Lincoln, New Hampshire

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Message from Fr. Eddy:

Hello Everyone,
Since there is no new information to convey at this writing, I thought I would take a different direction.

 Jesus, in Today’s Gospel tells us, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.”
For the past three months we have been burdened with restrictions placed upon us because of the pandemic which has affected all of our lives.  Our spiritual and social lives have been disrupted, and all of this has caused a burden on everyone.

 During these months, we have also witnessed social unrest and violence, and on a more positive note, peaceful demonstrations promoting peace and justice. 

 In the Scriptures, we are all asked, as disciples of the One Lord, to accept His invitation to pray as Jesus did, “that all may be One as We are One.”
We may at times feel burdened with our own personal problems as well, but we must have faith and place our hope in Jesus who promises that He will make our burden light and give us rest

Among the many prayers you may have, I would like to introduce a prayer adapted from the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem:

O Lord Jesus Christ, we pray to You through Your five wounds.
Give us the strength to love all whom Your Father has created and, especially our enemies. Free our hearts and souls from sin, from prejudice, from self-interest and from cowardice, so that we may be worthy of Your Sacrifice. Let your Spirit fall upon us all, so that it may make us committed and sincere ambassadors of peace and love among our brothers and sisters and, especially, among all those who do not believe in You. Give us faith to face all the problems of everyday life and to deserve one day to approach Your presence, humbly but without fear.  Amen

Student Virtual Event

St. Joseph Parish,

I’m reaching out to you to let you know about a young adult (18-35)/college student virtual event.  JESUS aCROSS the Border, a Catholic Young Adult group (based here in NH) is having a Virtual College Night with Fr. Mike Schmitz of Ascension Presents.  This will be this coming Friday, May 1, at 7:00pm EDT.  In this trying time, this will be an excellent opportunity for young adults to connect.  I ask you to invite them to this free event and/or post it to your social media/webpage.  Attached is a flyer for the event.  Thanks so much!!!

Sorry this is coming so late, but I was just asked to reach out!  God Bless.

Grace and Peace.
Fr. Von

Fr. Volney DeRosia Assistant Vocation Director
(603) 635-3525

“Tell aching mankind to snuggle close to My merciful Heart, and I will fill it with peace.”
-Jesus, as quoted in St. Faustina’s Diary, #1074
“To ecstasy, I prefer the monotony of sacrifice.” 
“To remain little is to recognize our nothingness.”
“Sacrifice is the food of love.”
-St. Therese of Lisieux

“Scripture is not only divinely guaranteed, it is divinely true. The Spirit did not only dictate it; he is, as it were, contained in it. He inhabits it. His breath perpetually animates it. The Scripture is ‘made fruitful by a miracle of the Holy Spirit.’ It is ‘full of the Spirit.'”
-Henri de Lubac

“Truth means lovingly accepting the will of God from moment to moment and carrying it out.”
-Hans Urs von Balthasar

Coronavirus Update

  • In view of the requirements of the Diocese of Manchester and the mandate of Bishop Peter Libasci during this medical emergency, beginning March 17, 2020, all public Masses are to be cancelled both during the week and on the weekend. St. Joseph’s Church will be available to individuals for private prayer. Father Elson will celebrate Mass privately every day for the intentions of the people and Mass will not be suspended or changed. 

In Addition:

  • All special Faith Formation and Parish events (the Easter Basket Drive, Crowning of Mary, Bake Sales, Faith Formation’s End of Year Celebration, St. Joseph’s Feast dinner) are cancelled or postponed until further notice.
  • There will be no First Reconciliation preparation classes this year. We will work with those students in the fall.
  • Faith Formation students will complete on-line Personal Safety lessons at home. Students will also continue to work on their Gospel Weekly lessons.
  • Parish Pastoral Council meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Please let Father Elson know if you have any questions or concerns. Take care of yourself, your loved ones, and your neighbors. Pray for an end to this and healing for all. Until we meet again…

Faith Formation

Confirmation / First Eucharist will be celebrated on Sunday, 3/15 during the 10:00 am Mass. Please pray for our students as they take this next step in their faith journey!

Faith Formation Bake Sale
The Bujeaud family will be hosting our next bake sale on Sunday, 3/15 before and after the 10:00 am Mass. Please support our end-of-the-year celebration by purchasing some delicious baked goods!

Easter Basket Drive

Easter Basket Drive

During the Lenten season, Faith Formation students will be collecting items to make Easter Baskets for children in need in our community. The list of items we’re looking for is on the tables at the entrances to the church. Please feel free to take one and prayerfully consider making a donation. Donations can be left in the designated boxes at all the entrances.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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