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|Saturday||May||12||4:00 PM||St. Andrew Church||Parishioners and Visitors|
|Saturday||May||12||6:00 PM||Our Lady of the Snows||Christopher Brygna by family|
|Sunday||May||13||9:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Charles and Blanche Podhajski by Ken and Blanche Kreiling|
|Sunday||May||13||11:00 AM||St. Patrick Church||Parishioners and Visitors|
|Monday||May||14||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Mass|
|Tuesday||May||15||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Isidore Godin by Diane Murray|
|Wednesday||May||16||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||John Basile by Kathleen Basile|
|Friday||May||18||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Wanda Persons by Diane Murray|
|Saturday||May||19||4:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Mass|
|Saturday||May||19||6:00 PM||Our Lady of the Snows||Francesca Puntillo by Constance LaMantia|
|Sunday||May||20||9:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Mike Wood by Marsha Wood|
|Sunday||May||20||11:00 AM||St. Patrick Church||Mass|
|Parish||Offertory||Insurance||Home Missions||C & E Europe|
|St. Andrew Parish||$1690||$226||$15||$5|
|Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish||$836|
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.
Note: Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish Parishioners can make offertory donation online! Just go to the parish website: www.rccwwm.org, look for the “On-Line Giving” link at the bottom of the first page and follow instructions. (Note that you can make a one-time “quick-give” donation, or set up recurring donations.)
Special Collection this weekend, May 12, 13 – Support the Church in Central and Eastern Europe
Your support will provide vital resources to help build faith, educate, and restore communities.
2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal – In-Pew Commitment Phase Next Weekend, May 19th and 20th
Thanks to the generosity of many of our parishioners to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, we have been able to move from maintenance to mission and engage many more lay people in the work of the Church. We are spreading the Good News of our faith not by increasing program budgets but by moving resources to priority ministries. A few new initiatives include: Revitalization of our Pre-Cana program better assists couples to put Christ at the center of their relationship as they prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage.
A new Lay Formation Program and a worship commission are now in place to offer greater engagement opportunities and diocesan services to families and parishes.
New Parish Staff and Volunteer Lenten Retreats were offered by the Diocese.
Please consider a gift during the In-Pew Phase which saves resources by reducing our mailings. Any gift, no matter the size, counts!
Your gift ensures the resources of our Church in Vermont are focused on ministries that support our 73 parishes and missions, 14 schools and 118,000 Catholics, especially struggling families in need of emergency aid and God’s love. You may also visit bishopsappealvt.org and select “Give Now” for secure online giving.
Religious Education News
Classes have ended for this school year. Special thanks to our teaching staff and many parent volunteers for giving of their time and talents to teach our youth this year – you make our program possible! Classes will resume in mid September. If your child will be attending classes for the first time in the Fall, call the Rectory to register for our mailing in early September. Questions? Call the Rectory 244-7734.
Special Ceremonies First Communion at St. Patrick Church - The following students from Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish made their First Communion on Sunday, April 29th at St. Patrick Church: Josie Membrino, Ana Membrino, Tara Naigle, Vincent Viola, Deacon Mercer, Ellie Riva, Cam Riva, Bridan Merrill. Congratulations to them and their parents, and prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude to Suzie Lowe for preparing these children for this sacrament.
First Communion at St. Andrew Church - The following students made their First Communion last Sunday, May 6th at St. Andrew Church: James Caforia-Magee, Sophia Caforia, Gianna Callan, Zachary Maravetz and Jack Semprebon.
Confirmation/Grade 10 – The following Students were confirmed by Bishop Coyne on Thursday, May 10th at 7 PM at St. Augustine Church, Montpelier - Reuben Callan, Zachary Fisher, and Erin Tynan.
Our best wishes and congratulations to all of these Students and their Parents! AND, Special thanks and gratitude to their teachers: Grade 2 (St.A): Maggie Grow and Sophia Buonomo (Student volunteer); Grade 2 (OLS/St.P): Suzie Lowe; Grade 10: Kevin Nadzam; and CCD Program Coordinator Amanda Badeau.
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
Prayers for the Sick
Let us pray for Jennie Brinkman, Linda Campbell, Robert Dean, Sue Ellsasser, Jason Fowler, Jan Gendreau, John Hofmann, Mary Holden, Brian Kellett, Wayne Lacaillade, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, Scott Miller, Jim Pratt, Judy Reiss, 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.
Honoring Mary in the Month of May
Flowers decorating the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. Andrew Church this weekend were donated in memory of Wanda Persons by her family.
