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Mar. 1, '09
Feb. 22, '09
Feb. 15, '09
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Feb. 1, '09
Jan. 25, '09
Jan. 18, '09
Jan. 11, '09
Jan. 4, '09
Dec.  28, '08
Dec. 21, '08
Dec. 14, '08
Dec. 7, '08
Nov. 30, '08
Nov. 23, '08
Nov. 16, '08
Nov. 9, '08
Nov. 2, '08
Oct. 26, '08
Oct. 19, '08
Oct. 12, '08
Oct.  5, '08
Sept. 28, '08
Sept. 21, '08
Sept. 14, '08
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Aug. 31, '08
Aug. 24, '08
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July 27, '08
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June 1, '08
May 25, '08
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Apr. 27, '08
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Feb. 24, '08
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Jan. 27, '08
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Nov. 25, '07
Nov. 18, '07
Nov. 11, '07
Nov. 4, '07
Oct. 28, '07
Oct. 21, '07
Oct. 14, '07
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Sept. 30, '07
Sept. 23, '07
Sept. 16, '07
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Aug. 26, '07
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Aug. 12, '07
Aug 5, '07
July 29, '07
July 22, '07
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July 1, '07
June 24, 2007
June 17,  2007
June 10, 2007
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May 27, 2007
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Jan. 28, 2007
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Nov. 26, 2006
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Oct. 29, 2006
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Oct. 15, 2006
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Sept. 24, 2006
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Aug. 27, 2006
Aug. 20, 2006
Aug. 13, 2006
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July 30, 2006
July 23, 2006
July 16, 2006
July 9, 2006
July 2, 2006
June 25, 2006
June 18, 2006
June 11, 2006
June 4, 2006
May 28, 2006
May 21, 2006
May 14, 2006
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Apr. 30, 2006
Apr. 23, 2006
Apr. 16, 2006
Apr. 9, 2006
Apr. 2, 2006
Mar. 26, 2006
Mar. 19, 2006
Mar. 12, 2006
Mar. 5, 2006
Feb. 26, 2006
Feb. 19, 2006
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Jan. 29, 2006
Jan. 22, 2006
Jan. 15, 2006
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Jan. 1, 2006


September 13, 2009
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, September 12
    No Mass during the Summer
Sunday,  September 13
    9:30 AM  For Florence Nault By the Pastoral Council
Saturday, September 19
    6:00 PM For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  September 20
    9:30 AM PM  For Francis Huard By Normand & Jeannine Fraser

Saturday Evening Mass  at 6:00 PM
will resume on September 19, 2009. 

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 September 6, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1565
Loose           375
Total             1940

          Last weekend envelope users contributed 81% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $116.48)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


Thank You to our Social Committee
    A very special thank you goes out to the members of the Social Committee.  They put many, many hours into the Fall Bazaar.  They gave up many good summer hours sitting at meetings as well as time on the road looking for donations from local businesses.  We want you all to know that you are very much appreciated.  Thank you all very, very much. 

Group Work Camp Meeting: There will be a meeting in the parish hall at St. Peter Church on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 7 pm, for any adult interested in working with our youth in the Work Camp Program this year.  We will be needing chaperones as well as adults to help organize and plan fund raising events.  If you have any questions please call Laura Lambert at 483-5125

   Prayer for Priests
Most gracious and loving Father,
     We thank you for our faithful priests whose spiritual fatherhood and example of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and devotion is so vital to the faith of your people.  May they be guided by the examples of Saints Peter and Paul and all the apostles.  Give them valiant faith in the face of confusion and conflict, hope in time of trouble and sorrow, and steadfast love for you, for their families, and for all your people throughout the world.  May the light of your Truth shine through their lives and their good works.  Assist all priests, that that through your Grace they may steadily grow in holiness and in knowledge and understanding of your Truth.  May they generously share their knowledge with those who rely on them.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

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 2009-2010 will begin on the weekend of September 19th and 20th.  Classes are held during both weekend Masses. We would need some volunteers to help out as monitors during the classes.  Please contact the office if you can do this.

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.  All GoF classes are held on Sundays from 4 – 6 pm.  Our 1st class is October 18, 2009.

Confirmation Program: 
    The Confirmation students will begin their two year program on Sunday, September 27, 2009.  All students must be registered by September 27th.  Second year students must have completed year one in full, i.e., two classes per month from September through April.  Attendance at Generation of Faith only does not satisfy the requirements for Confirmation.  All students are also asked to attend Mass on a weekly basis.  There are registration forms in the entrance of the church.

                     Schedule of Classes

24th  Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Theme:
(Serving Others)
Reading I:
Isaiah 50: 5-9 (The Lord Is My Help)
Reading II:
James 2: 14-18 (Faith and Works)
Gospel:
Mark 8: 27-35 (Take Up Your Cross)

Question for Adults:  How are my expectations of Jesus based upon my need to be served or on my willingness to serve others?  If we say that our expectations have no relation to our needs we are not being completely honest or at least we are not completely aware of our own reality.  It is only normal to base our expectation on our selves.  The question is:  To what degree is this true in our life?

