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Reconciliation Retreat: Grade 2
Our grade 2 religious education students and their parents will gather for a retreat experience on Saturday, January 9, at 9:00 a.m. in the parish hall. The second graders are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Please pray for these children and their families.

Year of Mercy: Pilgrimage Sites
During this Year of Mercy nine churches in the Diocese of Manchester have been designated as pilgrimage sites. This Sunday, December 13, a holy door will be blessed at each of these pilgrimage sites. In our deanery, St. Patrick Church in downtown Nashua is the pilgrimage site. We are all encouraged to visit St. Patrick’s and to bring with us the images of the Christ Child from our homes. There is information about the pilgrimage sites, the holy doors and the indulgences that may be gained by visiting the designated pilgrimage sites on the tables at the church entrances.

The March for Life: January 21-22
Parishioners are invited to join 300-400 pilgrims from New Hampshire on a journey to Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life and Pilgrimage of Faith from January 21-22. Agenda and registration information is available in the parish library. Questions: Jerry Ryan at 595-0690. Join thousands to stand up for the sanctity of human life!

Our YOUTH: Helping Them Grow in Faith Needed: a few generous volunteers
Each year a team of volunteer catechists works with the children and young people of the parish helping them grow in their knowledge of the Catholic faith. The catechists are supported by the parish’s religious education coordinator, and they have access to excellent resource materials to use for class preparation. Currently, these specific grades are in need of catechists: grade 2 (Monday afternoons), grades 6 and 7 (one Saturday evening each month), Confirmation (specific Saturday and Sunday evenings). To learn more about this ministry, please contact Terry Root (rezreligioused@comcast.net or 889-0012).

Invitation to Serve
We invite our children (after making their First Communion) to consider the ministry of altar server. We particularly need our younger parishioners to step forward to serve at our weekend Masses. Adults who may have served “in their youth” are invited to serve at our funerals. Training will be provided for our new servers. To volunteer/for more information: see a member of the parish team or contact the parish office (882-0925 or rezparish@comcast.net).

BOOK CLUB: Join the Discussion
To become part of the discussion, contact Susan Barr (881-8128).

Moms and Tots
Moms (or dads or grandparents) and tots gather to have fun and to offer support to one another as they form their children and grandchildren in the Catholic faith. The group gathers in the parish hall on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Please join us! Questions about the group: call Melissa McGoldrick (809-1478).

Catholic Youth Organization
CYO Basketball: Our Mission is to provide a safe and challenging sportsmanlike basketball experience with our religious ideals in mind. The CYO basketball program is offered for boys and girls (grades 2-12) who are members of the parish.
More information for CYO Basketball

Intentions: Lord, hear our prayer…
A book for prayer intentions is located at the front (Tabernacle side) of the church. We are invited to write out our prayer intentions for the church, the world, our communities and our families and friends. At each Mass all of these intentions will be part of our prayer.

Get Involved / Giving Back
We invite our parishioners to pray about serving the Lord as a Greeter, Server, Lector, Minister of Communion or a Musician (voice or instrumental) or by participating in one of our other parish ministries (lists are available on the Information table in the gathering space). Interested? Questions? Please see a member of the parish team or contact the parish office (rezparish@comcast.net or 882-0925).

Catholic Resources


Thinking About CATHOLICISM…But
Questions about Catholicism? Interested in learning about Catholic teachings and practices? Considered becoming a Catholic? Perhaps it is time to speak with a member of the parish staff or one of the team members who guide people through the process of exploring the Catholic faith. To set a time to talk, contact the parish office (rezparish@comcast.net or 882-0925). Parishioners are invited to share this information with family members, friends and co-workers.

Come and See: The Catholic Church
We believe that God sets us on our journey in this life – a journey of discovering God in the love of family and friends, of experiencing his goodness in the wonders of creation, of making our way along God’s path of justice and peace. As a Catholic community, we support one another along our common journey. Through prayer and sacraments, through education programs for both children and
adults, through a number of service ministries to our parish and the community at large, we help one another and pick one another up as we stumble and struggle along the way.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process of learning about the Catholic Church, exploring its teachings and practices. Whether you have never been baptized, baptized in another church, or have been baptized in the Catholic Church but have not received any other sacraments, we invite you to come and see what the Church is about. Come, journey as we study, pray and grow together in our search for God and the things of God. If you would like more information on the RCIA, please see a member of the parish team or contact the parish office (rezparish@comcast.net or 882-0925).

Mended Hearts: Abortion Recovery Group
CareNet will offer an eight-week Bible study called Mended Hearts to help women who are suffering with the trauma of abortion to understand God’s unconditional love and forgiveness for them. All contacts to CareNet are confidential. To participate in the Bible study, women should contact either the Nashua (883-1122) or Manchester (623-1122) CareNet centers. There are brochures describing the Mended Hearts program in the parish library.

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