At the beginning of November all decorations, knick-knacks, and other loose items left on graves at St. Theresa’s Cemetery will be disposed of. If you have left any items there that you would like to save, please retrieve them before November.
Items to be disposed of include:
- All plastic
- All glass
- All loose metal
- Other loose items
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:
Trinity Parish is looking for interested individuals to fill a Pastoral Office Assistant position. The position is part-time, 20 hours per week, working in the parish office/rectory next to St. Paul’s Church in Barton, VT. Functions of the position can include: the weekly Bulletin; Parishsoft administration; acting as the Safe Environment coordinator; website management and administration; communication letters for Religious Education; scheduling parishioner request for masses; calendar management and administration. The position will require the ability to maintain records, prepare correspondence and coordinate the flow of information. The ideal candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3◦, 4◦ of the Code of Canon Law, and will be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, WordPress (a plus), and will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Willing to train. Qualified candidates should contact the parish office by clicking here.
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