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
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
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 April 15, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
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
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
______Debit MasterCard _____Debit Visa
How often do you want this transaction to occur?
____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly
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
Theme: (Following the Lord )
Reading Acts of theApostles 5:27-32 (Obeying God)
Reading Rev.5: 11-14 (Worthy is the Lamb)
Gospel: John 21:1-19 (Feed My Sheep)
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacrament of Confirmation
for the youth of our parish who will receiving the Sacrament of
this coming Thursday evening, April 26, at
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.
Look at Upcoming Events
Trinity High School Spring Open Housefor
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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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.