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October 5, 2008
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 4
   6:00 PM  For Raymond Remillard  By his wife and children
Sunday,  October 5
    9:30 AM  For Dora Hastings By John Hastings
Saturday, October 11
   6:00 PM  For Julien Marion By Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Sunday,  October 12
    9:30 AM  For the 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 Sept. 28, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1181
Loose             540
Credit             340
Total             2061

Priest Retirement Fund    $277.00

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 75% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $129.66.)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

On the Way,   I want to remind all 9th and 10th graders that we are having our first Confirmation class this week beginning at 11:00am.  All students are expected to attend these sessions as well as the Generations of Faith sessions which begin October 12th.  You can access more info on the parish website.
       Also, On the Way. . . While on retreat with other priests, two weeks ago, I overheard one of them saying that there were unused Mass vestments in his parish.  I spoke to him and he invited me to take the vestments if they fit and if I had was interested.  So, last week, I went to St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Alton where Fr. Robert Cole had set aside 13 chasubles and matching stoles.  Fr. Cole and Fr. Richard Wegman, a retired priest of our diocese no longer needed these vestments, many of which had belonged to Fr. George Ham, who died this past year.  So, St. Peter and St. Paul Parishes have inherited 4 sets of green vestments, 2 sets of red, 2 of violet and 5 white chasubles and stoles.  Half of the sets come from sought-after clerical tailors and are very expensive and will therefore last for many decades.  I have thanked Father Cole and Father Wegman on your behalf and I ask you to remember Father Ham in your prayers, as I often do.

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.

Confirmation Program: 
    The Confirmation students will begin their two year program on Sunday, October 5, 2008Classes are held from 11:00 am to 12 noon. Students must be registered in the program and must be registered members of the parish.  If you have not yet registered your child for classes please call the office to speak to Lorette.

                     Schedule of Classes

Question of the Week
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
(The Fruit of the Kingdom)
Reading I:
Isaiah 5:1-7 (The Vineyard of the Lord)
Reading II:
Philippians 4: 6-9 (The Peace of God)
Matthew 21:33-43 (The Parable of the Tenants)

Question for Adults:  How might I have violated another person’s freedom or dignity by the use of my authority or position? It is very easy for people in authority to violate another’s dignity.  It is done on a daily basis, often without realizing it.  There often feel as though we are walking a fine line between violating dignity and doing what we need to do to get the job done.  This is often the challenge.  What we must ask ourselves this week is if we are aware of our words and actions with respect to others in our lives, i.e., in our family, our friendship circles, our place or employment.

Question for Children?  How is it that those who talk to solve problems can be stronger than those who fight to get their way?  This is a great topic for children.  Power is often misconstrued.  It is easy to interpret power as those who flex their muscle and appear to be physically strong.  This week’s question helps us to realize that those who “fight” to solve problems or to help people rather than to hurt them,   are the stronger people.  Why is that?  Take some time to talk about this with your child.  Help them to see that talking is not the opposite of fighting.

Why do Catholics go to Mass on Sunday rather than Saturday?  Isn’t Saturday the 7th day of the week, thus the real day of rest?  According to the practice of the Jewish faith, Sunday is the first day of the week so Saturday was adopted as the seventh day, thus they “rest” and worship on Saturday.  Christians adopted Sunday as their day of rest primarily because it is the day of the Resurrection of the Lord.  When we come to Mass on Sunday we celebrate this event.  The Resurrection is the main focus of our faith. We believe that if Christ had not risen from the dead there would be no reason to believe in the person of Christ as Son of God.  Whether the week begins on Sunday or ends on Sunday is irrelevant.  The important point is that we celebrate the Resurrection  and that we also have a day of rest.

Community News 

We Need Your Help. . .   The month of September ushers in a new year for our Christian Formation Program.  St. Paul parish is blessed with many young families.  This is indeed a great blessing.  However,  with many young children comes a responsibility on our part to provide for fruitful Christian Formation.  This year we are in need of a few generous adults who would be able to assist in our Generation of Faith program. We meet once a month for seven or eight months throughout the year.  If you think you would be able to assist in this important ministry please contact Lorette.
    Teaching our children is probably one of the most important and most rewarding ministries in the church.  The program cannot exist without the help of those parishioners who are willing to give of their time in this ministry.  Please give this matter some serious time and reflection.  Thank you.

Food Pantry for October
   This month our pantry shelves are in need of   Cereal, Canned fruit, Ravioli, 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

Senior Luncheon:   Every last Wednesday of the month, the three churches in Candia sponsor a luncheon for our seniors.  If you are approximately 60 years old or older you are always invited to the luncheon.  It is free of charge and you get a great lunch.  The parishioners of each church coordinate their efforts to provide the seniors with a home prepared meal.  Home made soups, salads, and desserts are outstanding.  If you think you would like a little social, please join the group and bring your spouse or friends or come alone.  You will meet plenty of other people.  If you are not yet a senior but you know some people who would enjoy this outing who need a ride, you are also cordially invited to join 
    There is often a nurse that comes for Blood Pressure checks and other free advice.  The October luncheon will have the added benefit of providing a flu shot clinic.  Don’t forget your Medicare card.

A Look at Upcoming Events

40 Days for Life in New Hampshire!!
    September 24 – November 2, 2008
Our parish is participating in the nationally organized program 40 days for Life.  Although we have already begun it is not too late for you to begin participating.  Can you join us in prayer, fasting and peaceful witness for this period of time?  Would you be willing to take a few minutes each day to pray for those struggling with the important decision of offering their unborn child the right to life?  Are you willing to join us in giving up TV or dessert or something you love as a sacrifice for the unborn?  If you could give an hour or more of your time each week to pray with us at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Manchseter, please contact Julie at jlaugh@aspi.net or Jeanne at 472-3003.

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.

LSS Smart Care Come and discover exciting new products and services for older adults.  Explore the full range of businesses, resources, and services supporting the independence of older adults and others facing physical challenges in NH.  Also included in this day, October 6th, will be free flu shots, free health screenings, door prizes and giveaways, entertainment and lunch and refreshments.  This exciting resource fair for independence & Aging will be held at the Grappone Center at the Courtyard Marriot on 70 Constitution Ave. in Concord, NH..  Admission is free.  For more info please call 800-244-8119 or www.lssne.org/smart-care

Fall Celebration and Fund-Raiser The ministry.  Reservations are required. The Silent auction Bethany Christian Services of New England, Inc. cordially invites you to our fall fund-raiser featuring Ruth Graham, daughter of Billy Graham and the late Ruth Bell Graham.  The event will be held at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club on 85 Country Club Drive in Atkinson, NH.  Dinner is generously provided by friends of Bethany.  A free will offering will be taken at the end of the evening to further Bethany Christian Services of New England’s will begin at 6 PM. If you want more info, contact your local office.  In NH, please call 483-2886 or 587-0065.


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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