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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday November 18 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Grace King by Diane and Pat Murray
Saturday November 18 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Louis Anderson by Donna Dalton
Sunday November 19 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Blanche Podhajski by Ken and Blanche Kreiling
Sunday November 19 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church All Souls
Monday November 20 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Giocondo and Orsola Susini by Gio Susini
Tuesday November 21 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Parishioners and Visitors
Wednesday November 22 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Phyllis Gorey by Patty Gardner
Thursday November 23 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Pat Eastman, Barbara Vachris & Kyle Magnus by family
Friday November 24 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Solomon Puntillo by Constance LaMantia
Saturday November 25 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Riccardo and Clara Susini by Gio Susini
Saturday November 25 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows All Souls
Sunday November 26 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Al Gardner by Patty Gardner
Sunday November 26 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Parishioners and Visitors

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to December 3, 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 Insurance CCHD PBF Fuel
St. Andrew Parish $1764 $45 $60 $5
Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish $1042 $25 $5

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.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development this weekend, November 18, 19. Over 46 million people in the United States live in poverty. This collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to lift themselves out of poverty. By supporting this collection you give people a hand up, not a hand out. Learn more about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.

Religious Education News

St. Andrew Parish - Classes continue this Sunday, November 19th; 10 – 11 AM in St. Leo Hall for Grades 1 – 8. Students in Grades 7 and 8 will be participating in this Sunday’s 9 AM Mass.

Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish - Classes for Students preparing for First Confession and First Communion on Tuesdays, from 4 – 5 PM, at Our Lady of the Snows Church, Waitsfield. Questions? Call Suzie Lowe (496-5380).

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTon Saturday, December 2nd after the 4 PM Mass (5:15 – 7:30 PM) in St. Leo Hall (behind St. Andrew Church), Waterbury. GOOD GRIEF! THERE’S EVEN A CARTOON! (The Nativity Story rated “PG”; Cartoon rated “G”). Pizza, Popcorn, Hot and Cold Beverages. Admission is free/donations appreciated. Start the Christmas Season off right - BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! This event is sponsored by our local Knights of Columbus.

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

Prayers for the Sick

Jennie Brinkman, Linda Campbell, Robert Dean, Sue Ellsasser, Jason Fowler, 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.

Adult Religious Education on Tuesday, November 14th; 7 PM in St. Leo Hall

The theme for this coming Tuesday’s workshop will be Sacraments.

As originally announced, people need not have attended the first session in order to join us for others — each session is designed to be free-standing. There are no prerequisites, no tests and no homework. Sessions will run 90 minutes or less, with a short break and light refreshments.

Family Movie Night

Mark your calendar - FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTon Saturday, December 2nd after the 4 PM Mass (5:15 – 7:30 PM) in St. Leo Hall (behind St. Andrew Church), Waterbury. GOOD GRIEF! THERE’S EVEN A CARTOON! (The Nativity Story rated “PG”; Cartoon rated “G”). Pizza, Popcorn, Hot and Cold Beverages. Admission is free/donations appreciated. Start the Christmas Season off right - BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! This event is sponsored by our local Knights of Columbus.

Mad River Valley Interfaith Council Traditional Thanksgiving Baskets Drive

Last year there were 63 baskets donated to families in need in the Valley. To maintain a consistent food supply for these baskets the following items are requested for donations: canned turkey gravy (10 oz.); stuffing; cranberry sauce (16 oz. can); canned corn or green beans; canned fruit; apple sauce (23 oz.); biscuit mix; tuna (12 oz. can); peanut butter (18 oz. jar); brownie mix 20 oz. box); crackers 8 oz.; Brown-In-Bags (large); fresh fruit (apples, oranges); butter (1 lb.); cheese (8 oz. bar). Any of these food items can be left at any of the Valley churches by Sunday November 19th.

Thanksgiving Day Mass

As is our tradition, there will be a Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Andrew Church on Thursday, November 23 at 9 AM. Parishioners will be invited to bring nonperishable food items, personal care products or monetary donations to the altar during the Offertory Procession at this Mass. All donations received will be divided among our local Food Shelves.

