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May 20, 2007
7th Sunday of Easter

Weekend Mass Intentions
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
Saturday,  May 26
   6:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  May 27
    9:30 AM  For Ricky McGregor 1st Anniv by Rick & Sherry, his mom & dad

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 13, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1922
Loose             508
Credit             125
Total             2555

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 81% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $153.02)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

St. Raphael the Archangel Parish  presents
The Pastor’s Class for Spring 2007
Fanning the Fire Within
Exploring Spiritualities

With Father Jerome Day, O.S.B., pastor and guests

The Spirit of St. Benedict  May 29th
Rt. Rev. Matthew Leavy, OSB, Abbot, St. Anselm
The Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi  June 5th
Rev.John Bavaro, OFM, Pastor, Blessed Sacrament
The Spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola  June 12th
Rev. Arthur Pare, SL, in residence, St. Joseph Parish, Salem
The Spirit of St. Dominic  June 19th
Rev Michael McCormack, OP, Campus Ministry, Dartmouth
All classes are at St. Raphael Parish Hall on Ferry St.  from 7 to 8:30 PM.

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
7th  Sunday of Easter  
(Jesus gives us special gifts)
Acts of the Apostles 7:55-60 (I can see the heavens thrown open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.)
Rev.22: 12-17(Come, Lord Jesus!)
John 17: 20-26 (Father, may they be one in us!)

Question for Adults: Jesus invites us to be one with God.  Name a moment when you were one with God this past week.)  Many people have difficulty understanding exactly what it means to be one with God.  Perhaps a good way to better understand this concept is to reflect on the meaning of being one with someone we love.  This may be our spouse or a close friend, a sibling or a child.  When do we experience this oneness?  How is it manifested?   Our relationship with God often if not always follows our human experience.  How then have you experienced oneness with God.  Perhaps it was when you showed your love to someone who needed it.  Take some time to reflect on this during the week.     

Question for the Teens:  Jesus prayed for his disciples, that others might believe in him through their words.  How are you spreading your belief in Jesus through your words and actions?  Do others know who Jesus is by knowing you?  Sometime we take this idea too literally.  We walk away thinking that we are being asked to preach to others about Jesus.  In reality what you are being asked to do is to act on your beliefs.  For example, if you believe that being Christian means loving others but you are selective about the people you choose to be loving to, what does that say about Christians?  The same goes for being forgiving, accepting, peace makers, etc.  So, how are you spreading the Good News in your life?

Question for Children?     Jesus tells us He is always with us.  Name a time this past week when you knew that God was with you in a special way?  Perhaps you could begin by having a discussion with your child about what it feels like to have God with them?  You might want to compare it to yourself and how they “feel” you with them during the day.  Then you can move on to being with them in a special way. 

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

Summer Special for All Women

    The Women’s Biblical Ministry of Ste. Marie Church welcomes all Women to a Two-Part Series presented by Cheryl A. Geary.  Her reflections entitled:     Understanding the
21st Century Christian Woman and Celebrating Today’s Authentic Christian Woman 
will be drawing from both ancient and contemporary sources.  She will explore the profound nature, character, and practical life of Christian women in the modern world.  Cheryl will include Edith Stein’s “Essays on Woman” Pope John Paul II’s writings expressly to women, and the recent publication “The Authentic Catholic Woman” by Genevieve Kineke. 
    Come and share with us as we grow in our knowledge of what it means to be a Christian Woman and celebrate the process of becoming all that we are meant to be.
Part I – June 16th  and Part II on June 23rd.
Both will be held at Ste. Marie Chruch School Building on 281 Cartier St., Manchester, NH from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Attendance is free of charge.

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

27th Annual Scout Retreat
    All Boy Scouts Girl Scouts in grades 5 – 12, and adult leaders, are invited to the 27th Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat Fri. Sept. 14 – Sun. Sept. 16, 2007 at Camp Fatima in Gilmanton Iron Works NH!  $8-scouts/$5-adults.  This is an active weekend, involving the scouts in a number of fun, interesting, challenging, though provoking and faith filled activities.  It includes a climbing wall, high ropes, capture the flag, and dance.  For info or to register, go to:  www.geocities.com/dmccs/, or send an e-mail: FrRay3@gmail.com or call:  669-3100 x173.  Sonsored by Fr. Ray Ball & the Diocesan Catholic Scouting Committee.

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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