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Mar. 25, 2007
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Feb. 25, 2007
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Jan. 28, 2007
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Dec. 31, 2006
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Dec. 25, 2005
Dec. 18, 2005
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Nov. 27, 2005
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Nov. 13, 2005
Nov. 6, 2005
Oct. 30, 2005
Oct. 23, 2005
Oct. 16, 2005
Oct. 9, 2005
Oct. 2, 2005
Sept. 25, 2005
Sept. 18, 2005
Sept. 11, 2005
Sept. 4, 2005
Aug 28, 2005
Aug. 21, 2005
Aug. 14, 2005
Aug. 7, 2005
July 31, 2005
July 24, 2005
July 17, 2005
July 10, 2005
July 3, 2005
June 26, 2005
June 19, 2005
June 12, 2005
June 5, 2005
May 29, 2005
May 22, 2005
May15, 2005
May 8, 2005
May 1, 2005
April 24, 2005
April 17, 2005
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April 3, 2005
March 27, 2005
March 20, 2005
March 13, 2005
March 6, 2005
Feb. 27, 2005
Feb 20, 2005
Feb. 13, 2005
Feb. 6, 2005


January 6, 2008
Feast of the Epiphany

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, January 5
 
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  January 6
    9:30 AM  For Leon Walter Langille by Richard & Madeleine Bilodeau
Saturday,
January 12
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  January 13
    9:30 AM  For Leon Walter Langille by Diane Moquin

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 December 23, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 2202
Loose             171
Credit              90
Total             2463

Christmas Eve/Day    $2426.00

    Special Collection    $3335.00

Weekend of December 30, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 2333
Loose             475
Credit              340
Total             3148

Holy Day/ Christmas     $210.00
    Special Collection     $630.00


  Last weekend envelope users contributed 85% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $366.68)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


First Reconciliation
    There will be a meeting for all parents who have a child preparing for their 1st Reconciliation in the Spring. Children who are in their second year of preparation for 1st Communion, whether in the 2nd or 3rd grade or older, are going to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Communion.  The meeting for Reconciliation is scheduled for Thursday, January 17th at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held in the church and will last approximately 1 hour.  


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 – 10 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. This year’s program will begin on September 15, 2007

Grades 4 – 10 +   This year’s program for the Generations of Faith begins on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 4:00 pm.  This program is designed for both parents and children.  Parents are asked to attend the sessions as they have the opportunity to refresh their memory on important matters of the faith .  Please join us on one Sunday per month. Next Month's session is on Jan. 13.  All Confirmation candidates are expected to attend all sessions.
                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
Feast of the Epiphany  
Theme:
(Adoration of the Lord)
Reading 1:
Isaiah 60:1-6 (Rise up in Splendor )
Reading 2:
Ephesians 3:2-6 (Gentiles Are Coheirs)
Gospel:
Matthew 2:1-12,  (Magi from the East)

Question for Adults:   When and where can I take time in prayer to adore God in his beauty?
This question comes at the perfect time of the year.  Not only is it related to the adoration of the Magi but it comes on the heels of the New Year.  What a wonderful time to reflect on our prayer life.  First of all, do we pray?  Or, do we excuse ourselves because we are too busy.  Secondly, what is our attitude toward prayer?  Is this something we consider solely a Sunday obligation? 
    Before we can answer the question above, we need to reflect on our attitude toward creation.  It is so easy to pray when we look around at God’s beautiful creation.  Perhaps we can take some time this week to reflect on this beauty.  Does it inspire us to adore God?  If not, what is preventing us from doing so?

Question for Children?  What do I see that is beautiful that helps me think of God? The winter months are filled with God’s beauty and splendor.  Take some time to sit with your child and notice, together, the beauty that is made manifest in nature.  There may be other aspects of beauty that are available to you as well.  Perhaps there are some beautiful things in your home that you can appreciate.  Simple things such as a beautiful color or a painting etc.  Try to lead your child to the idea that beauty comes from God.  This is the beginning of real prayer.

         
Community News 

Catholic Charities Update: The Catholic Charities Appeal for the year 2007 is nearly ended.  As of the end of November, our parish has donated $11,165.00.  Your generous contributions will be greatly appreciated.   The NH branch of Catholic charities is dedicated to doing Christ’s work through the state.  At a time when we are all thankful for the blessings of the year, many of our friends and neighbors are turning to NHCC for help. Thank you so very to all who have made this appeal a successful one

Thank You. . . to all who participated in our annual Giving Tree.  As always, your generosity was outstanding. There are many people who will be happier this Christmas thanks to your contributions.  May you be blessed with God’s own generosity throughout this coming year.  May you all have a very blessed Christmas.

Food Pantry for January
  This month our pantry shelves are in great need of Pasta, Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Sauce, Soups both canned and packaged such as Ramen noodles.  We also always need canned Pasta such as Spaghetti and meatballs & Ravioli,
The winter months will be difficult for many people so your generosity will be very much appreciated.  Thank you very much for all you do for those less fortunate

Prayer Line. . .  One of the less mentioned ministries in a parish is the Prayer Line.   The Coordinators of the St. Peter Prayer Line are inviting the parishioners of St. Paul Parish to join them in this ministry.  When the coordinators receive a call asking for prayers, they in turn contact the members of the Prayer Line and that particular person is lifted up in prayer by all the members for a period of six weeks.  This ministry obviously does not require meetings or dues or leaving the home.  It not only affords prayer for those in need, it also rewards the members of the Prayer ling who experience the fact that prayers of intercessions for the People of God is also beneficial  to the person who offers the prayer to God.  You can become a member of this humble yet effective ministry by praying daily for those who are in need of physical, spiritual mental and emotional healing.  Those of you who are interested in this ministry can call Cathy at 483-2581 or Connie at 627-2297 or crichard5@peoplepc.com.

2008 Liturgical Calendars
    The annual liturgical calendars that are given to the parish by the Maiden-Petrin Funeral Home can be found in the entrances of the church.  Please take one for your homes.  This calendar provides us with all the information we need the church seasons such as Christmas, Lent and Easter.  It is also a valuable teaching tool for your children, providing the colors of the seasons as well as all the saints of the yearly calendar

A Look at Upcoming Events

Summer Camp Registration:  Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls, in the lakes region of NH, are taking registrations for their summer sessions.  Some sessions fill up quickly so don’t wait.  For more information please contact Michael Drumm at the camp office at 603-364-5851, PO Box 206, Gilmanton Irion Works, NH 93837,  mdrumm@diocamps.org.  Or you can visit our website at www.diocamps.org
                                      
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, Frank and Greg Huard, 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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