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6:00PM Mass Ending for 2017

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:

Parish Job Opening: Pastoral Office Assistant

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.

Hurricane Relief

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:

Vermont Catholic Magazine Sept. Issue

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.

Action for Ecological Justice: Celebrating a Year of Creation

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

 

St. Paul’s Catholic School’s Annual Golf Tournament

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.