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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday June 24 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Parishioners and Visitors
Saturday June 24 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Parishioners and Visitors
Sunday June 25 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Ruth Simmons Pike by Ralph Simmons and Clay Marshia
Sunday June 25 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Ted Jones and John Mercure by family
Monday June 26 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Rev. Paul A. Citti
Tuesday June 27 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Wednesday June 28 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Al Gardner by Roy and Fran Raymond
Thursday June 29 No Mass
Friday June 30 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Lawrence and Noella Godin by Pat and Diane Murray
Saturday July 1 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Anna C. Morrissey by Agnes Milne
Saturday July 1 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Rutter by Rev. Jerome Mercure
Sunday July 2 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Al Gardner by Gene and Lucille Napoliello
Sunday July 2 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Mass

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to July 16, 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 Fuel Communications Campaign Insurance
St. Andrew Parish $1427 $5 $10 $5
Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish $764

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.

Peter's Pence Collection this Weekend – June 24 – 25: - to support the charitable works of Pope Francis.

This collection has a long tradition of Catholics throughout the world supporting the Holy Father's charitable assistance to the suffering: victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Since we have only one collection during Mass, please mark your check for “Peter’s Pence” if you would like to give to this worthy cause. For more information, visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence.

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! 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 (244-7734). Classes will resume in mid-September.

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

We pray for Ed Bellerose, Robert Dean, Sue Ellsasser, Jason Fowler, Phyllis Gokey, Phyllis Gorey, Mary Hermanowski, 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.

Summer Schedule

Next week we will begin a summer schedule for music in our churches. There will be more congregational singing at all four Masses. We will be counting on more participation from the community to provide the singing. Also, being in summer mode, we need support from parishioners (altar servers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers) to help out when we are short of a particular minister.

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 of $12,666; being 61% of $20,913 goal
• Our Lady/St. Patrick - Pledges/donations of $12,104; being 93% of $13,079 goal.

If you have not yet made a donation, you will continue to receive requests from Bishop Coyne asking for your support for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal - making a pledge now (you can make your payment later) will eliminate further mailings from the Diocese. Pledge forms are available in each church. In addition to monies distributed for charitable works, including Vermont Catholic Charites, the diocese is able to be a valuable resource to all parishes, large and small. This week on the Diocesan website you’ll meet staff from our Safe Environments department, as well as human resources. They could not continue all that they do, statewide, without your support. Please visit Bishopsappealvt.org and see how these two departments offer services and support beyond the Chancery to all parishes.

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.

Annual Healing Mass

Wednesday, June 28th at St. Teresa Parish Center, Hyde Park. Sacrament of reconciliation at 10:30 AM; Mass at 11:00 AM with anointing of the Sick. This Mass is open to all who seek physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional healing. See the bulletin-board announcement for all the details!

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!

Totus Tuus 2017

Totus Tuus is a Catholic Youth Program for Grades 1 – 8 – July 10 – 14. General information/registration forms are available on the Bulletin Board at St. Andrew Church, or call the Rectory (244-7734) and we will mail it to 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).

Abbey Press “CareNotes”

Along with various CDs/pamphlets from Lighthouse Catholic Media, we now have “CareNotes” available for parishioners free of charge. These CareNotes pamphlets are intended to help people going through various trials and circumstances in life. Some titles include “Humor, It Helps As We Age”, The First Week after a Funeral”, “When Bad Things Happen To Us,” “Grieving”, “Living With Cancer”, “Finding God In Pain”, “Dealing With Financial Stress”, “Doing Your Best As a Single Parent”, and more. They are located in the pamphlet rack with Lighthouse publications.

Lighthouse Catholic Media

If you are looking to learn more about the faith, we have a new line of CDs and pamphlets on various subjects. Some new titles include: Eucharist, our very Life, Church Beliefs, Unlocking the Book of Revelation, How to Keep Your Kids Catholic, How to Pray as a Catholic, Why Does The Church Teach That? Anger and Forgiveness, Trust in The Lord, Answering Atheism, Who Do You Say That I am? and many more! Popular authors include Fr. Robert Barron, Matthew Arnold, Allen Hunt, Scott Hahn, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Matthew Kelly.

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.

Father’s day Breakfast at St. Thomas Parish Hall, Underhill Center, VT

The Knights of Columbus Council #7810 will serve a Father’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, June 18 from 8 -10:30 AM in the St. Thomas Parish hall, Underhill Center, VT. The buffet style breakfast will include juice, fruit, eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, and coffee or tea. The cost is by donation. ALL ARE WELCOME! Come and bring the whole family to this delicious breakfast in honor of Dad on his special day. (Hall is not handicap accessible)

Fatima Centennial Vermont Tour for Peace

You are invited to come and celebrate the Centenary Year of Our Lady's appearance and her messages. The Blue Army Vermont and the Diocese of Burlington had selected 7 churches to host the celebration of Graces, between May through October, 2017. Tour #3 will be July 1st, at St. Augustine, Montpelier, VT:

• 9 AM - start with the procession with the Fatima state statue, Rosary and Confession
• 10 AM -Mass with the Blessing and distribution of the Brown Scapulars of Our Lady of Mt.Carmel.

Please bring some flowers (small potted plant or cut flowers from your garden) to be presented to the Lady while she stays at the church until her next visit on July 15th- 10 AM at St. Paul Church, Barton, VT.

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.

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