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|Saturday||October||14||4:00 PM||St. Andrew Church||Kyle Magnus by family|
|Saturday||October||14||6:00 PM||Our Lady of the Snows||Olinda Navpari (3rd Anniversary) by Betsy|
|Sunday||October||15||9:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Anna Towne by Rena Izor|
|Sunday||October||15||11:00 AM||St. Patrick Church||Souls in Purgatory by Geo Susini|
|Monday||October||16||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Philip LaMantia by Constance LaMantia|
|Tuesday||October||17||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Jennifer Morey by Mom|
|Wednesday||October||18||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||In memory of Carter Griffin by family|
|Friday||October||20||8:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Lawrence and Noella Godin by Pat and Diane Murray|
|Saturday||October||21||11:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Funeral Mass for Mary Elaine Sabin|
|Saturday||October||21||4:00 PM||St. Andrew Church||Parishioners and Visitors|
|Saturday||October||21||6:00 PM||Our Lady of the Snows||Donald and Bernard Dalton by Donna Dalton|
|Sunday||October||22||9:00 AM||St. Andrew Church||Robert Rapp by Ken and Blanche Kreiling|
|Sunday||October||22||11:00 AM||St. Patrick Church||Father Stephen Sysol OFM by Gio Susini|
|St. Andrew Parish||$2146||$29|
|Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish||$1472||$20|
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.
World Mission Sunday next weekend, October 21, 22
We are called to celebrate/support local churches in Asia and Africa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe. Through the work/witness of mission priests, religious and lay leaders, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace. Thank you for your generosity!
Religious Education News
Classes will continue at St. Andrew Parish for Grades 1 through 8 on Sunday, October 15th 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.
St. Andrew Religious Ed Program Reminder
Students in Grades 9 and 10 will be meeting at St. Augustine Church, Montpelier from 5 – 7 PM on Sunday, October 15th along with other Students from Barre, Montpelier, Graniteville, Morrisville, Northfield, Randolph, Stowe, and Williamstown. Guest Speakers will be Bishop Coyne and Rev. Jon Schnobrich, Vocations Director for the Diocese.
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
Rest in Peace
We pray for the Eternal Rest of Louis Anderson, former parishioner of Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick; husband of Susan Anderson. His memorial service will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Snows on Friday October 27. We pray also for the consolation of Susan, and his family and friends.
Funeral Mass for Mary Elaine “Sis” Sabin will be celebrated at St. Andrew Church on Saturday, October 21, at 11:00 AM.
Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting
The Knights of Columbus will hold their monthly meeting this Monday, October 16th; Rosary at 7 PM followed by a meeting. Members encouraged to attend.
Prayers for the Sick
Jennie Brinkman, 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.
2017-18 Cash Raffle Fundraiser Kick-Off this Weekend!
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!
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.
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.
Birthright, a volunteer-run pregnancy service will host a New Volunteer Coffee, Saturday, October 21st at 9:30 a.m. at it’s office at 289 College St., Burlington. Birthright’s mission is, “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born.” We provide alternatives to abortion through love, help, hope and support to anyone experiencing an untimely or unexpected pregnancy. Every life has worth; you can make a difference! Call 865-0056 or email us at email@example.com for more information.
Annual Washington West Crop Hunger Walk October 15th
Registration begins at 2:30 PM at Waterbury Congregational Church. Walk begins at 1 PM. 3 mile loop. Help us by joining in the walk, collecting sponsors, sponsoring a walker or making a donation (make checks out to “Crop Hunger Walk”). Sponsor forms/fliers available at the rectory (244-7734).Please drop donations off at the rectory by Friday, October 13th if possible. Thank you!
As you may be aware, this past annual meeting (September 5 – 7) of the Diocesan priests with our bishop, focused on Vocations to the Priesthood. Our guest speaker was Rhonda Gruenewald, author of the book “Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry.” She has travelled throughout the U.S. visiting dioceses and parishes speaking of the need to promote vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and married life. On Saturday, November 4, she will lead a workshop on Parish Vocation Ministry. This workshop will be held at St. Anthony Parish in White River Junction from 10:00 AM - to 3:30 PM. This is a free event. We are looking for a couple of parishioners who might represent our parishes. We need to know by October 28th who will be going. Please contact the parish office for more information. Also, there is a video link available giving a preview of Gruenewald's presentation. -Father Jerry
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 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.HAM DINNER Our Lady of Fatima Church 21 Creek Rd., Craftsbury Sunday, October 29 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Menu: ham, mashed potatoes, beans, Cole slaw, pickled beets, rolls, dessert & beverage. Cost: donations. The dinner features live music with Bernie and Linda Lussier & Friends. The dinner is hosted by Catholic Financial Life Chapter N443 - Saint Jean-Hardwick, VT and the Our Lady of Fatima Altar Society to benefit Our Lady of Fatima Maintenance. Catholic Financial Life will match a portion of the net proceeds. For more information, contact Jeannine Young at email@example.com or 802-586-2899.
Voices for All Seasons
You are invited to a concert of choral music at St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury, VT on Sunday, November 5th at 2:30 PM. Free will offering will benefit victims of recent disasters.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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