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October 7, 2007
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 6
   6:00 PM  For Mrs. Lucie Raby by Gerry & Michelle Baron Jr.
Sunday,  October 7
    9:30 AM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday, October 13
   6:00 PM  For Raymond Remillard 3rd Anniv. by his wife Pauline Remillard
Sunday,  October 14
    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 September 30, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 1315
Loose             355
Credit              90
Total             1750

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 81% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $105.06)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Catholic Charities Update.  . .
    The annual Catholic Charities appeal is nearing the end.  Thanks to the many generous contributions thus far, St. Paul Parish has given $10,265.  Thank you very much for your generosity.  Our parish goal is 15,000.00. If you have not yet had the chance to donate to this important organization, please consider making a gift.  Your donation will be very much  appreciated.  You can donate through the parish or you can send your donation directly to the Catholic Charities at PO Box 686, Manchester, NH, 03105-0686.

Attention all Parishioners:
Religious Education teachers needed
    Our parish is in great need of men and women who would like to give some of their time to the ministry of Christian Formation.  We are in need of teachers for the younger children as well as the middle school aged program.  If you think you could assist us in this important ministry but you have questions or reservations, please call Lorette at 483-8481 or feel free to send us an e-mail at stpaulcandia@comcast.net
    If you are worried about the time commitment, please be assured that we usually can accommodate people who need to be absent on occasion.  The commitment for the younger children is simply an 8 week session.  The older children meet once a month from October through April.

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
      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  The children in grades K – 3 attend classes during the weekend liturgies.  We use a Lectionary Catechesis which is based on the Gospel of the week.  Kindergarten students are not obliged to attend regularly.  However, beginning with grade l, students must attend classes on a weekly basis as the program for 1st Communion is a two year program.  It is vital that students continue with their Christian Formation even after their 1st Communion. This year’s program will begin on September 15, 2007

Grades 4 – 10 +   This year’s program for the Generations of Faith begins on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 4:00 pm.  This program is designed for both parents and children.  Parents are asked to attend the sessions as they have the opportunity to refresh their memory on important matters of the faith .  Please join us on one Sunday per month.

Question of the Week
27th  Sunday in Ordinary Time  
(An Increase of Faith)
Reading 1:
Habakkuk  1:2-3; 2:2-4 (The Just One Shall Live)
Reading 2:
2Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14 (Do Not Be Ashamed)
Luke 17: 19-19 (Mustard Seed Faith)

Question for Adults: When have I been faced with a seemingly impossible task to live my faith?  Living our lives in Faith is probably one of the most difficult things we will ever do.  This is not because we do not believe in God.  Rather it is because we are asked to place our trust in someone we cannot see.  Perhaps we have many instances when we doubt that God cares or even exists.  This makes our living in Faith even more difficult.  At times such as these we want to take control of our own lives and forget that we ever even heard of such a thing as God.  This being said, can you think of a time of times when you were faced with a situation where faith was necessary but you were afraid to let go of the reins?  If you reflect on this question you may come up with a very long list.  

Question for the Teens:    Do you have faith even the size of a mustard seed?  This only means that if you have any faith at all you could work marvels in your life.  Or, better put, you would allow God to work marvels for you.  Do you dare to take the risk of letting go and letting God control your life for you?  This takes a tremendous amount of courage.  Are you up to the challenge?  Think about that this week.  Try to get a grip on your faith, i.e., do you have any faith at all, even the size of a mustard seed?  Be honest with yourself. 
Question for Children?  When do I ask Jesus to help me live as his friend?
    Faith is the one virtue that is easier for children than for adults.  They are still very trusting individuals, especially with their parents and other adults who love them.  It is not difficult for them to transfer the concept to God.   Since they have the trust aspect covered, this is an excellent time to help your child to realize that it is important to develop a relationship with God,  not simply believe that he exists.  Trust, after all, is key to a loving relationship.  

Community News 

  An Administrative Assistant
    The Diocesan central administration office is in need of a full-time (40 hours/week) Executive Administrative Assistant to support the Moderator of the Curia.  Responsibilities include calendar management, answering phones, drafting, preparing and mailing correspondence, filing and copying, recording and preparing meeting minutes, and coordinating appointment.  The ideal candidate must be experienced ( at least 5 years), professional, organized, and able to multi-task and have excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills.  Please
e-mail your letter of interest and resume to chagen@rcbm.org or mail your materials to:  Diocese of Manchester, Office of Human Resources, Box 310, Manchester, NH 03105-0310

A Look at Upcoming Events

Hackett Hill Health & Resource Fair
    On October 24, 2007, Hackett Hill Healthcare Center is hosting its 5th Annual Health and Resource Fair.  This year’s fair is open to the community from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Several Service Providers will share their information.  We will be serving a light lunch as well.  Registration is required for the Flu vaccinations.  We will also be offering massages from certified massage therapists!  Come on in and let that tension melt away!   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Luce at 668-8161 ext. 150
NH Diocesan Council of Catholic Women . . . Fall Assembly
    Come and enjoy the day with other Catholic Women and hear Catholic Relief Services Speaker Maria Barbosa speak about the works of Peace and Reconciliation.  Come learn how we can support those farmers by promoting an alternative system of international trade that is rooted in the principles of human dignity, economic justice and global solidarity.
Date:  October 20, 2007
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Place: Cat’n Fiddle Restaurant, Concord, NH
Cost: $25.00 (includes breakfast & lunch)
For registration info, please contact Helene
Beauregard or Deb Blais 524-2909

Global Warming & Stewards of a Small Planet. . .  The Christian Formation Committee of the Parish of the Transfiguration is hosting two Sunday evenings on Global Warming and Stewards of a Small Planet which will be held on October 14 and October 21.  All are welcome to attend.  We will begin at 5 PM both evenings with a light supper.  On the first evening we will view the film “An Inconvenient Truth”.  Sr. Pauline Maurier, CSC, will be available to answer questions.  On the second evening, Fr. Jerome Day, OSB, will share and answer questions around the topic “Stewards of
 a Small Planet:  A Spirituality for our Environment
”.  Babysitting will be available.  Please call Sr. Bernadette at 622-0504 x 13 to sign up. 

Naomi Meal. . .
The Religious Vocation Commission of the Diocese of Manchester is offering evenings of camaraderie and discernment for women, ages 16-45, who are considering religious life.  These evenings, called Naomi Meals are opportunities for women to come together for prayer, a meal, and discussion with women religious on topics that will help them discern their future direction.  Our first gathering will be held at Joseph House, 279 Cartier St. Manchester, NH, on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6:00 p.m.  Sr. Mary Rose of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love, will present the topic, “The Theology of the Body”.  Please register at least 5 days before the meal.  Register with Jude Christopher, office of Vocations 669-3100 x 153 or e-mail jchristopher@rcbm.org

The RCIA Process (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. . . is a process through which adults or older children become more familiar with the truths and theological teachings of the Catholic Church.  If you of someone you know thinks or feels that it is the time to take this step, or is you would simply want more information before committing yourself, please contact Lorette at 483-8481 or see her after Sunday Mass.

Please remember the following people and intentions in your daily prayers:

Our sick parishioners and friends…
   Please pray for the following people: Marie Keenan, Betty Lintz, Cecile Gendron, Lori Aguilera, Kimberly Mirolo, Rita Sullivan, Kathy Gauthier,  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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