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Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th:
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th:
- 9:30AM at St. John Vianney Church in Irasburg
There will NOT be a normal 10:00am or 8:15am Mass on Christmas Weekend. Normal Mass times will resume the weekend of January 1st.
Christmas Message from Trinity Parish
Christmas Prayers and Blessings from the Catholic Community of Most Holy Trinity Parish, including St. Paul’s Church in Barton, St. Theresa’s Church in Orleans, St. John Vianney Church in Irasburg, St. John of the Cross Church in East Albany, and the Catholic faithful of Brownington, Westmore, Albany, Glover, West Glover, and beyond,
United in faith to our Vermont Shepherd, Bishop Christopher Coyne, and our Holy Father Pope Francis,
We celebrate this most holy season, along with all our Christian brothers and sisters of every ecclesial community, with good will to all people of faith in every religion and to community members who work with us for peace and the betterment of all people.
The Diocese of Burlington will observe a “Year of Creation” during 2017. The diocesan-wide Year of Creation will entertain an intentional, heightened focus on ecological justice. Various events, initiatives, and resources will be made available to better educate on and encourage embracement of Pope Francis’ message in his 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.”
Thursday, December 8th, 2016, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation. The Mass times at Trinity Parish for this holy day are listed below. Attendance of the 6:00PM Vigil Mass on Wednesday fulfills Mass attendance for the holy day.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016:
- 6:00PM at St. Paul’s Church in Barton
Thursday, December 8th, 2016:
Trinity Parish will be hosting one of the first advent penance services on Sunday, Nov. 27th with other priests from the area visiting to hear confessions until all have been heard.
If you are unable to attend ours, other area parishes are also holding penance services:
- Sunday, Nov. 27 – 2:00 pm – Queen of All Saints, Hardwick (Click here for their parish website)
- Sunday, Dec. 11 – 2:00 pm – Sacred Heart, Troy (Click here for their parish website)
- Sunday, Dec. 18 – 3:30 pm – St. Mary, Newport (Click here for their parish website)
- Sunday, Dec. 18 – 4:00 pm – St. Elizabeth, Lyndonville (Click here for their parish website)
On Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24th, 2016, Trinity Parish will have Mass at 9:00am at St. Theresa’s Church in Orleans. Click here for directions.
On Saturday, November 5th, 2016, there will be a special Latin Mass for All Souls Remembrances at 6:00pm in St. Paul’s in Barton.
This will be the final regular recurring Saturday 6:00pm Mass at St. Paul’s until Summer 2017.
For other Mass times at Trinity Parish churches please visit our Mass times section.
All Saints Day, November 1st, 2016, is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Mass schedule for it is as follows:
- Monday, October 31st – 5:30pm in St. Theresa’s in Orleans
- Tuesday, November 1st – 8:30am & 6:00pm in St. Paul’s in Barton
Attendance of the 5:30pm Vigil Mass at St. Theresa’s the day before All Saints Day does fulfill Mass attendance obligation for the Holy Day. For other Mass time listings please visit our Mass times section by clicking here.
Month of All Souls
November is the month of all souls. Pray for the faithful departed. Names of relatives and friends who have passed away can be named on parish All Souls Day envelopes. These envelopes and names will be placed on the altar for several All Souls Masses in the month. All Saints Day (Nov. 1) is a Holy Day of Obligation; All Souls Day is not, however many pious devotions are enjoyed by Catholics on All Souls Day, which strengthen the Catholic Faith in Christ our Savior.
Trinity Parish welcomes Fr. Rod Oliver Saligan (Fr. Oliver) from the Philippines. He will be assigned with Fr. Tim for at least three months, and offering his priestly ministry to Trinity Parish and anywhere else needed. In January a plan is in place to share priests between Trinity Parish of Barton, Orleans, and Irasburg, and the parishes of North Troy, Troy, and Lowell.
Facts about Fr. Oliver:
- Did 10 years in seminary
- Ordained a priest January 11, 2005
- A priest of the Diocese of Tagbilaran
- Oldest of three brothers
- He is one of three Saligan priests in the Philippines that he knows of
- Has owned four motorcycles
- Enjoys dirt biking
- Has a dog named Dolly
- Confirmation name is St. Nicholas of Tolentine
- Favorite Food: Adobo
- Wants to try snowmobiling