September 24, 2006
Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions Saturday,September 23 6:00 PM For
Henry Hebert by Therese Therrien and
Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Sunday, September 24
9:30 AM For the
30 6:00 PM For the
St.Paul Sunday, October 1
9:30 AM For Leon & Alexina Therrien by
Normand & Jeannine Faser
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 September 10, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Last weekend envelope users contributed 85% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $124.96)
Thank You so much for your Generosity.
On the Way. . .At both St. Peter
and St. Paul we are at the threshold of the Christian Formation Program
for the year 2006-2007. Our children in grades K – 3 will engage
in a short weekly presentation during the first part of the Mass.
The rest of us will be taking part in the Generations of Faith Sessions
once per month beginning in October. It is good to remind
ourselves at this time about the purpose. In fact it was simply
stated by Jesus in last week’s Gospel excerpt: “Who do you
say that I am?” We are being invited to answer this question
both individually and as a parish community. Though it may sound
very basic, it is the essence of everything in life: we are on a
journey in which we are attempting to discover who the Lord Jesus
is. This will always lead us to discover the deepest realities of
who we are and who the other is. This is not only key to
self-respect and love for others, but also the Key to Heaven. It
is a life-long task. We experience highs and lows, we have
insight at times and at others we are blind. But we continue and
persevere. Jesus wants us to discover who He is. Jake
Linxweiler, Lorette Nault and I will once again make a concerted effort
to direct our twinned parishes towards that goal: to know Him,
to love Him and to serve Him.
We Need You!We
are in need of teachers for the grade levels mentioned above. If we
volunteers, we can limit the teaching times to an eight week period.This is wonderful for everyone. It
is only with the help of parents such as
yourselves that we are able to offer this very important ministry in
parish.If you think you would like to
shadow a veteran teacher, please see Lorette after Mass or call the
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 25th Sunday in
2:12, 17-20 (Condemning the Just One)
Reading II: James
3: 16-4:3 (Wisdom from Above)
Mark 9: 30-37 (The Servant of All) Question for Adults:While
striving for personal excellence, how can I fulfill Jesus’ call to
remain the last of all and servant of all? This
is a question that often leaves us torn between two worlds, or at least
it seems as if it should. The two goals are not mutually
exclusive however. The trick is to remember that we need to be
well balanced in life. This means that we must strive for
spiritual excellence along with everything else. If we
don’t, we will soon feel empty or at least incomplete at some
point in our lives.
If we can broaden our focus to include excellence in
the area of spiritual growth, we will soon find that all else falls
into place. There are many people who have been financially,
socially, academically or athletically successful and have reached the
level of excellence all while remaining faithful to their Christian
goals and beliefs. Being last and the servant of all simply means
putting the needs of others ahead of our own. What it comes down
to is striving for excellence in a fair and just manner. Take some time
to reflect on this in your own lives. Question for Children?In what ways can I
serve others this week? Make sure that your child understands
that the service of a Christian is not synonymous to being a servant as
we understand the term today. Serving others is more in the idea
of being kind and thoughtful, thinking about others needs before our
own. Help your child to make a list of concrete ideas that
demonstrate this type of service for others.
Question 4 Teens
What does the expression “being a servant of all” have to do with the
life of a 21st Century teen? In modern day language, the
expression means that we shouldn’t always be looking to brag or show
off. This type of behavior will only put us on the black list of most
people. It leaves us without friends and leaves us feeling
alienated. The best way to be happy is to try to see the needs of
others and then do what we can to help.
A Parish Pictorial Directory
This year, 2006, the parish is St. Paul is
celebrating its 35th Anniversary. With this in
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
2001. Sign up dates begin on September 9th and
10th. Mark you calendars. If
you are unable to make the dates of October 19-21, you may be able to
another nearby parish and you family photo will be sent to our
directory.You can also give us a photo of
your own as
long as you did not have it taken at another company such as Sears,
etc.You would need their permission to
use a picture they photographed
The CYA (Catholic
Young Adults) . . . Welcome to the 2nd
CYA, after a short summer hiatus, we are back! If you are between the
20-39, please join us at our next meeting September 26th at St. PaulChurch from .For more information e-mail Christy at
information about Catholic Young
Adults here in NH, please check out our website at www.cyanh.org.We hope to see you at the next meeting!
Look at Upcoming Events
Roger Croteau, currently the
pastor of Holy Cross Parish in East Derry, NH, will be having a major
exhibition of his recent works of miniature paintings. Opening night
will be Friday,
September 29, 2006
the Hatfield Gallery in Manchester.The gallery is located in the LangerBuilding
at 55 South Commercial
on the third floor.(Yes, they have an
elevator!)The exhibition will
through the month of October.All of you
are invited to come and see.You can get
a glimpse of this unique showing and more information about the artist
to www.syncrecity.com.Hope to see you there.
Book/Bake Sale. . .The Friends of Smyth Public
annual Book & Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, in
gym, beginning at Regularly priced paperback and hardcover
books, videos, and audiocassettes range in price from $0.10 to $1.00
each.The sale the will be closed from to for lunch and will reopen until
Marriages Don’t Just Happen…”<>
Retreat on October 14-15th at the CrownePlaza in Nashua.Spend time away, nurturing one of the most important
things in your
life, your marriage!This is a
“priceless”opportunity with a cost of
“225.00 per couple which includes one nights stay and three means.Call Paul for more information: 603-889-3483
or go online to www.vitanova.org
for a flyer and
registration information.Deadline:Sept. 20th.Sponsored by
Vita Nova a Catholic lay apostolate.>
Fundraiser . .
. Boy Scout troop 120 is having
a fundraiser and they would
appreciate your support.This year they
are selling live Christmas wreaths.We
all use Christmas Wreaths so this is a great opportunity.There is a sign up sheet in the entrance of
the church.Please take the time to sign
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.