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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday August 19 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Rosemary McTygue by the Aldrich family
Saturday August 19 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Liam Hale by Amy Miller
Sunday (Inter-parish Mass & Picnic August 20 11:15 AM St. Andrew Church Robert Rapp by Darlene and Greg Smith
Monday August 21 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Giocondo and Orsola Susini by Geo Susini
Tuesday August 22 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Parishioners and Visitors
Wednesday August 23 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Thursday August 24 No Mass
Friday August 25 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Lucien Lefebvre by Pat and Diane Murray
Saturday August 26 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church The Putvain/Eastman family
Saturday August 26 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Riccardo and Clara Susini by Geo Susini
Sunday August 27 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mike Wood by Ken and Blanche Kreiling
Sunday August 27 11:00 AM No Mass

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to September 10, 2017)

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

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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.

PLEASE NOTE the following changes in our Mass schedule at St. Patrick Church, Moretown:

• NO MASS AT ST. PATRICK CHURCH ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 20. Please join us for an outdoor Mass at St. Andrew Church, 109 South Main St., Waterbury, VT, at 11:15 AM followed by our annual Inter-Parish BBQ – All are welcome.
• NO MASS AT ST. PATRICK CHURCH IN MORETOWN ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 due to a special Inter-Faith Service hosted by the Waitsfield Congregational Church that day at 11 AM. Parishioners are advised to attend Mass that weekend at one of our three other times and locations as listed in this Bulletin.

Religious Education News

Classes will resume in the Fall. Families who sent their children to class during the past year will receive a mailing in early September. New families are encouraged to call the Rectory (244-7734) to register for classes.

We are always looking for volunteers to help in our program. If you are interested, or would like to learn more about what is involved, please contact the rectory.

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.

Parish News

Prayers for the Sick

Ed Bellerose, Jennie Brinkman, Robert Dean, Sue Ellsasser, Jason Fowler, Phyllis Gokey, Mary Hermanowski, Brian Kellett, Wayne Lacaillade, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, Andy Mays, Scott Miller, Jim Pratt, 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.

Rest In Peace

We pray for the eternal Peace of Kenneth Ross Hughes from Waterbury Center, and the strength and consolation of the Lord for his wife, Angelica in her time of grief.

Reminder - The Annual Inter Parish Mass and Picnic is being held THIS Sunday, August 20th!

This FREE annual event, held on the grounds of St. Andrew Church in Waterbury, will begin with an outdoor Mass at 11:15 AM, followed by a BBQ luncheon hosted by our own Knights of Columbus. Don’t miss this great opportunity for our two parishes (three churches) to worship together, share a meal, reconnect with old friends and meet new ones!! Food/monetary donations will be accepted for our local food shelves.

Inter-Faith Service hosted by the Waitsfield Congregational Church

A Special Inter-Faith Service will be hosted by the Waitsfield Congregational Church next Sunday, August 27, at 11:00. All are welcome!!! This interfaith celebration recognizes our union as sons and daughters of God and celebrates the completion of the renovation of the historical United Church of Waitsfield. NOTICE!!! There will NOT be a Mass at St. Patrick Church this coming Sunday, August 27th. Parishioners are advised to attend Mass next weekend at one of our three other times and locations.

Bishop's Annual Appeal 2017 - “Serving God in all Things”

We are very grateful to the many parishioners/visitors who have already donated to this year’s appeal. Results as of August 18th:

• St. Andrew Parish - very close to reaching its goal! pledges/donations - $20, 384; 97% of $20,913 goal!
• Our Lady/St. Patrick has exceeded its goal!! Pledges/donations - $15,911.24; 122% of $13,079 goal!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Help discover the keys to your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next WWME Weekends are October 21-22, 2017 in Contoocook, NH and March 16-18, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit us at https://wwmevt.org.

New Offertory Contribution Envelopes will be available next weekend, August 26-27

You will be assigned the same number you used last year. We have extra sets available if you have not used envelopes in the past and would like to try them out.

• St. Andrew Parishioners – you can pick up your new box-set in St. Leo Hall after Mass
• Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parishioners – see Father Jerry after Mass

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!

Pilgrimage to Montreal

A Pilgrimage to Montreal is being sponsored by Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Morrisville. Sunday August 27th. Check out all the details outlined on the fliers posted on the Bulletin board.

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.

Rice Golf Tournament Alumni, parents and friends of Rice are all invited to play in Rice's 17th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 1 at Kwiniaska Golf Course in Shelburne. Proceeds benefit students who depend upon tuition assistance to make their Rice experience possible. Players must be registered by August 25. For more information, visit www.rmhsvt.orgor call Nancy Viner at 862-6521 ext. 205. Rice Alumni: Be a part of Rice history! Rice alumni are invited to join the Rice faculty, staff and students as they embark on Rice's 100th school year on Tuesday, August 29. Attend our First Day of School Assembly and "Clap-In" at 1:30pm to commemorate this special day in Rice-Cathedral history, cheer for our current students, and socialize over birthday cake. Contact Christy Warner Bahrenburg '88 at bahrenburg@rmhsvt.org to sign up and visit www.rmhsvt.org/riceturns100 for information on other Centennial events.

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. Events planned:

A one-day retreat for post-abortive women is being planned for Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Rachel;s Vineyard Weekend Retreat - April 6 – 8, 2018.

For more information contact projectrachel@vermontcatholic.org

Mark your calendar for the St. Thomas Church 2017 Annual Yard Sale!

St. Thomas Church in Underhill Center will hold its Annual Yard and Rummage Sale on Friday, August 25, Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. The yard sale will feature housewares, sporting goods, furniture, dishes, toys, tools, miscellaneous items, and, definitely, a surprise or two. The rummage sale will feature fall and winter clothing for children and adults. In addition, there will be a food concession stand featuring a variety of delicious pies, sweet breads, as well as the church’s popular meatball subs and jars of pasta sauce. Come - rain or shine - to find real bargains or a real treasure. If you have any questions, please call the church rectory at 899-4632.

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