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| March 11, 2007
Sunday in Lent
Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, March 10
6:00 PM For
Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday, March 11
9:30 AM For Lucille St. Onge by Mike & Diane
Saturday, March 17
6:00 PM For Lucie Raby by Therese
Sunday, March 18
9:30 AM For
Parishioners of St. Paul
NOTE: There is a 12 noon Mass
Peter Church in Auburn on Tuesdays during Lent
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 ________
on Parish Income
of March 4, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Last weekend envelope users contributed 88% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $174.96
Thank You so much for your Generosity.
Holy Family Academy
. . .a private school
located in Manchester, NH, provides a classical education in the Roman
Catholic tradition for students in grades 7 – 12. The Academy
will hold an OPEN HOUSE
for prospective students on Sunday,
March 18, 2007 at 2:00 PM. Come and hear about the Academy’s
program of excellence in classical education and solid formation in the
Catholic Faith. Holy Family Academy is currently accepting
qualified students in grades 7 – 12 for the 2007 2008 academic
year. For further information please call 644-7247.
The Jesse Remington High School. .
off of High Street here in Candia, will be hosting a drop in Open House
on Saturday, March 17 from 9 am-1pm. The location is at our main
schhol bulding, the Remington Education Center, at 15 Stevens Lane in
Candia. We will be shoing our guests the many facets of a JRSH
Education is a vital part of the overall mission of
the Christian Church, and we can be of assistance is offering the
secondary aged students in your family a Christian education. For
more info email Jeff@jesseremington.org
or call 483-5664.
A Lenten Experience. . .
. By now, you probably all know there is a library downstairs. It
has many wonderful materials for you to borrow.
There are items for both adults and children.
This week, I thought I would suggest a children’s book. Saint
Therese and the Roses
, by Helen Walker Homan, is published by
Ignatius Press. The book is part of their Vision Series and is
targeted for youth, ages 9 to 15, although it would be a great book for
a parent to read to a younger child.
The book is about the life of St. Therese, the
“Little Flower”. It focuses on her childhood, in Lisieux,
France. It is a charming story of her life in the late 1800’s.
The book highlights the love between the family members and their
devotion to God.
My 11 years old daughter, Abby, also read it.
She had this to say: “This is the story of Therese’s childhood.
It is old-fashioned, but in a good way. It is interesting and
some of it is very sad. I would give it 4 ½ stars!”
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
Name on Card___________________________________
Please Check: ______MasterCard ______Visa
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Question of the Week
Third Sunday of Lent
|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 11. Tthe classes are held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm here at St. Paul’s.
Schedule (click here)
(Bear Good Fruit)
Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15 (I Am Who Am )
l Cor. 10:1-6, 10-12 (Take Care Not to Fall)
Luke 13:1-9 (Repent)
What do my words and actions, the fruits of my decisions, reveal about
how I am living for the kingdom?
Although we do not always like to admit it, our actions are the direct
fruit of our thinking process. It is true that we sometimes
perform tasks without too much thinking but these are usually learned
tasks or skills that are routine to us. This is a bit different
that what we are referring to above.
In truth, our actions are an end product of a
process which involves our feelings and our thoughts. The two
together enable us to form an attitude about something and shortly
thereafter, we actions follow. Therefore, we cannot excuse
ourselves too easily when we act in such a way that is not
positive. In truth our actions belie our inner self whether that
be good or bad. It could be that we are acting in this manner
without our being conscious of the matter. This is why we must
take advantage of the season of Lent.
The above question challenges us to become more
conscious of our actions toward our God and our neighbor, i.e., the
people we rub elbows with on a regular basis, e.g., our spouse, our
children, our boss, our co-workers, our inconsiderate neighbor etc
How am I living the kingdom of God? Perhaps taking a few minutes
a day to reflect on our actions of the day might help to shed some
light on where we stand in this picture.
for Children? What will I do this week that shows I am a
follower of Jesus Christ?
This week’s Gospel is about
repentance. This is a good time to discuss the idea of being
sorry for things they may have done wrong in the recent past. Try
to zero in on broken relationship such as times they may have hurt
their siblings or their friends.
Being a good follower of Jesus means that we are
willing to forgive others as well as to be sorry for the times we have
hurt others. Take the time to ask your child what makes them feel
the worst about their behavior. Perhaps you could compose a
prayer that tells Jesus they are sorry using their own words.
This is always more effective.
Look at Upcoming Events
Respect Life Update. . .
Please write to Representative
Dan Dumaine ASAP. He is the sponsor of the constitutional
amendment CACRl “relating to: the definition of marriage.
Providing that: marriage between one man and one woman shall be the
only legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this
state.” If you support his original amendment without changes,
please tell him that and include your address, as he plans to file
these letters by town. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
mailing address is 104 Windsor Drive, Auburn, NH 03032. When this
comes to the floor of the House, he will need the support of thousands
of NH citizens.
Where Do You Turn?. .
.Where can a young woman or couple
struggling with an unplanned pregnancy turn when there is nowhere to
Where can a woman or couple experiencing the anguish of a now
regrettable decision find comfort and healing?
If you or someone close to you has faced these cries, or if you would
simply like to know what is being done here in our community to offer
hope and compassion we invite you to attend presentations by
“Birthright”, “CareNet Pregnancy Center” and “Project Rachel” the
evening of March 14, at 7 PM in the Spiritual Center of Immaculate
Conception Parish in Nashua, NH. located at 216 E. Dunstable Road.
Need to Carry out your own Version of a “Clean Sweep?”
Looking for that certain something or for items to sell on Ebay?
Look no further than the Annual Trinity High School Yard Sale in
Manchester. We are accepting donations (no adult clothing please)
on Friday March 30 from 7 am to 5:30 pm and the Yard Sale will be held
on March 31 from 7 am – 12 noon. All are welcome.
Lenten organ Recital. . .
Daniel Bayless, Director of Music at
St. Joseph Cathedral, will present a program of organ music for the
season of Lent the afternoon of March 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Cathedral. A reception will follow in the Hall. Please plan
to attend this time of Lenten reflection.
Workshop for Separated/Divorced
St. Joseph Parish in Belmont is sponsoring its 5th
Annual workshop day titled Shattered Dreams. The workshop
will be held on March 24
and will feature guest speakers well
thought of in their fields of expertise. The topics for the day
are varied and should appeal to people in various stages on this
journey in their lives.
If you are interested, please pick up a brochure in
the entrance of the church, at the bottom of the bulletin board.
St. Joseph’s also has an ongoing Support Group for
separated or divorced individuals. The group meets every 1st and
3rd Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm in the church hall, corner of routes 140
Questions? Please call Ginny at 286-7066.
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
inquires are confidential.
News from the CYA (Catholic Young Adults)
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.
CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Please remember the following
people and intentions in your daily prayers:
Our sick parishioners and
Please pray for the
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
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.