Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.                                                               Mark 1:14-20

Mass Intentions  
This Weekend
     Saturday             3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
     January 20        4:00 PM     RIP      Jane Donzello
                                                                         By: St. Charles Choir

     Sunday               9:30 AM                  Recitation of the Rosary
     January 21        10:00 AM  RIP       Cynthia J Cupolo
                                                                      By: St. Charles Choir

Daily Masses
Monday                 7:00 AM  RIP       Eugene Fontaine
January 22                                            By: Paul Sackevich 

Tuesday                 7:00 AM  RIP        Eugene Fontaine
January 23                                             By: John & Erin Harding
Wednesday          7:00 PM  RIP       Deborah Gaspardino
January 24                                           By: her family (death rem)  

Thursday             7:00 AM  RIP          John Panek
January 25                                             By: Anthony Jurkoic

Friday               No Mass
January 26                                        

         Next Weekend
    Saturday              3:30 PM                Recitation of the Rosary
     January 27        4:00 PM   INT      Prayers of Gratitude
                                                                      By: Paul Sackevich

     Sunday                 9:30 AM               Recitation of the Rosary
     January 28        10:00 AM  RIP    Fred Shaughnessy (bday rem)
                                                                       By: his family


Readings for the Week of January 22, 2018
Sunday: Jon 3:1-5, 10/Ps 25:4-9/1 Cor 7:29-31/Mk 1:14-20
Monday: 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10/Ps 89:20-22, 25-26/Mk 3:22-30
Tuesday: 2 Sm 6:12b-15, 17-19/Ps 24:7-10/Mk 3:31-35
 Wednesday: 2 Sm 7:4-17/Ps 89:4-5, 27-30/Mk 4:1-20
Thursday: Acts 22:3-16 or 9:1-22/Ps 117:1-2/Mk 16:15-18
Friday: 2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5/Ps 36:1-3, 7-8a, 10/Mk 4:26-34
Saturday: 2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17/Ps 51:12-17/Mk 4:35-41
Sunday: Dt 18:15-20/Ps 95:1-2, 6-9/1 Cor 7:32-35/Mk 1:21-28

                            Parish Support
                       WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of January 13, 2018 & January 14, 2018
Weekly Offertory:                                               $ 1301.00
Envelopes               $ 868.00
Loose Donations     $ 433.00
Votive Candles                                                    $      34.00  
                                                                                $  1335.00
Last Year’s Offertory Collection
January 15, 2017   $ 1900.50

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Lectors:                       Laura Rounds
EMHC:                         Brian Kelly       
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                     Charlie & Betsy Bashaw, Terri Bates
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Lectors:                       Chris Hodsden
EMHC:                         Julie Sines
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      David & Julie Sines

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018 7:00PM @ THE HARTNESS HOUSE INN 30 Orchard Street, SPRINGFIELD, VT. TOPIC:  “Theology Of The Body?” Presenter:  Father Jon Schnobrich
  Beer, Wine, and Soda Complimentary!

 Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz
Join Deacon John as he discusses with St. Charles Music Director, Cathi Kugler, about her Religious experience with the Sisters of St. Joseph. 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  

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
Especially for: 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.

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Gospel of Mark does not begin with a narrative about Jesus’ birth. Instead Mark begins by reporting on the preaching of John the Baptist. John is described as the voice in the wilderness sent to prepare the way of the Lord. Immediately after describing the work of John the Baptist, Mark reports on Jesus’ baptism and his temptation in the desert. Jesus’ public ministry begins after the arrest of John the Baptist. Mark wants his readers to understand the important connection between the end of the ministry of John the Baptist and the beginning of Jesus’ own ministry. As we learn at the beginning of today’s Gospel reading, Jesus preaches the Kingdom of God in continuity with the preaching of John the Baptist. Like John the Baptist, Jesus’ pronouncement of the kingdom is a call to repentance. Yet Jesus’ preaching is greater than John’s. Jesus begins the time of fulfillment; the Kingdom of God is already here. This will be demonstrated again and again, both in Jesus’ words and in the actions that follow. Jesus’ healings and forgiveness of sins are signs of the Kingdom of God that he announces in his teaching.  In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus breaks with this tradition and invites his disciples to learn from him. Jesus is said to have first called four fishermen—Simon, Andrew, James, and John. Simon and Andrew are brothers. Jesus promises that he will make them “fishers of men.” James and John are also brothers. Mark does not report Jesus' words of invitation to them, but he does report that they left their fishing immediately; their father, Zebedee, was left behind in the boat. Mark’s Gospel is told with a great sense of urgency and immediacy. Jesus is a person of action, and events occur in rapid succession. We see this in today’s Gospel. Time is of the essence; the fishermen immediately put aside their livelihood to become Jesus’ disciples. The Kingdom of God is here and now. The time of fulfillment is at hand. How might our lives be different if we more fully shared this sense of the immediacy of God’s kingdom? (Copyright © 2016 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.

 A Special Thanks to Chris & Jeannie Hodsden and Laura Rounds for their cooperation in conducting the listening session for the Diocesan Synod. And for all of those who participated in the session.

 First Annual Catholic Conference –
Calling all Husbands, Fathers, Sons and Men of God
Date: Saturday - February 17, 2018 - 9am - 3:30pm, Holy Family Parish Hall, 28 Licoln Street, Essex Junction, VT. Conference will include Lunch and Mass with Bishop Coyne Keynote: Dr. Ray Guarendi -- more info at Other speakers include: Fr. Tim Naples and David Allbee. Cost: $30

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

World Marriage Day
The celebration of World Marriage Day in the Diocese of Burlington will take place on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at the 10:00 AM Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral  in Burlington with recognition being given to those couples celebrating their Milestone Anniversaries in the year 2018 (5, 10, 15, etc….).   Couples can choose to celebrate and receive a certificate in their parish the following Sunday, Feb. 11th. Please register through the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis, Marriage and Family Life 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.