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May 14, 2006
5th Sunday of Easter
Happy Mother's Day

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 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 May 7, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2037
Loose             310
Credit             100
Total             2447

  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 7:00 pm.  Please mark your calendars.  There will be a morning Mass on the 25th in Auburn at 7:00 pm.    

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. Paul Church from 6:3—8:00 pm.  For more information e-mail Christy at Christye@cyanh.org. 

You Have the Power to Make a Difference

          Thank 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 You  Our 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 child is just beginning his/her formation, please call the parish office for a 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 committed  Baptized 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 responsibilities.  

     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.

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

St. Raphael Alumni & Friends. . .

Association is planning a Reunion Social on Saturday, May 20, beginning at noon and ending with 4 pm Mass.  There will be a welcoming and entertainment in the gym at 12:15 and 3:15. 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 3:15.  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 463-7801.  

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 State University.
    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

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.

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.


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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