Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate. “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate. “You have said so,” Jesus replied. The chief priests accused him of many things. So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.” But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed. Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested. A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising. The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did. “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate, knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead. “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them. “Crucify him!” they shouted. “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.                                                                                                        Mark 15:1-15
Mass Intentions  
This Weekend
    Saturday                  4:00 PM           RIP                     Ann Brown
     March 24                                                                    By: Lillian Rounds

    Palm Sunday         10:00 AM          RIP                    August Gaspardino
     March 25                                                                   By: His family

                                                        Daily Masses
Monday                  7:00 AM          RIP                     Eugene Fontaine
March 26                                                                   By: Bruce & Rick     

Tuesday                        No Mass
March 27          
Wednesday            7:00 PM           RIP                   Helen Gay Hurley
March 28                                                             By: Alan & Sandi Gaspardino  

Holy Thursday      7:00 PM           RIP                   Lottie Green
March 29                                                                 By: Her Family

Good Friday         3:00 PM                                    Stations of the Cross
March 30              7:00 PM                                   Good Friday Service                         
              Next Weekend
    Holy Saturday    7:30 PM             RIP                  Dermot Daley
     March 31                                                              By: Phyllis Daley

   Easter Sunday    10:00 AM           RIP                 MSGR Thomas Ball
   April 1                                                                    By: Colin James

                 Readings for the Week of March 26, 2018
    Sunday: Mk 11:1-10/Is 50:4-7/Ps 22:8-9, 17-18a, 19-20, 23-24/Phil 2:6-11/                             Mk 14:1 – 15:47 or 15:1-39
    Monday: Is 42:1-7/Ps 27:1-3, 13-14/Jn 12:1-11
    Tuesday: Is 49:1-6/Ps 71:1-4a, 5-6ab, 15, 17/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
     Wednesday: Is 50:4-9a/Ps 69:8-10, 21bcd-22, 31, 33-34/Mt 26:14-25
    Thursday: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9/Ps 89:21-22, 25, 27/Rv 1:5-8/Lk 4:16-21
    Friday: Is 52:13 – 53:12/Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1                                  – 19:42
    Saturday: Gn1:1, 26-31a/Ps 33:4-7, 12-13, 20, 22/Ex 14:15 – 15:1/(Ps)Ex 15:1-      6, 17-18/Is 55:1-11/(Ps)Is 12:2-3 ,4-6/Rom 6:3-11/Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23/                                     Mk 16:1-7
    Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23/Col 3:1-4 or Cor 5:6b-8/                         Jn 20:1-9/Mk 16:1-7

                                     Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of March 17, 2018 & March 18, 2018
Weekly Offertory:                                          $  1360.75
Envelopes               $ 975.00
Loose Donations     $ 385.75
Fuel & Heat                                                   $    772.00
Easter Flowers                                               $    260.00
St. Patrick’s Dinner                                        $    492.00 
Votive Candles                                               $      36.21
                                                                       $  2920.96
Last Year’s Offertory Collection
March 19, 2017   $ 2140.91

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Lectors:                       Laura Rounds &
EMHC:                         Bill O’Connor  
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                     Bill & Marlene O’Connor, Mary Griswold
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Lectors:                       Chris Hodsden  
EMHC:                         Kate Aldrich
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      David & Julie Sines & Theresa Nauceder

CRS Rice Bowls ~
Encountering our Neighbors
We encounter Jesus this week in Jerusalem, a community he knew well. We prayerfully enter our own communities too, encountering those who are hungry and thirsty, those who need our help. How does our Lenten journey motivate us to serve those we meet in our daily lives? Visit for more. 

 Stations of the Cross will be every Friday, at 5:00 pm starting on February 16th, Stations will end on March 30th, at 3:00 pm and Good Friday Service will be at 7:00 PM


The Inland See can be viewed online at

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, Kathy Baldasaro, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom, James E. Waryas, 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, Paul Dexter, Sr., 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.

