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October 25, 2009
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions

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
Saturday, October 31
    6:00 PM For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  November 1
    9:30 AM PM  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 October 18, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1296
Loose           361
Total           1657

          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

Becoming a  Permanent Deacon (click on this link for more info)

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

30th  Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Saved by Faith)
Reading I:
Jeremiah 31:7-9 (The Father to Israel)
Reading II:
Hebrews 5: 1-6 (Called by God)
Mark 10: 46-52 (Bartimaeus)

Question for Adults:  Is there someone outside of my immediate circle of family and friends God is calling me to serve?  The old adage that “Charity begins at home” is not meant to mean that we must limit our caring and concern to our immediate family and friends.  It simply means that we must not ignore their needs while looking for opportunities elsewhere.  Being called to serve others doesn’t necessarily mean that money is involved.  A very precious commodity that all of us seem to have very little of is Time.  Can we spare some time to help someone other than a relative or friend?  This is something we can pray about this week.  Maybe we will be surprised to find out who actually needs us.

Question for Children:  How can I show God’s love to others, even when I do not know them too well? One of the beautiful attributes of children is that they have no problem being good to others their age even when they do not know them well. They simply act on their natural instinct to care for others because they realize how they would feel in a similar case.   This is an attribute that should be encouraged.  Sometimes the problem arises when the child is not quite sure how to help.  Their heart is in the right place but their ability to direct their actions is not always well developed.  This might be a good time to discuss ways to help others.  Maybe you could help your child to come up with some concrete ways of helping others.

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

St. Joseph Parish in Epping
will have a Generational Healing Mass on Friday, November 6, at 7:00 PM.  All are invited.  The celebrant will be Rev. Von Derosia. If you have any questions, please call Fr. Von at 679-8805. 

The Rent Party Players:  St. Lawrence Church at 51 Main St. in Goffstown, NH is sponsoring the Rent Party Players featuring a guitar, banjo, tub bass, drums and musical saw, on Sunday, October 25th, from 4 -6 pm.  Tickets are $15 each and $20 at the door.  Children 7 – 16 are $5.00.  there is a cap of $40.00 per family. Proceeds to benefit the Rectory Roof Fund.

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

Fair Trade Sale:
  St. Lawrence Parish will be having a Fair Trade Table at their annual Christmas Shopping Fair on Saturday, November 7th from 10 am to 3 pm.  Please check out our sale this year as we have expanded our selection to include jewelry, crafts, ornaments, and more.  Help us as we support laborers and skilled craft workers around the world to provide a fair wage.

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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