e-News Report   Week of January 14, 2015
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Open House

BURLINGTON—Mater Christi will have an open house for interested visitors of all ages on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 8:30-11:00 a.m. Guests will be able to tour the school buildings and watch students from three years old through grade eight in action. There will be an opportunity to chat with teachers and other staff members.

To visit the school or for more information, call 802-658-3992, e-mail Kaitlyn Dorey at or visit

Genealogy library

COLCHESTER—The Vermont Genealogy Library has Vermont Vital Records, baptism, marriage and burial records, etc., as well as resources for New England, New York and Canada to aid in genealogical research. It is located on Hegeman Avenue in Fort Ethan Allen and open Tuesdays from 3:00-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Visit or call 802-310-9285 for more information. The new schedule of classes will begin in February.

Living Nativities

MORRISVILLE—Students at The Bishop John A. Marshall School in grades 5-8 took turns staging their own live nativity scene at school Dec. 17-19 in preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth. Dressed in traditional clothing, the students posed motionlessly as visitors stopped by to share in the meaning of Christmas.

Children’s donations

MORRISVILLE—Second graders at The Bishop John A. Marshall School made and sold crafts at the school's annual Christmas Fair in December as a community service project. The students raised $204 for the benefit of North Country Animal League in Morrisville, which promotes compassionate and responsible relationships between humans and animals through pet adoptions, education and outreach and spay/neuter

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Bishop Coyne’s installation

Bishop Christopher Coyne will be installed as the 10th Bishop of Burlington on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral during a Solemn Mass of Installation.

The Holy Father’s ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, will be in attendance as the pope’s personal representative.

On Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. Bishop Coyne will lead a prayer service (vespers) where he will take possession of the diocese. Held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Pine Street, members of Vermont's faith communities, as well as government leaders and representatives of our state are invited to attend to meet Bishop Coyne and pray together.

The public is welcome to attend the prayer service.

A reception will follow.

To personally welcome Bishop Coyne, click here.

Join us for the annual Rally for Life

The annual Rally for Life in Montpelier will take place on Saturday, Jan. 17 in Montpelier.

There will be a special Respect Life Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Church followed by a march down State Street to the steps of the statehouse for opening remarks.

Participants will proceed to the House Chamber for pro-life speakers.

The keynote speaker will be Abby Johnson, author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.

There will be refreshments, fellowship and the latest pro-life information. There is no charge to attend the Rally for Life.

‘Biggest human rights rally’ returns for March for Life

“The biggest human rights rally in the world,” as one regular participant described it, will return to the nation’s capital for the annual March for Life Jan. 22. The 42nd rally on the