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Christmas Mass Schedule 2016

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th:

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th:

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 Year of Creation

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.”

Click here to read the encyclical by Pope Francis online or click here for a printable or downloadable PDF.

Holy Day: The Immaculate Conception

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:

Thursday, December 8th, 2016:

Advent Confession Schedule 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)

Confessions are also available at Trinity Parish every weekend or anytime by appointment. Visit our Sacraments page by clicking here for more information.

All Saints Day Mass Schedule 2016

All Saints Day, November 1st, 2016, is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Mass schedule for it is as follows:

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.

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

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