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October 21, 2007
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 20
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  October 21
    9:30 AM  For Aliette Beliveau by Diane & Jack Mahoney
Saturday, October 27
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  October 28
    9:30 AM  Leon Walter Langille by Normand & Jeannine 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 ______________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of October 14, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 1707
Loose             657
Credit              90
Total             2454

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 74% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $147026)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Thank You from the Doucettes
    To all the compassionate, kind people of St. Paul’s Community, who took part in the work weekend at Northway Farm, in Charlie Doucette’s honor – We Thank You!!!  Your generous spirits and hard-working natures were truly a tribute to the man that worked so hard himself.  We’re sure that Charlie was looking down on the days we hared with a smile.  We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to you all for being the wonderful people you are!  May God bless you and reward you for your unselfish acts.   Sincerely,   The family of Charlie Doucette

Trinity High School Ski Swap
    The Trinity High School Ski Team is again holding it’s Annual Ski Sale and Swap on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th.  The school is located at 581 Bridge St, Manchester, NH.  The time of the sale & swap is from 9 – 5 and 9 – 4.  Please join us.

Our Food Pantry
    Beginning next week we will begin having a monthly food collection on the 3rd weekend of each month.  This means that we will begin next week.  The reason for this collection is that there are more people coming to our pantry and our shelves are often bare.  St. Peter Parish has been assisting us with a collection three times a year but the shelves quickly empty out.  We will specify the items we most need each month in order to make your shopping easier.  For this month we would need the following:
    Soups,  Canned Fruit,   Canned pasta,
Cereal,   Baked Beans  and instant potatoes.

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 – 10 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. Next Month's session is on Nov. 4th.  All Confirmation candidates are expected to attend all sessions.
                     Schedule of Classes

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
       The commitment for the younger children is simply an 8 week session. 

Question of the Week
29th  Sunday in Ordinary Time  
(Praying Always)
Reading 1:
Exodus 17:8-13 (The Battle with Amalek )
Reading 2:
2Timothy 3:14-4:2 (Ramain Faithful)
Luke 17: 11-19 (The Pharisee and the Tax Collector)

Question for Adults: In what ways is my prayer a request, and in what ways is my prayer a conversation with God who seeks me out?
   This question does not mean to insinuate that prayers of petition are not good.  It simply means that there is more to our relationship with God than always asking, a little like a child would with his/her parents.  We all have times when we must ask, and we should do so.  However, there are many other times when we can and should pray and these times should be opportunities for us to strengthen and deepen our relationship with God.  Just as we strengthen our relationship with people by communicating on a sincere and intimate level, so too must we with God.  Letting God know how we truly feel is a good thing.  Let’s take a little time to communicate in a real conversation with God this week.

Question for the Teens:      Prayer is not always something we make an effort to fit into our busy schedules.  Also, we do not always understand the real point of prayer. How do you understand prayer?  When do you pray and why do you pray?  Of course, the questions assume that you take the time to pray in the first place.  If you don’t take the time, why is that?  Do you understand the power and the importance of prayer?  If you do take the time, what do you find yourself praying for?  Do you take time simply to be with God without asking him any favors?  Think about that this week.
Question for Children?  When do I pray to God?  This is an excellent time to sit down with your child and discuss the idea of setting aside a special time for prayer if you do not already do this as a daily routine.  Explain to your child that setting a time helps you to keep the time special for God.  It does not become a haphazard affair.  If you do not already have a time for prayer, try to decide on a time together.  Bedtime is often a good time but it does not necessarily work for everyone.  Timing is key. 

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

Bishop Brady High School . . . is located at 25 Columbus Ave. Concord, NH.  On December 8, 2007, the class of 2009 will be hosting their 3rd annual juried holiday craft/artisan fair from 9am-2pm.  Admission is free.  This year’s craft fair is being endorsed by the NH Made organization.  Many NH Made members will be on hand to help you shop for their special gift that has been Made in NH.   The BBHS’ InterAct Club will also be holding their Children’s Fair during this event.  Children are invited to visit Santa, decorate cookies and shop for Mom and Dad in their own store with the assistance of BBHS elves.  For more info, contact Sharon Blais-Chairperson at 435-6741.

Do You See What I See?
    Bon Venture Services, your weekly Bulletin publisher is excited to tell you about a drawing contest we are hosting.  We are inviting children, ages 3 – 17 to submit an illustration of what the birth of Jesus looks like through their eyes.  All entries must be submitted by November 9, 2007 and the winners will be notified by Nov. 16, 2007.  The winners of each category will receive a $100.00 Amrican Express Gift Check plus their illustration will be offered as a Special Bulletin Cover for this Christmas season.  If you think your child would be interested in this contest visit the site www.bonventure.net.  The 5 categories are as follows:  Ages 3-5,   6-8,   9-11,  12-14, and 15-17. 
All entries must be on while bond paper 8 ½ x 11 and must received by 5:00pm, November 9, 2007

Trinity High School Open House and Admission Exam
    Trinity High School will host an Open House for 8th graders and their families on Thursday, October, 25th at 7:00 PM.  You will have a chance to tour the school and visit with our faculty, staff, students, parents and administrators.  Some great presentations await you as well!  Trinity High School “. . .it’s about values, it’s about program, it’s about people, a great beginning to a great future!”
    Our admission Exam for 8th graders is being held on November 3rd and a make-up exam on November 17th from 8:30 to 11:30am.  The doors open at 8:15 am.  Pre-registration is required.  You may do so by downloading the Admissions Exam form from our website at www.trinity-hs.org and mailing it to Trinity High School, Admissions Office 581 Bridge St. Manchester, NH 03104, or call 668-1779 to register or with any questions you have.  Please be sure to indicate the exam date of your choice.  See you on the 25th !!

Holy Family Academy . . .  a private school located in Manchester, NH, provides a classical education in the Roman Catholic tradition for students in grades 7 – 12. The Academy will be having an Open House for prospective students on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 2:00 pm, at the Academy.  In addition, we are having our 3rd Annual Auction Gala on Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm.

  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

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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