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April 29, 2007
3rd Sunday of Easter
Christ is Risen! He is Truly Risen!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Weekend Mass Intentions
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
Saturday,  May 4 
    6:00 PM   For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  May 6
    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 April 22, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1426
Loose             346
Credit             125
Total             1897

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 82% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $113.82)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School
Summer Kick Off ‘07

St. Joseph Regional JRHS, Trinity HS and The Revolution Show are proud to bring you Summer Kick Off ’07.  The concert will feature nationally known Christian rock bands on Saturday, May 19th.  The Bands are:
     Day of Fire
            The 7 Method

The concert will feature nationally known bands and it is a great opportunity to introduce youth to Christian Rock.  We welcome youth groups and a have a reduced price of $10.00 for groups of 10 or more.
    You can purchase tickets in advance by calling St. Joe’s at 624-4811 and speaking with Linda Goodno. 
    We are also still looking for sponsors for the event to help cover our production costs.  If your organization is interested in becoming involved in that manner please contact Christine Davis at 624-4811 ext. 12.  Sponsorships start as low as $100.00
About the Revolution Show
    “The Show That Rocks to a Different Beat.”  The lst ever rock/alternative Christian music show in southern NH.  Their goal is to draw youth closer to Jesus through music that youth can relate to.
Fridays from 7-10 on 90.7FM
Saturday’s from 8-10pm on 91.1FM

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
4th Sunday of Easter  
(The Shepherd’s Voice)
Acts of theApostles 13:14, 43-52 (Paul And Barnabas)
Rev.7: 9,14-17(The Lamb will Shepherd them)
John 10: 27-30 (The Sheep Hear My Voice)

Question for Adults: In what area of my life do I need to see Christ’s love for me more clearly?
This can be a tough question for some people.  Some people have difficulty accepting the fact that anyone love them.  This carries on into their spiritual life.  If you are in this category of people you might want to bring this to prayer.  Having difficulty seeing the love that others have for us makes life difficult not to say impossible.
    Other people can admit that they are lovable but they don’t want to let others into their life.  They consider themselves “private” people.  The truth is, they don’t want to be bothered.  Again, this carries on into their spiritual lives. 
    Still others are open to the love of others but they are often blind to the weaknesses that prevent them from reciprocating in depth.  This too carries on into the spiritual realm.
    Where do we, as individuals belong in the above groupings?  Where do we most need Christ’s healing touch and loving presence?  This is a very important question for our spiritual growth.

Question for Children? Do I realize that whenever I ask Jesus to help me, he is ready and happy to do so?  Children who are happy and loved in their home life will not have difficulty realizing that Jesus is more than happy to love them and to help them.  If they do have difficulty, it could be that they are having difficulty imagining that Jesus is a real person.  Perhaps using a picture of Jesus caring for people would help as children are very concrete and seeing would help them.  

Community News 

First Communion . . .May 12, 2007

       On Saturday May 12th, some of our children will be making their First Communion.  We will be having the Mass at 4:00 pm on that day.  There will be No 6:00 PM Mass on May 12th.  You are welcome to attend this Mass.  The families of the First Communicants will take up about 2/3 of the church so this leaves plenty of room for those who wish to attend the Saturday evening Mass at 4:00.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
of New Hampshire is a statewide non-profit organization that recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the courts.  Our primary goal is to ensure that each and every child in the state is permitted to grow up in a safe and permanent home.  There are children waiting for someone to speak on their behalf.  Your common sense, commitment to children, and a contribution of 15 hours a month will help a child receive a safe, permanent and loving home. 
 CASA of NH currently has close to 380 volunteers throughout the state who are appointed by judges to serve in the role of guardian at litem  for over 1,000 of NH’s children.  This represents only 72% of the children who are in need of this service.  To become a CASA/GAL  volunteer and help the children in your community, please call 800-626-0622 or log onto www.casanh.org for more information.

A Look at Upcoming Events

Raymond Headstart. . . 
We are Looking for students for the Fall!!!  Head Start is a free comprehensive child and family program for preschool aged children, including those with special needs, from families whose income do not exceed the federal guidelines ($20,650 family of four).  Head Start provides developmentally appropriate activities and education for children in a classroom setting.  Additionally Head Start provides Health & Nutrition Services,  Disability Services, Social Services, Family & Community Partnerships, and Parent Involvement & Parenting support.  The program runs from September through May, 5 days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Contact the Raymond Center at 895-9223 if you or someone you know is interested in this Fall’s program

  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!!

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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