Speptember 3, 2006
Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions Saturday,September 2 6:00 PM For the
St.Paul Sunday, September 3
9:30 AM For Alcide and Annette Fraser by Normand and Jeannine Fraser Saturday,September 9 6:00 PM For the
parishioners of St.Paul Sunday, September 10
9:30 AM For Juliette Boisvert by Gabrielle
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
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!
____ I want to support our parish on a regular basis. Please
add me to the envelope list.
Town ________________,NH Zip ________
on Parish Income
of August 27, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Last weekend envelope users contributed 82% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $126.46)
Thank You so much for your Generosity.
On the Way . . .This
week I would like to welcome the parishioners of St. Paul, Candia to
this column. Nearly two years ago I started placing a few
thoughts and observations in the weekly bulletin at St. Peter’s.
I entitled it “On the Way…” recalling the story in St.
Luke’s Gospel about the disciples of Emmaus ...Luke 24:13-35.
Like the disciples in the story, Jesus continues to accompany us On our Way.
Like those disciples we often spend our time “conversing about all the
things that have occurred: the crucifixion of the Lord on Friday
afternoon and His Resurrection the following Sunday morning.
Often, during our busy weeks our “eyes (are) prevented from seeing
Him”. Then we come to the Eucharistic Table where He breaks the
bread for us and we experience His presence. In hindsight we repeat the
words of the disciples and say to each other: Were not our hearts
burning within us while He spoke to us on the way and opened the
scriptures to us?” So this spot in our bulletins is the time for
me to reflect on our experience as the people of God On the Way
in Candia and Auburn, East Manchester, Hooksett, Derry, Chester,
Deerfield, Raymond. I will also use the column for information as
well as observations on parish life. Parishioners from both
parishes that I serve as pastor will also be aware of what is happening
in the sister parish and how the Church continues to grow in this part
of New Hampshire
Christian Formation News
Grades K – High School
If you have children of age for Religious Education,
please remember to pick up a registration form for Religious Education
for the coming year. All children from grade K – the end of
Confirmation must register. The registration does not roll
over from one year to the next. You can pick up a form in the
back of the church or you can visit the parish office Monday – Thursday
during office hours or give us a call at 483-8481 and ask us to mail
you a form. We would be happy to do this
Grades K- 3 Classes for children
in these grades will resume on the weekend of September 16/17..
Grades 4 – 10 + Last
year we initiated a new program for the children in these grade
levels. The classes are held once a month and the program is
geared to the entire family. Parents are strongly urged to attend the
sessions as there is an adult component to the program which helps them
to deepen their knowledge of the faith as well as making it possible
for them to compliment the practice of the faith in the home. Our
first class will be on Sunday, October 15, 2006. This year, the
classes will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm here at St. Paul’s.
A full year’s schedule will be given to you on the first class
day. Please mark your calendars.
Question of the Week 22nd Sunday in
Ordinary Time Theme: (Following the Lord)
Reading I:Deut. 4:1-2, 6-8 (The Commands of the Lord)
Reading II: James 1: 17-18, 21-23(Doers of the Word)
Gospel: Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15 (What Comes From Within) Question for Adults:How
can I develop a grateful heart in order that God’s law might become an
expression of freedom and that my actions authentically reflect my
desire to follow the path of Jesus? This
is a loaded question. There are several points to consider.
One, we want to reflect on the meaning of having a grateful
heart. We often mistake the notion of saying Thank You as being
the fulfillment of being grateful. As we mature and grow wiser we
come to understand that gratitude is much more involved. It
certainly includes saying Thanks but it also involves the idea of
living one’s life in such a way as to reflect the gifts we have
Then there is the notion of Freedom which many
people associate with being independent and doing whatever one wants
when and if they want. True Freedom, however comes from a much
deeper place. It comes from the notion that we are not slaves to
what other human beings think. We are not tied down to having to
compare ourselves to everyone else. We are Free when we can live
our lives in a manner that reflects our true beliefs and when we are
not ashamed to live out our priorities and values which reflect our
love for others. If we had more Free Christians we
would see fewer people competing with the Joneses wouldn’t we?
