St Joseph's Church

Lincoln, New Hampshire

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Mass Schedule for the Week

Sunday June 21 – 10:00 AMFor the Intentions of all parishioners

Monday June 22 – Paul Nolan & Sherri & Christian (all living)

Tuesday June 23 – Dominika Murgasova (living)  – req. by her sister.

Wednesday June 24 – 8:30 AMMarion Rush, 11th ann., req. by Denise & Eddie Rush

Thursday June 25 – Rosemary Wagner, req. by Maria Schirduan

Friday, June 26 – Jim Bujeaud, req. by Denise & Eddie Rush

Saturday,  June 27 – Maree Dorothy Lagasse – req. by Stephen & Barbara Loughman

Sunday, June 28 – 10:00 AMFor the Intentions of all parishioners

Monday, June 29 – Sam Boyle,  Birthday Remembrance, req. By Susan Whitman

Tuesday, June 30 – Mildred Berry, Birthday Remembrance, req. by daughter Millie

Wednesday, July 1 – 8:00 AMMichael Wolowski (living) req. by Mom & Dad

Thursday, July 2 – Connie Gardner req. by Debbie Moul

Friday, July 3 – Richard Griffetti  req. by Larry & Nancy Sweeney

Saturday, July 4 – Michael Leclerc req. by Susan Whitman

Message from Fr. Eddy:

Hello Everyone.

     It has been an unexpected journey for all of us over the past couple of months.  Fortunately, for all of us, we have been able to “weather the storm” so far.  The most difficult part in all of this was our inability to be able to communicate with everyone.  Now that we are slowly coming out of restrictions imposed on all of us, we must continue to remain vigilant that we all remain healthy and wise
 We are trying to slowly bring our parish sacramental life back to some normalcy and it will be some time before this can be done.  Members of the Pastoral and Finance Councils have been meeting and our initial discussions revolved around the celebration of the Mass which is central to the life of the parish.  In order to bring back the normal Mass schedule with the restrictions that are still in place, would ask for volunteers to act as ushers at Masses to insure that we are following the social distancing regulations.  To this end, I would ask for those of you who would be willing, to please email me at indicating at which Mass you would be willing to help.  

     I think that many of you have become aware that a new pastor has been assigned to St. Joseph Parish.  He is Rev. John J. Mahoney, Jr.  His pastorate will become effective on July 27th.  Fr. Mahoney has agreed to prepare some blurbs for the bulletin to introduce himself to you.
 In the meantime, please continue praying for our parish and your new pastor, and the day the parish can begin functioning under the “new normalcy”.

 Fr. Eddy

Ways to Support Seniors in Your Community

Resources for Church Members:

Our needs change over time as many of us begin to experience mobility limitations, physical impairments and cognitive changes. Other needs arise as well in the midst of global pandemic. Not all seniors have family nearby to assist with their needs, which is where the church community can step up
Here is a great list of ways to plug in to help a senior in need:

Aging-in-Place Assistance:

For those seniors aging in place, you can pitch in to ensure their home is free from hazards.
The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent The
11 Low-Cost Aging in Place Modifications You Can Do Yourself
4 Questions You Should Ask About Senior Safety At Home

Daily Living Assistance:

The activities of daily living—such as eating, bathing, and dressing—can become challenging without assistance
5 Tasks Seniors Need Help With the Most
18 Quick, Easy and Healthy Meals for Seniors
Protective Face Masks – Resources on Making and Wearing Them
Transportation: What Caregivers Need to Know
Paying for Assistive Technology

Social Isolation Assistance:

6 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Social
How To Avoid Loneliness And Social Isolation For Seniors
What to Put in a Care Package for Seniors
Tips to Help Seniors Boost Physical and Mental Health During Quarantine

Beverly Nelson


Message from Fr Eddy

Hello Everyone,

     I hope that all of you are weathering this covid-19 storm well.  It has been and continues to be a difficult experience for all of us.  At the outset of this epidemic, that parish had to deal with the loss of Fr. Elson who resigned the parish to deal with personal obligations.

     God has seen us through all of this so far, and together with the Pastoral and Finance Council members we have followed closely the guidance of Bishop Libasci who continues to pray for and guide us as we attempt to resume the Sacramental Life of the Church.

     One of our main discussion points was to find a means to better communicate with parish members.  One of the means we discussed and prepared is a data base with the email addresses of parishioners which we have on file.  We are sending this informational email to all of you whom we have on file.

     If, for any reason, you do not wish to receive the bulletin or any communication from the parish office, please contact us at your earliest convenience so that we may delete your address from the email list.

     Please keep well and safe.  Our prayers are with you.

