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 [email protected] faithformation @cosp. comcastbiz. net (802) 362-5795 All Souls’ Day Dear All, Nowhere, of course, do the Great Church and the domestic church come together better or more clearly than in the Baptism of newborn children. In the conception of a child, God touches the world of nature to accomplish the beginning of human life. At the baptism of a child, the child’s parents bring him to the Church to hear proclaimed and to celebrate the sovereignty of God over the rest of the life (and the eventual death) of this newborn. November 1 to November 9 Saturday, November 1 4:00 pm – ALL SOULS 5:30pm - Louis Zoufaly by wife Marie and Family Sunday, November 2 8:00am – Joe Demers 10:00am –Fred Maas by wife Marjorie and Family ARL MAN MAN MAN Monday, November 3 8:00am - Pro Populo Tuesday, November 4 8:00 am - Joe Gawlik by wife, Helen Wednesday, November 5 8:00 am – Healing for Mark Madkour by Jim and Patricia Foley Thursday, November 6 8:00 am - Eugene Kayatta Friday, November 7 8:00 am – Ken Whalen by Angela Carroll Saturday, November 8 4:00 pm – ALL SOULS ARL 5:30pm - Brian Gawlik by mother, Helen MAN Sunday, November 9 8:00am - ALL SOULS 10:00am –The Munro Family MAN MAN Most people are so excited about the ‘domestic church’ elements of a baptism (when did ‘christening’ enter Catholic vocabulary?) that they fail to notice this proclamation. The naming of the child, the signing with the cross, the exorcism and anointing all take place in token of the child’s belonging, not to earthly parents or siblings, certainly, not to the devil, but to the God who first placed him in that family. The post-baptism anointing and clothing and the ceremony of ‘opening’ bespeak the child’s membership in the Great Church as a sharer in the life and work of Christ. It is at the presentation of the ‘light of Christ’, a candle lit from the Easter Candle, that the parents are reminded of their role in the Great Church as those to whom the child’s earliest Christian development is entrusted. This little ceremony exactly parallels the catechizing of the parents on their role and commitment that opened the whole liturgy of Baptism. But it is the Baptism itself to which I wish to call attention as a kind of missed moment. Saint Paul tells us that when we are baptized it is ‘into the death of Christ’ and, so, into hope of a ‘like resurrection’. It seems a little gruesome to be thinking of death for a child who is just born. But in other times, infant mortality forced people to consider the more-than-earthly life of their children and it was just this hope of a share in Christ’s resurrection that became a grieving mother’s greatest consolation and a faith-filled mother’s greatest concern about her children at any age. (That is, by the way, the background for all that stuff about ‘limbo’ and people’s concern that children be baptized sooner rather than later.) Let us remember in prayer... Briefly, then: in the celebration of Baptism in the Great Church’s faith and the realities of life in Pam Blair, Anne Marie Dellapia, Kim Donatelli, Patricia Eveland, Cheryl Finck, Dick LaRoche, Mark Madkour, Tim Markey, Lorraine Monaco, Greg Morsch, Lenore Scanlon, Donald Weber and Michael Weiss the domestic Church are opened up to the even greater reality of life in the Kingdom of God (rather than the kingdom of Satan or the kingdom of death or sin). The fact of new life becomes the promise of eternal life and the fact of mortality becomes the promise of resurrection. 2 November 2014 As I said, these similarities can get obscured by the crush of family and friends that usually attend a Baptism. But on a nice, quiet weekend in November, a mediation on these ‘coincidences’ becomes a intriguing thought to the curious, a deepened sense of purpose for the involved and, maybe, a comfort for those who need to know that God gives life, not that it may be taken away, but that it might be lived forever. Really, truly and immortally yours, tm Christ Our Savior Parish’s Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner UPDATES. 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. If anyone would like to donate an apple or pumpkin pie for Christ Our Savior Parish's Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, please contact Carolyn Smith at 362-3516 or at [email protected] Volunteers are also needed to set up, serve and clean up on Thanksgiving Day. Please call Ed Sossi at 362-9979 for more details and time. Potato peelers are needed for Wednesday morning, November 26, TBD. Bring your own peelers and help us tackle 200 pounds. Took one hour last year! Call Nancy Black at 375-9207 to volunteer. In Remembrance Throughout the month of November several Masses have been scheduled in remembrance of the faithful departed. Specially, the Masses will be offered for the deceased whose names have been listed on the All Souls Day remembrance envelopes. Additional envelopes are available at the entrances to the churches. The Mass schedule is as follows: Saturday, November 8 - 4:00 PM Sunday, November 9 - 8:00 AM Sunday, November 16 - 8:00 AM Sunday, November 23 - 8:00 AM Wednesday, November 26 – 5:30 PM Saturday, November 29 – 5:30 PM For I was hungry and you fed me… Your support of the Bishop deGoesbriand Appeal for Human Development makes a real difference in the daily lives of Vermonters. In 2013, thanks to your generosity, Vermont Catholic Charities awarded grants to 12 agencies that provided food to over 21,790 individuals. Please donate to the second collection the weekend of November 22-23. 100% of the collection stays in Vermont. Plan on attending Breakfast with the Knights of Columbus next Sunday morning in the Parish Hall in Manchester! This monthly event is hosted by the Knights after both the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Masses. The extensive breakfast menu includes, eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, OJ, coffee, tea, and pastries. All of this is offered for $6 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds from these monthly breakfasts help the Knights support their on-going projects aimed at helping many needy individuals and families in the Northshire area. Decorating and setting up the hall will take place on Wednesday, November 26 at 3:30pm, please call Nancy Black at 375-9207 to volunteer. The Catholic Daughters in Arlington will be meeting this Monday, November 3rd at 6:30pm. They will also be raffling all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner. Chances will be sold after all masses the next two weekends, November 9 and 16. The drawing will take place on November 22. Faith Formation Reminders Lessons and Carols rehearsal Sunday, Novemeber 2nd at 5pm. Please bring your form to rehearsal. First Reconciliation 2nd parent session on Wednesday, November 5th, at 6:30pm. The Catholic Daughters of Christ Our Savior Parish are planning a BASKET PARTY on Saturday, November 15th in St. Paul’s parish hall and are seeking support from parishioners from both our churches. Needed are themed filled baskets, and unused items to compose baskets. Donated baskets and items may be left in the both of our church halls. For information call Sally (375-9780) or Mildred (362-3619).
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