Weekend Mass Intentions Saturday,May 13 6:00 PM Robert Levesque 1st Anniversary by his wife Therese Sunday, May 14
9:30 AM For the parishioners of St.Paul Saturday,May 20 6:00 PM For the parishioners of St.Paul Sunday, May 21
9:30 AM Roger Fortin by John
& Joanne Fraser
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
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 ________
Update on Parish Income
Weekend of May 7, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Last weekend envelope users contributed 84% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $146.82)
Thank You so much for your Generosity.
Feast of the
Ascension,May 25. 2006.
We will celebrate the Liturgy of the
Feast of Ascension Thursday on the vigil of the day, i.e., Wednesday evening at .Please mark your calendars.There will be a morning Mass on the 25th
in Auburn at .
St. Paul’s/St. Peter’s CYA Meeting
If you are a young adult between the
ages of 2—39 and are interested in getting involved, please join us at our next
meeting on May 23rd at St.
from 6:3—8:00 pm.For more information
e-mail Christy at Christye@cyanh.org.
You Have the Power to
Make a Difference
you to all who have thus far responded so generously to the NH Catholic
Charities’ Annual Appeal here in our Parish.You are making it possible for Catholic Charities to fulfill its mission
to bring programs and services that comfort, heal, and empower to people in NH
who are in need.With your support we can help people such as the woman recently
assisted by a Catholic Charities Parish Outreach Coordinator who had been
living in a trailer with no heat and no running water for three weeks.
Haven’t made your pledge or donation yet?It’s not too late!To be truly successful, we need everyone to
participate.Just fill out a Catholic
Charities envelope and drop it in the collection basket.We will be sure to forward it to Catholic
Charities.Remember that no gift is too
small or too large.Thank YouOur
parish goal is $17,500.
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. The last class of the year will be on Sunday, May 14, 2006 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 class of the school year is May 21, 2006. This class will be held at St. Peter Church at 4:00 PM.
There are a number of church related activities on that day which would
make it difficult if not impossible to hold a double program. We
will have separate session in the fall. Thank you very much
for your understanding.. If you are new to the parish or if you
is just beginning his/her formation, please call the parish office for
registration blank. Confirmation students
will meet one extra time per month. All students from both parishes will meet together in Auburn
for these meetings.
Question of the Week Fifth Sunday of Easter Theme: (Building the Church) Reading I: Acts
9: 26-31 (The Church Grows) Reading II: 1 John 3:18-24 (Keeping the
Commandments) Gospel: John 15:1-8
(Vine and Branches)
Question for Adults:In what ways do I
show that I am linked to Christ? Another way of saying this is,“How do I live my life in such a way that
others can tell that I am a committedBaptized Christian?Am I satisfied
to tell others that I have been baptized and have received my First Communion,
when and if someone asks if I am an active member of the parish?It seems as though some individuals believe
that they have accomplished their Christian duty by receiving these
sacraments.It matters little whether or
not they have stepped into a church ever again.Nor does it matter if they are aware of their Christian
What exactly does it mean to be linked to Christ?Being linked simply means being connected in
some manner.By its very definition,
being linked means to be near someone, close by,or associated in some way or form.
How then are we linked?Or are we?Have we been negligent
of our Baptismal promises?Do we believe
in Christ?Do we care that he is the one
to whom we are linked?If you are able
to answer in the affirmative, go one to reflect on the ways by which you are
actually linked to Christ.Don’t forgot
that the question asks, “How do we show we are connected?Without showing off or being pompous, we must
live our life in a Christ like manner.How do we do this on a day to day basis?
Question for Children?
How can I
be more like Jesus to others this week?
You might want to begin by asking your child what they think
it is like to be like Jesus.If they
have some difficulty, give them a few suggestions.Try to suggest simple and concrete ways of
being like Jesus.Answers such as,
“being good” are very popular but they are also very vague.Help the children to be more specific.It will help them to live their faith while
giving them the feeling that they are within the right parameters.
A Look at Upcoming Events
Raphael Alumni & Friends. . .
Association is planning a Reunion Social on
Saturday, May 20, beginning at
and ending with
Mass.There will be a welcoming and
entertainment in the gym at
and . H-Arts, directed
by Candice Glickman, a former Miss New Hampshire will provide the first and the
John Cunniff step-dancers of the “Mill Around Dance Studio” will perform at .Everyone is welcome!Please let your family members and friends
know.Admission is $10.00 per person. If
you are planning to attend or need more information, please call Eileen Byrne
Smith at 623-2835.
Do You Need a Hand?. . .
Susan Cady, wife and mother of two, has been
maintaining the upkeep of the church (and formerly of the rectory) for
the past 7 years. She no longer cleans the rectory since the
priests no longer reside there. Susie is presently available to
take on one or two house cleaning sites. If you or someone you
know would need assistance with cleaning, Susie would like to hear from
you. She is responsible, dependable and honest. If you are
interested or need more information please call Susie at
Called to Servant Leadership
is a Diocesan three year leadership education and formation program
which includes theology courses, formation days, annual retreats, and a
practicum experience. It is intended for catechetical leaders,
youth ministers, RCIA coordinators and others in leadership.
Theology courses will be offered in three locations: St. Anselm
College; St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Dover; and Plymouth
Registration has begun for the fall of 2006.
For the registration packet please send a request in writing to:
Patricia A. Gabree
Exec. Dir. for Education and Formation of the Laity
Diocese of Manchester
PO Box 310
Manchester NH 03105-0310 pgabree@RCBM.org
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.
Raymond Head Start Now Taking Applications
Head Start is a free comprehensive child and family program
for preschool aged children, including those with special needs, from families
whose income do not exceed the federal guidelines ($20,000 family of four).
Head Start provides developmentally appropriate activities and education
for children in a classroom setting. In addition it provides :
Health & Nutrition Services, Disability Services
Social Services, Family & Community Partnerships and Parent involvement & Support.
The program runs from September through May, 5 days a
week from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through state licensed child care providers.
If you or someone you know qualifies for this program please call the Raymond
Center, 895-9223 to schedule a time to apply. After June 1, contact
the Administrative Offices at 1-800-556-9300 or 431-2911.
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,
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.