CALENDAR

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Chicken pie supper
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – May 4 @ 12:00 am

Chicken Pie Supper by Maybelle Dumont
Saturday, May 4, 5 pm
Chicken Pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetable, Cole slaw
along with a variety of homemade pies. Adults $12, kids $5. Take out available.
Our Lady of the Angels Church
Corner Route 66 & Hebard Hill Road
Randolph, Vermont

Apr
22
Mon
2019
Wisdom Practice Circles hosted by Rock Point Intentional Community
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

RPIC Wisdom Practice Circles

Semi-Monthly Meetings
7 to 9 PM First Thursdays
5 to 7 PM Fourth Mondays

20 Rock Point Road
Butterfield Bldg
Bishop Booth Conference Center

Welcome and Introductions

Explorations of Wisdom Practices
as envisioned by Cynthia Bouregeault in Wisdom Way of Knowing

Sacred Chanting

Centering Contemplative Prayer

Body-Movement Meditation

Lectio Divina

Closing

Apr
23
Tue
2019
2019 Clergy Spiritual Renewal Retreat
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day

This year’s retreat, led by Rev. Larry Peacock, is titled “Spiritual Leadership in a Time of Anxiety: Finding Rest, Guidance and Courage.” Rev. Peacock is former executive director of Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center. He currently serves as director of the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, Oregon, a center for spiritual direction, programs and hospitality. Larry Peacock   Richard Rohr, Franciscan writer and teacher, says if your prayer goes deep, your whole view of the world will change from fear to connection, and you will move from being driven to being drawn, from ego consciousness to soul awareness. (From is book of meditations titled “A Spring Within Us”).   But, who has time for such prayer with all the demands of life, the polarization of communities and Holy Week services? This post-Easter retreat will give space for rest, for prayer, for community and enough content to stir our hope and rekindle our pastoral call to be spiritual leaders.   It takes …

Apr
24
Wed
2019
VCP Networking Breakfast
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

This free event will begin with networking and refreshments, followed by words from a professional development speaker, and followed by more networking and discussion.
Lisa Ventriss, President & CEO of Vermont Business Roundtable will be the April speaker.
Vermont Catholic Professionals was established in 2018 as a networking group to create fellowship of professionals that also share values of the Catholic faith. The purpose of Vermont Catholic Professionals is to join Catholic men and women and others with shared values from the business and professional communities to encourage intellectual discussions, to foster professional and faith-based relationships, and to inspire service and charity to the community in Vermont. Vermont Catholic Professionals will be hosting quarterly networking events which offer networking, refreshments, and a professional development speaker that is relevant to the business and professional communities here in Vermont.
Location: Pomerleau Alumni Center – St. Michael’s College (76 Observatory Ln., Colchester, VT 05439)
Agenda:
8:00-8:30 Networking and Refreshments
8:30-8:45 Opening remarks
8:45-9:00 Speaker
9:00-9:30 Discussion / Questions / Continued networking
To register or for more information: vermontcatholic.org/vcp
Contact: vcp@vermotcatholic.org

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Bishop Robert Barron’s Catholicism series
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Episode 1 – Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man
The strange and dangerous words of Jesus of Nazareth set up a drama that will culminate in a surprising battle between two kings, and in the wake of this conflict, an empire will be defeated – and the world will be changed. Bishop Robert Barron illuminates and explains the conviction of the Catholic Faith that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah, and the revelation of God become man. He shows how Jesus fulfills the four tasks of the Messiah, according to the Old and New Testaments, and how the living legacy of Christ, God and Messiah, is proclaimed by the Church.JoinBishop Barron as he addresses some of the most controversial questions about the life and identity of Jesus Christ and travels through the mysterious and sacred places of the Holy Land of Israel and the eternal city of Rome.
Holy Family Parish Center, Essex Junction, Vermont
Thursdays morning from 9:30 until 10:30 am starting March 7h, 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th, April 11th, April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th

