MERCY CORPS, a newly formed group of parishioners at Saint John Vianney Catholic Church, is hosting an online book study for Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
Brother Frank Hagerty, SSE will be facilitating the Zoom meetings once a month beginning on January 21, 2021 with a final session on June 17, 2021. All sessions will begin at 7:00 PM. Plans are also in the works to sponsor a screening of the movie based on the book, once the study has finished.
Mr. Stevenson is a lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization which helps people on death row. Just Mercy is primarily about one of his clients, but contains information about our criminal justice system, the death penalty, and racial injustice. It also illustrates how unjust the death penalty can be. Pope Francis has written “the Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that ‘the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church), echoing calls from Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II for the abolition of its use.
Saint John Vianney Church will have copies of the book available for $10/copy. For more information, to make arrangements to pick up a copy of the book, or to join us, please contact Connie McDonald at SJVGoodNews@gmail.com.
Celebrate our Blessed Mother on a journey of faith and fellowship! On May 22, 2021, we will be make a 2.3 mile walk from St Joseph’s Church, 23 St Joseph Lane, Isle La Motte, to St Anne’s Shrine starting at 9 a.m. (the walk takes a little more than an hour). We will be praying the Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet while we walk for the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. Mass will be said at 11 a.m. at St Anne’s Shrine in remembrance of all aborted babies. After mass, we will have lunch. Please bring a light lunch of your own as the dining hall will not be open yet. At 1 p.m. we will be walking/praying the Stations of the Cross for Life with time after that to walk the grounds if you like. We will have closing prayers will be at 3 p.m. in the Lady of Lourdes area at the Shrine. Please follow any Vermont COVID guidelines with masks and social distancing as appropriate at the time of this event. Please contact Janice at 802-848-3834 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Renee at 802-370-2231 or email@example.com with any questions.
Take out dinner to include, BBQ Chicken, potato salad, baked beans ,Cole slaw and dessert.
Holy Hour with the Litany of Loreto and spiritual reflections on Mary by Brandon Schneider, seminarian. Confessions will be available during adoration.
Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church at 10 Washington St. Fair Haven VT will have an outdoor yard sale/flea market on Saturday, May 29th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the church to benefit the church foundation and brick repair fund. The church will have flea market items and bedding/perennial plants for sale. Lunch will be available for purchase.
The church is also offering space rental for $20 to vendors, crafters and anyone who might want to sell their garage sale items. All COVID-19 safety regulations will be in effect, and masks will be mandatory.
For more information, or to rent a space please call Dan at 802-282-9166, Bob 518-282-0063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . If you wish to donate items to the sale, please let us know, we will even pick the items up.