Bulletin

Liturgy Schedule for This Week


Day Month Date Time Church Intention
All Public Masses suspended until further notice.

Last Weekends Collections

Parish Offertory Insurance Fuel
St. Andrew Parish Regular Offertory $1656; Miscellaneous Donation $400; Online Giving $260 $206
Our Lady of the Snows/Saint Patrick Parish Offertory $400; Online Giving $295

 

 

 

Message from Your Pastor

Dear Parishioners,

These past weeks have witnessed much talk about “re-opening” on many fronts; businesses, states, the economy, etc., and today Governor Scott announced that churches may open with up this weekend. While this is wonderful news, Bishop Coyne and a committee of pastors and lay people, met this past week and have worked on a plan to open churches more fully to parishioners, starting June 1st  for weekday masses and June 6/7 for weekend masses (Solemnity of the Blessed Trinity).   Bishop Coyne thanks you for your patience in this matter.  I wish to give just a preview of some of the details about the new protocol.

  • The number of people invited to attend Mass while social distancing will be 25% of the church’s capacity
  • The seating will be clearly indicated to allow for social distancing.
  • Masks will be required of the congregation (there will be extra masks and sanitizer at the entrance of the church but we ask that people bring their own mask/hand sanitizer).
  • Bulletins will be given out at the end of Mass.
  • There will be signage at the entrances of the church concerning the requirements.

More exact and complete reporting of regulations will be coming soon, but I am letting you know beforehand of this new and welcomed news from Bishop Coyne.  From the size and spaciousness of our churches, the 25% would allow for 25 people St. Andrew, 30 for Our Lady of the Snows and 15 people for St. Patrick.  Most important would be for us to have a list for those wishing to attend Mass on the weekend. So, I ask that parishioners either call the rectory, email me or email the office so we could regulate the number of people attending each Mass.  Hoping to see you all soon, or at least eventually.

 

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend will not be the customary holiday weekend. While there are no massive traveling plans and gatherings, it is more solemn than ever in remembering the dead. This year we are made aware for the many who have died through the pandemic, not only in our country but throughout the world.  Also, Memorial Day is still the unofficial beginning of summer and we have finally been blessed with beautiful weather. This year and this time might be an occasion to visit our cemeteries, adorn grave sites and pray for our brothers and sisters. Our churches are very much restricted these days and with the promise of nice weather, visiting cemeteries this year might be very appropriate and meaningful.  May the Souls of the Faithful Departed Rest In Peace and the Resurrection of Christ Jesus be a source of Strength, Encouragement and Hope.

 

Continued Gratitude for Your Generosity!

Thank you for your donations by mail, online, or drop-offs to our mailbox at the rectory – through your generosity we are able to pay our bills without having to deplete our savings.  Our offices remain open to receive your calls and emails.  Let us know if we can help you in any way.

                                                            Peace, Grace and Health!Father Jerry

 

 

Guidelines for Private Hours for Prayer in Our Churches

            St. Andrew Church – Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 3 PM – Please enter the church using the handicap access ramp.

            Our Lady of the Snows ChurchSaturdays from 4 – 5 PM

            St. Patrick Church – Sundays from noon to 1 PM – Please enter the church using the side door.

 

For the safety of everyone, the following protocols must be followed:

            Do not come in if you feel sick or rundown.

  • Everyone must wear a mask to enter. Gloves are encouraged.
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entry and exit.
  • Only 10 people are allowed in the church at one time, appropriately spaced unless it is one family unit that may sit together.
  • Pews will be clearly marked for appropriate social distancing. A green index card means it has been cleaned and a red index card means it has not yet been cleaned. 
  • Upon leaving, please make sure the red side of the index card is facing up.
  • Be conscious of the number of people and do not enter if there are 10.
  • Please be respectful of your time in prayer if there are people waiting to enter.

                                              

 

Reminder:

Daily Mass (12:05 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM on Sundays) as well as a variety of online ministries are available on the Diocesan Website:  Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington.

 

 

Pray Always!

Only 9 more days left to get your order in online for a Pray Always T-Shirt.    Be sure to check them out – many size and color options available and be sure to check the back side.  Just copy the following link into your web browser): 

https://www.bonfire.com/saint-andrew-pray-always-t-shirt-1/

 

 

Easter Season from Home Resource

 Each week we will provide an Easter Season from Home guide. It includes ideas on how to celebrate each Sunday of Easter at home, as well as the day’s scripture readings and highlights from the liturgy. We hope you will find it a useful aid as you continue to celebrate the Easter season.  The guide for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Ascension of the Lord), is available to download at the end of this Bulletin.  

