CALENDAR

Oct
1
Sat
2022
Light of the World Retreat
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm

St. Augustine Church, Montpelier
10/1 & 10/2     8:30 am – 5:30 pm
10/3   5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Looking for purpose, meaning and direction in your life?
What is God’s plan for you?
How can I bring more of God’s light into my life?
 
Come to The Light of the World retreat at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Montpelier VT. Come for a  weekend retreat with talks, testimonials, discussions, adoration, mass and opportunities for personal connections with parishioners.
 
“The Light of the World retreat re-energized my desire to strengthen my relationship with God. I also formed precious, deep relationships with other St. Augustine parishioners that I now cherish dearly.” Past Participant
No cost to attend, must register by September 19th. Meals provided, masks optional.
 
For more information & registration, call St. Augustine Rectory: 802-223-5285
 

Oct
4
Tue
2022
The Chosen TV Series Discussion Group
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you familiar with The Chosen* TV series? This past Lent, our parishes hosted weekly discussion groups for season 1 of the show over an 8-week period. The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive! Whether or not you joined us for season 1, you are invited to join us for season 2 starting this September.

There will be 8 sessions for season 2 as well which will be held in-person on Tuesday night sessions, beginning on September 20th at St Pius X in Essex. Each session includes optional viewing of that week’s episode from 6 pm to 7 pm on the big screen TV in the Fr Murray room at St Pius X followed by the group discussion and prayer from 7 pm to 8 pm. Sign up via this link: https://essexcatholiccommunityvt.flocknote.com/signup/97532 or contact John Ludden at vtluddens@gmail.com

The Christian Crisis of Teen Doubt (3 part series)
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

The Christian Crisis of Teen Doubt (3 part series)
Young Catholics leave their faith at rates higher than almost any other religious group. Today, 79% of Catholics who have left the Church did so before age 23. As parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, we need to understand why so many young people are abandoning their faith. We must develop not only Christian hearts, but the Christian minds of our teens. Our guest speaker, Joe Blanchette, will share important insights about this problem and how we can help. You won’t want to miss this 3-part seminar!
6:30 – 7:45 PM at St. John the Evangelist, Northfield (All are welcome—pizza served at 6:00 PM)
Part 1: Dealing with Youth Doubt         Tue., Oct. 4Part 2: The Resurrection: A Hoax?       Tue. Oct. 11Part 3: Doubt: Threat or Opportunity?  Tue. Oct 18th

Oct
5
Wed
2022
What You Need To Know BEFORE YOU VOTE on Article 22/Prop 5
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Presentation:  What You Need To Know BEFORE YOU VOTE on Article 22/Prop 5
THE REAL IMPLICATIONS
PRESENTED BY: Representative Anne Donahue &
Matthew Strong, Executive Director of Vermonters for Good Government
nDate: Wednesday, Oct 5
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
PLACE: Pierson Library
5376 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482

SPONSORED BY: St. Catherine of Siena Parish

The Art of Loving God: Simple Virtues for the Christian Life Book Study
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Art of Loving God: Simple Virtues for the Christian Life…a 6 week Diocesan wide book study on Zoom to explore how we “can all do little things each day with fidelity and love.” Meetings are on alternate Wednesdays evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm starting September 7. For more information, contact Laura  at thistledewfarmvt@gmail.com. Be sure to include “Book Study” in the subject heading. 
The Art of Loving God by St. Francis de Sales, Sophia Institute Press; ISBN: 9780918477439
Week 1 – September 7 
Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2
Week 2 – September 21
Chapters 3-5
Week 3 – October 5 
Chapters 6-8
Week 4 – October 19
Chapters 9-11
Week 5 – November 2 
Chapters 12-14
Week 6 – November 16
Chapters 15-17

Oct
7
Fri
2022
SoulCore
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

9:15-10:15am, Fridays after the 8:30am Mass. SoulCore is an apostolate that intentionally engages the whole person in the sacred experience of the rosary. Integrating the prayers of the rosary with core strengthening, stretching and functional movements to nourish body & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues. A gentle path to grow in virtue and cultivate interior peace.
WHAT TO BRING: Mat, water, weights optional (1-3lbs)
WHO SHOULD COME? Everyone! SoulCore is self-paced and can be modified for any ability

Oct
8
Sat
2022
Padre Pio Devotions
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

The Padre Pio Prayer Group meets the second Saturday of each month at Holy Family Church. Rosary starts at 8:00am followed by Mass, Special Intentions for the intercession of Saint Padre Pio and then learning about Padre Pio’s life, ministry and spiritual gifts will follow in the Holy Family Parish Hall after Mass.

