CALENDAR

Feb
21
Wed
2024
A Lenten Mission with Monsignor Lavalley
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Monsignor Lavalley will be at Holy Family Church in Essex Junction for the 8:30 am Mass to give an extended homily on the following topics;
Monday, February 19 ~ The Neglected Virtue Trust in God
Tuesday, February 20 ~ The Unwrapped Package The Gift of Monotony
Wednesday, February 21 ~ The Impostor Versus The Beggar
He will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation after each Mass.
All Masses at Holy Family and St. Pius X are livestreamed on the Essex Catholic Community website to watch live or at a later time.
Come join us as we begin our Lenten journey together.

Pro-Life Lobby Day
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Join pro-lifers from across the state! Vermont Right to Life is sponsoring this event at the State House and welcoming all pro-life Vermonters to stand up for LIFE inside the Vermont capitol and to encourage our pro-life legislators to uphold the sanctity of EVERY human life. These activities are facilitated for all attendees: wearing a pro-life button, writing messages to your Representatives and Senators, requesting to meet them, listening to legislative proceedings, enjoying a light breakfast with other pro-lifers, and reminding our legislators that pro-lifers care about all lives ~ from conception until natural death. Come with a friend!

Made for Heaven from SJV Women’s Ministry
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday, February 14, kicks off Lent and the St John Vianney Women’s Ministry program, “Made for Heaven” from Ave Maria Press.
Join us as we journey through the desert this Lent with Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR. Using video reflections from “Made for Heaven: A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation,” SJV Women’s Ministry will embark on a multimedia journey open to all women; unlatching the doorway to the grace that awaits us this season, and preparing ourselves for Heaven. Meeting Wednesdays at 9:30 AM or Thursdays at 6:30 PM during Lent, beginning on February 14/15.
Come and see. Contact Connie at sjvgoodnews@gmail.com for more information.

Evening Prayer with Green Mountain Abbey
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
22
Thu
2024
Morning Prayer with Green Mountain Abbey
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Lenten Lecture Series: Eucharistic Miracles, Marian Apparitions, & Interesting Saints
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A potluck dinner and an interesting lecture highlighting, each evening, one Eucharistic Miracle, one Marian apparition, and one interesting Saint. There will be great food, great fellowship and an opportunity to learn more about our faith.

Made for Heaven from SJV Women’s Ministry
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 14, kicks off Lent and the St John Vianney Women’s Ministry program, “Made for Heaven” from Ave Maria Press.
Join us as we journey through the desert this Lent with Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR. Using video reflections from “Made for Heaven: A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation,” SJV Women’s Ministry will embark on a multimedia journey open to all women; unlatching the doorway to the grace that awaits us this season, and preparing ourselves for Heaven. Meeting Wednesdays at 9:30 AM or Thursdays at 6:30 PM during Lent, beginning on February 14/15.
Come and see. Contact Connie at sjvgoodnews@gmail.com for more information.

THE SEARCH @ zoom
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Fr. Beaudin and Paul Turnley for Augustine Institute’s videos and discussion that explore life’s big questions:
8-Feb What do you seek?
15-Feb Who are you?
22-Feb Why a God?
29-Feb What’s our story?
7-Mar Who is Jesus?
14-Mar Am I saved?
21-Mar Why a Church?

To register and for a Study Guide and the zoom link, reply to this email or to TheSearchCOSP@gmail.com.
Watch a one minute trailer on Formed: https://watch.formed.org/videos/the-search-trailer

Evening Prayer with Green Mountain Abbey
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
23
Fri
2024
Morning Prayer with Green Mountain Abbey
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
2024 Young Adult Retreat
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm

Clergy and laity through their 30s are welcome to join the Young Adult Council of the New England Conference for the 2024 Young Adult Retreat.  Our goals are to foster connection among young adults across NEUMC and develop action items and legislation for the 2024 Annual Conference and beyond. Join us as we gather in special-interest group ministries including justice, local church, arts/writing, and family/children ministries, among others. Registration is closed

Stations & Soup Supper
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Lenten Friday Stations of the Cross followed by a supper of soup and bread.

Stations of the Cross
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We will be offering the Stations of the Cross for all interested parties.

Lenten Lecture Series: A Deep Dive into the Mass
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Potluck Supper and a detailed look at the Mass, its roots in tradition and scripture presented by Fr. Scott Gratton.

Evening Prayer with Green Mountain Abbey
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
24
Sat
2024
Morning Prayer with Green Mountain Abey
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Theology of Bread Retreat
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Sr. Paul Mary Dreger, FSE will be offering a day long retreat at All Saints Church in Richford.

Evening Prayer with Green Mountain Abbey
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
25
Sun
2024
Music Festival
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Music Festival: of a cappella liturgical music, Sunday, February 25th at Holy Family Church in Essex, organized by Father Rensch and Sharon Trani, in collaboration with Holy Family parish and Matthew Santos and a schola group from Thomas Aquinas College.  We hope to gather small choral groups to share their favorite pieces (let us know if you want to contribute), and then practice  together (music to be handed out ahead of time) and  sing at the 7:30 pm Mass. Please feel free to share the word to anyone who might be interested. Appreciative listeners are also welcome. Our goal is to warm our hearts and souls with some great music.
Schedule for the evening:
4:30—small group sharing
5:30—dinner
6:30—whole group together,
7:30 pm—sing at Mass, for those willing and able.
RSVP and questions: Sharon Trani, sltrani@verizon.net

Evening Prayer with Green Mountain Abbey
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm