Liturgy Schedule for This Week

Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday July 13 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Parishioners and Visitors
Saturday July 13 6:00 PM St. Patrick Church, Moretown Herb Williams by Gene and Virgina Scarpato
Sunday July 14 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Parishioners and Vlisitors
Sunday July 14 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Parishioners and Visitors
Monday July 15 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Souls in Purgatory
Tuesday July 16 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church John Persons by Georgeanne Baker and famly
Wednesday July 17 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Lawrence and Noella Godin by Diane and Pat Murray
Thursday July 18 No Mass
Friday July 19 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Francis Miller by the Miller McVeigh family
Saturday July 20 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Mass
Saturday July 20 6:00 PM St. Patrick Church Mass
Sunday July 21 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mass
Sunday July 21 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church Mass

Last Weekends Collections

Parish Offertory Insurance Fuel
St. Andrew Parish $1982, Online Giving $55 $196
Our Lady of the Snows/Saint Patrick Parish $1230; Online Giving (June) $1450



New Saturday Mass Location for the Mad River Valley

Starting on SATURDAY, JULY 6 through August 31st, Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church at 6:00 PM.

With decreased numbers attending Mass on Saturdays the smaller church of St. Patrick will be better suited for the Saturday celebration. Sometime in the Fall Saturday Mass will be moved back to Our Lady of the Snows. We have received support and approval for this change from the Bishop.  Father Jerry



 Reminder for Finance Council Members – Meetings Coming Up!

Agenda for each includes review of Financial Reports for fiscal year July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019, finalizing a budget for the new fiscal year and a report to the Diocese:

            St. Andrew Parish – Monday, July 22nd at 7 PM in the Rectory

            Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish:  Monday, July 29th at 7 PM at St. Patrick Church



Mark your Calendars!  St. Andrew and Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick – Parish Picnic

Our Annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 8th; Mass at St. Andrew Church at 11:15 AM; BBQ to follow.  Music for the Mass and entertainment afterward provided by Sergio/Sile Torres & Company.  Special thanks to Knights of Columbus Council 2085 for sponsoring this FREE event annually for our Parishes!  Donations of food and non-perishable food items or monetary donations will be accepted to support the Waterbury and Mad River Valley Food Shelves.


Online Giving is Now Available!

You can now make your weekly Offertory donation online! Many of you have asked for this feature, (especially those of you who cannot be here every weekend), and we are happy to finally be able to bring it to you!  Here is how to register:  Simply access our secure Parish Website:  rccwwm.org. Look for the “Giving” options at the top right side of the home page and select your parish. Note that you have the option to donate by credit card or auto-deduction from your bank account. (American Express is not currently available – coming soon). Enter your personal information and select how often you wish to donate. You will see that there is also the option to make “one time” donations.   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.  To those of you who have been asking for this feature – thank you for your patience!

      For online givers from Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish who are currently donating online through ParishSoft, that service will be terminating July 31st.



Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

There will be (2) week-long training sessions at St. Andrew Parish from August 2 – 8 and August 17 – 24.  Our parishes are hosting these events for training catechists in the CGS, which we have instituted this past year.  In addition to providing training for our own catechists, participants from out of state will also be attending these training sessions. We are asking parishioners’ help in volunteering to help provide lunches/snack donations, and perhaps some over-night accommodations (currently looking for accommodations for two women for the 2nd session).  As I have already indicated in past bulletin notices, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd has taken a great leap in popularity for providing the most unique and long lasting success in teaching our youth, but not without great effort and cost, such as the training required. Contact the Rectory if you can help. More information will come soon.  Father Jerry and Amy Miller, Coordinator, CGS


Parking at St. Andrew Church During the Waterbury Main Street Reconstruction Project

We have obtained permission from the State to use the parking lot behind St. Leo Hall for overflow parking.  This lot can be accessed from Horseshoe Drive.  Please try to leave a few parking spaces immediately adjacent to our buildings open for use by visitors and our parishioners who have mobility issues.  Thank you!



Prayers for the Sick

We pray for Isaiah Callan, Daniel Caplinger, Heidi Cervantes, Brian Chadwick, Ron Chadwick, Suzie Clark, George Chalifoux, Donna Dalton, 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, 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.



2019 Annual Bishop’s Appeal

You likely have received at least one request from Bishop Christopher Coyne requesting your support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  We are getting closer to our appeal goal and ask that you prayerfully consider the request and respond generously.  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.  We are grateful to all of those who have been able to participate and encourage others to learn more about your gift at work: bishopsappealvt.org.  As of July 8:

                St. Andrew Parish has received 61% of its goal of $20,913.

               Our Lady of the Snows/St. Patrick Parish has received 74% of its goal of $16,249



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



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. 



Youth Religious Education Classes

   Classes will resume in the Fall. A schedule of classes and newsletter will be sent out in mid- September.  Contact the Rectory (244-7734) if you have questions, or to register your child for classes in either of our programs.



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.




Other News in the Area


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.


Adoration Chapel at St. Augustine Church, Montpelier Closed for Renovations Starting July 1st

There will be regular adoration at St. Monica, Barre on Wednesdays, noon until 3 PM and at St. Augustine on Fridays, 8:30 to 9:30 AM.  (You are also welcome to come to St. Augustine to pray in front of the Tabernacle.  See Fr. Julian or Deacon Ges about lights if necessary.) We  will let you know when renovations have been completed. Thank you! Questions? Contact Deacon Gesualdo at 223-2151.