Dear parishioners. Two words go through my mind: thanksgiving and unity. The greatest gratitude goes to Christ. But among other small things, I am grateful that parishioners supported me and the parish last year. A year ago we started to ask for a little more money in each and every collection, “an extra two dollars.” The results became apparent that everyone did chip-in a little more, since we met all our income budget goals for the year. And to boot, we just did the small “Gift of Time Campaign” to restore the church clock in Barton and ended up with enough donations from parishioners, with a generous alternate bid, that this project is about to be completed, and we can immediately move on to other parish projects.
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Starting Sunday, Sept. 4th, 2016, the Sunday 11:00AM Mass at St. Paul’s in Barton will permanently change to starting at 10:00AM.
Please help spread the word to anyone who might not know!
This is the only Mass time change planned. Previous plans to change the Sunday St. John Vianney Mass and the Saturday St. Paul’s Mass have been cancelled.
For weekend Mass times for all of our churches and weekday Masses, please visit our Mass times section by clicking here.
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.
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
A cemetery Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 30th, at 9:00am at St. Theresa’s Cemetery off of the Barton Orleans Road. Click here for directions.
Mass Times for Ascension Thursday at Trinity Parish will be as follows:
The Summer time 6:00pm Saturday evening Mass at St. Paul’s in Barton will begin on May 7th, 2016. It will continue through the Summer until the end of October 2016. Attendance of this Saturday Mass fulfills Mass attendance obligation for Sunday.
Monday, March 21st
Tuesday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 23rd
Holy Thursday, March 24th
- 7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Paul’s in Barton
- Eucharistic Adoration after Mass until 9:00pm
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
Continue reading Easter & Holy Week Mass Schedule 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.“ The Mass will take place on:
For the cathedral’s address for GPS or driving directions from Google maps, click here.
Continue reading Diocese Chrism Mass 2016
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.
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