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July 15, 2007
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Sunday,  July 15
    9:30 AM  For Leon Therrien by Therese Therrien
Sunday,  July 22
    9:30 AM  For Aliette Beliveau by Diane Moquin

    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 July 1, 2007

St. Paul, Candia

Envelopes   $1068
Loose             280
Credit             125
Total             1473

  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.

Catholic Charities Update
The Catholic Charities annual appeal is well under way.  Since the end of April we, as a parish, have donated a total of $8,385.00 including cash and pledges.  Many of you have been very generous with your donations.  The more needy of the diocese will benefit from your generosity. 
    If you have not yet made a contribution please consider making one at this time.  We will be accepting contributions for some time yet.  This year, our goal as a parish is $15,000. 00.  We have always been able to meet our goal in the past.  There is no reason why we would not be able to do so again this year.  Again, thank you very much for your generosity to the more needy.


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  The children in grades K – 3 attend classes during the weekend liturgies.  We use a Lectionary Catechesis which is based on the Gospel of the week.  Kindergarten students are not obliged to attend regularly.  However, beginning with grade l, students must attend classes on a weekly basis as the program for 1st Communion is a two year program.  It is vital that students continue with their Christian Formation even after their 1st Communion.

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
15th Sunday of Ordinary Time  
Theme:
(Go and do the same!)
Reading 1:
Deuteronomy 30: 10-14 ( Let the instruction of the Lord God be near you.)
Reading 2:
Colossians 1: 15-20 (In God all things were created.
Gospel:
Luke 10: 25-37 (Who is my neighbor?)

Question for Adults:  Jesus tells us today to love God, our neighbor and our self. How will you love God this week? 
  How will you love your neighbor this week?  How will you love yourself this week?)     Perhaps what you would want to do before answering this question is to take a few minutes to think about the following:  Which of these three categories is most difficult for you?  They all have some degree of ease and some degree of difficulty but we are all different and we are all at different points in our lives.  For example, is there something about yourself that you find difficult to accept and to love?  How could you come to terms with this particular issue?  Or, perhaps there is a family member with whom you having some greater difficulty.  How could you use this week to heal this situation /relationship?

Question for the Teens: (The Samaritan reached out to a stranger and helped him.  Who are the strangers who you could reach out and help in the coming week?  How will you respond to the invitation to do so?)  Reaching out to strangers can often be quite simple.  However, sometimes it becomes more complicated.  Perhaps the person is being shunned by others or perhaps they “look” as though you should not like them.  There are many people who need our consideration, especially the elderly and the young children.  Do you have the time to give them some of the love they need?  Think about it.  

Question for Children?  Jesus tells us to love today.  Name, when you loved God this past week, then your family and/or neighbor, and finally when did you love yourself? Was it more difficult that you thought?    Young children may have some difficulty understanding the notion of loving themselves.  You might want to work with them on this.  You might want to focus on the idea of having them accept themselves, e.g. their looks, their intelligence, their athletic ability, etc. 

Community News 

Are You Seeking Employment? 
The diocesan central administration office is in need of a full-time (40 hours/week) administrative assistant to support the Chancellor.  Responsibilities include calendar management, answering phones, drafting, preparing, and mailing correspondence, filing and copying, recording and preparing meeting minutes, and coordinating appointments.  The ideal candidate must be experienced (at least 5 yours), professional, organized, and able to multi-task and have excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills.  Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to chagen@rcbm.org or mail your materials to: Diocese of Manchester, Office of Human Resources, Box 310, Manchester, NH  03105-310

Our Food Pantry is Bare. . . Our food pantry is presently pretty bare.  We would appreciate just about anything except peas and string beans and pasta.  We have plenty of that.  Please consider bring a donation next time you come.  If you would rather give a monetary contribution, that is fine.  I will be glad to supply what we need the most.  Thanks so much.

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.


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: 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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