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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday July 22 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Lonnie Field by JoAnn Field
Saturday July 22 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Parishioners and Visitors
Sunday July 23 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Special Intention
Sunday July 23 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Parishioners and Visitors
Monday July 24 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Tuesday July 25 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Anna Patrizio Johnson by Jennie Brinkman and Martha Quesnel
Wednesday July 26 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Thursday July 27 No Mass
Friday July 28 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Teresa Woodard
Saturday July 29 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Alton Gardner by Claude and Joan Boucher
Saturday July 29 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Mass
Sunday July 30 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Angie Paparazzo by Jack and Donna Centonze
Sunday July 30 11:00 AM St. Andrew Church Francis Miller by the Miler McVeigh family

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to August 13, 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

Collections Last Weekend

Parish Offertory Peter's Pence Insurance Lit. Music
St. Andrew Parish $1813 $10 $10 $10
Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish $1105

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

(Call Amanda Badeau, Coordinator (279-2391) for more information, or to register your child.)

As we conclude this year’s program at St. Andrew and Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parishes, we express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the following individuals who were involved in teaching this year: Sile Torres (Gr 1), Maggie Grow and Laurie Flaherty (Gr 2), Kristin Geoghegan and Mary Alice Clark (Gr 3, 4), Gena Callan and Gerry Callan (Gr 5, 6), Jim and Diana Whitney (Gr 7,8), David White and Josette White Metayer (Gr 9), Kevin Nadzam (Gr 10), Katrina Burks (Hall Monitor), Amanda Badeau (Coordinator, Waterbury Program); Suzie Lowe (Coordinator and Gr 2 teacher, Valley Program). Special thanks also to high school students Marissa Hoffman and Amaris Callan for helping out in the classrooms on Sundays, and the many parents who volunteered in our classrooms, helped with special projects and provided those delicious snacks! Our program was enriched by your participation!

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

Rest in Peace

We pray for the Eternal Peace and Life of Angie Paparazzo (mother of Lucille Napoliello of St. Andrew Parish), Thomas Comer (brother of Jeanne Penoyar of St. Andrew Parish), and Helen Hickory of St. Andrew Parish. May the consolation of the Holy Spirit be with those who mourn.

Prayers for the Sick

We pray for Ed Bellerose, Robert Dean, Sue Ellsasser, Jason Fowler, Phyllis Gokey, Mary Hermanowski, Brian Kellett, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, Andy Mays, Scott Miller, Jim Pratt, Gene Robinson, Sue Rogers, Jack Smith, 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.

Monthly Food Shelf Appeal

The monthly Food Shelf Appeal will be held this weekend, July 8, 9. Baskets are available at the entrance of each Church to receive your donations. Monetary donations are also welcome.

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

Many thanks to parishioners and visitors who have already donated to this year’s appeal. (Pledge cards/envelopes are available in each church for those who wish to make a donation.) Results to date:

• St. Andrew - pledges/donations - $17, 231; being 82% of $20,913 goal
• Our Lady/St. Patrick has exceeded its goal!! Pledges/donations - $13,719; being 105% of $13,079 goal - Thank you!

If you have not yet made a donation, you will continue to receive requests from Bishop Coyne asking for your support - making a pledge now (you can make payment later) will eliminate further mailings from the Diocese. Pledge forms available in each church.

St. Anne Shrine Annual Family Mass – July 9th

Mass at 12:15 PM followed by a picnic, swimming and fun on Lake Champlain. BBQ Lunch - $10.95/adults; $6.95/children 12 & under; families of 4 or more - $35.00 family max. To RSVP for lunch contact Lori Daudelin at ldaudelin@vermontcatholic.org or by phone at (802) 846-5813.

St. Leo Hall Renovation

St. Leo Hall and kitchen will undergo much needed re-carpeting and flooring as well as painting of the walls. Our local Knights of Columbus have graciously offered to do the painting. The work (painting) will begin the weekend of July 15/16. Those who might wish to volunteer some time can contact Steve Longchamp or Fr. Jerry.

Mark your Calendar! - Annual Inter-Parish “Outdoor” Mass and Picnic on Sunday, August 20th

Parishioners of St. Andrew and Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parishes are invited to attend this FREE annual event held on the grounds of St. Andrew Church in Waterbury. Outdoor Mass at 11:15 AM, followed by a BBQ hosted/prepared by the Knights of Columbus. Food/monetary donations will be accepted for our local food shelves.

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).

“Resisting Happiness”

Another book by Matthew Kelly, is available in our churches FREE of Charge!! Also there are various other books “Rediscover Catholicism,” “Rediscover Jesus,” and various CDs and pamphlets on many topics of faith. There is No charge, nor any suggested donation. Feel free to take advantage of any of these faith education resources; use them, keep them, pass them on to others.

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.

CHICKEN PIE SUPPER at St. Michael’s Church Hall, Greensboro Bend

Thursday, July 13 at St. Michael’s Church Hall, 270 The Bend Rd, Greensboro Bend. Servings 5:00 and 6:30 PM. Chicken Pie, Casseroles, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Pie and Beverage. No Reservations-Take Out Available. $10; Under 8 $5. Benefit: St. Michael’s Altar Society.

St. Joseph’s Level III Residential Care Home, Burlington, VT

Rooms and Suites available: St. Joseph’s Residential Care Home, operated by Vermont Catholic Charities, is a small home-like community that provides personal care, medication management, home cooked meals, nursing overview, and a wide array of activities. Our dedicated staff supports the needs of the whole person - physical, emotional, social and spiritual. For more information or to schedule a tour of the home, please call (802) 864-0264.

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

The Fatima Centennial Vermont Tour for Peace.

All parishioners are invited to the 4th tour destination, a spiritual journey, which started in May through October 2017, in fulfilling the prophetic message from Jesus through Mary's apparition in Fatima: "He wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart throughout the world". For peace and an end to the prosecution of Christians in the world.

The devotion of Rosary with procession, Confession and Mass with the blessing of the brown scapular of our Lady of Mt. Carmel, at St. Paul Church, 85 St. Paul Lan3e, Barton, VT, 05822 wil be held on Saturday, July 15th, from 10 AM to 12 Noon, followed by light refreshments.

For more information, please contact: Yorini Undyantara, yoandmic@yahoo.com, 802-864-0561 (please leave a message).

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