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February 14, 2010
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

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
Ash Wednesday:  February 17
    7:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday, February 20
    6:00 PM For Yvette Lamontagne By Jeannette Alimi
Sunday,  February 21
    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 January 31, 2010
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $912
Loose            352
Total            1264

         Last  weekend envelope users contributed 74% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $75.84)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


                  
Regulations for Fast & Abstinence

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, and Good Friday, April 2, 2010, are days of fast and abstinence.  Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. 
Fasting is to be observed by all 188 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday.  On a fast day, one full meal is allowed.  Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.  Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed
Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older.  On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed.  Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.  When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.

   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
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Theme: 
(Heavenly Reward)
Reading: 
Jeremiah 17:5-8 (Trusting in the Lord)
Reading II:
I Cor.15:12,16-20 (Resurrection of the Dead)
Gospel:
Luke 6: 17, 20-26 (The Beatitudes)

Question for Adults:  How do I measure happiness?  Do I “buy into” the values of the Reign of God?  So many of us “buy into” the values of the culture around us but we often forget that the values of God’s culture is so very different.  We all too often get confused in our day to day activities because we cannot easily sort out the difference between what surrounds us and what God would like us to focus on.  We all search for happiness in our lives.  Are we aware of our own particular slant on happiness?  Have we been brainwashed by our culture thus believing that comfort, ease, and having all we want is the ultimate happiness?  This week we begin the season of Lent.  It is a great time to make an extra effort to reflect on who we are and what we most want out of life.

Question for Children:  When have I felt sad or angry because my friends did not understand my religion?) Sadly, discussion about Religion is probably not a hot topic among children.  However, it would not be a bad idea to talk about this to your child.  Ask them how they might feel if someone did not understand their religion.  Of course this is not a topic for very young children. 

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.

Rice Bowls Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday.  As part of our community’s observance of Lent, we ask all families to participate in Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl, a program of prayer fasting, learning, and giving.  Please take home a Rice Bowl packet and follow the simple yet powerful Lenten practice.  Visit us at crs.org

A Look at Upcoming Events

Operation Helping Hands
    NH Catholic Charities is seeking volunteers, 10 – 15 people, for the week of May 22 to May 29 to travel to New Orleans to participate in Operation Helping Hands.  The focus of the week is to elp needy homeowners to clean up their neighborhoods and restore their homes.  This is the 10th service trip that Catholic charities and Operation Helping Hands have done to New Orleans since Hurrican Katrina.  Volunteers travel at their own expense.  Simple meals and basic accommodations will be provided.  For more information or to reserve a space, please call Parish and community Outreach coordinator Leonard Campbell at 528-3035 or e-mail lcampbell@nh-cc.org

Vianney: by Leonardo Defilippis During this year of the priest the Diocese of Manchester is sponsoring a one man performance by Leonardo Defilippis on the life of Jean Marie Vianney.  This was done with a generous donation by the Knights of Columbus. The presentation will be held at the Dana Center at St. Anselm College at 100 St. Anselm Dr. Manchester, on Monday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.  Please join us in this celebration.

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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