Faith Formation News

Thank you to everyone who helped us dedicate the fountain in the St. Francis garden last weekend and then joined us for the opening celebration of our new Faith Formation year! We had a wonderful cook-out…thanks to all the families who donated food! We look forward to a great year!

This year, our students will be using Gospel Weeklies (Pflaum Publishing) to learn more about the Gospel and how we can translate our faith into everyday practice. If you have any questions or know of a family who needs to register, please contact the rectory or Paula King at peking@together.net.
Upcoming dates…Faith Formation Bake Sale during the weekend of 10/13-10/14…Father Pat’s Healing Mass and refreshments on Sunday, 10/21 @ 2:00pm.

Thank you for your support and prayers!

Faith Formation News

Faith Formation News

Please join us for the celebration of a new year of learning and growing in faith! Faith Formation students and their families will attend 10:00 Mass on Sunday, 9/16, and then gather in our St. Francis garden to dedicate a fountain purchased with money raised from last years’s bake sales. A potluck cook-out will round out our celebration, and all are invited to join us for food and fellowship. Hope to see you there!

Registration for St. Joseph’s Faith Formation program is always open. If you’d like more information about our program or know of a family who might be interested, please contact Paula King at peking@together.net or (603) 348-8166.

Faith Formation

Faith Formation News

Please join us on Sunday, 9/16, for the opening celebration of the 2018-19 Faith Formation year and the dedication of our fountain for the St. Francis garden. We’ll celebrate Mass at 10:00, and then dedicate the fountain we purchased with the money from our bake sales after Mass. To round out the festivities, we’ll have a cook-out! All are welcome!!

We thank you for your support and look forward to another year of learning about our faith and putting it into action. If you have any questions about our program and monthly activities, please don’t hesitate to contact me. God Bless!

Paula King, Director of Faith Formation

Faith Formation

Faith Formation News

Hello! We are very excited about a new year of Faith Formation! Our opening ceremony will be on Sunday, 9/16. We will attend the 10:00 Mass and then dedicate a fountain for the St. Francis garden. The fountain was purchased with funds the children raised with their Bake Sales last year. To wrap up the day, we invite all of you to join us for a cook-out!

Reminder: There will be a Parents’ Orientation on Thursday, 9/6 at 6:00pm at Church Hall.
Keep us in you prayers as we continue to learn about our faith and how we can apply what we learn to our daily lives. God Bless!

Paula King, Director of Religious Education

Faith Formation

Faith Formation update
By: Paula King

Three of our students…Brianna Blood, Talia Haynes, and Tucker Kirwin…will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday, June 7 and then receive their First Holy Communion during the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, June 10. They have worked very hard to learn about these Sacraments and are ready to fully receive Jesus. Please keep them in your prayers as they finish getting ready for this special time in their lives!
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Faith Formation

Faith Formation update
By: Paula King

This weekend is our final bake sale for the year. Thanks to your generosity and support, we’ve raised over $1500 so far! We’ll use the money to rent a bus to take the students and their families to LaSallette Shrine in Enfield, NH. We’ll have lunch along the way and spend some time doing something just for fun. Thanks again for all your support!

Three of our students…Brianna Blood, Talia Haynes, and Tucker Kirwin…will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday, June 7 and then receive their First Holy Communion during the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, June 10. They have worked very hard to learn about these Sacraments and are ready to fully receive Jesus. Please keep them in your prayers as they finish getting ready for this special time in their lives!
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Faith Formation

Faith Formation update
By: Paula King

Please check out our last bake sale of the school year next weekend! The Whitman family will be hosting the sale on Saturday after the 4:30 Mass and Sunday after the 10:00 Mass. The money raised will be used for our end-of-the-year field trip to LaSallette Shrine in Enfield, NH. We always have lots of amazing goodies…you don’t want to miss it!

Faith Formation

Faith Formation
By: Paula King

Thank You!!

I would like to thank everyone who made last Sunday’s Crowning of Mary such a wonderful and joyous event! Thanks to Father Dave for his support…Margaret and the choir for the beautiful music…Annie for the delicious cupcake rosary…Delia and Sienna for their help with the younger students…Mackenna for leading the procession and serving Mass…Tucker, Talia, and Brianna for taking on the special responsibility of crowning Mary…and all the children and their families for their participation and support!

Our bake sale last weekend was also a huge success! Thanks to the Kirwin family for “running the show” and to everyone for their donations. We have one more sale this year…Max Whitman and his parents will host the last bake sale of the school year over Memorial Day weekend! Please check it out!

May the month of Our Lady

Greetings:

Please welcome Nancy Sweeney to our office staff! Nancy is a long time parishioner here at St. Joseph’s, member of Parish Pastoral council and Coordinator of Homebound Visits. So happy she is here to serve!

May is the month of Mary, Our Lady, and so during the Month of May, we will display our statue of Mary in front of the Altar. To honor our Blessed Mother, the children in our Faith Formation program will crown Her with flowers. We will do this at the beginning of the 10AM Mass this Sunday after the opening procession. Please join us! After Mass refreshments will be served downstairs. Ms. Anderson will make cupcakes in the shape of a Rosary for everyone to enjoy. The parish Knights will also supply coffee and doughnuts. Let us honor Our Lady by praying the Rosary each day…and especially during the month of May. If it’s been a while since you prayed the Rosary, there are free “how to” brochures and rosaries for the taking near the “poor box.” Please help yourself.

This weekend Masses will feature our guest speaker from Catholic Charities, Mr. Leonard Campbell. He will speak to us about the wonderful things and the lives that are changed for the better, through the works of Catholic Charities here in New Hampshire. This collection will be our annual appeal to give toward this fruitful work. Please welcome Mr. Campbell and make a much needed donation, using the envelopes in the pews. Thank you.

There will be no daily Mass this Tuesday and Wednesday, because I will be attending the Annual Priests’ Conference in Whitefield, NH. I will be here Thursday, for the Feast of the Ascension, which is a Holy Day of Obligation. Please attend one of the Masses and celebrate the Lord’s Ascension into Heaven, back to our Father, preparing a place for each one of us!

May God bless you!
Fr. Kneeland

Faith Formation

Faith Formation Happenings!
By: Paula King

Please join this Sunday, May 6 at the 10:00 Mass to crown Mary, our Mother. Our First Communion candidates will crown Mary, and we invite all the children of our Parish to join in the procession leading up to the crowning. After Mass, we will have a Faith Formation Bake Sale. It will be a wonderful celebration of Mary, our First Communion students, and all the students who have worked so hard this year learning about our faith and how to live it every day. Please plan to celebrate with us! Refreshments will be served after Crowning