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 SCHEDULE, February 27, 2021 – March 7, 2021

Saturday, March 6 – 9Am @ St. Joseph’s – For the Repose of the Soul of Joseph Lokitis, Jr. by Katherine Lokitis.
4PM – 4:45PM @ St. Joseph’s – Confession.
5PM @ St. Joseph’s – For Birthday Blessings for Stevie Cataldo by the Cataldo Family.
Sunday, March 7 – 7:15AM @ St. Joseph’s – For the Repose of the Randy McClaughlin by Colleen Overbey.
9AM @ St. Catherine’s – For the People of Our Parishes.
10:45AM @ St. Joseph’s – For  Catherine Collity and Immediate Family.
 
Monday, March 8 – 9AM @ St. Joseph’s – For the Repose of the Soul of Joseph Lokitis, Jr. by the Cataldo Family.
Tuesday
, March 9 – No Mass.

Wednesday, March 10 – No Mass.
Thursday, March 11 – No Mass.
Friday, March 12
– 9AM @ St. Joseph’s – For the Repose of the Soul of Angelo Cataldo by the Cataldo Family.
Saturday, March 13 – 9Am @ St. Joseph’s – For the Holy Souls in Purgatory by Mary Stapleton.
4PM – 4:45PM @ St. Joseph’s – Confession.
5PM @ St. Joseph’s – For 16th Birthday Blessings for Dominic Cataldo by the Cataldo Family.
Sunday – March 14 – 7:15AM @ St. Joseph’s – For the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
9AM @ St. Catherine’s – For the People of Our Parishes
10:45AM @ St. Joseph’s – For  Catherine Collity and Immediate Family.

 

Announcements

  • St. Josephs’ will be collecting any religious items, rosaries, prayer cards, etc. that will be donated around the world, both local and all over, by a fellow Knight of Columbus from Londonderry, NH. He has been doing this ministry since 2oo7. He will be picking everything up on March 31st at ST. Joseph’s Hall.
    • Please box things up and wrap anything  that is breakable. We only ask that you do not bring one thing at a time to the rectory but put items in boxes.
    • Lucy will be accepting things on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 -1 only at the Rectory
    • If you have any questions call Mary Cataldo (603) 787-6672

Friday, March 19th Feast of St. Joseph at St. Joseph Church
Adoration and Confessions from 4 – 4:45PM
5PM Holy Mass Celebrated by Rev. Shawn Therrien, Vicar General
Blessing of St. Joseph Holy Oil

March 10th is Fr. Sebastian’s Birthday! Wish him well and keep him in your prayers!

A Bible Study will be starting up on Sunday March 14th from 3PM -4PM in St. Joseph’s Church Hall. We will meet the second Sunday of each month and we will begin with The Acts of the Apostles. Anyone 18+ is welcome to attend. We welcome people of all faiths or no faith. Please bring a Bible, a mask , and your love for the Lord! For more information please contact Lucy at the Rectory Office 603-747-2038.

CCD will begin this Sunday, March7th 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 and First Holy Communion this year and they have not signed up. Thank You!

During Lent offering prayers for the souls in purgatory is encouraged. Please join us in praying the 15-minute Stations of the Cross after every Holy Mass during the weekdays for the souls in purgatory.

Join us at St. Joseph’s Church on Wednesdays after the 5PM Mass in prayers to St. Joseph in honor of the “Year of St. Joseph” proclaimed by Pope Francis for 2020-2021. All are welcome to join. We will be using our new St. Joseph booklets which you will find at the back of the church. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to pray from home, please contact the Parish Office (603) 747-2038 and we will send you a copy of the prayers.

Our offertory envelopes are here! Please make sure you take the envelopes with your number on them- don’t just grab an one! You may also donate via VNCO Online Giving! You may access it by going to our website: stjoseph-stcatherine.org and clicking on the donate button in the drop down menu. As always, thank you!

If you would like a Tax Receipt for your donations made to St. Joseph’s or St. Catherine’s Churches please contact the Parish Office @ 603-747-2038. Thank you for your generosity!

Scholarship No. 1 – The O’Neil Council 1835 Knights of Columbus Scholarship: — Open to high school seniors who are registered parishioners 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 students are also encouraged to apply. Children of O’Neil Council members are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship No. 2 – The O’Neil Council Chancellor Award: — Open to high school seniors that are children of O’Neil Council Members. To request a scholarship application, please contact Dennis Cote @ 603-444-0340 or @ coteclan@gmail.com. Application deadline  May 1st, 2021. If you know of someone who would qualify, please help to pass the word! 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!

St. Gianna’s Place will host a virtual fundraiser on March 23rd, 2021 from7PM to 7:45PM to celebrate our second anniversary. Immaculee Ilibagazia author of “Left to Tell” is the keynote speaker! She’ll tell her amazing story of surviving the Rwanden genocide of 1994 and share how her deep faith allowed her to forgive and move on to a successful life. we will also hear from some of the women that St. Gianna’s place has helped over the past two years as they share their own success stories. Visit our website stgiannasplace.org/nightofhope, or call us at 603-521-8440, for additional information.
St. Gianna’s place is a transitional home for homeless pregnant women and their babies. we are dedicated to meeting our residents’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, while providing life skills training and educational opportunities that give them hope for a bright future.

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