SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER CHURCH ~ SAINT JOSEPH'S CHAPEL

                              

P.O. Box 1129 - Chester, Vermont 05143
TELEPHONE: (802) 875-2610 FAX: 875-2745 EMAIL: stjchest@sover.net

Chester: At the intersection of Rt 11 and Rt 103 North Londonderry: Just off the intersection of Rt 11 and Rt 100
96 S. Main Street, Chester (Turn toward Weston onto Rt 100 North and then first left)





SPANISH MASS

There will be a Spanish Mass SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 AT 2:30 PM AT THE LA SALETTE SHRINE IN ENFIELD, NH, the Third Sunday of October at 2:30 PM.

Confessions in Spanish before Mass. Fr. John Patrick Sullivan, M.S., the new director of the La Salette Shrine in Enfield, NH, will celebrate Mass in Spanish. Fr. Sullivan is very interested in continuing this ministry, however, as the only priest assigned to the Shrine, his schedule does not permit him to celebrate the Spanish Mass in Chester.

If transportation is a problem, please contact Fr. Zuccaro and car pools or other means can be arranged.

Thank You!


Fr. Peter Mitchell is a pastor of St. Mary of the Immaculate Parish- Greenville, WI. He delivered this homily on SCOTUS and redefining marriage on the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (June 27-28, 2015)

WEEKEND MASSES CONFESSIONS              
SATURDAY 4:00 PM Londonderry SATURDAY 3:30 PM      
SATURDAY 6:30 PM Chester SATURDAY 6:00 PM      
  SUNDAY 10:30 AM Chester  
CATECHETICAL STUDY after 10:30 AM Mass THIRD SUNDAY OF MOST MONTHS CATECHETICAL STUDY MINUTES
    FRIDAY 6:00 - 6:25 PM    
    FRIDAY 7:05 PM              
    And other times by appointment
SATURDAY 9:00 AM
First Saturday Mass
Chester
First Saturday Each Month
         
FIRST SATURDAY MASS OCTOBER 1, 2016
SPANISH MASS
There will be a Spanish Mass at the La Salette Shrine on October 16, 2016, the Third Sunday of October.
SPANISH MASS WILL BE AT THE LA SALETTE SHRINE IN ENFIELD NEW HAMPSHIRE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 AT 2:30 PM   CONFESSIONS IN SPANISH BEFORE MASS
Fr. John Patrick Sullivan, M.S., the new director of the La Salette Shrine in Enfield, NH, will celebrate Mass in Spanish

LA SALETTE SHRINE

Fr. John Patrick Sullivan, M.S., the new director of the La Salette Shrine in Enfield, NH, will celebrate Mass in Spanish. Fr. Sullivan is very interested in continuing this ministry, however, as the only priest assigned to the Shrine, his schedule does not permit him to celebrate the Spanish Mass in Chester.

If transportation is a problem, please contact Fr. Zuccaro and car pools or other means can be arranged.

Thank You!

Fr. Gerard Leclerc, who celebrated the Mass in Spanish at St. Joseph's for a number of years, died April 7, 2016. Please pray for the repose of his soul.
El Padre Gerard Leclerc quien celebraba la Misa en Espanol en la iglesia de San Jose por varios anos murio el 7 de Avril, 2016. Por favor rezen por el descanso de su alma.

First Saturday Mass will take place Saturday October 1st, 2016 at 9:00 AM in Chester.

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WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE:
Confessions During Friday's and Tuesday's Holy Hour Of Eucharistic Adoration.
WEEKDAY MASSES EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Monday   8:30 AM Chester  
Tuesday   8:30 AM Chester Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday 8:30 AM Londonderry  
Thursday 8:30 AM Chester  
Friday     6:30 PM Chester Friday   7:00 PM -   8:00 PM

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Father Zuccaro will be glad to celebrate Mass for the parishioners' special intentions. If you would like a Mass offered for your loved ones, living or deceased, or any special intention, please call the rectory. Please contact the rectory if you know of someone who is in need of prayers. We would be happy to add them to our prayer list.

HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE: Call (802)875-2610 or check Saint Joseph's bulletins online under HOLY DAY MASSES in the menu above.
MARRIAGES: Six months notification required for preparation. BAPTISMS: By appointment and after meeting with parents.
MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Please notify Father of any parishioner who is ill at home or in the hospital. NEW PARISHIONERS: Please register by calling the rectory.
PERPETUAL FAMILY ROSARY: Please contact Judy Beatson at 463-2599 to schedule a week of prayer.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) Click on RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & scroll down for more information.
How To Find Us:
Rev. Fr. James E. Zuccaro, Pastor
EMAIL: stjchest@sover.net
P.O. Box 1129 - Chester, Vermont 05143
TELEPHONE: (802) 875-2610 FAX: 875-2745
Chester: At the intersection of Rt 11 and Rt 103 North Londonderry: Just off the intersection of Rt 11 and Rt 100
96 S. Main Street, Chester (Turn toward Weston onto Rt 100 North and then first left)

Theology On Tap - Springfield

For young adults, ages 20-35
WHEN: To be announced
WHERE: The Hartness House
27 Orchard Lane, Springfield
TOPIC: Rediscovering Jesus During Lent
PRESENTER: Fr. Peter Williams
Please RSVP to Paul Kendall at pkendall@lawrenceandwheeler.com
Plenty of Beer & Wine & Soda & Munchies!


Open Door Program - Springfield

Do not shut the door on your faith.
Second Sunday each month

For Catholics who have been confirmed, ages 14 to 20. Join us for the monthly Open Door Program at St. Mary's Church, 38 Pleasant Street, Springfield, VT on the second Sunday of each month, after the 6 PM Mass followed by dinner & discussion. This monthly program will help you to stay connected to your Catholic faith after you are confirmed.
Please RSVP to Paul Kendall at pkendall@lawrenceandwheeler.com or to Grace at kepl2717@gmail.com


From EWTN:
Mary's Immaculate Conception by Father William G. Most
 
In teaching that Mary was conceived immaculate, the Catholic Church teaches that from the very moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from all stain of original sin. This simply means that from the beginning, she was in a state of grace, sharing in God's own life, and that she was free from the sinful inclinations which have beset human nature after the fall.
 
This is a brief excerpt, for the full article, click:  https://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/marya2.htm  

Prayer for Peace in Syria
God of Compassion, hear the cries of the people of Syria, bring healing to those suffering from the violence, bring comfort to those mourning the dead, strengthen Syria's neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees, convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms, and protect those committed to peace. God of Hope, inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies, inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria, and give us hope for a future of peace built on justice for all. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace and Light of the World, Amen.

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty
O God our Creator, from your provident hand we have received our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You have called us as your people and given us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God and your Son Jesus Christ. Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society. We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind and heart readily to defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith. Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome – for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us – this great land will always be "one nation, under God,indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

April, 2015

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