e-News Report   Week of November 14, 2015
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Padre Pio Prayer Group

ESSEX JUNCTION — The Essex Catholic Community Padre Pio Prayer Group will meet on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Holy Family Parish beginning at 8 a.m. with the rosary followed by Mass, special intentions and learning about Padre Pio’s life, ministry and spiritual gifts. Refreshments will be served; all are welcome.

Christmas bazaar

RICHFORD — The All Saints annual Christmas bazaar will take place in Dorion Hall on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a light breakfast and a lunch with a choice of various homemade soups and sandwiches. Featured will be an All Saints table, a white elephant table, homemade fudge, fresh homemade baked goods and a teacup auction. “Mrs. Claus” will be there, helping children to write letters to Santa. Many local artists and crafters will have items for sale. For more information, call 848-7741.

Christmas Bazaar

MILTON — There will be a Christmas bazaar at St. Ann Church on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. in the church hall at 41 Main St.

There will be a lunch with a variety of homemade soups, fresh wreaths, craft tables, tag sale, homemade baked goods and raffles.

For more information, call 802-893-4012.

The event is sponsored by the Ladies of St. Ann to benefit ministries of the church including funeral meals and youth group.

TOP-sy TUR-vy Dinner

ST. ALBANS — The Knights of Columbus are serving

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Opening of Holy Door

BURLINGTON—On Dec. 13, the Diocese of Burlington will celebrate the Opening of the Holy Door at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, 20 Allen St. The faithful are encouraged to attend.

Women’s retreat

ESSEX JUNCTION—The women of the Diocese of Burlington are invited to the fourth annual Vermont Catholic Women’s Retreat on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Holy Family Church and Parish Center. The theme is “His Mercy and Love:  Living God’s Mercy and Love in our Families and the World Around Us.”

For more information, call 802-658-6110 ext. 1131.

Cemetery guidelines

BURLINGTON—Diocesan Cemetery Director Robert Brown, with the assistance of clergy, cemeterians and funeral directors, and with the approval of Burlington Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, has released the rules and regulations for Catholic cemeteries. The guidelines are meant to ensure the safety of all who visit the cemeteries, and local community guidelines are to be adhered to in regard to plants, shrubs, flowers, etc. The document is available online at or by contacting your pastor or parish cemeterian.

Vocation awareness evening

BURLINGTON—Burlington Bishop Christopher J. Coyne and Father Jon Schnobrich, diocesan director of vocations, will be hosting a vocations awareness evening —“Come, Follow Me” — on Sunday, Dec. 6, at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral.

The evening will begin with a Holy Hour at 5 p.m. followed by