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May 10, 2009
5th Sunday of Easter
Alleluia!  Alleluia! He Is Risen!
Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday, May 9
    8:00 PM  For Mr. & Mrs. Charles Skehan By the Laughner Family
Sunday,  May 10
    9:30 AM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday, May  16
   6:00 PM  For Eva Marion by Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Sunday,  May  17
    9:30 AM For Parishioners of St. Paul

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 May 3, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1793
Loose             238
Total             2031

    Last weekend envelope users contributed 88% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


Congratulation to the Children making their 1st Holy Communion.

This weekend the following children are making their first Communion.  May God bless them and their families.  May they grow closer to Jesus every day of their lives.


Notice:  If you participated in the Rice Bowl project during Lent and you have not yet returned your boxes, please do in the next couple weeks.  Thank you very much for your generosity toward the needy of our world.

    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 who is the Lord, Jesus Christ, now and forever.  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 2009-2010 will begin on the weekend of September 19th and 20th.  Classes are held during both weekend Masses. We would need some volunteers to help out as monitors during the classes.  Please contact the office if you can do this.

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.  All GoF classes are held on Sundays from 4 – 6 pm.  See you all next fall.

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

5th Sunday of Easter 
Theme:
(Disciples of Christ)
Reading I:
  Acts 9: 26-31 (The Church Grew in Numbers)
Reading II:
1 John 3: 18-24 (Love in Deed and Truth)
Gospel:
John 15: 1-8(Bearers of Fruit)

Question for Adults:  Is there anything or anyone that keeps me separated from Christ? How we hate to admit that our habits and perhaps even our friends are keeping us away from leading a good and holy life.  There are many occasions that present themselves in our daily lives that give us the opportunity to make decisions for the good or bad. Are we always aware of these decisions?  Why don’t we take the opportunity to think about these things or the people in our lives.  What can we do about it?

Question for Children: When I have something to do that is very hard, do I ask Jesus to help me and trust that he will? Children will no doubt answer this question very quickly.  They will either say Yes or No but there is not quandary.  Life is often simple for young people.  However, this would be a good time to talk about the element of trust associated with prayer.  Help your child to understand that trusting in God’s love is not always easy.  God does not always work on our timetable.  This doesn’t mean he doesn’t care or isn’t listening.  Help your child to understand that God always answers our prayers no matter what.  He answers with sincere love for what is best for us.  This is not always easy to accept but it is the reality.

Do This In Memory of Me

Community News 

Food Pantry for May:  Please help our pantry if you can.   Your generosity is always greatly appreciated.   This month our pantry shelves continue to be in need of  Canned Fruit,  Instant Rice,  Dessert Mixes,  Canned Pastas, and Evaporated Milk . We  always need  juices.   Thank you very much for all you do for God’s people.

An Opportunity to Help your Parish and have fun all at the same time.  Our parish is in the process of reorganizing our Social Committee and we need people who can help in a variety of ways.  If you like greeting people, serving meals that have been prepared (by someone else), socializing or cooking, then the Social Committee is maybe a good place to be.  You can do it once, twice or three times a year, whatever your time allows.  The more people we have the more fun it will be and the easier it will be for everyone.  Think about it and sign up. 

A Look at Upcoming Events

Mass of Healing and Hope
  There will be a Mass of Healing and Hope at Holy Angels Church, in Plaistow on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm. Indeed, every Mass is an opportunity to receive healing. What a wonderful way to celebrate the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord!  Fr. Michael Monette will celebrate the Mass of the Ascension.  Afterwards he will anoint those who attend with holy oil.  Prayer teams will be available for additional prayer for those who would like to receive it.  Remember no concern or illness is too small or too great to bring before the God who has carved you in the palm of His Hand.  Please join us.

Candia Garden Club’s Annual Sale
    The Candia Garden Club will be holding their third annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16th from 9 am to 12 noon at the Masonic Hall on South Rd.  We will have a variety of perennials, some will be dug from the member’s gardens, bulbs, and a large variety of colorful annuals. There should be something for everyone.  We will also have hanging baskets, houseplants, and a silent auction with raffle tickets.  Proceeds from the sale are used to buy and plant flowers and shrubs throughout the town gardens.  Please come and support us. 

Refugee Assistance:
  We are looking for caring persons to support and guide refugee families in the Manchester community.  Informational Meetings will be held at Ste. Marie Parish, Manchester on Monday May 18th at 7pm and at St. Catherine Parish, Manchester on Tuesday May 19th at 10am.  Please call or email to register for one of these meetings:  Sr. Irene-Marie 623-8809 ext. 23 or Pam Gordon 432-9371 / pandergo@aol.com.

St. Anthony School
located at 148 Belmont St. in Manchester has openings available for the 2009-2010 school year.  New for next year the school will offer various half day Pre-kindergarten along with our full day Pre-kindergarten program.  We offer comprehensive Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and daily religion classes.  In addition all our students from Pre-K through Sixth Grade enjoy introductory Language Instruction in Spanish, French and Chinese, Computer, Art, Library , Music and gym.  We also offer Before and After School Programs.  City school bus transportation is available for those who qualify.  There is also bus transportation for outlying areas such as Candia, and surrounding towns.  For more info visit us on the web at www.stanthonyschool-nh.com or call us at 622-0414 for a tour.

Soles4Souls on Barefoot Sunday
    Soles4Souls is planning the 2nd annual celebration with thousands of congregations across the country. They have a simple mission – to collect new and “gently worn’ shoes to donate to victims of natural disasters and those living in extreme poverty.  One of the core groups that help transform its mission from a simple idea into a living example of God’s love is the church. Last year, hundreds of congregations across North America participated in “Barefoot Sunday,” where people left their shoes on the altar to be donated to the poor.  Barefoot Sunday is a unique opportunity for people to remove their shoes and walk out of worship services barefoot.
“Barefoot Sunday will be on June 7, 2009.

Healing the Wounds of Abortion
The NH Catholic Charities Project Rachel program offers counseling, reconciliation, and support services for individuals and their families who have experienced the pain of abortion.  This program provides a means for people to begin the healing process and experience reconciliation with the Church.  It presents a caring, hopeful approach towards peace with the parents, the unborn child, the family, the church, and God.  Call us today. . .603-669-3030.

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: Josephine Stout, Frank Huard, 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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