At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him. After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”   Mark 1:12-15

Mass Intentions  
This Weekend
      Saturday          3:30 PM                              Recitation of the Rosary
     February 17      4:00 PM              RIP        Ed Podgurski
                                                                                  By: Fred Waryas

     Sunday               9:30 AM                             Recitation of the Rosary
     February 18      10:00 AM            RIP       Michael Nauceder
                                                                                  By: Fred Waryas & family

                                                        Daily Masses
Monday                7:00 AM             RIP          Paul Brodeur (bday rem)
February 19                                                        By: Karen Brodeur   
 
Tuesday             7:00 AM                INT      Alison Scherman & Paul Edwards
February 20                                                       By: her parents

Wednesday          7:00 PM              RIP          Eugene Fontaine
February 21                                                        By: Jim Eno 

Thursday             7:00 AM              RIP          Beverly Shaughnessy
February 22                                                       By: Frances Gallagher

Friday                 5:00 PM                                  Stations of the Cross
February 23                                      
     

             Next Weekend
    Saturday              3:30 PM                           Recitation of the Rosary
     February 24      4:00 PM              RIP      Ed Podgurski
                                                                                  By: Jim Eno

     Sunday               9:30 AM                            Recitation of the Rosary
     February 25      10:00 AM           RIP       Michael Nauceder
                                                                                 By: Paul Mercier






                 Readings for the Week of February 19, 2018
     Sunday: Gn 9:8-15/Ps 25:4-9/1 Pt 3:18-22/Mk 1:12-15
     Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Ps 19:8-10, 15/Mt 25:31-46
     Tuesday: Is 55:10-11/Ps 34:4-7, 16-19/Mt 6:7-15
     Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10/Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19/Lk 11:29-32
     Thursday: 1 Pt 5:1-4/Ps 23:1-6/Mt 16:13-19
      Friday: Ez 18:21-28/Ps 130:1-8/Mt 5:20-26
     Saturday: Dt 26:16-19/Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8/Mt 5:43-48
     Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ps 116:10, 15-19/Rom 8:31b-34/                                                         Mk 9:2-10



                                    Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of February 10, 2018 & February 11, 2018
Weekly Offertory:                                          $  1551.00
Envelopes               $ 918.00
Loose Donations  $  633.00
Votive Candles                                             $       40.50
                                                                           $  1591.50
Church in Latin America $ 453.00
Last Year’s Offertory Collection
February 12, 2017   $ 1679.50


LITURGICAL ROLES
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Lectors:                       Thad Guild
EMHC:                         Brian Kelly       
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                     Bill & Marlene O’Connor, Mary Smith
                                   
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Lectors:                       Ed Smith
EMHC:                         Julie Sines
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      David & Julie Sines



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


Cemetery Committee Meeting, February 20th at 4:00 pm at the Social Center

Linen Ladies Committee Meeting, February 17th at 2:00 pm at the Church

 Social Committee meeting was held on February 15th at the Social Center



 Special Thank you to Simone and her crew for a wonderful Valentine’s Senior Dinner! Mary Smith & David Savoy won the prizes for being the oldest parishioners at the Dinner. A special prize for Bill O’Connor for being the oldest Altar server.


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, 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, Bob Joy, 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.


First Sunday of Lent
On the first Sunday of Lent, the Gospel reading in each Lectionary cycle is about Jesus’ temptation in the desert. Mark tells us only that Jesus was led into the desert by the Spirit and that for 40 days he was tempted by Satan. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke explain that Jesus fasted while in the desert, that Satan presented him with three temptations, and that Jesus refused each one, quoting Scripture. Only the Gospels of Matthew and Mark report that angels ministered to Jesus at the end of his time in the desert. In Mark’s Gospel, we are told that Jesus went into the desert immediately after his baptism, led by the Spirit.  Jesus’ preaching about the Kingdom of God is in continuity with the preaching of John the Baptist, but it is also something new. As Jesus announces it, the Kingdom of God is beginning; the time of the fulfillment of God’s promises is here. The fact that Jesus spent 40 days in the desert is significant. This recalls the 40 years that the Israelites wandered in the desert after being led from slavery in Egypt. Remembering the significance of these events, we also set aside 40 days for the season of Lent. In Mark’s Gospel, the desert marks beginning of Jesus’ battle with Satan; the ultimate test will be in Jesus’ final hours on the cross. In a similar way, our Lenten observances are only a beginning, a preparation for and a reinforcement of our ongoing struggle to resist the temptations we face in our lives. During Lent, we are led by the Holy Spirit to remember the vows of Baptism in which we promised to reject sin and to follow Jesus. Just as Jesus was ministered to by the angels, God also supports us in our struggle against sin and temptation. We succeed because Jesus conquered sin once and for all in his saving death on the cross.  (Copyright © 2016 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.  www.loyolapress.com)


CRS Rice Bowls ~ Encounter Majd
In Iraq, we encounter Majd and his family, people forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit crsricebowl.org for more


 Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz
Join Deacon John as he discusses with Deacon Richard Anderberg, about his Prison Ministry at the Springfield Correctional Facility. 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  


 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.


A FAITH- FILLED CONCERT EXPERIENCE!  March 3, 2018
The Array of Hope concert is a wide-ranging live concert experience that features multiple musical acts, motivational speakers and thought-provoking films. Array of Hope is a journey of faith, hope and love,that entertains the audience, touching and transforming hearts through powerful witnessing to God’s love for us. The Diocese of Burlington invites the WHOLE FAMILY for this vocation night with Father. Jon Schnobrich and Bishop Coyne. Focused on ages 7th - 12th grade. Concert 1-4pm – Mass 4pm - evening end 7pm.  COST: suggested contribution of $10/person or $20/family Includes dinner LOCATION: St. Michael School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT 05301


 Father/Son Retreat  April 20-22, 2018
Where: Mary Theotokos Monastic Retreat Center, Newark, VT. Cost: $75 per father/son. For fathers and sons 6th grade and up (fee of $25 for additional child) Includes food and lodging. Weekend will include hiking and other outdoor adventures in the beautiful mountains of the Northeast Kingdom and Lake Willoughby. Talk by Fr. Jon Schnobrich. Retreat runs from 7PM on Friday April 20 to noon lunch on Sunday, April 22. Registration deadline is April 10th.  To register please contact the Diocese of Burlington, Youth Ministry.  Bill Gavin, Director 802-658-6110 ext: 1240


Please pray for the soul of Mike Harty, Geraldine Harty’s son, who has passed. May he rest in the peace of Christ’s love.



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.