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Liturgy Schedule for This Week


Day Month Date Time Church Intention
Saturday May 18 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Parishioners and Visitors
Saturday May 18 6:00 PM Our Lady of the Snows Francesca Puntillo by Canstance LaMantia
Sunday May 19 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Kyle Magnus by family
Sunday May 19 11:00 AM St. Patrick Church John Basile by Kathleen Basile
Monday May 20 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Mike Wood by Marsha Wood
Tuesday May 21 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Isidore Godin by Diane Murray
Wednesday May 22 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Bub Blumenstock by Jackie Jones
Thursday May 23 No Mass
Friday May 24 8:00 AM St. Andrew Church Antonio Puntillo by Constance LaMantia
Saturday May 25 4:00 PM St. Andrew Church Rolland Dagenais by Bernadette Dagenais and family
Saturday May 25 6:00 PM St. Andrew Church Ann Goot by Patty Gardner
Sunday May 26 9:00 AM St. Andrew Church Al Gardner by Patty, David and Jennifer
Sunday May 26 11:00 AM St. Andrew Church Roland Brosseau by the Mercure family

Last Weekends Collections

Parish Offertory Insurance Fuel
St. Andrew Parish $1284; Waterbury Food Shelf Donations $50 $50
Our Lady of the Snows/Saint Patrick Parish $1030

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

 

Rest in Peace

We pray for the Eternal Rest, Peace and Life of Frances Mercurio, mother of Diane Wheaton and Lisa Johnson of St. Andrew Parish.  May the Love of Christ and Consolation be with those who mourn her loss.

 

Welcome to the Church

We welcome to our parish and the Church, Adalyn Kellie Pecor, baptized at St. Andrew Church, daughter of Harley Pecor.

 

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, 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, John B. 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.

 

 

Scholarships Available to Graduating Seniors – Deadline:  Monday, May 27th

Knights of Columbus Father Logue Scholar’s Award

 Evalena K. Breen Service Award

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

Applications are available on Bulletin Board at entrance of St. Andrew Church, or call Rectory (244-7734).

 

2019 Annual Bishop’s Appeal

Thank you to everyone who responded to our In-Pew Phase last weekend.  The Bishop’s Appeal supports ministries that impact all our parishes as well as new initiatives that prepare laity for leadership positions that will create a more vibrant Catholic Church.  The second cycle of lay ministry and diaconate formation classes has begun with a committed cohort of men and women dedicated to two years of study and prayer to become parish leaders.  Thanks to your support of the Annual Bishop’s Appeal, we are able to offer programs like these while sustaining key ministries.  There are brochures, pledge cards and donation envelopes in each church that provide additional details about your gift at work.  If you have not done so yet, we ask that you take a moment to complete a pledge card.  Please put “0” if you cannot make a gift at this time so that you do not receive future solicitations.  You also may make a gift online on the new easier-to-use giving platform: vermontcatholic.org/giveonline.

 

Two Priests to be Ordained

Deacons Kevin Chalifoux and Robert Little have been called to the Order of Priesthood and will be ordained by Bishop Coyne on June 10, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Burlington.  All are invited to attend!

 

Holy Hour for Vocations

Please join the priests of the Diocese of Burlington on Friday, June 14th at the Catholic Center at UVM for a Holy Hour of Adoration for Vocations from 6-7 PM. The Diocesan Priest Schola will be singing  Vespers during the Holy Hour and the Knights of Columbus DeGoesbriand Council #279 and the Vocation Office will be sponsoring a BBQ immediately following.  All are invited – please RSVP for the BBQ to Susan Wing at susan@vermontcatholic.org.

 

      

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

             *Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program – Next class on Wednesday, May 15th from 3:30– 5:30 PM for preschool through Grade 6.  Amy Miller, Coordinator (802-249-8888).

 

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Project

Our three churches collected a record total $1,685.24, including the proceeds from the Bake Sale facilitated by the 7/8 Grade Class, and the matching fund grant of $300 from an anonymous parishioner!  Special thanks to everyone who participated in this Lenten project!

 

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

 

Spring Vendor/Crafter Sale at Wesley United Methodist Church, Saturday, May 18 – 9 AM – 3 PM

Variety of Craft items; Food sale; homemade quilt will be raffled off; lunch available, Questions?  Call Bev Young 802-244-8190.  Proceeds will benefit Wesley Methodist Church.

 

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.

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

The Society of St. Edmund will hold a 5-Day Silent Retreat in the Ignatian tradition from June 23rd to 28th, 2019 at St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte. Using principles from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, retreatants will be invited to contemplate scripture passages, celebrate daily Eucharist and meet with a Spiritual Director each day. Spiritual Directors are trained for this type of retreat and will serve as companions/co-discerners of the Spirit during the retreat. Applicants should be comfortable maintaining an atmosphere of silence and be able to share their prayer experience with a Spiritual Director in a daily meeting of about forty-five minutes. The retreat begins at 7PM on Sunday, June 23rd and concludes with lunch on Friday, June 28th. Cost: $500. Applications/information can be obtained by calling the Shrine at (802) 928-3362 or via email at fstanne@pshift.com. Space is limited due to single room accommodations.