“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” John 10:11-18

Mass Intentions
This Weekend
     Saturday          3:30 PM                        Recitation of the Rosary
     April 21            4:00 PM  RIP               Larry Weidler
                                                                       By: Edith & Family

    Sunday             9:30 AM                        Recitation of the Rosary
    April 22             10:00 AM  RIP            Bishop Robert McKenna
                                                                       By: Seraphima

                                                 Daily Masses
Monday             7:00 AM   RIP               Johanna Kelly
April 23                                                      By: Laura Rounds

Tuesday             7:00 AM  INT              Alison Scherman & Paul Edwards
April 24                                                     By: her parents
Wednesday          7:00 PM   RIP           Eugene Fontaine
April 25                                                     By: Malcolm & Diane Potter  

Thursday             7:00 AM   RIP           Walter Waryas
April 26                                                     By: K of C

Friday               No Mass
April 27         
                        Next Weekend
    Saturday           3:30 PM                        Recitation of the Rosary
     April 28            4:00 PM   RIP             Mike Harty
                                                                       By: Bill & Marlene O’Connor

   Sunday              9:30 AM                        Recitation of the Rosary
   April 29              10:00 AM  INT           Tracie Shaughnessy (healing)
                                                                      By: A Parishioner

                       Readings for the Week of April 23, 2018
    Sunday: Acts 4:8-12/Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 29/1 Jn 3:1-2/Jn 10:11-18
    Monday: Acts 11:1-18/Pss 42:2-3; 43:3-4/Jn 10:1-10
    Tuesday: Acts 11:19-26/Ps 87:1-7/Jn 10:22-30
    Wednesday: 1 Pt 5:5b-14/Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17/Mk 16:15-20
    Thursday: Acts 13:13-25/Ps 89:2-3, 21-22, 25, 27/Jn 13:16-20
    Friday: Acts 13:26-33/Ps 2:6-11/Jn 14:1-6
    Saturday: Acts 13:44-52/Ps 98:1-4/Jn 14:7-14
    Sunday: Acts 9:26-31/Ps 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8

                                 Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of April 14, 2018 & April 15, 2018
Weekly Offertory:                                                   $  1440.00
Envelopes               $ 927.00
Loose Donations  $ 513.00
Fuel & Heat                                                             $   873.00
Votive Candles                                                       $     28.23
                                                                                   $ 2341.23

Last Year’s Offertory Collection
April 9, 2017   $ 2115.60

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Lectors:                        Laura Rounds
EMHC:                         Bill O’Connor  
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      Charlie & Betsy Bashaw, Marie Perrault
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Lectors:                         Ed Smith  
EMHC:                         Kate Aldrich
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      David & Julie Sines, Ann Hadley

 Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz
Join Deacon John as he discusses with Deacon Pete Gummere, about the Culture of Death in America. 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 

First Holy Commiunion
Congratulation to the following who will receive Holy First Communion on May 6th: Abigail Broadley, Desi Broadley, Jackson Fletcher, Morgan Haskell, Emma Moye, Isabelle Walz & Violet Walz.

Also to those who are to be confirmed on April 29th Jared Atwood, Sarah Atwood, Anna Guild, Meagan Kelly Ryan, Kelly, James Ronning, Julie Torres & Chad Lawlor.

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
Especially for: Maria Coyne, Madison Bills, Armande Boright, Rick Perkins, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom,  Tracie Shaughnessy, Peggy Lafave, Rose Waryas,  Liz Brady, Lorraine Reynolds, Bob Hanold, Diana Jones, 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, Mary Clark, Christopher Johnson, 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, 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.

