May 28, 2006 7th Sunday of Easter
Weekend Mass Intentions Wednesday, May 24For Robert Phillips 8th Anniversaryby his wife Alice Saturday,May 27 6:00 PM Robert Levesque 1st Anniversary by his wife Therese Sunday, May 28
9:30 AM Leon & Alexina Therrien by
Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Saturday,June 3 6:00 PM For the parishioners of St.Paul Sunday, June 4
9:30 AM Mass of Thanksgiving
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 21, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Last weekend envelope users contributed 70% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $136.56)
Thank You so much for your Generosity.
Thank You to All Teachers.
Last week we brought our Religious Education
Program to a close for the school year.There are many men and women who generously gave of their time, talent
and effort to this important ministry.We owe them a great debt of gratitude for their willingness to serve the
people of the parish.Please pray for
these generous men and women.A Special
Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated for the teachers on June 4, 2006 at the Mass.
Relay for LifeThe Bourque Family is participating in the
Relay for Life. It’s Sandy Bourque’s five-year anniversary of being
cancer-free.Let’s celebrate by donating
to a great cause, the Amrican Cancer Society Relay for Life!Those interested may donate online at http://www.acsevents.org/nhmanchester
.Just click search and type either
Sarah Bourque or Sandy Bourque.Those
with questions may call 895-0324.Your
donations are greatly appreciated!
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 was on May 21, 2006.
This class was held at St. Peter Church at 4:00 PM. There
were a number of church related activities
on that day which would make it difficult if not impossible to hold a
double program. We will return to having separate sessions 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
<>Seventh Sunday of Easter
Theme: (Sent into the World)>
Reading I: Acts
-17, 20-26 (Choosing Matthias)
Reading II: 1 John 4: 11-16 (Remain in God)<>
Gospel: John 17:11-19 (Being
Question for Adults:Has someone from
another Christian tradition ever deepened my own Catholic faith? For a period of about four hundred years, from the mid-
sixteen hundreds to the mid- nineteen hundreds, the Catholic Church spent much
if not most of its energy reacting to the Protestant Reformation which began
with Martin Luther in the mid 1600s.Throughout this period of time, Catholics were not “allowed” to even
think never mind entertain such a thought as being enriched by other faith traditions. Today, however, thanks to the 2nd Vatican Council
and its efforts to open the windows to the work of the Spirit, we are much more
open to God’s work in all people weather they be Jewish, Muslim, or Christians
of various churches that we may or may not be familiar with. Being enriched by another faith tradition does not mean that we
see them as better or worse.It means
that we are able to see their tradition for what it is and accept it.Someone you know could help you to deepen you
faith in a variety of ways.Two possible
scenarios are:The person may say or do
something that makes you realize that a person’s respective faith is to be
valued rather than be taken for granted.When we see others value their faith we are forced to reflect on our own
faith A second way of looking at it is by looking at the other faith
tradition and realizing that our faith tradition, namely Catholicism, has
something the others don’t have.Thus,
the contrast helps us to value our faith all the more.Has this ever happened to you?If so, take some time to give thanks for the
gift of the Spirit working within you.
Question for Children?Do I realize that
everyone who is baptized is a brother or sister to me in Jesus?Baptism in this
question refers to all baptized Christians, not only Catholics.This may be a difficult concept for young
children but by the time they are ten or eleven they should be able to
understand.Begin by explaining what a
Christian is then you can branch out to the differentdenominations.
Congratulations lst Communicants
This year St. Paul Parish is happy to celebrate the Sacrament
of the Eucharist with 30 young boys and girls.Please pray for them as they continue to come closer to Jesus who loves
Last week’s bulletin printed Thomas L. instead of Sarah.We are very sorry Sarah for this mistake.
OurFirst Communicants are:
<>Thank You All The Group Work Campers and their Chaperones would like to thank
parishioners for their generosity and support.Last weekend we raised $550.00 in bake sale proceeds and received a
donation of $50.00 from a family in Candia.We have also become benefactors from the
monthly title at both St. Peter and St. Paul Parishes.We truly appreciate the enthusiasm of those
around us and look forward to our week of service in Machias, Maine.Be assured that when we are away serving
others we will remember the support of our parishes back home.Thank you all.>
A Look at Upcoming Events
<>Theology Project Fair The third annual Freshman Theology
Project Fair Extravaganza will be held on Friday, June 2nd from to The extravaganza will be held in the Trinity High School Gymnasium at 581 Bridge Street
in Manchester.Students will be presenting 130+ large scale
3-D depictions of Gospel and scripture stories.These presentations will span all of salvation history with special
focus on the Gospel.All are invited to
see the Word of God come alive; people of all ages are invited to attend.For more information, please call TrinityHigh School at 668-2910.>
Cathedral Music in Manchester Presents an Organ Recital by New
Hampshire Organist, Christopher Pelonzi on Friday, June 2nd at at St. Joseph Cathedral,
corner of Pine and Lowell Streets in Downtown Manchester.The young student of Michael Joseph will play
organ works of Bach, Handel, Franck and Leon Boellman on the Cathedral’s
historic organ.Admission is free and
open to the public.A free- will
offering will go to the Cathedral Organ Fund.The Cathedral is handicapped accessible.For more information call 669-3100, ext. 190>
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.
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.