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
Most Holy Trinity Parish shares the news that Bishop Christopher Coyne has called for a synod in the Diocese of Burlington.
Click Here to see the announcement from Vermont Catholic Magazine.
The Diocese of Burlington will observe a “Year of Creation” during 2017. The diocesan-wide Year of Creation will entertain an intentional, heightened focus on ecological justice. Various events, initiatives, and resources will be made available to better educate on and encourage embracement of Pope Francis’ message in his 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.”
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.
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.
- 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.
The Diocese of Burlington is pleased to announce the first annual Vermont Catholic Youth Serve (VCYS) June 24-26, 2016, formerly known as the Vermont Catholic Youth Conference. Take a vacation from the world, and go on a real adventure into the life of Christ, while serving our brothers and sisters in need in Vermont. There will still be fun, sun, friends, and worship during this get-a-way, but participants will take home more than just a tan — they will keep forever the memory of those they have helped in the community. VCYS.
When: June 24-26, 2016 (evening of June 24th, all day on the 25th, closing program the morning of June 26th).
Where: Lodging at UVM and serving in the Burlington area
Who: Any rising 9th graders, current high school teens and graduating seniors. Chaperones are also in demand!
Why: To show Christ’s love and mercy to the people of Vermont