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April 22, 2007
3rd Sunday of Easter
Christ is Risen! He is Truly Risen!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday,  April 21 
    6:00 PM   For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  April 22
    9:30 AM  For Lucille St. Onge by Jeannette Bourque
Saturday,  April 28
   6:00 PM  For Mrs. Lucie Raby by Roger & Diane Therrien
Sunday,  April 29
    9:30 AM   For 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 April 15, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1285
Loose             369
Credit             125
Total             1779

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 80% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $106.70)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

NH Catholic Charities Annual Appeal. . . Next weekend you will be asked to donate to the 2007 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal.  Each year we ask you, as part of the Catholic community, to answer this call to help people who face hardship and unbearable challenges.  Your gift goes directly to feeding the hungry, healing the wounded hearts of children, comforting the elderly, and providing hope through our Parish and Community Outreach program.  For instance, on January 2, a fast-moving fire ripped through six apartment buildings in Berlin.  The tragic event affected eight families and took the lives of three people.  Thankfully, NH Catholic Charities’ Berlin district office was there to help by collaborating to have fund raisers for the victims resulting in over $13,000 being collected.  The staff also worked extensively with these families and coordinated donations of furniture and household items to match the needs of those affected.  The generous donations were used to help with things such as funeral costs, medications, and clothes.  The NH Food Bank also sent up special boxes of food and additional household items. . .  You generosity in this appeal offers an opportunity to truly make miracles happen for so many people in NH, some of whom may be from our own community.

Providing Help

      Creating Hope  !       

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
      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 have class every week between September 30 and May 15th except Christmas and Easter.  The children in grades 1 and 2 must attend regularly is they are to be prepared for their First Communion at the end of grade two.  This is a two year program.

Grades 4 – 10 +   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 last class for this school year was on Sunday, April 15th in Auburn.  We will resume classes in September.

Question of the Week
3rd Sunday of Easter  
(Following the Lord )
Acts of theApostles 5:27-32 (Obeying God)
Rev.5: 11-14 (Worthy is the Lamb)
John 21:1-19 (Feed My Sheep)

Question for Adults: Is there someone in my family whom I have offended and to whom I should offer an apology?
     After reading this week’s Gospel we could be a little confused about what this question has to do with anything related to this story.  We need to remember that this particular episode in Jesus’ life as well as in Peter’s took place after Peter had denied Jesus three time, that, after professing that he would be willing to die for him.
    This Gospel is directly related to this episode.  What Jesus is doing is telling Peter that he is forgiven.  Peter does not understand at first and is quite taken aback by Jesus’ question three times in a row.  However, it relates directly to Peter denying  Jesus three times.  Jesus’ question is a probing into Peter’s heart.  Peter is forced to look into his heart and to answer sincerely.  His response is telling Jesus that he is sorry for his denial in weakness.  Notice that Jesus does not insist on an apology.  Knowing that Peter’s heart is in the right place is enough.
    Is there someone in your life with whom things have to be set straight?  Can you be satisfied with the idea that the person’s heart is in the right place or do you have to insist on their formal apology?  We need to ask ourselves how we would want to be forgiven is we were the ones that were guilty?  This is a very important point for us in our life.  We need to take some time to reflect on this, this week.

Question for Children? Do I understand that when I have made a mistake, Jesus asks me to say I’m sorry?   
    Begin by having a discussion with your child about the need for being sorry.  Once they understand this, you could go on to discuss various ways of expressing sorry.  Children should be encouraged to express the words, “I’m sorry,” but they should also know that simply stating the words don’t always cover for their real feelings.  Very often, we need to express our sorry verbally as well as physically (giving a hug) or emotionally (crying) or with other non-verbal communication.  

Community News 

44th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, April 29, 2007
    “The annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations is an appropriate occasion for highlighting the importance of vocations in the life and mission of the Church, as well as for intensifying our prayer that they may increase in number and quality.”  Pope Benedict XVI
    Please join the world-wide Church on Sunday, April 29, 2007, as we pray for an increase of Vocations.

