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November 23, 2008
Feast of Christ the King

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, November 22
   6:00 PM  For Joshua Tate by Pauline Beauchamp
Sunday,  November  23
    9:30 AM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday, November 29
   6:00 PM  For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  November 30
    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 Nov. 16, 2008
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1444
Loose             431
Credit             340
Total             2215

Deficit Reduction        $290.00
  Last weekend envelope users contributed 80% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $132.90)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Thanksgiving Day Mass
    There will be a special Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 27, at 9:00 am at St. Peter church in Auburn.  This is a great day to begin the day of thanks.   Coffee and Donuts will be served in the parish hall following the Mass.

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___________________________________
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 December 14, 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
Feast of Christ the King  
(Thy Kingdom come)
Reading I:
Ezekiel:34:11-12-5-17 (Tend My Sheep)
Reading II:
1 Corinthians 15: 20-26 (Brought to Life in Christ)
Matt 25:31-46 (The Corporal Works of Mercy)

Question for Adults:  How well do I understand the connection between praying “Thy kingdom come” and acting (“thy will be done”) in a way that brings it about?  Understanding and living the words of the Our Father is easier said than done.  We are so used to reciting this prayer that we can easily fall into the bad habit of simply vocalizing the words without putting our hearts and minds into what they are really saying.  As Advent approaches, let’s take some time  to reflect on the words of this beautiful prayer.  How much do we really mean it when we say, “thy kingdom come, they will be done”?  Those two phrases alone could make a real difference in our lives.

Question for Children?  How carefully do I think about what I am saying each day when I pray the Lord’s Prayer?  Maybe you could make it a point to take just one phrase at the time from the Our Father this week and talk about it with your child.  Once you have discussed it you could end the discussion by praying the entire prayer.   It is surprising what a difference that would make in the life of your child.

Is it Okay for Catholics to be Cremated?   
    There has been much discussion revolving around the issue of cremation in recent years.  The church used to prohibit cremation but today the church tolerates the practice.  In other words, a Catholic does not have to think that he/she is committing a sin by having his/her remains cremated.  That being said, “the church clearly prefers and urges Catholics to have the body of the deceased be present for the funeral rites.” Cremation should take place after the funeral service if at all possible.  A second point to this issue is that the remains of the person, whether they be in body or in ashes, are still considered sacred and must be treated with respect.  This means that all deceased must be buried in sacred grounds.  The ashes of a loved one should not be strewn just anywhere in one’s backyard or some other favorite spot where everyone will traipse on the remains. We must remember that our bodies always belong to God. 

     Let us Give Thanks to Our God!

Community News 

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.

Thank You so Much

           Thank you very much for your prayers during the 40 Days for Life.  There were 3 babies saved that we know of and over 150 people prayed at the clinic during the 40 days.  Although this program has ended there is still a need and an interest in praying at Planned parenthood on Pennacook St.  Please continue to pray, especially on Tuesdays and Saturdays when abortions are being done.  If you can pray at the clinic an hour or two per month on Tuesday or Saturday, please call Jeanne Szulc at 47203003.  If you are interested in being trained as a sidewalk counselor please call Jeanne or email Julie at julielaughner@comcast.net.  God bless you.

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

Mike Livingston in Concert
St. Lawrence Parish on 51 Main St. in Goffstown, will be sponsoring a concert by Mike Livingston on Sunday November 30th at 4p.m.  Tickets can be purchased for $15.00 in advance.  Tickets bought at the door will be $20.00.  All proceeds will benefit the St. Lawrence Roof fund.
Mike Livingston is a singer/songwriter, producer, and arranger who has been performing in the New England area for over two decades.  He brings a larger than life stage personality to every show but has always considered himself a “pub musician”.  He peppers his concerts with his own compositions along with selections from artists such as Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney, Jimmy buffet. . .to name a few.  Mike’s show is an entertaining blend of varying emotions.

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.

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.


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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