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November 15, 2009
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Mass Intentions

Saturday, November 14
    6:00 PM Florence Nault By Pastoral Council
Sunday,  November 15
    9:30 AM PM  For the Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday, November 21
    6:00 PM For Joshua Tate by his Grandma
Sunday,  November 22
    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 ________

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

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of November 8, 2009
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2151
Loose           555
Total           2710

          Last weekend envelope users contributed 76% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy last week: $162.60)
     Thank You so much for your Generosity.

From the Pastor: Last weekend’s bulletin included some background information on the unification process initiated for St. Peter and St. Paul Parishes.  You can find a copy of the bulletin on-line at the parish website.  Here is the list of steps that must take place:
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 – Meeting of the Pastoral and
      Finance Councils of St. Paul Parish – 7 pm.
Tuesday, November 17, - Meeting of the Pastoral 
      Council of St. Peter Parish 6:30 pm
Sunday, November 22 – Open meeting for interested
       members of both parishes at St. Paul Church,
       Candia at 1:00 pm.
Monday, November 30 – Meeting of the Pastoral
       councils of both parishes at St. Peter Parish Hall
at 7:00 pm.
At any time during this process please feel free to contact me or Lorette Nault via mail or e-mail.  Please identify yourself so that your concern, question or comment can be addressed.
    During the process, we will endeavor to work together, pray together, support each other, listen to one another and make every effort to discern the will of God and the continuation of the spread of the Gospel in our area. 

   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

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
(A Reason for Hope)
Reading I:
Daniel: 12: 1- 3 (The wise Shall Shine)
Reading II:
Hebrews 10: 11- 14 (The Sacrifice for Sins)
Mark:13: 24-32(The Coming of the Son of Man)

Question for Adults:  What signs of hope and promise do I see in my life? We all have people in our lives that have given us reason to hope and to believe.  For some of us it is our parents and/or grandparents.  For others it is a friend or co-worker.  For still others it is a stranger about whom we hear through the media.  Although there are many unhappy and negative things going on in our world we cannot say that we have no one to look to.  Take some time, this week, to reflect on the people that have helped you as mentors especially through their example and thank God for them in your lives.

Question for Children:  When has Jesus helped me the most?) This could be a challenging question for your child.  All too often children are limited by their concrete way of thinking.  Because of this they would tend to look for a response to this question in concrete examples.  This would be alright but it would probably limit them to find a variety of possibilities.  Sit with your child and help them to find some examples. If they have a difficult time help them to remember certain times that you remember. This exercise will help them to see that there is always Hope in their life.   

Community News 

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

Cath.Campaign for Human Development
    Right now, many American families are struggling to make ends meet.  As people are laid off, lose homes, insurance, and watch their retirement funds disappear, it may be difficult to think of others in need.  However, financial struggles have become even harder for the 37 million Americans who have been living in poverty.
    For nearly 40 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Dev. (CCHD) has offered a solution to poverty by funding low-income community groups all over the US that find lasting solutions to the root causes of poverty.  CCHD supports the poor and low-income in acquiring affordable housing, fair wages, access to healthcare, and vocational training.  The leaders of CCHD-funded groups are low-income community members who want to change their situation for lifetime. 
    Our support of CCHD is vital to solving poverty to the US.  Please pray for those affected by the weak economy, those whose struggles are magnified by it, and those who are working to create solutions to it.  For more information please visit http://www.usccb.org/nationalcollections

A Look at Upcoming Events

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.  

The Parish of the Transfiguration
is hosting a special and informative Advent evening of song, which reflects on the theology of the lyrics in Christmas carols.  We’d like to invite all parishioners of the surrounding area to join us.  The event entitled “Do You Hear What I Hear?” will take place on Sunday evening December 6, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the church on Kelley St. in Manchester.  

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.

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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