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November 4, 2007
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, November 3
   6:00 PM  Ricky McGregor by his parents Rick & Sherry
Sunday,  November 4
    9:30 AM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday, November 10
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  November 11
    9:30 AM  For Theresa Juneau 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 28, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 1619
Loose             455
Credit              90
Total             2164

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 79% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $129.84)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

You are invited. . . The Christian Formation Committee of the The Parish of the Transfiguration cordially invites you to Sister Maureen Sullivan’s presentation on her new book:  THE ROAD TO Vatican II,  KEY CHANGES IN THEOLOGY, on Tuesday evening November 13th, 2007 at 7pm in the Friendship Room.  Maureen Sullivan, OP, is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope and has a doctorate in theology from Fordham University.  She is currently associate professor of theology at St. Anselm College.  She is also the author of 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON VATICAN II.
    The Parish of the Transfiguration is located at 107 Alsace St. on the West Side of Manchester.  All are cordially invited. Refreshments will be served.

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.

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
31st  Sunday in Ordinary Time  
(Reaching Out to All)
Reading 1:
Wisdom 11:22-12:2 (Mercy on All )
Reading 2:
2Thes. 1:11-2:2,  (Don’t Be Shaken)
Luke 19:1-10 (Zacchaeus)

Question for Adults:   Who do I know that could use my helping hand or listening ear?
    This question primarily relates to those people with whom we do not have a “natural” affiliation or attraction.  For one reason or other, we are not attracted to these people.  However, they may be in need of our help.  They may need someone to listen to them or support them through a grieving process or to simply be there when they feel alone.  Do we know anyone like that?  Perhaps this week would be a great time to take inventory or our friends and acquaintances.  Let’s check our list to see if there is anyone that needs us a little more than the others?  Or, even better, is there anyone that is not on the list that could be? 

Question for the Teens:  Reaching out to others is not always the most popular thing to do, especially for teens.  Have you ever considered reaching out to someone in your school or on a team or club but decided not to because you were afraid of what your friends would say?  Why is it so difficult for us to reach out to others if they are not in the in crowd?  What difference does it make if others don’t agree with us on our choice of acquaintances?  Does it make us a better person for ignoring the needs of others simply because others don’t agree with our decisions?  How often have you reached out to someone that was not popular?  What happened?  Would you do it again?  Why or why not?     
Question for Children?  How can I be a better friend to others this week?
    Once children are of school age, they become very attuned to having friends.  This becomes more and more or a priority as they mature.  Being a good friend is very important for them.  This is an excellent time to bring up the idea that friendship means we need to think of the other person’s needs before our own.  We cannot be fair weathered friends and expect friends to stay around.  Also, you might want to challenge them to reach out to someone they had not thought about but who might need a friend.

Community News 

Are You a Caregiver for a disabled parent, spouse, relative or friend?  Do you have questions on ordinary or extraordinary care?  Living Will?  Durable Power of Attorney?  Advanced Medical Directives?  Patient Rights? 
    Bring these and any other concerns on ‘End of Life’ issues to our seminar on ‘End of Life’ issues presented by Dr. Peter Cataldo, an expert in the field.  Dr. Cataldo has been Director of Research at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, in Philadelphia, since 1991.  He will be speaking on Thursday evening, November 15th, at 7 pm at St. Joseph’s Church in Salem, NH (in St. Julie Hall).  Please call Joan at 893-3960 if you would like any additional info

How to Help. . . Recovery from child sexual abuse is a process, but the most important factor is how we respond to a victim of sexual abuse.  Believing the child (or adult) and treating him or her with kindness, care, and concern is a major step towards recovery.  Intervention by an experienced professional is essential.  The Diocese of Manchester’s Office for Healing and Pastoral Care offers pastoral support, outreach, and professional assistance to persons who report having been sexually abused by people representing the church.
    You may contact the Office for Healing and Pastoral Care of the Diocese of Manchester at 603-668-0014, ext. 233 or 1-800-475-5585

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

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, Frank and Greg Huard, 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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