“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.  After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.  When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’  ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’  So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
                                                                Matthew 18:20:1-9, 12-16
Mass Intentions     
This Weekend
     Saturday            3:30 PM              Recitation of the Rosary
     September 23   4:00 PM   RIP      Priscilla M. Kenney 
                                                        By:  Bill & Marlene O’Connor

     Sunday              9:30 AM              Recitation of the Rosary
     September 24   10:00 AM RIP      August Gaspardino (death rem)
                                                        By: His Family
                                               Daily Masses
Monday             No Mass
September 25   

Tuesday             No Mass
September 26                                 
Wednesday          No Mass
September 27

Thursday             No Mass
September 28  

Friday               No Mass
September 29
                                           Next Weekend
      Saturday            3:30 PM            Recitation of the Rosary
     September 30    4:00 PM  RIP      Michael Powers  
                                                       By:  Powers & Koson Families

     Sunday              9:30 AM            Recitation of the Rosary
      October 1         10:00 AM RIP    Chris Weltz
                                                      By: Phyllis Weltz

        Readings for the Week of September 25, 2017
   Sunday: Is 55:6-9/Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18/Phil 1:20c-24, 27a/                                           Mt 20:1-16a
   Monday: Ezr 1:1-6/Ps 126:1-6/Lk 8:16-18
   Tuesday: Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20/Ps 122:1-5/Lk 8:19-21
    Wednesday: Ezr 9:5-9/(Ps)Tb 13:2, 3-4, 7-8/Lk 9:1-6
   Thursday: Hg 1:1-8/Ps 149:1-6, 9/Lk 9:7-9
   Friday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a/Ps 138:1-5/Jn 1:47-51
   Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a/(Ps)Jer 31:10-13/Lk 9:43b-45
   Sunday: Ez 18:25-28/Ps 25:4-9/Phil2:1-11 or 2:1-5/Mt 21:28-32

                               Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of September 16, 2017 & September 17, 2017
Weekly Offertory:                                            $ 1219.25
Envelopes               $ 644.00
Loose Donations     $  575.25
Fuel & Heat                                                    $ 796.70
Votive Candles                                                $  29.90
                                                                     $ 2045.85
There is a second collection next weekend for
Hurricane Irma Relief

Last Year’s Offertory Collection
September 18, 2016   $ 2116.50

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Lectors:                       John Marchica
EMHC:                         Don Shaughnessy      
Music/Vocals:               Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:            Charlotte Scanlon, Barbara Stinckney & Eliane Davidson
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Lectors:                      Jackie Ronning
EMHC:                         Jim Aldrich
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                    Paul & Betsy Mercier & Marge Ladd

 Large Window Restoration Project
Window Restoration & New Frame ~
Total Cost $ 104,600.00
Money Donated ~ $54,838.29
Amount remaining ~ $49,861.71
We would like to thank our local businesses and parishioners for your donations. If you still would like to donate, there are envelopes in the vestibule and sacristy.

There will be a special collection next weekend for Hurricane Irma Relief. Envelopes are available in vestibule & sacristy

Please pray for LT. Henry Empey and his Military Company who have been deployed to Afghanistan. If you would like to send a card or letter of support, Please contact The Empey’s at 463-4024

