The Proceeds of the Parish INDIAN NIGHT dinner were sent to St. Joseph’s Home for children in Vandanam India.
The Boarding School for poor children purchased a power inverter system (pictured below) to give them steady electricity in the home.
The signs made for the “Thank you Picture” say, “Thanks to Most Holy Trinity Parish, St. Joseph’s House Shines.”
On August 15th our area parishes welcomed Fr Sahaya Paul. Fr Paul is from the Diocese of Palayamkottai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. His assignment in Vermont is his first time traveling outside India. He will be here three to five years. His seminary education and formation included the following: Minor Seminary, St. Peter’s in Madurai, 2003-2004. Regency, parish in Vadiur, 2007-2008. Spiritual Orientation, St. Peter’s Seminary, Madurai, 2008-2009. Philosophy Studies, St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore, 2009-2011. Theology Studies, St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore, 2011-2015. Ordained a Deacon, April 27th, 2014, he was ordained a Priest May 3rd, 2015. He holds devotions to: The Hail Holy Queen. Mother of Perpetual Help. Divine Mercy Chaplet. Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes. Devotion to St. Paul.
WELCOME FR. PAUL TO OUR PARISH!
The following is the the bishop’s August 22nd letter, followed by links to statements posted on the website for the Diocese of Burlington
August 22, 2018
Memorial of the Queenship of Mary
I want to begin by thanking you for your continued faith despite the recent scandals rocking the Church in the United States. I am particularly saddened for the victims of clergy abuse and their families. Please pray for them.
None of these new disclosures is connected to our Diocese, but they affect us collectively as Catholics. Like you, I have found myself frustrated, angry, and outraged as I have read and learned more and more about the Archbishop McCarrick scandal and the Pennsylvania report. I am embarrassed and ashamed as a Catholic and, most especially, as a priest and a bishop.
I long for the day when we will have turned the corner on the sinful behavior of our clergy and shepherds. I am comforted that Jesus Christ does not leave his Church orphans. We are regularly reminded that God will never forsake the men and women of good hearts and strong faith who remain true to him. He will be with us until the end of time.
As I hope you know, our Diocese is committed to the safety of our children. I pledge to continue to be active and vigilant in rooting out sin and evil in this institution we love so much.
Please keep our priests who have been true and honorable shepherds in your hearts and your prayers. They are often judged and vilified based on the evil done by others. They need your love and affection.
May I conclude by asking for the continuing intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church to help us all to persevere in hope and in spreading the good news of salvation in her Son Jesus Christ.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne
Bishop of Burlington
Statement: Initial response to the scandals and sin rocking our Church
Statement: Statement of the Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne, Bishop of Burlington, concerning the former St. Joseph’s Orphanage
Pope Francis has written a new Apostolic Exhortation on the call to holiness for every believer and for every person.
Click here to read the exhortation on the Vatican website
Click here for the PDF version
Our Families in Family Formation learned about the Anointing of the Sick and Last Rites in the last parent and adult class.
Here is Fr. Naples’ video which was made for this catechesis. (Click to open new window through Google).
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.
The Diocese of Burlington has recommended an informational pamphlet created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It lists 25 tips for helping children stay safe. Click the link below to read the article:
25 Child Safety Tips
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.