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January 29, 2006
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday,  January 28
   4:00 PM  Helen & Louis Stafanowicz
Sunday,  January  29
   8:00 AM  Intention of the Celebrant
   9:30 AM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
Saturday,  February 4
   4:00 PM  Intention of the Celebrant
Sunday,  February 5
   8:00 AM  Intention of the Celebrant
   9:30 AM  For the parishioners of St.Paul

      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 ______________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of January 22, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2453
Loose          493
Total          2946

Seminary Fund    $10

  Last weekend envelope users contributed  84% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $176.76)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Thank You from Haiti

Dear Father Dumont and Parishioners of St. Paul,
    Thank you for your continued support providing the teachers of Fond-des-Blancs with a salary.  In a flash back, I vividly remembered when Fr. Bouello started digging the foundation of the school in 1985.  Some of you in the parish probably remember when Fr. Bouello joined you in the liturgy and personally gave you a report on the progress of the school.  Fr. Bouello passed away in 1994 but you are faithfully continuing the work he began.  Thank you for your generous donation and enjoy a good year.  N. Vareke 
    This year we were able to send a check of $4900.00 for the support of our sister parish in Haiti.    Thank you all for you generosity.

Pastoral Council Meeting:
    The meeting for the Pastoral Council scheduled for January 23 has been rescheduled for Monday, January 31, 2006 at 7:00 PM.  See you all there.

CYAA Spaghetti Supper.

    The Candia Youth Athletic Association is putting on a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  There will also be a Silent Auction during this time.  The price for this meal is as follows.  $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. 

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 January and February are as follows.  January 8 and February 5, 2006.  Both will be held at 12:30PM immediately following the 11:30 Mass in Auburn.  All students from both parishes will meet together in Auburn for these meetings.

Holy Family Academy
    Holy Family Academy, a private school located in Manchester, NH, provides a classical education in the Roman Catholic tradition for students in grades 7-12.  The Academy will hold an OPEN HOUSE for prospective students on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at 2:00 PM with a snow date of Feb. 12, 2006 at 2:00 PM.  Come and hear about the Academy’s program of excellence in classical education and solid formation in the Catholic Faith.  Holy Family Academy is currently accepting qualified students in grades 7-12 for the 2006-07 academic year.

Question of the Week
4th   Sunday of Ordinary Time
Theme: (The Power of God’s Love)
Reading I: Deut. 18:15-20 (God Will Raise a Prophet)
Reading II: 1 Cor. 7:32-35 (Free of Anxieties)
Gospel:  Mark 1: 21-28 (Teaching with Authority)

Question for Adults: How do my actions and decisions reflect the power of God’s love in the world?
    Before taking time to reflect on our own actions it is important to understand, in as much as we can, what the power of God’s love entails.  This is an area of theology that seems to present great problems for many people.  The assumptions and opinions of many people vary with every generation if not with every family or individual.  Perhaps we could focus our attention on two points.
    The first point in relation to God’s power is mystery.  God’s ways of thinking and acting are definitely above and beyond our ways.  Our way of thinking is too concrete, too earthly, too personal, too vindictive or vengeful, too narrow.  God’s ways are universal, long-suffering, faithful, forgiving, and above all, other centered.  These characteristics have become familiar to us through the earthly life of Jesus.  Without Jesus we would never have known God’s ways.
    A second point in relation to God’s power is that we, like Jesus are the ones who must relate God’s message to the world.  If God’s ways are far above our ways, we must take great care to follow the example of Jesus, the one who taught us the way.  By following his example we will be able to reflect the power of God’s love for others.  It is not an easy mission.  It challenges us to stretch ourselves in many ways.  However, it is not impossible.  Precisely because God has the power to accomplish what must be done, it is possible for us to live as Jesus did. How do we live up to our mission of being disciples of Jesus?  Let us take some time to reflect on that this week.

Question for Children? How will I live as a follower of Jesus this week?
    Showing God’s love to others is a challenge for children as well as for adults.  We are all human beings and we all have a tendency to take the easy way out.  If we are going to show kindness, forgiveness, acceptance, thoughtfulness etc. we must do so with the help of Jesus through prayer. Children could be encouraged to ask Jesus for help in this matter.  Help your child to come up with some concrete examples of God’s love. 

Community News 

News from the CYA(Catholic Young Adults)
    If you are between the ages of 20-39, please join us and get more involved in our church.  Our next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 31st, from 6:30-8:00pm. 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

The Inside Story on the Sacraments. .

       All are welcome to a five-week series on the Sacraments.  What is happening to our seven sacraments?  What do they really mean to you?  Are they truly that important?  What difference do they make in YOUR daily experience?
     Fr. Gerry Auger will present contemporary insights to help refocus our appreciation for the REAL PRESENCE of CHRIST in our lives, in our parish and in our community.  These five Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 1, will be held at the The Parish of the Transfiguration, 307 Kelly Street, Manchester, NH from 7-9 PM. Refreshments will be served.

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

St. Thomas Aquinas School in Derry
announces its registration for the school year 2006-2007 for Grades
1-8.  Registration will be held during the month of January.  If you would like a tour of the school, you may come in any Tuesday or Thursday in January between 9am and 1pm.  Kindergarten registration will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 8:30 am 0 2:00 pm in the school basement.  Registration fee for Kindergarten and for grades 1-8 is $35.00 per child non-refundable.  For further information please call the school office at 432-2712 (grades 1-8) or 437-6651 for Kindergarten or check our website at www.staderry.com.


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, Angelina Lavallee,  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, 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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