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 December 3, 2022 – December 11, 2022

St. Joseph
Sat. December 3 Vigil of the Second Sunday of Advent  
5PM Sean Bailey By Rose Bailey  
Sun. December 4 Second Sunday of Advent 
7:15AM Randy McLaughlin By Colleen Overbey  
10:45AM For the People of Our Parishes
Mon. December 5 Advent Weekday 
9AM Birthday Blessings for Joseph Rose By the Rose Family 
Baptismal Blessings for Bradley Anderson By Roy and Debbie Stone 
Thu. December 8 THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY  
5PM Health and Blessings for Don Wharton By Carol Wharton
Fri. December 9 Advent Weekday  
9AM Blessings for Fr. Arockia By Roy and Debbie Stone  
Sat. December 10 Vigil of the Third Sunday of Advent  
5PM 3rd Birthday Blessings for Jace Tewell By the Cataldo Family  
Sun. December 11 Third Sunday of Advent 
7:15AM Ernest Roy By the Roy Family  
10:45AM Nestor Chamberland By his wife, Linda  
For the People of Our Parishes

St. Catherine
Sun. December 4 Second Sunday of Advent  
9AM Intentions of Carol Wharton and For Blessings for Bill and Linda Fahey
Sun. December 11 Third Sunday of Advent  
9AM Ernie Pratt By Sue Pratt  

Upcoming Second Collections:
November 27th Building Improvement
Your new box of Offertory Envelopes should arrive sometime in December.

WEEKLY OFFERING . . . Stewardship Giving of Time, Talent and Treasure in gratitude for all of God’s gifts. 
Thank you for your generosity! 
Thank you also for those who make up envelopes!

Collections for November 20, 2022 

St. Joseph 
Offertory: $1,092.02 
Vanco Online Giving: $242.00 
Total: $1,334.02 
Cath. Camp. For Human Dev.: $477.00
Grand Annual Collection: $275.00
St. Catherine 
Offertory: $357.00 
Vanco Online Giving: $30.00 
Total: $387.00 
Cath. Camp. For Human Dev.: $86.00
All Saints: $20.00 
Fuel and Maintenance: $70.00

Collections for November 27, 2022 

St. Joseph 
Offertory: $1,301.00 
Vanco Online Giving: $242.00 
Total: $1,543.00 
Building Improvement: $721.00 
Candles: $30.00 
Grand Annual Collection: $345.00
St. Catherine 
Offertory: $167.00 
Vanco Online Giving: $30.00 
Total: $197.00 
Building Improvement: $92.00

Advent Reconciliation:
December 23rd Friday: 9:30-10:30am at St. Joseph Church
Christmas Mass Schedule:
Christmas Vigil December 24th Saturday at St. Joseph Church
Holy Mass at 6pm Children’s Mass
Midnight Mass at 12am
Christmas Day December 25th Sunday
7:15am at St. Joseph Church
9am at St. Catherine Church
10:45am at St. Joseph Church

ANNOUNCEMENTS

St. Joseph’s Church’s Grand Annual Collection is continuing to raise money for our heating system in the church. Please give what you can, and we have faith God will bless it! Thank you!! So far, we have raised: $29,691.95! Praise God, and thanks to very generous donors, we are not far from our goal!! 

Sunday, December 4th at 12pm we will have a birthday/welcome back potluck party for Fr.  Arockia in St. Joseph’s church undercroft. There will be a signup sheet at the back of the church to indicate what you will bring. Please contact Mary Cataldo if you have questions: (603) 787-6672. 

There will be a Memorial Mass for Fr. Arockia’s Parents on Tuesday, December 13th at 5pm at St. Joseph’s Church. All are welcome to come. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

We are still looking for Counters for the Offertory money. You would meet every third or fourth Monday at 8:30am for approx. 1.5 hours. Please contact Lucy if you are interested: (603) 747-2038.

The Youth Group and their families will be meeting on Sunday, Dec. 4th to see the LaSalette Lights. They will meet at the church and leave at 4pm. More info in upcoming bulletin. See Tammy with questions.

St. Andrew Christmas Novena 

“Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother.” Amen 
It is piously believed that whoever recites the St. Andrew Christmas novena prayer FIFTEEN times each day from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas Eve will obtain the favor requested.

Pro-Life Corner:
Abortion stops a beating heart!
“Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963).
Reflection: The injustice of abortion is hidden. We must expose it through pictures and descriptions of the procedure and testimonies of those wounded by it.
Prayer: Lord, you are the light that exposes darkness. May we expose and overcome evil. Amen.
https://www.priestsforlife.org/pro-life-reflections/

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

!!!!! Check Photos out on the Photo Page!!!!(click here)

PHOTOS PAGES ARE FIXED AND UP TO DATE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENENCE(CLICK HERE)

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