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October 26, 2008
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 25
   6:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  October 26
    9:30 AM  For Ricky McGregor By his parents Rick & Sherry
Saturday, November 1

   6:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  November 2
    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 Oct. 19, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1471
Loose             454
Credit             340
Total             2265

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 79% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $135.90)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Note to Parents:  We would like to ask parents who have not yet registered their children for Religious Education to do so ASAP.  We understand that life can be hectic and time runs away from us.  This is becoming more and more evident over the past few years.  However, as parents, we have the responsibility to secure a consistent and comprehensive program of Christian Formation for our children.
    When parents fail to register their children, the parish is forced to adjust its program accordingly.  Since there are a good number of families who have not registered to date, we will be canceling the Generations of Faith session here at St. Paul’s.  For the month of November, we will all be going to St. Peter Parish.  If the number of registrations increases, we may resume classes at St. Paul’s at a later date.   Thank you for your understanding.

Bedford Craft Fair. . . Come one, come all to the St. Elizabeth Seton Craft Fair being held on Saturday, Nov. 1st at SES Parish Activity Center, 190 Meetinghouse Rd. Bedford, just off Rt. 3, from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m.  With over 60 crafters, there is a wide variety of quality, individually created, hand-made items which will be offered for sale.  There is something there for the whole family.  There is free admission, and free parking.

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 next class for parents and children in this program will be November 16, 2008 at St. Peter Parish in Auburn.  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, 2008.  Classes 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
30th  Sunday in Ordinary Time 
(Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself)
Reading I:
Exodus 22: 20-26 (The compassion of the Lord)
Reading II:
l Thess. 1:-5-10(Turned Toward God)
Matt. 22:34-40 (The Greatest Commandment)

Question for Adults:  What prejudices block God’s love from flowing out from me to others? Prejudices are things that no one freely admits to even to oneself.  For some reason we all have difficulty admitting that we may have a prejudice toward someone or something.  Before we are able to reflect honestly on this week’s question, we must have enough courage to look deep within ourselves with eyes wide open.  Courage is a gift we receive from the Holy Spirit.  If you feel you need an extra dose, do not hesitate to ask the Spirit?   Then, take a serious look at those areas that block God’s flow of love within you.  We may all be surprised.

Question for Children?  How can I make God number one in my life? This is a very challenging question for children.  Making anyone or anything else number one could be very difficult.  Take the time to make a list of things your child thinks is very important in his/her life.  Ask them why they feel this way.  This exercise may take a while.  If God is not on the list ask them why.  If he is, ask them where he belongs in the order of things.  Is God at the top, really?  Why, or why not?

Does everyone have a Guardian Angel?
   The feast of the Guardian Angels is celebrated in the month of October.  Although there is a resurgence of jewelry and statues related to angels, the actual belief in guardian angels is often negligible.  Is there really such a thing as guardian angels?  The bible often speaks of angels both in the Old and New Testaments.  Most often the angels play the role of messenger.  There are instances when the angels act as guardians, however. 
    The fathers of the church voiced their opinions on this topic, claiming that the presence of angels commissioned to guard human beings added proof of the human soul’s great dignity.  St. Basil claimed that not only Christians, but every soul that comes into the world has a guardian angel to protect it.  If St. Basil were alive today he would certainly be given an award for this insight.  Today, the church teaches that angels do protect the mind and body. 

Community News 

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

Spiritual Adoption – Baby Shower
    Nine months ago, many of you adopted an unknown baby whose life might not have come to fruition had it 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 prayers.  Now that the ninth month is her, 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 – 9 months.  New Generations in Greenland, a shelter for unwed mothers needs Eco friendly, non toxic cleaners, laundry soap, laundry softener, single ply toilet paper, paper towels , gifts 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.

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
. . . an Irish culture group, is looking for new members.  They meet on the fourth Monday of the month at the Sweeney Post on Maple St. in Manchester, at 7:00pm.  The members are women who are practicing catholics of Irish descent, or are married to AOH members, who wish to socialize, celebrate the Irish culture and help our community.  Our October meeting will feature Mr. Ed Brodeur, speaking on the history of the Order of Hibernians.  If you have any questions, please call Anne at

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 

    Senior Luncheon:  The monthly Senior luncheon sponsored by the three church in Candia will be held this Wednesday, October 29, 2008.  Please join us if you can.  It is held at the Congregational church on High Street and it is free
of charge.  This month, the nurse will be there to give flu shots.  Please bring your Medicare card is you want a shot.


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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