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May 13, 2007
6th Sunday of Easter
Happy Mother’s Day

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday,  May 12
   6:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  May 13
    9:30 AM   For Mrs. Lucie Raby by Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Saturday,  May 19
    6:00 PM   For Mrs. Lucie Raby by Joseph & Patricia Therrien
Sunday,  May 20
    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 May 6, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1886
Loose             927
Credit             125
Total             2938

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 68% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $176.02)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Catholic Charities Appeal  The annual NH Catholic Charities appeal was held on the weekend of April 28-29.  As you well know, the parish has a good reputation of being generous with the less fortunate in our midst.  The Catholic Charities organization has an excellent track record for spending its money on those who need it the most.  Very little is used for administrative purposes while none is used frivolously.   If you were not here on the weekend of the appeal, please take a brochure at the entrance of the church.  Your donation can be sent directly to the CC office or it can be returned in the collection basket.  Helping the less fortunate is a mandate we received from the Scriptures, a mandate you have often proven you take seriously.  I am sure that you will take this appeal to heart and be as generous as possible

Rice Bowls   If you still have your Rice Bowls from the Lenten Season, please remember to return them as soon as possible.  We would like to send your donations to the CRS office in the near future.  As always, we thank you for your generosity toward the less fortunate

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
6th Sunday of Easter  
(The Holy Spirit instructs us in everything we do)
Acts of the Apostles 15:22-29 (It seemed right to the Holy Spirit and us not to burden you beyond what is essential.)
Rev.21: 10-14, 22-23(I was shown the holy city coming down out of heaven.)
John 14: 23-29 (The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have said to you)

Question for Adults: Jesus tells us today that he has sent the Holy Spirit to be our guide.  Name the time and place each day that you will sit in silence to listen to the Spirit guide your life.)  If we take the time to be quiet, even if it is only 5 or 10 minutes a day, perhaps with a cup of coffee or tea, early in the morning, we would be surprised to realize how often the Spirit will help us with our daily routine.  We will receive the help and the inspiration we need to walk through the day.   

Question for the Teens:  Jesus told us to trust in the Holy spirit to help guide our lives.  How can you be open to what the Holy Spirit might say to you?  When we are teens we need all the help we can get.  On the other hand, we often feel invincible and omnipotent.  In short, that means that we believe we have things under control all by ourselves.  This often hinders the work of the Holy Spirit because we are tuning him/her out.  Maybe you can do a little thinking about the way you listen to God’s voice each day?  Are you willing to hear what he says?  Are you aware that the Holy Spirit is trying to guide you, despite your reluctance?

Question for Children?     One of the things that the Holy Spirit teaches us is how to be people of Peace.  How can I be a person of peace with those around me?  Peace is a virtue that many people misunderstand.  Even adults have difficulty with it.  Many people believe that being a peace maker means being quiet and never speaking even when you believe you are right. Others believe that peace is simply the absence of war.   Spend some time talking to your child about the meaning of Peace.  You might want to help them understand that the Peace Jesus brought was one that we feel inside us when we do the right thing.  Sharing this feeling helps others to feel peace within themselves.

Community News 

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

St. Anne – St. Augustine Parish invites everyone to a traditional New England Barn Dancing.  Everyone can do these old time social dances like the Virginia Reel . . . No Experience Necessary  on Saturday, June 2, 2007 from 7 – 9 PM at the St. Anne Center on Beech & Merrimack Sts.  Come one, come all. . .it’s a family event and, by the end of the evening , everyone will know how to dance and want to learn more.  There dancing will be to the music of “Two Fiddles” Jacqueline and Dudley Laufman, widely loved and respected musicians and callers in NH, will be with us to make sure our feet keep on tappin.  
Singles: $2.00     Couples: $3.00    Families $5.00

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 at 7 PM at Trinity.  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

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

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.
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