After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant.            Mark 9:2-10


Mass Intentions  
This Weekend
     Saturday             3:30 PM                           Recitation of the Rosary
     February 24      4:00 PM              RIP      Ed Podgurski
                                                                                  By: Jim Eno

     Sunday               9:30 AM                            Recitation of the Rosary
     February 25      10:00 AM           RIP       Michael Nauceder
                                                                                 By: Paul Mercier

Daily Masses
Monday             7:00 AM                 RIP       Dorothy Wiley
February 26                                                     By: Green Family    

Tuesday             7:00 AM                 RIP       Norm Harty
February 27                                                    By: Anthony Jurkoic

                       
Wednesday          7:00 PM              RIP    Eugene Fontaine
February 28                                                  By: Mary Griswold & Family  


Thursday             7:00 AM             RIP      Lottie Green
March 1                                                          By: Green Family

Friday               5:00 PM                            Stations of the Cross
March 2                                           

                  Next Weekend
    Saturday           3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
     March 3           4:00 PM     RIP      Anthony & Elizabeth Coyne
                                                                    By: Charlie & Betsy Bashaw

     Sunday               9:30 AM               Recitation of the Rosary
     March 4            10:00 AM  RIP    Dennis Nauceder (death rem)
                                                                   By: Theresa & family



                 Readings for the Week of February 26, 2018
    Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ps 116:10, 15-19/Rom 8:31b-34/                                    Mk 9:2-10
    Monday: Dn 9:4b-10/Ps 79:8-9, 11-13/Lk 6:36-38
    Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20/Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23/Mt 23:1-12
    Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20/Ps 31:5-6, 14-16/Mt 20:17-28
    Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Ps 1:1-4, 6/Lk 16:19-31
    Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Ps 105:16-21/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
    Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Ps 103:1-4, 9-12/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
    Sunday: Ex 20:1-17/Ps 19:8-11/1 Cor 1:22-25/Jn 2:13-25


                       Parish Support
                 WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of February 17, 2018 & February 18, 2018
Weekly Offertory:                                          $  1366.00
Envelopes                  $ 811.00
Loose Donations     $  555.00
Fuel & Heat                                                    $  741.00
Votive Candles                                              $     45.72
                                                                          $ 2152.72
Ash Wednesday / Alms Giving $ 490.00

Last Year’s Offertory Collection
February 19, 2017   $ 2015.77


LITURGICAL ROLES
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Lectors:                       Laura Rounds
EMHC:                         Bill O’Connor  
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                     Charlie & Betsy Bashaw, Marie Perrault
                                   
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Lectors:                       Chris Hodsden
EMHC:                         Kate Aldrich
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      Marge & Sabrina Ladd & Theresa Nauceder



 Stations of the Cross will be every Friday, at 5:00 pm starting on February 16th, Stations will end on March 30th, at 3:00 pm and Good Friday Service will be at 7:00 PM


CRS Rice Bowls ~ Encounter Cesia
We encounter Cesia in Nicaragua, where despite a lack of economic oppurtunity, young people pursue their dreams by building businesses to better their lives. How can you work to improve the lives of others this Lent? How can you support those worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit crsricebowl.org for more

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
Especially for: Maria Coyne, Madison Bills, Armande Boright, Rick Perkins, Kathy Baldasaro, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom, James E. Waryas, Tracie Shaughnessy, Peggy Lafave, Rose Waryas,  Liz Brady, Lorraine Reynolds, Bob Hanold, Diana Jones, Adalyn Leming, Marilyn Lemoine, Bob Joy, 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, Mary Clark, Christopher Johnson, Heather Rodger, Patricia Jones, Frances Hackett, Colleen Paquet, David Robarge, Frank Anderson, Veronica Simonds, Paul Dexter, Sr., Kathy Mcarthy, Tom Burns, 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.


