CALENDAR

Oct
16
Wed
2019
Professional development for parish administrative assistants
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Professional Development program for Parish administrative assistants

Oct
17
Thu
2019
Surviving Divorce
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hope and healing  for men and women struggling with being separated or divorced.  This small group will meet over several weeks to cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church. Participants will find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.
For further information please contact Sharon at 802-877-6585.
Please note: No new registrations after September 20

Alo movie night
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Alo is now open to ALL Catholic Women! Join us for faith, friendship, joy, and fun. Light dinner served.

Series: What is Catholicism? – “Abraham”
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Abraham is considered the “father” ― the first ancestor ― of Jews and Christians. Indeed, a host of promises were made to Abraham and his family. Do these promises have anything to do with us today? And why, if God loves him so, did God ask Abraham to kill his son? What could this story possibly mean? Talk given by Anthony Rosselli, PhD cand.

Series: What is Catholicism? — Each Thursday @ 7pm from October 2019 through April 2020, Ascension Catholic Church in Georgia will be hosting a talk exploring some topic of the Catholic faith. Lectures are low stress and designed for both the person who knows nothing as well as the person who knows quite a lot. Lectures will be around 40-50 minutes. There will be time for questions and fellowship afterwards. Talks will be given by Anthony Rosselli, PhD cand.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Nativity Arts & Crafts Show @ VT
Oct 19 all-day

Saturday, October 19th
at Nativity Parish Center
65 Canada Street, Swanton, VT
from 9am-3pm
Free Admission
40 area vendors will display their arts & crafts
Home-Made Baked Goods Table
Serving Lunch

Annual genealogy conference
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

October 19, 2019
The Vermont Genealogy Library  will host speakers on the following topics; The Expression of French-Canadian Culture in Winooski, Howard Coffin on Vermont Women in the Civil War, the Honor of Merit, and Exploring New England Town Records. We will have displays and many genealogy books for purchase. Cost is $35 with a discount for registering before October 12th.  Lunch may be purchased with registration for $10.  The conference will be held at the St. John Vianney Parish Hall from 8:30 to  4. (Please note our library will be closed on this Saturday.) Our website www.vtgenlib.org has additional details, directions and registration forms.

Birthright of Burlington Annual Fall Dinner
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please come and join us for the Birthright Annual Fall Dinner at the Holy Family/St. Lawrence Parish Hall at 5:30 on October 19th for Italian pasta, meatballs, and homemade desserts. Guest speakers will be Kevin and Lisa Laverty. For reservation call 865-0056 or email birthrightbvt@gmail.com. Cost is by donation with all proceeds to benefit Birthright of Burlington Pregnancy Service. Please RSVP by October 14th.

Oct
21
Mon
2019
7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Often called “the Church’s Best Kept Secret,” Catholic Social Teaching is a good and useful guide in living the Christian life and truly being a Light to the World. Join our discussions on how these ideals can help bring us more into a Christ-centered life.

Oct
23
Wed
2019
VCP networking breakfast
Oct 23 @ 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.
Patrick Leduc, CIO & VP of Career and Education Outreach / HR at VSAC will be the October guest 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: Patrick Leduc
9:00-9:30 Discussion / Questions / Continued networking
To register or for more information: vermontcatholic.org/vcp
Contact: vcp@vermotcatholic.org

Mater Christi School Open House
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Mater Christi School is a private Catholic school that combines rigorous, 21st-century academics with a global philosophy in the Mercy tradition. It is a close-knit community and value-centered school where families of all faiths and beliefs are welcome. From the first day of preschool through eighth grade graduation, we encourage our students to discover their gifts and talents. Register to attend our Open House and learn more about our school, or call 802-658-3992 to schedule a personal tour or shadow day for your child(ren).

Professional development for parish administrative assistants
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Professional development program for parish administrative assistants

Oct
24
Thu
2019
Surviving Divorce
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hope and healing  for men and women struggling with being separated or divorced.  This small group will meet over several weeks to cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church. Participants will find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.
For further information please contact Sharon at 802-877-6585.
Please note: No new registrations after September 20

Series: What is Catholicism? – “Moses”
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Moses’ story is one of the Old Testament’s most fascinating and memorable. The burning bush; the ten plagues; the flight through the Red Sea. These stories have even found their way into Hollywood depictions. But what did the ancient Jews and Christians think these stories meant? What did God mean when he bizarrely told Moses his name was “I AM”? What are we to make of these famous plagues? Talk given by Anthony Rosselli, PhD cand.

