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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday September 22 11:00 AM Our Lady of the Snows Reiss Funeral Service
Saturday September 22 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Albert D. Kelly, Jr. by Felix and Gery Callan
Saturday September 22 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Judy Reiss by Clinton Charron and Donna Dalton
Sunday September 23 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Donald and Claire MacArthur by the MacArthur family
Sunday September 23 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Parishioners and Visitors
Monday September 24 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Freddy and Florilla Putvain by Patty Gardner and Jennifer O’Day
Tuesday September 25 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mike Wood by Marsha Wood
Wednesday September 26 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Rolland Dagenais by Rejeanne Dion and family
Thursday September 27 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church No Mass
Friday September 28 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Saturday September 29 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Mass
Saturday September 29 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows John King by Clinton Charron and Donna Dalton
Sunday September 30 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Sunday September 30 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church All Souls in Purgatory
Monday October 1 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church All Souls in Purgatory
Tuesday October 2 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Special Intention of Rosemary Dunn and Charles Bisceglio, in celebration of their marriage, by Felix and Gerry Callan
Wednesday October 3 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Thursday October 4 No Mass
Friday October 5 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Saturday October 6 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Albert D. Kelly, Jr, Ken’s good friend, by Janet Chadwick
Saturday October 6 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Mass
Sunday October 7 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Monday October 8 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Tuesday October 9 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Wednesday October 10 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Thursday October 11 No Mass
Friday October 12 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mike Wood by Marsha Wood
Saturday October 13 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Kyle Magnus by family
Saturday October 13 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Mass
Sunday October 14 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Roger and Theresa Hamel
Sunday October 14 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Dorothy Lynch by Sharon Conti

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to August 26, 2018)

Schedules for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers

Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers for St. Andrew Church

Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers for Our Lady of the Snows Church

Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers for Saint Patrick Church

Collections Last Weekend

Parish Offertory Insurance
St. Andrew Parish $1535 $6
Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish $524 $10

Contributing to Your Parish On-Line

With assistance from the Diocese of Burlington, members of our parishes may now make weekly parish offertory contributions on-line via a secure website. Since members of Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish have expressed an interest in on-line giving, we are making this option available to them first.

Religious Education News

Youth Religious Education Programs Begin this Week

Sunday, September 23rd from 10 to 11 AM - Traditional Program

• 2nd Grade (First Communion)
• 7th & 8th Grade
• 9th and 10th Grade (Confirmation)

Wednesday, September 26th from 3:30 – 5:30 PM – Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program

• Level I - Ages 3 to 6 – Preschool/Kindergarten
• Level II – ages 6 to 9 – Grades 1, 2, 3
• Level III – ages 9 to 12 – Grades 4, 5, 6

We have received some Registrations; parents can also register their children at class time. If you have not received information on these programs from us, either by email or regular mail, please call the Rectory. Handouts will also be available in the classrooms.

Catechetical Sunday

Our parishes begin our Youth Education year with Catechetical Sunday, giving proper acknowledgement, thanks and blessings to all the volunteers who provide such an important ministry to our parishes:

• 2nd Grade (First Communion) – Maggie Grow, Sophia Buonomo
• 7th & 8th Grade – Jim and Diana Whitney
• 9th & 10th Grade – Kevin Nadzam, Josette White Metayer, David White

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Wednesdays)

• Level I – Sile Torres, Gerry Callan
• Level II – Amy Miller
• Level III – Gena Callan, Diana Whitney

Many thanks to Katrina Burks, Suzie Lowe and volunteer assistants for their support.

Child Safety Policy at Our Parishes

“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is comprised of the Roman Catholic bishops of the United States. In June 2002, the USCCB approved The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People as they committed themselves to providing a “safe environment” for all children and youth in Church-sponsored activities.

This defining document is comprised of seventeen articles, which outline the American Roman Catholic bishops’ pledge to respond to allegations of victims of sexual abuse by clergy, promote healing and reconciliation, ensure accountability in procedures, and protect children and youth in the future.