St. John Vianney Relic Pilgrimage
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Veneration of the first-class relic of St. John Vianney’s incorrupt heart will take place from 6-10 pm. Priests of the diocese will lead a vespers prayer service at 7 pm with a schola, or choir. Free and open to the public.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Make A Difference – Bethany Christian Services Fundraiser @ Hampton Inn Colchester
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Make A Difference - Bethany Christian Services Fundraiser @ Hampton Inn Colchester | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Saturday, April 27, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Hampton Inn Colchester
42 Lower Mountain View Dr
Colchester, VT

Children need to know that they are safe and loved. This is the basic foundation on which their lives are built. Without this foundation, children struggle with core issues, including identity and trust. Early on, children learn to see the world as either a threatening place or a place of opportunity. Carrying this lens into adulthood, it shapes how they see their place in the world. Our goal at Bethany is to give all children a safe, loving family
— a foundation on which they can build the rest of their lives.

Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and program begin at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner is complimentary, and reservations are required. Guests will have an opportunity to financially support Bethany’s ministry.

Please RSVP by April 15, 2019

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Regional Parishes Divine Mercy Sunday Service
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, April 28 beginning at 1:30 PM at Saint Sylvester Church, 223 Church Hill Road in Graniteville. Schedule: 1:30 PM, Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration. Several Priests will be present and available for Individual Sacramental Confessions until 2:30 (or ending sooner if all Confessions have been heard) and then going immediately into the Divine Mercy Devotions (Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Solemn Benediction and Reposition). Jesus, I Trust in You! Come join in this wonderful celebration of mercy and grace that Our Lord Jesus Christ gives to each and every one of us.

Divine Mercy Sunday Devotions
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There will be Divine Mercy Sunday devotions  at St. Lawrence Church in Essex Junction on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the singing the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Confessions will be heard beginning at 2 p.m. For more information, call the rectory office at 878-5331.

Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

St. Louis Church – Highgate Center
Divine Mercy Holy Hour begins at 3:00 pm with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Confessions will be heard from 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm and also after the holy hour until all are heard.

Walkabout: Meet the Nominees for Bishop
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Arrival 5:30 PM
Start 6:00 PM
Reception 8:00 PM

Contact Information:
Mr. Robert Barton
802-263-5719
rbarton88@outlook.com

Apr
29
Mon
2019
Walkabout: Meet the Nominees for Bishop
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Arrival 9:30 AM
Start 10:00 AM
Reception 12:00 PM

Contact Information:
Ms. Elizabeth McEwen
802-464-3979
ecmcewen@gmail.com

Walkabout: Meet the Nominees for Bishop
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Arrival 5:30 PM
Start 6:00 PM
Reception 8:00 PM

Contact Information:
The Rev. Angela Emmerson
802-299-5866
angemerson6@gmail.com

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Walkabout: Meet the Nominees for Bishop
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Arrival 5:30 PM
Start 6:00 PM
Reception 8:00 PM

Contact Information:
The Rev. Bob Wilson
802 825-1530
bobwilson55@mac.com

May
2
Thu
2019
Bishop Robert Barron’s Catholicism series
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Episode 1 – Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man
The strange and dangerous words of Jesus of Nazareth set up a drama that will culminate in a surprising battle between two kings, and in the wake of this conflict, an empire will be defeated – and the world will be changed. Bishop Robert Barron illuminates and explains the conviction of the Catholic Faith that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah, and the revelation of God become man. He shows how Jesus fulfills the four tasks of the Messiah, according to the Old and New Testaments, and how the living legacy of Christ, God and Messiah, is proclaimed by the Church.JoinBishop Barron as he addresses some of the most controversial questions about the life and identity of Jesus Christ and travels through the mysterious and sacred places of the Holy Land of Israel and the eternal city of Rome.
Holy Family Parish Center, Essex Junction, Vermont
Thursdays morning from 9:30 until 10:30 am starting March 7h, 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th, April 11th, April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th

Wisdom Practice Circles hosted by Rock Point Intentional Community
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RPIC Wisdom Practice Circles

