Saint Gabriel Catholic Community At St. Paul Church in Franklin
At St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton
How to reach us Phone: Parish Office: (603) 934-5013 Rel. Education: 286-4554 Youth: 286-1290 Fax Line: 934-3469 Mail: P.O. Box 490, Franklin, NH 03235 Street Address: 16 Chestnut St. Tilton 110 School Street Franklin E-mail: [email protected]
Pastor: Rev. Raymond E. Gagnon Deacon: Dc. Thomas Matzke Office Mgr: Claire Connifey Bulletin Editor: Meri-lynn Banton Rel Ed. Coord.: Christine Dzujna Youth Minister Tishie Skaff Music Ministry: Debbi Gibson Food Pantry: John Bruno Cemeteries/Maintenance: Mike Parmelee
Office Hours Monday thru Thursday from 9AM - 4PM
Food Pantry Monday & Friday from 9AM – Noon (Tilton)
Join us in prayer Weekend Mass
Saturday at 4:00PM (Franklin) & 6:00PM (Tilton) Sunday at 8:30AM (Tilton ) & 10:30AM (Franklin)
Weekday Mass Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:00AM in Franklin
Reconciliation Saturday at 3:15PM (Franklin) & 5:15PM (Tilton)
Eucharistic Adoration Every Tuesday from 1:15 to 3:15PM (Tilton)
Second Sunday of the Month from 3:00–4:00PM (Franklin) Ministry to the Sick & Homebound
Please call the office to request the Sacrament of Anointing or homebound visits. Baptism–Marriage
Call the Parish Office to schedule instruction and the ceremony
St. Mary St. Paul
We’re here for you
Pentecost Sunday May 30 & 31, 2020
Readings for next Weekend The Most Holy Trinity
June 07, 2020 First Exodus–34:4b-6, 8-9 Second 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Gospel John 3: 16-18
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
Tues May 26 1:15 PM Adoration (until 3:15 PM) (T)
HOW OUR PARISH HAS FARED FINANCIAL-LY SINCE WE’VE HAD TO CLOSE OUR DOORS Last year This year Week One 7,099.90 4,713.00 Week Two 10,966.00 8,633.00 Week Three 7,835.00 5,570.00 Week Four 10,201.00 8,737.00 Week Five 5,324.90 8,057.00 Week Six 6,697.00 4,887.00 E-giving/March 2,716.00 4,538.43 E-giving/April 2,965.93 4,571.81 Week Seven 5802.00 4,105.50 Week Eight 7,713.00 6,926.00 Totals 67,320.73 60,738.74 Difference: (-6,581.99) or -$ 822.80 per week. WOW! THANK YOU SO MUCH! The average parish in our diocese has lost 25% of its income during this time; we have lost less than 10%. Thanks for your generous and faithful support. Thanks even more for your cards, letters, notes, e-mails and phone calls of support. It is so great to know that our community is so caring and support-ive. God Bless You!
Offering May 24 General Collection 3,406.00
Building Fund & Fuel 640.00
TOTAL FOR PARISH 4,647.00 Diocesan Collections 62.00
Decorations at the graves: –
All items will have to be removed by Monday June 08 if you wish to keep the items.
Ordination of Priests on TV - - Saturday, June 6 at 10 AM PRIEST-
HOOD ORDINATIONS Rev. Joshua Livingston &Rev. Ryan Amazeen The ceremony will be live-streamed at 10 AM at stjosephcathedralnh.org )
This are great opportunity to discuss vocations with your children. If you can, please watch this sacred rite as a family. Congratulations: to Rev Mr. David Gagnon and Rev Mr. Joseph Moynahan who were ordained Transitional Deacons last weekend. Don’t forget to pray for these faith-filled young men who are dedicat-ing their lives to Christ and His Church. God-willing, they will be ordained priests at this time next year.
DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION Until we are allowed to have public masses once again, you can receive Holy Communion in Church on week-ends: on Saturdays at 5 PM at St. Paul’s in Franklin On Sundays at 8:30 AM at St. Mary’s in Tilton
Preparation: It is suggested that you watch Mass on video or TV, read this week’s Scriptures and/or gather your family for prayer before coming to Church.
