|SATURDAY 4:00 PM||Chester||SATURDAY 3:00 PM|
|SUNDAY 9:00 AM Followed by coffee hour||Springfield|
|SUNDAY 6:00 PM||Springfield|
|Springfield||TUESDAY 7:30pm Until all are heard|
|And other times by appointment|
|FIRST SATURDAY 7:00 AM First Saturday Mass||St. Charles Church, Bellows Falls||***************************************** ~~and~~ *****************************************|
SATURDAY 8:00 AM
First Saturday Mass
|Old Saint Mary's Claremont, NH|
MONTHLY SPANISH MASS
THERE IS A SPANISH MASS AT THE LA SALETTE SHRINE IN ENFIELD NEW HAMPSHIRE ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH UNLESS CIRCUMSTANCES DICTATE OTHERWISE FROM TIME TO TIME
|SUNDAY, December 10, 2017 AT 2:30 PM||CONFESSIONS IN SPANISH BEFORE MASS|
|Fr. John Patrick Sullivan, M.S., the director of the La Salette Shrine in Enfield, NH, will celebrate Mass in Spanish|
LA SALETTE SHRINE Fr. John Patrick Sullivan, M.S., the director of the La Salette Shrine in Enfield, NH, celebrates Mass in Spanish Spanish on the second Sunday of each month unless circumstances dictate otherwise from time to time.
SUNDAY, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM at St. Mary's in Springfield
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
|Friday,||December 8 ~ 9:00 AM||St. St. Mary's||Mass|
|Friday,||December 8 ~ 6:00 PM||St. Joseph's||Mass|
|Immediately following the Mass in Chester we will have our procession. The procession will start at St Joseph's and follow the south sidewalk to the end of the green, cross the street and continue on the north sidewalk until we cross back in front of the rectory and return to the Church. After Benediction we will have light refreshments in the foyer and family room. Please plan on attending both Mass and the procession. This is a wonderful opportunity for our parish to do something together and strengthen our bond of unity.|
|WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE: Confessions During Tuesday's Holy Hour Of Eucharistic Adoration.|
|WEEKDAY MASSES||LOCATION||EUCHARISTIC ADORATION|
|Tuesday 7:00 PM||Springfield||Tuesday 7:30 PM||Wednesday 9:00 AM Followed by coffee hour||Chester|
|Thursday 9:00 AM||Springfield|
|Friday 9:00 AM Followed by coffee hour||Springfield|
An Hour of Adoration "God is the friend of silence. We need to find God and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. See how nature, the trees, the flowers, the grasses grow in perfect silence . . . See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life." Mother Teresa of Calcutta. You have a special hour of silence waiting for you in the Adoration Chapel. Make a plan to come and humbly kneel before Him in an hour of adoration.
Father Williams 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 parish office. Please contact the parish office 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)885-3400 or check Saint Mary's bulletins online under HOLY DAY MASSES in the menu above.|
|MARRIAGES: Six months advance notice must be given to the Pastor.||BAPTISMS: Please call the parish office for an appointment.|
|MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Please notify Father of any parishioner who is ill at home or in the hospital. Anyone wishing to arrange for Eucharist or a visit, is asked to contact the rectory. SACRAMENT OF ANNOINTING: If you are going into the hospital for surgery and would like the sacrament of anointing please see Fr. Peter after Mass or call the rectory.||NEW PARISHIONERS: Please register by calling the parish office.|
|PERPETUAL FAMILY ROSARY: Please contact Judy Beatson at 463-2599 to schedule a week of prayer. ROSARY GROUP meets every Sunday at 3:00 PM at St. Mary's Church in Springfield. All are welcome.|
|RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) Click on RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & scroll down for more information.|
|Rev. Fr. Peter Y. Williams: St. Mary's, Pastor St. Joseph's, Administrator EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org||St. Mary's Catholic Church - 10 Pleasant Street Springfield, Vermont 05156 TELEPHONE (802)885-3400 FAX (802)885-2250 Chester: TELEPHONE: FAX:|
|Chester: 96 S. Main Street, at the intersection of Rt 11 and Rt 103 North||Londonderry: Just off the intersection of Rt 11 and Rt 100|
|(Turn toward Weston onto Rt 100 North and then first left)|
OFFICE HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Springfield Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Chester & 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Springfield
MISSION STATEMENT Through our common bond as brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ and stewards of God's gifts and blessings, we the parishioners of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Parish, Saint Joseph The Worker Parish and Saint Joseph's Chapel - The Holy Family - are called to work for our salvation, the salvation of one another and of all the people. We hope to accomplish this by celebrating the sacraments, deepening our understanding of our faith and serving one another in the Body of Christ.
Theology On Tap - Springfield
For young adults, ages 20-35 WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM WHERE: The Kendall House 182 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT TOPIC: Why Confession? PRESENTER: Fr. Peter Williams RSVP to Paul Kendall at 885-2445 or by email at email@example.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.
A Prayer for the Nation on Presidents' Day Almighty God, Who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people, the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endow with Thy spirit of wisdom those whom in Thy name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth. In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.