Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.” “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”  “We can,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.” When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:35-45

Mass Intentions
This Weekend
   Saturday             3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
   October 20         4:00 PM   RIP       Paul, Sandra & Cathy Bashaw
                                                                      By: Charlie & Betsy Bashaw

  Sunday                9:30 AM                 Recitation of the Rosary                    
  October 21         10:00 AM  RIP       Rita & Joseph Nowotny
                                                                       By: Jim & Sharon Williams

Daily Masses
Monday             7:00 AM   RIP           Rita Sackevich (bday rem)
October 22                                             By: Paul Sackevich

Tuesday             7:00 AM   RIP           Marcella Goodrich
October 23                                             By: Mary & Clark Barber

Wednesday         7:00 PM   RIP          Michael Harty
October 24                                              By: Gary & Millie Clark 

Thursday             7:00 AM   RIP         Fred & Beverly Shaughnessy             
October 25                                             By: Their family  (aniv rem) 

October 26        No Mass                               

              Next Weekend
   Saturday             3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
   October 27         4:00 PM   RIP        Blicharz & Ponek Families
                                                                      By: Deacon John & Jane Blicharz

  Sunday                9:30 AM                 Recitation of the Rosary                    
  October 28         10:00 AM  RIP      Dr. Enrico Grippo
                                                                       By: His family

                 Readings for the Week of October 22, 2018
    Sunday: Is 53:10-11/Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22/Heb 4:14-16/Mk 10:35-45
    Monday: Eph 2:1-10/Ps 100:2-5/Lk 12:13-21
    Tuesday: Eph 2:12-22/Ps 85:9-14/Lk 12:35-38
    Wednesday: Eph 3:2-12/(Ps)Is 12:2-6/Lk 12:39-48
    Thursday: Eph 3:14-21/Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19/Lk 12:49-53
    Friday: Eph 4:1-6/Ps 24:1-6/Lk 12:54-59
    Saturday: Eph 4:7-16/Ps 122:1-5/Lk 13:1-9
    Sunday: Jer 31:7-9/Ps 126:1-6/Heb 5:1-6/Mk 10:46-52

                                     Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of October 13, 2018 & October 14, 2018
Weekly Offertory:                                        $ 1727.00
Envelopes               $  1099.00
Loose Donations  $    628.00
Fuel & Heat                                                   $    80.00
Votive Candles                                             $    62.50
                                                                         $ 1869.50

Last Year’s Offertory Collection
October 15, 2017   $ 2251.67

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Lectors:                       Thad Guild
EMHC:                        Don Shaughnessy       
Music/Vocals:           Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                     Marlene O’Connor, Mary Griswold & JoAnn Marino

Sunday October 28, 2018
Lectors:                       Jackie Ronning
EMHC:                        Jim Aldrich
Music/Vocals:           Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      David & Julie Sines & Ann Hadley

      2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Thank you for supporting the Bishop’s Annual Appeal our Parish is at $ 19,360.00 which is 97.94% of our goal of $ 20,910.00. If you havent made your pledge there is still time! Help us get to our goal. Please visit the web site to donate or pick up an envelope and mail it directly to the Diocese. Thank you for your continued support.

Holy Day of Obligation /  All Saints
Wednesday October 31st, and Thursday November 1st are Holy Days of Obligation. The times for the masses are Wednesday at 7:00 pm and Thursday 7:00 am. 

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,  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.

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In this Sunday’s Gospel, we continue to read from the section of Mark’s Gospel that reports Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. In today’s Gospel, James and John ask to be given seats of honor when Jesus enters into his glory. Once again, the disciples seem to be selective in what they hear Jesus say. They want to share Jesus’ glory, but do not appear to understand that his glory will be preceded by his suffering. Jesus notes their lack of understanding and predicts the suffering they will endure for the sake of the Gospel. Jesus says that the honor they seek is not his to give. When the other ten hear what James and John have asked, Mark reports that they are indignant. Jesus takes the opportunity to teach them. Jesus explains the importance of service and sacrifice in the life of a disciple. In particular, he seems to be preparing the Twelve for their leadership roles in the emerging Christian community. Echoing the Gospel we heard several weeks ago, Jesus acknowledges that his teaching is countercultural. In today’s Gospel, Jesus contrasts the dynamics within the community of disciples with those shown by the rulers of the Gentiles. Following Jesus’ example of sacrificial love continues to be countercultural in our day as well. We might take this opportunity to consider our models of authority and examine our own exercise of authority. On whose example do we model our leadership? Copyright © 2018 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.

Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz ~ October.  Join Deacon John as he discusses Service to God with Bill O’Connor. Throughout the month of October. 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 

Mass for Bereaved Parents
Friday, November 2nd at 6PM
Mass will be celebrated for anyone who has lost a child through death, abortion, adoption or miscarriage.  Join us, at St. Michael Parish in Brattleboro, Vermont, as we remember God’s children, parents, and families.  Light refreshments will be served following the Mass.  All are welcome.  For details call Shirley Squires at 254-4696.

Notes to Heaven
 A regional Music Workshop that begin back in May 2018 will be offered at Christ the King Church in Rutland on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm). There is no cost to attend. A light meal/refreshments will be provided.  For more information please contact Josh Perry, 802-658-6110 x 1460

 Hope, Healing and Outreach for Catholics
Who are Separated or Divorced
A workshop for those affected by divorce and those who minister to
them, Church Laity, Priests, Deacons, Parish Staff, Parish Catechetical Leaders, Tuesday, November 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. St. John Vianney Church – South Burlington Keynote Speaker:  Lisa Duffy. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost, but prior Registration is requested. For more information please contact Deacon Phil Lawson. 802-658-6110 x1453

  “Living Our Catholic Faith” Program
The first “Living Our Catholic Faith” dinner and lesson will be Sunday evening, October 28th. At St. Peter’s Church in North Walpole. All are Welcome to attend! The topic of October’s program is: Proud to be Catholic. There will be a pot-luck supper from 5-6pm, followed by a lesson from 6-7pm. The program will be led by Alan Johnson, with assistance from Fr. John, Deacon John, Deacon Ken, former pastors and other priests and religious. The program will be instructional, entertaining, and inspirational. This should also be a source of comfort and consolation to those who are struggling and bearing heavy crosses. We will strive to instill the three theological virtues- Faith, Hope and Charity (Christian Love). Please contact Alan Johnson if you have questions at 756-4717 or

Walk in the Footsteps of St. Paul
A Pilgrimage to Greece, Patmos and Ephesus
OcTOBER 11-21, 2019
Join us on a spiritual journey to many towns of the New Testament where St. Paul first spread the Good News. Also visit Patmos where St. John wrote Revelations and Mary’s House in Ephesus. Included is a three-day cruise to the Greek Isles.  Daily Mass will take place. The cost is $4199 but if you register before January 31, 2019 you will receive a $200 Early Bird Discount. A bus to Logan will be arranged if there is interest. For a flyer and more information, please contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-824-8733 or  View the website at

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him: though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24

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!