Palm Sunday
This Sunday, called Palm or Passion Sunday, is the first day of Holy Week. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are called the Triduum—three days that are the highlight of the Church year. Jesus’ passion and death are presented as the consequence of the tension between the Jewish authorities and Jesus that had been building throughout his public ministry. This tension reached its breaking point when Jesus drove the merchants and moneychangers from the Temple. After this event, the chief priests and scribes began seeking a way to put Jesus to death. When Jesus was arrested and brought before the Sanhedrin—the council of Jewish priests, scribes, and elders—he was charged with blasphemy, citing his threat to the Temple. When he was brought before Pilate, however, the religious authorities presented his crime as a political one, charging that Jesus claimed to be king of the Jews. Throughout this Gospel, Mark challenges the reader to consider the claim with which the Gospel begins: Jesus is the Son of God. When we read Mark’s account of the passion, we begin to comprehend the deeper theological statement being made about Jesus’ death. Jesus understood his death to have been preordained, and he accepted this death in obedience to God’s will. Jesus understood his anointing in Bethany as an anticipation of his burial, and he announced that this story would be told together with the Gospel throughout the world. Jesus predicted his betrayal by Judas as well as Peter’s denial. At his arrest, Jesus acknowledged that the preordained time had arrived. Jesus was both confident and silent before his accusers. After he was sentenced to death, Jesus did not speak again until his final cry from the cross. During Holy Week, we prayerfully remember the events of Jesus’ passion and death. As we meditate on the cross, we ask again and anew what it means to make the statement of faith that Jesus, in his obedient suffering and dying, revealed himself to us as God’s Son. (Copyright © 2016 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.

 Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz
Join Deacon John as he discusses with Paul Sackevich, about his many acts of community service. 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 

Blessing of the Food
Blessing of the Food will take place on Holy Saturday, March 31st from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Sacred Heart/St. Charles Social Center.

 Guidelines for Lent
  • The time of Lent is to be observed by Catholics as a special season of prayer, penance and works of charity.
  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, in particular, are the most important penitential days of the liturgical year.They are days of both fast and abstinence. All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence.
  • The rule of fasting states that only one full meal a day can be taken. Two small meals, “sufficient to maintain strength”, are allowed, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals breaks the fast, but drinking liquids does not. The rule of fasting obliges all Catholics from 18 to 59.
  • Abstinence refers to the eating of meat. The common estimation of the community is used to determine what falls under the category of meat. The rule of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years or older.
  • The substantial observance of the laws of fast and abstinence is a serious obligation
  • Self-imposed fasting on the other weekdays of Lent is recommended. Abstinence on all Fridays of the year is also highly recommended.
  • Parents and teachers should see to it that, even those who are not bound by the laws of fast and abstinence because of age, are brought up in an atmosphere that is conducive to a sense of penance.

Please pray for the soul of Francis X. Coyne who has passed. He is the brother of Betsy Bashaw.
May he rest in the peace of Christ’s love.

 The Chrism Mass will be held Tuesday, March 27th, at 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Co-Catherdral in Burlington. At this special Mass celebrated by Bishop Coyne, the Oil of Chrism is consecrated, the Oils of Catechumens and the Sick are blessed, and the priests within the Diocese of Burlington recommit themselves to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. All are welcome to join in celebrating this special Mass.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 10am-3pm
St. Peter’s Church Hall, North Walpole, NH.
By All Saints Altar & Rosary Society

 The St. Patrick’s Day Dinner was a SUCCESS! Thank you to Stacey & Don Shaughnessy, Alan & Sandi Gaspardino, Ron Borges, Catherine James, Dan Green, Barb Joy, Simone Crosby and Bill & Terri Bates for all your hard work!

Pilgrimage To Canada
(4 days, 3 nights) July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 2018
$445 per person Cost includes Accommodations based upon double occupancy, two meals a day (full breakfast and dinner), and Coach Bus transportation. For more information, contact Juanita Sweet at (603) 826-4486 or email

 We are looking for local businesses to advertise on our bulletin, if interested please call the Parish Office at 802-463-3128.
Thank you.

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.