Northwest VT News
Mater Christi School local Geo Bee
BURLINGTON—Mater Christi School had its local GEO competition in January with teachers and students in grades 4-8 applauding the efforts of the nine contestants in the bee. The first place winner was Caitlin Salmon, a sixth grader. Second place went to eighth grader Jack McLaughlin.
Both students were to take a written test to qualify them to enter the state level bee, which is scheduled for April 4 at Middlebury College. If both students qualify for the state competition, but Caitlin is not able to be present, Jack will take her place.
Each year, Mater Christi School, along with thousands of schools in the United States, participates in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Brent Tremblay, the school’s GEO Bee advisor, believes in the goals of the contest: to encourage schools to include geography in their curriculums, spark student interest in the subject and raise public awareness about geography.
MORRISVILLE—The sixth graders of Bishop Marshall School visited the North Country Animal League as part of the school’s community service initiative, to deliver the donations they received through their school community-supported donation drive.
Cenacles for Life
WINOOSKI—Cenacles of Life prayers take place at St. Francis Xavier Church in Winooski on Tuesdays following the 8 a.m. Mass and at St. Pius X Church, Essex Center, on Wednesdays following the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
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Prayer for the selection of a new Bishop
O God, eternal shepherd, who govern your flock with unfailing care, grant in your boundless fatherly love a pastor for the Diocese of Burlington who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
The fourth annual Msgr. Thomas J. Ball Seminarian Open will take place on Saturday, May 17, at the West Bolton Golf Club in West Bolton.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9.
The format will be a 4-person team scramble.
The price is $300 per team. All proceeds will benefit the Seminarian Education Fund for the Dioceses of Burlington.
The tournament fee includes greens fees with cart, breakfast, on-course luncheon, soft drinks, closest-to-the-pin contests, longest drive competition, putting contest, the Rev. Joseph F. McCarthy $100,000 Shootout, the Rev. Msgr. Richard G. Lavalley $1,000,000 Shootout, silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. There will be a reception following the tournament Play.
All participants will receive a commemorative gift from the Knights of Columbus St. Stephen Council #2284.
In the 14th Hole Challenge, a hole-in-one wins a 2014 Mercedes Benz.
For more information, contact Greg Clairmont, 604 Creek Farm Road, Colchester, VT 05446, 802-343-8446
Middle School Rally