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|Saturday||March||17||4:00 PM||St. Andrew Church||James and Beverley Reardon by Rob Hofmann|
|Saturday||March||17||6:00 PM||Our Lady of the Snows||Donella and Edward McVeigh by the Miller/McVeigh family|
|Sunday||March||18||9:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Rev. Donald E. Ritchie|
|Sunday||March||18||11:00 AM||St. Patrick Church||Estelle Parent by Richard Parent|
|Monday||March||19||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Anne Bither Shire by Ethel Ryan|
|Tuesday||March||20||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Paul Stahura by Constance LaMantia|
|Wednesday||March||21||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Roger and Theresa Hamel|
|Friday||March||23||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Victor Allan Fontecchio by Agnes Milne|
|Saturday||March||24||4:00 PM||St. Andrew Church||Ryan/Morrell families|
|Saturday||March||24||6:00 PM||Our Lady of the Snows||John King by Gary Greenfeder and Katie Mallea|
|Sunday||March||25||9:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Thomas and Margaret McTigue by Pat Dorsey|
|Sunday||March||25||11:00 AM||St. Patrick Church||Parishioners and Visitors|
|St. Andrew Parish||$1488||$11||$228||$336|
|Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish||$1356||$128|
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.
Lenten Rice Bowl Project: Again this year, a generous Parishioner has offered a matching grant of up to $300 of donations received for the Rice Bowl Project!!)
Religious Education News
Classes at St. Andrew Parish will continue on Sunday, March 18th for Grades 1 through 10. Youth Mass this Sunday, March 18th at St. Andrew Church, with Grades 5 and 6 participating.
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, Jan Gendreau, Mary Holden, 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 Monthly Meeting
The Knights of Columbus will hold their monthly meeting this Monday, March 19th in the Rectory; Rosary at 7 PM followed by a meeting. Members are encouraged to attend.
Religious Education for Adults on Tuesday, March 20, 7:00-8:30 PM in St. Leo Hall.
This week’s theme will be Forgiveness and Reconciliation. All are welcome – refreshments provided!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held from 7 – 8 PM on Wednesday, March 21st at St. Andrew Church. The special intention for this Holy Hour is for an increase in vocations. All are welcome to pray for this intention or for your personal intentions, for all or any part of this hour.
Sacred Relics of the Saints: Treasures of the Church on April 3rd at 6 PM
St. Augustine Parish, 16 Barre Street in Montpelier, presents a teaching/exposition of Sacred Relics Fr. Carlos Martins of Companions of the Cross will talk about relics and invite attendees to examine and venerate the 150+ relics of famous saints, relatively unknown saints; modern and ancient. Join us!
Every three years, each parish in the Diocese is required to host a missionary visitor. Christ's summons “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt. 28:19-20), is one that implicates all of us. This weekend we welcome Sister Mary Fisher, a Franciscan Missionary Sister for Africa (FMSA). Sister Mary served 41 years of ministry in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa. For 31 years she was involved in a spiritual ministry offering courses on prayer, discernment, and spiritual growth as well as being available in offering retreats and spiritual direction. The Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Africa began in 1903, when Mother Kevin and 5 companions took the risk to leave country, family, and friends and accepted the invitation to unknown Africa. Inspired by her spirit and leadership, schools, hospitals, clinics and training institutes were established in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Let us be as generous and welcoming as we can be, giving us an added incentive for Lenten charity.
Final Lenten Fish Fry Dinner in St. Leo Hall at St. Andrew Parish this Friday, March 16, 5-7 PM
Featuring hand battered fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, dessert, beverages. $12/adults; $30/family. “Take outs” available; call 244-5825 after 3:30 PM - order pick-up after 5 PM. Enjoy a tasty Fish Fry and support our local Knights of Columbus.
As a result of studying about prayer, fasting and almsgiving during the adult education sessions, the group has decided on a clothing/food drive to share God’s blessing with the less fortunate. Gifts of clothing and non-perishable food items will be collected after all of the masses at all three churches the weekend ofApril 21-22, including 10 – 12:30 on Sunday at St. Leo’s Hall.
We will distribute the clothing and food free of charge to anyone in the community who wants it on Saturday April 28 in St. Leo’s Hall from 9 AM – 4 PM. Please make sure that all clothing is clean and in good repair. If you can help set up St. Leo’s Hall on Friday April 27 starting at 8:00 PM, please contact Marjorie Antoniou (377-7476) or Diana Whitney (324-3848.)
Community Lenten Lunches
The next Community Lenten Luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at St. Andrew Parish in St. Leo Hall, opening prayer at noon, followed by a soup & sandwich lunch; brief devotional presented by Rev. Jerome Mercure, concluding at 1 PM. All are welcome. Questions? Call the Rectory (244-7734).
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held at St. Andrew Church, Waterbury, on Friday afternoons at 3 PM during Lent. All are welcome.
PARISH CA$H RAFFLE
Many thanks to all our parishioners, friends and family for another very successful fundraiser. Winners: $15,000 - (joint) Erica Hummel (Huntington Beach, CA) & Shannon Palumbo, (Estero, FL); $7,500 - Eleanore Hilferty (Moretown); $1,000 – John/Nicole Fisher (Waterbury); $1,000 - Kip Carey (Waitsfield). Congratulations to each of them AND to the (7) $100 winners at the supper. Many thanks to all who sold tickets and bought tickets (with special thanks to Village Grocery of Waitsfield, BGB Salon of Waterbury, and KC's Bagel Café of Waterbury.
