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
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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!)

Easter & Holy Week Mass Schedule 2016

Monday, March 21st

Tuesday, March 22nd

Wednesday, March 23rd

Holy Thursday, March 24th

Good Friday, March 25th

Holy Saturday, March 26th

  • 7:45pm Easter Vigil Mass – St. Paul’s in Barton
  • There will not be a Saturday Mass in Orleans Easter weekend
  • Attendance of the 7:45pm Saturday Easter Vigil Mass does fulfill Mass attendance for Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, March 27th

A one meter high cross covered in plastic white flowers sits leaning against a window.
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Diocese Chrism Mass 2016

Tuesday, March 22 during Holy Week the Chrism Mass in Burlington will be celebrated. From the diocese’s announcement:
“Each year during Holy Week the bishop concelebrates what is known as the “Chrism Mass” with the priests of his diocese. In the Diocese of Burlington, the Mass is celebrated on Tuesday of Holy Week. At this Mass the holy oils (“Chrismata,” in Greek) are blessed by the bishop to be used in sacramental anointings for the coming year. Also at this Mass, the priests renew their priestly vows together before the bishop.[1] The Mass will take place on:

For the cathedral’s address for GPS or driving directions from Google maps, click here.
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