“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’     Matthew 25:14-21

Mass Intentions     
This Weekend
     Saturday             3:30 PM                      Recitation of the Rosary
     November 18    4:00 PM         RIP      Clara B. O’Connor
                                                                            By:  Bill & Marlene O’Connor

     Sunday               9:30 AM                       Recitation of the Rosary
    November 19    10:00 AM         RIP   Anthony & Elizabeth Coyne                                                                                                  & Cathy Coyne Parker
                                                                          By: Betsy & Charlie Bashaw
 Daily Masses
Monday               7:00 AM            RIP      Beverly Shaughnessy
November 20                                              By: Joan Harlow   

Tuesday             7:00 AM               RIP    James Hurley
November 21                                                 By: His family
                       
Wednesday         7:00 PM            RIP       Sean Patrick Gallagher
November 22                                                By: his family 

Thursday            7:00 AM             RIP       Edward Podgurski
November 23                                                By: Ed Heyl 

Friday               No Mass
November 24           
        Next Weekend
     Saturday             3:30 PM                Recitation of the Rosary
     November 25    4:00 PM  RIP       Fr. John Whalen
                                                                     By:  Betsy & Bob Anderson

     Sunday                 9:30 AM               Recitation of the Rosary
     November 26    10:00 AM RIP     Robert Johnson (20yr death rem)
                                                                       By: His family
         
    Readings for the Week of November 20 2017
   Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/Ps 128:1-5/1 Thes 5:1-6/Mt 25:14-30
    Monday: 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63/Ps 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155,
                        158/Lk 18:35-43
    Tuesday: 2 Mc 6:18-31/Ps 3:2-8/Lk 19:1-10
    Wednesday: 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31/Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15/Lk 19:11-28
    Thursday: 1 Mc 2:15-29/Ps 50:1-2, 5-6, 14-15/Lk 19:41-44
    Friday: 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59/(Ps)1 Chr 29:10-12/Lk 19:45-48
    Saturday: 1 Mc 6:1-13/Ps 9:2-4, 6, 16, 19/Lk 20:27-40
     Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17/Ps 23:1-3, 5-6/1 Cor 15:20-26, 28/                                             Mt 25:31-46

Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of November 11, 2017 & November 12, 2017
Weekly Offertory:                                              $ 1552.25
Envelopes               $ 913.00
Loose Donations     $ 639.50
Votive Candles                                                   $   29.00
                                                                              $ 1581.25
Last Year’s Offertory Collection
November 13, 2016   $ 2222.42

LITURGICAL ROLES
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Lectors:                       John Marchica
EMHC:                         Don Shaughnessy      
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                     Bill & Marlene O’Connor, Mary Smith
                                   
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Lectors:                      Chris Hodsden
EMHC:                         Jim Aldrich
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                    David & Julie Sines

Large Window Restoration Project
Window Restoration & New Frame ~
Total Cost $ 104,600.00
Money Donated ~ $54,838.29
Amount remaining ~ $49,861.71
If you still would like to donate, there are envelopes in the vestibule and sacristy.

 Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz, Join Deacon John as he discusses with Victor Castalano, about his April 2017 pilgrammage to the Shrine of Fatima. Airs Sundays at 9:30 am / Tuesdays at 8:00 pm / Wednesday at 1:00 pm /Fridays at 2;30 pm on Fact 8 TV. If you would like to do a show with Deacon John please contact him at 802-463-4206  

Collection for Veterans
We are collecting for the Veterans again this year, there is a box in the vestibule with a list of items that are needed. Please have all donations in by the 10th of December. 

The Inland See can be viewed online at http://www.vermontcatholic.org/vcm/index.php/bulletins



Safe and Sacred
Employees and Volunteers in the diocese who previously used the VIRTUS or Sheild the Vulnerable training programs are erquired to take the training in Safe and Sacred is designed to make training accessible and convenient for both the program user and the administrators. The training program is now available for use by parishes, schools, and other Catholic organizations. Even if you are not an employee or a current volunteer, you can still take this training. Please help make a difference in the Safety of the children in our Parish and our Diocese. Thank you.
Click the link below to start. 
then click the tab for Child Safety, then down to Safe and Sacred
Pray For Healing and Comfort
Especially for: Eugene Fontaine, Armande Boright, Rick Perkins, Kathy Baldasaro, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom, James E. Waryas, Peggy Lafave, Rose Waryas,  Liz Brady, Lorraine Reynolds, Bob Hanold, Diana Jones, Adalyn Leming, Tracie Shaughnessy, Marilyn Lemoine, Bob Joy, Patrick Barry, Fr. Albert Dagnoli, Lillian Rounds, Janet Graf, Robert Fogg, Shirley Harrington, Bernie Hindes, Nick Deistler, Polly Kissell, Ted Waryas, Peter Bodner, Pitou Archambault,  Fred Waryas, Ellah Williams, Michael Snide, Maybelle Long, Joseph Mitchell, Pat Soboleski, Shirley Fontaine, Mary Clark, Christopher Johnson, Edith Weidler, Heather Rodger, Patricia Jones, Frances Hackett, Colleen Paquet, David Robarge, Frank Anderson, Veronica Simonds, Paul Dexter, Sr., Jean Ashcroft, Kathy Mcarthy, Tom Burns, JoAnn Fish, Mary Lou Fogg, Jim Nyberg, Riley McLaughlin, Cheryl Elysse Garrett, Ed Atkins, Conner Glover, Marcella Goodrich. 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.