Blessing of the Animals
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 pm

Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 8th @ 10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Parish
Enosburg Falls

In celebration of the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi, there will be a Blessing of the Animals on the Green behind St. John the Baptist Parish Hall on Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 AM.

All people and animals are welcome, including cherished stuffed animals of our younger parishioners.

Ordination Mass
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Diocese of Burlington joyfully celebrates the ordination of seven men to the permanent diaconate by Bishop Christopher Coyne. All are invited to join us in the Cathedral for this solemn liturgy of Ordination. A reception will follow in the Cathedral Parish Hall.

Bingo
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for Bingo on Saturday evening, October 8th, at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple Street. Doors open at 5:00 PM, Bingo starts at 6:00 PM. This is a family friendly event. All cash prizes, 50/50 raffle. Refreshments sold. This event is sponsored by St. Peter’s Cemetery Committee to benefit the on-going efforts for cemetery improvements.

Oct
9
Sun
2022
Annual Harvest Dinner
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Annual Harvest Dinner at Saint Anne’s Shrine on Sunday October 9 12-2:30 PM.  Dinner follows our last scheduled 10:30 AM Mass of the pilgrimage season (for those who are interested in going to Mass here first).
Meal includes turkey, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, rolls, pie, apples, cheese and a beverage.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children 6-12 and $7 for children 5 and under.
We accept Canadian credit/debit cards but not Canadian cash. Sorry, no reservations.
We offer dining inside the Boucher building, take-out or dining outside the building at one of our picnic tables.
Questions 802.928.3362 or sas@sse.org.

3 Part Series on The Christian Crisis of Teen Doubt
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

3 Part Series on The Christian Crisis of Teen Doubt
Today, 79% of Catholics who have left the Church did so before age 23. (PRRI 2016, PEW 2016) However, the exodus starts by middle and high school.  As parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, we need to understand why so many young people are abandoning their faith and find better ways to develop Christian hearts and minds of our teens.
Join us for a 3-part series presented by Joe Blanchette on insights into this problem and how we can help our youth (and perhaps you) be better prepared to explain “why we believe what we believe” about our Catholic Faith.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, 5:30-6:45 PM.  Part 1: Dealing with Youth Doubt
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.  5:30-6:45 PM.  Part 2: The Resurrection: A Hoax?
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022.   5:30-6:45 PM.  Part 3: Doubt: A Threat or Opportunity?
The Series takes place at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, Shelburne, VT.

Oct
11
Tue
2022
The Chosen TV Series Discussion Group
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you familiar with The Chosen* TV series? This past Lent, our parishes hosted weekly discussion groups for season 1 of the show over an 8-week period. The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive! Whether or not you joined us for season 1, you are invited to join us for season 2 starting this September.

There will be 8 sessions for season 2 as well which will be held in-person on Tuesday night sessions, beginning on September 20th at St Pius X in Essex. Each session includes optional viewing of that week’s episode from 6 pm to 7 pm on the big screen TV in the Fr Murray room at St Pius X followed by the group discussion and prayer from 7 pm to 8 pm. Sign up via this link: https://essexcatholiccommunityvt.flocknote.com/signup/97532 or contact John Ludden at vtluddens@gmail.com

The Christian Crisis of Teen Doubt (3 part series)
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

