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September 20, 2009
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions
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, September 26
    6:00 PM For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  September 27
    9:30 AM  For Leon Langille By John & Joanne Fraser

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 September 13, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1542
Loose           296
Total           1838

          Last weekend envelope users contributed 86% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $110.28)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

The Confirmation Program for students in grade 9 and above will begin next week on Sunday September 27th at 11:00 am.  All students who wish to participate in this program must attend this class.  At least one parent is asked to attend the first part of the class along with their son or daughter.  We will take the first 15 or 20 minutes to cover some important information for the year’s program.  Parents can elect to stay for the remainder of the class or they can leave to run errands etc. if they wish.  The class will last until 12 noon.  If you have not yet completed a registration form, please take one in the entrance of the church and return it next Sunday. 

Teachers Needed
for our Religious Education classes in grades K – 3 especially for the 6 PM Mass on Saturday.  We could also teacher aids.  If you think you could help out in the area please see or call Lorette.  Thank you so much in advance.

   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

25th  Sunday in Ordinary Time 
(The First is the Last)
Reading I:
Wisdom 2: 12, 17-20 (Testing the Just One)
Reading II:
James 3:16-4:3(The Wisdom from Above)
Mark 9: 30-37 (Servant of All)

Question for Adults:  Do I know people who are struggling because of loss, sickness, or economic hardship?  How can I serve them?  Helping out people who are struggling is often more difficult that it first appears.  The main issue is treating people with respect and dignity.  Many people have difficulty accepting “charity” so we must be very sensitive to human dignity.  Once we have passed that hurdle we are on easy street because we are well aware of the many ways by which we can be of assistance

Question for Children:  Do I know that the people who I do not care for are also loved by God?
   This is a question that would stupefy even adults.  All too often we forget that the people we don’t like are not seen as such in the eyes of God.  All too often we truly believe that God sees things the way we do.  We reduce God to the level of a human being.  Children need to be helped to see the truth of the matter.  They may be surprised at first but they will be able to understand once they are given a different perspective.

Community News 

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

Our Source and summit. . .
a day long Conference on the Eucharist, will be held at Ste. Marie Church in Manchester beginning at 9:00 am on November 7th, 2009.  the cost of the event is $20 per person, ($25 within 2 weeks of the event) or $60 per family for continental breakfast, lunch, the Conference, and the evening concert.  Attendance for the concert only is $10.  Dinner will be made available for an additional small fee.  Speakers will include Bob and Penny Lord (EWTN and Journeys of Faith Ministries),  Bishop Robert Hennessey (Auxiliary Bishop, Boston Archdiocese), and Dr. Hugo Poza (Ste. Marie Parish).  Music will be provided by the Magdalen College Choir.  Mass will be celebrated by Bishop McCormack at 4 pm followed by an evening concert by the Magdalen college Choir. 

Celebrate at the Big Band Bash.
  Join your friends and neighbors at St. Joseph Cathedral’s 2nd annual Big Band Bash!  Proceeds will directly benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry, an outreach service of the Cathedral providing food and household necessities to residents of greater Manchester.  The date is Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 6 – 10 PM at St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School auditorium, at 460 Pine Street,  Manchester.  The evening features a catered dinner, dance, silent auction, and entertainment by the Freese Brothers Big Band. The Big Band Bash is also a celebration of the 125th anniversary of St. Joseph Cathedral being named the Cathedral parish of the Diocese of Manchester.  A special exhibit will chronicle the interwoven histories of the people of the Cathedral and the city of Manchester.  Additionally, silent auction items will include a baseball bat signed by 40 Red Sox legends; a Football autographed by former New England Patriot stars; a winter weekend at a 4-bedroom gatehouse on Lake Sunapee; and items and gift certificates from local businesses. 
    Ticket for the event are $50 per person, cash bar.  To reserve, call 622-6404, ext. 15 (no tickets will be sold at the door).  Checks payable to Steps to Steeple fund and mailed or delivered to the Cathedral at 145 Lowell St., Manchester, 03104.  Visit www.stjoesbigbandbash.org for more info.  This event is sponsored by Catholic Medical Center.

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.

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


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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