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

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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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Parish Mission at St. Theresa’s in Orleans

Come join us at 5:00pm, Monday March 3rd through Thursday March 10th at St. Theresa’s in Orleans for our Parish Mission.

Every evening of the Mission will start at 5:00pm with snacks available and 5:15pm talk and presentations in the Orleans parish hall. Then moving to the church  there will be 5:45pm confessions available, 6:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Mass at 6:15pm.

Presentation Schedule

Because of the very busy schedules of the priests the presentation topics for each night have changed. Please attend the final two nights to find out the topic of the presentation for each evening.

    • Wednesday, March 9th
    • Thursday, March 10th

Lent Confession Opportunities 2016

Penance Service

Priests from St. Johnsbury will be joining Fr. Naples to hear confessions at our Lenten penance service:

Parish Mission

As part of the Parish Mission there will be confessions heard at 5:45pm in St. Theresa’s in Orleans. Monday March 7th through Thursday March 10th.

  • Monday, March 7th – 5:45pm Orleans
  • Tuesday, March 8th – 5:45pm Orleans
  • Wednesday, March 9th – 5:45pm Orleans
  • Thursday, March 10th – 5:45pm Orleans

For more information about the Parish Mission, click here.

Eucharistic Adoration – March 16th

Fr. Naples will hear confessions during Eucharistic adoration on March 16th:

Fridays in Lent

Fr. Naples is hearing confessions at 3:30pm at St. Paul’s in Barton. on every Friday in Lent, following Stations of the Cross at 3:00pm.

Regular Weekends

Before Mass on weekends Fr. Naples is regularly available for confession:

By Appointment

Fr. Naples will hear confession anytime by appointment. Contact the Parish office and ask to speak to Fr. Naples to schedule a time. Click here for the Parish office’s contact information.

For more information about confession and reconciliation please see our Sacraments page by clicking here.

A Lenten Prayer to Mary: Ave Regina Caelorum

Ave Regina Caelorum will be sung at the close of Mass at St. John Vianney in Irasburg and St. Paul’s in Barton. Listen to Fr. Naples’ recording below.

Latin English
Ave, Regina Caelorum
Ave, Regina caelorum,
Ave, Domina Angelorum:
Salve, radix, salve, porta
Ex qua mundo lux est orta:
Gaude, Virgo gloriosa,
Super omnes speciosa,
Vale, o valde decora,
Et pro nobis Christum exora.
Hail, O Queen of Heaven
Welcome, O Queen of Heaven.
Welcome, O Lady of Angels
Hail! thou root, hail! thou gate
From whom unto the world, a light has arisen:
Rejoice, O glorious Virgin,
Lovely beyond all others,
Farewell, most beautiful maiden,
And pray for us to Christ.

Audio


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