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December 3, 2006
First Sunday of Advent

Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday,  December 2
   6:00 PM   For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday, 
December 3
   9:30 AM For Julie Boisvert by Richard & Madeleine Bilodeau
Saturday,  December 9
 
   6:00 PM  For the parishioners of St.Paul
Sunday,  December 10
    9:30 AM  For Brenda Bendas by John & Joanne 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 ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of November 26, 2006
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2374
Loose             659
Credit              75
Total             3108

Report for Week of November 19th
       Envelopes        $1701.00
       Loose                 470.00
       Debit/Credit          75.00
          Total             $2246.00



  Last weekend envelope users contributed 79% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $321.24)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


   It’s Time to Celebrate!  The month of December marks the 35th Anniversary of the founding of our parish.  In recognition of this event and in thanksgiving for all the blessings and graces received throughout these years by the people of the parish of St. Paul, we will be having a weekend of celebration.  Please mark your calendars for the weekend of December 9 and 10.  We will have a special Liturgy (at both Masses) which will express our Joy and Gratitude.  The celebration will go on following the Mass on Sunday with refreshments and fellowship. 
    We have been blessed with many new parishioners over the past year.  This will be a great time to gather with our old friends and meet new ones.  We hope you will make it a point to spend time with us at the Mass of your choice.

Hats and Mittens for Immigrant Haitians
    There are many Haitians who have fled the devastating poverty of their native land.  Many, as you know, have settled in our state, mainly in the city of Manchester.  Each year the people of the Candia churches sponsor and  attend a Christmas party held in Manchester for the benefit of the Haitians who are resettling.  If you are able, we are collecting new winter hats and mittens to give away.  Your generosity would be very appreciated. 

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___________________________________
Address________________________________________
Please Check:  ______MasterCard ______Visa
                       ______Debit MasterCard _____Debit Visa
Card Number:____________________________________
Expiration:_________________Amount:_______________
How often do you want this transaction to occur?
____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly

Signature:________________________________________
Email___________________________________________

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 has resumed 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 December 3rd.   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
First Sunday of Advent
Theme:
(The Coming son of Man)
Reading 
Jeremiah 33:14-16 (Fulfilling a Promise)
Reading II
Thess: 3:12 -4:2  (Strengthened Hearts)
Gospel:
Luke: 21:25-28,34-6 (Redemption Is at Hand)

Question for Adults: What stumbling blocks might keep me from being ready to meet the Lord should he return today?       We all have a laundry list of faults we are very familiar with in our personal lives.  We can always depend on our “enemies” or sometimes even our friends to remind us of our faults and failures.  In as much as we automatically things of these faults when asked about our stumbling blocks, we do not often think of things such as the people we associate with, the places where we spend our leisure time, our place of work etc.
    Another area that does not always come to mind easily is our goals and aspirations for life.  We are so conditioned to think of our goals as a matter of success, initiative, ambition etc., which in our mind’s eye are all positive traits, that we simply skip that entire aspect of our life.  However, the stumbling blocks of our life can include anyone or anything  or anybody that we associate with, or are in some way related to.  It’s worth a serious look.

Question for Children? How can I choose to live more fully as a Christian this week?  For children, living more fully is often a serious challenge.  As parents, you are aware of your child’s level of development.  Because you know where they presently stand, you are the best person to help them take the next step.  You could start with having them tell you what they presently do to live their Christian lives.  Then you could assist them in identifying ways to grow.  Encourage them to limit themselves to one way, not three or four, this week.  This only leads to discouragement.          

Just 4 Teens. . .Do I live my life as though I were invincible and immortal? 
What leads us to  believe that we are going to live forever?  If we live our lives in a way that is greedy and self-centered and insensitive to other people’s needs, in essence, we are saying exactly that.  Is that what we really mean when we are acting selfishly or is it that we are simply not thinking things through to the end.  During the Season of Advent, we are preparing for the coming of Jesus in the core of our being.  How will that change how you see and do things?  

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events
Our Christmas Mass Schedule
 
   Please note that the Christmas Eve Masses will NOT be celebrated at the CYAA this year.    Please keep these for future reference and share the information with friends and neighbors. Thank You
Christmas Eve Masses
At St. Paul Church

4:00 PM- Children’s Mass

6:00 PM –  Liturgy with Carols

Christmas Day Mass
At St. Paul church

9:30 AM – Liturgy with Carols



Our Giving Tree
    You will notice that our Giving Tree is up and ready to go.  If you choose a tag with someone’s name on it, it is an elderly person from the Inn at Deerfield or at the Wellstone House.  These gifts should be wrapped.  All other gifts with numbers and words such as adult, boy or girl, do not need to be wrapped.  You can include paper if you desire.  It is appreciated but there is no obligation. You must have all the gifts back by December 16/17.  Thank you so much for your generous spirit of giving.  You truly understand the spirit of the season.

News from the CYA (Catholic Young Adults)
    The CYA group now meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  If you are between the ages of 20-39, please join us at our next meting at St. Paul’s Church from 6:30-8:00 pm.
    Join us for the Catholic Young Adults of NH (CYA of NH 6th annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 17 from 5pm to 7pm.  Young adults in their 20’s and 30’s (and their families, kids are very welcome) are invited to attend.  The party will be held at St. Paul’s Parish.  Festivities will include a pot luck mal (please bring a dish or treat if you can), a Yankee Gift Swap ($10 gift maximum), and plenty of music and cheer (bring your instruments and/or Christmas music books). 

Craft Fair
    If you enjoy homemade and handmade items, come see what we have for sale.  There are gifts for all occasions – Country crafts – folk art – food – greeting cards – wooden items and more.
    The Fair is being held this weekend, Dec. 2 and 3, from 9:30 – 3:30 at 3 Old Deerfield Road in Candia.  This is close to the Candia General Store. If you want to call ahead the # is 483-2671 
                                           
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 can keep it as long as you want to and you can feel free to pass them on to friends or neighbors you think would appreciate them.

A Time for Sharing
 
If you are interested in coming together to share prayer or discussion with others please pick up a yellow paper titled A Time for Sharing.  This includes the following:
    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!

CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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, 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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