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October 29, 2006
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday,  October 28
   6:00 PM   For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  October 29
    9:30 AM  For Julie Boisvert by Richard & Madeleine Bilodeau
Saturday,  November 4
   6:00 PM   For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  November 5

   9:30 AM For Julie Boisvert by Richard & Madeleine Bilodeau

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 22, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1546
Loose             324
Credit             100
Total             1970.

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 84% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $135.00)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

On the Way. . .

    We have called a parish meeting to be held after the 9:30 Mass this weekend.   I trust the turn-out will show your interest.  We are once again at a turning point in our parish.  We have twinned with St. Peter in Auburn and I am very happy to be your permanent pastor.  It is good to see the parish expanding and alive under the watchful eyes and caring heart of Lorette Nault.
    But, as you always knew and as I have discovered, the church is too small for us and we are witnessing a mushrooming population, not only in the general population boom that Southeastern NH is experiencing, but also at St. Paul Parish.  If we cannot provide enough space in our church for our weekend masses, then we cannot possibly attract people to join us.  “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. . .”
    Over the past six months I have spoken with the Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils as well as a group of dedicated and knowledgeable parishioners known as the Expansion Committee
Sunday, we will present our findings in order to get a sense of which direction you think we should take.  The meeting will be brief.

National Priesthood Sunday
    Here is an opportunity for your parish to express its gratitude to their priests.  Next weekend will be a good time for us to show our pastor we appreciate him. Use your creativity… A simple smile goes a long way.  If you know other priests, take the time to call or e-mail them just to say Hello and tell them they make a difference.

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 was held on Sunday, October 15, 2006.  Our next class is scheduled for November 12th.   This year, the classes will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm here at St. Paul’s.        2006-2007 Schedule (click here)

Question of the Week
30th  Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Eyes of Faith)
Jeremiah 31: 7-9 (I Will Console Them)
Reading II:
Hebrews 5: 1-6 (Christ Glorified)
Mark 10: 46-52 (Bartimaeus)

Question for Adults: What are the blind spots that keep me from seeing the humanity of my neighbor??  My greatest fear when I am driving on a highway is to miss a possible blind spot when attempting to change lanes?  Not being aware of our blind spots in our spiritual lives can be just as dangerous as they are on the road.  We all have blind spots and they are called that precisely because we are not aware of them.  Their position in our lives are so “hidden” that we could easily go through life without ever being aware.
    What are some of these spots in your life? Sometimes our upbringing is a potential cause for blindness.  We have been so programmed to think in certain ways that we have great difficulty being open to new insights.  Other possible areas of “blindness” are our pride, our competitive nature, our personal ambitions, our tendency to judge a book by its cover. You may even think of others.

Question for Children? If I was blind and asked Jesus to heal me, what is the first thing that I would want to see?  Having our sight is something that many if not most of us take for granted.  Consequently we fail to appreciate the beauty all around us.  If we truly see, we would always be in awe of the beauty of God’s Creation. 
Ask you children to think of things they really appreciate looking at in nature, at home, at school.  Be sure to encourage them to think of relational aspects such as a person’s smile, their sadness etc.

Just 4 Teens. . .How exactly is the word blind being used in the Gospel? 
Although the story is speaking of a man born  physically blind the story is using the expression to help us understand that God wants to cure us of our other blindness. We can be “blind” when we fail to see the pain of some of our friends or classmates or even our parents or teachers. We are “blind” when we fail to see the real reasons for the pain and suffering in the world, i.e., greed, dishonesty and selfishness .  We can be “blind” when we fail to see how our behavior is affecting  the people we love or people who sacrifice the most for us.  The point of the Gospel is that “blindness” can be cured if we have FAITH

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

Day of Enrichment
    A Day of Enrichment co-sponsored by Berakah and the Sisters of Holy Cross, will be held Saturday November 11, 2006, at Holy Cross Center 357 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH.   The Presenter will be Fr. John Dear, SJ.  The theme of the day is  “Disarming the Heart:  The Way of Nonviolence, The Hope of the Future.”  Please bring a bag lunch, beverages will be provided.  Free will offering at the door.

Holiday Craft Fair
    On behalf of the Holy Angels Holiday Fair Committee, YOU ARE invited to one of the area’s biggest and best Fairs. . .We welcome back crafters:  Maria Harvey, Alcira & Miles Kane, Barbara Perreault, Deborah Jenkins & Susan Croke to mention just a few. . .we have New crafters Barbara Crawford, Minrva Rivers, &Lisa Cianciulli & other!!  We have everything you are looking for . . .plus our very famous Cookie Bar, not to mention great food in our Two Kitchens . . .Yes, that’s right. . .TWO!! We have two buildings filled with great items and each with it’s own kitchen!!  We have a FREE shuttle to take you between buildings!  We have Great Raffles . .Baskets…Food !!! FREE ADMISSION. FREE PARKING….AND GREAT STUFF!! So Mark your Calendars
When:  Saturday, November 4, 2006
Where:  Holy Angles Parish Center & Church
    8 Atkinson Depot Road (121)
    Plaistow, NH 03865
Time:     9:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Saint Jude’s Parish Country Christmas Fair
Saturday, November 4, 2006
9 AM ‘til 5 PM  at the Church Hall 
435 Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH
Includes crafts, baked goods, lunch, cookie walk and raffles, rooms of fun for Children

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.

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.


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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