Lincoln, New Hampshire

Category: From the Pastor’s Desk (Page 1 of 42)

Mission Cooperative Appeal

Dear Parishioners and  Visitors, 

Every two years, Bishop Libasci asks that parishes throughout the Diocese of Manchester welcome a missionary to speak on behalf of the “Mission     Cooperative Appeal.”  Reflecting on the assertion in Acts of the Apostles, “We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20), Bishop states, “We encourage our parishioners to answer that call …by sharing our zeal.  We can speak about our faith, about our passion for mission – and what support of this evangelizing work means for more than 1,100 mission dioceses.” Further, Pope Francis reminds us, “As Christians, we cannot keep the Lord to ourselves as we recall with gratitude all those men and women who by their testimony of life help us to renew our baptismal commitment to be generous and joyful apostles of the Gospel.”

This weekend, please join me in welcoming Father Michael Adebote to St. Joseph Parish.  Father is a missionary priest of the Society of African Missions (SMA Fathers), whose mission organization is  currently ministering to seventeen countries in  Africa, primarily by providing basic needs of building schools, churches, water projects, health centers, and by supporting peace efforts in countries affected by war and in the most poverty-stricken areas.

With prayerful best wishes,

Fr. John Mahoney 

Thank You

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

God bless you and thank you to those who contributed to the 2023 New Hampshire Catholic Appeal: Future of Our Faith II.
It’s not too late to make your pledge or contribute to those in need of help! Brochures, prayer cards, and pledge envelopes are available next to the church’s poor box. Your gift will provide the means for the Church in New Hampshire to respond to the increasing needs of essential ministries, such as Catholic education and the future of our priesthood. Please know that your light is shining before others, and by your example, others will follow and give glory to our Heavenly Father.
On behalf of all those who will come to know God’s mercy and Christ’s light this
year because of your generosity, I thank you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. John Mahoney

MAY—The Month of Mary

“The Virgin in Prayer,” painted by  Italian artist Sassoferrato, shows the Madonna in meditation.  It grew in popularity as the sixteenth-century reformers of the    Roman Catholic Church advocated a more personal approach to worship, placing greater emphasis on individual devotion and contemplation.  It hangs in the National Gallery in London.

Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing God’s blessing on all mothers, living and deceased, on this Mother’s Day.

Many Parts One Body

We thank all who made their gift to the New Hampshire Catholic Appeal: Future of our Faith II this weekend. Your gift will enable the Catholic Church in New Hampshire to meet the increasing needs of parishes, Catholic schools, retired clergy, seminarians, and much more. If you were not able to make your gift yet, please visit the website at or bring your gift and drop it in the collection basket at Mass next weekend. We thank you on behalf of all who will come to know the loving hand of Christ and our Church through your generosity

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