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November 18, 2007
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
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
Saturday, November 24
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  November 25
    9:30 AM  For Corey Worsham 1st Anniv. by Worsham Family

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 ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________


Update on Parish Income

Weekend of November 11, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 1877
Loose             653
Credit              90
Total             2620

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 75% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $157.24)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


It’s Time to Give Thanks .  . . and we will have the opportunity to do just that this Thursday.  As we gather with our family and friends we will take the time to enjoy and give thanks for all of God’s blessings.
    An excellent way to begin the day’s celebration is to give thanks through worship at Mass.  There will be a special Thanksgiving Mass at St. Peter’s in Auburn on Thursday morning at 9:00 am.   Why not make the time to come to church and thank God for all he has given us this year.

An Ecumenical Service  There will be an ecumenical service for Thanksgiving.  The three churches in Candia will gather at the Baptist church on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at 7:30pm.  This gathering is a great opportunity to give thanks along with our neighbors and friends.  There will be refreshments after the service.

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. 
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Name on Card___________________________________
Address________________________________________
Please Check:  ______MasterCard ______Visa
                       ______Debit MasterCard _____Debit Visa
Card Number:____________________________________
Expiration:_________________Amount:_______________
How often do you want this transaction to occur?
____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly

Signature:________________________________________
Email___________________________________________

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
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time  
Theme:
(Living a Life of Faith)
Reading 1:
Malachi 3:19-20 (The Sun of Justice )
Reading 2:
2Thes. 3:7-12 (Following Models of Faith)
Gospel:
Luke 20:5-19 (Have Perseverance)

Question for Adults:   What can I do to foster the virtue of hope in my life?  Hope is the theological virtue that is least spoken about or mentioned in religious circles.  We often hear about Faith and Love but only rarely of Hope.  Perhaps that is because we do not understand this virtue until we are very mature and our hair is turning grey.  We need to have lived a while to understand that hope is a very necessary ingredient in our life.  Without it we will surely despair.  If maturity does not do it our society and our culture will help us along.  Living in this century we all realize that life is filled with frustration and disappointment.  We can easily lose faith in our fellow human beings.  We can become cynical without even trying.  It is in those instances that we realize how important it is to have Hope.  We are about to enter the season of Hope in a few weeks.  Perhaps it would be a good time to look at this virtue and reflect on our own condition in life.  Do we have Hope?  Why or why not?  And what can we do to foster Hope?

Question for Children? (How can I show others that God loves them? For children who are still in the stages of concrete thinking, the idea of Hope can be a very difficult concept to grasp.  If Hope is difficult for adults, all the more is it true for children.  However, one way that children can be assisted with this concept is in the experience of daily life.  Hope is made “real” for them when they realize that others care for them.  In this way they realize that the world is a good place and it has many caring people.  It is not only a place where life if difficult and tragic.
It is with this in mind that we want to encourage our children to practice caring for others.  As adults we reach out to others in need.  As children they can also reach out to others who may need help in one way or other.  There are many ways to show our care and concern.  Ask your child to think of a variety of ways by which they can be caring to others on any given day.     
Have them choose at least two ways they can try to actually practice this week.
         
Community News 

Prayer Line. . .  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 who 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 crichard5@peoplepc.com.

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. .  If you forgot your food this weekend, you could bring some next.  Please be generous if you can.  Items much needed this month are as follows:  Soups, Canned Fruit,  Instant Mashed Potatoes,  Stuffing,  Evaporated Milk,  Beef Stew,  Pudding Mixes,  Canned Pasta
The Thanksgiving 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.

A Look at Upcoming Events

Summer Camp Registration:  Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls, in the lakes region of NH, are taking registrations for their summer sessions.  Some sessions fill up quickly so don’t wait.  For more information please contact Michael Drumm at the camp office at 603-364-5851, PO Box 206, Gilmanton Irion Works, NH 93837,  mdrumm@diocamps.org.  Or you can visit our website at www.diocamps.org

Lights on the Hill. . .
Join us for the annual candlelit celebration (walk or ride the bus) in a country setting.  Enjoy music, live nativity, crafts, drama, caroling, Christmas traditions and lots of food!  Festivities begin at the corner of Route 27 (High Street and South Road Candia, NH, and will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 & 9 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Free Admission

Experience the true light that came into the world, which is the celebration of Christmas!


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.
                                        
CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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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