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November 8, 2009
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions

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
Saturday, November 14
    6:00 PM Florence Nault By Pastoral Council
Sunday,  November 15
    9:30 AM PM  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 ________

During this month of November, Let Us Pray For All Souls Departed!

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of November 1, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $1317
Loose           375
Total           1692

          Last weekend envelope users contributed 78% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $101.58)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

Important Notice to All Parishioners:
    On Sunday, November 22, 2009 there will be an important informational meeting for all parishioners of the parish.  Parishioners of St. Peter Parish are also invited.  The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.  Please mark your calendars.  

Group Work Camp 2010   The young men and women of the two parishes of St. Peter and St. Paul are already planning their Work Camp experience for the summer of 2010.  In order to meet their expenses they need to do some serious fund raising.  This weekend they are having a bake sale at St. Peter Parish after all Masses.  Next week, they will be here at St. Paul’s to have one also.  Please be prepared to support our very generous and self-sacrificing young people who give up their time, comfort and energy for the sake of others.  If anyone can bake for this event it would be much appreciated.

   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 next class will be held on November 15th.

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

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1:
1 Kings: 17: 10-16 (The widow)
Reading II:
Hebrews 9: 24-28 (The Offering of Christ)
Mark: 12: 38-44 (The Poor Widow)

Question for Adults:  Whose way of life has helped me know and understand the possibilities for generous self-sacrifice? There are probably a number of people that you have met and known over your lifetime to whom you can accredit an example of generous self-sacrifice.  For most people our parents come to mind immediately.  But there are others to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for this gift.  People who give themselves whole heartedly to their family, their community,  their church, to organizations that help to better our communities, our country and yes, even our world.  All too often we take these people for granted.  Who are these people in your life? 

Question for Children:  When was I surprised at how good someone was to me?  How did that help me to be good to others?
   As children begin to mature they begin to realize that others do not necessarily owe to them to be good or generous to them.  It is something that people do out of the kindness of their heart.  Naturally it is something we want to teach our children.  This is the Christian way.  I doubt that there are many of you of want to teach your children to be selfish and self-centered.  This week is a good time to talk to your child about being generous and considerate to others even if they are not their friends.

Community News 

A Free Will Offering
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.  There will be a free will offering collection made in your parish on the weekend of November 7/8th.  I encourage you to make a gift because many people are hurting.  You can also send a donation to CRS directly if you prefer.  Either way CRS will receive 100% of your offering.
    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

Reminder:  The flu Season and the Celebration of Mass:   At The recommendation of the NH DHHS, the following precautions will remain in effect through cold and flu season: 
l. If you are ill, please stay home and refrain from attendance at church celebrations.
2. The sign of Pace should be shared without teaching hands or kissing.  This can be done with meaningful eye contact, smiles, and a bow of the head in reverence to one another.
3. Parishioners should receive Holy Communion in their hands, and not on their tongue.  Parishioners who receive Holy Communion on the tongue by necessity (i.e., because of a disability) should receive at the end of the Communion line.
4. The Precious Blook:  Communion is only to be given in the species of the consecrated host.  If you are unable to receive Holy Communion in the species of the consecrated bread because of Celiac Disease, please see the pastor.

Our Food Pantry is in desperate need of food.  We need almost anything but especially instant Rice and Potatoes,  Tuna, Vegetables,  canned fruit, and cereal.  We’re Okay on soup for now.  Thank you so much for your generosity

A Look at Upcoming Events

Women of faith Event
- A Musical Kaleidoscope Celebrating Faiths:  We are a Manchester area group of women who gather to share our religious beliefs, cultures and traditions and to develop understanding and friendship among us.  Please join us on Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m., at Brookside Congregation Church, 2013 Elm St., Manchester, NH.  Meet women from other faiths, learn holiday songs from a variety of faiths and traditions, enjoy traditional holiday treats.  A history and tour of the church will begin at 6:30 p.m. so come early.  Any questions?  Contact: Barbara Lanteigne at 668-5366 or blanteigne@myfairpoint.net

St. Thomas Aquinas School,
in Derry will host an Open House for prospective students of Grades Pre-K (4 years ) to Grade 8 and their families on Sunday, November 22nd from 12 noon to 1 PM.  Faculty and staff members will be available to give tours of the school and answer questions.  Please contact the school office with any questions at 432-2712 or by e-mail at info@staderry.com.

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.

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.

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

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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