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October 8, 2006
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday,  October 7
   6:00 PM   For the parishioners of St.Paul
October 8
   9:30 AM For Raymond Fraser  by Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Saturday,  October 14
   6:00 PM   For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  October 15
    9:30 AM   For Raymond Wilkinson by Everett Amor

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 October 1, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2344
Loose             295
Credit             100
Total             2739.

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 90% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $164.36)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Parish Pictorial Directory

During the past few weeks we have been asking you to sign up for the parish APictorial Directory.  There are many families who have done so but there are a great many who have not.  It has come to my attention that there may have been some points that were not well communicated.   Hopefully the following will help to clarify these points. 
1.All pictures will be taken here at St. Paul’s
in the basement.  You do not have to travel to the photographer’s for the sitting.
           2.The sittings for the photos are free. You will all receive a free directory and a free family photo.
3.  There is no such thing as being too old.  These are not school pictures.  They are family or individual photos that can be used for a variety of purposes such as Christmas gifts, cards, souvenirs for the extended family etc.
4. If you have teen children who are not willing to cooperate, simply have a photo taken of yourselves as husband and wife.  Or, if your spouse is unable to make it, make plans to come yourself with the children.

           5. You can also give us a photo of your own as long as you did not have it taken by another company such as Sears, Walmart etc.  You would need their permission to use a picture they photographed.
            See you all on the 19th – 21st.

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
(United by God)
Genesis 2:18-24 (The Two Became One)
Reading II:
Hebrews 2: 9-11 (Brothers and Sisters)
Mark 10: 2-16 (Let the Children Come)

Question for Adults: How do my children or the children of my friends and neighbors restore my compassion and humanity?  There are times when our children can really tax our nervous system and our virtue of patience but there are many times when we are brought to that point where we must admit that having these children in front of us helps us to be better human beings.  There may be many different ways this is played out in our lives.  How is it played out in your life?  How do the children you come into contact with help restore your goodness, kindness and love?

Question for Children? During the month of October this column will focus on the need for safety in the lives of your 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 5. (Approx.20-25 min.)
     The goal of this lesson is to help your child identify potentially dangerous or difficult situations and know what to do in such situations.
    You can help your child by encouraging them to practice what to do and say in difficult situations.
    Begin by asking your child to name some situations that could be scary, difficult, or possibly dangerous for people their age.     
    In your own words, explain that, although most adults care about them and want to help them, there are some adults that make bad choices and do not treat them in a way that respects them.
    Ask you child to name the adults with whom they feel safe and whom they trust as well as places where they feel safe.
    Explain that if they ever feel uncomfortable in a situation, trust the feeling.  Tell them that there are ways of getting out of these situations.  Saying NO as loud as then can; Getting away as quickly as they can; Tell an adult they trust right away.  If the adult does not listen, keep telling until someone listens.
    Take the time to do the worksheet that corresponds with this lesson.

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events
Tapes and CDs Available
    If any of you are interested in listening to good spiritual material, you are invited to check the vestibule of the church for tapes and CDs that are available. The good news is that they are FREE.  The producers of this material do this as a ministry in order that we are able to benefit from their work.  We received these from a generous parishioner who is willing to share her findings.  The topics include talks on the Sacraments, Conversion, The Rosary etc.  You may take any tape or CD you are interested in.  ou can keep it as long as you want to.

Call to Vocation.  The diocese continues to pray for young men who feel called to the priesthood.  Each month the men and women of the diocese gather to celebrate the liturgy at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Pine Street in Manchester.  If you would like to join in this celebration, the next Mass will be on October 15, 2006 at 3:00 pm.  The recitation of the Rosary will begin at 2:20 pm.  We hope to see many of you there.

<>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. 13, 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. 

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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