The USCCB also established the Office of Child and Youth Protection to assist dioceses and eparchies in the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. This Office assists dioceses as they ensure the consistent application of the Charter’s guidelines and procedures to prevent abuse and to properly deal with allegations of sexual abuse by priests and deacons.” (taken from Diocese of Burlington website)

As part of the Diocese of Burlington’s continuing commitment to protect children and young people, all adults who work with children and youth are required to participate in child abuse prevention training, complete a background check, and sign a Code of Conduct. The training program for adults currently used within the Diocese of Burlington is Safe and Sacred by Proud to Protect, Inc. To learn more, or to participate in the program, visit the "Child Safety" section of or contact your parish office."

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, please call 1-800-649.5285 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Diocese of Burlington is publishing a revised 2018 edition of Policies on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry. These revisions were made based on recommendations from our most recent audit in September 2017. Changes include updated terminology and additional provisions, among other small changes. All Church personnel must comply by following proper protocol for child abuse training, background checks, reporting procedures, etc. This revision also includes updated versions of the two Codes of Conduct. The new policies and Codes of Conduct are incorporated into Safe and Sacred training courses. See Website: for details.

Parish News

Prayers for the Sick

Let us pray for Jennie Brinkman, Isaiah Callan, Linda Campbell, Daniel Caplinger, Jim Chadwick, George Chalifoux, Jason Fowler, Jan Gendreau, John Hofmann, Mary Holden, Holly, Brian Kellett, Wayne Lacaillade, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, Scott Miller, Jim Pratt, Sue Rogers, John Smith, Wendy Viola. Please notify us if anyone you know is unable to attend Mass due to illness, handicap or age, and would like a Communion visit.

Vermont Catholic Advance Directive Presentation at St. Andrew Parish

Here in Vermont, many options are available for end-of-life care. Sadly, some of these are morally very troublesome! Join bioethicist Deacon Pete Gummere on Friday, September 21st at 2 PM in St. Leo Hall (behind St. Andrew Church), for discussion around the Vermont Catholic Advance Directives and the “do’s and don’ts” of Advance Directives, with time allowed for questions & answers. All are welcome!

Annual Washington West Crop Hunger Walk on October 7th in Waterbury

Register at 12:30 at Waterbury Congregational Church. Walk begins at 1 PM – 3 mile loop. Help us by joining in the walk, collecting sponsors, sponsoring a walker, or making a donation on behalf of your parish (checks should be made out to “Crop Hunger Walk”). Sponsor forms/fliers available at the rectory (244-7734) – call for details. You can either mail/drop off your donation at the rectory or put it in the collection basket at Mass by September 30th. Thank you for helping us to raise awareness of this effort to end hunger – one step at a time!

Have you Read the Latest Issue of Vermont Catholic Magazine?

Extra copies are available in our churches. Special feature: Stories of ordinary Vermonters who are witnesses of their faith in their everyday lives. Take a copy for yourself and one to share with a friend.

2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

This appeal supports so many essential services that directly impact our parish, including emergency aid to families in our parish, Pre-Cana, DRE training and so much more. If you have not yet made a gift, please consider a gift of any size and help us reach our goal. Thank you for supporting the Bishop's Annual Appeal in the past, and in this 2018 Campaign. Visit to give online. Total pledges/donations received to date are:

• St. Andrew: $19,011 toward our goal of $20,913 (91%).
• Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick: $16,638 surpassing our goal of $13,079 (127%)! Thank you.

Message from our Funeral Luncheon Committee

We are looking to update and add to our current list of parishioners who have signed up to help with our funeral luncheons by providing desserts. If you are willing to help us serve our parish with your time/talent, please call/text Debbie McBride 802-760-8362 or email at for details.

Adult Religious Education!

Pamphlets, CDs, Books are available in our three churches: FREE, no charge, nor voluntary contribution. Perhaps for your Lenten preparation or as a gift to someone, please feel free to browse and take any of these faith education materials!


FORMED is a Catholic on-line Adult and Youth Faith Education service featuring a vast variety of faith education programs, videos on Sacraments, Youth ministry, RCIA, Children’s Programs).This past year we had 57 users from our two parishes. Go to; look for the registration box for parishioners. Type in parish code: 4N77N3; set up a username/password and you are all set to use all the great content on anytime.