NOTICE! Parish “Listening Session”

To prepare for the Catholic Diocesan Synod, our local meeting of parishioners will be held SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 at ST. LEO HALL, WATERBURY; 1:00 - 2:30 PM. All parishioners, active or not, seasonal and visitors, from St. Andrew and Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parishes are invited to share their views during this parish “listening session”. Bishop Coyne wants your help in planning for the future of the Church in Vermont. All present will be invited to offer a response to ONE of these three questions:

• As the Catholic Church in Vermont, what are we doing well?
• What are we doing, that we should be doing better?
What are we not doing that we should be doing?

This session, perhaps, is the most important section of the Diocesan Synod, in that, it is here that a vast response by the faithful will be heard.

Thank you!

Altar Society members of St. Andrew Parish wish to thank everyone who, in any way, contributed to the success of our Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Thanks to the amazing bakers for the outstanding selection of baked goods, and the volunteers who organized, set-up, worked the tables and helped clean up afterward!! Profits will benefit our scholarship fund, funeral luncheons, Rosary Group, and various Parish needs!

2017-18 Cash Raffle Fundraiser

First Prize $15,000; Second Prize $7,500; Third and Fourth Prizes $1,000 each; only 650 tickets available @ $100 each. Need not be present to win! Drawing will be held on February 17, 2018 at our Annual Spaghetti Dinner in St. Leo Hall (behind St. Andrew Church, Waterbury). Proceeds from this fundraiser will make it possible for our two parishes to continue to support numerous church and community benefits, while also helping us meet ongoing parish expenses - your support in greatly appreciated! Call the Rectory (802-244-7734) or email us (rccoffice@gmavt.net) for ticket information.

Deanery Adoration Chapel

Deanery Adoration Chapel in St Augustine Church, Montpelier, will close for Thanksgiving following the Noon Mass on Wednesday, November 22 and reopen at the regular time on Monday, 11/27.

Advent Appeal - 2017

Please join Vermont Catholic Charities in supporting the Annual Advent Appeal. The “Season of Giving” has no bounds for people in need.

Whatever the season, it is a daily struggle for many Vermonters to maintain housing, stay warm or feed their families With your help, we can make a difference in lives of those living on the edge. Help people like Scott and Rachel and their 3 school aged children. They were struggling to make ends meet because Scott’s hours were reduced. Vermont Catholic Charities provided them with back rent assistance so they could remain in their home and the kids could stay in their school district.

Whether your gift is $10, $100, $1000 or more, your gift will make a difference in the life of a needy family. To donate, please mail a check to

Vermont Catholic Charities, 55 Joy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403 or give on online at www.vermontcatholic.org/adventappeal.

Thank you in advance for your kind consideration of this request.

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.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Give them rest, says the Lord GOD.” As we celebrate Christ the King, let us also learn to serve our spouses by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Mar 16-18, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT and Jan 19-21, 2018 in South Kingstown, RI. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them 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. Event planned:

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

For more information contact projectrachel@vermontcatholic.org

contacting osteel@cksvt.org or calling 862-6696. Visit us online atwww.cksvt.org

Rice Memorial High School Open House – Sunday, November 12th Starting at 1 PM

Faith, Excellence, Community Service – Rice is your opportunity to succeed! (802) 862-6521 X235

Bishop Marshal School Christmas Fair

Our annual Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 9-3 at Bishop Marshall School. Handmade gifts, seasonal foods, decorated wreaths and much more. Vendor spots are available! Vendors need to register by Wednesday, November 15. Registration forms are available on our BJAMS website under: News and Blog, Christmas Craft Fair Registration. Contact Casey Dewey (371-8152 celticdewey@yahoo.com) or Peg Draper (888-3290) with questions. All proceeds benefit the students'educational trips and activities.

WAFUSA/Burlington, Our Lady’s Blue Army - hour of prayer.

All are welcome to an hour of prayer on November 26, 2017 on the Feast of Christ The King starting at 3:00 PM starting with the Divine Mercy Chaplet then praying the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.

The intention of this prayer hour is for:

• Peace in our families
• Peace in our communities
• Peace in our country
• Peace in our world

The conversion and salvation of souls so that all humanity unites in recognition of Jesus Christ, KING OF THE UNIVERSE!

If it is not possible for you to come to South Burlington for this event I encourage all in other areas to reserve this same hour in your parishes to do the same payers in solidarity. Questions? Contact Rick Gravelin, WAFUSA/Burlington-Our Lady's Blue Army Vermont-President, 802.862.2240.

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