Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.  Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.  But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.  The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’  Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.  “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”       Matthew 18:21-30, 35

                                         Mass Intentions
                                          This Weekend
    Saturday            3:30 PM                 Recitation of the Rosary
    September 16    4:00 PM    RIP      Bob Ashcroft 
                                                             By:  Jean & Ann Ashcroft

     Sunday              9:30 AM               Recitation of the Rosary
    September 17    10:00 AM  RIP     Moise Mercier (bday rem)
                                                              By: Paul Mercier

                                               Daily Masses
Monday             No Mass
September 18   

Tuesday             No Mass
September 19                                 
Wednesday          No Mass
September 20   

Thursday             No Mass
September 21    

Friday               No Mass
September 22

             Next 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
                              Readings for the Week of September 18, 2017
      Sunday: Sir 27:30 – 28:7/Ps 103:1-4, 9-12/Rom 14:7-9/Mt 18:21-35
      Monday: 1 Tm 2:1-8/Ps 28, 2, 7-9/Lk 7:1-10
      Tuesday: 1 Tm 3:1-13/Ps 101:1-3, 5-6/Lk 7:11-17
      Wednesday: 1 Tm 3:14-16/Ps 111:1-6/Lk 7:31-35
      Thursday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13/Ps 19:2-5/Mt 9:9-13
      Friday: 1 Tm 6:2c-12/Ps 49:6-10, 17-20/Lk 8:1-3
      Saturday: 1 Tm 6:13-16/Ps 100:1-5/Lk 8:4-15
     Sunday: Is 55:6-9/Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18/Phil 1:20c-24, 27a/Mt 20:1-16a

Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of September 9, 2017 & September 10, 2017
Weekly Offertory:                                          $ 1578.00
Envelopes               $ 906.00
Loose Donations     $ 672.00
Pennies for the Parish                                     $   37.00
Votive Candles                                                   $   43.50
                                                                       $ 1658.50

Hurricane Harvey Collection      $ 921.00

Last Year’s Offertory Collection
September 4, 2016   $ 1233.76

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Lectors:                       Ed August
EMHC:                         Bernie Hindes
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                     Mary Griswold, Sandi Gaspardino & Karen Brodeur  

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Lectors:                      Chris Hodsden
EMHC:                         Doreen Aldrich
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                    David & Julie Sines

                                    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.

Copies of last fiscal year (2016-2017) financial statements are available in the vestibule of the Church.

Please take note there will be NO weekday Masses for the month of September. Fr. Holden will be the Main celebrant for the Weekend Masses while Fr. Maria is away.

Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.
1 Chronicles 16:11

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 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.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today's reading Peter asks Jesus how many times one ought to extend forgiveness to another. Peter proposes a reasonable number of times, perhaps seven. Jesus replies by extending Peter's proposal by an enormous amount; not just seven times should one forgive, but 77 times. The parable of the unforgiving servant is Jesus' elaboration of his initial reply to Peter. Through the parable we come to understand the depths of God's mercy toward us and the results of our acceptance of God's forgiveness. The king in the parable decides to settle accounts with his servants. We are told that one servant in particular owes the king an enormous sum of money. Despite the promise of the servant, it is unlikely that he would ever be able to repay the debt that he owes. The king is moved by the humility of the pleading servant and mercifully forgives the debt. Rather than displaying gratitude for this forgiveness, the servant confronts a fellow servant who owes him a small debt—a pittance when compared with the amount that was owed to the king. The unmerciful servant refuses the pleas of his fellow servant and sends the servant to prison. A few other servants tell the merciful king about the actions of the unforgiving servant. The king punishes the servant because he refused to show the kind of mercy he had himself received from the king. Jesus concludes by indicating that this is how it will be with God and those who refuse to forgive one another. There is a temptation to quantify forgiveness as Peter tried to do, but Jesus' point is that forgiveness is not about quantity—the number of times we extend forgiveness to another. In the parable the king's forgiveness is like God's forgiveness, and it transforms us, helping us to be as forgiving as God. The lesson is clear: If we hoard God's mercy while showing no mercy to others, we risk forfeiting the effects of God's mercy in our lives. (Copyright © 2016 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.

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Please pray for the soul of Ann Belknap who passed,
may she rest in the peace of Christ’s love

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. 

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  

A Note from Fr. Maria
I'm fine and safely reached home. Thanks for your continued rosary & prayers. My religious community is  having retreat before chapter. My mom and others at home are fine. Thanks. God bless you.
Fr. Maria L

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 .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.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
“Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near.” Encourage those moments by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next WWME Weekends are Oct 21-22, 2017 in Contoocook, NH and Mar 16-18, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit us at

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.