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March 23, 2008
Easter Sunday – Alleluia
Jesus is Risen – He is Truly Risen

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, March 22  Easter Vigil
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  March 23
   
8:00 AM Intention of the Celebrant
    9:30 AM  Intention of the Celebrant
Saturday, March 29
 
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  March 30
    9:30 AM  For Leon Langille by Barbara Langille & John & Joanne Fraser

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 March 16, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1436
Loose             435
Credit             340
Total             2211

    Special Collection
Total to Date $10,665.00

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 80% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $132.60)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


Alleluia

Notice for Confirmation Candidates      

    There will be a rehearsal for all Confirmation candidates on Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 12 noon, immediately following the 11:00 am Mass.  The rehearsal will take place at St. Peter Church in Auburn.  All candidates must be present and must be accompanied by their sponsor.  If the sponsor is unable to attend then a parent or adult must come in their stead.  If we are able to begin promptly at noon time, the rehearsal should take no longer than a half hour.  See you on the 30th.

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 April 13th.  All Confirmation candidates are expected to attend all sessions.
                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
Easter Sunday   
Theme: (
The Resurrection of the Lord)
Reading1:
Acts 10:34, 37-43(Witnesses of Christ)
Reading 2:
Colossians: 3:1-4 (Seek What Is Above)
Gospel:
John 20: 1-9 (Risen from the Dead)

Question for Adults:  What can I point to in my own behavior as a sign of the power of Christ’s resurrection working in my life?  The one factor we must focus on in attempting to respond to this question is whether or not we understand and truly believe that Jesus is truly alive in our lives.  If the answer is negative then our behavior will not act on its own.  The fact that Jesus rose from the dead tells us that God has the power to give us a New Life.  How has this been played out in our lives? 

Question for Children?  What is one good deed that I can do for someone this week to show that I am a child of the light?
    Easter is truly a feast of Light. 
Once Jesus conquered the darkness of sin we were given a second chance to see again.  For children, seeing anew is a concept that might be a little difficult because their life’s experience has been so limited.  If suffices to have them understand that changing our way of behaving from being selfish and self centered to being thoughtful and kind is what really counts as a follower of Jesus.  

Jesus is Risen

Community News 

Connie L. Lofgren Continuing Education Scholarship. . .is 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.

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.

Food Pantry for March
This month our pantry shelves are in  need of  Tuna, Vegetables such as carrots, spinach and mixed veg. (please not peas or green beans.)  We can also use Instant Dry Milk and Crackers of any kind.   Thank you very much for all you do for those less fortunate.

A Look at Upcoming Events

Picking Up the Pieces & Rebuilding My Life . . . 
will be held on Saturday, March 29th from 8:30 – 4:00 pm at St. Joseph Church Hall located at 96 Main St. in Belmont, NH.  Early Registration is $20.00.  After March 22, it will be $25.00.  This includes lunch.  Scholarships are available if assistance is needed.  The speakers will include Tom Power: “Transforming Divorce into a Growth Experience”
Lynn Durham, RN: “Dancing Gracefully through Life”
Rev. John Davies: “Loss & Recovery
Wendy McGrath: “Understanding the Annulment
                   Process”
Leo Sandy:  “Keep Moving Forward”
For more information call 267-8174.

Trinity High School Yard Sale
    The annual Trinity High School Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 7:00am-12:00pm.  Donations of items to be sold will be accepted on Friday, March 28 from 7:00am-5:30pm.  Baby clothing and baby furniture, DVDs, CDs, household goods, small pieces of furniture, books and all kinds of odds and ends are welcome donations.  We do ask that no adult clothes be brought in as space for clothing is limited. Students will be available to help carry in heavy items

Pilgrimage to Italy
    Fr. Marc Montminy, pastor of Ste. Marie and Sacred Heart Parishes in Manchester, NH is leading a pilgrimage to Italy on November 5-13, 2008.  The cost is $2599.00 per person from Boston. For a brochure please call Rita or Lew Goody at 1-800-322-4659.

Institute for Catholic Thought And Culture invites you to a Spring Lecture Series St. John of the Cross: Doctor of the Church.  The series dates are April 5, 12, and 26. All lectures will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Saturday Evenings at Ste. Marie Church, Manchester, NH in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs.  Admission is Free
For additional information, please call Barbara Smith at 424-9640.

The 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City June 19-22, 2008.
    Come join the diocesan Pilgrimage to Quebec City.  The weekend includes a three night stay at the 5 star Loews Le Concorde Quebec Hotel as well as a tour at Saint Anne de Beaupre Shrine and or course, bus transportation to and from Quebec and the Congress events.
    Double Room $575.00 per person.
    Triple Room  $475.00 per person. 
Space is on a first come first serve basis.  A $300.00 non-refundable deposit with registration form is required by no later than April 2, 2008.  For registration forms and more information, contact Karen Poza 606-7824 or khpoza@comcast.net. The Rev. Marc Montminy and Rev. Jason Jalbert are the diocesan Eucharistic Congress coordinators.

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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