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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday April 21 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Parishioners and Visitors
Saturday April 21 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Agostino LaMantia by Constance LaMantia
Sunday April 22 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Lillian Kreiling by Ken and Blanche Kreiling
Sunday April 22 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Jacques Belanger by Richard Parent
Monday April 23 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church John Persons by family
Tuesday April 24 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Wednesday April 25 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Thursday April 26 No Mass
Friday April 27 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Dick Lemery by family
Saturday April 28 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Janet Koster by Bob Koster
Saturday April 28 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows John King by C. Lindsey and Deborah Suggs
Sunday April 29 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Kyle Magnus by family
Sunday April 29 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church First Communion Class

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to May 13, 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 Easter Holy Land Rice Bowl
St. Andrew Parish $1349 $30 $100 $10 $10
Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish $597

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, April 28, 29 for Catholic Home Missions – Strengthening the Church at home. Your donations provide catechesis, ministry trainings, pastoral programs, etc. to needy dioceses.

Rice Bowl Collection – Grand Total Collected (including matching funds of $300) is $1151.28!! Thank you for your generosity!

Religious Education News

Classes at St. Andrew Parish No classes this weekend, Sunday, April 22nd due to Spring break. Our next/last class will be held on Sunday, April 29th for Grades 1 –10.

Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish – Questions? Call Suzie Lowe (496-5380).

Special Celebrations Coming Up in Our Parishes – Mark your Calendar!

• First Communion at St. Patrick Church, Moretown - Sunday, April 29th at the 11 AM Mass
• First Communion at St. Andrew Church, Waterbury –Sunday May 6th at the 9 AM Mass
• Confirmation/Grade 10 Students – at St. Augustine Church, Montpelier – Thursday, May 10th at 7 PM

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 Rest, Peace, Joy in God's Presence for Bernard J. Bourgeois (father of Rev. Bernard W. Bourgeois, former pastor, St. Andrew Parish); and the consolation of the Lord for his family and friends.

Prayers for the Sick

Let us pray for Jennie Brinkman, Linda Campbell, Robert Dean, Sue Ellsasser, Jason Fowler, Jan Gendreau, John Hofmann, Mary Holden, Brian Kellett, Wayne Lacaillade, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, Scott Miller, 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.

Finance Council Meetings this Month!

Our Lady of the Snow/St. Patrick – Monday, April 23rd at 7 PM at St. Andrew Rectory

St. Andrew – Monday, April 30th at 7 PM at St. Andrew Rectory

Diocese of Burlington Synod – Round Two

In the first consultation phase, in preparation for the Diocesan Synod, more than 70 listening sessions took place throughout Vermont. More than 1,600 Catholics offered over 2,600 comments during that first phase last Fall/Winter. Our parishes of St. Andrew and Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick held our listening session on December 3, 2017. Now we come to Round Two of Parish Consultation. Last weekend we asked parishioners to help determine the direction that we should undertake for future planning by prioritizing Seven (7) common and predominate areas of concern as outlined in a bulletin insert, copies of which are available at the entrance of each church.

We need the input of as many people as possible to help in this discernment process. If you have not already done so, PLEASE take a moment to complete the insert, RANKING THE 7 THEMES/ PRIORITIES IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE (#1 being the most important, numbers 2, 3, 4, etc., with #7. being least important) and leave your responses this weekend in designated containers at each church).If you wish to make brief comments you may use the back of the response sheets. Many thanks for your help.

Wallace Benefit & Silent Auction

You are invited to a Wallace Benefit and Silent Auction for the Wallace family on Friday, May 11th; 6 – 9 PM at the Golf Course at Blush Hill, 141 Lonesome Trail, Waterbury; featuring Still Kickin’ Band. Light appetizers provided; donations accepted at the door; Questions? Contact Gina Bordeaux - 802-244-7683; gbordeaux59@gmail.com.

Scholarships Available

Father Logue Scholars Gift Award (administered by Knights of Columbus)
Evalena K. Breen Service Award and Koster Charitable Fund Service Award (both administered by St. Andrew Parish Altar Society)

Applications available on Bulletin Board at St. Andrew Church, or call rectory (244-7734).

