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| March 19, 2006
3rd Sunday of Lent
Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, March 18
6:00 PM For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday, March 19
9:30 AM For Alcide & Annette Fraser by Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Saturday, March 24
6:00 PM For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday, March 26
9:30 AM Dorothy Vallee 1st Anniversary by Rene & Claudette Bessette
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
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!
____ I want to support our parish on a regular basis. Please
add me to the envelope list.
Town ________________,NH Zip ________
St. Paul Expansion Committee
|Update on Parish Income
Weekend of March 12, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Last weekend envelope users contributed 87% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $199.44
Thank You so much for your Generosity.
Dear Parishioners of St. Paul,
As St. Paul Parish twins with St. Peter Parish, Auburn,
we are faced with several challenges: only two Masses per weekend,
a growing population in a growing part of New Hampshire, a lack of space
in our church, not enough parking room in our lot. St. Paul Pastoral
Council will immediately establish an “Expansion Committee” to meet these
challenges. Not only will a greater capacity in church alleviate the
overcrowding, but it will also be inviting for new parishioners to join our
parish. Your suggestions for membership on this committee can be communicated
to Mr. Normand Fraser or Mr. Lionel Beliveau. The committee will also
be able to form sub-committees to oversee specific issues that may arise.
The more people involved, the less the burden on the few.
Fr. C. Peter Dumont, Pastor
The 7th Trumpet Mass
|New Mass Schedule
new Mass schedule related to the twinning of our two parishes is presently
in effect. This new schedule began on the weekend of March 18/19. As of that weekend the Masses at St. Paul Parish have been as follows:
Saturday – 6:00 PM
Sunday - 9:30 AM
“The need for priests is great”. Pray for priestly
vocations on the Feast of our Patron, Saint Joseph. Please join Bishop
John McCormack and over 1,000 people from around New Hampshire at Saint Joseph
Cathedral on March 19
, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. All are invited. For more information, please go to www.liveinblackand white.com
or call Father Jason Jalbert at (603)660-3100 x132.
A few months ago the finance council recommended the implementation of electronic contributions for weekly contributions. Our Parish is now able to take your offertory donations through Credit or Debit card.
If you wish to make you contribution in this manner, simply go to our
website's home page and make your contribution on-line. You can
also fill out a form at the office.
Food Pantry Needs! ! !
Our food pantry is being used quite regularly this winter
and we are completely out of certain foods. We especially need, Tuna, any kind of Soup, ready prepared canned meals such as Ravioli, Chili, Spaghetti etc.
We could also use canned fruit and Spaghetti Sauce
. Please no pasta for a while. Thank you all so much!
Question of the Week
|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 runs from mid-September to mid-May. We do offer the program at all Masses .
Grades 4 – 10+
This year we are initiating a new program for the children in these
grade levels. The classes are held once a month and the program is
geared to the entire family. Parents are asked to attend the sessions as
there is an adult component to the program. Our first class was Sunday, October
16, 2005 from 11am – 1pm. The last two classes of the school year are: April 2, and May 22, 2006.
All classes will are 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.
will also meet one extra time per month. The date for March is as follows: March 5,
2006. It 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.
3rd Sunday of Lent
(The Power & Wisdom of God)
: Exodus 20: 1 - 17 (The Law)
: 1 Cor. 1:22-25(Proclaiming Christ Crucified)
: John 2: 13-25 (Raising the Temple)
Question for Adults: What miracles have I experienced in my life, and how have they led me to God?
If you have not had the privilege of witnessing one of God’s miracles, you
would probably be tempted to take this question more literally or perhaps
more concretely. That is to say, you would more likely think of a miracle
such as a healing such as we read about in the gospels. This would
not be a minor miracle in the least. However, the question above is
not necessarily hinting at such an experience. Rather it is geared
to those miracles that each one of us experiences in life, whether we are
conscious of them or not.
What types of miracles do we experience in our present
day. If we had the desire and the time to do so, we could probably
make a very long list of them. There are the types of experiences we
often refer to as aha! experiences or times we see or are privy to beautiful
or wonder filled sights that take our breath away and all we can say is Wow!