Question for Children:  What might I need to give up so that I can follow Jesus more closely?)  This is not a fun question.  Nobody enjoys giving up stuff.  Make sure that your child understands that this is not about giving up candy or some such thing.  Rather it is about giving up a bad habit or something that keeps them away from doing something good.  An example might be staying away from too many computer games or too much TV is it prevents them from having time to help you out around the house or if it prevents them from doing something good for someone in need.

Community News 

Adult Confirmation:
If you are 18 years of age or older and have never made you Confirmation, please read this important notice.  The Diocese of Manchester has two Adult Confirmation sessions each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.  This Fall the ceremony will be held on November 9, 2009 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Concord, NH.  In order to prepare for the sacrament of confirmation all adults who are interested in becoming fully initiated members of the church are asked to attend a series of six classes prior to their Confirmation.  If you would like more information about these classes please contact the Christian Formation office  at 483-8481.  Classes begin in September and are held in several towns and deaneries.

Do You Like to Sing?
    Our choir is in need of a few people, both men and women,  who are willing to join us for Sunday morning Mass.  We usually practice before the Mass.  If you have a little extra time on Sunday mornings we would love to have you join us.  As long as you can carry a tune you are qualified.  If you love to sing you are even better.  You don’t need to worry about singing solo or any other embarrassing situation.  We enjoy what we do and we enjoy our time together.  Just see Becky after Mass or come early and join in the rehearsal.

Food Pantry for September:  . Please help our pantry if you can.   This month our pantry shelves continue to be in need of Canned Pastas,  and canned vegetables .  We always need juices. Thank you very much for all you do for God’s people

RCIA–Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult
    The Rite of Christian Initiation takes place yearly at the Easter Vigil – Holy Saturday evening.  This is the time when adults who have never been baptized in the Christian faith are baptized.  It is also the time when baptized Christians of other denominations are welcomed into the Catholic Church as they make a public profession of faith.  This rite is also offered to baptized Catholics who were not fully initiated into the church(never made their First Communion or Confirmation).  If Confirmation is the only sacrament they have not received, there will be a special course given for them during the year and an adult Confirmation will be held at the Cathedral on a later time in the year.  If you or someone you know is a candidate for the Rite of Initiation or if your are interested in finding out more of what it entails please call the parish office and speak to Lorette.  Our first meeting will be Tuesday evening on September 22, at 6:30 pm.

A Look at Upcoming Events

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
located at 21 Crystal Ave, Derry, NH will hold their annual Candy Cane Craft Fair in the Aquinas Center on November 21, 2009 from 9 am – 3 pm.  Included are 45 craft tables, multiple raffles, homemade baked goods, lunch items and a Children’s craft making table. 
Please call St. Thomas Parish Office for a craft table rental at 603-432-5000.

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish
located at 8 Atkinson Depot Rd in Plaistow, NH will be having a Mass of Healing and Hope on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00 PM at the Holy Angels Church.  Fr. Michael Monette will be the celebrant.  Please consider joining us.  Each of us is broken and each of us are intercessors.  Let us pray for one another as we are anointed with Holy Oil from St. Joseph’s Oratory.  Prayer teams are also available.

29th Annual Scout Retreat
All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in grades 5 – 12, and adult leaders, are invited to the 29th Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat Fri. Sept. 18 – sun. Sept. 20, 2009 at Camp Fatima in Gilmanton Iron works, NH.  The cost is $8 per scout and $5 per adult.  This retreat is very active involving the scouts in a number of fun, interesting, challenging, thought provoking and faith filled activities.  It includes a climbing wall, high ropes, capture the flag, and dance.  For information or to register go to: www.geocities.com/dmccs/ or contact Fr. Ray Ball at FrRay3@gmail.com or Donna Curran at 669-3100 x 173.  Put on by the Diocesan Catholic Scouting Committee.

Stepping Stones – A Bereavement Program for Children & Teens

works with children and teens ages 5 – 18 years in age appropriate groups, meeting once a week for six weeks.  Each group is facilitated by VNA Hospice Staff and trained Hospice volunteers.
    Recreational activities and various art forms are used to facilitate the grieving/coping process.  The subject is serious but the kids have fun and develop supportive friendships.  For information and to register for our next session, visit our web site:  www.manchestervna.org.  Click on services, then ‘spiritual care/bereavement groups”.
There is no fee for attending, but preregistration is required.  Dates are Wednesdays, Sept 30 through Nov. 4, 2009.  Time of sessions is 6 – 7:30 PM
Place is Brookside Congregational Church at
  2013 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

Message from Hospice of VNA
of Manchester & Southern NH.  We will start a free Hospice Volunteer Training Course on Saturday, October 10, from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., and continue every Tuesday morning 9:30 to 12:00 noon through December 1st at VNA 33 South Commercial Street, Manchester, NH.
    This comprehensive training program will equip participants with the necessary skills to provide non-medical aid and support to terminally ill individuals and their caregivers.  Trained volunteers will work with the hospice team of health care professionals to provide emotional support, respite care, as well as grief and bereavement support to family members. 
    Any interested member of the community including homemakers, retirees, college students, professionals and couples who have the desire to provide such an important service are invited to explore Hospice Volunteering.  Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.  Please contact Linda Krisch, Volunteer Coordinator at 663-4008 or e-mail lkrisch@elliot-hs.org

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: Josephine Stout, Cecile Gendron, 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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