What's new with the Knights of Columbus?

Check out all the news on their website:

Safe and Sacred for Volunteers - Reminder

The Diocese of Burlington's Office of Safe Environment Programs introduced a new child safety training program for adults called Safe and Sacred, which replaces VIRTUS and Shield the Vulnerable. As a completely online program, Safe and Sacred is designed to make training accessible and convenient for both the program user and the administrators.

Volunteers in our Religious Education Program are required to take the Safe and Sacred training. It is also strongly recommended for all other parish volunteers (Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers, etc.) to take this training as well. To begin your training visit the website:; select “Child Safety”, followed by “Safe and Sacred”, and follow the instructions to complete your registration and training. Thank you for helping us to keep our children safe!

Capital Deanery Adoration Chapel

Drop in at the Capital Deanery Adoration Chapel, St. Augustine Church, Montpelier any time from Monday mornings to Saturday afternoons. Consider becoming a regular adorer - Adorers are needed to fill the following time slots: Mondays 10-11 AM, Tuesdays 2-3 PM, Thursdays 5-6 PM. Other hours available - Sign up for an hour; time-share an hour with a friend. Call Deacon Ges Schneider (802-223-2151) or St. Augustine Rectory (802-223-5285).

Pray the Rosary

The Rosary is prayed immediately after each weekday mass celebrated at St. Andrew Church. All are welcome.

Our Lady’s Rosary Makers at St. Andrew Parish

We have received requests for rosaries from various Missions. If you are interested in learning how to assemble string rosaries to help us fill these requests, contact Kathleen Daye at 802-552-7260 or email her at This project is sponsored by the St. Andrew Parish Altar Society.

Counseling Services Available

Vermont Catholic Charities offers affordable counseling services to individuals, couples and families. People seek counseling for many different reasons: a crisis, a loss, a major life change, substance abuse, or to improve relationships. With convenient offices in South Burlington, St. Albans, Rutland and Middlebury, our experienced clinicians and psychiatrist are here to help. We accept private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and we offer a sliding scale fee. If you or someone you know needs support, please call (802) 658-6111, ext. 1318.

RMHS Homecoming Weekend

Rice-Cathedral alumni are invited back to campus September 22 and 23 for Homecoming. On Saturday, festivities include the 5th Annual RJ Rice Run/Walk, followed by a football game versus St. Johnsbury at 1pm and the Great Cow Maneuver at 3:30pm. The weekend concludes with a Mass on Sunday honoring the Rice-Cathedral community at St. John Vianney in South Burlington at 9:30am. For more information, including how to register for these events, visit Share your Rice spirit by joining us!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends Coming Up

Your word, oh Lord, is truth. Bring the Lord’s truth into your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT and Mar 15-17, 2019 in Isle La Motte, VT. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them at

Annual Charity Golf Tournament for Christ the King School

Christ the King School’s 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will take place at Country Club of Vermont on Friday, October 5th. All proceeds directly benefit the students, programs, and mission of Christ the King School. $150/player and $600/team. Sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more or register please visit

St. Thomas Church in Underhill Center Annual Harvest Ham Dinner on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Menu includes ham, baked potatoes, squash, carrots, coleslaw, rolls and homemade desserts. Two sittings, 4:00 PM and 5:15 PM. Takeout meals available. Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 years, children 5 and under free. Purchasing your tickets early reserves your place at the seating of your choice. Tickets also available at the door, at Wells Corner Market, or by calling the church office at 899-4632. Hall is not handicapped accessible. Hope to see you there!

Prayer for the Diocesan Synod

Almighty and ever-living God, You continually guide and sustain your Pilgrim Church, which you established as “the universal sacrament of salvation.” Direct the Church in Vermont during this time of preparation for the Diocesan Synod. Help us to discern the signs of the time wisely, that we may joyfully Proclaim the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ. May we never fail to trust that “with God, all things are possible”. We ask this, with the help of the Holy Spirit, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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