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October 28, 2007
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 27
   6:00 PM  For Lucie Raby by Roger & Diane Therrien
Sunday,  October 28
    9:30 AM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday, November 3
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  November 4
    9:30 AM  Ricky McGregor by his parents Rick & Sherry

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 21, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 1866
Loose             496
Credit              90
Total             2452

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 80% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $147.16)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Group Work Camp
    If there are any high school students who are interested in joining the Group Work Camp this coming summer, next week, Nov. 4th would be a great time to get more information.  There will be a meeting at St. Peter parish at 6:30 pm for questions and answers on the trip that is planned for June 29 – July 5, 2008.  This year the group is going to Rhode Island. 
    Also the group is planning a Bake Sale after the 9:30 Mass on Nov. 4th so don’t forget to bring your sweet tooth to Mass.

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.

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
30th   Sunday in Ordinary Time   
(Humbled in Faith)
Reading 1:
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 (The Prayer of the Lowly )
Reading 2:
2Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 (Keeping the Faith)
Luke 18: 9-14 (The Pharisee and the Tax Collector)
Question for Adults:   In what areas of my life do I try to appear to be perfect?  How might humility be more liberating in these circumstances?
    Humility is probably the most misunderstood virtue in all of Christianity.  This problem dates back many centuries. The real meaning of the virtue of humility is simply to recognize that our gifts and talents were given to us by God.  They are not self-given.  We do not give ourselves intelligence or talents.  This being said, humility does not mean that we should deny that we have these gifts or talents.  Since God gave them to us we should make every effort to use them for the good of humanity.  The problem comes when we honestly believe that we are solely responsible for our own gifts and that God has nothing to do with the situation.  We begin to ignore God and live as though we are the center of the universe.  If we understand humility for what it really is, we will not try to be perfect.  We will simply try to use our talents to the best of our ability.   Are there areas in your life where you feel you are flying solo?  Where is God in the picture?

Question for the Teens:      Humility is a virtue or a good practice that everyone should practice. Do you often feel as though you are not perfect enough, for example, in your grades in school?  Or do you sometimes feel better than others because you get better grades? If you don’t quite understand the meaning of Humility why not take a minute to read about it in the above adult question.  Then take some time to think about your own attitude in relation to your God given gifts.
Question for Children?  How can I show humility each time I do something really well?
   Take some time to discuss the idea of gifts and talents with your child.  Explain to him/her that they received these talents, along with the gift of life, from God.  Lead them to the understanding that we should not brag about our accomplishments.  Rather, we should thank God for the ability to do what we do.

Community News 

Praying for the Unborn
    Every first Saturday of the month there is a group of people who gather in front of the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Manchester and spend some time in silent prayer for the women who are seeking a wise and healthy solution to their pregnancies.  If you would like to join us in this time of prayer, contact Julie, by e-mail jlaugh@aspi.net  and perhaps you could car pool.  The group will meet from 10am – 12 noon this coming Saturday, Nov. 3rd.

Wheels for the World
    Do you or someone you know have a manual wheelchair, collapsible walker or aluminum crutches or canes that are no longer needed? 
    Wheels for the World, is a disability outreach program of Joni and Friends www.joniandfriends.org. Collected items are restored and then distributed by trained physical therapists to developming countries such as India, Ghana, and Honduras where the disabled cannot get them.  Please help us help those in need by donating used collapsible wheelchairs and walkers, metal canes an crutches. 
    Volunteers to help pick up donated items are also needed.  If you can help or for more information call:  Cindy Leonard, New England Regional Coordinator at 508-653-3743 or Nancy Maloney, New Hampshire Coordinator at 603-587-0065.  Nancy lives in Candia.

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.

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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