When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once. “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”   John 13:31-33a, 34-35

Mass Intentions
This Weekend

Saturday               3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
May 18                  4:00 PM   RIP        Blicharz & Ponek Families
                                                      By: Deacon John & Jane Blicharz

Sunday                   9:30 AM                 Recitation of the Rosary
May 19                 10:00 AM  RIP         Brendan Ryan (death rem)
                                                                   By: His Parents

Daily Masses

Monday            7:00 AM   RIP          Rev. Jack Markell
May 20                                                  By Paul Sackevich

Tuesday              7:00 AM   RIP         Jean Ashcroft
May 21                                                   By: Marie Perrault

Wednesday         7:00 PM   RIP        Lois Frohock    
May 22                                                  By: Charlie & Betsy Bashaw

Thursday           7:00 AM   INT         Lovely Augustin
May 23                                                  By: Evelyne Augustin

Friday               No Mass
May 24
                                        Next Weekend
Saturday               3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
May 25                  4:00 PM   RIP        Rita & Joseph Nowotny
                                                                 By: Sharon & Jim Williams

Sunday                9:30 AM                    Recitation of the Rosary
May 26              10:00 AM  RIP           James Gallagher
                                               By: Obuchowski & Gallagher Families

Readings for the Week of May 20, 2019
Sunday: Acts 14:21-27/Ps 145:8-13/Rv 21:1-5a/Jn 13:31-33a,  34-35
Monday: Acts 14:5-18/Ps 115:1-4, 15-16/Jn 14:21-26
Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28/Ps 145:10-13ab, 21/Jn 14:27-31a
Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6/Ps 122:1-5/Jn 15:1-8
Thursday: Acts 15:7-21/Ps 96:1-3, 10/Jn 15:9-11
Friday: Acts 15:22-31/Ps 57:8-12/Jn 15:12-17
Saturday: Acts 16:1-10/Ps 100:1b-3, 5/Jn 15:18-21
Sunday: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29/Ps 67:2-3, 5-6, 8/Rev 21:10-14,     22-23/Jn 14:23-29

Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
Weekend of May 11, 2019 & May 12, 2019

Weekly Offertory:                                              $ 1413.75
Envelopes                 $  1024.00
    Loose Donations     $    389.75

Votive Candles                                                  $     17.80 
                                                                             $  1431.55
Last Year’s Offertory Collection
May 13, 2018   $ 1832.00

     Saturday, May 25, 2019

Lector:         Ed August
EMHC:      Bill O’Connor
Music/Vocals:     Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:    Marlene O’Connor, Mary Griswold &

Karen Brodeur    

Sunday May 26, 2019
Lector:        Chris Hodsden 
EMHC:            Julie Sines
Music/Vocals:     Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:          David & Julie Sines & Ann Hadley

First Holy Communion was on May 12th, during the 10:00 AM Mass. Congratulations to those children who received their First Holy Communion, Juan Lopez Cancino, Carier Chase, Theresa Marquise, Camron Mozaffari, Kayvan Mozaffari, Leila Mozaffari, Ryan Mozaffari, & Jayden White.

Deacons Kevin Chalifoux and Robert Little have been called to the Order of Priesthood and will be ordained by Bishop Coyne on June 15, 2019 at  10:00 am at   St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Burlington.  All are invited to attend!

Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God
1 Corinthians 10:31 

The Inland See can be viewed online at http://www.vermontcatholic.org/vcm/index.php/bulletins

Employees and Volunteers in the diocese who previously used the Safe and Sacred training programs are required to take the training in VIRTUS 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  Education Programs scroll down to VIRTUS
Pray for Healing and Comfort
Especially for: Bill O’Connor, Elaine Arvin, Barb Sileski, Joseph Marion, Jr. Lois Woodard, Fr. Al Dagnoli, Paul Desruisseaux, Edith Weidler, Theresa Nauceder, Betsy Bashaw, Betsy Anderson, Fr. John Loughnane, Mary Damon Grace Shelc, Tom Shelc, Ed Hindes, Grady Oliver Evans, Maria Coyne, Mary Grippo, Madison Bills, Armande Boright, Rick Perkins, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom, Peggy Lafave, Liz Brady, Lorraine Reynolds, Tracie Shaughnessy, 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, Heather Rodger, Patricia Jones, Frances Hackett, Colleen Paquet, David Robarge, Frank Anderson, 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.

