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April 9, 2006
Palm Sunday

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday,  April 8
   6:00 PM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  April 9
   9:30 AM  Robert Lesmerises by Rene & Claudette Bessette
Saturday,  April 15
 
   6:00 PM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  April 16
    8:00 AM  Newnan by Fred Tobin
    9:30 AM  Carol Avellino – 9th Anniversary by Tom & Angel Bart

      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 April 2, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1804
Loose             405
Credit             100
Total             2309

Catholic Relief Services   $125.00

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 79% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $138.54)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


Reconciliation Service
    If you have not yet had the opportunity to go to confession during this Lenten season and you wish to do so, there will be two services in the Manchester area this week.  Both sites will have several priests to choose from.  You are most welcome at either church.Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9, 2006,         6:00 PM
        St. Marie Church on Notre Dame Ave
Monday, April 10, 2006    7:00 PM
        St. Patrick Church on Coolidge Ave.



Liturgy Schedule for Holy Week

Palm Sunday  (April 9)
    Saturday        6:00PM
    Sunday        9:30AM

Holy Thursday  7:00 PM
   St. Peter Church, Auburn  (April 13)
 
Good Friday    7:00PM
  St. Paul  Church, Candia   (April 14)
   
Easter Vigil     8:00 PM
 St. Paul Church,  Candia   (April 15)
   
Easter Morning both Masses in the Church    
(April 16)  
    8:00    AM        St. Paul
    9:30  AM        St. Paul


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 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 21, 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.

    Confirmation students 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.

Congratulations to our Confirmation Class
This year the parish was pleased to prepare eleven of our high school students for the sacrament of Confirmation.  The students participated in a two years of Christian  formation.  They were Confirmed together with the young men and women of St. Peter Parish in Auburn on March 26, 2006.

Congratulations to the following:
Christopher B.
Philip C.
Christopher  C.
Jessica H.
Nicole L.
Samantha P.
Jennifer R.
Eric S.
Regan S.
Gretchen T.

Allison H.

will be confirmed on April 23, 2006


Question of the Week
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Theme: (The Obedience of Christ)
Reading I: Isaiah 50:4-7  (God is My Help)
Reading II: Phil. 2:6-11 (Christ Humbled Himself)
Gospel:  Mark 14: 1-15 (The Passion)

Question for Adults:    What encourages me about Jesus?
    This is a very loaded question.  We can look at it from a spiritual, a physical, a psychological or even a social perspective.  Perhaps we should take a few minutes to reflect on our present situation in life.  If we realize that we have one area that is most frail then this area is the one we could focus on.
    Once we have identified the ailing area in our life, we can take a good look at the Passion of Jesus and try to see what aspect of it best encourages us.  The Passion is long and is filled with many and varied experiences.  It deals with betrayal, unfair treatment, brutality, mockery, unfaithful friends,  physical pain, acceptance of inevitable death,  even spiritual weakness.  It seems as though the story of the passion is a microcosm of life’s hardships.      
    Perhaps one reason we often fail to see Jesus as a figure to model ourselves after is because we have difficulty believing that he was truly a human being.  We all too often think of him solely as God and forget that he was indeed human.  He was a man that walked the streets of Judea just like we walk the streets of New Hampshire.  He got tired, sick, and lonely.  He felt pain, discouragement and was sensitive to insults and betrayal just like us.  He was able to deal with it simply because he had a deep and intimate relationship with God.  He kept the line open through prayer.  He was open  to God’s views and willing to live out those views.
    Where do we stand and how can we see Jesus as a person that encourages us?

Question for Children?   How might I offer support to others this week? 
    We often neglect to realize that the events of the passion of Jesus offer us a good example of things we could do for others.  One way to help your children to do this is by encouraging them to put themselves in the place of the people Jesus meets on the way to the Cross.  We often forget that Jesus needed support just as we often do.  When he was weak and frail he needed his friends and disciples to be there for him.  Sometimes the smallest acts of kindness mean the most.   

  
Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

St. Thomas Aquinas School – Annual Spring Auction  The 11th Annual St. Thomas Aquinas School Silent and Live Auctions will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2006 inside the Aquinas Center located behind St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Ave., Derry.  There will be over 300 items in all price ranges.  Among the items to be auctioned are round-trip airfare to Orlando, several weekend trips, sports equipment, Patriots and Boston Red Sox tickets.  Other items include ski passes, golf passes, family fun passes, handcrafted items, kitchen items, home and garden furnishings, and electronics and sports equipment.  A list of auction items can be viewed at the schools’ website www.staderry.com.  Doors will open at 6PM for viewing of auction items.  The silent auction will begin at 6:30 PM and the live auction will begin at 8:15 PM.  For your convenience, Master Card and Visa will be accepted for payments on winning bids.  Tickets for the auction are available from the school and parish offices or can be purchased at the door.  Tickets are $15.00 per person.  We will be serving hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet and desserts.  No one under 21 years of age admitted.

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.

Electronic Offering:
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,  go to our website home page and make your contribution on line.

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, Kimberly Mirolo, Rita Sullivan, Kathy Gauthier, Roger Auger,  Jean Swindler, Roger Plante, Rita Matten, Joseph Gesel, Jacob Desrocher, Cindy Huard, Deborah McGovern, 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.

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