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January 18, 2009
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday, January 18
   6:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  January 19
    9:30 AM  For the Protection of the Unborn By Julie Laughner
Saturday, January 24
   6:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  January 25
    9:30 AM For the Souls in Purgatory By Julie Laughner

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 Jan. 11, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1202
Loose             196
Total             1398

       Last weekend envelope users contributed 84% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $83.96)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

A Voice for All Catholic Women 
    The NH Diocesan Council of Catholic Women welcomes all women for a morning of prayer, fellowship and legislative update.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Our Lady of Grace church at the corner of Westshore Rd. and Rte. 3 A, Bristol, NH.  The speaker will be Mrs. Phyllis Woods former 4 year State Rep. and 4 years on the House Judiciary Committee.  Many changes have occurred in the last 2 years which have great impact on Catholic teachings and Phyllis will bring insight to these changes.  She is a “DO’ER” and has been recognized with awards for her contributions in her constant battle for God, Family and Country.  For more info and car-pooling, contact from the Seacoast; Marilyn 332-5485 or from Manchester area; Dot 622-1621 or Cecile 668-1756.

Prayer for Christian Unity
     Lord, who gave yourself on the cross for the unity of all humankind, we offer up to you our human nature marred by egoism, arrogance, vanity and anger.  Lord, do not abandon the oppressed who suffer from all sorts of violence, anger and hatred, victims of erroneous beliefs and conflicting ideologies.  Lord, reach out to us with compassion and take care of your people, so that we may enjoy the peace and joy integral to the order of your creation.  Lord, may all Christians work together to bring about your justice, rather than ours.  Give us the courage to help others to bear their cross, rather than putting our own on their shoulders.  Lord, teach us the wisdom to treat our enemies with love instead of hatred.  Amen

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.  The program for the school year 2008-2009 will begin on the weekend of September 20th and 21st.  Classes are held during both weekend Masses.

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. The next class for parents and children in this program will be January 18, 2009 at St. Peter Parish in Auburn.  All GoF classes are held on Sundays from 4 – 6 pm.

Confirmation Program: 
    The Confirmation students will begin their two year program on Sunday, October 5, 2008.  Classes are held from 11:00 am to 12 noon. Students must be registered in the program and must be registered members of the parish.  If you have not yet registered your child for classes please call the office to speak to Lorette.

                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 
(Come and See)
Reading I:
Samuel: 3: 3-10 (Your Servant is Listening)
Reading II:
1 Cor. 6: 13-20 (Members of Christ)
John 1: 35-42 (We Have Found the Messiah

Question for Adults:  When have I been able, by my word or example, to lead someone closer to Jesus? How can I continue to do this in the future?  All too often we make the mistake of thinking that our words and example are of no consequence to others.  We forget that others hear and see us and very often take us more seriously than we realize.  If we are conscious of this reality, we will see that we can easily lead others down the right road without having to “preach”.  The unfortunate reality is that the same principle works in the negative as well as in the positive.  Are you ready for the challenge? 

Question for Children?  How can I draw others closer to God by the good things that I do?  One important lesson that children must learn is that people are often attracted to the goodness in others.  If your child can understand this, he/she will come to understand how simple it is to draw others closer to God.  When we are kind and sensitive and loving we automatically attract others into the circle of love which is where God dwells.       

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 
   In 1908 at Graymoor in Garrison, NY, the Franciscan Friars and the Sisters of the Atonement held the first church Unity Octave and have prayed for Christian unity, “without ceasing,” ever since.  Today, Christians around the world celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity together, with the encouragement of the world Council of Churches’ Faith and Order commission and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.  The churches in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate this Week of Unity from January 18 – 25.  It is scheduled to fall between the feast of St. Peter and the conversion of St. Paul.  In the Southern Hemisphere, since January is a vacation month, the churches often choose to celebrate this week at another time of the year.  One such time is around the feast of Pentecost.  Regardless of the season the church must continue to pray for Unity

Community News 

“Freedom of Choice Act”
   Postcard Signing Day!  Next week our parish will join Catholics across the country in sending a message to Congress:  Please oppose the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) and retain laws against government funding and promotion of abortion.  You will have the opportunity to sign postcards to your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators.  Please plan to participate in this important event.
     Please read the back page of the bulletin for a more comprehensive understanding of the full meaning of this proposed piece of legislation. 

It’s Tax Time Again

    If you have been contributing to the parish by check or through the envelop system and you have given at least $250.00 over the year, and are in need of a statement of contributions, please call the office at 483-8481 or e-mail your request at stpaulcandia@comcast.net  and we would be happy to send you a receipt.  

Food Pantry for January    This month our pantry shelves continue to be in need of  Cereal, Spaghetti Sauce, Evaporated Milk and Instant or powdered milk . We are also always in need of juices.   Thank you very much for all you do for those less fortunate.

How to Make A Report of Sexual Abuse
    Child sexual abuse is a crime in the State of NH and the Church.  N law requires that anyone who has reason to suspect that a child is being or has been abused or neglected must make a report to the Division for Children, Youth & Families (“DCYF”) of the State of NH.  1-800-894-5533.  Any person who suspects or alleges child abuse on the part of the priest, deacon, employee, or volunteer of a parish, school, or institution of the diocese of Manchester is also encouraged to make a report to the Office for Ministerial Conduct. 603-669-3100.

Looking for Used Baby Clothes:  If you have young children that have outgrown their clothes and the clothes are still in good condition, Birthright of NH would greatly benefit from their use.  There are many young mothers who need a great deal of help in this line.  If you have clothes anywhere within the size range of Newborn to 4T, please bring them to the church and we will deliver them.  Thank you so much.

A Look at Upcoming Events

St. Anthony’s School Open House. . .
St. Anthony School is located on 148 Belmont St. in Manchester.  It will have its annual Open House for new students on Sunday, January 25th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.  Tour the school and visit with our faculty and staff.  We offer comprehensive Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and daily Religion classes.  In addition all our students from Pre-K through Sixth Grades enjoy Introductory Language Instruction in Spanish, French and Chinese, as well as classes in Computer, Art, Music and Gym.  We also offer full day Pre-K and Kindergarten along with Before and After School Programs.  City school bus transportation is available for those who qualify.  For more information visit us on the web at www.stanthonyschool-nh.com or call 622-0414 for a tour. 

Daily Video Reflections

    Each day the USCCB offers a video reflection on the day’s scripture, Several priests from the diocese of Manchester will be featured on the USCCB Web site, offering their reflections on the day’s reading.  If you would like to listen to these reflections you can go the diocesan website at www.catholicchurchnh.org and scroll down to Quick Links at Video Reflections.  During the month of January Fr. Jerome Day from St. Raphael Parish and Fr. Michael Kerper from Corpus Christi Parish will be scheduled.  Fr. Jerome will present on January 4, 11, and 18, 2009.  Fr. Mike will present on Jan. 17, 24, and 3l, 2009.  During the month of Feb. Fr. Dick Thompson will present on Feb. 7, 14, and 21, 2009.

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
   The Thomas More college wishes seniors a Merry Christmas and good luck with upcoming college applications.  Thomas More is accepting applications for Fall 2009.  Apply before Feb. 1 to waive the $25.00 application fee at www.thomasmorecollege.edu. Remember to take time and enjoy this blessed season.
The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
6 Manchester Street
Merrimack, NH 03054


Please remember the following people and intentions in your daily prayers:

Our sick parishioners and friends…
   Please pray for the following people: Josephine Stout,  Frank Huard, Betty Lintz, Cecile Gendron,  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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