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January 3, 2010
Feast of the Epiphany

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday, January 2
    6:00 PM For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  January 3
    9:30 AM  For Francis Huard By Richard & Madeleine Bilodeau
Saturday, January 9
    6:00 PM For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  January 10
    9:30 AM PM  Francis Huard By Therese Therrien

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 December 20, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1557
Loose            352
Total           1909

The offertory report for Dec. 24 & 27 was not available at the time of the bulletin printing.

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


   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.  Our next class will be held on January 10th.

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.  If students have not yet registered they must now wait for next year’s program as it is too late to complete this year’s requirements.
                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
Feast of the Epiphany
Theme: 
(Offering Gifts)
Reading:
Isaiah 60:1-6 3: 2-6 (Rise Up in splendor)
Reading II:
Ephesians 3: 2- 6 (Coheirs of the Promise)
Gospel:
Matt: 2: 1- 12 (Following the Star)

Question for Adults:  Does my pride and independence prevent me from accepting the gifts that God and others offer me? More of us have these characteristics than we want to admit.  To make it worse we are socialized to be independent individuals in our culture.  This certainly has its positive side but it works against us when it comes to our spiritual lives.  We cannot be open to God’s gifts and simultaneously want to do it ourselves or in our own way.  This Christmas season is a great time to take a serious look at ourselves in this respect.  After all, if God is willing to give us something we need for our happiness why would we stubbornly refuse? 

Question for Children:  What are some good gifts that I receive in my life?  Do I realize that such gifts are a sign of God’s love for me?  This is an easy question in relation to children.  They understand that people give them gifts because they love them.  They just have to be reminded that God gives gifts as well.  The difficult part is to recognize the gifts.  Sometimes even adults miss that part.  It is very easy to miss a spiritual gifts.  We have to be attentive to God.  The gift giving season is a great time to talk to your children about this.

Community News 


Our Food Pantry  If you would like to help our food pantry, we especially need Canned Soup, Tuna, Instant Rice and Potatoes and Spaghetti sauce.  We can always use soup and juice.  Thank you so much for your generosity.

Reminder:  The flu Season and the Celebration of Mass:   At The recommendation of the NH DHHS, the following precautions will remain in effect through cold and flu season: 
l. If you are ill, please stay home and refrain from attendance at church celebrations.
2. The sign of Pace should be shared without teaching hands or kissing.  This can be done with meaningful eye contact, smiles, and a bow of the head in reverence to one another.
3. Parishioners should receive Holy Communion in their hands, and not on their tongue.  Parishioners who receive Holy Communion on the tongue by necessity (i.e., because of a disability) should receive at the end of the Communion line.
4. The Precious Blook:  Communion is only to be given in the species of the consecrated host.  If you are unable to receive Holy Communion in the species of the consecrated bread because of Celiac Disease, please see the pastor.

A Look at Upcoming Events

Divorce Care video Seminars  and support Group meeting for separated/divorced persons will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Chuch Hall, Main St., Belmont on:
****Mondays at 6:30 – 8:30 pm****
The cost is $15.00 for the entire series.  This includes a guidebook also.  Scholarships are available.  Persons are welcome at any point in the series.  The topics are as follows:
Jan. 4th “What’s Happening to Me?”
Jan. 11th “The road to Healing:  Finding Hope”
Jan. 25 “Facing My Depression”
Feb. 1st “Facing My Loneliness”
Feb. 8th “What does the Owner’s Manual (Bible) say
Feb. 15th “New Relationships”
Feb 22nd “Financial Survival”
Mar. 1st “Kidcare”
Mar. 8th  “Single Sexuality”
Mar. 15th “Forgiveness”
Mar. 22nd “Reconciliation”
Mar. 29th  “Growing Closer to God”

Retrouvaille. . . a Lifeline  Rediscover a loving marriage with a retrouvaille (pronounced re-tru-vi) 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.  The next New England Retrouvaille marriage weekends will be held January 15-17, 2010, and April 16-18, 2010.  To register for the weekend or for more information, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800-470-2230.

Winter Events at Cathedral of St. Joseph  the Cathedral is located at 145 Lowell St. on the corner of Pine. 
  l.  Tuesday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.  There will be the 1st Annual cathedral Christmas Carol sing. Let us fill the Cathedral and raise the roof singing beloved Christmas carols!  Although this is open to the public, the evening is geared towards parish choirs and their music ministry leaders to gather, reflect and raise their voices in sung prayer.  Light refreshments will be served in the lower lever hall.  We will need people to bring baked goods as well.  The diocesan Festival Choir will be singing Christmas anthems.  If you have a copy of Handel’s messiah, pick up for a Hallelujah Chorus group sing.
    2.  Sunday,  January 31, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.  The Cathedral concert Series presents organist Mary Copely as she plays works of J.S. Bach, Messiaen, Franck, Widor and Vierne.  There will be a free will offering

A Trip to the Holy Land   Msgr. John Quinn at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime ‘Journey to the Holy Land’, April 12 – 23, 2010.  this trip which takes place after Easter, includes Mt. Tabor, Mt. of the Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and more!  Space is limited.  For more information, please contact the St. Elizabeth Seton Parish office at 660-7444.         


A Companion Volunteer Training Program.
  The Visiting Nurse of Manchester & Southern NH Association is starting a Companion Volunteer Training Program.  The focus of the training will be compassionate listening, concerns of the elderly, cognitive aging and setting boundaries.  Training is scheduled for Friday mornings January 8 through January 29 from 10:00am to 11:30am at VNA 33 So. Commercial St. Manchester, NH.
    The comprehensive training program will equip participants with the necessary skills to provide companionship to our homebound patients through visits and phone contact.
    The training will be led by Elizabeth Sheard, MA, and Professor of Aging.  Please contact Linda Krisch, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources at 663-4008 or lkrisch@elliot-hs.org to pre-register or for more information.



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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