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November 1, 2009
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday, October 31
    6:00 PM For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  November 1
    9:30 AM PM  Florence Nault By Pastoral Council
Saturday, November 7
    6:00 PM For Florence Nault By Paul & Rita Gosselin
Sunday,  November 8
    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 ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of October 25, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1333
Loose           350
Total           1683

          Last weekend envelope users contributed 79% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $100.98)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


Dear Friends in Christ,
    As we enjoyed the beauty of the fall season here in NH, hundreds of thousands of people were suffering deeply because of other weather related catastrophes.  Although they reside in areas of the world that are quite unfamiliar to us, we have compassion for them!  They are brothers and sisters in the human family!
    The recent tsunami in Samoa, the floods in Burkina Faso, and the typhoons in the Philippines and in Viet Nam are reminders that, if one member of the human family suffers, we all suffer.
    You can be part of this effort to bring hope and relief through your free-will gift to Catholic Relief Services (CRS).  Every dollar you contribute to the relief and rebuilding work will be sent directly to help CRS carry out the church’s mission to help others.  I encourage you to make a gift because many people are hurting. 
    Every grateful for your support and confident of your prayers for those in need, I remain
                Yours in Christ,

                John B. McCormack
                Bishop of Manchester

   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

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Theme:  (
Theirs Is the Kingdom of Heaven)
Reading I:
Revelation: 7: 2-4, 9-14 (A Vision)
Reading II:
1 John 3: 1-3 (Children of God)
Gospel:
Matthew: 5:1-12 (the Beatitudes)

Question for Adults:  Who are the persons that have helped or inspired me to become a better Christian? The feast of All Saints is given to us for two very important reasons.  One reason is to give us the opportunity to remember all the good people who have lived a holy life and to thank them for their example.  The other reason is to take some time to reflect on these lives and how they can help us on our spiritual journey.  If you are not well acquainted with the lives of the saints you may want to take some time to learn more about them.  You can easily get information of any of the saints by looking up some information on line. 
    Another point that is important to remember on this feast is the fact that there are many people who have touched us in our own lives.  Perhaps our parents, our teachers, a close family member, a neighbor,  any person who has been effective in leading us to God and has helped us to be better Christians are to be remembered with prayer and gratitude on this day.


Question for Children:  Who is the saint or person that I admire the most and would like to imitate?  What have I learned from him or her?
    What a great time to take a few minutes apart with your child and teach them about some of the greatest saints.  Tell them the story of your favorite saint and why they have become your favorite.  Ask them if they know any saints and if they already have a favorite?  If not you might want to take some time to do some research on the web.  There are some excellent summaries of saints’ lives.

Community News 

A Look at Upcoming Events

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.

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.

Attention:  Vendors/Crafters Needed
    The St. Lawrence Church Social committee is sponsoring their annual Parish Christmas shopping Fair on Saturday, November 7th from 9am – 3pm.  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.

Our Lady of Lourdes/St. Joseph Parish
women’s club is pleased to announce that our annual Christmas Bazaar will take place in our parish hall, 844 Route 4 in Northwood, on Saturday, November 7th from 9am to 2pm.  Wonderful items will be on sale, including hand made gifts, knitted goods, craft items, and much, much more.  Our raffle prizes include:  restaurant gift certificates, Christmas items, and a beautiful Thanksgiving basket.  A delicious lunch will be served.  Please join us.  Thank you for your support. 

Bedford Craft Fair:
Come one, come all to the St. Elizabeth Seton Craft Fair being held on Saturday, November 7th at Elizabeth Seton Parish Activity Center, 190 Meetinghouse Rd., Bedford, just off Rt. 3, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. With over 60 crafters, there is a wide variety of quality, individually created, hand-made items which will be offered for sale.  There is something there for the whole family.  Free admission, free parking and the Activity Center is handicapped accessible.

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. 

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.

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.

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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