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July 13, 2008
15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Sunday,  July 13
    9:30 AM  For the Berthiaume Family  By the Lebel Family
Sunday,  July 20
    9:30 AM  For Leon & Alexina Therrien 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 July 6, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1078
Loose             410
Credit             340
Total             1822
  Last weekend envelope users contributed 81% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $103.94)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Family Picnic and Christian Concert
    You are all invited to this family event which will take place on August 2, 2008.  The picnic will be a day long even beginning at 12 noon and ending with a bonfire at 8:00 PM. Events taking place during the day include Christian concert music by several Praise and Worship group,  Games for Kids including some for teens.  There will be a canoe race in the pond for teens.  There will be a time of prayer and Mass in the late afternoon. 
    Bring your own picnic lunch.  Grills will be provided.  If families prefer to watch an outdoor movie rather than to sit around the Bonfire, that will be an option. 
    The mission of this event is to bring families together to celebrate the importance of family and our Catholic faith.  Bring your family and enjoy a fun day at the Sanderson Hay Farm on 682 Post Rd. in Greenland, NH.

Holy Apostle Paul, help me at the beginning of this new day to offer my body and the whole of my life as a living sacrifice to God.  Do not permit me to conform myself to this age but rather, by your intercession, may I be transformed by the renewal of my mind.  Through this renewal help me to judge what is God’s will, what is good, pleasing, and perfect.  For the one whom I seek and serve is Jesus Christ who is the Lord, now and forever. Amen.

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
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
(Rooted in Faith)
Reading I:
Isaiah 55:10-11 (The Word of the Lord)
Reading II:
Romans  8: 18-23 (The Children of God)
Matthew 13: 1-23 (The Parable of the Sower)

Question for Adults:  What are some practices that will compost rich soil in my spiritual life?  This is not an expression that we hear very often but it is an excellent time to make reference to fertile ground since it is garden season.  If we have had any experience at all with gardening or farming we know the importance of enriching the soil.  If we want a good harvest we must put a little effort into enriching soil.  This is only common sense.  Consequently, we can well understand the importance of being busy with the business of “composting” our spiritual lives.  We can be as creative or as conservative as we feel comfortable being.  The important part is that we do it.

Question for Children?Who are the people who have planted the seed of God’s love in my heart?  What a wonderful time to spend a little time with your children discussing those people in their lives that have and still are helping them to “plant seeds” of love in their heart.  See if they can make a list of at least two or three, more would be better. Help them to realize that this list can and should include people other than their parents and the parish priest. Then take the time to see how each person actually helps them grow in God’s love.

Why is the sacrament of Marriage also known as Matrimony?  The word matrimony is derived from the Latin word mater which means mother.  The suffix monia means “action, state, or condition.”  The two parts put together literally mean “the establishment of a mother” in a household.  No doubt, it is assumed that the man is already in place.  The sacrament of marriage has been in existence since the days of St. Augustine. 
    When Christians marry they become signs of the love that exists between Christ and the Church.  He is the bridegroom and the church is the bride.  Since the time of the 2nd Vatican Council, matrimony has been viewed as a vocation through which the spouses work to build up the Body of Christ in a unique way.(Taken from By Page M. Zyromski)

Community News 

Customer Appreciation Day
    Our next door neighbor, Pleasant Hill Landscaping, located at 33 Raymond Road, Candia is having its first annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 19, 2008 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This is their way of thanking everyone for their patronage and continued support.  Free food and beverages will be available In addition, you will have the opportunity to chat with a “Master Gardner” on plant questions from 9:00- 1:00.  There will be a 30% discount on all trees, shrubs and plants.  There will also be prizes and a Bounce House for Kids
    Northwood Power Equipment will be joining us with tractors, mowers, chainsaws and other tools & equipment.  .         
    If you have never visited this nursery, feel free to attend since they are the ones who provide most of our flowers free of charge.  They would love to meet with you.

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 July   This month our pantry shelves are in need of  Ramen soup, evaporated milk, instant dry milk and Jello  Pudding mixes.  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

A Look at Upcoming Events
Wedding Anniversary Mass
    The Diocese of Manchester will celebrate the wonderful vocation of marriage by honoring couples who are marking their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th and higher anniversaries.  If you are celebrating one of the above anniversaries this year and would like to celebrate the event with other couples throughout the diocese, please notify the parish office.  We will submit your names to the Diocese for the Mass that will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at St. Anselm Abbey Church in Goffstown.  If you leave a message, please give up you address and phone number as well as the specific anniversary you are celebrating.

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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