Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th:
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th:
There will NOT be a normal 10:00am or 8:15am Mass on Christmas Weekend. Normal Mass times will resume the weekend of January 1st.
Christmas Message from Trinity Parish
Christmas Prayers and Blessings from the Catholic Community of Most Holy Trinity Parish, including St. Paul’s Church in Barton, St. Theresa’s Church in Orleans, St. John Vianney Church in Irasburg, St. John of the Cross Church in East Albany, and the Catholic faithful of Brownington, Westmore, Albany, Glover, West Glover, and beyond,
United in faith to our Vermont Shepherd, Bishop Christopher Coyne, and our Holy Father Pope Francis,
We celebrate this most holy season, along with all our Christian brothers and sisters of every ecclesial community, with good will to all people of faith in every religion and to community members who work with us for peace and the betterment of all people.
Thursday, December 8th, 2016, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation. The Mass times at Trinity Parish for this holy day are listed below. Attendance of the 6:00PM Vigil Mass on Wednesday fulfills Mass attendance for the holy day.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016:
Thursday, December 8th, 2016:
Trinity Parish will be hosting one of the first advent penance services on Sunday, Nov. 27th with other priests from the area visiting to hear confessions until all have been heard.
If you are unable to attend ours, other area parishes are also holding penance services:
- Sunday, Nov. 27 – 2:00 pm – Queen of All Saints, Hardwick (Click here for their parish website)
- Sunday, Dec. 11 – 2:00 pm – Sacred Heart, Troy (Click here for their parish website)
- Sunday, Dec. 18 – 3:30 pm – St. Mary, Newport (Click here for their parish website)
- Sunday, Dec. 18 – 4:00 pm – St. Elizabeth, Lyndonville (Click here for their parish website)
Confessions are also available at Trinity Parish every weekend or anytime by appointment. Visit our Sacraments page by clicking here for more information.
On Saturday, November 5th, 2016, there will be a special Latin Mass for All Souls Remembrances at 6:00pm in St. Paul’s in Barton.
This will be the final regular recurring Saturday 6:00pm Mass at St. Paul’s until Summer 2017.
For other Mass times at Trinity Parish churches please visit our Mass times section.
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.
Continue reading A Message from Fr. Naples
The recent successfully completed Gift of Time campaign to restore the clock in St. Paul’s church in Barton was made possible through the generous contributions of many parishioners and friends of the parish. It was suggested that donations to the campaign be made in honor of priests and religious, or in honor of loved ones for larger donations. These names will be inscribed on commemoration plaques.
Continue reading Gift of Time Remembrances Final List!
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.
Dear Friends, there is good news to report about the project to restore the use of St. Paul’s Church Clock. Initial estimates were very expensive because this kind of work is so rare and specialized. One of the few New England companies available had given estimates of $15,500 to restore the mechanical clock, or $16,500 to install an electrical system. As things unfolded we received a wonderful alternative bid to restore the mechanics. The parish can restore the clock mechanics for $5,000 with the services of a Brownington summer resident who is a certified watchmaker. Brian Tanguay of Gardner Massachusetts has submitted this proposal, and the groundwork is being done for him to restore the clock. References from Massachusetts have given their input on other church clocks that he has restored. The parish council and finance council have been able to recommend this opportunity, and several parishioners have expressed their willingness to wind the mechanical clock periodically. The last update on the clock fund stated that parishioners had donated more than $7,000, and so we are happy to say that we have cash on hand to pay Tanguay Jewelers upon completion of the project, with some money leftover to make the gift of time plaques and accompanying aesthetic work to the clock and church. Thank you so very much to all who have made this possible!
In Christ and Mary,
Fr. Timothy Naples
Below are updated lists of all the priests/religious names submitted for the remembrance plaque, and all the loved ones’ names submitted for the $300+ donations plaque. We would like to make certain that no names are missing or misspelled before they are engraved. Please see the list below. (Click “Continue Reading” if necessary)
Continue reading The Gift of Time (Complete!)