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October 1, 2006
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

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
Saturday,  October 7
   6:00 PM   For the parishioners of St.Paul
October 8
   9:30 AM For Raymond Fraser  by Normand & Jeannine Fraser

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 24, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1970
Loose             342
Credit             100
Total             2412.

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 86% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $144.76)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

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.  We would like to have everyone’s picture in our anniversary edition.
    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.
Please sign up and get to know your fellow parishioners.  Mark your 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

NH Right to Life Annual Banquet
    This year’s featured speaker is James W. Sedlak, M.S., vice president of American Life League and a recognized expert on Planned Parenthood.  Tickets for the banquet are $45 per person and will be held at the Manchester Country Club at 180 So. River Rd. Bedford, NH  on Sunday, Oct. 29th with reception to begin 4:30 pm and dinner to follow at 5:00 pm. For tickets call 626-7950 or write life@nhrtl.org.  

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
26th  Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Working for the Lord)
Reading Numbers 11:25-29 (Eldad and Medad)
Reading II: James 5: 1-6 (Your Wealth has Rotted)
Gospel:  Mark 9: 36-48 (For or Against)

Question for Adults: What special gift of faith do I contribute to the world?  This question is simply asking what you do to live a life that demonstrates your trust and love in God.  Everyone has different strengths and everyone has their personal cross to carry.  Can you identify yours?  If it doesn’t come to light immediately, you might want to take some time to reflect on this during the week

Question for Children? During the month of October this column will focus on the need for safety in the lives of your children.  The following discussions are sent to us through the program for Protecting God’s Children.  Please take the time to review it with you children if they are in the appropriate grade level.  This week the lesson is for Grade 4. (Approx.20-25 min.)
    The focus of this lesson is to help the children recognize the difference between tattling and telling
     By the end of you discussion, your child should be able to give examples of times when it is appropriate to tell a secret. 
    Begin by explaining to your child that you want to discuss ways that will help them stay safe when they are not with you. 
    Ask your child to tell you about times when they have told someone a secret and asked them not to tell.  Then, ask them if they have ever been told to keep something a secret.
    Discuss the following with your child:
-    Tattling can be selfish.  Usually we tattle because we want to get someone in trouble.
  -   Telling is to help someone not get hurt or to do the right thing

Some examples:
    1. What if Joey’s big brother is beating up on him?  Would it be tattling to tell someone about it?
( No, because Joey needs help. )
    2. What if someone were stealing your lunch money at school?  Would it be tattling to tell your teacher about it?  (No, because it is a problem  that you need to help solve)

Do worksheet related to this lesson.

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

Discernment Retreat
    A retreat for men and women ages 18-39 who would like to learn how to include God in their decision making.  Discernment is the art of prayerful decision-making and is vital for today’s Catholics making life’s big choices.  The retreat will be held Nov. 3rd at 7pm to Nov. 4th at 7pm at Joseph House in Manchester.  The $25. fee is due with registration by October 27th.  Contact Sr. Lorraine Aucoin, pm at 668-1791 or srlorrainea@yahoo.com.

Naomi Meal – October 13, 2006
    For single women 18-45 interested in learning more about Religious Life.  The evening will begin at 6pm with a delicious meal and light conversation followed by communal prayer.  A brief presentation on the role of Prayer in Religious Life will then give way to discussion and questions.  We will finish by 9 pm.  There is no cost, but you must pre-register with Jude Christopher at the Diocesan Vocation Office.  Te.669-3100 ext. 153 or by e-mail: jchristopher@rcbm.org.

Crossroads Discernment Group
    Crossroads is a program of prayer, education and discernment for single catholic men considering their Christian Vocation.  Topics of discussion cover God’s call to discipleship and holiness in the Church and the need for our generous response.  Our next meeting is Friday Oct. 6, at Joseph House located at 279 Cartier St. Manchester.  The evening begins with Mass @ 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and ends with discussion.  For more information please contact Fr. Jason Jalbert, Associate Vocation Director for the Diocese of Manchester at 669-3100 or jjalbert@rcbm.org

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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