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January 8, 2006
Feast of the Epiphany

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday,  January 7
   4:00 PM  For Raymond Maillot & Margaret Fairbanks by Alan & Janet Maillhott
Sunday,  January 8   
   8:00 AM  Intention of the Celebrant
   9:30 AM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
Saturday,  January 14
 
   4:00 PM  For Raymond Maillot & Margaret Fairbanks by Alan & Janet Maillhott
Sunday,  January  15
   8:00 AM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
   9:30 AM  Intention of the Celebrant

      Parish News and Notes

Parish office hours
    Our parish office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The Pastoral Associate is in most afternoons until 4:00 PM.  If you need to come in the PM please give us a call to make sure someone is here. Messages can always be left on the answering machine. 

Are you registered?
     Are you new to our parish?   If you are, please pick up a registration form in the vestibule of the church. Registration is very important.  Just drop it in the basket or mail it to our office.  Thanks!  We are always happy to receive new parishioners.  We welcome you and pray you will be happy here with us.

Please use church envelopes 
    Envelope users provide the bedrock of our financial support.  Please consider using them.  New packets of envelopes are mailed every three months. If you would like to receive some but you are not yet on the mailing list, please call Jeannine to give her your name and address. Thank you!

Envelope Request Form

____ I want to support our parish on a regular basis. Please add me to the envelope list.

Name ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of January 1, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1472
Loose         1232
Total          2704

Holy Day Offering    $380
  Last weekend envelope users
contributed  55% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $162.24)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


First Reconciliation Meeting

    If your child is in grade two, he/she will be making their first Reconciliation this year.  If your child is in Grade 3 or higher and has not yet received this sacrament you are invited to join the other parents for a session on the Sacrament.  This meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 6:30 pm here in the Church.  There will be only one meeting for this sacrament.  Please mark your calendars for the 26th.  The meeting is for parents. At least one parent from each household should attend. The children need not attend. 

Pastoral Councils Meeting:
    Tuesday, January 10, there will be a meeting of the Pastoral Council at 7:00 PM.  Please inform if you are unable to attend.  Thank you.

Christian Formation News

Grades K – 3
    The children entering grades K- 3 this fall will be attending Lectionary Catechesis as they have been in the past.  The program began on the weekend of September 24/25th.  We hope to be able to offer the program at all Masses but we will have to have a sufficient number of teachers and monitors to staff the three Masses.  If we do not have enough volunteers we will have to limit the classes to two Masses.
 
Grades 4 – 10+
    All children in grades 4 – 10 will be attending the new program that is being initiated in the parish this year.  This means that they will attend classes once a month with their parents and the rest of the parish.  This class will be complimented by work at home which will enable the children to deepen their understanding of the theme of the month as well as to process the information on a day to day basis. 
.    Since there will be only one class per month, parents will be asked to commit this weekend time as a priority to Christian Formation. The class may be made up by attending the class at St. Peter Parish the following weekend.  The classes will begin in October.  A  schedule for the year  has been mailed out to parents who have children previously enrolled in Religious Formation. Our first class is Sunday, October 16, 2005 from 11am - 1pm. The January and February Classes are scheduled as follows.  January 15, 2006 and February 12, 2006.  Both classes will be held from 11:00 – 1:00 pm.    If you are new to the parish or if you child is just beginning his/her formation, please call the parish office for a registration blank.

    Confirmation students will also meet one extra time per month.  The dates for the year 2005 are November 6 and December 4.  The time for class is at 12:30PM immediately following the 11:30 Mass in Auburn.  All students from both parishes will meet together in Auburn for this extra meeting.

