On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.     John 2:1-11


Mass Intentions
This Weekend

Saturday                  3:30 PM                        Recitation of the Rosary
January 19              4:00 PM   RIP              Fred Sackevich (bday rem)
                                                                          By: Paul Sackevich

Sunday                    9:30 AM                       Recitation of the Rosary                  
January 20             10:00 AM  RIP            Fred Shaughnessy (bday rem)
                                                                         By: his family

Daily Masses
Monday         
January 21    Office Closed for Holiday              

Tuesday              No Mass
January 22        

Wednesday         No Mass
January 23                                     
           
Thursday             No Mass
January 24                   

Friday                  No Mass
January 25      

     
                                        Next Weekend
Saturday                3:30 PM                   Recitation of the Rosary
January 26           4:00 PM   INT         Mass of Gratitude
                                                                   By: Paul Sackevich

Sunday                   9:30 AM                  Recitation of the Rosary                     
January 27            10:00 AM  RIP       Steven Bobrowski
                                                                    By: his children



        Readings for the Week of January 21, 2019
Sunday: Is 62:1-5/Ps 96:1-3, 7-10/1 Cor 12:4-11/Jn 2:1-11
Monday: Heb 5:1-10/Ps 110:1-4/Mk 2:18-22
Tuesday: Heb 6:10-20/Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9, 10c/Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17/Ps 110:1-4/Mk 3:1-6
 Thursday: Heb 7:25 – 8:6/Ps 40:7-10, 17/Mk 3:7-12
Friday: Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22/Ps 117:1b-2/Mk 16:15-18
Saturday: 2 Tm 1:1-18 or Ti 1:1-5/Ps 96:1-3, 7-8a, 10/Mk 3:20-21
Sunday: Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10/Ps 19:8-10, 15/1 Cor 12:12-30 or 12:12-14, 27/Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21

Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
Weekend of January 12, 2019 & January 13, 2019
Weekly Offertory:                                              $  3329.00
Envelopes                 $    915.00
Loose Donations     $  2414.00

Votive Candles                                                  $      30.00   
                                                                             $  3359.00 
 Last Year’s Offertory Collection
January 14, 2018   $ 1335.00



LITURGICAL ROLES
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Lectors:                   Ed August
EMHC:                    Brian Kelly
Music/Vocals:       Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                 Sandi Gaspardino, Terri Bates & JoAnn Marino

Sunday January 27, 2019
Lectors:                   Ed Smith
EMHC:                   Julie Sines
Music/Vocals:      Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                David & Julie Sines & Ann Hadley


Thank you
A very special THANK YOU to Simone Crosby and her crew, Mary Jane Keefe, Malcolm & Dianne Potter, Trevor & Ashley McCants, Celeste Marquise, Christine Broadley, & Linda James, for putting together an excellent meal for all of our volunteers.


Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John
Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz ~ January.  Join Deacon John as he discusses What Happened to Christmas, with Pastor Harold Noyes. Throughout the month of January. 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  


REMINDER
There are NO Daily Masses starting on Monday January 21st through to March 1st. 
Fr. Anthony DiRusso will be our main celebrant for the weekend Masses.
Please pray for Fr. Maria as he travels.



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 Ministries & programs then Education Programs, then scroll down to Safe & Sacred
Pray for Healing and Comfort
Especially for: Bill O’Connor, Paul Desruisseaux, Edith Weidler, Theresa Nauceder, Betsy Bashaw, Mary Damon, Grace Shelc, Tom Shelc, Ed Hindes, Grady Oliver Evans, Maria Coyne, Mary Grippo, Madison Bills, Armande Boright, Rick Perkins, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom, Peggy Lafave, Rose Waryas,  Liz Brady, Lorraine Reynolds, Tracie Shaughnessy,  Bob Hanold, Adalyn Leming, Marilyn Lemoine, Patrick Barry, Janet Graf, 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, Veronica Simonds, 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.


Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Sunday we begin the liturgical season of Ordinary Time.  To situate today's reading within the context of John's Gospel, we note that John's report of this event follows Jesus' call of his first disciples. John tells us that Jesus and his disciples were invited to this wedding at Cana, as was Jesus' mother, Mary. There is no parallel report of this miracle at Cana in the Synoptic Gospels.  Even in this report of Jesus' first sign, the language used anticipates Jesus' passion. When Jesus says to his mother that his hour has not yet come, he protests against her wishes in language that John will use again when reporting Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples. Here, as elsewhere in John's Gospel, Mary is not mentioned by name, but is referred to instead as the mother of Jesus. Mary is influential in Jesus' first sign. She will also be present at his Crucifixion, a witness to the final manifestation of his divinity. John's Gospel describes seven signs that indicate Jesus' identity to his disciples. John never speaks of these signs as miracles because their importance is not in the deed that Jesus performs but in what these deeds indicate about Jesus' identity. Here, as when John describes the other signs, the disciples are said to begin to believe, but no mention is made as to whether the other wedding guests are even aware of what has happened. Here at the beginning of Jesus' public ministry, John's Gospel seeks to establish that Jesus is going to re-interpret and fulfill Yahweh's promise to Israel. Jesus establishes the New Covenant. A hint about what this New Covenant will be like is made evident in the deed that Jesus performs. Asked to do something to address the awkward situation that the absence of wine at a wedding feast would create, Jesus' miracle produces vast quantities of wine—six jars holding thirty gallons each are filled to overflowing with choice wine. This lavish response to a simple human need is a vision for us of the abundance of God's kingdom. It challenges us to respond generously when confronted with human need today. We respond as best we can, fully confident that God can transform our efforts, bringing the Kingdom of God to fulfillment among us. (Copyright © 2019 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.  www.loyolapress.com)




Please pray for the soul of Veronica Simonds who has passed, her funeral was on Thursday, January 17th. 
May she rest in the peace of Christ’s love




Respect Life Mass
The Annual Diocesan Respect Life Mass will take place Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2019 at St. Augustine Parish-Montpelier at 9:30AM. Bishop Coyne will preside. Mass will be followed by refreshments in the church hall. At 10:45AM, attendees are invited to gather and prayerfully walk with Vermont Right to Life over to the State House for a group photo on the State House stairs. Vermont Right to Life will then host a program inside the State House featuring prayer, announcements and guest speaker: Ann McElhinney. The event concludes with refreshments and ends by 2:30PM.





Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Bring the Holy Spirit into your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Mar 15-17, 2019 in Isle La Motte, VT and Jan 18-20, 2019 in South Kingstown, RI. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them at https://wwmevtw.org/.





MJM7 Mette Family Concert
Saint Michael Brattleboro will be hosting a concert with Michael James Mette (and family) on Friday, March 15th, from 7:00 – 8:30.  Open to the whole family! Michael travels nationally, playing at conferences and youth rallies. He has been featured on XM/sirius radio’s Catholic Channel, in David Boyer’s book “In the Light,” and appeared on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock.” The title track of his modern rock/worship CD, “Always What I Need,” was selected for Rocking Romans “Best of New Catholic Music 2010” compilation CD. He also ministers locally, speaking at school assemblies and playing at liturgies and retreats. Michael continues to place his unique gifts at the service of Jesus Christ and His Church, with the focus of bringing the Catechism to a Guitar Hero generation. A good will offering will be taken at the end of the event.





Living Our Catholic Faith
Living the Holy Mass, the Most Perfect Prayer

All individuals and families who desire to develop an intimate relationship with God are welcome to attend the Living Our Catholic Faith program meeting the last Sunday evening each month at St. Peter's parish hall. It begins with a pot-luck supper and Christian fellowship from 5-6pm and is followed by a lesson and discussion from 6-7 pm. Contact Alan Johnson 603-756-4717.
               


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 2018
"Love is always a Gift from God"
The 2018 Bishops Fund is starting! If you would like to donate to the Bishop's Annual Appeal, please click the link above. Thank you for your continued support!