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May 30, 2010
Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Weekend Mass Intentions

Sunday,  May 30

    9:30 AM For Leon & Alexina Therrien By Normand & Jeannine Fraser

May 23
    9:30 AM  For Charles Reagan By the Brinson family

Please Note:  Our last Saturday evening Mass was on April 24th at 4:00 PM.  Due to a very low attendance at the 6 pm we will terminate this Mass as of the 24th.  There is always a 4:00 pm Mass in Auburn.

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. 

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of May 23, 2010

Envelopes   $1193
Loose            518
Total           1711

         Last  weekend envelope users contributed 70% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $102.66)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Altar Server Training
    Would you like to be an altar server at St. Peter Church?  Anyone in grade 3 and up, who has received their First Communion, is invited to an Altar Server Training on Saturday, June 12, at 9:00 am, here at St. Peter Church.  Anyone from St. Paul Parish who will be registering at St. Peter’s is invited to this training, if you would like to serve here.  ALSO, if you are presently an altar server at St. Peter’s and would like a “refresher course”, please be in church at 9 am on the 12th.  Any questions, call Jake Linxweiler (Office – 669-5134/ home 483-5571) or e-mail stpetercf@comcast.net, and Mr. Linxweiler will get back to you. 

To All Parishioners:
    Many parishioners have been asking about the final date and/or final Mass for the parish.  We have not yet received word from the diocese on this information.  No doubt the last Mass will be at the end of June but the exact date has yet to be scheduled.  We will notify you as soon as we know. 
Thank you for you patience

   Prayer for Priests
Most gracious and loving Father,
    Christ 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 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 our Lord.  Amen

Christian Formation News
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.   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.

Generations 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 – 6PM.  Our last class was held on April 18th.
                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
(God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit)
Proverbs 8: 22-31 (Wisdom)
Reading II:
Romans 5: 1-5 (Peace with God  Through Christ
John 16: 12- 15 (the Spirit of Truth)

Question for Adults:  How does the belief in a relational God affect the way I treat others? One of the unique aspects of our Judaeo-Christian God is that he is a God that chooses to relate to his people.  Our God is a relational God. Does this make a difference in our lives?  This week we celebrate the feast of the Trinity.  We see that the three persons of Father, Son, and Spirit exist in a perfect relationship of love and abandonment to one another.  They exist for one another, completely fulfilling each other through love.  The model of the Trinity is our perfect model.  The relationship is not a romantic one but rather one of self abandonment to other.  Does this make a difference our lives?

 From the Pastor:
           The Due Diligence Report that is necessary in order to proceed in the unification of St. Peter and St. Paul Parishes is coming to an end.  There has been a complete inspection of both properties; the pastor and the bookkeepers of both parishes have complied with requests by an independent auditor who was retained by the Diocese of Manchester; a complete inventory of the possessions of both parishes has been taken by an outside assessor.  I have reviewed all of these documents.  The Chairs of each Finance Council, Mr. Thomas Gregoire at St. Peter and Mr. Michael Pellerin at St. Paul, have also signed off.  On June 2nd the entire report and all accompanying and pertinent material will be presented before the Diocesan Finance Council.  The same will happen before the Presbyteral Council (Council of Priests and Consultors to the Bishop) on June 7th.  After that date, Bishop McCormack will render his decision as to whether the two parishes unify.

Community News 

NH Catholic Charities 2010 Appeal
  The NH Catholic Charities 2010 Appeal is underway and your help is needed more than ever.  While the news about the economy is getting better, many people in our state are still suffering from job losses, family problems, hunger, and depression.  NH Catholic Charities has heard the call and has responded; we pray that you will, in turn, support us in this mission with our thoughtful and generous donation.

 Holy Cross Early Childhood Center
Holy Cross Early Childhood Center has provided preschool to NH children for more than fifty years.  We now offer full day early childhood programs in addition to our half day preschool programs.  Our teachers are certified Early Childhood or Elementary teachers.  Our kindergarten and preschool programs are developmentally appropriate and follow NH Early Learning Guidelines from the State Department of Education.  We are offering a summer program for children four years of age through six and a half.  If you are looking for a small, values driven early childhood setting while you work this summer, give us a call at 603-668-0510!  Or if you are a working family looking for Quality early Learning Programs for your child as well as full time Childcare, Holy Cross might be the place for you!

Notice:  The parish has a substantial amount of oak wood left over from the work on the pews.  The pieces are mostly backs and seats of pews.  If anyone is interested in having some for burning or carpentry work you are welcome to come and get it .  Please do so before the middle of June because we will have to get rid of it soon thereafter. Thank You.

A Catholic Charities Client says “Thank You”
Thanks to your support, NH Catholic Charities is here to help people in need.  This letter recently came in from a client:  “When we became aware we did not have fuel, my brother and I asked our Lord Jesus to provide the oil / our need as His word declares ‘But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus’ Philippians 4:19.  We were given your phone number and my brother called.  You were the channel from which our need was met.  Thank you!” 
   Doesn’t this say it all. . .it is not our work but Christ’ accomplished through us!

A Look at Upcoming Events

Trinity High School, 581 Bridge Street, Manchester, will be hosting its 7th Annual Theology Fair on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 5 pm-7pm in the school gym.  Each member of the freshman class was assigned a scripture passage and over the past six months, they have been working on a 3-D depiction of the story.  Their projects will be a beautiful representation of the Word of God they would love to share their work with you.

St. Raphael Pastor’s Class
    Please join us for the spring session on Tuesdays, May 25, June 1, 8, and 15 in the parish hall classroom, found at St. Raphael Parish, 103 Walker St. Manchester.  Father Jerome Day, O.S.B., as well as several guest speakers from St. Anselm College will lead a discussion into the meaning and theology of the priesthood, as we conclude the Year of the Priest.  The first class on May 25 will focus on the topic “The Sacrament of Holy Orders and the Triple Priesthood of Christ” Please call the parish office to register at 623-2604.

Thinking About Remarriage
    The Thinking About Remarriage Workshop Day provides an enrichment opportunity for couples when one or both have been previously married.  The program serves couples who are just thinking about remarriage and engaged couples who plan to remarry.  Visit www.catholicnh.org/marriage for details or call the Office of matrimony 669-3100, ext. 172

Young Adult Retreat ( ages 19-39) are you a young adult looking for an opportunity to connect with other young adults?  Do you want to help build the Catholic young adult community in New Hampshire?  Have you been looking for time to pray and reflect?  Then come join us for the First Annual Yung Adult Retreat on June 4-6, 2010 at the Magdalen College campus in Warner, NH.


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, Ethel Thomas, Jean Swindler, Roger Plante, Joseph Gesel, Jacob Desrocher, Cindy Huard, Deborah McGovern, 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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