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February 7, 2010
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday, February 6
    6:00 PM For Yvette Lamontagne By Jeannette Alimi
Sunday,  February 7
    9:30 AM For Francis Huard By Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Saturday, February 13
    6:00 PM For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  February 14
    9:30 AM  For Francis Huard By Normand & Jeannine 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 January 31, 2010
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2163
Loose            463
Total            2626

         Last  weekend envelope users contributed 81% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $157.60)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


“Life in the Spirit” Seminar   Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Manchester is hosting a “Life in the Spirit” seminar on the weekend of Feb. 13 -14.  This is a weekend retreat, that when approached with an open and sincere heart, will help to deepen your relationship with Jesus and reawaken the gifts, fruits, and charisms of the Holy Spirit given to you at your baptism and confirmation.  In a word, the seminar enables you to strengthen your faith through an experience of a “personal Pentecost”.  For more information about the retreat, including registration, schedule for the weekend, events and presentation topics, please visit our website at www.saintcatherines.org, under “spiritual Growth”.

   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 February 14th.

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
5th  Sunday in Ordinary Time
Theme: 
(Following Christ)
Reading:  
Isaiah 6:1-8 (Here I Am)
Reading II:
I Cor. 15: 1-11 (Reminded of the Gospel)
Gospel:
Luke 5: 1- 11 (The Call of the Fishermen)

Question for Adults:  Who in my life needs to know the love of God?  How can I share my faith with them?  We all know people who could benefit from God’s love and compassion.  How often do we hear people say, “If it weren’t for my faith, I don’t know how I would have gotten through this situation.  We all know what this means and if our faith if strong we believe it sincerely.  If we know someone who is struggling with issues of life, whether they be sickness, unhealthy relationships, finances etc. why not share your own faith experiences?  Done in a loving and compassionate way, sharing our faith never hurts.

Question for Children:  Do I realize that when I share my faith I draw others closer to God?  Sometime children do not always realize that their behavior reflects to others.  The younger the child the less they are able to see this.  This week, why not sit with your child and talk to them about this topic.  Ask them what they see in others behaviors and how it affects them.  It is surprising how children can understand the concept once it is presented to them.

Community News 

Our Food Pantry  If you would like to help our food pantry, we especially need Canned Soup, Tuna, Instant Rice and Potatoes, canned pastas and Spaghetti sauce.  We can always use juice.  Thank you so much for your generosity.  You have no idea how appreciative people are when they come and we have something to offer.

Job Announcment:  The New Hampshire Children’s Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse New Hampshire is looking for an applied research and evaluation professional to join our team.  Please send your resume, responses to the following essay questions and contact information for three references to info@NHCTF.org by February 1, 2010.  Hard copies will NOT be accepted.  Interviews will take place the week of February 1.  No phone calls please.
     There is a copy of the education/skills requirements as well as a more detailed job description posted on the bulleting board in the entrance of the church.  You can also check out the website at www.nhctf.org Please keep in mind that your window of opportunity is very short.  We only received this info a week ago and the bulletin was already printed.

A Look at Upcoming Events

Valentine Dinner Dance Celebration
    You’re invited to join in the fun!  The Social Committee of St. Lawrence Parish, 51 Main St., in Goffstown is hosting a Valentine’s dinner Dance.  This event will take place Saturday, Feb. 13th, 7-11 PM with Door Prizes and Basket of Cheer Raffle.  ‘Extreme weather’ dated is February 20th! Buffet catered by Belmont Hall includes Baked Stuffed Chicken, Beef Burgundy with Noodles, Vegetarian Lasagna; Apple Crisp for dessert. Tickets are $20 pp singles or couples welcomed; BYOB, setups available.  Music provided by Eric Fletcher of DJ, ETC.  Tickets are sold in the Chapel after all weekend masses or weekdays in the parish office.  For info please call the office at 497-2651

Are You a Caregiver to an elderly parent or friend?  NH Catholic Charities is offering an 8 week workshop to be held on the following Mondays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12,  and 19.  The group will meet from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel Healthcare Center, 235 Myrtle St., Manchester.  We will discuss personal responsibilities, setting healthy boundaries within the caregiving relationship, physical and emotional changes involved in aging, and legal & financial resources.  Registration is at the first meeting.  The fee for this workshop is $50.00 for individuals or $75.00 for couples (fee negotiable).  If you are interested and need more info, please contact NHCC
at 624-4717.

Adult Confirmation  Are you an adult who has, for various reasons, never completed your initiation in the church?  If this is the case in your situation all is not lost.  The Diocese of Manchester will offer the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester 2 p.m.  People who are interested in preparing to receive this sacrament may do so at the following locations.  Your pastor’s permission is always required.  Please see contact information to register or inquire about additional information regarding sessions.   The Amoskeag Deanery, to which we in Candia belong, will have classes on March 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, and 20 of 2010.  the classes will be held in various parishes throughout Manchester.  Please contact Sr. Bernadette Turgeon, S.N.D.deN, 623-4715 or srbernadette.transfiguration@comcast.net

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:
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.

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.         


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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