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.
The recent successfully completed Gift of Time campaign to restore the clock in St. Paul’s church in Barton was made possible through the generous contributions of many parishioners and friends of the parish. It was suggested that donations to the campaign be made in honor of priests and religious, or in honor of loved ones for larger donations. These names will be inscribed on commemoration plaques.
Continue reading Gift of Time Remembrances Final List!
Starting Sunday, Sept. 4th, 2016, the Sunday 11:00AM Mass at St. Paul’s in Barton will permanently change to starting at 10:00AM.
Please help spread the word to anyone who might not know!
This is the only Mass time change planned. Previous plans to change the Sunday St. John Vianney Mass and the Saturday St. Paul’s Mass have been cancelled.
For weekend Mass times for all of our churches and weekday Masses, please visit our Mass times section by clicking here.
Dear Friends, there is good news to report about the project to restore the use of St. Paul’s Church Clock. Initial estimates were very expensive because this kind of work is so rare and specialized. One of the few New England companies available had given estimates of $15,500 to restore the mechanical clock, or $16,500 to install an electrical system. As things unfolded we received a wonderful alternative bid to restore the mechanics. The parish can restore the clock mechanics for $5,000 with the services of a Brownington summer resident who is a certified watchmaker. Brian Tanguay of Gardner Massachusetts has submitted this proposal, and the groundwork is being done for him to restore the clock. References from Massachusetts have given their input on other church clocks that he has restored. The parish council and finance council have been able to recommend this opportunity, and several parishioners have expressed their willingness to wind the mechanical clock periodically. The last update on the clock fund stated that parishioners had donated more than $7,000, and so we are happy to say that we have cash on hand to pay Tanguay Jewelers upon completion of the project, with some money leftover to make the gift of time plaques and accompanying aesthetic work to the clock and church. Thank you so very much to all who have made this possible!
In Christ and Mary,
Fr. Timothy Naples
Below are updated lists of all the priests/religious names submitted for the remembrance plaque, and all the loved ones’ names submitted for the $300+ donations plaque. We would like to make certain that no names are missing or misspelled before they are engraved. Please see the list below. (Click “Continue Reading” if necessary)
Continue reading The Gift of Time (Complete!)
Our summer seminarian, Steven Marchand will be giving the second of a two-part presentation for the parish speaking about how Catholicism has and does affect culture. Attendance of the first part is not necessary to attend the second part. Topics will include questions such as: How does a Catholic view the world? How does a Catholic relate with creation and spiritual realities? Do the sacraments affect my worldview? How does prayer and the liturgy affect me and the wider culture? What is the role of beauty in our lives?
Where? The parish hall right next to St. Theresa’s Church in Orleans. Click here for directions.
When? Beginning at about 6:00pm following a 5:15pm Mass in St. Theresa’s church on Thursday, July 28th, 2016.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served immediately following Mass. All are welcome! Please join us!
Registration for this event is required by July 25th.
National Catholic speaker Chris Padgett will be a featured guest at the all day gathering Gate of Mercy: A Celebration of Faith, August 7th, 2016, in Lancaster New Hampshire; just an hour drive from Barton.
Continue reading A Celebration of Faith in New Hampshire
On Tuesday, July 19th at 6:00pm, the Parish Council will meet to discuss new plans for evangelization and proposed changes to the weekend Mass schedule to allow time for a new Sunday family formation program. Fr. Naples discussed these and other parish news in the recent June 26th parish bulletin insert. Click here to read it online.
The proposed changes to Mass times are as follows:
- Sunday, 8:15AM Mass in Irasburg to move to beginning at 7:45AM or 8:00AM
- Sunday, 11:00AM Mass in Barton to move to beginning at 9:30AM or 10:00AM
- Saturday, 6:00PM Mass in Barton to move to beginning at 5:30PM, to be celebrated June through September.
All parishioners are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. They are open to non-council members. The meeting will be held in the rectory, which is right next to St. Paul’s church in Barton (Click here for directions).
Please consider praying a Novena as we present these thoughts and plans to the Lord. Nine Rosaries are recommended.
- July 17: Jubilee for Families (at St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte, Vermont)(Click here to register)
- August 21: Jubilee for Musicians.
- September 18: Jubilee for Catechists & School Teachers.
- October 16: Jubilee for the Sick (Healing Service).
- November 20: Closing of the Holy Door.
Click here to register for the Jubilee for Families.
Click here for the complete schedule with more information on the official website: VermontCatholic.org
All events will be held at the St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Burlington, except for July 17th, Jubilee for Families, which will be held at
St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte, Vermont.
Jubilee for Families: July 17, 2016 from Diocese of Burlington on Vimeo.