Series: What is Catholicism? — Each Thursday @ 7pm from October 2019 through April 2020, Ascension Catholic Church in Georgia will be hosting a talk exploring some topic of the Catholic faith. Lectures are low stress and designed for both the person who knows nothing as well as the person who knows quite a lot. Lectures will be around 40-50 minutes. There will be time for questions and fellowship afterwards. Talks will be given by Anthony Rosselli, PhD cand.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
K of C Day of Prayer for Clergy @ VT
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Vermont Knights of Columbus will sponsor a statewide Day of Prayer for Clergy on Saturday, Oct. 26. For 10 years the Knights have been having this annual day of prayer throughout Vermont.  On this day councils and parishes form a day-long prayer for the clergy from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each hour will include prayer, quiet reflection, contemplative reading and a rosary for clergy. See your church bulletin for information about a prayer service in your area.

Serve Our Neighbor Day
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Essex Catholic Community is looking for volunteers to assist with projects in our neighborhood. Please register at www.hfslvt.org by Sunday, October 20 to volunteer for projects on Saturday, October 26 from 9:00-1:00. This is a community service event and we need all the help we can get.

Basic French for translation and travel @ Vermont Genealogy Library
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

October 26, 2019
Genealogists with French-Canadian, Acadian or French ancestry often encounter the need to understand a few words or phrases in the French language.  Living in Vermont also provides opportunities to visit repositories in Quebec as well as the ancestral homes of our forebears. Marc Juneau will cover some basic French vocabulary as well as some standard grammar in this 90 minute presentation. It will include a bit of “travel French” to help us understand road signs, read maps and avoid getting lost. Two optional sessions on Tuesday afternoons will also be offered for those who wish to continue their French instruction beyond this introduction. Classes at the Vermont Genealogy Library are $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Classes run from 10:30 to noon.  The library is located on Hegeman Ave, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester.  Parking and entrance are across from the State Police. Visit our website www.vtgenlib.orgor call 802-350-1333 for more details.

Confirmation Retreat: Pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Cathedral with Bishop Coyne
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Take your 8th, 9th, or 10th Confirmation students on a pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Burlington! Students will learn about (and tour!) St. Joseph’s Cathedral, have an opportunity to prayerfully prepare for Confirmation, and learn more about the Sacrament. Bishop Coyne will join us to meet the students and share some words about Confirmation. The retreat will close with the 4:00pm Vigil Mass at the Cathedral.
Retreat Leaders: Michael Hagan (manager of religious education and catechesis) and Bill Gavin (director of youth and young adult ministry)
Space is limited and this day-retreat opportunity is first come-first served! To register, please fill out the form below and email/mail it to Michael Hagan (info below). The cost is $5/attendee and lunch is included.
Note: candidates must attend in a parish group with adult chaperones – this is not a “drop off” program.
REGISTRATION FORM
Please mail/email registrations to:
Michael Hagan – mhagan@vermontcatholic.org
ATTN: Confirmation Retreats
Diocese of Burlington
55 Joy Dr.
South Burlington, VT 05403
Here are waivers you can use for students/adults for travelling, etc. These should be handled by the parish.
Youth Registration, Medical Release and Permission Combined Form – Diocese of Burlington
Adult Medical Waiver, Liability & Photo Release Agreement – Diocese of Burlington

Roast pork supper
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Knights of Columbus Council #143251 host:
Roast Pork Supper by Chef Extraordinaire Maybelle Dumont
Saturday, October 26th 5:00pm
$12 adults, $5 kids
Fully accessible building!
MENU:
Roast Pork, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes with gravy, butternut squash, Cole slaw, rolls and butter, and a variety of homemade pies served with real whipped cream.
100% of the proceeds support Our Lady of the Angels Parish.

Harvest dance
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A night of dance, laughter and fun with music by Digital DJ. $15 per person, includes food and beverages. RSVP Judy Kanya at kanyaj@comcast.net or Eric Audette at robochef69@yahoo.com by October 18.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Annual Nativity ham dinner
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Serving baked ham, mash potatoes, squash, baked beans, coleslaw, carrots, rolls and assorted pies. Take-outs available.