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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday August 11 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Michael O’Hara by the O’Hara and Major families
Saturday August 11 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Parishioners
Sunday August 12 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Parishioners
Sunday August 12 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Paul Dayon by Richard Parent
Monday August 13 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Daniel Akouka by his Parents
Tuesday August 14 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Souls in Purgatory
Holy Day, Wednesday August 15 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mass for Wanda Persons
Holy Day, Wednesday August 15 12:15 PM St. Andrew Church Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mass for the Family of Eli Archambault by Sister Mary Monica Archambault
Holy Day, Wednesday August 15 5:30 PM St. Patrick Church Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday August 16 No Mass
Friday August 17 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Wanda Persons by Diane Murray
Saturday August 18 11:00 AM St. Andrew Parish Burial Service at Holy Cross Cemetery for Patricia Russell
Saturday August 18 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Robert Defelice by Faith and Grace
Saturday August 18 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Barbara Puntillo by Constance LaMantia
Sunday August 19 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Sunday August 19 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Fernandeo Monteiro and family by Arthur Trezise.
Monday August 20 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mike Wood by Marsha Wood
Tuesday August 21 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Special Intention
Wednesday August 22 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Andrew Lord by the MacArthur family
Thursday August 23 No Mass
Friday August 24 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Lucien Lefebvre by Pat and Diane Murray
Saturday August 25 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Deceased members of the Keefe family
Saturday August 25 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows John King by Donna Dalton
Sunday August 26 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mike Wood by Ken and Blanche Kreiling
Sunday August 26 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Gabriel Carignan by Richard Parent

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to August 26, 2018)

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 Fuel Online Giving (OLS/StP)
St. Andrew Parish $1928 $241
Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish $1531 $15 $1490 (July)

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.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Holy Day of Obligation- Wednesday, August 15 – See Mass Times Listed Below

• 8 AM/St. Andrew Church, Waterbury,VT – Wanda Persons by Lavon Francis and family
• 12:15 PM/St. Andrew Church, Waterbury, VT – Family of Eli Archambault by Sister Mary Monica
• 5:30 PM/St. Patrick Church, Moretown, VT – Mass

Please Note: There will not be Adoration at St. Andrew Church this Wednesday, August 15th due to the Holy Day.

Religious Education News

Classes

Classes will resume in mid September. This year we will be offering classes for children from the ages of 3 through 10th Grade. 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.

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 2018 edition of Policies on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry. These revisions were made based on recommendations from our most recent audit in September 2017. Changes include updated terminology and additional provisions, among other small changes. All Church personnel must comply by following proper protocol for child abuse training, background checks, reporting procedures, etc. This revision also includes updated versions of the two Codes of Conduct. The new policies and Codes of Conduct are incorporated into Safe and Sacred training courses. See Website: https://www.vermontcatholic.org/ministries-programs/protecting-our-children/policies/ for details.

Parish News

Prayers for the Sick

Let us pray for Jennie Brinkman, Linda Campbell, Jim Chadwick, George Chalifoux, Jason Fowler, Jan Gendreau, John Hofmann, Mary Holden, Holly, Brian Kellett, Wayne Lacaillade, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, Scott Miller, Jim Pratt, Sue Rogers, Alice Sabin, John Smith, Wendy Viola. Please notify us if anyone you know is unable to attend Mass due to illness, handicap or age, and would like a Communion visit.

Two Parishioners Needed

We need two parishioners who are willing to represent our parishes at the Year of the Family Conference at Capital Plaza Center, Montpelier, August 25, 9:30 AM – 4 PM. See the poster in each church for information/registration information or consult: vermontcatholic/YearoftheFamilyConference, or outreach@vermontcatholic,org, or call (802) 658-6110.

Special Guest this Sunday at the 9 AM Mass at St. Andrew Church

We continue to hear Jesus “I am the Bread of Life.” The great “I am”, Jesus, speaks often “I am the Good Shepherd.” We welcome to the 9 AM Mass at St. Andrew, Mary Niekrewicz and her daughter Elizabeth, witnessing their first-hand experience with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which we are beginning at St. Andrew Parish. The Knights of Columbus will provide refreshments after Mass in St. Leo Hall - all are invited.