Annual Knights of Columbus Day of Prayer for Clergy in the State of Vermont
On Saturday, May 19th, from 8 AM to 8 PM, Knights of Columbus councils throughout the State of Vermont will be holding an Hour of Prayer for the clergy, (active and retired), in the Diocese of Burlington. Our local Father Galligan Council 2085, Knights of Columbus invite you to participate in their assigned Hour of Prayer at St. Andrew Church on that day, immediately after the 4 PM Mass, from 5 to 6 PM. There will be readings, recitation of the Rosary and an opportunity for meditation. All are welcome.
Calling all Garden Angels!!
The grounds at St. Andrew Church need attention, and we’re looking to create a group of people who will take responsibility for specific sections of the grounds. We also need to do some spring clean-up soon! If you are interested in helping out with the gardens/grounds, please come to a meeting in St. Leo Hall after the 9 AM Mass on Sunday, May 19th. In the meantime, if you have some time to spare, feel free to stop by at your convenience to rake/sweep. Thank you!
Finance Council Member Needed for Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish
Volunteer needed to fill a three year term. Members meet quarterly. Could this be a service you might consider? Let Father Jerry know if you are interested.
Scholarships Available – Deadline is May 20th Father Logue Scholars Gift Award (administered by Knights of Columbus)
Evalena K. Breen Service Award and Koster Charitable Fund Service Award (both administered by St. Andrew Parish Altar Society)
Applications available on Bulletin Board at St. Andrew Church, or call rectory (244-7734).
May Music Workshop
There will be a Music Workshop Saturday, May 19th at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Stowe. Music directors, cantors, choir members, instrumentalists are invited to register. Questions? https//tinyurl.com/vtcathmusic.
Adult Religious Education!
Pamphlets, CDs, Books are available in our three churches: FREE, no charge, nor voluntary contribution. Perhaps for your Lenten preparation or as a gift to someone, please feel free to browse and take any of these faith education materials!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you.” Learn how to bring the peace of Christ into your relationship by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Jun 9-10, 2018 in Medway, MA and Jul 6-8, 2018 in MANCHESTER, CT. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them at https://wwmevt.org.
Rice Memorial High School is Hiring!
There are three faculty positions open at Rice Memorial High School: Director of Guidance
Library Media Specialist
Application process is posted at SchoolSpring and CatholicJobs.com. Contact Lisa Lorenz with questions.
Rice – Cathedral’s Centennial Anniversary Celebration
Rice-Cathedral alumni from every graduating classes, as well as current and former teachers, staff and coaches are invited to celebrate the conclusion of Rice-Cathedral's Centennial year with a very special event, our first-ever All School Reunion on Saturday, June 23. The festivities include school tours and a reunion party in the gym with cocktails, a light dinner and dancing. Tours are free; the reunion party is $40/person. Join us for this unprecedented opportunity to see Rice friends from across classes - even generations - and celebrate 100 years of Rice! Please register at www.rmhsvt.org/riceturns100 by June 1.
Christ the King Open House May 17th
Christ the King School in Burlington will host an Open House for new families on Thursday, May 17th from 8:15 to 10:30 AM. Presentations by our principal and current parents of early education, elementary, and middle school students at 8:45 AM. RSVP via Facebook at www.facebook.com/cksvt/ or give us a call at 862-6696. Christ the King School is a Catholic elementary school in Burlington serving learners of all faiths from three years old through eighth grade. Our comprehensive curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child; body, mind and spirit. We encourage our students to discover and to develop their God-given gifts and to become people of character who possess a love for learning and a zest for life. Join us for the open house or schedule a tour today by contacting email@example.com or calling 862-6696. Visit us online at www.cksvt.org
Bishop John A. Marshall School – Job Opening
Bishop John A. Marshall School seeks a part-time Business Office Assistant who will work to support the various functions of the business office. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): filing, development support (logging and tracking donations, correspondences), collections, deposits, and program support. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Attention to detail, organization, and strong work ethic are imperative, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with the administrative team. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Carrie Wilson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer for the Diocesan Synod
Almighty and ever-living God, You continually guide and sustain your Pilgrim Church, which you established as “the universal sacrament of salvation.” Direct the Church in Vermont during this time of preparation for the Diocesan Synod. Help us to discern the signs of the time wisely, that we may joyfully Proclaim the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ. May we never fail to trust that “with God, all things are possible”. We ask this, with the help of the Holy Spirit, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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