Welcome Fr. Oliver


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

A Message from Fr. Naples

Dear parishioners. Two words go through my mind: thanksgiving and unity. The greatest gratitude goes to Christ. But among other small things, I am grateful that parishioners supported me and the parish last year. A year ago we started to ask for a little more money in each and every collection, “an extra two dollars.” The results became apparent that everyone did chip-in a little more, since we met all our income budget goals for the year. And to boot, we just did the small “Gift of Time Campaign” to restore the church clock in Barton and ended up with enough donations from parishioners, with a generous alternate bid, that this project is about to be completed, and we can immediately move on to other parish projects.
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Vermont Catholic Article about St. Theresa’s Tabernacle

The Diocese of Burlington’s Vermont Catholic website has published an article on about the list of names discovered inside the tabernacle from St. Theresa’s church in Orleans during the recent restoration of the tabernacle. It includes an interview with Fr. Naples.

Read the article by clicking here.


Homilies in the Universal Church and in Vermont

On September 7th Bishop Coyne, the Bishop of Burlington, met with all the priests of Vermont for a conference about reaching the faithful in the pews at Mass through the homily. There will be several meetings of priests this year in which the bishop

What is it that I desire to hear, or rather, what is it that I really need to hear in the Liturgy of the Word at Mass, including the homily? Some wonderful thoughts about homilies were given by Pope Francis in his 2014 exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. To read them click 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.
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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.

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