Jesus then left that part of the country and walked the fifty miles to Tyre and Sidon. A woman from Canaan who was living there came to him, pleading, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, King David’s Son! For my daughter has a demon within her, and it torments her constantly.” But Jesus gave her no reply—not even a word. Then his disciples urged him to send her away. “Tell her to get going,” they said, “for she is bothering us with all her begging.” Then he said to the woman, “I was sent to help the Jews—the lost sheep of Israel—not the Gentiles.” But she came and worshiped him and pled again, “Sir, help me!” “It doesn’t seem right to take bread from the children and throw it to the dogs,” he said. “Yes, it is!” she replied, “for even the puppies beneath the table are permitted to eat the crumbs that fall.” “Woman,” Jesus told her, “your faith is large, and your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed right then.
                                                 Matthew 15:21-28

Mass Intentions
This Weekend
    Saturday            3:30 PM                 Recitation of the Rosary
     August 19         4:00 PM   RIP       David Shangraw
                                                                    By: Victoria Shangraw

     Sunday              8:30 AM                Recitation of the Rosary
    August 20         9:00 AM  RIP       Carol James
                                                                    By: Steve James
                                         Daily Masses
Monday           7:00 AM       RIP    Estelle Barry
August 21                                          By: K of C

Tuesday          7:00 AM       RIP   Mother M Roberta OFC
August 22                                        By: Margaret Dougall
                       
Wednesday    7:00 PM     RIP      Beverly Shaughnessy
August 23                                     By: Paul, Terry, Meghan & Chelsey

Thursday         7:00 AM   RIP   Alfred, Mary & Lou DiBernardo
August 24                                        By: Their family

Friday               No Mass
August 25         

                      Next Weekend
    Saturday            3:30 PM                 Recitation of the Rosary
     August 26         4:00 PM   RIP       Stephina Zielinski (death rem)
                                                                   By: The Green Family

     Sunday             8:30 AM                Recitation of the Rosary
   August 27          9:00 AM  RIP        Christine Murphy & James Gallagher
                                                                   By: Frances Galagher & Family
               
        Readings for the Week of August 21, 2017
  Sunday: Is 56:1, 6-7/Ps 67:2-3, 5-6, 8/Rom 11:13-15, 29-32/Mt 15:21-28
  Monday: Jgs 2:11-19/Ps 106:34-37, 39-40, 43ab, 44/Mt 9:16-22
  Tuesday: Jgs 6:11-24a/Ps 85:9, 11-14/Mt 19:23-30
  Wednesday: Jgs 9:6-15/Ps 21:2-7/Mt 20:1-16
  Thursday: Rv 21:9b-14/Ps 145:10-13, 17-18/Jn 1:45-51
  Friday: Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22/Ps 146:5-10/Mt 22:34-40
   Saturday: Ru 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17/Ps 128:1-5/Mt 23:1-12
  Sunday: Is 22:19-23/Ps 138:1-3, 6, 8/Rom 11:33-36/Mt 16:13-20

Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of August 12, 2017 & August 13, 2017
Weekly Offertory:                                                   $ 1312.00
Envelopes               $  817.00
Loose Donations     $  495.00 
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary           $   458.00
Votive Candles                                                        $   36.05
                                                                                   $ 1806.05
Last Year’s Offertory Collection
August 14, 2016   $ 1425.55

LITURGICAL ROLES
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Lectors:                       Laura Rounds
EMHC:                         Bernie Hindes
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                Charlotte Scanlon, Barbara Stickney, Eliane Davidison
                                   
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Lectors:                      Ed Smith
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 ~ $54,468.29
Amount remaining ~ $50,231.71
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.



Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz, Join Deacon John as he talks with Deacon Pete Gumere about Searching for Social Justice, 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  

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

                                      

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
Pray For Healing and Comfort
Especially for: Nancy Narkewicz, Peggy LafaveRose Waryas, Fr. Fred McLachlan, Liz Brady, Lorraine Reynolds, Betty Snide, 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.

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Knowing about Jesus’ debate with the Pharisees helps us to understand today’s Gospel. In fact the story heightens the surprise and shock we feel as we hear Jesus’ exchange with the Canaanite woman. The woman, who is not Jewish, approaches Jesus, requesting that he heal her demon-possessed daughter. At first Jesus ignores her; he says nothing. The disciples ask Jesus to send her away, and Jesus agrees, remarking that he was sent to minister to the Jews alone. The woman persists, paying homage to Jesus, and yet Jesus denies her request again. He even insults her, using a Jewish word of derision for Gentiles, “dog.” But the woman cleverly turns Jesus’ insult into an affirmation of faith. Only then does Jesus grant her request and heal her daughter. Jesus’ unresponsiveness to this woman may strike us as uncharacteristic or shocking. Yet in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus’ ministry is directed primarily to the people of Israel. At only a very few points, such as the one found in today’s Gospel, do we find Jesus anticipating the later Christian ministry to the rest of the world. Behind Matthew’s text we can hear this early Christian community’s struggle to understand how God’s selection of Israel is consistent with two events: Israel’s rejection of Jesus and the Gentiles’ acceptance of Jesus. Just as Jesus was surprised by the faith expressed by the Canaanite woman, so too the first Christians were surprised that the Gentiles would receive the salvation God offered through Christ. The faith that the Canaanite woman expresses is an affirmation of and confidence in God’s abundant mercy. Yes, salvation comes through Israel, but it overflows for the benefit of all. (Copyright © 2016 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.  www.loyolapress.com)


Divine Mercy Devotionals
There are Divine Mercy Devotionals gifted to us from Bishop Robert Vasa, the Bishop of Santa Rosa California. Please feel free to take one. There are 8 x 10 wall pictures for framing as well as devotional cards.


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 118.87% toward our yearly goal. 


Join the Vermont Delegation and Bishop Coyne at NYCY 2017 in Indianapolis! 
FEATURING
TOBYMAC
CHRIS STEFANIC
SR. MIRIAM HEIDLAND
ROY PETITFILS
BRIAN GREENFIELD
FR. JOE ESPAILLAT
      EMILY WILSON
Departure: Thursday morning, November 16, 2017
Return: Sunday afternoon, November 19, 2017
Estimated Cost: $900
Transporation: Air
Who Attends: 25,000+ young people from across the U.S.
More Info @ - http://www.ncyc.info
Registeration Information Contact:
Kelley Alderman, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Administrative Assistant802-658-6110, ext. 1130 or 846-5812, Fax: 802-658-6112   


  Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc.
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, self esteem, stress, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties, let the staff of Vermont Catholic Charities help you.
Call today for an appointment 773-3379 or
1-800-851-8379 CONFIDENTIAL


Project Rachel Ministry
 Day of Hope: A one-day retreat for post-abortive women is being planned for Saturday, October 21, 2017.  To register for this event, please contact  802-658-4118 or projectracheal@vermontcatholic.org. Time to be anncounced.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Help increase your faith in your marriage 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 https://wwmevt.org.


 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.