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
This week’s Gospel speaks of how Jesus’ disciples are to conduct themselves as they await the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus taught that there is no way to predict the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven. His disciples must, therefore, remain vigilant and ready to receive the Son of Man at any time. Jesus’ parable talks about Christian discipleship using economic metaphors. Before he leaves on a journey, the master entrusts to his servants a different number of talents, giving to each according to their abilities. A talent is a coin of great value. Upon the master’s return, he finds that the first and second servants have doubled their money, and both are rewarded. The third servant, however, has only preserved what was given to him because he was afraid to lose the money. He has risked nothing; he did not even deposit the money in a bank to earn interest. This servant is punished by the master, and his talent is given to the one who brought the greatest return. Our gifts, or talents, are given to us for the service of others. If we fail to use these gifts, God’s judgment on us will be severe. On the other hand, if we make use of these gifts in service to the Kingdom of Heaven, we will be rewarded and entrusted with even more responsibilities.This Gospel reminds us that Christian spirituality is not passive or inactive. Our life of prayer helps us to discern the gifts that have been given to us by God. This prayer and discernment ought to lead us to use our gifts in the service of God and our neighbor. God’s grace allows us to share in the work of serving the Kingdom of Heaven. (Copyright © 2016 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.  www.loyolapress.com)


Advent Penance Service
Sunday December 10th at
3:00 pm. This is a combined Penance Service with All Saints Parish. Confessions will be available.


Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal: Every Thursday at 5:00 pm at St. Charles. Everyone is Welcome to join!


The Office will be closed on Thursday November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.



The Springfield Sullivan Council 2628 Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Knights of Columbus Bible Study, Panorama of the Old Testament in Springfield, at the Nolin Murray Center Thursday evenings beginning Thursday November 16, and concluding Thursday, December 21st meeting from 6:30PM to 8:00 PM, except Thanksgiving. Knights of Columbus members are encouraged to attend. Please feel free to invite male acquaintances. They need not be Knights of Columbus members, or of the Catholic faith. Please call or email with questions, or to indicate you will be attending so the material can be ordered. John Morin: (802) 885-3946morins4@vermontel.net


Please pray for the soul of Dermot Daley who passed, his funeral was on Tuesday, November 14th,
 May he rest in the peace of Christ’s love.


Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Please be generous in this week’s second collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. In the United States, one in six people lives in poverty. With this collection you support programs that address the causes of poverty and provide a sustainable future for those who are struggling across the country. In addition, 25 percent of funds collected remains in our diocese to fund local anti-poverty projects. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this collection and work on the margins. More information about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development can be found at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.


Knights of Columbus Membership Drive
The St Charles Council #753 of the Knights of Columbus will be holding a Church membership drive on Sunday, December 3 after the 10:00 am Mass. All practicing Catholic men are encouraged to join. We are always looking for new members. Please contact John Pelletier at jbpelletier2@yahoo.com or 802-289-1611, if you are interested in joining and unable to attend this Mass


St Charles Annual Cookie Walk
December 16, 2017 at the Sacred Heart/St. Charles Social Center, from 9:00 am until the cookies are gone! If you would like to donate Christmas “style” cookies, please call the Rectory at 463-3128.


The Knights of Columbus are selling Christmas cards, before and after Mass in the vestibule.


St Charles Volunteer Dinner will take place on January 21st, right after Mass, All volunteers and their spouses may attend.

We have some parishioners who need a ride to Church, if you would like to volunteer please contact the rectory at 463-3128.


to view the video of the window restoration.  





Bishop's Annual Appeal 2017
Serving God in All Things
For those of you who wish to give online to the 2017 Bishop's Annual Appeal may do so by clicking the link below.