October 8, 2006
Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions Saturday,October 7 6:00 PM For the
Sunday, October 8
9:30 AM For Raymond Fraser by Normand &
Jeannine Fraser Saturday,October 14 6:00 PM For the
St.Paul Sunday, October 15
9:30 AM For
Raymond Wilkinsonby Everett
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 October 1, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
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
well communicated.Hopefully the
following will help to clarify these points. 1.All
pictures will be taken here at St.
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 26th Sunday in
2:18-24 (The Two Became One)
Reading II: Hebrews
2: 9-11 (Brothers and Sisters)
10: 2-16 (Let the Children Come) Question
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
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
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.
Look at Upcoming Events
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.
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Book/Bake Sale. . .The Friends of Smyth Public
annual Book & Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, 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
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.