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June 1, 2008
9th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, May 31
   4:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  June 1
    9:30 AM  In Honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary  By Annette Palermo
Saturday, June 7
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  June 8
    9:30 AM  Richard Sursvitz by Rick & Sherry McGregor

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 May 25, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $

Financial report not available at time
             of bulletin printing

  Last weekend envelope users contributed % of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $.00)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Change of Schedule for the Summer
     Due to the fact that there is very low attendance at the 6:00 PM Mass on Saturdays during the summer, we will be canceling this Mass for the summer months.  Our last Saturday evening Mass will be on June 7th.   We will resume with our regular schedule after Labor Day.  The exact date will be announced toward the end of summer. 

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 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 . This year’s program for the Generations of Faith has come to an end as of April 13th.
                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
9th Sunday in Ordinary Time  
(Following the Ways of the Lord)
Reading I:
Deuteronomy 11:26-28, 32 (A Blessing and a Curse)
Reading II:
Romans 3:21-25,28 (Justified by faith)
Matthew 7:21-27 (The House Built on Rock)

Question for Adults:  In what areas of my life are my actions most in need of conversion if I am to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?  We all have those little corners of our being that need to be swept or dusted once in a while.  Sometimes, we need a good Spring cleaning.  Those are the times and the areas that we consider good material for conversion.  Just as the dirt can accumulate in those corners of our house, so too can bad habits and poor or negligent attitudes develop without our noticing.  Let’s take some time this week to look around.  Let’s see if we can notice those areas that need to be turned around.  Once we identify them, what can be done to change or clean them up?
Question for Children? What is one good deed that I can do this week to make me a better follower of Jesus?  Before asking your child to think of a good deed, perhaps you could take a few minutes to discuss what it means to be a follower of Jesus.  This will make it easier to come up with a good deed but it will also help to have it make more sense.  Children do not always make the connection between doing good deeds and being a follower of Jesus. 

Is There a Difference between a Basilica and a Cathedral?  Although the two words are often used interchangeably, in actuality there is a difference.  A Cathedral is the chief church of a diocese and is also a parish church.  The bishop is technically the pastor of the cathedral but he appoints a rector to manage its spiritual and temporal affairs.  The word Cathedra (Latin) represents the position and authority of the bishop.
A Basilica is a large church that has been given the name of basilica because of its historical and spiritual importance.  There are seven major basilicas in the Roman Catholic Church most of which are in Rome.  There are also minor basilicas.  This is a church that has been given the official designation of basilica by the Pope.  A church can be a Cathedral as well as a Basilica.

Community News 

Myanmar Cyclone
Disaster Relief free-will offering- CRS
    As you know, the people of Myanmar are struggling to survive in light of the terrible effects of Cyclone Nargis which brought a deadly tidal surge across the low-lying coastal areas of the country on Saturday, May 3, 2008. 
    On Wednesday, May 7, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI made the cry of the Burmese people his own.  “I would also like to repeat to everyone my call to open their hearts to pity and generosity so that, thanks to the collaboration of people who can and wish to bring help, the suffering caused by such an immense tragedy may be relieved.”
    In light of this tragedy, Bishop McCormack has asked that a free-will offering be taken up in the parishes of the Diocese of Manchester.
    To make a donation, make check payable to:
Your parish-Myanmar Cyclone Relief.

To make a donation directly to Catholic Relief Services:  send your check to
Catholic Relief Services
228 W. Lexington st. paul parish Baltimore, MD
To make a donation online go to:

Retrouvaille. . .a Lifeline
    Rediscover a loving marriage with a Retrouvaille weekend.  If your marriage is tearing the two of you apart, if there is little or no meaningful communication, if you are considering separation or divorce, we believe Retrouvaille can help you. Look us up on the web at www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800-470-2230.  The next New England Retrouvaille marriage renewal weekend will be held on September 12-14, 2008.

News from your Spiritual Adoption
        “Mommy felt my kick today?”
This month marks the half-way point to birth, and the baby is very active.  Sleep habits develop and his mother can feel him move and stretch, particularly when she is resting.  He is big and strong enough to kick hard against the outside uterine wall and dent it.  Up to now, although he swam with ease in his watery world, he was too small for her to detect because the inside wall of the uterus has little feeling.  Babies born at this age have survived

Catholic Charities Appeal:     Once again we are turning to you in your generosity for those less fortunate.  The annual Catholic Charities appeal is now underway.  If you were not able to attend liturgy over the last two weeks and thus did not pick up an envelope and flyer, please do so this week.  The above can be found in the entrance of the church.  Please consider being a little more generous if at all possible this year.  Many people have lost their jobs and the need will be great.   Thank you so much in advance

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.

Food Pantry for May  This month our pantry shelves are in  need of  Spaghetti Sauce, Evaporated Milk, Juice and instant dry milk.  Thank you very much for all you do for those less fortunate

A Look at Upcoming Events

A Concert of Choral Music
    The St. Joseph Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Schola, and Cathedral Children’s Choir will present Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, a concert of choral music, organ music, and hymns from throughout the liturgical year on June 1st at 3:00 pm at St. Joseph Cathedral, Pine and Lowell Streets in center city Manchester.  This concert is co-sponsored by the cathedral’s Generations of Faith life-long faith formation program and will include a display of the cathedral’s historic vestments sacred vessels, and other religious items.  Please plan to join us for this enriching afternoon.

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.


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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