St. Paul’s Sunday Mass Time Change – 10am

Starting Sunday, Sept. 4th, 2016, the Sunday 11:00AM Mass at St. Paul’s in Barton will permanently change to starting at 10:00AM.

Please help spread the word to anyone who might not know!

This is the only Mass time change planned. Previous plans to change the Sunday St. John Vianney Mass and the Saturday St. Paul’s Mass have been cancelled.

For weekend Mass times for all of our churches and weekday Masses, please visit our Mass times section by clicking here.

Gift of Time Remembrances Final List!

The recent successfully completed Gift of Time campaign to restore the clock in St. Paul’s church in Barton was made possible through the generous contributions of many parishioners and friends of the parish. It was suggested that donations to the campaign be made in honor of priests and religious, or in honor of loved ones for larger donations. These names will be inscribed on commemoration plaques.

Below are the final lists of names submitted for the plaques. If you see any misspellings or other errors, or if you submitted a name which does not appear here, please contact the parish office (click here) so that we may make any corrections before the plaques are finalized.

Loved Ones

Jason A. Berard
Maria “Loli” Berard
Germain Bonin
Monique Campbell
Thomas P. Giglio
Michael & Marie Peck / Howard & Mae Taylor
Mark Noel Perry
Noel Albert Perry
Fernand, Michael, Brian, & Dennis Preseault

Priests/Religious

Fr. Albert “Skip” Baltz
Fr. Paul Bouffard
Fr. Philip Brannon
Sr. Lydia Dargie
Fr. Charles Davignon
Fr. Patrick Forman
Fr. Armand Fortin
Fr. Wilfred Gelineau
Leona LaClair (Sr. Gertrude)
Fr. William Laliberte
Fr. Philip Lamothe
Fr. James Mattison
Fr. Armand Morin
Fr. Taurinus Muchunguzi
Fr. Normand Nadeau
Fr. Timothy Naples
Fr. Sixmund Nyabenda
Sr. Albertine Parent
Sr. Jean D’Arc Poirier / Ste. Bernadette
Fr. Forrest Rouelle
Fr. Daniel Rupp

The Gift of Time (Complete!)

Dear Friends, there is good news to report about the project to restore the use of St. Paul’s Church Clock. Initial estimates were very expensive because this kind of work is so rare and specialized. One of the few New England companies available had given estimates of $15,500 to restore the mechanical clock, or $16,500 to install an electrical system. As things unfolded we received a wonderful alternative bid to restore the mechanics. The parish can restore the clock mechanics for $5,000 with the services of a Brownington summer resident who is a certified watchmaker. Brian Tanguay of Gardner Massachusetts has submitted this proposal, and the groundwork is being done for him to restore the clock. References from Massachusetts have given their input on other church clocks that he has restored. The parish council and finance council have been able to recommend this opportunity, and several parishioners have expressed their willingness to wind the mechanical clock periodically. The last update on the clock fund stated that parishioners had donated more than $7,000, and so we are happy to say that we have cash on hand to pay Tanguay Jewelers upon completion of the project, with some money leftover to make the gift of time plaques and accompanying aesthetic work to the clock and church. Thank you so very much to all who have made this possible!
In Christ and Mary,
Fr. Timothy Naples

Below are updated lists of all the priests/religious names submitted for the remembrance plaque, and all the loved ones’ names submitted for the $300+ donations plaque. We would like to make certain that no names are missing or misspelled before they are engraved. Please see the list below. (Click “Continue Reading” if necessary)

Continue reading The Gift of Time (Complete!)

Presentation by Our Summer Seminarian

Our summer seminarian, Steven Marchand will be giving the second of a two-part presentation for the parish speaking about how Catholicism has and does affect culture. Attendance of the first part is not necessary to attend the second part. Topics will include questions such as: How does a Catholic view the world? How does a Catholic relate with creation and spiritual realities? Do the sacraments affect my worldview? How does prayer and the liturgy affect me and the wider culture? What is the role of beauty in our lives?

Where? The parish hall right next to St. Theresa’s Church in Orleans. Click here for directions.

When? Beginning at about 6:00pm following a 5:15pm Mass in St. Theresa’s church on Thursday, July 28th, 2016.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served immediately following Mass. All are welcome! Please join us!

Parish Council Meeting to Discuss Evangelization & Mass Time Changes

On  Tuesday, July 19th at 6:00pm, the Parish Council will meet to discuss new plans for evangelization and proposed changes to the weekend Mass schedule to allow time for a new Sunday family formation program. Fr. Naples discussed these and other parish news in the recent June 26th parish bulletin insert. Click here to read it online.

The proposed changes to Mass times are as follows:

  • Sunday, 8:15AM Mass in Irasburg to move to beginning at 7:45AM or 8:00AM
  • Sunday, 11:00AM Mass in Barton to move to beginning at 9:30AM or 10:00AM
  • Saturday, 6:00PM Mass in Barton to move to beginning at 5:30PM, to be celebrated June through September.

All parishioners are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. They are open to non-council members. The meeting will be held in the rectory, which is right next to St. Paul’s church in Barton (Click here for directions).

Please consider praying a Novena as we present these thoughts and plans to the Lord. Nine Rosaries are recommended.

 

Special Parish Announcement

Dear Parishioners,

In this special parish announcement you will find some crucial information for our parish plans, put out with invitations to participate in the mission of Christ, a mission to respond to our current times and circumstances as faithful Catholic believers. You will also find some major proposals for the parish:

• My proposed changes to weekend Mass times
• A short appeal for financial support of our family programs
• New suggestions for parish donation practices
• A new parish second collection to focus our mission in terms of our parish budget
• A request for prayers in gratitude for those who have served the parish
Continue reading Special Parish Announcement

Jubilee Year of Mercy Celebration in Burlington Schedule

  • July 17: Jubilee for Families (at St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte, Vermont)(Click here to register)
  • August 21: Jubilee for Musicians.
  • September 18: Jubilee for Catechists & School Teachers.
  • October 16: Jubilee for the Sick (Healing Service).
  • November 20: Closing of the Holy Door.

Click here to register for the Jubilee for Families.

Click here for the complete schedule with more information on the official website: VermontCatholic.org

All events will be held at the St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Burlington, except for July 17th, Jubilee for Families, which will be held at
St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte, Vermont.

Jubilee for Families: July 17, 2016 from Diocese of Burlington on Vimeo.

Vespers & Prayers with Social at St. John of the Cross Church

Vespers and Prayers for the Intentions of More Priestly Vocations
At St. John of the Cross Church in East Albany
Click here for directions
Friday, June 17th, 5:30PM

Social to follow at 6:00pm with food and refreshments.
Food items welcome.

The committee of Most Holy Trinity Parish for St. John of the Cross Church will draw raffle prizes to benefit St. John of the Cross Church:

  • 1st prize: 50 Gallons Fuel Oil or Propane (Blanchard Oil, $100 value)
  • 2nd prize: Two 1/2 Gallon Jugs of Syrup (Dark Wing Maple, $75 value)
  • 3rd prize: Hand Crafted Hallway Table (Woodcrafts by Shirley, $75 value)
  • 4th prize: Handmade Afgan (Carolyn, $60 value)
  • 5th prize: Yankee Candles

Raffle tickets may be purchased immediately before the drawing.

Vermont Catholic Youth Serve in Burlington

The Diocese of Burlington is pleased to announce the first annual Vermont Catholic Youth Serve (VCYS) June 24-26, 2016, formerly known as the Vermont Catholic Youth Conference. Take a vacation from the world, and go on a real adventure into the life of Christ, while serving our brothers and sisters in need in Vermont. There will still be fun, sun, friends, and worship during this get-a-way, but participants will take home more than just a tan — they will keep forever the memory of those they have helped in the community. VCYS.

When: June 24-26, 2016 (evening of June 24th, all day on the 25th, closing program the morning of June 26th).

Where:  Lodging at UVM and serving in the Burlington area

Who: Any rising 9th graders, current high school teens and graduating seniors. Chaperones are also in demand!

Why:  To show Christ’s love and mercy to the people of Vermont

How:  Click here to view more information and access the registration forms on the Diocese of Burlington’s page for VCYS.

A Roman Catholic Parish of Vermont