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:
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th:
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th:
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.
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:
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.
On Wednesday, November 2nd, there will be rosary in St. John of the Cross church in East Albany at 5:00pm. There will be refreshments to follow. Click here for directions.
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
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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Welcome Father Joseph, (left) who will be working in the St. Albans area and welcome Father Oliver, (right) who has been assigned to Trinity Parish for at least a few months.