Father Baltz- Guest Priest for the Saturday Masses this Weekend

We welcome Senior Priest Fr. Baltz (better known as Fr. Skip), who will celebrate the Saturday Masses at St. Andrew and Our Lady of the Snows. Many thanks to Fr. Skip for curtailing watching the PGA Championship (or more properly, playing golf himself), to help with Mass coverage.

Good Shepherd Catechism Program

Good Shepherd Catechism Program

We plan to implement this new program during the week of September 17th (details to follow). Our traditional Religious Ed program, which will include Grade 2 (First Communion Class) and Classes 7/8 and 9/10) will begin Sunday, September 23rd. The Catechism of the Good Shepherd (CGS) classes are arranged by ages not grades. Level I includes ages 3 to 6 (preschool/ kindergarten); Level II includes ages 6 to 9 (Grades 1, 2, 3); and Level III includes ages 9 to 12 (grades 4, 5, 6).

We still need volunteers for painting, sewing and carpentry work. Also, we are looking for donations of area rugs, child size wooden tables and chairs; all sizes wicker baskets and small shelves.

Regarding 4 PM Mass at St. Andrew Church this Weekend - Route Clarification for Antique Car Show/Parade in Waterbury on Saturday, August 11th at 3 PM

Cars will proceed from Farr’s Field thru the Rotary and onto Union St, to Railroad St, onto Park Row across Rotarian Way, to Park St, merging onto Main St as they return to Farr’s Field. Main Street will not be closed during the parade, but if you plan to attend the 4 PM Mass, expect possible delays due to heavy traffic as cars work their way through the Rotary. The parade should be done by the time Mass ends.

Altar Servers Needed

We are in need of young altar servers at St. Andrew Church. There will be a rehearsal/meeting for altar servers after the 9:00 AM Mass on Sunday, August 12th. Young people 3rd grade and up, interested in knowing more, as well as those who are currently serving, are invited. Because of our low numbers of altar servers, Eucharistic ministers in our churches should be ready and able to assist at weekend masses when needed. Thanks

2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

This appeal supports so many essential services that directly impact our parish, including emergency aid to families in our parish, Pre-Cana, DRE training and so much more. If you have not yet made a gift, please consider a gift of any size and help us reach our goal. Thank you for supporting the Bishop's Annual Appeal in the past, and in this 2018 Campaign. Visit bishopsappealvt.org to give online. Total pledges/donations received to date are:

• St. Andrew: $16,311 toward our goal of $20,913 (78%);
• Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick: $14,658 toward our goal of $13,079 (112%) Congratulations and thank you to Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick for attaining their goal!

Message from our Funeral Luncheon Committee

We are looking to update and add to our current list of parishioners who have signed up to help with our funeral luncheons by providing desserts. If you are willing to help us serve our parish with your time/talent, please call/text Debbie McBride 802-760-8362 or email at mcbridjd@gmail.com for details.

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

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.

R ice Memorial High School Class of 1968 Memorial Mass

As part of their 50th reunion weekend, members of the Rice Memorial High School Class of 1968 are honoring their deceased classmates with a memorial Mass at Christ the King, Burlington, on Saturday, August 11 at 4:30 PM with 1968 alumni Father Jerome Mercure and Father William Giroux con-celebrating. The class of 1968 extends a special invitation to the family and friends of deceased classmates, as well as fellow Rice-Cathedral alumni, to attend this Mass. Contact Peggy Mahoney Sharpe '68 at ckmj@comcast.net or (802) 425-2402 for further details re: the Mass and/or Reunion weekend festivities.

Life Line Screening at St. Leo Hall, Waterbury on September 7, 2018

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at St Andrew Catholic Church - Saint Leo's Hall on 9/7/2018. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visithttp://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979. Discounted rate for Parishioners!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends Coming Up

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. Put Christ’s love into your relationship by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Dec 7-9, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT and Mar 15-17, 2019 in Isle La Motte, VT. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them at https://wwmevt.org.

Annual Charity Golf Tournament for Christ the King School

Christ the King School’s 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will take place at Country Club of Vermont on Friday, October 5th. All proceeds directly benefit the students, programs, and mission of Christ the King School. $150/player and $600/team. Sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more or register please visit www.cksvt.org/golf

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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