Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis. There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him. After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly. Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Mark 7:31-37

Mass Intentions
This Weekend
   Saturday               3:30 PM                Recitation of the Rosary
   September 8       4:00 PM   RIP      Gladys N. Hindes
                                                                      By: Her Family

  Sunday                9:30 AM                 Recitation of the Rosary                    
  September 9     10:00 AM  RIP      James & Barbara McMennamin
                                                                     By: Gayle LeGore

Daily Masses
Monday             7:00 AM RIP           Bill & Mary Griffin
September 10                                      By: Barbara, Bill & Mike

Tuesday            7:00 AM INT           Alison Scherman & Paul Edwards
September 11                                      By: Her parents

Wednesday        7:00 PM  RIP       Susan Whitcomb  (death rem)            
September 12                                     By: her family

Thursday           7:00 AM   RIP       Frank & Anna Johnson               
September 13                                     By: Gerard Johnson

Friday                           No Mass
September 14                                    

             Next Weekend
   Saturday                  3:30 PM                Recitation of the Rosary
   September 15        4:00 PM   RIP      Erinn Knak (death rem)
                                                                        By: Alan & Sandi Gaspardino

  Sunday                   9:30 AM                 Recitation of the Rosary                    
  September 16      10:00 AM  RIP      Christine Murphy
                                                                        By: Frances Gallagher & Family

                 Readings for the Week of September 10, 2018
    Sunday: Is 35:4-7a/Ps 146:7-10/Jas 2:1-5/Mk 7:31-37
    Monday: 1 Cor 5:1-8/Ps 5:5-6, 7, 12/Lk 6:6-11
    Tuesday: 1 Cor 6:1-11/Ps 149:1-6, 9/Lk 6:12-19
    Wednesday: 1 Cor 7:25-31/Ps 45:11-12, 14-17/Lk 6:20-26
    Thursday: 1 Cor 8:1b-7, 11-13/Ps 139:1b-3, 13, 14b, 23-24/Lk 6:27-38
    Friday: Nm 21:4b-9/Ps 78:1-2, 34-38/Phil 2:6-11/Jn 3:13-17
    Saturday: 1 Cor 10:14-22/Ps 116:12-13, 17-18/Jn 19:25-27 or  Lk 2:33-35
    Sunday: Is 50:5-9a/Ps 116:1-6, 8-9/Jas 2:14-18/Mk 8:27-35

Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of September 1, 2018 & September 2, 2018
Weekly Offertory:                                            $ 1436.00
Envelopes               $  991.00
Loose Donations     $  445.00
Cemetery                                                          $     45.00
Pennies for the Parish (July-August)        $      29.50
Votive Candles                                                $     42.00
                                                                            $ 1552.50

Last Year’s Offertory Collection
September 3, 2017   $ 1262.75

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Lectors:                          Ed August
EMHC:                           Bill O’Connor 
Music/Vocals:              Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                       Karen Brodeur, Mary Griswold & JoAnn Marino
 Sunday September 16, 2018
Lectors:                       Jackie Ronning
EMHC:                         Kate Aldrich
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      Mary Bousquet, Marty McDonald & Betsy Mercier

2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Thank you for supporting the Bishop’s Annual Appeal in the past and in this 2018 Campaign! To date, our pledge goal progress is 92.30%, towards a total goal of $ 20,910.00. For more information and to make your gift, please visit

  Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz ~ September
Join Deacon John as he discusses The Men of St. Joseph with Deacon Dan Pudvah. Throughout the month of September. 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 

 Please take Note:

The Cemetery gates will be locked at sunset. You may still walk in. Thank you

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 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.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today we continue to hear the Gospel of Mark proclaimed. In today’s reading, Jesus heals a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment. This is a story about Jesus’ healing power, and in it we find clues about our understanding of sacrament. We are struck by the physical means used to heal the man, the use of spittle and touch. The Church continues to celebrate the sacraments using physical means. In the Sacrament of Baptism, water and oil are used to show the power of the Holy Spirit. In the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, we are anointed with holy oil on the forehead and the hands. In the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ. We are a sacramental people who believe that God’s grace is given to us through these physical signs. Mark shows that Jesus’ own mission affirms the early Church’s mission to the Gentiles. This was a significant issue to the early Christian community, which found that the good news of Jesus took root and spread quickly among the Gentiles. Yet there is an irony in the story of healing that Mark tells. Jesus gives the man the gift of speech, but then tells him not to use it. Jesus asks that the news of his healing power, which is evidence of his identity as the Messiah, not be spread. This is a recurring motif in Mark’s Gospel and is sometimes called the “messianic secret.” Copyright © 2018 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.

 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

CCD Registration
Registration for the 2018-2019 CCD Program is now open. There are registration forms in the vestibule for you to fill out. Parents meeting with Breakfast served on Sunday, September 16th at 8:00 am at the Sacred Heart / St. Charles Social Center. Commission of CCD Staff will take place during Mass on Sunday September 16th.

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 .

 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|

Knights of Columbus Pot Luck Dinner
The Knights of Columbus are hosting a free Pot Luck Dinner on Saturday,  September 29 at the Sacred Heart / St Charles Social Center from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. There will be a sign up sheet in the vestibule for food that you would like to bring. For more information please contact John Pellitier at 802-289-1611.

Youth Ministry 101 Talk
Wednesday , September 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at St. Michael Parish in Brattleboro. Presentation given by Bill Gavin, the Diocese Director of Youth Ministry. Workshop will include and overview of the USCCB deoument, “Renewing the Vision”. There is no cost for the workshop, but please RSVP to or to Kerry Morton 802-257-5101

 177 Project – Evening of Adoration
This fall, the 177 Project is partnering with 22 different artists to bring an evening of Eucharistic Adoration and music to every single diocese in the US!  On October 6th, they’ll be at St. Michael Parish in Brattleboro, VT and they want you to join them. Tickets to the evening are completely free and can be found at

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!