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
Pray For Healing and Comfort
Especially for: James E. Waryas, Nancy Narkewicz, Peggy LafaveRose Waryas, Fr. Fred McLachlan, Liz Brady, Lorraine Reynolds, Bob Hanold, Diana Jones, Adalyn Leming, Tracie Shaughnessy, Marilyn Lemoine, Bob Joy, Patrick Barry, Fr. Albert Dagnoli, Lillian Rounds, Janet Graf, Robert Fogg, Shirley Harrington, Linda Meade, Bernie Hindes, Nick Deistler, Polly Kissell, Ted Waryas, Peter Bodner, Pitou Archambault,  Fred Waryas, Ellah Williams, Michael Snide, Maybelle Long, Joseph Mitchell, Pat Soboleski, Shirley Fontaine, Mary Clark, Christopher Johnson, Edith Weidler, Heather Rodger, Patricia Jones, Frances Hackett, Colleen Paquet, David Robarge, Frank Anderson, Veronica Simonds, Paul Dexter, Sr., Jean Ashcroft, Kathy Mcarthy, Tom Burns, JoAnn Fish, 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.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today's Gospel, Jesus moves from Galilee to teach in Judea where he is sought out by great crowds and tested by the Pharisees on issues such as marriage and divorce. Jesus also encounters a rich young man who is unable to accept Jesus' demand that he leave his possessions to follow him. Jesus' response to the rich young man sounds very much like the conclusion we will find in today's Gospel: the first will be last and the last will be first. On the surface, the parable of the workers in the vineyard appears to be an offense to common sense. Those who work a longer day ought to be paid more than those who work just an hour or two. When viewed in this way, the landowner seems unfair. That is because we are reading into the parable our own preconceived notions of how fairness and equality should be quantified. A close read shows us that the landowner paid on the terms that were negotiated. The landowner, it seems, has acted completely justly. The parable goes beyond that, however, and we come to see that the landowner is not simply just, he is exceptionally just. He is radically just. He has given those who labored in the field for a full day their due pay. But he has also given a full-day's wage to those who worked only a single hour. No one is cheated, but a few receive abundantly from the landowner just as we receive from God more than what is merely justifiable or due. The parable reminds us that although God owes us nothing, he offers abundantly and equally. We are occasionally tempted to think that our own actions deserve more reward, more of God's abundant mercy, than the actions of others. But God's generosity cannot be quantified or partitioned into different amounts for different people. When we think that way, we are trying to relate to God on our terms rather than to accept God's radically different ways. (Copyright © 2016 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.  www.loyolapress.com)

Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz, Join Deacon John as he talks with Mary Beerworth, Executive Director for Vermont Right to Life about Vermont Right to Life and other subjects, Airs Sundays at 9:30 am / Tuesdays at 8:00 pm / Wednesday at 1:00 pm /Fridays at 2;30 pm on Fact 8 TV. If you would like to do a show with Deacon John please contact him at 802-463-4206  

Hurricane Irma Relief Collection,
September 30th & October 1st
The President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited his brother bishops to take up an emergency collection the weekend of September 30th & October 1st on behalf of those devastated in parts of the Caribbean and southeastern United States by Hurricane Irma. In the letter sent to bishops today, Cardinal DiNardo says the emergency collection is greatly needed to help victims of Hurricane Irma rebuild their lives and also help support reconstruction needs of churches destroyed or severely damaged in the U.S. and Caribbean.

2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Thank you, for all of your generous contributions on behalf of our parish thus far to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  As of today, our parish has received pledge commitments totaling 124.77% and have surpassed our yearly goal. 

 Calling all Ladies 18 and older!!!!
I am looking for ladies both here in NH and VT to start a group that meets at least once a month to discuss and follow thru with ways on how to help others both locally and non-locally. We live in a time where there is a growing need for neighbors helping neighbors. The Knight of Columbus in Bellows Falls has given me their blessings and support in starting up a sister group called the Columbiettes. To get started I need at least 20 women interested in helping out. If interested please call Katherine at 603 209-8633 or email me at kopijs4@gmail.com .We have all been given gifts here is a chance to use those gifts to help others together. It is my hope to meet sometime in October so please contact me if you're interested so I can schedule a time that will work for us all. Thank you for you consideration!

Knights of Columbus Pot Luck Dinner
The Knights of Columbus are hosting a free Pot Luck Dinner on October 1st 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.

Our Lady’s Blue Army - Annual Prayer Day and Picnic
All parishioners are invited to our Annual Prayer Day and Picnic October 1, 2017 at Saint Anne’s Shine, Isle LaMotte, VT. Rosary at 10:00 AM, Mass Starts at 10:30 followed by procession, burning of prayer request and cook-out with hot dogs and hamburgers.  Please bring a side salad or dessert dish if you can. Bottled water will be provided.   We hope to see you there. For more information, please contact: Rick Gravelin at rickgravelin@gmail.com or 802.862.2240  (please leave a message).

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.