Category Archives: Diocese News & Activities

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

 

The Year of Creation

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.”

Click here to read the encyclical by Pope Francis online or click here for a printable or downloadable PDF.

Vermont Catholic Article about St. Theresa’s Tabernacle

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.

Link:
http://www.vermontcatholic.org/index.php?sid=16&pid=1023&subnav_id=9999

Jubilee Year of Mercy Celebration in Burlington Schedule

  • 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.

Vermont Catholic Youth Serve in Burlington

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

How:  Click here to view more information and access the registration forms on the Diocese of Burlington’s page for VCYS.