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February 17, 2007
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday,  February 17
   6:00 PM  For Eleanor Ahearn by husband George Ahearn
Sunday,  February 18
    9:30 AM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Wednesday, February 21
    7:00 PM   Ash Wednesday
Saturday,  February 24
   6:00 PM   For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  February 25
   9:30 AM  For Julie Boisvert by Richard & Madeleine Bilodeau

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 February 11, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1748
Loose             452
Credit              75
Total             2275

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 81% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $136.52)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Our Lenten Prayer Time. . .
     Lent is a time when we need to spend a little more time in prayer and reflection.  We want to renew and/or reinvigorate our relationship with God
During the Lenten season, we will have a time of prayer where adults can come together for this purpose.  Come alone or come with your spouse or a friend. 
      We will meet every Wednesday beginning on the Wednesday after Ash Wednesday at 6:30 pm
The prayer time will last about an hour. Our prayer time will be scripturally based. The prayer sessions will include a time for intercessory prayer so bring your special intentions along.   

Retrouvaille. . .a Lifeline
    Are you experiencing stress or difficulties in your marriage?  Are you contemplating separation and divorce?  Have you heard about Retrouvaille?  It’s a program designed to help heal and renew Troubled marriages.  The next Retrouvaille weekend will be held March 23-25, 2007.  If you would like to participate in a program that offers you a chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse and a loving relationship in your marriage, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit the Retrouvaille website at www.retrouvaille.org. All inquires are confidential.

Electronic Offering:
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, simply fill in the following and return to our office. 

Name on Card___________________________________
Please Check:  ______MasterCard ______Visa
                       ______Debit MasterCard _____Debit Visa
Card Number:____________________________________
How often do you want this transaction to occur?
____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly


Christian Formation News
Grades K – High School
    If you have children of age for Religious Education, please remember to pick up a registration form for Religious Education for the coming year.  All children from grade K – the end of Confirmation must register.  The registration does not roll over from one year to the next.  You can pick up a form in the back of the church or you can visit the parish office Monday – Thursday during office hours or give us a call at 483-8481 and ask us to mail you a form.  We would be happy to do this

Grades K- 3  Classes for children in these grades has resumed on the weekend of September 16/17.

Grades 4 – 10 +    Last year we initiated 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 strongly urged to attend the sessions as there is an adult component to the program which helps them to deepen their knowledge of the faith as well as making it possible for them to compliment the practice of the faith in the home. Our first class was held on Sunday, October 15, 2006.  Our next class is scheduled for March 18.   Tthe classes are held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm here at St. Paul’s.        2006-2007 Schedule (click here)

Question of the Week
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
(The Image of God)
Samuel 26:2, 7-13, 22-23 (No Harm to the Lord’s Anointed )
1Cor. 15:45-49 (Bearing the Image of the Heavenly One)
Luke 6:27-38 (Be Merciful)

Question for Adults: What makes it hard for me to show mercy to others? 
    Showing mercy entails becoming vulnerable.  We put ourselves in a situation that allows others to see our inner self, our sensitivity, our ability to feel compassion and our sense of goodness.  This could be very difficult for many people.   Its not that we want to hide our goodness, its that we don’t want our inner self to be exposed to anyone and everyone. 
    Another reason for finding it difficult to show mercy is if mercy has rarely been shown to us by other people.  Perhaps we have had a difficult upbringing and mercy was a very rare occurrence.  This has led us to “toughen up” thus making it difficult to show mercy to others.
    There could be other reasons as well.  Do you have difficulty showing mercy?  Why is that?  Take some time to reflect on this question this week.  You may surprise yourself.  You may discover something you never realized about yourself. 
    Mercy is a God-like virtue.  We are all called to by Holy, i.e., one with God.  We must try to show mercy to all people no matter what the situation.  Can we do it?  Why or why not?

Question for Children? How does it feel when someone forgives me? 
    This is a question that children will be quite comfortable with.  They have all had the experience of being forgiven by their parents and friends.  Perhaps the most significant times were times when they were forgiven by friends.  Even young children (of school age)  understand that being forgiven by a stranger is more significant because they really don’t “owe” you anything.  Children often feel that parents will do anything for them so they could often take forgiveness a bit more lightly.   Discuss this feeling with them and ask them if they think they could do the same for someone else even if it is difficult.  If not, continue the discussion to try to get to the root of the matter.

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

Youth Work Camp: . . Last year our parish joined St. Peter Parish in its annual trip to a town  in the US that needed home repair.  Our two parishes took a six hour car ride to Machias, Maine.  Our young people along with their adult chaperones spent the week working on various projects that were assigned to them.  These projects include painting, repairs on porches, building of steps or ramps etc.  All projects are carefully supervised by adults.  The youth have an experience of helping those less fortunate and simultaneously spend fun time with teens of other churches nationwide.  It is a great experience for them and 95% of youth attending these work camps insist on returning the following year. 
    The downside of this project is that it costs money to attend.  The teens often meet part of the cost by finding a sponsor as well as by fundraising.  If you think your teen would enjoy or benefit from such an experience, contact Lorette or Fr. Dumont.  We will direct you to those in charge.  If you think you would like to assist the youth in a financial manner, simple give us a call and talk to us at 483-8481.

Peter Cataldo, PH D will speak on Understanding Adult vs. Embryonic Stem Cells at Christopher School on 20 Cushing Ave. in Nashua, NH, next week Feb. 18 from 1:30 – 3:30.  All are invited.  The presentation is free to the public and promises to be very informative.

Volunteer Training Group
    Would you like to volunteer by helping individuals at the end of life?  Would you like to use your talents, gifts and abilities to make a difference. We will train you to do some of the most important work you will ever do as you journey with others. 

When:  Friday Mornings:  February 23 – April 27
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Where:  RVNA & Hospice Office
              137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH

     To Register please call:  772-2981 or 1-800-540-2981,  Martha Chandler, Coordinator

All Groups are open to the community and are FREE of charge. 

News from the CYA (Catholic Young Adults)
    The CYA group now meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  If you are between the ages of 20-39, please join us at our next meeting at St. Paul’s Church from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Time to Think of Summer Camps!
    “Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls are taking registrations for their summer sessions.  For more information contact, Michael Drumm, (603)364-5851, PO Box 206 Gilmanton I.W., NH 03837, mdrumm@diocamps.org, or visit our website at www.diocamps.org.  Don’t wait as sessions are filling up quickly.

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,  Jean Swindler, Roger Plante, Joseph Gesel, Jacob Desrocher, Cindy Huard, Deborah McGovern, Ethel Thomas, Gordon Gladden and Carol Sheperd.
For peace in the world, especially in the Middle East…
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...

    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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