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August 5, 2007
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Sunday,  August 5
    9:30 AM  William Luquette by wife  5th Anniv.
Sunday,  August 12
    9:30 AM  For Aliette Beliveau by Arthur Perry

    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 29, 2007

St. Paul, Candia

Envelopes   $1454
Loose             309
Credit             125
Total             1888

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 84% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $113.28)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


We Need Your Help
    No doubt you have read in the bulletin, over the past two weeks, that we are not going to expand but rather give our church  a good face-life.  Consequently, you may not be surprised to hear that we will be needing your time and talent for much of the work.
    Once we are given the green light by the diocese we will need help from parishioners in several areas.  This may include painting, installing windows, refinishing pews etc.  None of these areas are definite but they are strong possibilities.  If you have muscle and are able to rip up carpet, you may very well be appreciated.
    The time table for all of this face lift is still up in the air but please let us know if you are willing to assist in some way when the time comes.

Feast of the Assumption of the BVM
    August 15th is the day we celebrate the feast of the Assumption.  This day is a Holy Day of Obligation, which means all Catholics are urged to attend Mass either of the eve or on the day itself.
    We, at St. Paul’s, will be celebrating this feast with a Vigil Mass on August 14th at 7:00 pm
If you are unable to attend on the 14th,  St. Peter Parish will have two Masses on the 15th, one at 7:00 am and one at 6:30 pm.


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
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time  
Theme:
(Faith helps us set Godly priorities.)
Reading 1:
Ecclesiates 1: 2, 2:21-23 (What do all her/his labors profit a person?)
Reading 2:
Colossians 3: 1-5,9-11 (Seek the things that are of Christ)
Gospel:
Luke 12: 12- 21 What is really important to you?
Breaking Open the Word
Step 1:  Listen to the Word
    As you hear this reading, what words or phrases strike you?  What in this reading touches your heart?
Step 2:  Look into Your Life

Question for Adults:  What wisdom do you pull out of this reading to help you set priorities in your life?  This reading does not always settle well with the practical minded American who has been brought up to prepare for the future.  Our whole vision of success very often lies in the notion that we are able to “store up goods for our future”.  This Gospel is not putting down the notion of practical living however.  It is simply telling us that we must be careful to what lengths we are willing to go in order to accomplish our ends.  Love of neighbor must always be our priority. (For more reflection, read last week’s bulletin’s back page.)   

Question for the Teens: (It is easy to get self-centered and greedy.  What do you have in your life that is unnecessary?  In your life, what keeps you close to God?  What distracts you from your relationship with God?)
    Keeping ourselves focused on the important things in life is not always easy.  We are easily distracted by friends, entertainment, the media etc.  Sorting out the important things can become draining for us.  Sometimes we just want to throw in the towel and say: “I just don’t care anymore.”  Almost everyone feels this way at one time or other.  One easy way to keep ourselves focused is to ask ourselves a simple question every evening before going to bed.  Out of everything I did today, what will matter in the end?  This should help you to see more clearly. 

Question for Children?  ( What is the most important thing in your life?)  Young children often need some assistance to delve into this question.  Once they can identify the important areas in their lives help them to see how the less essential things compare. 

Community News 

  Homeschoolers and friends
    There will be a Mass with Bishop McCormack on September 5th, 2007 at 10:00 at St. Pius X Church, Candia Rd. In Manchester.  There will be a small reception and outing in the park following the Mass.  Please set aside this date to come and pray for and with our Bishop and our families and our upcoming school year.  Call Lisa Dennehy with questions at 648-6299.

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.

Ste. Marie Child Care Center
     Openings are available for 4 year old Preschool and Kindergarten Programs as well as Before & After School Programs for the fall of 2007.  For more information, please call 668-2356.
    Ste. Marie Child Care Center is located in the Ste. Marie complex  at 133 Wayne Street in Manchester, NH.

A Look at Upcoming Events

Bereavement Support Groups
    Rockingham VNA and Hospice will be running two 6-week bereavement support groups starting Tuesday, August 28th and concluding October 2nd.  The first is a General Group supporting those who have experienced the death of a spouse, sibling, friend etc.  The second is a Motherless Daughter Group open to any women who has experienced the death of her mother no matter how long it has been.  The general group will meet on Tuesday morning from 10:30 to noon and the Motherless Daughter group will meet Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  Both groups will meet at the Rockingham VNA and Hospice office at 137 Epping Road in Exeter, NH.
    The goal of a bereavement support group is to help individuals better understand the grief process and meet others who have also experienced the death of a loved one.  Sharing the pain can help ease some of the loneliness and feelings of isolation.  If you are interested in joning the group which is free of charge, please call Lee Maher, Bereavement Coordinator, at 772-2981 or 1-800-540-2981 to register.

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


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: 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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