I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”John 6:51-58

Mass Intentions
This Weekend
   Saturday             3:30 PM                         Recitation of the Rosary
   August 18           4:00 PM   RIP                Dermot Daley
                                                                       By: William & Mary Wood

    Sunday              8:30 AM                         Recitation of the Rosary
   August 19           9:00 AM  RIP                Carol James
                                                                      By: Steve James
                                                            Daily Masses
Monday             7:00 AM  RIP                   Francis Coyne
August 20                                                   By: Jim Eno

Tuesday             7:00 AM   RIP                 Wally Sileski
August 21                                                     By: Anthony Jurkoic

Wednesday        7:00 PM  RIP                 Geno & Mary (Shelc) James
August 22                                                    By: Fran Vaine

Thursday            7:00 AM  RIP                Joseph A. Jurkoic
August 23                                                   By: The Green Family

Friday               No Mass
August 24                                         
                      Next Weekend
   Saturday             3:30 PM                     Recitation of the Rosary
   August 25           4:00 PM   RIP           Blicharz & Ponek Families
                                                                         By: Deacon John & Jane Blicharz

    Sunday              8:30 AM                     Recitation of the Rosary
   August 26           9:00 AM  RIP           Michael Nauceder (death rem)
                                                                        By: Theresa & family

Readings for the Week of August 20, 2018
Sunday: Prv 9:1-6/Ps 34:2-7/Eph 5:15-20/Jn 6:51-58
Monday: Ez 24:15-24/(Ps)Dt 32:18-21/Mt 19:16-22
Tuesday: Ez 28:1-10/(Ps)Dt 32:26-28, 30, 35-36/Mt 19:23-30
 Wednesday: Ez 34:1-11/Ps 23:1-6/Mt 20:1-16
Thursday: Ez 36:23-28/Ps 51:12-15, 18-19/Mt 22:1-14
Friday: Rv 21:9b-14/Ps 145:10-13ab, 17-18/Jn 1:45-51
Saturday: Ez 43:1-7b/Ps 85:9-14/Mt 23:1-12
           Sunday: Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b/Ps 34:2-3, 16-21/Eph 5:21-32/                                 Jn 6:60-69

Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of August 11, 2018 & August 12, 2018
Weekly Offertory:                                        $ 1434.00
Envelopes               $  847.00
Loose Donations     $  587.00
Votive Candles                                            $   27.50
                                                                       $ 1461.50

Last Year’s Offertory Collection
August 13, 2017   $ 1806.05

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Lectors:                       John Marchica
EMHC:                        Don Shaughnessy
Music/Vocals:           Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                     Marlene O’Connor, Mary Griswold & Karen Brodeur

 Sunday August 26, 2018
Lectors:                       Jackie Ronning
EMHC:                         Doreen Aldrich
Music/Vocals:           Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      David & Julie Sines & Ann Hadley

 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
We’re 80% to goal, but we need your support to ensure continuation and strength of ministries that depend on the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Any gift, no matter the size can make a difference.  Please Remember, your contributions support religious education, emergency aid, vocations, and so much more - all necessary outreach to families across the state of Vermont, families in every parish.  Please prayerfully consider a contribution, and a big thank you to those who have been able to give to the 2018 Appeal. To date, our pledge goal progress is 87.95%, toward a total goal of  $20,910.00. 
For more information and to make your gift, please visit bishopsappealvt.org

     Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz ~ August
 Join Deacon John as he Shares thoughts with Deacon William Glinka. Throughout the month of August. 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  

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: Grady Oliver Evans, Maria Coyne, Mary Grippo, Madison Bills, Armande Boright, Rick Perkins, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom, Peggy Lafave, Rose WaryasLiz Brady, Pat Soboleski, Lorraine Reynolds, Tracie Shaughnessy, Jean Ashcroft, 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, 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. 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.

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s Gospel elaborates further on the teaching that Jesus began in our liturgy last week. In that reading, the crowds wondered about how Jesus could say that he had come down from heaven because they knew Jesus to be the son of Joseph. In this Gospel, some have difficulty with Jesus’ teaching that he is the living bread sent from God. Recall that Jesus had told them that just as God gave the Israelites manna to sustain them in the desert, so now God has sent new manna that will give eternal life. We hear the concluding verse of last week’s Gospel repeated in today’s reading: Jesus himself is the bread sent by God; Jesus’ flesh is the bread that is given for the life of the world. Among the stumbling blocks for those who heard but did not understand Jesus is the teaching that the bread that Jesus will give is his own flesh. In response to the people who quarreled over his words, Jesus teaches with even greater emphasis that salvation comes to those who eat his Body and Blood. Jesus doesn’t seem to answer the question posed about how salvation will come about, perhaps because this reality can only be understood after his death and Resurrection. Instead, Jesus teaches about the life that he will give to the world. To many ears, Jesus’ words are jarring and difficult to hear. Many who heard Jesus could not accept what he said. Many today continue to struggle to accept these words. But they are important words because they reveal our intimate connection with Jesus. This is the mystery that is at the heart of our eucharistic theology. In the elements of bread and wine, Jesus’ Body and Blood are made truly present. When we share in the Body and Blood of Christ, Jesus himself comes to dwell within us. This communion with the Lord makes us one body, brings us eternal life, and sends us forth to be Christ’s body for the life of the world.
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 Worldwide Marriage Encounter
I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord. Put God in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Dec 7-9, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT and Mar 15-17, 2019 in Isle La Motte, VT. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them at https://wwmevt.org.

Young Adult Retreat
Young Adult retreat at Dumaine Retreat Center, 267 Academy Road in Jacksonville, Vermont. September 22-23, 2018 For Young Adults ages 18-39 Cost:  $65 — includes meals and lodging Spiritual Director:  Father Jon Schnobrich, Diocesan Vocation Director 658-6110, ext. 1130 .

 Year of the Family Conference
Capital Plaza Conference Center,
100 State Street, Montpelier
Date: August 25th – Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Cost: $30.00 The conference will be geared toward equipping parish leaders with the tools and resources to more effectively support and reach out to families and individuals in their parishes and in their communities, as inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of Love.”  Lisa Lickona, MTS, STL, will be the keynote presenter. For more information or to register please visit the Diocese website. www.vermontcatholic.org/event/year-of-the-family-conference/ or call, Deacon Phil Lawson 802-658-6110 x1453

Youth Ministry Training. August 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. at the Church of the Nativity, 65 Canada Street, Swanton, VT. This will be a general overview of many of the concepts in Youth Ministry, along with practical and fun ideas to engage today’s youth. Open to any adults seeking to improve their skills in reaching today’s youth with the Gospel.  Evening will include very practical ideas, along with reflections upon St. John Bosco, patron saint of youth and more! Please RSVP to wgavin@vermontcatholic.org or by phone 802-658-6110 x1240.

                                         Youth Lead Weekend
September 28 @ 4:00 pm - September 30 @ 5:00 pm Cost: $70 Youth Lead is a leadership training weekend for the high school youth of the Diocese of Burlington and the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Located on beautiful Lower Saranac Lake, you will enjoy the gorgeous fall colors, be surrounded by other amazing teens and learn and grow in being a leader for today and tomorrow. Open to all high school teens. For more information or to register please contact:  Bill Gavin
802-658-6110 x1240| wgavin@vermontcatholic.org

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!