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August 12, 2007
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Sunday,  August 12
    9:30 AM  For Aliette Beliveau by Arthur Perry
Sunday,  August 19
    9:30 AM  For Barry Edelman by Maria Marinello

    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 ______________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of July 29, 2007

St. Paul, Candia

Envelopes   $1309
Loose             270
Credit             125
Total             1704

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 85% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $102.24)

     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___________________________________
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  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
19th  Sunday of Ordinary Time  
(Do not live in fear.  Live, and be ready!)
Reading 1:
Wisdom 18: 6-9 (You always protect us)
Reading 2:
Hebrews 11: 1-2, 8-19 (In faith we believe
           what we do not see.)
Luke 12: 32- 48 We must be ready for God to
           act in our lives at any time!?

Question for Adults: On a daily basis, what are some ways to keep yourself “ready for God to act?”  How do you pay attention to God’s often-less-than-obvious actions?  Because this reading refers to the issue of death and dying, we often tend to push it away and place it on the back burner telling ourselves that we have plenty of time to worry about these things.  The truth of the matter is that we never know when our time will come.  Without becoming obsessed with the issue, it would serve us all very well to spend some time reflecting on how we actually live our lives.  Are we pushing the envelop hoping that we are “different” from all others?  Or are we realistic in admitting that we need to pay closer attention to God in our lives? 

Question for the Teens:  If Jesus were to knock on your door today and give you a report card on your life as His disciple, what grade would you get?  Where would be your areas for improvement?
    This question assumes that getting a good grade as one of Jesus’ disciples is important to you.  If the matter is of no concern, then you must begin by asking yourself why?  What is going on in your life that leaves you indifferent to you Christian life?
    If you do care, then you can proceed to think about the ideas that were mentioned in the above question.  Some areas you may concentrate on are:  Your Prayer life including the worship of God at weekend liturgies,  your acceptance of all people regardless of their race, social standing , popularity, etc.  your attitude about service both in and out of your home,  your willingness to do the right thing even when no one is around.  

Question for Children?  Jesus tells us to always be ready to hear him.  What are some ways that he speaks to us? 
    Parents, help you children to understand how God speaks to them at home, at school, at play.

Community News 

Respect Life Challenge-Blood Drive
2nd Annual Bloody Battle
A Respect Life Bloody Battle Challenge in October of 2006 between St. Pius and St. Catherine at the Red Cross Center in Manchester net 93 pints of blood.  This competition between the two parishes was a FUN and very SUCCESSFUL Respect Life Event.  This October, St. Pius and St. Catherine Parishes would like to invite all Parishes of the Amoskeag Deanery to compete in the Respect Life Bloody Battle Challenge.  We think this is an excellent Respect Life Event to celebrate October as Respect Life Month.
    We hope that every parish in the Deanery will accept the challenge to pump iron and bring their arms on October 20 and 22nd to the Respect Life Bloody Battle Challenge.
    Save the Dates to Support Life!

  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.
<>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.

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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