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November 25, 2007
Feast of Christ the King

Weekend Mass Intentions
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
Saturday, December 1
   6:00 PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  December 2
    9:30 AM  Intention of the Celebrant

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 18, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $ 1533
Loose             494
Credit              90
Total             2117

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 72% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $127.04)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

The Giving Tree. . .is here once again.  Each year at this time we, as a parish,  choose to give a little extra to those less fortunate.  We have a variety of names and ages placed on our tree.  If you think you would like to participate in this yearly tradition simply pick an ornament or two off the tree and buy something that is suggested inside.  If you happen to choose an ornament with many options you are not expected to buy everything on the list.  Choose the articles you can afford.  On the other hand, if your budget if very limited, try to choose an ornament that has only one or two things that fit your budget.
    You will see that some ornaments have a name on them.  This means that the person is elderly and is living either at the Wellstone Assisted Living Home in Raymond or at the Inn at Deerfield.  The other ornaments simply have a number on them.  These numbers represent a family group.  The members of the family will vary in age and the family size also varies.  We do not put names for several reasons but one important reason is that it would be too confusing.  We would have to put the last name and that would be sorely lacking in confidentiality.
    We prefer that you do not wrap the gifts otherwise we do not know what there is and what is missing.  A contribution of wrapping paper is greatly appreciated however. 
    Happy shopping and thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity.

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

Question of the Week
Feast of Christ the King  
(Jesus, the True King)
Reading 1:
2 Samuel 5:1-3 (Anointed King )
Reading 2:
Colosians 1:12-20 (The Head of the Body, the Church)
Luke 23:35-43 (The Good Thief)

Question for Adults:   How do my words and actions reveal Christ as ruler of my life? This is a very intense topic.  There is no doubt that one of the main reasons many Catholics do not like going to Confession is because they do not like to think about their personal behavior vis-a-vie the person of Christ who is given to them as a model to imitate.  The usual reason Catholics give about their reticence for the confessional is that they have to confess to another human being.  However, the fact that they must first think of their offense is probably the worse problem.  How do we live our life on a daily basis?  Do we wait until Sunday to think about our commitment to God?  Do we blank him out on the remaining six days of the week?  Do we make some effort to give good example to our children?  Do we try to be honest and fair in our dealings with others?  Are we kind and sensitive to others, perhaps being compassionate to someone we do not even know at work?  Let’s make an effort to think about our behavior and our language this week.  Is Christ really our model or do we imitate others in our society at large? 

Question for Children?  What can I do this week to be more like Jesus?
    The feast of Christ the King brings up the idea of leadership.  It is important that you child understand the idea that being Christ like means being kind, sensitive, generous and forgiving.  There is no room in the life of a Christian for someone who wants to be “first” in every aspect of life.  Jesus’ kingdom refers to God’s Kingdom.  Perhaps you might want to discuss what your child’s notion of this kingdom is like.  If they don’t know, take the time to explain to them that God’s kingdom is designed for happiness for everyone.  As followers of Jesus we must be willing to help bring this kingdom about.  Being more like Jesus will enable us to do this.

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.  Come and bring a friend.

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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