Second Sunday of Lent
On the second Sunday of Lent in each Lectionary cycle, the Gospel reading proclaims the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration. The Transfiguration occurs after Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus’ prediction about his passion. Jesus takes three of his disciples—Peter, James, and John—to a high mountain. While they are there, Elijah and Moses appear with Jesus. Elijah and Moses are significant figures in the history of Israel. Moses led the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and received from Yahweh the Ten Commandments. Moses represents the Law that guides the lives of the Jewish people. Elijah is remembered as one of the most important prophets of Israel who helped the Israelites stay faithful to Yahweh. Some Jews believed that Elijah’s return would signal the coming of the Messiah for the Jewish people. On seeing Jesus with Elijah and Moses and having witnessed his Transfiguration, Peter offers to construct three tents for them. Mark reports that the disciples are terrified by what they have witnessed and that Peter’s offer is made out of confusion. We also notice that Peter has reverted from his earlier confession that Jesus is the Messiah, calling Jesus rabbi instead. As if in reply to Peter’s confusion, a voice from heaven speaks, affirming Jesus as God's Son and commanding the disciples to obey him. This voice from heaven recalls the voice that was heard at Jesus’ baptism. In his Transfiguration, we see an anticipation of the glory of Jesus’ Resurrection. In each of the reports of the Transfiguration, Jesus instructs the disciples to keep secret what they have seen until after the Son of Man has risen from the dead. The disciples’ confusion continues as they wonder what Jesus means by rising from the dead. The disciples cannot possibly understand Jesus’ Transfiguration until they also witness his passion and death. We hear the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration early in Lent, but we have the benefit of hindsight. In our hearing of it, we anticipate Jesus’ Resurrection, even as we prepare to remember Jesus’ passion and death.  (Copyright © 2016 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.  www.loyolapress.com)


Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz
Join Deacon John as he discusses with Deacon Richard Anderberg, about his Prison Ministry at the Springfield Correctional Facility. 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 


 We are looking for anyone who would like to join the Cemetery Committtee. Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested. The Cemetery committee meets three times a year to discuss various topics pertaining to Sacred Heart & St Charles Cemeteries.


 Guidelines for Lent
  • The time of Lent is to be observed by Catholics as a special season of prayer, penance and works of charity.
  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, in particular, are the most important penitential days of the liturgical year.They are days of both fast and abstinence. All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence.
  • The rule of fasting states that only one full meal a day can be taken. Two small meals, “sufficient to maintain strength”, are allowed, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals breaks the fast, but drinking liquids does not. The rule of fasting obliges all Catholics from 18 to 59.
  • Abstinence refers to the eating of meat. The common estimation of the community is used to determine what falls under the category of meat. The rule of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years or older.
  • The substantial observance of the laws of fast and abstinence is a serious obligation
  • Self-imposed fasting on the other weekdays of Lent is recommended. Abstinence on all Fridays of the year is also highly recommended.
  • Parents and teachers should see to it that, even those who are not bound by the laws of fast and abstinence because of age, are brought up in an atmosphere that is conducive to a sense of penance.

 A FAITH- FILLED CONCERT EXPERIENCE!  March 3, 2018
The Array of Hope concert is a wide-ranging live concert experience that features multiple musical acts, motivational speakers and thought-provoking films. Array of Hope is a journey of faith, hope and love,that entertains the audience, touching and transforming hearts through powerful witnessing to God’s love for us. The Diocese of Burlington invites the WHOLE FAMILY for this vocation night with Father. Jon Schnobrich and Bishop Coyne. Focused on ages 7th - 12th grade. Concert 1-4pm – Mass 4pm - evening end 7pm.  COST: suggested contribution of $10/person or $20/family Includes dinner LOCATION: St. Michael School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT 05301


 Father/Son Retreat  April 20-22, 2018
Where: Mary Theotokos Monastic Retreat Center, Newark, VT. Cost: $75 per father/son. For fathers and sons 6th grade and up (fee of $25 for additional child) Includes food and lodging. Weekend will include hiking and other outdoor adventures in the beautiful mountains of the Northeast Kingdom and Lake Willoughby. Talk by Fr. Jon Schnobrich. Retreat runs from 7PM on Friday April 20 to noon lunch on Sunday, April 22. Registration deadline is April 10th.  To register please contact the Diocese of Burlington, Youth Ministry.  Bill Gavin, Director 802-658-6110 ext: 1240


ATTENTION!!! We are looking for volunteers who would like to cook the St. Patricks Day Dinner this year. The Church will pay for all the food, we just need volunteers to cook and serve the dinner. If you are interested please contact the Parish Office at 463-3128. Thank you!


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.