As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”                                                                                        Luke 10:38-42

Mass Intentions
This Weekend

Saturday        3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
July 20          4:00 PM   RIP        Blicharz & Ponek Families
                                                      By:  Deacon John & Jane Blicharz

Sunday        8:30 AM                    Recitation of the Rosary
July 21         9:00 AM  RIP           Lawrence E. Dunn Sr.
                                                          By: Phyllis Weltz

Daily Masses
Monday        7:00 AM   RIP        David H. Cray     
July 22                                            By: Mary Folsom

Tuesday        7:00 AM   RIP         Kevin Brodeur (death rem)
July 23                                             By: Karen Brodeur

Wednesday   7:00 PM   RIP         Susan Gaspardino
July 24                                              By: c/o 1962

Thursday       7:00 AM   INT         Birthday Intentions
July 25                                              By: Paul Sackevich 

Friday                 No Mass
July 26  

Next Weekend
Saturday        3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
July 27           4:00 PM   RIP        Dermot Daley
                                                          By:  Phyllis Daley

Sunday        8:30 AM                     Recitation of the Rosary
July 28         9:00 AM  RIP           Nora Eno
(death rem)
                                                           By: Jim Eno

Readings for the Week of July 22, 2019
Sunday: Gn 18:1-10a/Ps 15:2-5/Col 1:24-28/Lk 10:38-42
Monday: Sg 3:1-4a or 2 Cor 5:14-17/Ps 63:2-6, 8-9/Jn 20:1-2, 11-18 
Tuesday: Ex 14:21 – 15:1/(Ps)Ex 15:8-10, 12, 17/Mt 12:46-50
Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15/Ps 78:18-19, 23-28/Mt 13:1-9
Thursday: 2 Cor 4:7-15/Ps 126:1b-6/Mt 20:20-28
Friday: Ex 20:1-17/Ps 19:8-11/Mt 13:18-23
Saturday: Ex 24:3-8/Ps 50:1b-2, 56, 14-15/Mt 13:24-30
Sunday: Gn 18:20-32/Ps 138:1-3, 6-8/Col 2:12-14/Lk 11:1-13

Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
Weekend of July 13, 2019 & July 14, 2019

Weekly Offertory:                                              $  1502.00 
Envelopes               $ 918.00
    Loose Donations     $ 574.00

Votive Candles                                                  $      23.25
                                                                             $  1525.25
Last Year’s Offertory Collection
July 15, 2018   $ 1667.50

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Lector:              Trevor McCants
EMHC:             Don Shaughnessy 
Greeters:         Charlotte Scanlon, Barbara Stickney &                                                       JoAnn Marino

Sunday July 28, 2019
Lector:             Ed Smith 
EMHC:            Julie Sines 
Greeters:          David & Julie Sines & Ann Hadley

Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz.  
Join Deacon John as he discusses The Catholic Charismatic Renewal with Deacon Dan Pudvah, Throughout the month of July. Airs Sundays at 10:00 am / Tuesdays at 8:00 pm / Saturdays at 3:00 pm on Fact 8 TV. If you would like to do a show with Deacon John please contact him at 802-463-4206 

We here at St. Charles are saddened at the passing of one of our own, Mike Shaughnessy. He was a devoted husband, loving brother and father and a fierce friend. He was a member of many committees here at St. Charles and we will miss him tremendously. Please keep his family in your prayers. Rest in Peace Mike, your friendship and kindness will be missed but never forgotten. 

Please pray for the soul of Mike Shaughnessy
who has passed. His funeral was on Saturday, July 20th.
May he rest in the peace of Christ’s love.

Pray for Healing and Comfort
Especially for: Doreen Aldrich, Verda Raymond, Daniel Bryant, Mary Frances Branch, Warren Peschl, Lois Woodard, Barb Sileski, Joseph Marion, Jr. Fr. Al Dagnoli, Paul Desruisseaux, Edith Weidler, Theresa Nauceder, Betsy Bashaw, Betsy Anderson, Frances Gallagher, Mary Damon, Grace Shelc, Tom Shelc, Ed Hindes, Maria Coyne, Mary Grippo, Madison Bills, Armande Boright, Rick Perkins, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom, Peggy Lafave, Liz Brady, Lorraine Reynolds, Tracie Shaughnessy, Bob Hanold, Adalyn Leming, Marilyn Lemoine, Patrick Barry, Robert Fogg, Bernie Hindes, Nick Deistler, Polly Kissell, Ted Waryas, Peter Bodner, Fred Waryas, Ellah Williams, Michael Snide, Maybelle Long, Joseph Mitchell, Heather Rodger, Patricia Jones, Frances Hackett, Colleen Paquet, David Robarge, Frank Anderson, Kathy Mcarthy, Tom Burns, Mary Lou Fogg, Jim Nyberg, Riley McLaughlin, Cheryl Elysse Garrett, Ed Atkins, Conner Glover.
Please contact the rectory (463-3128) if you wish Father Maria Lazar to make a sick call or bring Holy Communion to someone who is unable to attend Mass.