Fifth Sunday of Easter
Today's Gospel again comes from the Gospel of John. Like last week, today we hear words spoken by Jesus before his death and Resurrection. Jesus is teaching at the Last Supper. John's Gospel does not include an institution of the Eucharist narrative; instead, Jesus washes his disciples' feet. Immediately after, Jesus predicts his betrayal by Judas. Today's Gospel follows that prediction. It can be read as a continuing explanation of Jesus' act of washing his disciples' feet. It begins with the announcement that this is the moment when the Son of Man will be glorified. This theme continues throughout John's Passion. Jesus will be glorified in his death on the cross and in his Resurrection, and the disciples will glorify Jesus in the love they show. John's Gospel does not present a sentimental view of love. This is a type of love that is shown in service and sacrifice. It is difficult to choose to love when faced with hatred and anger. Jesus tells the disciples that all will know that they are his disciples because of the love they show for one another. This description of the early Christian community will be repeated in the Acts of the Apostles: “See how they love one another.” Christian love is the hallmark of Christianity. We see it lived in the witness of the martyrs. We see it in the example of the lives of the saints. We see it in the holy women and men who live and love daily, making small and large sacrifices for others.
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Come Help Us Fill the Gaps
Vermont Catholic Charities is holding a “Vermonters Helping Vermonters” event on June 5th at St. Michael’s College. The event will feature tastings from Vermont breweries and wineries, food catered by the Old Lantern Inn, and live music will be provided by the Guitar Chant Trio.  Proceeds from the event will help Vermont Catholic Charities continue to fill the gaps for the most vulnerable Vermonters.      To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, visit vermontcatholic.org/vermontershelpingvermonters

Bishops Annual Appeal 2019
 "The life of Jesus is a life for others. It is a life of service." —Pope Francis. Thank you to all those who have been able to make a gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. We are 0.94% to pledge goal of $21,263.00. Your gift helps families like “Amber” who found housing through Vermont Catholic Charities' Emergency Aid program after being homeless for 10 months. Each year an average of 2,000 people in financial crisis receive emergency aid, and those that cannot afford tuition at our Catholic schools receive $340,000 in subsidizes. We ask that you prayerfully consider donating to the appeal to support the Catholic Church in Vermont. Visit bishopsappealvt.org for more information about your gift at work. 

Knights of Columbus
Our membership of the Knights of Columbus is growing.  If you are a Catholic male, 18 or older, and have thought about how you might serve our church community, now is a good time to contact inquire about becoming a Knight. The four principles of being a Knight are: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. We serve a growing number of people and causes important to the Bellows Falls area with an emphasis on truly making a difference. Please inquire about becoming a Knight by contacting our Grand Knight, John Pelitier (289-1611), or the Deputy Grand Knight,           Tom Ronning (603) 313-8839.  Or email bfvtknights753@yahoo.com. God Bless and have a wonderful week.

Totus Tuus
Totus Tuus is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. Our program assists parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are currently doing.

Colchester, Vt.       High School,  June 16-21
                                  Grade School June 17-21

St.Albans, Vt.          High School June 16-21
                                   Grade School, June 17-21

South Burlington Vt.         High School, June 23-28
                                               Grade School, June 24-28

Stowe, Vt.                             High School, June 23-28
                                                Grade School, June 24-28

Cost is $25.00 for High School / $60.00 for Grade School
Family Max $ 150.00
For more information and to register please go to the Diocese website and click on Events.

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 2019
"Go Out and Spread the Good News."
The 2019 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!