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June 22, 2008
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Sunday,  June 22
    9:30 AM  Robert Gibbons by  Allen & Janey Maillott
Sunday,  June 29
    9:30 AM  For Raymond Maillott By Allen & Janey Maillott

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 June 15, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1339
Loose             145
Credit             340
Total             1824
  Last weekend envelope users contributed 92% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy (2 weeks): $109.44)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

We Need Help with the Pews:  Over the past few months a parishioner has been working very diligently on the repairs of the pews.  His work is nearing its end and we are now ready to do some major cleaning of these pews.  We will need many hands as each pew will need some serious elbow grease.  The times that we can work on these are flexible.  We can go on Saturday morning if that would be convenient to more people.  We can also go during the week if your schedule is more amenable to weekday work.
    If you are able to help us in this capacity please let us know.  We will contact you for more details as soon as possible. We would like to be finished with this project in a month’s time.

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
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time  
(The Care of the Father)
Reading I: Jeremiah 20:10-13 (Rescued by the Lord)
Reading II: Romans 5: 12-15 (The Gift of Jesus Christ)
Gospel:  Matthew 10: 26-33 (Fear No One)

Question for Adults:  Have I ever doubted God’s love for me? What signs of God’s care can I use to dispel fear?  These two questions don’t appear to go together but if we give it a second look we see that they do.  The notion of fear is closely allied to doubting God’s love of us.  Does this happen in our own lives?  Can you think of any specific times when this was true for you?  These are very important questions for your spiritual health.  Take some time to reflect on these this week
Question for Children? What makes me afraid? How can I remember that God is always with me? Teaching children that God loves them and is always with them is a very important lesson.  Take the time to discuss the idea of God’s love for them and what it actually means in their day to day lives. Children will readily admit that they believe in God’s love but applying God’s love in real situations is not always easy.  This is a great exercise to do with children. 

What was a Devil’s Advocate?   This term is fairly familiar to modern day adults.  It simply means to take the opposite view point and to challenge the opponent.  In the church, however, the title of Devil’s Advocate had a very specific meaning.  It referred to the person who was formerly  assigned the responsibility of presenting negative information about candidates who were being brought forth for sainthood.  This Devil’s Advocate was often a Cardinal who would familiarize himself with the story of the person being brought to the pope for sainthood.  He would then proceed to bring out all the negatives of this person, making sure that the pope would have a well balanced, not biased, perspective on the candidate.  This process became necessary when the church began to fear that some candidates were being falsely admitted into the canon of the church.  The practice has now been eliminated from the process however.

Community News 

Congratulations  to all students who are graduating this month.  Regardless of your level of achievement, you have all reached a very important milestone in your lives.  You have worked hard and you have succeeded in attaining your goal.  You are to be commended.  The faith community of St. Paul congratulates you and wishes you well.  We also offer a prayer that you will be blessed with God’s presence in your life and that you will receive every grace you need to be happy. 

Attention Crafters and Vendors

    Are you a crafter?  Do you know a crafter?  Are you an independent home based consultant who represents Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Mary Kay, etc.  We are now in the process of accepting reservations to reserve a table at our school Craft Fair. 
Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.  So that we may offer a variety we will limit home business vendors, only one of each will be allowed.  In order to offer a variety of crafts we reserve the right o limit certain crafts.  Only handcrafted items will be allowed.  No flea market or wholesale items allowed.
    There will be an all day concession to sell food.
    Deadline for Application is September 1, 2008.  Table rentals are %50.00 for an 8 ft. table.  Do you have your own tables?  Please make checks payable to St. Anthony School
         148 Belmont St
          Manchester, NH 03103  Attn: Craft Fair

Food Pantry for June   This month our pantry shelves are in need of  Evaporated Milk,
Condiments (mustard, ketchup, mayo), jelly and instant dry milk. 
Thank you very much for all you do for those less fortunate.

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.

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

News from Your Spiritual
Adoption Baby
. . . month six.
“I’m sitting up straight now!”
       The baby you spiritually adopted is now in its sixth month of development.  He or she is doing well and wants you to know that your prayers are working.  Don’t stop now.  “Just because I don’t contact you more often doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate everything you are doing.  Here’s a little update on what is going on by way of my development.” 
    The baby’s oil and sweat glands are functioning; these help regulate body temperature.  A white filmy layer covers the baby and protects his/her delicate skin from the surrounding amniotic fluid and from scratches as the baby twists and turns.  This waxy substance will be quickly absorbed into the skin soon after birth.  He/She can now respond to sound.  The lungs are fairly well developed and he/she would stand a good chance of survival if born at this time.

A Look at Upcoming Events

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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