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The story of Jesus in the home of Martha and Mary complements the story of the Good Samaritan, which immediately precedes it in Luke's Gospel. Both stories are unique to Luke. The story of the Samaritan opens with the words “a certain man.” Today's reading opens with the words “a certain woman.” The Samaritan is an example of how a disciple should see and act. Mary is an example of how a disciple should listen. Mary, a woman, is a marginalized person in society, like the Samaritan. Both do what is not expected of them. As a woman, Mary would be expected, like Martha, to prepare hospitality for a guest. Here again Jesus breaks with the social conventions of his time. Just as a Samaritan would not be a model for neighborliness, so a woman would not sit with the men around the feet of a teacher. Both stories exemplify how a disciple is to fulfill the dual command which begins chapter 10—love of God (Mary) and love of neighbor (the Samaritan). These are the two essentials of life in the kingdom. By using the examples of a Samaritan and a woman, however, Jesus is saying something more. Social codes and boundaries were strict in Jesus' time. Yet to love God with all one's heart and one's neighbor requires breaking those rules. The Kingdom of God is a society without distinctions and boundaries between its members. It is a society that requires times for seeing and doing and also times for listening and learning at the feet of a teacher.  (Copyright © 2019 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.

Bishops Annual Appeal 2019
“Communication is part of God’s plan for us and an essential way to experience fellowship.” – Pope Francis
Improving communication was a key Diocesan Synod priority and an important evangelization tool. The Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports the award winning Vermont Catholic magazine, online news, eNews and many other communication efforts. Please help us sustain these vital programs by contributing to the 2019 annual appeal.  If you have not yet been able to respond, we ask that you consider a donation. Please visit for more information.


Joining Hands with India-Saturday July 27th
Local resident Teresa Savel has been collaborating with the Carmelites Monastics in India since 1995. Their current work, Marygold Village is based in a leprosy colony in Southern India and includes service projects working with education, organic farming, clean water, and vocational training for women and men. St. Charles’ community is invited to meet Fr. Thomas Reddy and partake in an Indian-Culture Fundraising Event at the Putney Community Center, Saturday, July 27th, 2-4:30pm.  The event will host Classical Indian Dance performances by the Triveni ensemble, Boston, MA, specialty Indian food from local Brattleboro and Keene Indian eateries, sacred art by the Cloistered Carmelite Sisters and Monastics, and  much more. (see flier on bulletin board in Church). Entrance is donation based. Come for part or all of what is sure to be an inspiring and fun afternoon!

Our Younger Generation
Today, electronic devices are often a distraction and many individuals in our younger generation are having a hard time reading social cues. This may be happening because they are communicating more through social media than face-to-face.  This week make it a goal to talk face-to-face with a younger individual without an electronic device present. Talk with them about their aspirations, who they may have helped recently and what they are doing daily to become their best version of self.  If you have an idea of how we may help the youth in our community, please contact us:

Blue Army Prayer Day and Family Picnic – August 4th Please join the Blue Army of Our Lady Fatima Vermont for a day of devotion and family picnic at St. Anne’s Shrine, lsle La Motte. Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by the rosary procession, family picnic please bring potluck dish to share or bring lunch bag (bottled water will be provided), Station of the Cross and concluding with the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m.

SHINE Missions  / August 5-10
We are delighted to share with you an amazing opportunity this coming August — Shine Missions, a national organization that sponsors weeks of service throughout the United States, is coming to Burlington!  The event will be headquartered at Rice Memorial High School, and then groups of teens and young adults will fan out throughout the community to serve those in need – particularly the homeless, elderly and needy.  We will be partnering with numerous organizations throughout the great Chittenden County area. $350 (includes all meals as well as the program).   There may be financial aid available at your local parish, or please contact the office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at if finances are an issue.  SHINE has made it clear they do not anyone NOT to participate because of financial constraints. To register please go to the Diocese website. Thank you

Hike Bingham Falls
August 16th - Bingham Falls Family and Youth Hike:  Join us at Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe for a 9:30am Mass with Father Schnobrich, followed by a hike to Bingham Falls.  Bring a bagged lunch and wear good hiking boots.  Open to the whole family!

For the kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Romans 14:17