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March 30, 2008
2nd Sunday of Easter  Alleluia
Jesus is Risen – He is Truly Risen

Weekend Mass Intentions
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
Saturday, April 5
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  April 6
    9:30 AM  For Leon Langille by Normand & Jeannine 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 ______________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of March 23, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2075
Loose             808
Credit             340
Total             3223

    Special Collection
Total to Date $10,665.00

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 74% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $193.38)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Notice for All Participants of Generations of Faith:  Our last session on April 13th will be held at St. Peter Parish together with the parishioners of St. Peter.  As we did last year, we would like to end the session with a Pot Luck Supper.  This event ended our year of faith formation in a very wholesome manner.  If you are able, please consider joining us for this supper together.  If you think you can bring something for the supper, please contact the following by email.  laurajeannh@comcast.net  or rjglosner@comcast.net  Simply tell them what you are planning on bringing.  If you prefer, you can contact them first in order to ask them what is most needed.  You can bring a salad, a dessert, or a casserole of some sort. 

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___________________________________
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 – 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
2nd Sunday of Easter   
(The Community of Believers)
Reading 1:
Acts 2:42-47 (Awe Came Upon Everyone)
Reading 2:
Peter: 1:3-9 (Hope Through the Resurrection)
John 20: 19-31 (Peace Be With You)

Question for Adults:  When I experience doubts, what helps me strengthen my faith? The experience of doubt in our faith is a very common experience.  Believing in a God that is no “visible” is difficult enough but when things get hard and life presents us with overwhelming circumstances, we cannot help but question our faith.  In times such as these we need help to strengthen our weak faith.  Prayer plays a very important role in our faith life. When we see ourselves buckling we must not forget to turn to God in prayer.  Another tool that can often help us is a spiritual guide.  We should all have a person to whom we can turn for help in the face of doubt.  What other means do you have in these situations?  Take some time to reflect on this this week. 

Question for Children?  How can my faith in Jesus be of help to others?   Children have a very innocent way of sharing their faith without knowing it.   This is not the question however.  Perhaps you might want to sit down with your child and discuss ways by which they can be good to others simply because they love Jesus.  There will inevitably be times when others will notice these acts and it will help the others to grow in their own faith. 

What is the purpose of Church Music?
    For centuries the church has had its own special kind of music.  One type of music which dates back to the 6th century is known as Gregorian Chant.  It was used by monks during their prayer time.  It could easily be sung without accompaniment and was suitable to the singing of the psalms which was a daily ritual for the monks.  During the Middle Ages and the Baroque and Classical eras there was much music that was composed by the great classical musicians.  Today, much of this has been lost.  Church music today seems to focus of hymn singing accompanied by the organ or other instruments.  All of Church music, however, has one purpose, to inspire, lift the soul and lead us to prayer.  Surprisingly for many, its purpose has never been to entertain. 

Community News 

Spring Fun Fest . . .St. Anthony Fund Raiser. Our school’s biggest event replacing the Silent/Live Auction is coming in April.  Penny Sale, Raffles, Concession Stand and Bake Sale.  We will have a Family Past evening.  We also plan on having games for children and games of chance.  There will also be a Family Pasta Dinner on Saturday evening.  Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.  This Fund Raiser will take place on Saturday, April 5th from 12pm-8pm – Sunday, April 6th ending at 2 pm.  Please take time out from your busy schedules to have some fun, eat some great food and win some terrific prizes.

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, Macaroni & Cheese,  and Cereal.  We can also use Instant Dry Milk. Thank you very much for all you do for those less fortunate.

A Look at Upcoming Events

An Evening with Paul Bordeleau
    Join us for an evening with composer, entertainer and pianist extraordinaire, Paul Bordeleau and his special guest Lisa Jeck, Soprano
On Sautrday, April 12th 2008 at 7:00 p.m.  at St Laurence Parish, 51 Main Street in Goffstown, NH.
Advance tickets are $15.00 while tickets bought at the door are $20.00.
    Bordeleau’s repertoire ranges from classical pieces to elegant rags and romantic period pieces to American music from the 20’s, 30’s and the great musicals of Broadway’s “golden age”. Mr. Bordeleau has composed many works including “Sesquicentennial Suite” for symphony ordhestera for the City of Manchester, NH in 1996 and “Bedford Odyessey for the 250th Anniversary of the Town of Bedford, NH in 2000.  He has performed in 11 countries and 37 states accompanied such stars as Dusty Owens and Roy Acuff and performed for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. bush and Gerald Ford.
    To order tickets, please call 497-2651.

Journey to the Holy Land

    Join the pastor of All Saints Parish in Charlestown, No. Walpole, and Walpole, on a journey to the Holy Land, Dec. 3-12, 2008.  We will visit the Holy Sites walking in the footsteps of Jesus and experience life-changing events. Cost is $2699 per person from the Manchester airport.  For more info contact Lew and Rita Goody at 1-800-332-4659.

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.


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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