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Jan. 25, '09
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Jan. 11, '09
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Dec.  28, '08
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Dec. 14, '08
Dec. 7, '08
Nov. 30, '08
Nov. 23, '08
Nov. 16, '08
Nov. 9, '08
Nov. 2, '08
Oct. 26, '08
Oct. 19, '08
Oct. 12, '08
Oct.  5, '08
Sept. 28, '08
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Sept. 14, '08
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Aug. 31, '08
Aug. 24, '08
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July 27, '08
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Oct. 28, '07
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Oct. 14, '07
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Sept. 30, '07
Sept. 23, '07
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Aug. 26, '07
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Aug. 12, '07
Aug 5, '07
July 29, '07
July 22, '07
July 15, '07
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July 1, '07
June 24, 2007
June 17,  2007
June 10, 2007
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May 27, 2007
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Oct. 29, 2006
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Aug. 27, 2006
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July 30, 2006
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June 25, 2006
June 18, 2006
June 11, 2006
June 4, 2006
May 28, 2006
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May 14, 2006
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Apr. 30, 2006
Apr. 23, 2006
Apr. 16, 2006
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Mar. 26, 2006
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Mar. 5, 2006
Feb. 26, 2006
Feb. 19, 2006
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Jan. 29, 2006
Jan. 22, 2006
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Jan. 1, 2006


August 2, 2009
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, August 1
    No Mass during the Summer
Sunday,  August 2
    9:30 AM  For Florence Nault By Richard & Madeleine Bilodeau
Saturday, August 8
   No Mass during the Summer
Sunday,  August  9
    9:30 AM For Leon Langille By John & Joanne 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 ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of July 26, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 1194
Loose            297
Total             1499

    Last weekend envelope users contributed 80% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $89.94)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


Our Parish is Having a Fall Bazaar!
    The newly re-instated Social Committee is planning it’s First Annual Church Bazaar on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  The Committee is looking for people who would like to rent a space to sell crafts or yard sale goods.  The spaces are $10.00 if you provide your own table.  If we provide the table the space will cost $15.00.  Donations of gently used items are also welcome.  We will be selling Crafts, Baked Goods, and Plants.  Volunteers are needed to help with the bazaar especially to bake, make and sell crafts. Since the bazaar will include a plant sale, if you have some to contribute let us know. For additional info or to reserve a space, call Peggy at 483-0827, email at a.mun@comcast.net or Judy at 483-2369, email at JudyJS3@myfairpoint.net

   Prayer for Priests
Most gracious and loving Father,
     We thank you for our faithful priests whose spiritual fatherhood and example of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and devotion is so vital to the faith of your people.  May they be guided by the examples of Saints Peter and Paul and all the apostles.  Give them valiant faith in the face of confusion and conflict, hope in time of trouble and sorrow, and steadfast love for you, for their families, and for all your people throughout the world.  May the light of your Truth shine through their lives and their good works.  Assist all priests, that that through your Grace they may steadily grow in holiness and in knowledge and understanding of your Truth.  May they generously share their knowledge with those who rely on them.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. 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, September 27, 2009.  All students must be registered by September 27th.  Second year students must have completed year one in full, i.e., two classes per month from September through April.  Attendance at Generation of Faith only does not satisfy the requirements for Confirmation.  All students are also asked to attend Mass on a weekly basis.  There are registration forms in the entrance of the church.

                     Schedule of Classes

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Theme:
(the Bread of Life)
Reading I:
Exodus 16: 2-4, 12-15(the Bread of Heaven)
Reading II:
Eph. 4:17, 20-24 (Put on the New Self)
Gospel:
John. 6: 24-35 (The Bread of God)

Question for Adults:  How have the life, teachings and presence of Jesus sustained and nourished me? This is a loaded question.  We can take almost any path and allow ourselves to reflect on our personal experience with respect to Jesus’ life.  There can be any number of ways we are nourished by Jesus.  If we take the time to think about this in the coming week it will help us to understand much more clearly, the immense gift we receive on a daily basis.

Question for Children:What does the phrase “Jesus is the Bread of Life” mean to me?  The symbolism of bread nourishing us can easily get lost on children.  Bread is not necessarily the staple of life today.  Keeping it simple will make things much easier for your child.  Try to bring home the idea that bread feed us and helps us to grow stronger.  Make a list of things bread can do for us then compare it with Jesus and what he does for us in our lives.

