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Weekly Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday July 21 11:00 AM St. Andrew Church Memorial Mass for Albert Dunstan Kelly
Saturday July 21 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Mass
Saturday July 21 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Carmela Oppolo Smith by Constance LaMantia
Sunday July 22 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Sunday July 22 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Rosemary and Philip Cahill by Nancy and family
Monday July 23 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Tuesday July 24 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Dorothy Nash by Agnes Milne
Wednesday July 25 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Lawrence and Noella Godin by Diane and Patrick Murray
Thursday July 26 No Mass
Friday July 27 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Michael Mahan by Gene and Lucille Napoliello
Saturday July 28 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Teresa Woodard, Anniversary Mass
Saturday July 28 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows John King by Donna Dalton
Sunday July 29 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Francis, Marie and Della Coryea by Lt. Col. And Mrs. Snihurowych
Sunday July 29 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Mass
Monday July 30 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Souls in Purgatory
Tuesday July 31 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Albert Dunstan Kelly by Gene and Lucille Napoliello
Wednesday August 1 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Souls in Purgatory
Thursday August 2 No Mass
Friday August 3 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Saturday August 4 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Stella Rocheleau by the Tom Buonomo family
Saturday August 4 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Mass
Sunday August 5 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Sunday August 5 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Mass
Monday August 6 No Mass
Tuesday August 7 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Roger and Theresa Hamel
Wednesday August 8 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Rolland Dagenais by Roy and Fran Raymo nd
Thursday August 9 No Mass
Friday August 10 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Lawrence Godin by Pat and Diane Murray
Saturday August 11 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Michael O’Hara by the O’Hara and Major families
Sunday August 12 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Sunday August 12 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Mass

Extended Liturgy Schedule (to August 5, 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
St. Andrew Parish $1675
Our Lady of the Snows / Saint Patrick Parish $1140 $10

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.

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.

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 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: for details.

Parish News

Prayers for the Sick

Let us pray for Jennie Brinkman, Linda Campbell, Jim Chadwick, Robert Dean, Jason Fowler, Jan Gendreau, John Hofmann, Mary Holden, Holly, Brian Kellett, Wayne Lacaillade, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, Scott Miller, Jim Pratt, Judy Reiss, 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.

Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting

The Knights of Columbus will hold their Monthly Meeting this Monday, July 16th in the Rectory; Rosary at 7 PM followed by a meeting. Members encouraged to attend.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Wednesday July 18th at St. Andrew Church from 7 to 8 PM

Special intention of this Holy Hour of Prayer will be for an increase in vocations to the Religious Life and Priesthood for the Diocese of Burlington. All are invited to all or any part of this hour of prayer.

2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

“Every good and perfect gift is from above” (James, 1:17). If you haven’t already given, you will soon be receiving a letter from Bishop Christopher Coyne requesting your support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. We are getting closer to our goal and ask that you prayerfully consider the request and respond generously. As of June 25th, the Diocese has received pledge commitments totaling more than 50% toward our yearly goal. In addition to monies distributed for charitable works, such as Vermont Catholic Charites’ Emergency Aid, the Diocese is a valuable resource to all parishes, both large and small. Thank you for supporting the Bishop's Annual Appeal in the past and in this 2018 Campaign! For more information or to make your gift, please visit Our local parishes have received the following pledges/donations as of June 25th:

• St. Andrew: $14, 181 toward our goal of $20,913 (68%)
• Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick: $8,869 toward our goal of $13,079 (68%)

Workshop for Extraordinary Ministers and Lectors

The Office of Worship for the Diocese of Burlington will hold a training and formation workshop on Wednesday, August 1st from 5 to 8 PM at Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe. Details will be sent this week to all our Extraordinary Ministers and Lectors. If you do not currently hold one of these ministries but would like to learn more, call the rectory and we will send you the necessary RSVP form.

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; 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 anytime.

What's new with the Knights of Columbus?

Check out all the news on their website:

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:; 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 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 Weekends Coming Up

Jesus is asking us to go out two by two and proclaim His good news. Strengthen your relationship, rekindle your romance and renew your sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are December 7-9, 2018 and March 15-17, 2019, both in Isle La Motte, VT. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them at

Job Openings at St. Augustine Parish, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT

The current Director of Religious Education will be leaving at the end of June. A basic requirement for the positions is that the individual must be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3◦, 4◦ of the Code of Canon Law.

For full job description, email Qualified candidates should also submit their cover letter, resume and list of three references to:

Loretto Home and St. Joseph Kervick Residence in Rutland, VT

The Loretto Home and St. Joseph Kervick Residence in Rutland, Vermont currently has rooms available. These Level III Residential Care homes offer assisted living services in a home-like community and provide residents with personal care, medication management, home cooked meals, nursing overview, and a wide array of activities. The dedicated staff supports the needs of the whole person- physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Couples are welcome. Private pay room rates are very affordable and Enhanced Residential Care (ERC) patients are accepted through Choices for Care, Long Term Care Medicaid. If you, or anyone you know, is in need of Level III services, please call (802)-773-8840 for more information, or to schedule a tour. To learn more about the Homes:

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.

Message from Father Jerry

About the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

“Maria Montessori was a deeply devout Catholic and a daily communicant. She believed her method was firmly grounded in the Gospel even as it was based on science, since indeed the two could never contradict each other, as St. Thomas Aquinas taught. She fostered the development of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a religious instruction program using her methods, which have also shown amazing results in bringing children to know and love the Lord.” [Quote from Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry's What Maria Montesorri Knew]

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