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September 24, 2006
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday,  September 23
   6:00 PM   For Henry Hebert by Therese Therrien and Normand & Jeannine Fraser
September 24
   9:30 AM For the parishioners of St.Paul
Saturday,  September 30
   6:00 PM   For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  October 1
    9:30 AM  For Leon & Alexina Therrien by Normand & Jeannine Faser

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 ______________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of September 10, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1659
Loose             424
Credit             100
Total             2083.

  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 have enough 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 the parish.  If you think you would like to shadow a veteran teacher, please see Lorette after Mass or call the office. 

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 Ordinary Time
(Serving Others)
Wisdom 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.   

Community News 

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 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 go 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, Walmart etc.  You would need their permission to use a picture they photographed

The CYA (
Catholic Young Adults) . . . Welcome to the 2nd season of CYA, after a short summer hiatus, we are back! If you are between the ages of 20-39, please join us at our next meeting September 26th at St. Paul Church from 6:30-8:00 pm.  For more information e-mail Christy at chipmunknh@comcast.net.  For more 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!

A Look at Upcoming Events 

Art Exhibition Father 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 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Hatfield Gallery in Manchester.  The gallery is located in the Langer Building at 55 South Commercial Street, on the third floor.  (Yes, they have an elevator!)   The exhibition will continue 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 by going to www.syncrecity.com.  Hope to see you there.   

Book/Bake Sale. . . The Friends of Smyth Public Library’s annual Book & Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Henry W. Moore School gym, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  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 noon to 1:00 for lunch and will reopen until 3:00 p.m. 

Good Marriages Don’t Just Happen…”<>
Married Couple’s Retreat on October 14-15th at the Crowne Plaza 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. 

Boy Scout 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 up.

Electronic Offering:
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 website home page and make your contribution on line.


Please remember the following people and intentions in your daily prayers:

Our sick parishioners and friends…
   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.

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