St Patrick’s Day Dinner


Hope your Lenten Season is going well and you are growing closer to the Lord Jesus through practicing the Disciplines of Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. I encourage you to keep going!

After learning that Chef Drew could not provide delicious soup for our meal after we pray the Stations of the Cross here every Friday during Lent at 5:30 pm, David and Patty Paradise stepped up and provided delicious fish (Haddock) “chowdah!” Pauline and Charlie Harrington brought fantastic homemade bread too! Please join us!

Our Knights council has responded to the call from our local food pantry that the shelves are empty. So to help, the Knights are doing a program called: “40 Cans for Lent” a can/food drive to supply the local food pantry. Supreme Knight Council will match all donations of nonperishable food items donated. So if you bring a can in, it would be like you donated 2 cans! Please place food items in the boxes located at the bottom of the staircase at the side entrance of the church. Please donate, and thank you!

The annual St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance celebration here on March 10th is being planned out and it’s coming along nicely. Thanks to all on the committee members and especially to Eddie and Denise Rush and Maria Schirduan who secured many prizes from venders throughout the area, who donated gift cards or items toward our event. So that means we will have a huge, fantastic, raffle! Also, the Firehouse D.J. will supply the lighting, glo-lighting, sound and music. Anita and Logan Ross will play instruments during the meal. The menu is local Irish Soda bread, Corned Beef (cooked at Woodstock Station) and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie, Mac’n cheese, dessert, coffee, B.Y.O.B.. This will most likely sell out, as in previous years, so please purchase your tickets after Mass this weekend or next. We will not oversell like we did last year. Get your ticket for a $12 dollar donation and kids are $5 dollars.

Thank you to everyone who made a pledge or contribution toward our parish Capital Campaign. We are having a good response with pledge cards and contributions. If you would like to be a part of the Capital Campaign, and support the parish for future generations, please fill out a pledge card located in the pews and place it in any collection basket at Mass. It will get to the proper place. Checks can be made out to “St. Joseph Church – Capital Campaign” or “St. Joseph Church” and in the memo space: “Capital Campaign”. If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact me or the office. Again, “thank you.”

May God continue to bless our little parish community here in the White Mountains.
Fr. David