Parish Council Meeting to Discuss Evangelization & Mass Time Changes

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.

 

Special Parish Announcement

Dear Parishioners,

In this special parish announcement you will find some crucial information for our parish plans, put out with invitations to participate in the mission of Christ, a mission to respond to our current times and circumstances as faithful Catholic believers. You will also find some major proposals for the parish:

• My proposed changes to weekend Mass times
• A short appeal for financial support of our family programs
• New suggestions for parish donation practices
• A new parish second collection to focus our mission in terms of our parish budget
• A request for prayers in gratitude for those who have served the parish
Continue reading Special Parish Announcement

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.

Vespers & Prayers with Social at St. John of the Cross Church

Vespers and Prayers for the Intentions of More Priestly Vocations
At St. John of the Cross Church in East Albany
Click here for directions
Friday, June 17th, 2016 5:30PM

Social to follow at 6:00pm with food and refreshments.
Food items welcome.

The committee of Most Holy Trinity Parish for St. John of the Cross Church will draw raffle prizes to benefit St. John of the Cross Church:

  • 1st prize: 50 Gallons Fuel Oil or Propane (Blanchard Oil, $100 value)
  • 2nd prize: Two 1/2 Gallon Jugs of Syrup (Dark Wing Maple, $75 value)
  • 3rd prize: Hand Crafted Hallway Table (Woodcrafts by Shirley, $75 value)
  • 4th prize: Handmade Afgan (Carolyn, $60 value)
  • 5th prize: Yankee Candles

Raffle tickets may be purchased immediately before the drawing.

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.

Parish Feast Day Celebration

Trinity Sunday, May 22nd 2016, there will be a 3:00pm Prayer Celebration in St. Theresa’s Church and 4:00pm dinner in the parish hall. Part of the prayer celebration will be the re-installation of the tabernacle in St. Theresa’s church.
The names of the people who purchased the tabernacle in 1952 were found written on papers in the tabernacle’s interior lining. The original papers have been kept in the lining of the re-finished tabernacle. Copies of the list will be viewable at the celebration and in St. Theresa’s church. Help is wanted to decipher and record all the names.

If anyone can volunteer to help with the preparation of the dinner portion of the celebration, please contact Fr. Naples in person or contact the parish office.

The Gift of Time

A Campaign to Raise Money for the Restoration of the Clock in St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church was built in 1903 with the prayers, dedication, and hard work of area parishioners and priests. Arthur S. Redfield raised money to have a town clock installed in the steeple for all to enjoy. The clock no longer functions. Most Holy Trinity Parish would like to install an electronic actuator which will allow the clock to function again and the bells to toll. The cost of this project will be $16,000.

We have commenced fundraising for this endeavor and through the generosity of some area businesses we are on our way, but there is more to be done. For more information about the campaign please download the printable pledge card*. Thank you for any support you can give to our restoration effort.

*(Update 9/9/2016: the link to the pledge card has been removed because the campaign has finished successfully! Thank you for your support!)

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