RECTORY DONATION--Members of Bishop Brady Council #399 present a $405,000 donation to St. Monica Parish in Barre for a new rectory. The previous more-than-100-year-old facility developed a problem with mold and required replacement. The donation was instrumental in moving the $800,000 project into the building phase, which is expected to be completed in 2018.
Advent Penance ServiceBRANDON—There will be an Advent Penance Service on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Help Church.
Annual Advent RetreatBETHEL—The annual Advent Retreat at St. Anthony Church will feature Father James Lawrence who will speak about "New Ways of Prayer and Contemplation" on Dec. 10, 11 and 12. All are invited to attend and enjoy hospitality after each session. For more information, call the parish office at 802-234-9916 or Fran Flannery at 802-234-5634.
Monday night movieBARRE— A documentary film, “Padre Pio, Man of God,” will be shown on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the St. Monica Parish Hall.
Advent Penance ServiceMIDDLEBURY—There will be an Advent Penance Service on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.
Bible studyBARRE—There will be seven Bible study sessions beginning on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the St Monica Parish Hall. There is a charge for study books. For more information, call 476-6775.
Divine Mercy CenacleWILLIAMSTOWN--The Central Vermont Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy (Divine Mercy Cenacle), has renewed its cenacle. Under the tutelage of Father James Dodson, the group again will be studying the Diary of St. Faustina, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Holy Scripture. Come and pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other prayers with us. The next gathering will be on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the St. Edward Parish Hall following the 6 p.m. holy day Vigil Mass. Call Donna for more information at 802-685-2043.
Penance serviceBARRE—There will be a Regional Parishes Advent Service on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at St. Monica Church. At 3:30 p.m. there will be the Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and at 4:10 p.m. Solemn Benediction. Several priests will be present and available for confessions.
BingoBARRE—There will be bingo at St. Monica Parish on Friday, Dec. 8. Doors open at 4 p.m.
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