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August 3, 2008
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Sunday,  August 3
    9:30 AM  For Dora Hastings By the Robert family
Sunday,  August 10
    9:30 AM  Intention of the Celebrant

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 ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________


Update on Parish Income

Weekend of July 27, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1221
Loose             259
Credit             340
Total             1820
  
  Last weekend envelope users contributed 88% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $102.74)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 

On the Way. . .  The 49th Eucharistic Congress –June 15-22, Quebec City (cont.)  When I registered for the Congress last Spring I was asked to offer my services for the distribution of Holy Communion as well as for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  What I had promised (90 min. each day for 2 days) eventually turned into 12 hours.  On the fist day I was assigned to celebrate the Sacrament near a concession stand (which was closed) in order to assure some privacy.  Since there was only one chair available I remained standing, vested in alb and stole, and welcomed the penitents who remained standing next to me during the intimate moments of the Sacrament.  There were several other confessors in the same general area. Present was a sense of prayer that was palpable even in a hockey arena.  The penitents approached one after the other, taking their time, expressing their desire to be reconciled with the Lord Jesus.  What began as a  90-minute commitment soon turned into a 3-hour session which stopped just as the Celebration of the Eucharist began.  As I went past the organizational table, one of the lay volunteers thanked me for my time and asked if I would be available in one of the chapels for 90 minutes that afternoon, beginning at 1 pm.  I said “yes” and went to lunch.  I arrived at the chapel for 1 pm and was assigned to a very private area where there were several stations each having a small table, a crucifix and two chairs.  I was thankful to be seated after my 3 hours standing in the morning.  The penitent’s line did not stop even though there were several confessors in the area.  Where that morning I celebrated mostly with Canadians, the afternoon seemed to bring an international flavor.  I greeted pilgrims from Tahiti and Ivory Coast in French and others from Japan, So. Africa and the USA in English; laity, religious and priests alike.  By the time I got a respite, it was already 4 pm! I admit I was quite tired from my day but the experience I had within my heart was a most grateful sense of peace and a reward beyond physical fatigue.

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. 
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Address________________________________________
Please Check:  ______MasterCard ______Visa
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Card Number:___________________________________
Expiration:_________________Amount:_______________
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____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly

Signature:________________________________________
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Christian Formation News

      All children from k – 10 must register for Religious Education each year.  The registration does not roll over from one year to the next.  We will be mailing a registration form through e-mail in the near future.  If you have not received a form by mid-August it is because we do not have your e-mail address or perhaps you are not yet registered in the parish so we do not have any pertinent information related to you family.  You can call the office between Monday –Thursday at 483-8481 to update your e-mail info or you can pick up a registration in the entrance of the church.

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 1, students must attend classes on a weekly basis during the Mass, as the program for 1st Communion is a two year program.

Grades 4 – 10 +, Generation of Faith     This program is designed for both parents and children.  Parents who have children in grades  4 - 10 are asked to attend these monthly sessions. The adult session gives them an opportunity to refresh their memory on important matters of the faith as well as giving them the chance to share with other adults on pertinent issues of faith & children.

                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Theme:
(Nourished by Faith)
Reading:
Isaiah 55:1-3 (Come to the Water)
Reading II:
Romans 8:35-39(Bound by the Love of Christ
Gospel:
Matthew 14:13-21(All ate and were Satisfied)

Question for Adults:  How am I helping to satisfy the deeper spiritual hunger and thirst that people experience today?  This question can be taken from two points of view.  One, what are you doing to satisfy your own spiritual hunger.  And two, what are you doing to help alleviate the spiritual hunger of other around you.  Save out and out preaching, there are many things that an individual can do to help oneself be nourished on a spiritual level.  This holds true of things that can be done for others.  The answer has as many answers as there are people.  We all have gifts and talents we can use to help our world.  The problem is that we often shrug our shoulders and pass the responsibility to others.  Let’s take some time this week to think about ways we can help the spiritual hunger of our family members, our friends, our co-workers or people in our community.

Question for Children? How am I helping to satisfy the deeper spiritual hunger and thirst that people experience today?  This question can be taken from two points of view.  One, what are you doing to satisfy your own spiritual hunger.  And two, what are you doing to help alleviate the spiritual hunger of other around you.  Save out and out preaching, there are many things that an individual can do to help oneself be nourished on a spiritual level.  This holds true of things that can be done for others.  The answer has as many answers as there are people.  We all have gifts and talents we can use to help our world.  The problem is that we often shrug our shoulders and pass the responsibility to others.  Let’s take some time this week to think about ways we can help the spiritual hunger of our family members, our friends, our co-workers or people in our community.

How many Holy Days of Obligation do we have in the United States. The American Bishops maintain six Holy Days for Catholics in the United States.  They are January 1, which celebrates Mary, Mother of God;  Ascension Thursday which commemorates the ascending of Jesus into heaven.  The date fluctuates depending on the date of Easter but it is usually in May.  There is August 15th which celebrate the Assumption of Mary into heaven, November 1st, which celebrates All Saints, December 8th celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and December 25th which celebrates the feast of the Incarnation.



Community News 

Catholic Charities Appeal Update
     The annual Catholic Charities appeal is well underway.  Your continued support is very much appreciated.  New Hampshire Catholic Charities, as the service arm of the Diocese of Manchester, is dedicated to doing Christ’s work throughout the state.  Through our services we reach out to the poor and vulnerable to provide help and create hope.  Thanks    to the financial support of the parishes we can continue this vital work in each community.
`     Thus far the parish of St. Paul has contributed $8,414.50.  Our goal is $12,000. Many thanks to all who have given so generously.   If you have not yet made a contribution this year, please consider doing so in the near future.

Annual Pilgrimage for Men  This year’s pilgrimage will depart from Ste. Marie Parish in Manchester NH, right after the 7:15 AM Mass on Friday August 22nd, 2008.  We will spend the day at the St. Joseph Oratory or some men may choose to go into Old Montreal and see sites like Notre Dame Church.  We will meet for prayer and a talk by Geoff Ashman on Friday night at 9:00 P.M. in the Oratory.  On Saturday, we will start at 10:00 AM with rosary led by Fr. Marc Montminy, followed by Mass, a tour of the Oratory by Fr. Marc and end the day with the Stations of the Cross on the top of Mount Royal.  We will return to Ste. Marie Parish around 10:30 PM.
    The cost is $95.00 per person which includes travel by Coach Bus and overnight stay at the Oratory in the St. John Pavilion.  Continental Breakfast is included.  Other means extra.  For questions, comments or concerns, please contact Chris  at 623-6682 or at chrisghunt@vitanova.org.

Volunteer Drivers need for Meals on Wheels: Meals on Wheels urgently needs volunteer drivers to help deliver some of the 1100 daily Meals served in Hillsborough County.  Volunteer kitchen assistant opportunities are also available in Manchester, Merrimack and Nashua.  Just 2 hours of your noontime assistance, one day a week, can help the elderly and disabled homebound remain healthy and live independently.  Call Duke Broder, Volunteer driver Manager, at 424-9967to volunteer or for more information about Meals on Wheels in your area.  Fax: 424-1472, or Email:  abroder@sjsinc.org and visit our informational website at www.mealsonwheelsnh.org

Food Pantry for August   This month our pantry shelves are in need of  Tuna,  Ramen soup, instant Rice and Potatoes,  Macaroni & Cheese.  Thank you very much for all you do for those less fortunate.

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.

CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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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