Thanks to our chefs Tom Martin and Dan Harris for the wonderful spaghetti feast; meatball makers (Karen Korrow, the Geigers, Stephanie Venema & crew), servers, set-up and clean-up crews; and cookie-makers for the Cookie Walk.
Kudos to our musicians, Sergio & Sile Torres for making the supper so festive!!! In writing up this “appreciation”, one realizes how important and immense this Parish Raffle & Supper effort is, and we no doubt have left some folks out in our expressions of gratitude!
However, there is one person in particular who needs to be commended. Seven years ago Larry McKittrick began this tradition with a Car Raffle for the benefit of our parishes. Many, many thanks to Larry (alias Mr. Larry, the Car-Guy, Mr. Almartin, Big-Mac etc.) and ALMARTIN VOLVO and Stacey for lending us Larry for these months, and for providing us with the ability to process credit cards at no cost to us. We are very grateful!
Although we are still processing credit card charges, we estimate the final profit to be $27,544 (after deducting prizes and expenses, plus 10 % of profits to be shared equally between the Good Neighbor Fund in Waterbury & the Mad River Valley Interfaith Council Fund) to be shared equally between our two parishes ($13,772 each). Again, thank you to all who contributed in any way to the success of this fundraiser!!
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).
Come One, Come All - CELEBRATE!!!15th anniversary of the Deanery Adoration Chapel on Monday, March 19th, Solemnity of St Joseph, 8:00 AM at St Augustine Church, Montpelier. Mass, Eucharistic Transfer, Rededication of Chapel. Light Refreshments to follow. Pray for the Chapel, Consider becoming an Adorer this Lent. Jesus is waiting for YOU. Deacon Gesualdo Schneider 223-2151
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 email@example.com. This project is sponsored by the St. Andrew Parish Altar Society.
Birthright of Burlington invites you to attend our Open House, Saturday, April 7, 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. Tour our space at 289 College St, Burlington, meet our volunteers and learn about our mission and the services we provide for pregnant women and their babies. 865-0056, www.birthrightvt.org. Please feel free to call with any questions.Corned Beef Dinner: The St. Thomas Knights of Columbus in Underhill Center will hold their Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 5 – 6:30 PM in the parish hall. The cost is $14.00 /adults and $8.00/children age 5-10 with a maximum of $35.00/family. Children under age 5 are free. Take-out meals will be available. Hall is not handicapped accessible. Come and bring the whole family for this tasty Irish dinner to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! If there are any questions, please call the church office at 899-4632.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Super Bingo Fundraiser to benefit Camp Ta Kum Ta on April 8th
The South Burlington Knights of Columbus are having their Super Bingo on Sunday, April 8th in the Double Tree Hotel. Tickets are on sale now. Call 343 9767 for details or tickets. Proceeds will benefit Camp Ta Kum Ta, a camp for children who have cancer.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
"Untie him and let him go." Let the love of God free us from any fetters in our marriages by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Apr 6-8, 2018 in WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY and Apr 21-22, 2018 in Brewster, 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.
Rice Memorial High School – High School for a Day Event
5th through 7th-grade students are invited to attend Rice's annual High School for a Day (HS4D) Part II on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 8 am until 2:30. HS4D is a unique opportunity for 5-7th -grade students to familiarize themselves with Rice, our faculty and students. Participants customize their HS4D schedule by choosing from a variety of hands-on activities specially-created to highlight Rice's classes, clubs, and sports. Due to space limitations, we are able to accommodate just 70 students. This program fills up fast! RSVP by March 27 to reserve your child's spot.
St. Monica – St. Michael School – Spring Try Us Out Quarter
Is your child lost in the crowd at their current school? Are you looking for small class sizes, rigorous academics, and a respectful learning environment? We invite your child to experience being a student at St. Monica-St. Michael School. Students in Grades 1 – 7 can join us for the last marking period of this school year from April 3rd through June 15th. Cost per child is $350, non-refundable and creditable toward next year’s enrollment. See our website: www.stmonica-stmichael.org for 2018-2019 rates. Questions? Contact Brenda Buzzell, Principal at: email@example.com or at 802-476-5015.
Rice – Cathedral’s Centennial Anniversary Celebration
Rice-Cathedral's Centennial anniversary celebration will officially conclude with an All School Reunion on Saturday, June 23 at Rice. Alumni from ALL Rice-Cathedral graduating classes are invited to attend, as well as current and former teachers and coaches. Festivities include school tours (4-6pm) and a Reunion party with cocktails, a light dinner and music in the gym (6-9pm). Rally your family, your classmates, and your sports team to join us for this unprecedented opportunity to see Rice friends from across classes - even generations - and celebrate 100 years of Rice! Register by June 1 at www.rmhsvt.org/riceturns100.Rice Memorial High School will hold its 18th Annual Rice-Cathedral Alumni Association Golf Tournament on June 22, 2018 at Rocky Ridge Golf Course in St. George at 9am. If interested in playing or becoming a hole sponsor contact Lee Lee at the Rice Advancement Office at 862-6521 x 230 or for more information go to www.rmhsvt.org. All proceeds benefit Rice's tuition assistance program.
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