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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
Classes at St. Andrew Parish will continue this Sunday, February 18th for Grades 1 – 8. Grades 3 and 4 will be participating in the 9 AM Mass this Sunday, at St. Andrew Church.
Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish – Questions? Call Suzie Lowe (496-5380).
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 www.vermontcatholic.org 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 2017 edition of the Policies on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry, which comes out of the Office of Safe Environment Programs. These policies outline the standards that Church personnel (as defined in the policy) must follow to comply with diocesan child safety guidelines relating to child abuse training, background checks, reporting procedures, and more. This policy revision also includes updated versions of the two Codes of Conduct. These new policies and Codes of Conduct are incorporated into all Safe and Sacred training courses. You can find the revised policies, including the updated Codes of Conduct, and Bishop Coyne’s Letter of Promulgation on the diocesan website: http://vermontcatholic.org/index.php?sid=5&pid=252&subnav_id=40A
Prayers for the Sick
Let us pray for Jennie Brinkman, Linda Campbell, Robert Dean, Sue Ellsasser, Jason Fowler, Mary Hermanowski, Brian Kellett, Wayne Lacaillade, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, Scott Miller, Lucille Napoliello, Jim Pratt, Judy Reiss, Sue Rogers, John Smith. Please notify us if anyone you know is unable to attend Mass due to illness, handicap or age, and would like a Communion visit.
Knights of Columbus Meeting
The Knights of Columbus will hold their monthly meeting this Monday, February 19th in the Rectory; Rosary at 7 PM followed by a meeting. Members are encouraged to attend.
Religious Education for Adults
Our next Religious Education for Adults class will be held on Tuesday, February 20th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in St. Leo Hall. Last week we talked about the Pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This week we will delve more deeply into prayer, learning about its importance and how to incorporate it into our daily lives. Please join us as we explore different avenues for prayer, expand your understanding of prayer and find new ways to guide your conversations with God.
Lenten Fish Fry Dinners in St. Leo Hall at St. Andrew Parish – Mark your Calendars!
Remaining dinners will be held on March 2, and March 16; 5 - 7 PM; featuring hand battered fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, dessert, beverage. $12/adults; $30/family. “Take outs” available; call 244-5825 after 3:30 PM - order pick-up after 5 PM. Enjoy a tasty Fish Fry and support our local K of C Council.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 7:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 21 at St. Andrew Church.
The special intention for this Holy Hour is for the Healing of the Sick and Suffering. All are welcome to pray for this intention or for your personal intentions, for all or any part of this hour.
Community Lenten LunchesThe first Lenten Lunch will be held at Waterbury Congregational Church on Thursday, February 22nd; opening prayer at noon, a simple soup & bread lunch; brief devotional, concluding at 1 PM. All welcome.
CA$H Raffle Drawing and Spaghetti Dinner This Saturday, February 17th from 5 – 8 PM!!
Gourmet, homemade Spaghetti Dinner with gluten free and vegetarian options (and a Cookie Walk) hosted by Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parishioners, will be held in St. Leo Hall (behind St. Andrew Church, 109 South Main St., Waterbury) .Adults: $11; 6-12 $8; under 5 free.
Special Treat: Our own Sile and Sergio Torres (from Still Kickin’) will provide musical entertainment!!
Raffle Drawing at 7:30 PM - Time to buy your “winning” ticket!! First Prize $15,000; Second Prize $7,500; Third and Fourth Prizes $1,000 each; (650 tickets available @ $100 each). Need not be present to win! Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Tickets will be sold after both Saturday Masses.
Rice Bowl Encounter
In Iraq, we encounter Majd and his family, people forced to flee violence, searching for stability. We call to mind the Catholic principle of the sacredness and dignity of the human person. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit https://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-1 to read Majd’s story and watch a brief video.
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 www.FORMED.org; 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 FORMED.org anytime.
Parking for Masses at St. Andrew Church
We have obtained permission to use the parking lot behind St. Leo Hall for overflow parking. Please do not use the parking lot reserved for tenants of the Downstreet Housing Complex. Thank you!
What's new with the Knights of Columbus?
Check out all the news on their website: kofc2085.org.
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: vermontcatholic.org; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Day of Hope - Project Rachel Ministry Updates
We are working hard to raise awareness about this valuable and important post-abortion healing resource. Your help in reaching those who may benefit from a retreat or counseling through the Project Rachel Ministry is vital. Event planned:
Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat - April 6 – 8, 2018.
For more information contact email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 862-6696. Visit us online atwww.cksvt.org
Worldwide Marriage Encounter“The kingdom of God is at hand.” As we begin Lent, let us try to bring the kingdom of God to our marriages by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Mar 16-18, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT and Mar 9-11, 2018 in Duxbury, MA. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them at https://wwmevt.org.
Bishop John A. Marshall School, 680 Laporte Road, Morrisville, VT 05661
Bishop John A. Marshall School educates children of all faiths to achieve academic excellence, challenging them to fully develop their God-given talents with commitment to truth, compassion, self-discipline, and love for all, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. For more information, call P: 802-888-4758 x100; F: 802-888-3137.
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