Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
There is a popular saying that the month of June is dedicated to dads and grads. In Church circles, likewise, it is a time of ordinations and confirmations!
It was a pleasure to witness last Saturday morning the ordinations of three new priests ordained by Bishop Libasci at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Manchester. Those ordained were Father Daniel Mikolajewski, Father Cuong Van Nguyen, and Father Roarke (Rory) Trayno. Ad multos annos to our new priests. Please continue your prayers for vocations to priesthood and religious life.
We wish many rich blessings also to our newly confirmed and Eucharistized here at Saint Joseph Parish: Ollie Bujeaud, Nolan Haynes, Max Fabrizio, and Owen Schirduan!
This year, there is a renewed effort to emphasize the importance of the Most Holy Eucharist in our midst – the source and summit of our existence. Please mark your calendars with the following events:
Solemnity of Corpus Christi Procession
There is a time-honored tradition of celebrating the Solemnity of Corpus Christi with a Procession of the Most Holy Eucharist. Bishop Libasci has asked parishes throughout the Diocese of Manchester to carry the Blessed Sacrament in procession outside the church building as a means of bringing Christ to the world. As such, following the 10:00 A.M. Mass on Sunday, June 19, 2022, parishioners and visitors are invited to join our parish’s procession, which will begin with prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, continue with the Procession around the perimeter of the church property, and end with Reposition.
Diocesan-Parish Enthronement & Consecration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & the Immaculate Heart of Mary
These pietistic and holy liturgical celebrations will be prayed immediately following the 4:30 P.M. Mass on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (More information is available at www.catholicnh.org)
The National Eucharistic Revival
Please mark your calendars for a diocesan-wide celebration of “The National Eucharistic Revival,” which will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford. Details are available at www.catholicnh.org.
With prayerful best wishes,
Fr. John J. Mahoney