Parish retreatBARRE--There will be a 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima parish mission from Sunday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 2, at St. Monica Parish, 79 Summer St., Barre.
The featured speaker will be Father Dan Cambra, director of the Marian evangelization team and a member of the Mother of Mercy Province of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Marians of the Immaculate Conception is the religious community entrusted to spread the message and devotion of The Divine Mercy.
He will speak at all weekend masses.
Presentations will be on Sunday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.; Monday, May 1, at 9 a.m.;
Tuesday, May 2, at 9 a.m.
Topics include praying for the conversion of souls, praying for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary as a prelude to ushering in the era of The Divine Mercy, the interrelationship of the message of Divine Mercy as revealed to St. Faustina and the message of Our Lady of Fatima as revealed to the three shepherd children.
There also will be the opportunity to receive a blessing with a relic of St. Faustina. St. John Paul II canonized her in 2000, making her the first saint of the new millennium. Speaking of her and the importance of the message contained in her diary, the pope called her "the great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time."
Materials about The Divine Mercy devotion will be available for purchase at the parish mission.
For information contact: Teresa Hawes, DRE, at 802-476-4020 or visit thedivinemercy.org/events.
Scout MassBURLINGTON--Burlington Bishop Christopher J. Coyne celebrated a special Scout Mass Feb. 26.
The scouts received awards in a ceremony after the Mass, and the bishop reminded them about the importance of reverence in scouting.
The Catholic Committee on Scouting hosted the celebration at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral.
Eight Boys Scouts earned their Ad Altari Dei award:
*Frankie Ellis-Monaghan and Isaiah Ellis-Monaghan from St. Rose of Lima Church in Grande Isle;
*Andrew Koval and Dylan Koval from Holy Angels Church in St. Albans:
*Jeremy Little from Ascension Church in Georgia;
*Richard Cosgrove, Zachary Botala and Andrew Cashmar from St. Peter Church in Vergennes.
Also, three adults earned medals:
*David Ely II from St. Joseph Co-Cathedral and Bernie Byrne from St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield earned their Bronze Pelican; and
*Norbert Vogl from Holy Cross Church in Colchester earned his St. George Award.