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.
Come join Trinity Parish’s new Catholic book group, meeting Thursdays at 6:30pm in the parish hall in Orleans.
It is a flexible and relaxed group that can be joined anytime. There is no need to have attended prior gatherings.
Thursdays, beginning at 6:30pm after the 5:30pm Mass at St. Theresa’s Church in Orleans next door to the parish hall.
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.
On September 8th a new translation of the ritual of marriage was put into effect. What are some of the changes to this sacred sacramental ceremony? Click here for the full story.
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.