The Christian Crisis of Teen Doubt (3 part series)
Young Catholics leave their faith at rates higher than almost any other religious group. Today, 79% of Catholics who have left the Church did so before age 23. As parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, we need to understand why so many young people are abandoning their faith. We must develop not only Christian hearts, but the Christian minds of our teens. Our guest speaker, Joe Blanchette, will share important insights about this problem and how we can help. You won’t want to miss this 3-part seminar!
6:30 – 7:45 PM at St. John the Evangelist, Northfield (All are welcome—pizza served at 6:00 PM)
Part 1: Dealing with Youth Doubt         Tue., Oct. 4Part 2: The Resurrection: A Hoax?       Tue. Oct. 11Part 3: Doubt: Threat or Opportunity?  Tue. Oct 18th

The Creed Professed
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Creed Professed: a seminar on Part I of the U. S. Catholic Catechism for Adults as part of the Diocesan’s “Year of Communion: Unity in Creed, Worship and Life.” Bi-weekly by zoom Tuesdays 7-8 pm May 10-Nov 8. For information and to register: studythecreed@gmail.com
Tuesday Ch. Title
11-Oct 11 The Four Marks of the Church

Oct
14
Fri
2022
SoulCore
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

9:15-10:15am, Fridays after the 8:30am Mass. SoulCore is an apostolate that intentionally engages the whole person in the sacred experience of the rosary. Integrating the prayers of the rosary with core strengthening, stretching and functional movements to nourish body & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues. A gentle path to grow in virtue and cultivate interior peace.
WHAT TO BRING: Mat, water, weights optional (1-3lbs)
WHO SHOULD COME? Everyone! SoulCore is self-paced and can be modified for any ability

WorldWide Marriage Encounter Weekend
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm

This Weekend Experience offers married couples, priests, and religious an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives.  Any married couple that desires a richer, fuller life together deserves a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. These Experiences are designed to deepen and enrich the joys a couple shares together, whether they have been married for a short time or even many years.
Join us at the Lodge at Millstone Hill in Barre, the heart of Vermont’s granite industry. Millstone Hill offers amazing autumn colors, hiking/biking trails, historic quarries, and more.
This experience is “non-residential”. Local couples can drive from home. Others can rent a room at the Lodge, or park their RV/Camper on the property.Contact Gary and Lynn Root with any questions at 802-456-8114

For Lodge Room reservations for this call Frankie at 802-578-2525(do not reserve online).
About the Facility, You can find more information about the Lodge at https://millstonehill.comPlease apply for the Experience before making a room reservation. https://wwmevtw.org/applyWeekend.php

Organization:  WorldWide Marriage Encounter Vermont
What: WorldWide Marriage Encounter Weekend Experience (the first in-person weekend in 3 years)
When: October 14-16
Where: The Lodge at Millstone Hill, Barre VT

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/425331266248456
Application link: https://wwmevtw.org/applyWeekend.php

Oct
15
Sat
2022
St. Peter’s Cemetery Committee Craft Fair with Bake Sale & Luncheon
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, October  15th  from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall (85 So. Maple St.) in Vergennes. Come shop our handmade crafts!  This event benefits the on-going efforts for cemetery improvements.

Oct
16
Sun
2022
Third Annual Celebration in Honor of St. John Henry Newman
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday October 16 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holy Family Parish Hall in Essex Junction
Chanted Solemn Vespers followed by dinner and two presentations
Please RSVP by October 10th: vermontnewman@gmail.com
$15 per guest/ $25 for two / $10 for every additional guest

Oct
18
Tue
2022
The Chosen TV Series Discussion Group
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you familiar with The Chosen* TV series? This past Lent, our parishes hosted weekly discussion groups for season 1 of the show over an 8-week period. The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive! Whether or not you joined us for season 1, you are invited to join us for season 2 starting this September.

There will be 8 sessions for season 2 as well which will be held in-person on Tuesday night sessions, beginning on September 20th at St Pius X in Essex. Each session includes optional viewing of that week’s episode from 6 pm to 7 pm on the big screen TV in the Fr Murray room at St Pius X followed by the group discussion and prayer from 7 pm to 8 pm. Sign up via this link: https://essexcatholiccommunityvt.flocknote.com/signup/97532 or contact John Ludden at vtluddens@gmail.com