e-News Report   Week of May 14, 2015
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Trinity College reunion

SOUTH BURLINGTON—The Trinity College of Vermont Association of Alumni and Friends will have an alumni luncheon and annual meeting on June 6 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Eagles Club, 1233 Shelburne Road, South Burlington. Classes ending in “05” will be celebrated, and there will be a basket raffle with proceeds benefitting Hearth Keepers and the scholarship fund. The cost for the luncheon is $35; choices are prime rib, balsamic chicken, salmon or vegetarian. Please RSVP by May 22 to TCVTAAF, P.O. Box 5186, Essex Junction, VT 05453.

Barn and bake sale with luncheon

SOUTH HERO—St. Rose of Lima Church will have its annual barn and bake sale with luncheon on May 23 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The barn sale will continue on May 24 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call Bette Grennon at 372-4092.

Rice book sale

SOUTH BURLINGTON—Do you have a student attending Rice Memorial High School next year? The books your students will need for summer and school-year reading for 2015-2016 will be available for purchase on Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, on the second floor of the Barnes and Noble store in South Burlington.

Copies of the Rice 2015-2016 book list will be available.

All purchases made in the store will benefit the school library if you mention Rice at checkout.

You also can order online from May 29 through June 4 at

News Round-Up

Pope: Love of sports doesn’t mean ‘timeout’ from church, friends, poor

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Never let practice and competition get in the way of going to Mass, studying for school, being with friends and helping the poor, Pope Francis told an Italian sports association. And never let Italy’s infatuation with soccer — like in the pope’s native Argentina — crowd out all the other sports, which are just as important for teaching kids the benefits of teamwork and sacrifice, he said May 7. In the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall, the pope met with athletes, coaches, sports fans and team owners that belong to the Lazio Sports Society, which was established in 1900 by young people who wanted an organization that was open to everyone and upheld sports’ ethical and moral values. Back then, organized sports were geared toward those who had natural athletic talent, the pope said, but the group’s founders wanted people of all abilities and backgrounds to be able to take part. “I encourage you to continue to be welcoming, to value diverse talents” and offer a way for people to experience friendship and harmony “without discrimination.” The pope read out a saying by the 4th-century philosopher Sallustius, in Latin, and jokingly remarked how “interesting it would be to ask one of your kids for the translation.”

Papal push: Caritas leader sees ‘Francis effect’ at work on the ground

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Catholic charities around the world have no doubt about the reality of a “Francis effect” on their work. Because of the ongoing global economic crisis, most