Kids Korner

Community News 

Adult Confirmation:
If you are 18 years of age or older and have never made you Confirmation, please read this important notice.  The Diocese of Manchester has two Adult Confirmation sessions each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.  This Fall the ceremony will be held on November 9, 2009 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Concord, NH.  In order to prepare for the sacrament of confirmation all adults who are interested in becoming fully initiated members of the church are asked to attend a series of six classes prior to their Confirmation.  If you would like more information about these classes please contact the Christian Formation office  at 483-8481.  Classes begin in September and are held in several towns and deaneries.

Do You Like to Sing?
    Our choir is in need of a few people, both men and women,  who are willing to join us for Sunday morning Mass.  We usually practice before the Mass.  If you have a little extra time on Sunday mornings we would love to have you join us.  As long as you can carry a tune you are qualified.  If you love to sing you are even better.  You don’t need to worry about singing solo or any other embarrassing situation.  We enjoy what we do and we enjoy our time together.  Just see Becky after Mass or come early and join in the rehearsal.

The Way of St. Francis
A magazine for the Franciscan in each of us.  For a free issue of this award winning magazine please contact the Way of St. Francis by email at ofmcadev@att.net; by mail at 1500 34th Ave., Oackland CA, 94601 or by phone at 916-443-5717 or online at www.thewayofstfrancis.org

Food Pantry for July:  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 Pastas,  Chicken Noodle Soup and Canned Vegetables. We  always need  juices.   Thank you very much for all you do for God’s people.

A Look at Upcoming Events

Consular Outreach
   The Philippine Consulate General in New York and the Filipino American Friendship Society of NH invite all Filipinos and former Filipino citizens to a Consular Outreach Service in Manchester on Saturday, August, 8, 2009 from 10am to 3pm at the comfort Inn, Queen City Ave. in Manchester, NH.
    Feel free to consult with us and have your Passport, dual citizenship and Legalization of documents processed, Register as an Overseas Absentee Voter for the 2010 Philippine Presidential election, or avail yourself of any of our services.  For more information please contact our website www.pcgny.net or email us at newyork@pcgny.net

Mass Healing & Hope
    We are pleased to announce the celebration of a Mass of Healing and Hope by Father Michael Monette at Mary, Mother of the Church, 12 Amesbury Rd., Newton, NH. The Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 7:00 pm.  Following the Mass, Fr. Monette will anoint those who are in attendance with holy oil.  Prayer teams will be available for additional prayer for those who would like to receive it.  Remember that 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.

Crafters Wanted!
  St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Bedford, NH will be hosting a “Quality” Craft Fair on November 7, 2009 from 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  This fair featuring high quality, hand crafted items is held in a fantastic location that has easy access to the highway, free parking and is handicapped accessible.
    For inquires and application form, call Sharon at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish at 603-669-7444.  You may also access an application form through our website at http://stelizabethsetonchurch.org.  Application deadline is October 15 or when space sells out.

The Upper Room.
. a family resource center
    You are invited to The Upper Room’s Annual Free Ice Cream Social.  Please be our guest at The Upper Room’s Annual Ice Cream Social.  Everyone in the community is invited to join us as we thank our volunteers, funded by our community partners with Free ice cream, face painting, and family fun!  The event will be on Wednesday, August 12th from 6-8 at the Upper Room, in Derry.

The Sisters of Holy Cross. .
. are preparing for their Fall Fair.  The fair will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009.  The fair has several purposes: 
l.    To reconnect with family, friends, and former students.
2.    To raise funds to support our service projects at home and abroad,
3.    To provide care and comfort for our elderly and sick sisters.
Please mark your calendars for this event and join us for a fun day.  Thank you so much for your help

Celebrating Your Wedding Anniversary! ! !
Each year the diocese sets aside a time to celebrate the sacredness of Christian marriage with a special liturgical celebration.  Bishop McCormack will be the main celebrant for this occasion.  All couples who will be celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, and 50th and more, are cordially invited to join the bishop on October 11, 2009 at St. Anselm’s College chapel at 2:00 pm in the afternoon.
    If you are celebrating one of these anniversaries and you would like to join us, please give you name to your parish secretary so you can be included on our invitation list.  The deadline for giving you name is August 14th.  If you know someone who would like to join us, please pass on this message.

Retrouvaille
. . .
A Lifeline for Married Couples:  Retrouvaille offers help to couples experiencing trouble in the marriage.  The weekend and post sessions focus on rebuilding marriage through better communication, listening, and understanding.  Rediscover love, marriage through better communication, listening, and understanding.  Rediscover love trust, and respect with your partner.  Call today to being the healing process 1-800-470-2230 or www.retrouvaille.org.

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, 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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