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June 18, 2006
Feast of the Most Holy
Body and Blood of Christ

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday,  June 17  
   6:00 PM  For Julie Pinard by Paul & Rita Gosselin
Sunday,  June 18
   9:30 AM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
Saturday,  June 24
   6:00 PM   For Hectoreine Hebert by Therese Therrien & Normand & Jeannine Fraser 
Sunday,  June 25
    9:30 AM  For the parishioners of St.Paul

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 June 11, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2038
Loose             345
Credit             100
Total             2493

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 82% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $149.58)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Evening of Praise and Worship
    An evening of Praise and Worship will be held on Thursday June 22nd 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 the St. Thomas Aquinas Contemporary Music Ministry.

A Time for Altar Serving Training
    If you have a son or daughter who has made their 1st Communion and is between the ages of 8 and 12 years old, and has expressed the desire to be an altar server, this is the time to come forward.  We will be trying a new method of training this year.  We are in the process of making a video for them to take home and watch.  This way they can watch the video as often as they need to in order to remember what their responsibilities are.  If your child is interested in this important ministry, please let Lorette know as soon as possible. 
    If your child has not mentioned this desire, perhaps you may want to ask them. 

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 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
Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ
Theme: (An Offering for All)
Reading I: Exodus 24:3-8,(The Blood of the Covenant)
Reading II:  Hebrews9:11-15 (The Blood of Christ)
Gospel: Mark. 14:12-16, 22-26 (The Lord’s Supper)

Question for Adults:
  How does the gift of the Eucharist help me to face struggles in my life?
    The idea of the Eucharist is one that is not well understood in Catholic Theology.  Perhaps it is because it was not well explained to us when we were children.  We must admit however, that our teachers may have been at a serious disadvantage when they were trying to explain something so deep as the Eucharist to young children who were unable to absorb anything other than the concrete.
    If we have failed to delve into the concept of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist,  as we grew older, then we are probably like many other Catholics who do not have a good grasp of this gift.  Do we really believe that the Eucharist helps us face the struggles of our daily routine?  Perhaps if think of the following, it might enable us to begin our journey of appreciation and thanksgiving.
    The Eucharist is a way of life.  It is not simply a once a week event.  The Eucharist is an appreciation of all that God has given us in our lifetime.  When we stop to think of all that we have received from God we will automatically feel the need to give thanks.  This does not mean a simple Thank You.  It means living our lives with an attitude of appreciation.  This means not taking things for granted.  It means coming to the realization that God is good, God is great, God is love and, we live in this love, this goodness, this greatness.  How then, does this help us face our daily struggles?
Question for Children?    How can I live a life of thankfulness this week?    This might be a difficult question for children because, depending on their age, children are naturally unappreciative.  They believe that all is owed them.  The opposite concept comes only with age and experience.  You might want to begin be explaining that we have many, many reasons for be thankful to God for all God has given us.  Once they grasp this concept, it will be a little easier to explain the idea of living a life of thankfulness.  You may want to stress the idea of it being an attitude rather than one action at the time.

Community News 

Please Mark Your Calendars
    The office of Spirituality and Evangelization is preparing to celebrate the 1st Annual New Hampshire Catholic Faith Conference on Saturday, October 28, 2006 in Concord, NH.  The Focus of this conference is Evangelization, and the theme is “Come, We Have God’s Work to do.” 
    Please mark your calendars and commit to this day!!! We will give more information as time approaches.

News from the CYA  (Catholic Young Adults)

            If you are between the ages of 20-39, please join us and become more involved in our Church.  Our next meeting is on June 20th at St. Paul Church from 6:30-8:00 pm.  For more information e-mail at christye@cyanh.org.  For more information about Catholic Young Adults here in NH, please check our website at www.cyanh.org.  We hope to see you at the next meeting. <>

 Seacoast Theology-on-Tap
            We are having 4TOTs in Portsmouth New Hampshire.  All will be held at the Portsmouth Brewery on Market Street from 6:30-8:00pm.  Speakers and dates are as follows:

June 22nd         Fr. Volney (Von) DeRosia
                        From St. Michael Church, Exeter
June 29th          Fr. Fritz Cerullo, OSA
                        From St. Mary Church, Dover 
Come! Bring your buddies and have a drink and appetizers, socialize, learn, ask questions, and enjoy an evening of a fun-filled faith-talk that will help you know our Lord Jesus better.  This is a great opportunity to ask the deeper questions and become engaged in “real” talk.  For more information, please call 669-3100, ext. 174, or send email to cya@rcbm.org

Father’s Day at the 7th Trumpet Mass

     Spread the word about the Seventh Trumpet Mass on June 18th at 3pm at Veteran’s Park, downtown Manchester, followed by a Eucharistic Procession.
      What a great way to celebrate Father’s Day; praying for priests, our spiritual fathers, for their lives of love and sacrifice for Christ.  May God bless us with many more such men!  For all Seventh Trumpet details, visit: www.liveinblackandwhite.com or call 669-3100.  
A Look at Upcoming Events

A Strawberry Social
    The Friends of Smyth Public Library in Candia will host the annual Strawberry Social on Sunday, June 25 from 6-8p.m. on the library grounds at 55 High Street.  In case of rain, the vent will move to the gym at the adjacent Henry W. Moore School.  The social features live jazz music and delicious homemade strawberry shortcake priced at $4.00 for a full portion and $2.00 for a half-sized serving.  All proceeds benefit the Friends of Smyth Public Library.  For more information, call the library at 483-8245.

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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