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September 7, 2008
23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Sunday,  September 7
    9:30 AM  For Leon & Alexina Therrien By Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Saturday, September 13
   6:00 PM  For Julien Marion By Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Sunday,  September 14
    9:30 AM  For Dora Hastings by the Robert 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 ______________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of August 31, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1064
Loose             433
Credit             340
Total             1837
  Last weekend envelope users contributed 77% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $108.86)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Please Note: The Saturday evening Mass at 6:00 PM, which has been suspended for the summer months, will resume on Saturday, September 13, 2008.  Please notify your friends and family members who usually attend this Mass.

The Life and Letters of St. Paul
is a workshop being co-sponsored by the Diocese of Manchester and St. Anselm College on September 27, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The workshop, which will be held at the Dana Center, will help participants to relate to St. Paul the person, his companions, and the journeys they took.  It will help you gain insights into how to read the letters of Paul and to understand the message of Paul to the various communities he addressed.  A NT scholar, Professor Sweetland will conduct the workshop.  He is a full time professor at St. Anselm College and holds a doctorate in Theology from the Universtiy of Notre Dame.  Please register by Sept. 18, 2008.  You can register online at www.catholicnh.org/stpaul

Holy Apostle Paul, help me at the beginning of this new day to offer my body and the whole of my life as a living sacrifice to God.  Do not permit me to conform myself to this age but rather, by your intercession, may I be transformed by the renewal of my mind.  Through this renewal help me to judge what is God’s will, what is good, pleasing, and perfect.  For the one whom I seek and serve is Jesus Christ who is the Lord, now and forever. Amen.

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

      All children from k – 10 must register for Religious Education each year.  The registration does not roll over from one year to the next.  We will be mailing a registration form through e-mail in the near future.  If you have not received a form by mid-August it is because we do not have your e-mail address or perhaps you are not yet registered in the parish so we do not have any pertinent information related to you family.  You can call the office between Monday –Thursday at 483-8481 to update your e-mail info or you can pick up a registration in the entrance of the church.

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 1, students must attend classes on a weekly basis during the Mass, as the program for 1st Communion is a two year program.  The program for the school year 2008-2009 will begin on the weekend of September 20th and 21st.  Classes are held during both weekend Masses.

Grades 4 – 10 +, Generation of Faith     This program is designed for both parents and children.  Parents who have children in grades  4 - 10 are asked to attend these monthly sessions. The adult session gives them an opportunity to refresh their memory on important matters of the faith as well as giving them the chance to share with other adults on pertinent issues of faith. The first class for parents and children in this program will be October 12, 2008.  All GoF classes are held on Sundays from 4 – 6 pm.

                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
23rd  Sunday in Ordinary Time  
(The Message of Reconciliation)
Ezekiel 33: 7-9 (Warn the Wicked)
Reading II:
Romans 13: 8-10 (Love is the fulfillment of the Law)
Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20 (A Sinful Brother )

Question for Adults:  How do I manage conflict in my family or workplace?  Do I first approach the “offender” face to face or is gossip my initial reaction?  This type of situation is very relevant to all of us.  We all experience conflict in our lives.  As the question states, there are options on how to approach conflict.  Approaching the offender face to face is very difficult for varied reasons. However, using the tactic of gossiping is not at all beneficial.  If we do not feel that we are able to confront another person, what other constructive tactics can we use?  Which tactic seems to speak to you and your character and personality?

Question for Children? What do I do when I feel hurt by a relative or a friend? Can I ask Jesus to help me deal with the situation?  Dealing with an offense in a positive manner is not an easy thing to teach a child.  However, if we encourage our children to call upon Jesus’ help in times such as these, it might be easier.  The act of forgiveness can play a vital role at this time.  If children can learn to reconcile with forgiveness, it will be a lesson well learnt for their adult relationships.

What is the Birthright organization of NH
    Birthright is a non-profit organization that  provides caring, pro-life, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.  They have regularly scheduled office hours, (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12-5pm,) and maintain a national 24 hour hotline that receives 4,000 calls per month.  All Birthright services are free, confidential and available to any woman regardless of age, race, creed, economic or marital background.  Their services include: Free pregnancy tests, prenatal referrals and assistance, free maternity and baby clothes, adoption information, legal, financial & educational referrals, friendship, counseling and educational presentations.  Although non-denominational, Birthright supports the Catholic philosophy of our Respect for Life from conception to natural death.  

Community News 

Food Pantry for September   This month our pantry shelves are in need of Canned fruit, Jello and pudding mixes, Beef Stew, and Chicken Noodle Soup.  We are also always in need of juices and instant milk.  Thank you very much for all you do for those less fortunate.

Chairs for Sale
    Now that we have removed the chairs and installed the pews we have approximately 140 chairs on sale.  There are flyers on the back and outside bulletin boards giving more detail.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the chairs please call the office.

The RCIA Process
is scheduled to begin in late September.  If you or someone close to you is interested in beginning the process of becoming a fully initiated catholic, please call the office for more information.  This process involves catechesis for people who are not yet baptized or for those who are baptized but are not fully catechized (not instructed in the faith.) The entire process culminates at the Easter Vigil when candidates are received into the church.   There is a similar but separate process for children aged 7 -17.

A Look at Upcoming Events

Birthright’s Fall Auction Dinner/Dance
    Birthright of Southern NH (a non-profit organization helping women and their children) will be holding their 22nd Anniversary Auction Dinner/Dance on Saturday November 1st at the Executive Court in Manchester (behind the Yard Restaurant).  The evening will include a Silent Auction, Catered Dinner, Dancing and a Live Auction.  Anyone wishing to donate new items or purchase tickets, please call 965-6617 or 434-3000.  Any donation will be greatly appreciated.

The Hospice of Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester.
. . & So. NH Inc. in partnership with Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center will start a free Hospice Volunteer Training Course on Saturday, September 20, from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., and continue every Thursday evening 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. through June 21 at Villa Crest, 1276 Hanover St., Manchester, NH.
    This comprehensive training program will equip participants with the necessary skills to provide non-medical aid and support to terminally ill individuals and their caregivers.  Trained volunteers will work with the hospice team of health care professionals to provide emotional support, respite care, as well as grief and bereavement support to family members
    Any interested member of the community including homemakers, retirees, college students, professionals and couples who have the desire to provide such an important service are invited to explore Hospice Volunteering.   Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.  Please call Linda Krisch, Volunteer Coordinator at 663-4008.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
invites you to join in an exciting course for adults.  In celebration of the Jubilee Year of the Apostle Paul we will be offering a seven session Bible study highlighting St. Paul’s teachings about the sacraments.  We will use the book St. Paul: A bible study guide for Catholics by Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. We will meet on Monday evenings – September 15, 22,and 29, October 6, 13, 20, and 27th in our parish center, at 844 First NH turnpike, Northwood, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Please call Our Lady of Lourdes rectory 435-6242 by September 7th to sign up for the class so that we can have books available for our first meeting.  The cost for the book is $8:95  We look forward to having you with us for this class.

Crafters Wanted
    St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Bedford, NH will be hosting a “Quality” Craft Fair on November 1, 2008 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  This fair featuring high quality, hand crafted items is held in a fantastic location that has easy access to the highway, free parking and is handicapped accessible.  For inquires and application form, call Sharon at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish at 669-7444.  Application deadline is October 15 or when space sells out.


Please remember the following people and intentions in your daily prayers:

Our sick parishioners and friends…
   Please pray for the following people: Frank 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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