Letter from Bishop Coyne: Letter Fr. Tim Naples re Masses 2017
We are sad to bid our parish priest Fr. Roger Charbonneau goodbye as he returns to retirement. Our prayers of gratitude and thanksgiving go with him for the winter, and we hope to welcome him to our summer celebrations.
Due to a shortage of priests, a new parochial vicar cannot yet be assigned. Therefore the following changes are immediately being made to the Mass schedules for Most Holy Trinity Parish and the Catholic churches in North Troy, Troy, and Lowell
Trinity Parish Weekend Masses
- Orleans: St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 44 East Street. Masses Saturdays 4:00 PM and Sundays 10:30 AM.
- For now there is no Sunday Mass at St. Paul’s Church in Barton.
- For now there is no Sunday Mass at St. John Vianney Church in Irasburg.
The Catholic Churches in Troy, North Troy, and Lowell
- Troy: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 130 S. Pleasant Street. Masses Saturdays 6:00 P.M. and Sundays 8:00 A.M.
- For now there is no Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Lowell.
- For now there is no Sunday Mass at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in North Troy.
We fervently implore your prayers for the Catholic communities affected by these interim plans. May the grace and fervor of a deep faith in Jesus Christ turn all of these inconveniences into a fruitful harvest for the Kingdom of God and the salvation of souls.
The last 6:00pm Saturday evening Vigil Mass at St. Paul’s in Barton will be on Saturday, October 28, 2017. This is a recurring change in our yearly schedule to reduce heating costs. Current plans are for the 6:00pm Mass to resume next Summer in May of 2018.
The November/Winter Trinity Parish weekend Mass schedule will be as follows:
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– Sincerely, in Christ, with Mary, Fr. Tim Naples, Pastor
The National Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for parishes to take up a special collection for the National Catholic Charities of the USCCB for the flood relief of families and properties damaged in Hurricane Harvey. On September 9th and 10 Trinity Parish replaced its monthly collection for evangelization and catechesis with a special collection for National Catholic Charities Disaster Relief.
With the continuing need for help for victims of multiple hurricanes in many locations, donations are still being encouraged. Call 1-800-919-9338 to donate by phone or click the link below for the Catholic Charities USA disaster relief online donation page.
Catholic Charities USA: Donate Online
Catholic Charities USA: Information page
Donations can also be made to Catholic Charities USA via SMS text: Text CCUSADISASTER to 71777
The Knights of Columbus also have disaster relief funds accepting donations. Links are below:
This September issue is the first of Vermont Catholic magazine’s new distribution system. All who have donated $24 or more to the 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal should have received a copy of the magazine delivered to their home address the first weekend of September. Additional copies are available in the back of St. Paul’s in Barton, St. Theresa’s in Orleans, and St. John Vianney in Irasburg to be shared with family and friends. Trinity Parish no longer takes up a quarterly collection for donations to the Vermont Catholic Magazine. This is considered another part of the new parish collection for Evangelization and Catechesis. However, those who benefit from the free issues in the church can always make a donation. Suggested is $5 per issue.
At the beginning of 2017 Bishop Coyne invited the Catholic Church of Vermont to observe and celebrate a Year of Creation, an intentional, heightened focus on implementation of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home which highlights the urgency of the global climate crisis (Click here to read the encyclical). On Sunday, September 30th, from 10am to 5pm, the Diocese of Burlington will hold one of the main events of the Year of Creation, a day-long conference at Saint Michael’s College. The intent is to bring together people from across the state and region to discuss the care that we must have for God’s creation. The keynote address will be by Dr. Carolyn Woo, former CEO of Catholic Relief Services. Dr. Woo will share her firsthand experiences of the effect of environmental degradation on developing communities. For more information click here for the VermontCatholic.org information page
Our 2017 Totus Tuus team who joined Trinity Parish this Summer has sent us a short “thank you” video where they tell us what their favorite parts of Totus Tuus was this year. View the video below.
Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017 will be St. Paul’s School’s annual golf tournament at the Barton Golf Club. $40 per person includes golf, meal, and prizes. Limited space. Sign up your team today! Co-sponsored by Catholic Financial Life and Most Holy Trinity Parish.
For more information and to register find the contact phone number in the parish bulletin, or contact the parish office and ask for the phone number of Barb, the golf tournament contact from the bulletin.
At a recent 10:00 Mass I shared that a letter might be published in the Barton Chronicle by me regarding the fair. Since it was published, and parts of it are a true matter of debate, I wrote an extensive consideration on my blog. Click here to read it.
God bless you,
Come to the big tent at the Orleans County Fair in Barton on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, at 6:00PM for the 2nd annual United Worship by One In Christ Ministries and Pastor Matt Preston. See the video below:
For more information contact Pastor Matt Preston at: email@example.com