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November 11, 2007
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
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
Saturday, November 17
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  November 18
    9:30 AM  For Aliette Beliveau by Pat & Terrie Connors

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 November 4, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 1682
Loose             502
Credit              90
Total             2274

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 78% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $136.44)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

It’s Almost Christmas. . .  and the choir rehearsals are about to begin.  If you are expecting to be here for Christmas and you enjoy singing, the choir would really appreciate your voice.  Practices are beginning early for a variety of reasons but especially because it enables the group to be better prepared especially if something new is presented.  Practices will begin this Monday evening, Nov. 12, at 6:30pm in the church.  Rehearsals last approximately 1 hour.

One the Way. . .  One of the less mentioned ministries in a parish is the Prayer Line.   The Coordinators of the St. Peter Prayer Line are inviting the parishioners of St. Paul Parish to join them in this ministry.  When the coordinators receive a call asking for prayers, they in turn contact the members of the Prayer Line and that particular person is lifted up in prayer by all the members for a period of six weeks.  This ministry obviously does not require meetings or dues or leaving the home.  It not only affords prayer for those in need, it also rewards the members of the Prayer ling who experience the fact that prayers of intercessions for the People of God is also beneficial  to the person who offers the prayer to God.  You can become a member of this humble yet effective ministry by praying daily for those wo are in need of physical, spiritual mental and emotional healing.  Those of you who are interested in this ministry can call Cathy at 483-2581 or Connie at 627-2297 or crichard5peoplepc.com

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 Dec. 2nd.  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
32nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time  
(The Hope of New Life)
Reading 1:
Maccabees  7:1-2, 9-14 (Raised to Live Forever )
Reading 2:
2Thes. 2:16-3:5, (The Lord is Faithful)
Luke 20:27-38 (God of the Living)

Question for Adults:   How are my priorities revealed by how I choose to spend my time?  Is there anything I might need to change about this?  This is a question that is relevant to our American society.  Very often we tend to neglect the idea that priorities need to be set.  Sometimes, we confuse good things with important things.  Parents often want to do the good thing for their children.  Teens want to do the right thing by their friends.  We all want to use our time wisely.  The issue is not that we are bad people or that we are doing anything wrong or bad.  The real issue is that we need to sit back and think of what we are doing with regard to the more important things in life, namely, God, family, work, fun.  Our priorities should follow that order or close to it.  God should not be last when and if we have the time.  It is easy to tell what our priorities are simply by looking at our schedules.  This week is a good time to take a close look at this area in our lives.  We may find ourselves surprised.

Question for Children? What one thing can I do this week that will bring a smile to someone’s face? 
    Making someone happy is a very important thing to learn as we are growing up.  Perhaps you might want to explain to your child that there is a difference between making someone smile, as in making them happy, and simply making them laugh.  Sometimes we can lighten someone’s spirit by telling them a joke but this will not last.  The goal is to make someone happy.  You might have to make a short list of things children can do to make others happy.  Very often we forget that the simply things are just as important, if not more so, than the more complicated or more time consuming or more expensive situations.  Children will understand this concept easily if you present it on their level.
As a matter of fact, children have a natural gift for making others happy if they are given half a chance.
Community News 

Our Food Pantry. . . is in need of some food items.  As you probably remember, last month we announced that the third Sunday of each month would be our Sunday to restock our Food Pantry.  We are already approaching the third Sunday of November.  Please be generous if you can as we are preparing Thanksgiving baskets for the less needy.  Items much needed this month are as follows:  Soups, Canned Fruit,  Instant Mashed Potatoes,  Stuffing,  Evaporated Milk,  Beef Stew,  Pudding Mixes,  Canned Pasta
The baskets have depleted our shelves so we really will appreciate your kindness and generosity.  If you prefer to make a cash donations, be sure to label it as Food Pantry donation.  Thank you very much for all you do.

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.

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

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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