Christ our Saoior Roman Catholic Parish Weekend Worship Saturday 4:00pm Saint Margaret Mary/Arlington 5:30pm Saint Paul Church/Manchester Sunday 8:00am Saint Paul Church/Manchester 1 0:00am Saint Paul ChurchlManchester Daily Mass & Holy Days Listed inside of bulletin Confessions 5-3:45pm in Arlington After the 5:30 Mass in Manchester 3: 1 Opportunities for involvement in Parish Life Adult or Youth Choir # Mass Servers # Ushers # Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary # Catholic Daughters of America # Knights of Columbus # Parish Life Committee # Lectors # Northshire lnterfaith Council # Church Decorations # Religious Education lf you are interested in any of these activities, call the Rectory for further information. Sacramental Life Baptisms Parental Catechesis can be scheduled in consultation with the Pastor during the last few weeks of the pregnancy or aftenruards. The actual ceremony of Baptism will be scheduled for everyone's convenience. Marriages Couples seeking to be married must complete a Diocesan-approved Pre-Cana program. Convenient scheduling for this requires a six-month pre-arrangement. Ministry to the Sick and Homebound lf you, or someone you know is hospitalized or homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion or the Sacrament of the Sick, please, call the rectory to make arrangements. New Parishioners lf you have recently moved to the area and have not yet registered in the Parish, you can do so by calling the Rectory. At the same time you can arrange to receive the Vermont Catholic Magazine and to receive collection envelopes for the Parish. Pastor: Reverend Thomas Mattison 398 Bonnet Street Manchester Genter, Vermont 05255 Phone: Fax: E-mail. Rectorv Faith Formation (802) 362-1380 (802) 366-1168 firstname.lastname@example.org faithformation @cosp. comcastbiz. net (802) 362-5795 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Dear All, October 11 to October 19 Saturday, October 11 4:00 pm – Eugene Kayatta 5:30pm - Brian Gawlik by mother, Helen ARL MAN Sunday, October 12 8:00am – Pro Populo 10:00 am – Larry Washburn by wife, Sue MAN MAN Monday, October 13 8:00am - Deceased Members of Catholic Daughters Tuesday, October 14 8:00 am – Rita Ruland by daughter, Kathleen Wednesday, October 15 8:00 am – Healing for Theresa Farrara-Franklin by Dana and Cheryl Markey Thursday, October 16 8:00 am - Healing for Tim Markey by Dana and Cheryl Markey Friday, October 17 8:00 am – Father James Mattison Saturday, October 18 4:00 pm – Edward LaBatt by Earl and Jackie LaBatt 5:30pm - Louis Zoufaly by Ralph Boileau ARL MAN Sunday, October 19 8:00am – Ken Whalen by John and Emy LaVecchia MAN 10:00am –Ralph Gill by Joe and Louise Dell MAN Let us remember in prayer... Dan Barker, Pam Blair, Anne Marie Dellapia, Kim Donatelli, Cheryl Finck, John Kardas Jr, Mary Ellen Lawson-Quinn, Dick LaRoche, Mark Madkour, Tim Markey, Lorraine Monaco Greg Morsch, Lenore Scanlon Donald Weber and Michael Weiss The unbounded love and being of God are what lie at the heart of the reality of the Trinity. When love has infinity to bestow and love has infinity in which to receive and from which to return, the unity is unimaginable to us. That, of course, is because we are not unbounded. Our physical self is bounded by our skin, our life is bounded by the darkness before life and the grave, our intelligence is limited in its grasp … We are not made to pass away, but our living is so limited! And this prevents our human love from achieving the absolute unifying power of the Divine love. But, there is a way in which humans stretch themselves to overcome the limits of their being: a vow. By the making of a vow a man seeks to overcome the predictable depredations of time and materiality in order to guarantee performance of a certain deed at some specific time in the future. In the case of the marriage vow – undertaken until death – a couple undertake to give to and accept from each other alone all that is implied in the word spouse. The vow is a human attempt to reach into the future and to shape it in a particular way. In accepting the vow of another, one agrees to have one’s own future so shaped. The sheer audacity of a vow – and even more so of mutual vows – is breathtaking! To assert that all the unknown events between the moment of the vow and the moment of death will be allowed no space or power to change the future that the vow depicts! No wonder the world is so full of commitment-phobes! Who would not fear to undertake such a guarantee? Who would be fool enough to accept it? A young man I know made his first vows in a religious order no long ago. In the course of the ceremony, the superior reminded him: You are doubtlessly making these vows for the wrong reason; but you will discover the right reason in time … and it is your fidelity to these vows that will get you there. 12 October 2014 A vow is as close as humans get to eternity – to possessing all of their being in one instant. It is, when made for love between two lovers who seek to live and be God’s love for each other, a moment when the Divine Eternity and human finitude become one – it is a sacrament, a human deed with Divine effect. There is a Synod (a big Church meeting) on the Family coming soon. Many seem to be hoping that this meeting will arrange things so that those who have broken their marriage vows will be able to be absolved of the breaking and those who have been betrayed by unfaithfulness will be permitted a similar infidelity. Surely, the size of the endeavor represented by marriage vows would suggest that few can achieve it. Or, maybe, the size of the endeavor will make it clear that only faith in the presence of the Infinite in the human will make it possible at all. Really, truly and for-as-long-as-needs-be yours, tm Bishop’s Fund Our Parish 2014 Bishop’s Fund contributions are $48,978 towards its goal of $65,800. This is 74% of our goal with pledge commitments from just 172 families. Our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have responded so generously to this year’s appeal. The Christmas Choir of Christ Our Savior Parish is looking for new members of all voice parts and ages to join us for our annual Christmas Concert. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday nights from 7:008:30pm starting October 7th. Please come and sing with us! Take a look at the Advertisers Supporting our Church Bulletin on the back page! R. H. Biben’s Sheetmetal r k MILES Southern Vermont Glass & Shower Door The Knights of Columbus Breakfast will take place, next Sunday, October 19th following 8am and 10am Mass. “Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s Creation!” is the theme for October’s Respect Life Month observance, an annual opportunity for Catholic parishes throughout our Diocese to highlight our pro-life commitment. To view these materials online, visit United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website at www.usccb.org/respectlife. PARISH LIFE NEEDS YOUR HELP! Parish Life needs more volunteers to help host our monthly fellowship the 4th Sunday of every month. Help is needed to continue this time of food and fellowship. Any amount of time you could share would be greatly appreciated. Please call Nancy Black at 375-9207 to volunteer. Community Food Cupboard Fall Wish List Now that the weather is turning, it’s time to turn on the oven. Items needed are flour, sugar, raisins, nuts, canned pumpkin and evaporated milk, just to name a few. All donations to CFC are appreciated, and may be left in our collection box or at Manchester Town Hall or Dorset Berkshire Bank branches. The Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner is coming soon. We need volunteers to cook the turkeys. Our Church is buying them and volunteers can pick them up in the Church kitchen, time to be announced. Then deliver them cooked on Thanksgiving Day morning back to the Church kitchen. Please call Kathe Henrich to volunteer at 362-0499. Please invite your community friends to volunteer, and to be quests at the dinner. The music director of Christ Our Savior Parish, Michael Gallagher will give a tenor voice recital on Sunday October 19th at 3pm at St. Paul’s Church. To benefit Doctors Without Borders, to aid their efforts to combat the recent Ebola virus outbreak.
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