Fourth Sunday of Easter
The fourth Sunday of Easter is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. In the portion of the chapter that we hear proclaimed today, Jesus describes his relationship with his followers as similar to the relationship between a good shepherd and his sheep. As a good shepherd will risk and lay down his life in order to protect his sheep, Jesus willingly sacrifices himself for the sake of his sheep. Jesus contrasts the actions of the good shepherd with the actions of the hired shepherd who abandons the sheep in the face of danger. In the verses following Jesus' teaching, we learn that the Pharisees and the other religious leaders understand that Jesus is referring to them when he describes the hired shepherds. The concern of a good shepherd for his sheep is part of the shepherd’s job. Jesus says, however, that the actions of the good shepherd are based upon the relationship that develops between the shepherd and the sheep. This is at the heart of the difference between the good shepherd and the hired shepherd. The good shepherd knows the sheep and therefore acts out of love. For the Good Shepherd, this is never simply part of a job; this love-in-action is integral to his identity. As the sheep are known by the Good Shepherd, the Father knows Jesus and Jesus knows the Father. There is an essential unity between the Father and the Son. The freedom with which Jesus acts when he lays down his life is rooted in the unity that he shares with his Father. In this context, Jesus also refers to others with whom he shares a relationship. By this reference, John probably understands the eventual inclusion of the Gentiles in the Christian community. Our modern ears hear this as a reference to Christian unity. The work of ecumenism is to restore unity among all Christians so that we form one flock under one shepherd, as God desires.(Copyright © 2016 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.  www.loyolapress.com)

We are looking for a volunteer to represent St. Charles on the Board at Our Place Drop in Center.  This would be a monthly meeting commitment. If you would like to volunteer, please talk to Fr. Maria after Mass or call the Office at 463-3128. Thank you.

Please pray for safe travels for Fr. Maria as he get ready for his trip to India, While Fr. Maria is gone Fr. Holden will be the main celebrant for Masses during the time Fr. Maria is away.

 Did you know? The Diocese of Burlington is committed to protecting the youth in our care… The Diocese of Burlington hosts a variety of programs and events in which there is regular contact with children and young people. With many children and young people entrusted to our care, it is our sacred and ethical responsibility to protect the rights of children and be alert to the possibility of child abuse. If you know or suspect that a minor (person under 18 years of age) has been abused/neglected, you must make a report to local law enforcement or call the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) at 1-800-649-5285. This number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If a child is in immediate danger of harm, dial 911. Follow up by making a report to DCF. The Diocese of Burlington also provides a Victim Assistance Hotline for reporting the abuse of a minor (in the past or presently) by a member of the clergy or other church personnel: 1-866-485-2488. The Diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator will respond to calls to the hotline. A report to the diocese does not relieve a mandated reporter of the duty to report child abuse to civil authorities as required by Vermont State Law.

Laetare Living – Joy in Ministry Retreat –
Date: May 1, Time : 9:30 am to 3:00 pm,
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church,
7 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT 05149
A retreat day for all parish staff and volunteers. Open to anyone who works for or ministers in the parish including: administrative Assistants, bookkeepers, religious education leaders, music directors, parish volunteers and othe parish staff. Lunch is provided. Please register by calling Lori Daudelin Phone: 802-658-6110 x1131 or Email: ldaudelin@vermontcatholic.org

New Evangelization Summit
 Once again this year, Holy Cross Church in Colchester, Vermont is one of the host sites for a live-stream broadcast of the 2018 New Evangelization Summit from Ottawa, Canada. This two day event features speakers such as George Weigel, Curtis Martin, Michael Dopp, Sr. Ann Shields, and Patrick Madrid. Join thousands of other Catholics from across the world participating in this premier Catholic conference. Date: April 27 & 28 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm   Cost: $40.00 Phone: 802-658-6110 x 1460                       Email: jperry@vermontcatholic.org

Father Lance W. Harlow will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday May 8 at 6:00PM at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor (his hometown parish) in honor of his silver jubilee of ordination to the priesthood. The Select Choir from the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children will provide music for the Mass.  You are all personally invited to attend.  There will be a light reception to follow in the parish hall so that you can meet some of the children and the staff from Kurn Hattin Homes.  If you are going to attend the reception, please call the St. Francis parish office so they can order sufficient food at 674-2157.  Father hopes to see you all there!

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.