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July 1, 2007
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Sunday,  July 1
    9:30 AM  For  Julie Boisvert by  Richard & Madeleine Bilodeau
Sunday,  July 8

    9:30 AM  For  Canaan Bernier  B-Day by his parents Mark & Karen

    The use of envelops by parishioners attending Mass at St. Peter’s in Auburn this summer would be very much appreciated.  If you do not have envelops, simply use a regular envelop and label it for St. Paul’s or call the office and our secretary would be happy to send you some envelops.

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 ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income
Weekend of June 24, 2007
The totals for last week’s mass were not available at the time the bulletin was printed

St. Paul, Candia

Envelopes   $
Loose            
Credit            
Total            

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

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


The RCIA Process (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. . . is a process through which adults or older children become more familiar with the truths and theological teachings of the Catholic Church.  The program was developed for persons seeking full initiation in the church whether or not they may have been baptized in another Christian denomination.  If you of someone you know thinks or feels that it is the time to take this step, or is you would simply want more information before committing yourself, please contact Lorette at 483-8481 or see her after Sunday Mass.

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___________________________________
Address________________________________________
Please Check:  ______MasterCard ______Visa
                       ______Debit MasterCard _____Debit Visa
Card Number:____________________________________
Expiration:_________________Amount:_______________
How often do you want this transaction to occur?
____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly

Signature:________________________________________
Email___________________________________________

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
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time  
Theme:
(We are all invited to “come follow.”)
Reading 1:
1 Kings 19: 16, 19-21 ( I will send toward Jerusalem peace like a river
Reading 2:
Galatians 5: 1, 13-18 (Marks I carry on my body are those of Jesus Christ.
Gospel:
Luke 9:51-62 (Your peace will rest upon   them.)

Question for Adults:  Sometimes we are like the people in the Gospel and have many excuses for why we cannot follow Jesus.  Name a time this past week that you followed Jesus even though you had many excuses?     
    Excuses are probably the easiest thing to come up with.  Some of us can be more creative than others be the bottom line is the same. We find ways to “forgive” ourselves from doing something good for others and even for ourselves.  Are we even conscious of the many times we use the escape route we know as giving excuses.  If you have difficulty coming up with an example for this week’s question it is probably because you are not completely aware of your behavior in this area of your life.  Perhaps it would be good to try to practice the concept of awareness

Question for the Teens: The people in the story had lots of reasons why they couldn’t follow Jesus.  What makes it hard to be a disciple of Jesus?  Why do you make the choice to follow Jesus even though it is hard? It is hard to believe that people haven’t changed much in 2000 years.  They had difficulty committing to something then and we are the same today. Despite the many examples we have heard of people who have given up everything for the love of God and despite the many wonderful and helpful books we have at our disposal, we still cannot seem to understand the need we have for God or the benefit we experience if we would turn our life over to God.  What is it that makes it so hard to follow Jesus?   

Question for Children?   To follow Jesus means to do what is right.  Name a time this past week when you followed Jesus by doing the right thing you were asked to do, the first time, without an excuse?  Younger children may need some help coming up with examples.  Take some time to make a list before narrowing it down.

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.

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

Camp Phoenix. . .A Weekend Camp for Grieving Families – Sept. 7 – 9
    The Phoenix, a legendary bird of Greek Mythology, was brilliantly colored and lived many hundreds of years.  Upon dying, the bird was cremated and a new Phoenix arose from the ashes making the legend one of death and renewal.
    Those of us facing the death of a loved one, find our families and ourselves on a journey that may be overwhelming and debilitating.  The hard work of grieving may drain our resources at every level.  Camp Phoenix is a healthy opportunity for individuals and families to heal by facing the challenges of their loss. 
    Camp Phoenix will be celebrated at Wanakee Conference Center in conveniently located Meredith, NH, offering the natural beauty and peace of lakes and the forest along with complete accessibility.  Several activities, including hikes, high ropes, arts and crafts and music will help people to focus on the range of emotions, feelings and issues arising from loss.
    Evenings will center on the campfire where we will remember and tell stories of our loved ones and seek to let go of some of the regrets that may still linger.  Later, the adolescents and adults will gather to gave at the stars and learn of their role through the ages in dealing with loss.
    We welcome families with children from infants through 21 years of age.  It is our belief that in having families who have experienced a loss gather together we can promote healthy ways of grieving and draw upon each other’s strengths.  The VNA Hospice program will provide this wonderful opportunity at no cost to those who attend.  Childcare will be provided.
For more info and/or a registration packet, please contact:
Gary Andy, M.Div.  at 603-663-4005,   Bereavement Coordinator
      VNA Hospice
      33 So. Commercial St.   Suite 401
      Manchester, NH  03101

Attention Music Lovers –
Drum & Bugle Corps
. . .competition featuring 8 units from New England, New York, New Jersey and Canada.  Sunday, July 15th, at Manchester Memorial High School field beginning at 5:30 pm.  Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for seniors and kids under 12.  For more info visit www.muchachos.org, call 603-361-5636 or contact parishioner Ken Vachon at 625-2831.

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.
                                          
CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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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