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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday January 20 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Mary Moriarty by Diane Murray
Saturday January 20 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Paul and Amelia Stahura by Rita and Mark Baglini
Sunday January 21 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Ruby Dalley
Sunday January 21 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Parishioners and Visitors
Monday January 22 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Day of Prayer for the Unborn
Tuesday January 23 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Joseph A. Arienta by Kathleen Daye
Wednesday January 24 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Francis Miller by the Miller/McVeigh family
Wednesday January 24 11:00 AM Our Lady of the Snows Memorial Mass for John King
Thursday January 25 No Mass
Friday January 26 8:00AM St. Andrew Church Special Intention – For Healing
Saturday January 27 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Charles and Florence Morrell by family
Saturday January 27 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Clara Pratt
Sunday January 28 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Sunday January 28 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Mass

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to February 4, 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 Fuel
St. Andrew Parish $1449 $207 $5
Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish $870

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.

Special Collection Next Weekend January 27, 28 for Catholic Education

Half of funds collection will stay in our parishes to support our own Religious Education Programs. Your support of Catholic education in both our schools and our parishes is greatly appreciated!

Religious Education News

Classes at St. Andrew Parish will continue this Sunday, January 21st for Grades 1 – 8.

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

Parish News

Rest in Peace

We pray for the eternal Life, Peace, and Joy in God's presence for John King, and for the strength and consolation of the Holy Spirit for Barbara and family at this time of mourning and loss. John's Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 24, at 11:00AM at Our Lady of the Snows.

Parish Finance Council Meetings Coming Up!

• Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick: Tuesday, January 23rd at 7 PM at St. Patrick Church
• St. Andrew – Monday, January 29th at 7 PM at St. Andrew Rectory

Parish Finance Council Members Needed

Volunteers needed to serve a three year term for both St. Andrew and Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parishes. Could this be a service you might consider? Meetings scheduled quarterly. Let Father Jerry know if you are interested. Many thanks to all our Finance Council Members, past and present, for your faith, service and devotion to our Parish communities!

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.

Adult Religious Education Workshop

Our second series of Adult education classes; for those interested in the Catholic faith, for parishioners wishing to learn more, or perhaps for spouses who are married to Catholics and wish to know more about Catholicism, will begin soon - more information to come in January!

Cash Raffle/Spaghetti Dinner Countdown - 28 days left till our CA$H Drawing!!

This annual, gourmet, homemade Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle Drawing, hosted by Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish, will be held in St. Leo Hall (behind St. Andrew Church, Waterbury) on Saturday, February 17th from 5 – 8 PM. Raffle Drawing at 7:30 PM. Time is running out - get your “winning” ticket soon!! 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! In addition to helping our parishes meet ongoing annual operating expenses, our raffles have made it possible for us to provide $10,939 to date in charitable donations benefitting our local communities - we could not have done this without your support! Credit cards accepted. Flyers available at the entrance of the church, email (rccoffice@gmavt.net), or call the office (244-7734).

Still Wanted

We are missing 2 copies of Fr. Robert Barron's “CATHOLICISM.” The 2 missing copies: DVD # 1 (including Episodes 1 and 2 “Amazed and Afraid” and “Happy Are We”). If anyone knows their where-abouts, please contact the parish office.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

For the world in its present form is passing away.” If change in our lives is our lot, let us learn how to change with and for our spouses by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Feb 2-4, 2018 in Manchester, CT and Feb 9-11, 2018 in Huntington, NY. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them at https://wwmevt.org.

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!

FORMED

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.

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 kathleendaye@gmail.com. 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 projectrachel@vermontcatholic.org

contacting osteel@cksvt.org or calling 862-6696. Visit us online atwww.cksvt.org World Marriage Day 2018 Celebration with Bishop Coyne The celebration of World Marriage Day in the Diocese of Burlington will take place on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at the 10 AM Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral in Burlington with recognition being given to those couples celebrating their Milestone Anniversaries in the year 2018 (5, 10, 15, etc….). Couples can also choose to be recognized in their parish and receive a certificate on the following Sunday, Feb. 11th. Please register through the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis, Marriage and Family Life at ldaudelin@vermontcatholic.org or online: www.vermontcatholic.org.

French Canadian Supper, Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church Hallm 64 West Main Street, Richmond, VT.

Meal includes Pea Soup, Meat Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Dessert, Beverages, etc. $12 suggested donation to benefit the charities of Rosary Council of the Knights of Columbus 4684. For info call 434-2521(daytime).

Christ the King Open House

Christ the King School in Burlington will host an Open House on Thursday, February 1st from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Teachers will be present and classrooms will be open with student work displayed. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the school, ask questions, and get a feel for some of the great activities and learning opportunities that make CKS such a special place. To RSVP, find out more, or schedule a tour today please contact osteel@cksvt.org or call 862-6696. Find us online at www.cksvt.org or on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram by searching for CKSVT.

Message from Father Jerry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

The Catechism of the Catholic Church enlightens us that there are two forms of Adoration of Christ in the Holy Eucharist: (1) The Mass, and (2) The Exposition/Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In the Mass “we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine...but also outside of it [the Mass] reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful.” The Adoration/Exposition of the Holy Eucharist is uniquely connected with the Mass, having benefits and graces for those praying and adoring the Lord in the Sacrament. The Mass benefits the faithful in receiving the Lord's Word and Eucharist, celebrating our communion with our brothers and sisters (the Church), and offering the Eucharist for a particular intention(salvation for a deceased, healing for a living member or in thanksgiving for a special occasion). It stands to reason that Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass, has benefits and graces as well. One receives a sacred experience of peace, trust, quiet meditation in the presence of God. Also, the intention offered directs our silent prayers and obtains a spiritual power because we are offering our very presence in Christ's very presence for that intention. For the benefit of parishioners and their intentions we will begin again Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:00 PM beginning Wednesday, February 7th (1st Wednesday), and then on Wednesday, February 21st (3rd Wednesday); from 7 to 8 PM. Parishioners are most welcome to pray in silent devotion for your personal intentions at any time during this period (You do not have to stay for the entire hour). There will be a brief Benediction of the Holy Sacrament to conclude the Adoration.

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