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End of life care program

VERGENNES—“End of Life Care for Catholics: What You Need to Know" will be presented at St. Peter Parish Hall on Sept. 17, at 11:30 a.m., after a 10:30 a.m.  Mass. There will be a potluck lunch (bring a dish to share) followed by a presentation by Deacon Pete Gummere, director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Burlington and a bioethicist. This event is sponsored by St. Peter's Pro-Life Committee. Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 877-3971 or 877-2367.

Chicken Pie Supper

RANDOLPH—A Chicken Pie Supper by Maybelle Dumont will be served on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Church at the corner of Route 66 and Hebard Hill Road. Adults $10; children $5. Take out will be available.

Garage Sale

PITTSFORD—The annual St. Alphonsus garage sale will take place Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No reasonable offer refused. The sale is at 2918 US Route 7, Pittsford, in the rectory garage across from church. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

‘Sermon on the Mount’

CHARLOTTE--The annual celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will take place on the top of Mount Philo on Monday,
Aug. 14. Mass will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck to follow. There is no cost to you to drive/walk up the mountain—just tell the gate attendant that you are with
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Senior citizens with Green Mountain Passes should show them to the attendant so we are not charged for your entrance. We ask that you try and arrive early (by 5:45 p.m.) and take advantage of the shuttle service to the top (if you don’t plan walking to the top) as there is very limited parking available at the top. According to your last name you are asked to bring: A-E: desserts; F-I: drinks; J-Q: main dish; R-Z side dishes/salads (potato, macaroni, pasta, tossed, etc.) or hors d'oeuvres, chips, dips, veggie trays, etc.; the parish will supply the paper goods. In the event of rain, the Mass and potluck will be held at the church. For more information, call 425-4432.

Tent meeting

BARRE—There will be a tent meeting in Currier Park hosted by St. Monica Parish on Sunday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 3:30 pm. The Nadeaus from Lancaster, N.H., will offer music and personal testimony. Participants will pray for unity and healing among families, community, state and the nation. There will also be an opportunity for individuals to be prayed with for special intentions. A free-will offering will be taken up to support a local charitable program for the needy. Bring a lawn chair.

Lawn party

BRISTOL—The annual St. Ambrose Lawn Party and Chicken Barbecue will take place Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 5 p.m. to dusk. The event will include a pie contest, a baked goods table, a white elephant table, vache bingo and fried bread dough. The cost for the barbecue is $12 for a half chicken and $10 for a quarter chicken with all the fixings. For more information, call 453-2488.

Eucharistic adoration

BARRE-- Adoration takes place every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Monica Church.

Tag sale

GRANITEVILLE—There will be a tag sale on Friday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Sylvester Parish Hall, 223 Church Hill Road.

Back to school backpacks, school supplies

NORTHFIELD--Several years ago Maggie Amell, Brenda Young and Marsha Matheson began a program to help raise money to acquire backpacks and school supplies for needy children in Northfield to use during the upcoming school year. If you can help or would like more information call Maggie at 552-4309. It would be most helpful if she had these contributions by mid-August to allow for shopping time and the distribution of supplies. There will be a box in the entrance of St. John the Evangelist Church for supply drop-offs.


BARRE—Bingo will be played on Friday, Aug. 11, at St. Monica Parish. Doors open at 4 p.m.


BARRE--The St. Monica-St. Michael School fall fundraiser is a Gator raffle. First prize is a John Deere Gator—XUV590i Power (retail value $11,600) or $10,000 cash. Second prize is $1,000 cash, and there are three third prizes of $100 cash. Tickets are $50 each with only 1,500 tickets available. Drawing will be Sunday, Oct. 25. Tickets are available in the school office.
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