Lastly, we need to seriously consider whether or not
we really have a desire to follow Jesus’ path. This is all
together another question, however, it is an important one. Have
a great week. Question for Children?What can I change in my life to honor God’s law more genuinely?
Begin by discussing the idea of what it means to be genuine. The
examples will vary with age. Everyone has the temptation to put
on airs and to forget that it is more important to be ourselves no
matter what. The closer they get to being teens, the more
temptation there is. Ask you children if they can think of
something they do just to impress others? Perhaps they can draw
an idea for change from this list.
A Parish Pictorial Directory
This year, 2006, the parish is St. Paul is
celebrating its 35th Anniversary. With this in mind, after
much discussion, the Pastor and I along with the Pastoral Council have
decided to have a new Pictorial Directory for the Parish. Our
last Directory was completed in 2001.
This year’s Directory will be developed by Olin
Mills. They are the Company that served us in 1998, 2 directories
ago. Many parishioners were very happy with Olin Mills so we
opted to go with them rather than the company that served us in
There are many new families in the parish and those
of you who were with us last time have had more children or they have
gotten much older. A good turnout would be a great way of
bringing us all together and helping one another to get to know who we
are and what we look like. Sign up dates begin on September 9th and
10th. Mark you calendars.
Experienced Human Resources Generalist Sought. .
Manchester currently is seeking a human resources generalist with five
human resources management experience and/or certification.Theposition would be responsible for administering
human resources policies
and procedures including staffing, payroll, compensation, and benefits
programs.The successful candidate must be
oriented, flexible, and intuitive and have the ability to work
and accurately in a fast-paced environment.Salary commensurate with experience and includes a
benefit package with
health, dental, and vacation.For
immediate consideration, send cover letter and resume to:Diane Murphy Quinlan, Chancellor, Diocese of
Manchester, 153 Ash St.,
PO Box 310, Manchester, NH03105.
Look at Upcoming Events
Young Men at the
you are a single man who is searching to know God’s will in your life, come to
Crossroads.Join other local men at
Joseph House in Manchester
on Friday, September 8, at
for a monthly gathering called Crossroads.For more information, contact Vocation Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 669-3100 ext.132,
or contact Jude Christopher at email@example.com
or 660-3100 ext. 153 if you want to attend the gathering
Renew Your Relationship
Its vacation time again! Summer is a
time for family fun.But what about you
and your spouse?Schedule a special time
for the two of you to get away this fall; renew your relationship with
Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend!
Spend quality time
an upcoming weekend. Sept. 15-17,
in White River Junction, VT November 17-19,
in Jackson, NH
now for your special weekend away!Reserve your space soon to make sure you can attend
the weekend of your
choice.To register or for more
information call 603-867-6929.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more about the Worldwide Marriage
Initiation for Adults).The Catholic Community
of St. Paul Parish wish to extend a
invitation to all who are interested in learning more about the process
a Baptized member of our Church. If you,
or someone you know have been thinking about taking this step toward
Communion, do not hesitate to call the office at 483-8481 and ask to
speak to Lorette
about this process.Whether you have
already been baptized in another Christian Faith denomination or have
been baptized at all, the road is open to all.If
you are interested in knowing more about this
journey toward Catholicism, we would be happy to meet with you and
questions you may have.
A few months ago the finance council recommended the implementation of
electronic contributions for weekly contributions.
Our Parish is now able to take your offertory donations through Credit
or Debit card.
If you wish to make you contribution in this manner, go to our
home page and make your contribution on line.
CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Please remember the following
people and intentions in your daily prayers:
Our sick parishioners and
Please pray for the
following people: ..Jude
Rosenkrans, Stephen and Charlie Doucette, Betty Lintz, Cecile Gendron,
Lori Aguilera, Kimberly Mirolo, Rita Sullivan, Kathy Gauthier, Roger
Auger, Jean Swindler, Roger Plante, Rita Matten, Joseph Gesel,
Jacob Desrocher, Cindy Huard, Deborah McGovern, Ethel Thomas, Gordon
Gladden and Carol Sheperd.
For peace in the world,
especially in Iraq… 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...
For all victims of recent flooding in NH...
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.