Semi-Monthly Meetings
7 to 9 PM First Thursdays
5 to 7 PM Fourth Mondays

20 Rock Point Road
Butterfield Bldg
Bishop Booth Conference Center

Welcome and Introductions

Explorations of Wisdom Practices
as envisioned by Cynthia Bouregeault in Wisdom Way of Knowing

Sacred Chanting

Centering Contemplative Prayer

Body-Movement Meditation

Lectio Divina

Closing

Tortolano concert
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A 7:30 p.m. organ concert by William Tortolano on May 2 in the St. Michael’s College Chapel is essentially a celebration of two enduring College legacies: the Chapel’s 51-year old organ, which Tortolano designed in 1966, and the 89-year old Tortolano himself.
Organist emeritus at the college, Tortolano was professor of Fine Arts for 50 years and founder and first chair of the department. This will be the 51st recital on the chapel organ, which is dedicated to him.
For the concert, excerpts from the Parish Mass by Couperin will alternate with Gregorian Chant; Jewish inspired music by Kosakoff will be introduced with Hebrew Prayers; and music written for the Sir Lawrence Olivier Richard III film by Walton will be introduced from readings in the play. The program also includes music by Froberger, Alain, and jazz-inspired harmony of American Folk songs by George Shearing.
The organ of two manuals and pedals, with 14 stops and 17 ranks, was built by Casavant Frères of Canada in 1966 and enlarged by A. David Moore Organs of Vermont in 1996. The diverse program will utilize the many colors and sounds in the acoustically superb Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel.
Tortolano’s career includes Fellowships at four Cambridge University Colleges, Yale University and Conducting Fellowships at the Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood). Pope Benedict conferred on him the Papal Honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. He also is the longtime director of a Gregorian Chant Schola that is hosted at St. Michael’s College.
The concert is free and open to the public.

May
3
Fri
2019
Sanctus Real & Dave Pettigrew @ North Avenue Alliance Church
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
4
Sat
2019
Vermont District UMW Spring Gathering
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Spring Gathering of the Vermont District United Methodist Women will be Saturday, May 4, 2019 Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program will get underway at 10:00 a.m. The Tinmouth Community UMC will host the event. Program: Vermont Prison Ministry & Concerns Speaker: Bobbi Shutts, Special Educator with the VT Department of Corrections Concerns: the out of proportion number of prisoners jailed by Vermont and sending Vermont prisoners out-of-state (to for-profit prisons). Register by contacting Ginger Phelps: gingerp46@comcast.net by April 29. Registration fee of $10 includes lunch (payable at the door). All women are welcome – you do not need to belong to a UMW unit!

May
6
Mon
2019
Sacred Ground Race Dialogue Informational Webinar
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sacred Ground Race Dialogue Series Offers Informational Webinars

Individuals or groups interested in learning more about Sacred Ground: a film-based dialogue series on race and faith, are invited to an introductory webinar hosted by Katrina Browne, Sacred Ground curriculum developer, and producer/director of the acclaimed documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.

Built around a curriculum of powerful documentary films, videos, and readings, Sacred Ground is a 10-part series that considers some of the major chapters of the United States of America’s history of race and racism. It focuses on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian American histories as they intersect with European American histories. It also invites participants to weave in the threads of personal and family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

In this webinar, Katrina Browne shares the “why and how” of the Sacred Ground series. She also walks participants through the online Sacred Ground curriculum and resources, including the password-protected pages, to provide participants with an overview of all the elements of this resource. There will also be time for questions.

This free one-hour webinar is offered at the following dates and times (registration required):

April 8 at 1:00 pm EST; Register Here
May 6 at 4:00 pm EST; Register Here
June 11 at 1:00 pm EST; Register Here

“More than a teaching tool, Sacred Ground calls us into intentional, sustained circles in which we can pray, watch, share our own stories, reflect, wonder, reckon, heal, and commit to action. Think of it as a pilgrimage in place,” notes the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers.

Click here to begin to explore the Sacred Ground webpages, and to sign up to receive additional resources. The press release for the series is here.

For questions, please contact Katrina Browne at consultantbbc@episcopalchurch.org.

Webinar support graciously provided by Episcopal Migration Ministries.