In Christ,

Fr. Eddy Bisson
Temporary Parochial Administrator

Mark Rosier Obituary

Early Friday morning of April 24th, 2020, Mark E. Rosier passed peacefully, in the comfort of loved ones in his home in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Diagnosed with metastasized cancer 10 years ago, his strong faith and tenacious spirit kept him strong for another fruitful decade of life to the age of 65. Born in East Aurora, New York as the eldest child to Duane Irving and
Margaret Mary Rosier, Mark poured himself into any and everything both artistic and intellectual the world could offer. As a third generation pianist, his lifelong calling of musicianship was clearly present in his adolescent years. Alongside exploring nature with friends and family
around the block, and whatever else he could cram into his schedule, he already was crafting original music both in his spare time and for assignments while attending East Aurora High. At age 17 The Rosier family would move to Hollywood, Florida, where he would join his father at numerous South Floridian nightclubs and notable venues such as Tony Chance’s and Banana Boat 84 as “Pop and Son.” He would return to New York for his senior year to graduate with a diploma from his hometown. In the following years he would form Idiom Music Co. and record the tracks for his first album Contraspectives, (“Contrary Perspectives”) releasing two of its songs Ocean Cowboy and Free To Feel as his first vinyl single under his label Idiom Records in 1982.
A traveler at heart, as a young adult Mark was excited to see the world. Voyaging around the states meeting unique people and working gigs, his adventures would plant the seeds for some
of his largest life projects. He turned himself into a real Texan the years he resided in Amarillo, joining a country band equipped with the archetypal boots, hat, accent and all. Recording and producing for both himself and others as he continued to hone his styles and release music at Don Caldwell’s studio in Lubbock. One of his gigs would send him to the small town of Lincoln, New Hampshire. Playing in ski resorts, running open mics, and hitting the slopes himself; It didn’t take too long for the community to welcome him into their hearts and he in turn fell in love with the White Mountains.
At a local open mic he would meet fellow musician Rose Kula; strengthening each other’s music they traveled, performed together, and acted in his play M.R. Blvd shown at Lincoln’s High School . Their child Torin was born in 1996, affirming Mark’s heart in making New Hampshire his forever home to be a dad.
One of his first and longest seasonal bookings was at J.H. Hawks in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Many tourists spent their evenings entertained with classic piano tunes, and when the late night locals came in to unwind after work, Mark shifted gears and broke out his guitar to really rock the pier. The musical connections he made in Maine would open the doors for his first overseas job in Norway. From there came a turning point in his musical life as he would return abroad to Europe and play at The Hotel Splendid in Zurich, Switzerland. Quickly growing to become another home, new friends decidedly became family as he would make annual trips to play nightly performances at the Splendid and then stay in Germany for more of his most beloved venues. The classic Casablanca piano bar in the idyllic town of Waldshut always welcomed his arrivals. He would accomplish his dream of composing pieces for a string quartet when arranging his original concerts at the nearby culture house, The Purpur. All performances were special to him, but he always considered his consistent work in Europe to be the most validating
for his musical career and confidence. While not abroad, he made many frequent appearances at local restaurants, retirement communities, or generally wherever a piano was in sight. He entertained regularly at the historical Mt. Washington Hotel: In their main dining room, playing the traditional classics for families who came both to eat and dance; enjoying the artistic freedom down at The Cave speakeasy, transporting couples and friends back to the 1920’s; to being present for many of their special and holiday events. Anyplace around the world his works truly inspired the young and old alike. His spontaneous ability to always find the perfect piece to
play: your favorite classic, one of his original compositions, improvisational jamming with a fellow musician, or even just a subtle nod to pop-culture for the kids, never failed to spark
energy in everyone present.
His adventurous spirit led him to many other interests as well. Architecture was another lifelong skill he educated himself in, from building treehouses in his youth to projects in the workshop for his home and child as an adult. Cars and electronics around him would last much longer than
they really should have, and conversations about the sciences, philosophy, and faith would last for hours. Above all however, was Mark simply loved to connect to people. If not with music,
there surely was an interest or story to tell that could bring a smile forward and forge a bond.
Mark is survived by: his only child Torin Kula Rosier and his mother Rose Kula; his Sisters Teresa Albury, Beth Sandstrom, Carolyn Foley, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; his
Godfather Uncle Bill; his girlfriend Claudia “Clea” Riedl and her son Darius; his “Adopted family”of the Paradises and close friend Sandy Marrioti; the family of his church at Saint Joseph and other members of The Knights of Columbus of Delaney 1730; and innumerable friends and family in the states and overseas.
He is preceded by his parents and beloved family dog ( “his shaman”) Yoshi.
A mass will be held later this summer when its possible for his family and friends to gather and celebrate his life and music. The service will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, where he was not only a parishioner, but also their organist and pianist . Special thanks to the Hotel Splendid for
memorializing him at their musicians table where he played for so many years .In lieu of flowers
please consider supporting Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
—————For FB
Hi everyone, family and friends both Mark’s and mine.
So many wonderful memories here, thank you all for sharing.
I have just put up my Dads full obituary, along with other memories on an online site. If you have
more pictures, stories, videos, or anything else to share, please come and give it a read.
I’m so grateful for all of your stories that he was able to be a character in.
<3 Torin

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