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June 3, 2007
Trinity Sunday

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, June 2
    6:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  June 3
    9:30 AM  For Julie Boisvert by Richard & Madeleine Bilodeau
Saturday, June 9
   6:00 PM  For Mrs. Lucie Raby by Normand& Jeannine Fraser
Sunday,  June 10
    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 27, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1240
Loose             440
Credit             125
Total             1805

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 76% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $108.3)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Summer Mass Schedule
    After serious discussion at our last Pastoral Council Meeting, it was determined that the 6 PM Mass will be eliminated during the Summer time.  The attendance is extremely low and it is anticipated that it will be even lower during the summer months.  (Attendance at the 6:00 pm Mass on Saturday, May 26th was 21 including all children and adults.) Therefore, the last 6 PM Mass on Saturday will be Saturday, June16, 2007.  The Mass will resume after Labor Day. 
    Please remember that your weekly offering will be returned to St. Paul’s if you attend St. Peter Parish and use envelops.  Simply dropping loose cash into the basket in another parish is impossible to track.
    The summer schedule at St. Peter Parish is as follows:
    Saturday afternoon – 4:00 PM
    Sunday morning      - 8:00 AM
                                  -11:00 AM

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
Feast of the Most Holy Trinity  
( God is Love)
Reading 1: 
Proverbs 8:22-31 It seemed right to the Holy Spirit and us not to burden you beyond what is essential)
Reading 2:
Romans 5:1-5 (To God through Jesus Christ in the love which is poured out through the Spirit!)
John 16: 12-15 (The Father and I are one and the Holy Spirit will receive what I give and tell you about it.)

Question for Adults: Today we celebrate the relationship of love among the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  When, this coming week, will you create time to listen to and experience God’s love for you?   Having to create time to love others may sound unnatural but in this hectic world it is the reality of life.  Stop for a few minutes each day, perhaps in the morning before you begin your hectic schedule, and tell God that you want to listen first of all to Him in order to experience his love for you.  If you can do this you will also be able to hear others telling you the same.

Question for the Teens:  Love is not as easy to practice as it is to feel.  Who are the people in your life that you feel a need to reconcile with because you love them but simply being human has made it difficult for you to practice love?  First of all, loving others as God loves us is not synonymous to being in love.  The later refers to erotic love.  This is not the point at hand this Sunday.  Secondly, loving others does not necessarily have to be connected to ‘feeling’ something.  It simply means that we want the happiness of the other person and we are willing to sacrifice ourselves to help this come to fruition.  Are there any people in your life that you are having problems ‘loving’ lately?  What is causing the problem?  What is standing in the way of loving?

Question for Children?         God fills us with love.  How, this week, will you show your family – your mom, dad, brothers, sisters, grandparents, cousins – that you love them as God loves them?  Help your child to think of a variety of ways to show their love to different people in their family.  Stress the notion of sincerity with your child.  Also, stress that God does not hold back simply because someone hurt him.  This last point might need a little discussion.

Community News 

Notre Dame College Alumni Reunion
. . .The Notre Dame College Association of Alumni and Friends will hold its fifth annual reunion on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at St. George’s Manor, Island Pond Road in Manchester.  All alumni and friends are invited to attend this year’s reunion.  The Association was formed following the closure of the College in 2002.  While the College doors have closed, the Notre Dame Family is thriving and growing.  The Association maintains its affiliation with the Congregation of Sisters of Holy Cross.  Our mission is to provide continuing communication with and activities for its members, and to promote opportunities for community service as nurtured at NDC.  Alumni and other interested persons are invited to visit our website at www.ndcalumniandfriends.com. The home page contains information regarding the reunion and membership opportunities, as well as the ability to register online.  In addition, interested alums may email the organization at info@ndcalumniandfriends.com, and persons who do not have internet access may call Claire Bourque at 603-623-7718.

Please Pray. . .
for the defeat of House Bill 184.  Call your state senator immediately and ask them to vote against the Repeal of parental notification.  This bill seeks to overturn parental notification, which requires a parent be notified 48 hours before a minor child has an abortion.  Although this law was never enforced because of a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood, please tell your senator you want the state to protect parental rights.  Studies show that minor abortions go down 16% when parental involvement laws are in place.
Candia – Ted Gatsas 668-1233
Raymond & Deerfield - Jack Barnes 895-9352.  If you can, come to the public hearing in Concord on Tuesday, May 29 at 1:30 in the Legislative Office Bldg Rm. 305-307.

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

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. 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.

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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