May Music Workshop

There will be a Music Workshop Saturday, May 19th at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Stowe. Music directors, cantors, choir members, instrumentalists are invited to register. Questions? https//tinyurl.com/vtcathmusic.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Did you know? The Diocese is committed to protecting the youth in our care… hosting a variety of programs and events in which there is regular contact with children and young people. It is our sacred and ethical responsibility to protect the rights of children and be alert to the possibility of child abuse If you know or suspect that a minor (person under 18 years of age) has been abused/neglected, you must make a report to local law enforcement or call the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) at 1-800-649-5285. This number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If a child is in immediate danger of harm, dial 911. Follow up by making a report to DCF. The Diocese also provides a Victim Assistance Hotline for reporting the abuse of a minor (in the past or presently) by a member of the clergy or other church personnel: 1-866-485-2488. The Diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator will respond to calls to the hotline. A report to the diocese does not relieve a mandated reporter of the duty to report child abuse to civil authorities as required by Vermont State Law.

Clothing/Food Drive

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.)

Special Celebrations Coming Up in Our Parishes – Mark your Calendar!

• First Communion at St. Patrick Church, Moretown - Sunday, April 29th at the 11 AM Mass
• First Communion at St. Andrew Church, Waterbury –Sunday May 6th at the 9 AM Mass
• Confirmation/Grade 10 Students – at St. Augustine Church, Montpelier – Thursday, May 10th at 7 PM

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

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.

New Evangelization Summit!

God is calling you and me. On April 27 & 28, the Diocese of Burlington will be hosting our second Live-Streamed New Evangelization Summit, out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at Holy Cross Church in Colchester. VT joins thousands of others throughout North America 6:30-9:00 PM (April 27) and 8:30AM-4:30PM (April 28) to hear speakers like Bishop Terrance Prendergast, SJ and Sr. Ann Shields as well as writer Patrick Madrid. The cost is $40/person will cover all materials, lunch & snacks on Saturday. For more info or to register visit vermontcatholic.org, Deacon Phil Lawson or email at: plawson@vermontcatholic.org, or call 802- 658-6110 x1453.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Jesus is the good shepherd and laid down his life for us that we may have new life. Give your marriage new life by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are May 19-20, 2018 in Warner, NH and Apr 27-29, 2018 in Huntington, NY. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them athttps://wwmevt.org.

Rice Memorial High School is Hiring!

There are three faculty positions open at Rice Memorial High School:

• Director of Guidance
• English Teacher
• Library Media Specialist

Application process is posted at SchoolSpring and CatholicJobs.com. Contact Lisa Lorenz with questions.

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.

Pre-Kindergarten Screenings for 2018-19 Class at Bishop Marshall School will be held on Tuesday, April 24 from 1:30-2:30PM. Register at: bjams.org or call 888-4758 to reserve a spot. Student must be four by Sept. 30, 2018. Event is limited to 15 prospective students. For more information about

Bishop Marshall School go to www.bjams.org.

Rice – Cathedral’s Centennial Anniversary Celebration

Rice-Cathedral alumni from every graduating classes, as well as current and former teachers, staff and coaches are invited to celebrate the conclusion of Rice-Cathedral's Centennial year with a very special event, our first-ever All School Reunion on Saturday, June 23. The festivities include school tours and a reunion party in the gym with cocktails, a light dinner and dancing. Tours are free; the reunion party is $40/person. Join us for this unprecedented opportunity to see Rice friends from across classes - even generations - and celebrate 100 years of Rice! Please register at www.rmhsvt.org/riceturns100 by June 1.

Rice Memorial High School Day of Giving

April 18th is Rice Memorial High School's first-ever Day of Giving – a great chance to rally the Rice-Cathedral community in a powerful show of support and gratitude for the school during its 100th anniversary. The goal is to fill the school’s front lawn with at least 200 white flags – one for every donation to the Rice-Cathedral Fund between now and April 18th. Every gift equals one flag and every donation made by April 18th will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000! Mark your calendar and make your gift at www.rmhsvt.org/ricedayofgiving.

WAFUSA/Burlington, Our Lady’s Blue Army - Member Meeting

Please join us at Saint Joseph’s Co-Cathedral in Burlington, Vermont for our Annual Member Meeting Saturday, April 28, 2018 with the Rosary starting at 3:30 PM followed by the Mass at 4:00 PM and concluding with our meeting and pot luck supper in church basement. Please plan to bring a dish for our meeting. Have a Blessed Easter Season.

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