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April 6, 2008
3rd Sunday of Easter  Alleluia
Jesus is Risen – He is Truly Risen

Weekend Mass Intentions
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 
Saturday, April 12
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  April 13
    9:30 AM  For Leon & Alexina Therrien  by Therese Therrien

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 30, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1658
Loose             391
Credit             340
Total             2389

    Special Collection
Total to Date $10,705.00

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 83% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $127.78)
     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. 

Rice Bowl Collection:  Now that the Lenten season has passed it is time to return the Rice Bowls.  There is no real need to return the boxes themselves.  You can simply put the money you collected or saved in the envelop that came with the package.  If you do not have a Rice Bowl  envelop you can use a regular white envelop and label it as Rice Bowl.
    Thank you very much for your generosity to those less fortunate in our world.  You can be sure that Catholic Relief Services will make every penny count for their good.

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.  This will be our last session for the school year.
                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
3rd Sunday of Easter   
(Hope in the Resurrection)
Reading I:
Acts 2:14, 22-33 (God Raised Jesus)
Reading II:
1 Peter: 1:17-21 (Faith & Hope in God)
Luke 24: 13-35 (The Road to Emmaus)

Question for Adults:  When have my eyes been opened to see and understand the Gospel in a new way? Coming to the realization that the Gospel message is alive in our lives is probably one of the most important of all our experiences on our faith journey.  Only we begin to believe that the Gospel is a living part of our experience will we be open to it immense potential in of its influence in our lives.  Perhaps we have had occasions when we have come to see the Gospel message in a new and refreshing way.  Try to think back on these occasions and reflect on its dynamic nature.  If we remain attentive to the message of the Gospel this will happen more and more.

Question for Children?  What are my favorite stories about Jesus?   Children love stories.  Reading these stories to your children can be enjoyable but it can also be valuable to their growth and development in faith.  Perhaps you might want to set a particular time aside each week for reading such stories.  It only takes 15 or 20 minutes but its value is endless. If you child has a favorite story you might want to re-read this one often. 

The real meaning of the word Shalom. 
The word Shalom is a Hebrew term that means the sum of all blessings, material and spiritual, and a state of harmony with God, self, and nature that brings a person perfect happiness.  It is a happiness that radiates from within a person because of the blessings we experience from God as he has in the past and continues to bestow on his people.  It is easy to understand why the greeting “Peace be with you” became a regular greeting found in Scripture. 
    When we hear these words from the priest at Mass we must try to remember that this is not only a trite expression but a wish that is perfect and complete.  If this is true we might want to make an effort to respond in kind when the wish is offered.  We may also want to remember this at the time of the Sign of Peace during the liturgy of the Eucharist. Wishing one another perfect happiness should not be taken lightly.                         

Community News 

The Children Need Your Help!
CASA of NH trains concerned citizens to advocate for abused and neglected children in the courts.  There are children waiting for someone to speak on their behalf.  Your common sense, commitment to children, and a contribution of 15 hours a month will help ensure a child grows up in a safe, permanent home.  To become a CASA/GAL volunteer and help the children in your community, please call 800/626-0622, or log onto www.casanh.org for more information.

Office Assistant Job Opening:
    There is a job opening for an office assistant at the Sonshine Soup Kitchen at 4 Crystal Avenue in Derry, NH.  The hours are from Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.  The right candidate will need to work with volunteers, guests and staff.  They will have to use Microsoft Office 2000 for letter writing, data management, etc.  Besides training volunteers and assisting with office work there will some moderate physical activity which could mean having to lift up to 50 pounds.  If interested please contact Cynthia Dwyer via mail or e-mail.  The e-mail address is sskdirector@verizon.net

Food Pantry for April  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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