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October 12, 2008
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 11
   6:00 PM  For Julien Marion By Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Sunday,  October 12
    9:30 AM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday, October 18
   6:00 PM  For the intention of the Celebrant
Sunday,  October 19
    9:30 AM  For Parishioners of St. Paul

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 Oct. 5, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1562
Loose             529
Credit             340
Total             2431

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 75% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $145.86.)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Spiritual Adoption – Baby Shower
    Nine months ago, many of you adopted an unknown baby whose life might not have come to fruition had not been for your prayers.  You have been faithful in praying for this child.  Some of you may have given this child a name.  This child will forever owe his life to you – a gift that is unequal for eternity.  You have been most generous with your time and prayer.
Now that the ninth month is here, it is customary to “throw a shower” for this baby.  What we will do for this shower is to collect baby items for the newborns and deliver the items to two different places that could really use our help.   Birthright in Derry would need diapers size newborn to 2, wipes, and baby clothes 0 to 9 months.  New Generation in Greenland, a shelter for unwed mothers needs  Eco friendly, non toxic cleaners, laundry soap, laundry softener, single ply toilet paper, paper towels, gift cards to Walmart, and gas cards.  You can bring your items in to the church and we will be happy to deliver them.  Thank you all so very much.

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
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
(Invited by God)
Reading I:
Isaiah 25:6-10 (The Feast of the Lord)
Reading II:
Philippians 4:12-14(Strengthened by God)
Matthew 22:1-14 (The Parable of the Wedding  Feast)

Question for Adults:  What “garment” do I need to clean or iron this week to better prepare to participate in the banquet of God, the Eucharist?  Unfortunately, getting dressed for special occasions is becoming less and less in vogue.  This week’s Gospel hints at the fact that this custom of getting dressed is literally centuries old.  When we are invited to a banquet we usually dress up.  Coming to the banquet of the Lord calls for a special type of “dressing up”.  Our hearts and minds are the things we need to “clean up”.  Are we “wearing” something that is unfit for such an invitation?  Let’s take some time to reflect on this during the coming week. 

Question for Children?  How do I prepare myself for the Sunday Mass?  This is such an important question for children.  Very often we assume that children are too young to understand the depth of the sacrament of the Eucharist.  Perhaps this is true on some level but it is not necessarily true on all levels.  All children of school age understand the need to get ready for special occasions.  They have all had the experience of doing so at one time or other.  Take the time to talk about the idea that Mass is a very special and important event during our week.  This should lead into the discussion of how they will better prepare.

What is so significant about the number 7 in Scripture?  The number seven carries a very symbolic significance in both the Old & New Testament.  God made the world and rested in 7 days.  There are seven sacraments, 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit.  And, we must forgive one another 70 x 7.  The answer is that the number seven carries the meaning of wholeness or completion.  It is the number that signifies perfection.  The seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, e.g., give us everything we could possibly need to lead a full and happy life in God.  The same is true of the sacraments.  The seven sacraments carry us through an entire life span from birth to death and all we need in-between.  And, no, it is not simply a “lucky” number.

Community News 

Come and See Tomas More College
    High school juniors and seniors are invited to attend Thomas More College’s Come & See Weekend from Thursday Oct. 23-Sat. 25 in Merrimack, NH.  They will enjoy attending classes, visiting with students and a special lecture by Artist in Residence David Clayton on “The Secularization of Art after the Enlightenment”.  TMC’s  Annual “Octoberfest” will round out the weekend on Saturday night.  For more information please contact Admissions at TMC:  (800)880-8308 or admissions@ThomasMoreCollege.edu.  TMC provides a four year liberal arts education steeped in the Western Catholic Tradition.

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

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.

Birthright of Manchester-307 Kelley St

    Would you like to help women in distress and help us stop abortion?  Please consider becoming a Birthright volunteer.  All that is asked is to be over 18 years of age, ardently pro-life, and have a sincere desire to listen with concern and with a non-judgmental attitude.  No prior training or experience is necessary as we provide that for you.  Come join our team.  You will find it to be a rich experience.  Hours are flexible.  Call Mary at 668-3443 or Phyllis at 472-5410

A Look at Upcoming Events

Jesus Quest
A Scripture Retreat for women ages 18 and up.  “Come apart and rest a while”; allow the Lord to refresh you.  The retreat will be Friday October 31st at 7pm until Sunday November 2nd at 1pm at Our Lady of Hope House of Prayer in New Ipswich, NH.  The suggested donation is $75 – 130 as able.  The registration deadline is October 24th.  Please contact Sr. Lorraine Aucoin, pm at 668-1791 or srlorrainea@yahoo.com 

University of Notre Dame Glee Club
. . .to perform in Manchester.  Active now for more than 70 years, the Notre Dame Glee Club combines the rich traditions of Notre Dame with high standards of artistic excellence, assuring audiences of a unique choral experience. 
    The concert will include great music from many centuries:  The simplicity and subtlety of plainsong, the clarity of Renaissance of polyphony, the richness and depth of the romantic composers, and the many different styles of serious music from the 20th Century.
    The group has performed with Symphonies from around the world. It is a special treat to have the group on tour to perform a concert at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Manchester, NH on Monday, October 20,2008 at 7:00pm.  The church is at 207 Hemlock St.;  There is a $10 suggested donation.

Magdalen College
    Author Brennan Pursell will sign copies of his newest book, Benedict of Bavaria from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  On Saturday, October 18, 2008 at Magdalen College in Warner, NH.  Admission is free and open to the public. 
    Drawing upon a host of sources that are virtually unknown outside Germany, including interviews and encounters with the people who knew Joseph Ratzinger,  Benedict of Bavaria is the first book to demonstrate the authentic influence a Bavarian culture had on the development of Pope Benedict’s life and thought.  Benedict of Bavaria has received praise as one of the most insightful biographies of Benedict XVI, highlighting a little-known personal side of Joseph Ratzinger.  The book is available on Amazon.com, borders.com,  circlepress.org, adoremusbooks.com and other major bookstores.For more information visit www.magdalen.edu


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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