“O My God!
Depending on the length of our years, we have all seen
at least a good number of varied miracles. We have witnessed the birth
of a child, the healing of a very sick friend of relative, the narrow escape
of someone from a car accident or fire or we have witnessed the change
of heart of a spouse or child. We have all seen the beauty of the firmament,
the grandeur of the mountains or ocean or the marvels of earth carvings that
only God could create.
How, then, have these led you to God?
Question for Children? What would I do if I witnessed a miracle of God?
Any child who would not be left awe struck in the
presence of a miracle would definitely be an exception to the natural law.
Perhaps what this question is asking of your child is to open their eyes
to various happenings in their lives. Perhaps they have not yet been
accustomed to paying attention to the marvels around them. Children
today are used to seeing many things on television which may have the negative
result of becoming jaded. This would be a wonderful time to help them see.
A Look at Upcoming Events
Marriage & Annulment in the Catholic Church
Rev. Msgr. Paul Bouchard, of the Marriage Tribunal for
the Diocese of Manchester and Pastor of the Parish of the Transfiguration,
will speak and answer questions about the Roman Catholic Church’s positions
on marriage, annulment, separation, and divorce. Many people may be
confused about these issues and experiencing much pain because of it.
The Church’s understanding of these issues has deepened in recent decades
following revisions in canon law.
The Monday evening program is a general information forum
and a way to reach out to those who may have been hurt by the Church, disagree
with its positions, are angry toward the institution, or think it is angry
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Transfiguration Parish, Msgr. Gilbert Room: Entrance
on the side of the church on Youville street, at end of the church
Date: March 27, 2006
An Invitation for Lent
Lenten Breathing Exercise for the winter session of The
Pastor’s Class, P. Jerome, O.S.B., offers an opportunity to explore the great
passages of Sacred Scripture that are used every day in the Liturgy of the
Hours. Discover the Benedictus, the Magnificat, the Nunc Dimittis,
as well as some of the most beloved psalms. Where did they come from?
Why does the Church treasure them? What could they possibly mean to
me in 2006? Classes meet Tuesdays at 7-8:30 p.m.
in the parish hall classroom of St. Raphael on Ferry St., Manchester, on March 7, 14, 28, and April 4
. Please call the church office of St. Raphael Parish to register 623-2604
If you are between the ates of 20-39, please join us and
get more involved in our Church. Our next meetings are March 14th and 28th
here at St. Paul Church from 6:30-8:00 p.m. For more information e-mail Christay at firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more information about Catholic Young Adults
here in NH, please check out our website at www.cyanh.org
The CYA is selling homemade
toffee as a fundraiser for their general funds. The toffee is donated
by Kate’s Confections. The toffee is being sold for $5.00 per half
lb. All toffee will be distributed after the 9:30 Mass on Palm Sunday.
Call Katie at 493-0646 to order or e-mail email@example.com
to place your orders.
UNH Cooperative Extension
The UNH Cooperative Extension in Rockingham County is
sponsoring four programs for families and youth. Two of these
are co-sponsored with Families First Health and Support Center in Portsmouth,
NH and another is co-sponsored with The Sad Care in Plaistow, NH. The
following is the first and it is open to the general public for single parents.
Supportive Connections for Single Parents and Their Children
on Tuesdays, March 14
– April 11, 2006, 6:---7:30 pm at Families First, Community Campus, Portsmouth, NH and Thursday, March 9
– April 13, 2006, 6:00-7:30 pm at the Sad Café, Route 125, Plaistow, NH.
CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Please remember the following
people and intentions in your daily prayers:
Our sick parishioners and
Please pray for the following people: Charlie
Doucette, Betty Lintz, Cecile Gendron, Kimberly Mirolo, Rita Sullivan, Kathy
Gauthier, Roger Auger, 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, especially the priesthood, the deaconate, religious life lay ministry...
For all victims of current natual disasters world wide...
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.