed to let her name be used in a case she hardly understood. She agreed to lie about how she became pregnant so that the case would have a better chance. She never did have the abortion. Eventually, she spoke out publicly at pro-abortion events, and even worked in an abortion mill.  Now, she is completely pro-life and works to end abortion.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for Norma’s conversion, a sign of hope for our culture.   
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 and/or the Parish Registration 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