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Please be sure to introduce yourself to Father after Mass or any of our other activities.
To become a member you may register with us by downloading the Registration Form and emailing or mailing it in. You can also drop by the Rectory during normal hours our call 603-435-6242 for an appointment.
ASH WEDNESDAY , March 1, 2017, and GOOD FRIDAY, April 14, 2017, are days of fast and abstinence. FRIDAYS OF LENT are also days of abstinence.
FASTING is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.
ABSTINENCE is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.
Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.
The Men of St. Joseph are a group of men committed to living a life of conversion, integrity, and honesty, acting as a witness for Jesus Christ in daily life, work, social, parish and family settings. The men of this ministry aim to emulate St. Joseph and become better husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. There are no dues and the Men of St. Joseph do not participate in projects or other volunteer efforts as a group, but instead, gather together for sharing among men to help them be a better person, a better family man, and a better member of the Church.
Our parish Men of St. Joseph group will meet once again for bible study and breakfast in the Parish Center on Saturday mornings at 8:30 during Lent starting March 4.
Please call Chris Garcia at 603-319-7021 for further information.
Do you know an adult who has not been confirmed? Do you know an adult who would like to become Catholic? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a won- derful weekly meeting during which we study the ele- ments of our faith. We explore our experiences of God, our prayer life, and prepare to receive the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. Classes will begin in September.
Please call the rectory this week for more information.
Hygiene for Humanity
March Toiletries Drive
To benefit the Parish Clothes Closet
Items Needed: bath soap, shampoo & conditioner, toothpaste & tooth brushes, hair brush and comb sets, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, toilet paper, depends, lotion, first aid items. Drop boxes will be located at the entrance of both churches and in the Parish Center.