e-News Report   Week of April 14, 2014
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Divine Mercy Sunday celebration

ESSEX JUNCTION—Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, 36 Lincoln St., beginning with the 11 a.m. Mass.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place following Mass and continue until 3 p.m., when the Divine Mercy Chaplet will take place. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available after Mass until 3 p.m. For more information, call the parish office at 878-5331.

Gifts for the Kingdom Conference

BURLINGTON—The Gifts for the Kingdom Conference will take place Sept. 20 at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington. The keynote speaker, Dr. Edward Sri, is a theologian, speaker and author of several Catholic best-selling books including A Biblical Walk through the Mass, and his most recent publication, Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel: Rediscovering the Heart of a Disciple.

Endow Study Groups

The women of Vermont are invited to participate in Endow study groups, a new opportunity to grow deeper in their relationship

News Around the Diocese

Light of a new life with Christ

Come out from the dark cave of pride, sin and death and into the light of a new life with Christ, Pope Francis said. ‘‘Take away the stone of shame’’ that is keeping you trapped inside a life that is dead or painful and be raised up again by Christ, he said in a recent homily. The pope also gave away thousands of copies of a pocket-sized edition of the Gospels, telling people to always keep a copy with them to read snippets every day while in line or while commuting. But he said it was probably best not to read while standing in a crowded bus because it was better to keep an eye out for pickpockets. The pope’s remarks came during a late afternoon visit to the Church of St. Gregory the Great on the outskirts of Rome. Before he celebrated Mass, he met with young people, the sick and elderly and heard the confessions of a number of parishioners. In his homily and during his Angelus address at noon with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square, the pope spoke about the day’s Gospel reading from the Gospel of John (11:1-45), which recounts Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. When Jesus went to Lazarus’ tomb, he asked that the stone sealing the entrance be taken away. He then ‘‘cried out in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus