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Sunday of Lent
Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, February 16
6:00 PM For Eleanor Ahearn By
husband George Ahearn
Sunday, February 17
9:30 AM For the Parishioners of
6:00 PM For the Parishioners of
Sunday, February 24
9:30 AM For Intention of the Celebrant
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
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!
____ I want to support our parish on a regular basis. Please
add me to the envelope list.
Town ________________,NH Zip ________
on Parish Income
of February 10, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Total to Date $10,590.00
Last weekend envelope users contributed 78% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $132.12)
Thank You so much for your Generosity.
There are presently many parishioners who have taken
the habit of backing into their parking spaces on Sunday morning.
Although we understand the reason for this practice, i.e., it is
much easier and faster to leave after the Mass, we must ask you to
refrain from such as practice from now on. After some
deliberation we must ask you to understand that there are several
important factors involved.
1. It is clearly only a matter of time
before there is an accident. Attempting to back up when the
parking lot is filling up is dangerous.
2. Not only does our backing
up affect the cars in the parking lot but it causes a pile up or bottle
neck out in the street because the cars are being held up while someone
if desperately trying to back up without hitting another car.
This is also a very dangerous situation.
We ask your understanding and consideration in this
matter. Please understand that we are simply concerned with
everyone’s safety. We realize that it may take you a few more
moments to get out of the parking lot but in the long run everyone will
be the safer for it.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Respectfully yours in Christ,
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
Name on Card___________________________________
Please Check: ______MasterCard ______Visa
______Debit MasterCard _____Debit Visa
How often do you want this transaction to occur?
____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly
Question of the Week
|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
begin on September
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 Mar. 9th. All Confirmation candidates
are expected to attend all sessions.
2nd Sunday of Lent
(Called to be Holy)
Genesis 12:1-4 (The Call of Abraham )
1 Timothy:1:8-10 (Grace Bestowed in Jesus Christ)
Matthew 17:1-9 (The Transfiguration)
When did I face a truth about myself which was surprising or difficult
to claim? How has that experience influenced my life? This
experience is one that we do not necessarily enjoy but it is one that
almost all of us has had at some point in time. How did we
benefit from this perhaps painful truth? Did we take advantage of
it to grow in ways we would never have had the opportunity to do? Or,
did we do everything in our power to avoid the truth? Did
it change you? In what ways are you a better person because of
for Children? How can I celebrate the fact that every talent and ability I have is a gift from God?
Help your child to make a list of their talents
and abilities. Then have them think of how their life would be
different if they did not have this gift. Help your child to
think of ways to celebrate these gifts.
|Why do we say we are Sorry?
It is traditional for Catholics to think of going to
Confession to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation during
Lent. We even schedule the time for 1st Reconciliations for young
children during this season. But why do we say we are sorry?
Unfortunately, many people think they must say they
are sorry because they feel guilty and fear that God will punish them
if they don admit their guilt. This is not the reason for Sorrow.
The real reason why we say we are sorry to God or to
members of our family and friends is because we love them and we want
our loving relationship to be strong and healthy. Saying we are
sorry should not be a negative. Rather it shows that we are sensitive
and alert to our power of inflicting pain or, in God’s case, of being
indifferent or callous.
Think of it this way. Saying I’m sorry to
someone we have hurt is the same as saying I Love You and I don’t want
anything to come between us.
Connie L. Lofgren Continuing Education Scholarship. .
given annually to a Candia woman who has returned to a post-secondary
school after a three-year or more absence from an educational
institution. This scholarship in the amount of $500.00 (paid
directly to the college or school) is given in memory of Connie L.
Lofgren, a long time member of the GFWC Candia Community Woman’s
Club. Continuing with the process of learning, changing, and
growing had bee an important part of Ms. Lofgren’s life as well as on
and growing had been an important part of Ms. Lofgren’s life as well as
ongoing commitment of the GFWC Candia Community Woman’s Club
Deadline for applicants is March 31, 2008.
All Night Eucharistic Vigil for Vocations. .
are welcome to attend an All Night Eucharistic Vigil for Vocations,
March 7-8, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Seton, Bedford, NH. The Vigil
begins with Mass at 8:00 pm and ends with Mass at 6:00 am, followed by
a complimentary breakfast. Devotions and refreshments are held
through the night. Come for the night or an hour; it is the
perfect opportunity for some quiet time with the Lord in the season of
Lent and all for our bishops, priests and seminarians.
News for Care Givers. . .
St. Luke the
Evangelist Parish in Plaistow, NH will be hosting a talk on end of life
issues such as living wills, nutrition and hydration, ordinary vs.
extraordinary care at the end of life and much more, in light of the
teaching of the Catholic Church. The speaker will be Father Tad
Pacholczyk from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in
Philadelphia. The discussion will take place at the parish on 8
Atkinson, Depot Rd. in Plaistow from 7 pm – 9 pm on April 2,
2008. Please mail in a registration form to the parish with a
check of $15.00 per person. For more info please contact the parish
office at 382-8324.
An Evening of One-Act Plays
Holy Family Academy proudly presents “An Evening of
One-Act Plays” Friday, Feb. 15th and Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at 7:30 pm
at the Franco-American Centre, 52 Concord Street, Manchester, NH.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for students and Senior
Citizens. Tickets are available at the door or by calling the
Academy at 644-7247.
Food Pantry for February
This month our pantry shelves are in great need of
toilet articles such as soap, tooth paste and shampoo. We could
also use dessert mixes such as Brownies, cakes and
cookies. Thank you very much for all you do for
those less fortunate
Would you like to
participate in our upcoming Confirmation service by singing? St.
Peter Church Choir cordially invites any St. Paul adult parishioner to
come for two rehearsals for the joint, St. Paul and St. Peter
Confirmation Celebration on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 3 PM at St.
Peter’s. Come join us from 7 to 8:30pm at the back of the church
(please park in back of the church and use the back entrance.) For more
information, please contact Kathy Dallaire at 483-8467.
Stepping Stones Through Grief
Stepping Stones is a bereavement program for children and teens – along
with an adult parent or guardian who have experienced the death of a
family member or friend. The program is designed to help
facilitate healing by helping participants to understand and express
their feelings of grief. In our program we provide a safe passage
through the Stepping Stones of grief.
Stepping Stones works with children and teens ages 5 – 18 in age
appropriate groups, meeting once a week for eight weeks. Each group is
facilitated by VNA Hospice Staff and trained Hospice volunteers.
Recreational activities and various art forms are used to facilitate
the grieving/coping process. The subject is serious but the kids
have fun and supportive friendships are developed.
Dates: Monday, March 3, through Monday, April
Time: 6-7 PM at Hillside Middle School in
There is no fee for attending, but pre-registration is
required. For information call Gary Andy at 663,4005.
Look at Upcoming Events
NAOMI Discernment Retreat,
Consecrated Religious profess the vows of Poverty, Chastity, and
Obedience. If you are a woman between the ages of 16 and 45 who
is considering religious life, come and explore with us what these vows
mean and why they tie us to God is such a special way. Register
with Jude Christopher, Office of Vocation, 603-669-3100 ext. 153 or
CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Please remember the following
people and intentions in your daily prayers:
Our sick parishioners and
Please pray for the
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
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.