Vocation Discernment Retreat
    Could Christ be calling you?  How do you know?  What do you do if you think He is?  Come bring your questions and learn how to pray for the answers.  This retreat is for single women ages 18-45.  It will be held at Joseph House in Manchester April 27th to 29th. Suggested donation is $50-100 as able.  Register by April 20th with Sr. Lorraine Aucoin, pm at 668-1791 or sr.lorraine@yahoo.com.

The Sacrament of Confirmation

            Please pray for the youth of our parish who will receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this coming Thursday evening, April 26,  at 7:00 PM. 

Baby Sitter Needed:  A parishioner is in need of a mature babysitter for late afternoons and evenings during the week.  Single mom must work and has two school age children ages 6 and 9.  Hours vary from week to week and dependability is important. Drivers license a plus.  Please call Kathy at 483-5213.

A Look at Upcoming Events

  Trinity High School Spring Open House for 6th and 7th graders on Tuesday May 15th, from 7 to 9 PM.  Late applicants to the 9th grade and transfer students are also welcome.  “Meet THS Night” will enable you to view our school facilities, meet our faculty and students and see what we mean by “It’s about values. . .It’s about program. . .It’s about people . . .A great beginning to a great future!”
    At the same time you may register for our 7th grade practice exam which is being held on Saturday, May 19th, from 8:30 to 11:30.  Late applicants may also take their exam at this time.  Doors open at 8:15 am.  Pre-registration is required.  You may do so by downloading the Admissions Exam form on our website at www.trinity-hs.org and mailing it to Trinity High School, Admissions Office, 581 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104, or by calling the Admissions Office at 668-1779 to register or with any questions. See you on the 15th!!

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.  The group will meet on
Friday Mornings:
February 23 – April 27, 2007  from
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  at the
RVNA & Hospice Office
137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH.

Moore School Sponsoring Project Childfind . . .which involves screening your child’s abilities in speech, motor, and learning skills.  The screening is administered by the professional staff of the Candia School District.  To be eligible, the child must live in Candia, must be accompanied by parent /guardian and must be under 6 years of age.  This is a free screening.  For an appointment contact the School district before April 30 at 483-5628.

Come join us for an evening with Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR
    Holy Family Academy, a private school located in Manchester, NH, and providing a classical education in the Roman Catholic tradition for students in grades 7 – 12, will be holding an “EVENING WITH FATHER BENEDICT J. GROESCHEL, CFR” on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 6:00 PM at the Event Center at C.R. Sparks in Bedford, NH.  Come and spend an evening with Father Benedict as well as enjoy a meal prepared by the C.R. Sparks gourmet chefs.  Tickets are $100.00 per person and proceeds will help benefit Holy Family Academy in continuing the Academy’s program of excellence in classical education and solid formation in the Catholic Faith.  Tickets may be obtained by contacting the Academy Office at 603-644-7247.

News from the CYA (Catholic Young Adults)
    Catholic Young Adults is for any parishioner between the ages of 20 and 39.  Please join us at our next meeting, next month, at St. Paul’s Church from 6:30-8:00 pm.  May 9th will be our last meeting of the season.  Come bring a dozen cookies for a cookie swap and we will be discussing what’s ahead for next season.  Even if you haven’t been to one of our meetings before, come and bring your ideas.  You are all welcome.  For more info, e-mail Christy at chipmunknh@comcast.net.

Called to Servant Leadership . . .
is the Standard Level, three-year Lay Ministry Formation Program intended for those in parish leadership such as catechetical leaders; youth ministry, RCIA, and outreach coordinators; those who train liturgical ministers; and those who prepare couples for marriage.  On Thursday, March 22, 2007 there will be an Information Meeting from 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 197 Dover Point Rd, Dover, NH 03820, for those who are interested in learning more about the Called to Servant Leadership Program.  Please use the front entrance of the school and follow the signs to the information meeting.  For further information, contact Pat Gabree at 6600-3100 or pgabree@rcbm.org.

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, Marie Keenan, 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.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

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