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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday September 23 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Parishioners and Visitors
Saturday September 23 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Melina Switzer, for healing, by Donna Dalton
Sunday September 24 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Rosemary McTygue by the Aldrich family
Sunday September 24 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Mary Donofrio by Geo Susini
Monday September 25 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mike Wood by Marsha Wood
Tuesday September 26 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Kyle Beauliew by Regina Miller
Wednesday September 27 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church John and Marlis Brady, in recognition of their 65th wedding anniversary, by Diana Whitney
Thursday September 28 No Mass
Friday September 29 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Rose Mary Morrissey by Agnes Milne
Saturday September 30 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church In Thanksgiving by Ted and Jackie Jones
Saturday September 30 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Father Leo Rebelato OFM by Geo Susini
Sunday October 1 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Marlis Maria Brady by Sidnia Gordon
Sunday October 1 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Special Intention – In Thanksgiving

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to October 15, 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 Hurricane Harvey
St. Andrew Parish $1871 $170
Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish $883

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.

Hurricane Irma Relief:

The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops has requested a special collection be taken for the relief effort in the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma. This collection will be taken up the weekend of September 23,24. Please make your check payable to your parish and mark it (or your envelope) “for Hurricane Irma Relief”. Thank you!

Special National Collection for The Catholic University

A special collection for The Catholic University will be taken up the weekend of September 23, 24. This is the only institution of higher education founded by the U.S. bishops and chartered by the Vatican. Catholic University is the national university of the Catholic Church, charged with educating the future leaders of the Church, the nation and the world. Thank you for your generosity!

Religious Education News

Classes will continue at St. Andrew Parish on Sunday, September 24th from 10 – 11 AM in St. Leo Hall. . A Newsletter, Calendar and Registration Form have been emailed to families who have already registered. If your child did not attend classes last year, please call the Rectory (244-7734) to register for our Fall classes – you may also register in class on Sunday.. If you know someone who might be interested in registering their children, please encourage them to bring their children to class.

We still have a few slots open for Teacher’s Aides this year, and we can always use extra volunteers in our classrooms – sitting in on a class is a great way to learn more about your faith along with your child! If you are interested, please let us know.

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.

Action for Ecological Justice

Celebrating Year of Creation September 30, 10 AM – 5 PM at Saint Michael’s College; Admission: $35; Student: FREE; breakfast & lunch included; Registration & info: vermontcatholic.org/actionforecojustice.

Join Bishop Coyne at this one-day conference hosted by the Catholic Church of Vermont which will explore, reflect upon and respond to Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Woo (former CEO and President of Catholic Relief Services) and perspectives from scientists, politicians, activists, economists, professionals, academics and people of faith, the day promises dynamic conversations on the state of creation and how we can work together for a sustainable future.

Needed for “Meals on Wheels”

Two (2) drivers needed: 1 day a week, food pick-up, at Evergreen Place, 5308 Main Street, Waitsfield at 11:30 AM; finished by 1:00 PM. Call: Spencer Potter at (802) 371-7234.

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.

Annual Parish Financial Reports for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017

Copies available in St. Andrew Church if you did not receive one the weekend of September 16, 17 when Patrick Murray presented this report to parishioners. The report for Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish will be presented at both churches the weekend of October 7, 8, 2017.

Vermont Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale on 9/30 - Help Bake A Difference

Each day 46 American kids are diagnosed with Cancer; the leading cause of death by disease in children. Please consider donating homemade cookies, labeled with the type of cookie and if they contain nuts. All varieties welcome. Cookies can be dropped off on Friday, 9/29 at Crossett Brook Middle School or at the home of Madeline Drake (5 Randall Street, Waterbury). All funds raised will be matched by the OXO Company and 100% goes to research. Questions? Check out cookiesforkidscancer.org or contact event co-director Laurie Flaherty at LFlaherty@bjams.org. Cash donations also welcome – Make checks payable to CFKC and mailed to above address.

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.

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. 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

Vermont Catholic Magazine

This September issue is the first of Vermont Catholic magazine's new distribution system. All who have donated $24 or more to the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal should have received a copy of the magazine delivered to their home address the first weekend of September. Additional copies are available at the entrance of the church, to be shared with family and friends. We will continue to accept donations to help pay for these free magazine copies for friends and neighbors who may not be able to afford to contribute at this time.

St. Mary's Annual Ham Dinner

St. Mary's Church in Cambridge will be hosting their Annual Ham Dinner on Sunday Oct.1, 2017 in the Parish Hall. Sittings will be at 12 noon and 1 PM. The cost will be $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Take-out will be available at 11:30. If you have any questions please call the parish office at 644-5073.

Message from Father Jerry

Introduction to the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Every now and then the Sunday Holy Scriptures inspires us more than usual by God's generous and even wasteful love. The Gospel of the generous landowner and the workers in the vineyard should make us praise our loving God all the more. It should also challenge us that our sense of justice and fairness is no match for God's power of love. The important message here is that it is never too late to experience God's mercy and forgiveness. Today let us pray in gratitude for God whose generosity is beyond human understanding, but believed and experienced only by faith. - Father Jerry

View Past Messages from Fr. Jerry

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