At church: doors will be open, holy water fonts will be empty. You are asked to wear a mask, use sanitizer, maintain a prayerful atmosphere, and line up in the main aisle (socially distant). We’ll have prayer cards you can use to prepare and to do your thanksgiving.
Receiving Communion: stand or kneel before the cele-brant, say “Amen”, receive the Body of Christ and pro-ceed to the exit. You may hold on to the prayer card or place it in the basket near the exit.
You are asked not to create a large crowd (more than 10) outside the church either before or after receiving.
Please pray that we can celebrate Mass real soon!
Sanctuary Lamp From this Sunday thru next Saturday, the sanctuary lamp in church will burn for these intentions: St. Paul’s: Elizabeth Courtemanche by Jean & Family St. Mary’s: All Parishioners
ST. GABRIEL’S PRAYER LINE If you’d like to call in your prayer requests, this month’s contact is Desirea Sleeper at 286-3997. You can also write in your request in the book at ei-ther church.
P R For All Newly Ordained Priests
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for June - The Way of the Heart We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK The Source Of Our Unity. Like most of you, I can’t wait for this crisis and its annoying consequences to be over. I miss being able to leave home for no good rea-son, leaving the mask behind, ignoring the one way signs and floor markings, being able to gather with more than 10 people and, of course, being able to give hugs and handshakes. How long, O Lord? But this pandemic is not all bad. After all, parents have reclaimed their role as prime educators, first responders have finally gotten recognition for the dangers they face every day, politi-cians have stopped bickering and are actually working together on the real needs of their citizens, families are taking a serious look at how granny is being cared for at the nursing home, empty store shelves are reminding us of how spoiled we really are in this country and the world-wide impact of this crisis has brought home the point that we truly live in a global village. Every person on the planet is hoping that some gifted scientist(s) somewhere in the world will come up with a cure and a vaccine. Isn’t it amazing that we could find so much good in such a deadly and destructive disaster? Well, it’s Pentecost Sunday and the Church is
highlighting another force in the world that can bring people together and accomplish an incredible amount of good. In fact, this force has no negative effects and is a lot more powerful than any virus. It’s the Holy Spirit. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit not only to give vibrancy and direction to his Church, but also to “renew the face of the earth”. The Spirit’s mission is global. He’s here to help every human being (believer and non-believer) see where God fits into their life, what God can do for them, and, since we’re all made in the image of God, how each of us has a bit of godliness in us. The Spirit is try-ing to motivate us to make God our top priority, build on what we have in common and rely on God’s grace and guidance as we join with God and each other in trans-forming the world. Imagine if we responded to this source of unity the way we did to a virus. Instead of sheltering at home and keeping our dis-tance, we’d be working hand in hand, using our skills and energy to care for our planet and enhance the lives of all who share it with us.
Because the number of ‘Private Masses’ are limited, there are not enough masses for all intentions sched-uled. If your intention is not listed, it will be rescheduled. If an intention was noted for a special occasion, we gave it preference on the date originally requested.
LOOKING AHEAD Cemeteries: We have started burying and having graveside services. However, until this “Stay in Place” order is lifted, only about ten family members are allowed to attend. If you have lost a loved one recently, why not delay the burial until everyone can attend? Also, if you want to schedule a memorial Mass (funeral), consider a weekend Mass unless you expect a large turnout. This will assure that more people are praying for your loved one. Hopefully, next year!!! Confirmation: Will probably take place in the Fall (after Labor Day). We have sent a request to the bishop. We’ll get back to you as soon as we have a definite date and specific plans. When public masses are finally allowed, please start bringing your Confirmation candidates to weekly Mass.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK Sat. May 30 4:00 PM
Anticipated Mass Olivier Lagace by his daughters & Family
Sun. May 31 9:30 AM
Pentecost Sunday Yvette Gauthier by the Family Anniv
Mon. June 01 8:00 AM
BVM, Mother of the Church All Parishioners
Tues. June 02 8:00 AM
Ordinary Weekday (9th Week) Arthur Stein by Mr. & Mrs. Jack Manning
Wed. June 03 8:00 AM
St. Charles Lawanga & Companions Therese Parenteau by Paul Hansen & Family
Thurs. June 04 Ordinary Weekday No Mass
Fri June 05 8:00 AM
St. Boniface, Bishop & Martyr Gerard Aube by Maureen & Family
Sat. June 06 4:00 PM
Anticipated Mass Emma Groleau by Fr. Ray
Sun. June 07 9:30 AM
The Most Holy Trinity Sunday Elizabeth Courtemanche by Jean & Family
With the concern over the Coronavirus people cannot attend Mass,. Unfortunately our bills do not stop. Have you con-sidered continuing your support of your parish by E-Giving? Check out the option on our web page: www.stgabrielnh.org. We thank you!
