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September 27, 2009
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions
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
Saturday, October 3
    6:00 PM For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  October 4
    9:30 AM PM  For Florence Nault By Pastoral Council

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 20, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1902
Loose           469
Total           2371

          Last weekend envelope users contributed 82% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $110.28)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

The St. Paul Parish Bazaar.  Thanks to the hard work of our Social Committee and of many other parishioners, the Bazaar, (although rained out) still managed to net a profit of $1218.00.  That is wonderful and it speaks very highly of the organization and hard word of many people.  Thank you all so much.  Much thanks also goes to the many who baked, who provided yard sale items, and to all who provided beautiful and exciting prices for the raffle.  It couldn’t have been done without this immense cooperation.
                    The winners of the Raffle are:
   l.  Lap Quilt                            J & D Marion
   2. Handmade Bedspread                      M Gesel
   3. First Aid Kit                                    A Caron
   4. Four Monarch Tickets                 The Roberts
   5. Stop & Shop $25.00 Gift Cert.         C. Gendron
   6. Handmade Photo Album                    J. Therrien
   7. Scenic Nursery $25.00Gift Cert.       C. Bessette
   8. One Riding Lesson Gilman Stables     L. Richer
   9. Octogon Window                            D. Yowasz ?
   10. Winged Spur Ranch $25.00 Gift      M. Higgins
   11. Liquid Planet Day’s Ticket for 4      D.  Lazotts
   12. Cement Rhubard Birdbath        M & M Pellerin
   13. Baby Blanket                      R & M Bilodeau   

   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

26th  Sunday in Ordinary Time 
(True Discipleship)
Reading I:
Numbers 11: 25 -29 (Prophets of the Lord)
Reading II:
James 5:1 – 6 (Miseries of the Rich)
Mark 9: 38-43 (Being For or Against)

Question for Adults:  Do I feel uncomfortable or envious of the gifts of others?  What have I learned from these feelings?  If we feel even a bit uncomfortable or envious we are probably like every other human being. The important aspect of the situation is not whether we do or not but what have we learned about ourselves in such situations.  It is always important to stay in check of our feelings in order to respond to these feelings correctly.  We must always try to avoid the aspect of denial.

Question for Children:  How might I respond in a Christian manner to others who have gifts and talents other than I have?  This is always difficult for children.  Being selfless is an aspect of maturity so thinking of others and being happy for them is not easy for children.  This is something that must be taught to children.  If this doesn’t happen may joining the millions of people who spend their entire adult life being jealous and bitter.

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

Faithlift 2009
  An ecumenical mini-conference for women of all ages.  Join us to share and explore our spiritual journeys on Sunday, October 4 from 2- 5 pm. At Montminy Hall  (Hevey Hall, Ste. Marie Church, Manchester, NH.
   The featured speaker and singer will be Paulie Heath.  All of us go through change in all the stages of our lives.  Life is changing continually around us.  There are changes brought about by the birth of a child, the loss of employment, a new job, a new location, graduating from college, a change of leadership in our faith community, the death of a loved one, etc.  We all have to deal with change in the seasons of our lives, even when it is unwelcome and uncomfortable.  As a caterpillar waiting in the tight space of the chrysalis, you may find yourself in the dark, waiting for wings to grow.  At this year’s Faithlift conference, we will explore how to patiently grow wings as the seasons change in our lives.  God has a wonderful plan for all of us – to live, to grow and to fly as we wait on Him.  Come and be encouraged as we learn to fly.  There is a $20 suggested donation.  To register and for more information, contact Ann Spencer at missinglinc2@comcast.net or call Lucille Laflamme  at 625-5504.

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.

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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