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July 16, 2006
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday,  July 15 
   6:00 PM  For Matthew Newnan by Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Sunday,  July 16
   9:30 AM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
Saturday,  July 22
 
   6:00 PM   For Leon & Alexina Therrien by Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Sunday,  July 23
    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 ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of July 2, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1453
Loose             371
Credit             100
Total             1924

Figures for July 9th were not available at time of bulletin printing.

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 81% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $115.44)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 

The Group Work Campers have returned from a week of community service and spiritual growth in Machias, Maine, helping the elderly, handicapped and poor in that to winterize, paint and repair their homes.  Much thanks Mariane Robert, Sue Trudel, Tom Gregoire and Alan Cote for chaperoning the trip.  The reports from the Campers have been so positive that we are planning our 5th mission trip for next summer.  Our radar is on Port Jarvix, New York for the week of June 24-30, 2007.  If you are a high school student and interested in joining us, please feel free to contact us at carriec@comcast.net and watch the bulletins for more info.   

RCIA-(Christian Initiation for Adults).

            The Catholic Community of St. Paul Parish wish to extend a special invitation to all who are interested in learning more about the process of becoming a Baptized member of our Church.  If you, or someone you know have been thinking about taking this step toward full Communion, do not hesitate to call the office at 483-8481 and ask to speak to Lorette about this process.  Whether you have already been baptized in another Christian Faith denomination or have never been baptized at all, the road is open to all.  If you are interested in knowing more about this spiritually enriching journey toward Catholicism, we would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have.

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
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Theme: (Called to Go Forth)
Reading I: Amos 7: 12-15 (Go, Prophesy)
Reading II: Ephesians 1: 3-14 (Chosen in Christ)
Gospel: Mark. 6:7-13 (The Disciples Are Sent)

Question for Adults:
  How does Jesus’ idea of conflict resolution compare with my own ways of dealing with serious disagreements?
    Conflict is such a human experience that we often don’t even realize the many times when we are embroiled in one.  Whether the conflict be major of minor, we are always in need of a certain degree of skills in order to survive the ordeal in such a way as to maintain our relationships.  Conflict is so normal that the Church makes it a point to include this topic in the course of Marriage Preparation.  Surviving conflict, especially a serious one, could be a serious problem for a young couple’s new found life together.  Conflict Resolution skills can only serve to help the situations if properly applied.
    This week’s Gospel tells us of Jesus’ perspective on conflict.  In short, he says:  “Simply walk away and shake the dust from your sandals.”  The latter part is definitely a Middle Eastern tradition.  What it really signifies is the idea that we should not carry the weight of the conflict along with us. In “shaking the dust from our sandals,” we are making a point to erase the memory of the conflict.  In more contemporary times, we would say, don’t carry any unnecessary “baggage” along with you.  It weighs you down and prevents you from being the best person you can be.
    This week, let us ask ourselves how we measure up to this type of resolution.  Do we try to resolve the conflict?  If it is impossible, do we carry the baggage too far?  If the conflict appears to have been “won” by the other party, can we get over it?
     
Question for Children?   How do I deal with conflict with my friends in a Christian way?  
    This topic could be a little troublesome for some parents.  Sometimes we say things to children and they misunderstand.  Then, when we try to approach a topic such a the above they kindly remind us of the things we said.  Before tackling the question with your children sit down a while and reflect on the ideas that you want to convey – ideas that are in harmony with the Gospels as well as the manner in which you have already taught them to deal with conflict.  Forgiveness is always a key element.

Community News 

A Trip to the Holy Land
    I am organizing a pilgrimage to the Holy Land for March 5-March 14, 2007.  If anyone would be interested in joining in this trip please call Sacred Hear Parish in Lebanon and ask for Fr. William Kaliyadan, M.S. at (603)448-1262 or e-mail Fr. at williamms@hotmail.com The trip will include sailing on the Sea of Galilee, visiting Capernaum, the ascent to Mt. Tabor, and on to Jerusalem. 

Mark Your Calendars
    The office of Vocations to the Priesthood is midway toward their goal of celebrating a monthly Mass for Vocations through the year 2006.  The following dates include the next six Masses.  All Masses will be held at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.  Please join us in praying for priestly vocations.

July 16, 2006
August 20, 2006
September 17, 2006
October 15, 2006
November 19, 2006
December 17, 2006


A Look at Upcoming Events


Called to Discipleship is a Basic Level Lay Ministry Formation Program made up of a 16 hour Core Course on Catholic beliefs, a Skills Formation Day and a Retreat.  It is intended for catechists, lectors, RCIA teams, extraordinary ministers of Communion, cantors, administrative staff, and other adults seeking enrichment.  Called to Discipleship will be offered at St. Peter Parish, Concord, and at All Saints Parish, Lancaster in the fall of 2006, as well as at Plymouth State University late winter 2007.  Catechists completing the Core Course, Skills Formation Day, and retreat will be granted diocesan Basic Catechist Certification.  For registration brochure and schedules please send a request in writing to:
Patricia A. Gabree
Executive Director for Education
And Formation of the Laity
Diocese of Manchester
PO Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-310
pgabree@RCBM.org

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.

CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people and intentions in your daily prayers:

Our sick parishioners and friends…
   Please pray for the following people: .. Stephen and Charlie Doucette, Betty Lintz, Cecile Gendron, Lori Aguilera, 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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