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April 16, 2006
Easter Sunday
He Is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday,  April 15
   6:00 PM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  April 16
    8:00 AM  Matthew Newnan by Fred Tobin
    9:30 AM  Carol Avellino – 9th Anniversary by Tom & Angel Bart
Saturday,  April 22
   6:00 PM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  April 23
   9:30 AM  Matthew Newnan by Justine Ouwerkerk

      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 April 9, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2372
Loose             624
Credit             100
Total             3096

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 77% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $185.74)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Easter Cross
May the Resurrection of Christ give you Joy and Hope.  May you experience the New Life offered to us through His Cross!
Happy Easter to all. . .Alleluia

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.

Dear Parishioners of St. Paul,
    No doubt you have read or heard in the media that the first audit for Protecting God’s Children has been completed and the state has found some of the areas of our diocesan contract still wanting.      Just as a point of reference, we want to inform you that St. Paul was not of the parishes that was found not in accord with the requirements of the agreement.  St. Paul was not audited but if we had been we would no doubt have passed most if not all of the requirements. 
    We do have a Safe Environment coordinator who was trained and is aware of the needs of the parish.  We have also had all volunteers who work with children, complete the required paper work and all who work with children have agreed to a criminal background check.  These checks were acquired.  The few people who did not agree to fulfilling the requirements were taken off our ministry lists and are no longer serving the parish.
    Our only area of weakness is in the area of Religious Education monitors.  It sometimes happens that the monitor does not show up for his/her scheduled day, thus leaving the classes with no monitor.  Thus far we have never cancelled any classes but we will begin to do so if necessary.

Question of the Week
Easer Sunday The Resurrection
Theme: (He Is Risen)
Reading I: Acts 10:34, 37-43 (Raised on the Third Day)
Reading II: Colossians (Think of What is Above)
Gospel:  John 20:1-9  (Risen from the Dead)

Question for Adults:    How have God’s mysterious ways in my life given me hope and new life? 
    This question presupposes the fact that we spend some time reflecting on God’s ways in our lives.  Unfortunately many people do not take the time for reflection on this topic.  Not only is their schedule filled with daily activities, but even when they are presented with a reprieve, they are at a loss to focus on God’s ways in and around them.
    If you are a person who has thus far failed to reflect on God’s ways in your life, this Easter season would probably be an excellent time to give yourself the gift of this New Life.  Take the time to think of how you have arrived at that place where you now “reside”.
     What are some of the ups and downs that have “interfered” with your desires yet ultimately have helped to shape you present situation?  Who are some of the people that have come into your life, that have equally shaped your life?  Are they the people you would have guessed would have made a difference on your journey? 
    If you are a person who has already taken much time in reflection then perhaps you would like to take this time to focus your perspective on the more negative experiences of your journey and take the time to accept them into your life, perhaps forgiving people for hurting you or perhaps taking the time to thank God for his goodness to you despite your blindness.
    Wherever we are on our journey, we can all take this Easter season to experience God’s life in us.

Question for Children?   How can I spread joy this week?  Joy is a virtue that is within our power to experience and to share.  It is not simply laughing at a good joke however.  Joy is something that resides from deep within.  This does not mean that young children are unable to share this gift.  The simple presence of a loving child can produce much joy for an older person.  Such things as sharing and sincerely smiling at someone can have the same effects. 
Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

St. Patrick Parish Yard Sale/Fair
    St. Patrick Parish located at 138 Coolidge Ave. in Manchester, NH is having an indoor Yard Sale and Mini Fair in their Parish Center on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2006 from 9:30 Am to 4:00 PM each day.  The event will feature a Yard Sale, a Bake Sale, cash raffles, as well as children and adult games.  Lots of Fun for Everyone!

    The Office of Catholic Young Adults is hosting a Theology-One Tap series on four Thursday nights from April 20 through May 11 at the Fire Hall Pub and Grill at 32 W. Broadway in Derry, NH.  The Gathering begins at 6:30 with a social.  Talks begin at 7:00 followed by question and answer time.  For more information, please call the office at
669-3100, ext.164 or visit our website at www.cyanh.org.

An Evening of Praise and Worship
    An evening of Praise and Worship will be held on Thursday April 27th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas church in Derry.  Come and enjoy an evening of inspirational music presented by St. Thomas Aquinas Contemporary Music Ministry.

NH Charismatics
    Alpha, New England is sponsoring, and  St. Michael Parish in Exeter, NH, is hosting Freedom in Christ, a conference by Neal Lozano,  author of the book “Unbound Freedom in Christ” beginning Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. and continuing Saturday May 6, at 8:30a.m.
    Why go? Have you ever felt stuck, bound up, unable to move forward and experience the love and freedom you see other Christians experience the love and freedom you see other Christian experience?  You ask yourself,  “How can I be free?”  This seminar will present a sound practical road map to greater freedom from what binds you.  For more information or to register please call St. Michael Parish at 772-2494.

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.


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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