Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week


Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Friday March 15 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Souls in Purgatory
Saturday March 16 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Francis Morrissey by Agnes Milne
Saturday March 16 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Fr. Leo Rebelato OFM & Fr. Stephen Sysol OFM by Gio Susini
Sunday March 17 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Danella and Edward McVeigh by the Miller McVeigh family
Sunday March 17 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Parishioners and Visitors
Monday March 18 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Rev. Donald E. Ritchie
Tuesday March 19 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Wednesday March 20 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Paul Stahura by Constance LaMantia
Thursday March 21 No Mass
Friday March 22 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Saturday March 23 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Anne Rand by family
Saturday March 23 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Mass
Sunday March 24 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Shirley Burke by Georgeanne Baker and family
Sunday March 24 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Mass

Last Weekends Collections

Parish Offertory Insurance Fuel
St. Andrew Parish Regular $1423; Home Missions $46. VT Catholic Charities/Ash Wednesday Collection $414 $281
Our Lady of the Snows/Saint Patrick Parish Regular $907; VT Catholic Charities/Ash Wednesday Collection $201 $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.

PARISH NEWS

 

Disciple Maker Index Survey Open!  We Need Your Help!

Please help us participate by completing a 10-15 minute survey as soon as possible.

            – Go to www.disciplemakerindex.com

            – You may also complete the survey manually – copies are available in each Church, or you can obtain a copy by contacting the Rectory (244-7734).

The survey, for parishioners ages 18 years of age and older, available from 2/25/19 to 3/31/19 (electronic and manual), will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow.  All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole.

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible.  This information will be invaluable to our Parishes and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be.  We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.  Thank you for helping with this important project!

(This survey is a follow up to the Diocesan Synod.  Oftentimes, church and secular meetings end up not following up or moving to action what was started in deliberation. This survey is intended to place into action what the Synod began.)  Thank you for your participation!

 

Encounter Lent – Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

You are invited to join more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States – in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor.  Please visit the Rice Bowl website each week to view videos of our brothers and sisters around the world who benefit from their important work.

      Second Week of Lent – Encounter Annet

    In Uganda, we encounter Annet and her family, children forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities?   Visit crsricebowl.org for more.

 

Ecumenical Lenten Luncheons will continue on Thursday, March 21st ; 12 Noon to 1 PM

Hosted by Hunger Mt. Christian Assembly, Rt. 100, Waterbury Center. All are welcome!  Beginning at noon with a simple lunch, followed by a devotional by the host church, this event will conclude at 1 PM. A Free will offering will be taken for the Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund. For more information, call 244-6677 or check the church bulletin board for a schedule of future luncheons.

 

Mark your Calendars!  Lenten Fish Fry Dinners at St. Andrew Parish

Dinners will be held on the following Fridays during Lent:  March 15 and 29, and April 12th; 5 – 7 PM; featuring hand battered fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, dessert, beverage. $12/adults; $35/family of 4+. Calamari available for an extra $7/person.   “Take outs” available; call 244-5825 after 3:30 PM – order pick-up after 5 PM. Enjoy a tasty Fish Fry and support our local Knights of Columbus Council 2085. All are welcome!

 

Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 15th at St. Andrew Church at 5:00 PM

All are welcome!  For those going to the Fish Fry, the Stations might be an occasion to first pray before eating.  St. Andrew church will be unlocked from morning until dark for parishioners’ prayer and reflection during Lent.

Parish Directory Update

If you would like to provide your parish with your current email address, you may do so by sending an email to the Rectory office:  rccoffice@gmavt.net

 

Prayers for the Sick

We pray for Isaiah Callan, Daniel Caplinger, Heidi Cervantes, George Chalifoux, Sue Ellsasser, Jason Fowler, Raven Fowler, Jan Gendreau, John Hofmann, Holly, Brian Kellett, Wayne Lacaillade, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, William McDonald, Scott Miller, Joan Potter, Jim Pratt, John Smith, Nasaiah Torres, 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.

 

Free CDs, Books and Pamphlets

Check out the free CDs, books and pamphlets that are available at all three churches. We recently received this generous donation of a huge amount of Lighthouse Catholic CDs from St. Joseph Parish, Nashua, NH.  These are all free of charge – please help yourself.  These CDs and reading material could be your Lenten activity of Faith education.

Finance Council

      Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Church still needs one more member.  Could this be a service to your parish that you might consider?  Meetings are scheduled quarterly. Let Father Jerry know if you would like to learn more, or are interested in this position (802-244-7734).

 

Youth Religious Education Classes

Registrations Still Accepted – Call 244-7734, or bring your child to class and register at that time.  

       *Traditional Program – Sunday, March 17th for Grades 2, 7/8 and 9/10

      *Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program – Wednesday, March 20th from 3:30– 5:30 PM for preschool through Grade 6.  Amy Miller, Coordinator (802-249-8888).

 

Friends of Central Vermont Foster Parent Association – Supporting our Local Foster Parents

If you are interested in learning more about the needs of local foster parents, send a message in Facebook messenger to Amy Anderson and she will add you to the group.

 

Counseling Services Available Through Vermont Catholic Charities

Affordable counseling services available. 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.

  

Camp Ta Kum Ta Super Bingo Benefit

Camp Ta Kum Ta Super Bingo Benefit on Sunday, April 7th; sponsored by the South Burlington Knights of Columbus.  Tickets sales will run through Monday, April 1st – Call 238 7884 or 343 9767.

 

Vermont Catholic Magazine

Copies of the Latest Issue of the Award Winning Vermont Catholic Magazine are available at the entrance of each Church – take a copy for yourself and one to share with a friend!  Note that two of our St. Andrew parishioners are featured in this issue!!