Lincoln, New Hampshire

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Parish Outreach Donations

“I grew apart from the church because I thought it wasn’t doing enough for the needy – especially the children – but with Pope Francis it’s different.”

This thought was shared with news media a couple of years ago by Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona who, along with other stars, came out to play at a charity soccer match in Rome supported by Pope Francis.  The interfaith teams, who played for agencies that aid children at risk and to support youth living below the poverty line, were composed of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus.  What a way to show fraternal concern for young people and, at the same time, to display Christian charity to those of all faith traditions!

Last month, and through the generosity of the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Church – and of those who visit with us for worship – the Parish Outreach Committee donated $1240 from the parish’s charitable assistance account to the Lincoln-Woodstock Recreation Department so that two local children will be able to attend Adventure Camp and Kanc Kamp this summer.

St. Paul tells the Christians at Corinth (2 COR 8:13-15): 

For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich … as a matter of equality your abundance at the present time should supply their needs, so that their abundance may also supply your needs, that there may be equality.

Mass Intentions for the Week

Saturday, May 8   4:30 PM The Evangelization of The Human Race
By Tom Ortowski

Sunday, May 9                                                      
7:30 AM Mary Govoni                                                         
By Peter & Carol
10:00 AM Herta Sutton                                                          
By Thomas Sutton

Wednesday, May 12 8:00 AM For the People of the Parish

Thursday, May 13 THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD(Holy Day of Obligation)
8:00 AM Jarek Horosz
By Jan Wolowski
6:00 PM Marianne Loranger
By Margaret & Doug Sweeney

Friday, May 14 8:00 AM Bronislawa Kazmierczak
By The Wolowski family

Saturday, May 15 4:30 PM Jim Lahey (Living)
By Ronnie Comesana

Sunday, May 16    
7:30 AM Mary Govoni
By Peter & Carol
10:00 AM For the People of the Parish

Pope’s Rosary Relay

On May 1, Pope Francis will launch a 30 day Rosary Relay for an end to the pandemic. The Pope will lead the Rosary May 1 and May 31. Throughout the month, the daily Rosary will be led from various Marian churches and shrines throughout the world. The broadcast will be at 12 noon Eastern Time. In order to provide the opportunity to pray with others around the world during May, the Regina Caeli and the Angelus (after Pentecost, May 23) will be prayed on Teams at 11:50 am.
Here is a link for more information 

Mass Intentions for the Week

Saturday, April 24      4:30 PM For the people of the Parish

Sunday, April 25                                                
7:30 AM Emma Mosco                                                     
By Peter & Carol
10:00 AM Mark Rosier                                                        
By Margaret & Doug Sweeney

Wednesday, April 28 8:00 AM Don Duquette
By Gene Duquette

Thursday, April 29 8:00 AM Jarek Horosz
By Jan Wolowski

Friday, April 30 8:00 AM All the souls in purgatory
By The Wolowski Family

Saturday, May 1 4:30 PM Julie Lagasse
By Quent & Judy Boyle

Sunday, May 2    
7:30 AM Alice Mosco  
By Peter & Carol
10:00 AM For the people of the Parish

Controlling Anger

We live in a culture so besieged with anger that it can be very difficult to imagine life without it, and so we often try to justify our anger.  Anger is an emotion which is not in itself wrong, but which, when it is not controlled by reason or hardens into resentment and hate, becomes one of the seven capital sins.  Christ taught that anger is an offense against the fifth commandment (Catholic Catechism, 1765, 1866, 2262).  Left unresolved, anger often manifests in negative emotions and passive-aggressive behavior that can destroy personal, professional, and spiritual relationships.  Passive-aggressive personalities harbor resentment, stonewall others, create confusion around them, fear conflict, and have difficulty communicating their feelings openly and honestly.  This type of behavior usually stems from a person’s low self-esteem and insecurity.  Steps 4 and 5 of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement asks those in recovery to consider whether getting rid of angry feelings and passive-aggressive behaviors would be more helpful than finding ways of holding onto them.  Start by making a list of individuals and institutions with whom you are angry – be honest about old hurts, disagreements, and frustrations.  Some have found it helpful to use the Ten Commandments when examining their conscience.  Then, approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation, sharing with the confessor the feelings and behaviors that have kept you distanced from God, “admitting to God, ourselves, and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”

St. Francis de Sales writes:  “The scorpion which has stung us is poisonous when it stings us, but when it is made into an oil it is an excellent remedy against its own sting; sin is shameful when we commit it, but when it is changed into confession and repentance, it is honorable.  Contrition and confession are so beautiful and sweet-smelling that they efface the ugliness and dissipate the stench of sin.”

With prayerful best wishes
Fr. John Mahoney

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