BEING THERE FOR EACH OTHER Just because we are adhering to social distanc-ing does not mean that we need to neglect our neighbors. There is a lot we can do for others
and still maintain a safe distance. * Check on your elderly neighbors, see if you can help by doing their grocery shopping, getting their mail or newspa-per, prescriptions, etc.; * Maybe you can drop off a meal or share some cookies or other treat; * Send food or gift cards to someone who has lost their job. Care for their children so they can get a break. * Help with yard work or Spring cleaning.
Church Visits: If you would like to enter the church to pray, please come by the office and get a key. The of-fice is open Monday thru Thursday 9 AM until 4 PM. The weekly adoration at St. Mary church will continue on Tuesdays from 1:15 PM until 3:15 PM.
Parents of Students Receiving Sacraments: As you know, the ceremony for First Eucharist and Confirmation scheduled for Sunday, May 3 was post-poned. The Bishop will delegate the pastor to adminis-ter Confirmation. NO DATE HAS BEEN SET, but it will probably take place after Labor Day. We’ll need a ses-sion or two to prepare the candidates for this important sacrament. Once the date has been set, parents will receive a letter with the details for the preparation ses-sions, practice and ceremony.
Home visits: because of the virus, we had to stop homebound visits. If you can’t come to church be-cause of age or illness and are comfortable with the pastor or the deacon bringing you Holy Communion at home, please let us know. It would be a privilege to bring our Eucharistic Lord to your home. Deacon Tom is planning on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fa-ther Ray on Tuesdays and Fridays. Just call the office (934-5013) and leave a message.
EXPLORE VOCATIONS: Ever think of be-coming a Priest? If this thought keeps coming back to you, God may be trying to reach you (recruit you?). Please follow up: talk to Fr Ray or to Deacon Tom. The Diocesan web page offers
tools to help you determine if God is really calling. You can also speak to Rev. Mathew Mason at 603-663-0196 or [email protected] rcbm.org. Cannot hurt to check it out.
Our Annual 40 Hours Adoration is cancelled for this year.
CATHOLIC SERVICES & PROGRAMS
Knights of Columbus St. Mary of the Assumption
Council #11868 Grand Knight: Aaron Boudreau 603-998-2806 Bishop Leo O’Neil Council #12147 (Franklin) Grand Knight: Mark Lemire 603-738-3101 Fr. A.J. Timon Assembly #638 (4th Degree) Faithful Navigator: Francis (Frank) Ruffing 603-491-2613 At www.franklinknights.org
Catholic Schools Holy Trinity School (Pre-K to 8) 19 Gilford Ave. Laconia, NH 03246 Web:www.holytrinitynh.com Phone: 524-3156 St. John Regional School (Pre-K to 8) 61 S. State Street Concord, NH 03301 Web: www.stjohnregional.org — Phone: 225-3222 Bishop Brady High School (9 to 12) 25 Columbus Ave Concord, NH 03301 Web: www.bishopbrady.edu — Phone: 224-7418
Catholic Charities Laconia District Office 528-3035 17 Gilford Ave., Laconia, 03246
Counseling - Elderly Services - Adoption/Maternity Parish Nurse - Children’s Home - Food Bank
St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center 406 Court St., Laconia, NH 03246 Phone: 524-0466
Parish Outreach Franklin Regional Hospital & Ger-rish Manor Leo St. Pierre Merrimack County Nursing Home Meri-lynn Banton NH Veterans Home Rev. Ray Gagnon - Steve Archambault Mt. Ridge Nursing Home - Deacon Tom Kimberly Rojas Golden Crest Senior Resort - Deacon Tom At Peabody Home Angela Mundy—Christine Dzujna
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