 

 

 

A Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic 

O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.

O loving Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.

Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died.

Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.

Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.

Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

(Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis)

 

PARISH NEWS

 

 

Rest in Peace

We remember in prayer Raymond R. Belanger of Morrisville, Vermont ; for his eternal life, happiness and peace, and for the consolation of the Lord for those who mourn.   Raymond passed away on May 13, 2020.

 

Prayers for the Sick

We pray for Carol Bellerose, Isaiah Callan, Daniel Caplinger, Heidi Cervantes, George Chalifoux, Chandler, Suzie Clark, Colin Kenneth Cote, Donna Dalton, Janet DiBlasi, Sue Ellsasser, Jason Fowler, Raven Fowler, Jan Gendreau, Sue Haack, Alison Henry, John Hofmann, Brian Kellett, Wayne Lacaillade, Ann Lamarch, Grace Lee, William McSwine, Frank Miller, Scott Miller, Sidnia Orton,  Joan Potter, Jim Pratt, Rob Scharges, Gene Scarpato,  Annette Schultz, Nasaiah Torres. 

 

 

Online Offertory Giving Available

Go to the home page of this website and select your parish on the top right hand side. Note that you have the option to donate by credit card or auto-deduction from your bank account. Enter your personal information and select how often you wish to donate. You will see that there is also the option to make a “one time” donation.   Please be assured that none of your personal credit card or bank information is given to us. Our online giving provider, PaymentSpring, a certified Level 1 service provider, automatically integrates with our new parish directory (Gabriel) so that all of your online donations are credited to your personal parish account in real time, eliminating the need for our bookkeeper to transfer your donations to your account manually. Registering is usually quick and easy, but if you need help call Dianne at the parish office for assistance. 

 

 

 

Do We Have Your Current Email?

Emails are the most efficient way for us to communicate with you.  If you are not currently receiving email updates from us let us know  – just send an email request to the rectory office at:  rccoffice@gmavt.net and we will add you to our list.

 

 

 

 

Scholarships Available to Graduating Seniors – Deadline:  May 31st

      Knights of Columbus Father Logue Scholar’s Awards (2)

      Evalena K. Breen Service Award

      Koster Family Charitable Fund Awards (2) – in memory of Francis and Dorothy McGrory)

Applications available to graduating high school seniors from St. Andrew, St. Patrick and Our Lady of the Snows Churches – email the Rectory Office (rccoffice@gmavt.net) or call 244-7734.

 

 

The Inland See

The latest issue of “The Inland See” published by the Diocese of Burlington is available to Download below, at the end of this “Parish News” section.  Page 2 includes a listing of Online Ministry Opportunities available throughout the week.

 

 

Word on Fire – Mass from Bishop Barron’s Chapel Available

In recent weeks, the coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on countries around the world—and, increasingly, here in the United States.

In light of measures being taken to contain the outbreak and avoid further illness, many of us may be hesitant to leave our homes. In many areas, Mass and other church services may not be available.

It is at this exact moment that our faith is most needed.

In an effort to continue the practice of our faith in these trying times, I would like to invite you to join us online for daily Mass.

Beginning todayTuesday, March 17, Word on Fire will be offering daily Mass for the foreseeable future.

Join me, or Word on Fire CEO Fr. Steve Grunow, right here https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass.

If you cannot attend Mass or join us online, I encourage you to read the Gospels, pray with your families, and join yourself to the Eucharist—the source and summit of our Catholic faith—by making an act of spiritual communion like the one recommended by Archbishop Gomez: “I wish, my Lord, to receive you with the purity, humility, and devotion with which your most holy Mother received you, with the spirit and fervor of the saints.”

And please continue to pray for all those affected by the coronavirus.

Peace,

+ Bishop Robert Barron

 

 

 

Special Communication from  MAGNIFICAT 

 During this difficult time, many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass. To help them sanctify their day and to keep walking in the liturgical rhythm of the Church, MAGNIFICAT is making their online version of MAGNIFICAT temporarily available to everyone for free.

Please help us spread this message and share this email and linkwww.magnificat.com/free with as many people as you can.

 

 

 

Christ Our Hope Campaign has been postponed Indefinitely

 

 

 

 

Other News in the Area

 

 

Appeal from Refugee Resettlement Case Worker

A young man from Central American has recently been granted asylum in Vermont. He is employed in the Waterbury area and is looking for a place to live.  Willing to home share.  For more information call his case Worker, Victoria Colyer at 802-793-3527.

 

 

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.