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October 18, 2009
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 17
    6:00 PM For Florence Nault By Pastoral Council
Sunday,  October 18
    9:30 AM PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday, October 24
    6:00 PM For Florence Nault By Paul & Rita Gosselin
Sunday,  October 25
    9:30 AM  For the 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 ______________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of October 11, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1467
Loose           584
Total           2051

          Last weekend envelope users contributed 72% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $123.08)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

A Harvest Pot Luck Dinner:
Our Social Committee is planning and organizing a Pot Luck dinner for the parish.  The event will include a fun time for everyone.  There will be plenty of delicious food and drinks including the traditional Cider so loved by New Englanders.  You can also try your luck on a 50/50 Raffle.  Wouldn’t it be great to walk away with some Christmas Shopping money? The dinner is scheduled for Sunday, November 1st from 5:30 – 7:00 PM in the church basement.  All who plan to attend are asked to sign up to bring their favorite or signature dish to share with others.  The categories that we are hoping to fill are as follows:  Salads,  Soups/chowders,  Hot dish/casserole,  Desserts, and Rolls/breads.  Drinks and paper products will be provided.  There is no cost for the event except the food you bring.  We would appreciate a very small offering (which is optional) to cover the small overhead costs.
    Please fill out the info in the box below and return to the parish office.  We will see to it that the Social Committee receives it.   Hope to see you on November 1st.   (All Saints Day!)

The ___________________ will attend the Pot Luck Dinner
And I/ we will bring the following:  Please circle one

   Salad    Soup     Hot Dish      Dessert    Rolls/Bread

   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

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Christian Service)
Reading I:
Isaiah 53:10-11(The Servant Will Justify Many
Reading II:
Hebrews 4”14-16 (Approaching the  Throne of Grace
Mark 10:35-45 (Servanthood)

Question for Adults:  What can I do this week to take care of the needs of others? In today’s society, taking care of the needs of others often feels overly burdensome, not because we are not generous or kind hearted but because our “plate is already full to overflowing”.  We already have so many things to do and so many people to think about that we often feel as though we will soon loose our minds.  This week’s question does not mean to insinuate that you have to add more responsibilities to your plate.  The Gospel of the week is simply reminding us that we must think of the welfare of others as we go about our daily routine.  It is not an option for Christians to be self-serving.  Our main goal in life must be to consider the needs of others, not our own comfort.  It is not more time that is asked of us, it is more thoughtful consideration.

Question for Children:  How can I be a servant to others during the coming week? Talk to your child about the word servant as it refers to the Gospel.  Help them to understand that it is very different from the notion we have today.  Serving others from a Gospel perspective is very different.  Find ways to express the idea of service to others.  There are many simple things that children can do for others that are very helpful and pleasing to those being served.  Encourage them to do some of these things during the week.

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

Group Work Camp
    The organizers of the Group Work Camp for the parishes of St. Paul and St. Peter are beginning anew their process for next year.  It is time to recruit new teens to join those that have attended in the past.  Teens between the ages of 14-18 who think they may be interested in a week long work project to help the more needy,  are invited to a information night for themselves and their parents.  The meeting will be held on Sunday, October 25th at 7 pm at St. Peter Parish, downstairs in the church hall.  Please use the rear entrance.  

Crafters Wanted:
  St. Anthony School is accepting reservations for a Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, November 21st.  Table rentals are $50.00 for an 8 ft. table.  If you have our own table there are a limited amount of 8 x 8 spaces available.  Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.  For more information please call St. Anthony School at 622-0414 or visit our website at www.stanthonyschool-nh.com to download an application.

40 Days for life:
Father Paul Montminy will be offering a MASS for LIFE on Wednesday October 28, 2009 at 5:30 PM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 207 Hemlock St., (corner of Webster Street) Manchester NH l0104.  The Mass will be followed by a Prayer Vigil to End Abortion at 24 Penacook Street, the Planned Parenthood Clinic.  Father Paul will lead the Rosary at the Clinic location.  All are invited to attend the MASS for LIFE and/or the PRAYER VIGIL at the Clinic whether or not you have participated in other activities during the 40 DAYS for LIFE campaign.  Whatever your ability to participate, we THANK YOU for your commitment to the 40 DAYS for LIFE fasting,  prayer and abortion clinic vigil.

An Education in Excellence
   Holy Family Academy, a private located in Manchester, NH, provides a classical education in the Roman Catholic tradition for students in grades 7 – 12.  The Academy will hold a FALL OPEN HOUSE for prospective students on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 2:00 PM.  Come and hear about the Academy’s program of excellence in classical education and solid formation in the Catholic Faith.  Holy Family Academy is currently accepting qualified students in grades 7 12 for the 2010-2011 academic year.  Limited openings are available.  For further information please call 644-7247.

Trinity High School Open House
    Trinity High School, located at 581 Bridge St. in Manchester, NH will be having an Open House for all 8th grade students who are interested in our High School for the year 2010-2011.  The Open House will be on Wednesday, October 28th at 7 pm.  Please plan to join us.

Book Study Ministry: Do you like to enjoy a nice cup of your favorite coffee?  Discuss your faith with other women?  Meet new friends?  Then the coffee Talk Ministry may be the perfect ministry for you.   We are a group of Christian/Catholic Women that come together every other month to discuss a book we’ve read the previous month (a book already chosen).  We meet at the CMC Cafeteria on the B level.  We are not affiliated with any specific parish community.  Our first book study is November 11th. We will meet from 6:30 – 8:30PM
in the Café on Level B.  The book for this month is A Woman and Her God” which available at the Ste. Marie Bookstore.  For more info please do not hesitate to contact Mandy Huot at 603-660-8268 or by e-mail at CFCCritiques@comcast.net

David Haas Concert:
  Our Lady of Grace Chapel on Route 104 & West shore Road in Bristol NH, invites you to a concert with David Haas and Lori True.  They will perform for One Night Only on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for Seniors (65) and children.  Call 744-2700 for tickets and or directions. 

Attention: Vendors/Crafters Needed
    The St. Lawrence Church Social committee is sponsoring their annual Parish Christmas shopping Fair on Saturday, November 7th from 9 am – 3 pm.  Anyone interested in selling their products and/or crafts (e.g., Longaberger, Tupperware, Arbonne, Collectibles, etc. should contact Monique Bunton @ 603-497-3382 by October 9, 2009.   Please join us and enjoy the day.

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.


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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