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May 25, '08
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Apr. 27, '08
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Apr. 6, '08
Mar. 30, '08
Mar. 23, '08
Mar. 16, '08
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Feb. 24, '08
Feb. 17, '08
Feb. 10, '08
Feb. 3, '08
Jan. 27, '08
Jan. 20, '08
Jan. 13, '08
Jan 6, '08
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Dec. 23, '07
Dec. 16, '07
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Nov. 25, '07
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Nov. 4, '07
Oct. 28, '07
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Oct. 14, '07
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Sept. 30, '07
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Jan. 28, 2007
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Dec. 31, 2006
Dec. 24, 2006
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Oct. 29, 2006
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Sept. 24, 2006
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Oct. 30, 2005
Oct. 23, 2005
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Sept. 25, 2005
Sept. 18, 2005
Sept. 11, 2005
Sept. 4, 2005
Aug 28, 2005
Aug. 21, 2005
Aug. 14, 2005
Aug. 7, 2005
July 31, 2005
July 24, 2005
July 17, 2005
July 10, 2005
July 3, 2005
June 26, 2005
June 19, 2005
June 12, 2005
June 5, 2005
May 29, 2005
May 22, 2005
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May 8, 2005
May 1, 2005
April 24, 2005
April 17, 2005
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March 27, 2005
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Feb. 27, 2005
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November 16, 2008
33rd Sunday in Ordinary time

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, November 15
   6:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  November 16
    9:30 AM For Roger & Beatrice Dubreuil By Annette Palermo
Saturday, November 22
   6:00 PM  For Joshua Tate by Pauline Beauchamp
Sunday,  November  23
    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 ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________


Update on Parish Income

Weekend of Nov. 9, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1669
Loose             398
Credit             340
Total             2407

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 84% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $144.50)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


Thank You from Group Workcamp!
    The youth and the leaders of those aspiring to attend the Group Workcamp in June of 2009 want to thank all who helped make their bake sale fundraiser a huge success.  Thanks to those who baked and those who bought the food.  The group collected a total of $239.00. Thank you all so much.

Dear Parishioners,
    I come to you today to ask for your generous support, (not in money), in the ministries of the Liturgy.  No doubt many of you have noticed that we are in need of Lectors, Eucharistic ministers and altar servers.  Our numbers have diminished over the past year (for various reasons), and we would need committed people to fill the ranks. 
    If you are a parishioner who attends Mass faithfully and would be willing to commit yourself to one of the above ministries at least once a month, please consider doing so.  If you have thought about it in the past but have hesitated because you are afraid or perhaps nervous when in front of people, there is no reason for fear.  People don’t focus all their attention on the Eucharistic Minister.  Of course, you must have a love and respect for the Eucharist and you must be willing to “dress up” when you are scheduled but other than that you will receive proper training and support. 
    If you think you could be a lector, (this takes a little more courage), please consider doing so.  The participation of the laity is a privilege and a responsibility.  We must not falter in this aspect of our faith.  Please see Lorette or call the office if you have more questions.

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___________________________________
Address________________________________________
Please Check:  ______MasterCard ______Visa
                       ______Debit MasterCard _____Debit Visa
Card Number:___________________________________
Expiration:_________________Amount:_______________
How often do you want this transaction to occur?
____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly

Signature:________________________________________
Email___________________________________________

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
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time  
Theme:
(Gifted by God)
Reading:
Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31 (Value Beyond Pearls)
Reading II:
1 Thess. 5: 1-6 (Children of the Light)
Gospel:
Matt 25:14-30 (The Parable of the Talents)

Question for Adults:  How am I sharing my faith, time and the gifts that god has entrusted to me with my family, friends and coworkers?

Question for Children?  How do I share my gifts with my friends and classmates in order to help them?

 Why is the Lateran Basilica so Important?
     The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of the church of Rome and the official seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope.  This basilica is the oldest and ranks first among the four major basilicas of Rome, and holds the title of ecumenical mother of the whole inhabited world among Roman Catholics.  An inscription on the front of the basilica,  Christo Salvatore, dedicates the Lateran as Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior, for the cathedrals of all patriarchs are dedicated to Christ Himself.  As the cathedral of the bishop of Rome, containing the papal throne, it ranks above all other churches in the Roman Catholic Church, even above St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
The Basilica was first dedicated to Christ the Savior by Constantine in the year 313.  It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times since then. The last time it was rebuilt was in 1735. Today we enjoy viewing the design of Allessandro Galilei who won a competition for his design of the façade.

Community News 

A New Envelope in your packet. . .
perhaps many of you have noticed that you now have a new envelop in your packet.  It will be a monthly offering that comes under the title of Deficit Reduction.  The main purpose of this envelop is to enable us to continue operating in the black.  No doubt you have noticed that our collections have been lower that in the past few years.  In order to meet our bare bones projected budget, we would need to have approximately $2500 per week.  We often have only $2000 to $2200 and in the summertime the average weekly collection is only $1600.  We hope to make up some of the difference with this monthly collection.

Food Pantry for November
     This month our pantry shelves are in need of Tuna,  Cereal,  Instant Rice, Ravioli, Beef Stew, and any kind of Soup except Ramen.  We are also always in need of juices and instant milk.  Thank you very much for all you do for those less fortunate.

The VNA Child Care & Family resource Ctr. The largest, non-profit childcare center in the state is offering a four-week training.  Sessions will be hold Fridays, Jan. 9, 2009 from 10 am to 11:30 am.  Volunteers are needed to provide support and act as positive role models to children and parents.   Some of the topics of the training include:  child Development, Cultural Diversity and communication Skills.  Interested members of the community including homemakers, retirees, and professionals are encouraged to explore this opportunity.  Pre-registrationis required.  To receive an application or for more information please contact Linda Krisch, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources at 663-4008 or lkrisch@elliot-hs.org.


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
644-8697.

A Look at Upcoming Events

The VNA Child Care & Family resource Ctr. The largest, non-profit childcare center in the state is offering a four-week training.  Sessions will be hold Fridays, Jan. 9, 2009 from 10 am to 11:30 am.  Volunteers are needed to provide support and act as positive role models to children and parents.   Some of the topics of the training include:  child Development, Cultural Diversity and communication Skills.  Interested members of the community including homemakers, retirees, and professionals are encouraged to explore this opportunity.  Pre-registrationis required.  To receive an application or for more information please contact Linda Krisch, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources at 663-4008 or lkrisch@elliot-hs.org.

Senior Luncheon for November. . .  The monthly Senior Luncheon held at the Candia Congregation church and sponsored by the three churches of Candia including St. Paul’s, will be this Wednesday, Nov. 19, beginning a 11:30 with arrival and appetizers.  If you are a Senior and are free, you are very welcome to join us for this free luncheon.  This month’s theme, of course, is Thanksgiving.

St. Catherine’s Holiday Fair. . . will be held on the weekend of November 22 and 23 in the School Gym behind the church on Webster St.  in Manchester.  Doors open at 9:a.m.  You will find crafts, a penny sale, turkey shoot, baked goods and much more.  The luxury table will include G l phone, LCD TV, cash gas cards and more.  All are welcome, and we hope you will be able to join us for the beginning of the holiday season.


CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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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