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 May 8, 2021 – May 16, 2021

Saturday, May 8 – Easter Weekday
9:00am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Souls of Norman and Kathy Patoine by Winnie Patoine
Saturday Evening, May 8 – Vigil – SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
5:00pm – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Dianne Gagnon
Sunday, May 9 – SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
7:15am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Randy McLaughlin
9:00am – St. Catherine – For the People of Our Parishes
10:45am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Sean Bailey
Monday, May 10 – Easter Weekday/USA: St. Damien de Veuster, Priest
9:00am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Joseph Lokitis, Jr.
Tuesday, May 11 – Easter Weekday
NO MASS
Wednesday, May 12 – Easter Weekday/Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs; St. Pancras, Martyr
5:00pm – St. Joseph – For Health and Blessings for Basil Pestana by the Cataldo Family
Thursday, May 13 – Easter Weekday/Our Lady of Fatima/The Ascension of the Lord
9:00am – St. Catherine – For Bishop Ernest Primeau and Family
Friday, May 14 – St. Matthias, Apostle
9:00am – St. Joseph – For Blessings and Guidance for Joel by the Cataldo Family
Saturday, May 15 – Easter Weekday/USA: St. Isidore
9:00am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Joseph Lokitis, Jr. by Mary Stapleton
Saturday Evening, May 15 – Vigil – THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
5:00pm – St. Joseph -For the Repose of the Souls of the Deceased Members of the Cataldo and Fitzmeyer Families by the Cataldo Family
Sunday, May 16 – THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
7:15am – St. Joseph- For Blessings, Graces and Intentions for Michael Lokitis by Katherine Lokitis
9:00am – St. Catherine – For the People of Our Parishes
10:45am – St. Joseph – For the Repose of the Soul of Marilyn Domina by Lucy Domina
    

Collections:
April 18, 2021
St. Joseph Regular: $1,500.00; Building Fund: $60.00;
Food Pantry: $100.00; Vanco Online Giving: $119.54
St. Catherine Regular: $436.00; Building Fund: $97.00; Vanco Online Giving: $30.00
Thank you!
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Announcements

Congratulations on the Baptism of Breeana Louise Garcia! Welcome into the Church!

A Blessed and Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mothers! “Holy Mary, pray for us!” 

Volunteers needed to help plant and maintain flowers at the Rectory at the front and inside the fence. Please give your name and number to Lucy if interested. Thank you! 

Our Lady of Fatima Traveling Statue: whoever has Our Lady of  Fatima Traveling Statue, would you be so kind to let Mary Cataldo know? 787-6672. It’s been a year since the pandemic and not sure whose beautiful home she has traveled to. Thanks!

There is a time slot open for anyone who would like to commit to a 4-5pm hour for Adoration. Please contact Peter Cataldo if interested: (603) 787-2504.

CCD has begun and will meet each Sunday from 9:30am-10:30am for children making their First  Reconciliation and Holy Communion. It will go for eight weeks. Please contact Tammy Poitras: (603) 243- 0224 if you have a child making their First Reconciliation or Holy Communion this year and they have  not signed up. Thank you!

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!
“They stood still, their faces filled with sadness.” (Luke 24:16)
Reflection: 
On the first Easter Sunday afternoon, the two disciples walking on the road to Emmaus failed  to recognize Jesus when he started walking with them. Perhaps it was because they were looking downcast. Often we are too absorbed in our own disappointment to see that hope is right in front of us. For many  who are pregnant, despair and fear can lead to the violence of abortion – unless we intervene and show  that the Lord is walking with us.
Prayer: Lord, I pray for all whose sadness tempts them to abortion. Give me the opportunity to speak,  and to reveal your presence. 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