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November 5, 2006
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday,  November 4
   6:00 PM   For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  November 5

   9:30 AM For Ricky McGregor by the Messler Family
Saturday,  November 11
   6:00 PM   For Hilda Donahue by Allen and Janet Maillott
Sunday,  November 12
    9:30 AM  For the parishioners of St.Paul

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 29, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1612
Loose             562
Credit             100
Total             2274

World Mission Offering    $31.00.

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 76% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $136.44)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

On the Way. . .

This week I want to address an important issue related to our Christian Formation Program.  Circles of Care is a curriculum used for our children grades K – 12.  It speaks to children about personal safety issues; the dangers of bullying, hazing and abuse.  The curriculum is age appropriate.  Kindergarten and grades 1 – 3 had their session during their first session of class in September.  Grades 9 and 10+ will have their session this coming Sunday, November 5 as part of their monthly class.  If you child(ren) is in grade 4 – 8, the sessions are to be done at home.  The packets were distributed at the last Generations of Faith session.  If you were absent and have not yet picked up this packet, please do so this weekend.  There is one sheet for 4th graders, a packet for 5th and 6th graders, and one for 7th and 8th graders.  Please make sure you take yours!  This will ensure that our parish will comply with the agreement entered into by the Attorney General of New Hampshire and the roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester.  In addition the National Conference of Catholic Bishop will be auditing the Bishop of Manchester.  In addition the National Conference of Catholic Bishop will be auditing the Diocese of Manchester this year to determine our compliance to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.  This is a good time to thank our Safe Environment Coordinator, Diane Soucy who has agreed to take on this responsibility after Anna Marie Lewis  recently moved to Maine.  She will earn her stars.

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. 

Electronic Offering:
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, simply fill in the following and return to our office. 

Name on Card___________________________________
Please Check:  ______MasterCard ______Visa
                       ______Debit MasterCard _____Debit Visa
Card Number:____________________________________
How often do you want this transaction to occur?
____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly


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
31st  Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Loving God and Neighbor)
Deuteronomy. 6: 2-6 (Love the Lord with All Your Heart)
Reading II:
Hebrews 7: 23-28 (A Priesthood That Does Not Pass Away)
Mark 12: 28-34 (The Great Commandment)

Question for Adults: How does my love of God spill out in my relationships with other people??  All too many people live in a very compartmentalized world.  They pray to God and attempt to relate to Him as intimately as possible.  
They are faithful to the rituals of religion (which are not bad unto themselves) and make sure that their children are educated in the faith.  However, all too often, these same people make very little connection with loving their neighbor, especially those they do not especially like. 
    The proof lies in all the “isms” that exist in our society.  If we were able to relate one concept to the other, we would have far fewer problems in our society.  When we read the Gospels carefully, we see that the point of the parables and other teachings was primarily a more just and compassionate society.  Where do we fall in all of this?  Where are we weak and where do we fail miserably?

Question for Children? How can I show God’s love to people around me?  Talking and reading about something is very different from doing something about a given idea.  This would be a great time to discuss the popular adage; some people talk the talk but they do not walk the walk. Once children understand the concept they are usually quite adept at being creative with ideas. 

Just 4 Teens. . .Why is it so difficult for so many teens to love their neighbor as they love themselves? 
  There are probably many reason for this but there are at least two worth bringing up.  One reason is that some teens have not yet matured to the point of seeing others as an important part of their universe.  Taking the feelings and needs of others seriously takes a certain amount of heart but it also takes maturity.  The second reason is that loving others like yourself necessitates that you love yourself.  If you do not love yourself, it will be impossible to love someone else.  Where do you fall in the process?  What can you do about it?

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving is Coming
    Thanksgiving Day is coming soon and we are in the process of planning for those who are less fortunate than ourselves.  If you or someone you know would benefit from receiving a basket for this celebration, please let us know this week or next weekend at the latest.  We would be happy to help in any way we are able.  If anyone is willing to make donations to our food pantry at this time, we would be very grateful.  Thank for all you do.

A Time for Sharing
    A few weeks ago there was an insert in the bulletin that stated and described some options for spiritual development in our parish.  There are only a very few people who responded to this invitation thus far.  It may be that some of you were not at Mass on that weekend.  It could also be that some of you had intended on responding and lost the insert.  The options were as follows:
    An Evening of Shared Prayer
    An Evening of Scripture Study/Discussion
    A Book discussion Group
Each option would last approximately 1 hour and would take place here at the parish rectory.  If you think you would be interested, please pick up a copy of this insert in the rear of the church.  It is printed on a very yellow sheet of paper.  You can’t miss it!

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.

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.


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 the Middle East…
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...

    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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