Question of the Week
Epiphany of the Lord
Theme: (The Journey of the Magi)
Reading I: Isaiah 60: 1-6  ( The Glory of the Lord )
Reading II: Ephesians 3: 2-6 (The Gentiles are Coheirs)
Gospel: :Matthew 2:1-12 (The Magi)

Question for Adults: How can I be more authentic in my faith this week?
   The feast of the Magi or Wise Men is a feast that brings our celebration of Christmas to a new level.  We celebrate the manifestation of Jesus’ coming to all and we use the symbol of the star to help us see. The symbol of the star is simply the notion that we received the light we need to live our lives in a faith filled manner.  This week’s question asks us to consider the ultimate question, “How much do I believe in the coming of Jesus through the Incarnation?”  Jesus was revealed to all of us, Jews and Gentiles alike.  We are asked to live our faith in a way that demonstrates our belief in this great event. 
    How can we be more authentic?  How can we show our sincere belief in God’s coming to be among His people?  We need to be honest about our daily activities.  We need to be conscious of our wrong doings.  We need to become more conscious of our indifference or apathy or jadedness. 
    As we go through this week, let us take the time to reflect on our lives and to take heed of our less than healthy spiritual activities.  Let us try to make an effort to become more authentic

Question for Children?  How can I be more like Jesus this week even when it is difficult?
    Being more like Jesus is never a simple thing even for children.  It becomes even more challenging when the imitation or following leads to being difficult.  This can happen in many forms for children.  Perhaps the most difficult is being chided or ridiculed by friends in school or in the neighborhood.
    Perhaps you would like to assist your children in thinking of ways to imitate Jesus even in difficult situations.  Then, you could brainstorm ways to deal with the outside forces that make it difficult.  If your children can learn the skills of dealing with difficult situations, they will be less reticent to be sincere followers of Jesus. 

Community News 

News from the CYA(Catholic Young Adults)
    Are you between the ages of 20-39 and want to get more involved in your Church? Come join us on Tuesday, Jan. 3rd, from 6:30-8:00pm. here at St. Paul’s.  For more information email Christy at christye@cyanh.org.
     This month the CYA Group is looking for food staples such as: Tuna, Soup, and Ready to heat meals in a can such as Ravioli, Dinty Moore etc.. Thank you for your kindness and generosity during the month of Nov.   
  The CYA Core Group

A Look at Upcoming Events

Catholic Charities Mardi Gras to Benefit Fuel Assistance
    Save the date and plan to join New Hampshire Catholic Charities the evening of Friday, February 24, 2006, for a Mardi Gras Celebration in grand New Orleans style! Enjoy a night of delicious food, live music, entertainment, and revelry, while helping those in need throughout the state.
    Through Catholic Charities' first Annual Emergency Assistance Fund, all proceeds of the event will provide fuel assistance for families and individuals who may not qualify for established funding sources by only a few dollars. The celebration will be help at C.R. Sparks in Bedford, and costumes are optional. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Development Office at (603) 669-3030.

Bereavement Support Groups
    Rockingham VNA and Hospice will be running two 6-week bereavement support groups starting Tuesday, January 31st and concluding March 7, 2006.  Once is a General Group supporting those who have experienced the death of a spouse, sibling, friend etc.  The other is a Motherless Daughter Group open to any women who has experienced the death of her mother no matter how long it has been.  The general group will meet on Tuesday morning from 10:30 to noon and the Motherless Daughter group will meet Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Both groups will meet at the Rockingham VNA and Hospice office at 137 Epping Road in Exeter, NH.
    The goal of a bereavement support group is to help individuals better understand the grief process and meet others who have also experienced the death of a loved one.  Sharing the pain can help ease some of the loneliness and feelings of isolation.  If you are interested in joining the group, please call Lee Maher, Bereavement Coordinator, at 772-2981 or 1-800-540-2981 to register


CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people and intentions in your daily prayers:

Our sick parishioners and friends…
   Please pray for the following people: Charlie Doucette, Betty Lintz, Cecile Gendron, Thomas Bart, Kimberly Mirolo, Rita Sullivan, Kathy Gauthier, Roger Auger, Matthew Newnan,  Jean Swindler, Roger Plante, Rita Matten, Joseph Gesel, Jacob Desrocher, Cindy Huard, Deborah McGovern, Canaan Bernier, Ethel Thomas and Gordon Gladden and Carol Sheperd.
For peace in the world, especially in Iraq…
For those serving in the armed forces...
For families experiencing stress due to financial, emotional or relational problems
For our sister parish in Haiti...
For vocations to full-time ministry...
For all victims of current natual disasters world wide...
For the success of the cluster task force meetings throughout the diocese. . .

    If you would like to add a person or intention, please let us know. If people on the sick list are no longer in need of prayers, please let us know.

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