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Regional Catechetical In-Service

St. JOHNSBURY—There will be a regional catechetical in-service on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church of Corpus Christi Parish, 49 Winter St.

The $10 fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all materials.

For more information, call 802-846-5813.

Sister’s vows 

Pictured are Sister Marie Amata D’Amico (left to right), Bishop James Conley, Lorraine D’Amico and Jon D’Amico.

LINCOLN, Neb.--Sister Marie Amata D’Amico professed vows of chastity, poverty and obedience in the community of the School Sisters of Christ the King on Aug. 20.  Lincoln, Neb., Bishop James D. Conley was the main celebrant for the Mass at Villa Regina Motherhouse, home of the School Sisters of Christ the King.  Father Karl Hahr, pastor of All Saints Church in Richford, St. Isidore Church in Montgomery Center and Our Lady of Lourdes Church in East Berkshire, was the homilist.

Sister D’Amico is the daughter of Lorraine and the late Joseph D’Amico of Immaculate Conception Parish in St. Albans. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and a master’s of public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

She will study at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., to complete a degree in elementary education.

Benediction monk’s solemn vows

LATROBE, Penn.--A former resident of Swanton, Brother Lawrence (Shawn) Machia, OSB has made solemn vows -- vows for life -- as a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey.

The son of Keith and Louise Machia of Swanton, he is a 2004 graduate of Missisquoi Valley Union High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theology in 2008 from Eastern University. In 2011 he went to St. Vincent College where he served as campus minister for social outreach, assisting the campus ministry team for spiritual and service programs.

He entered the monastery of St. Vincent Archabbey as a novice in 2012 and made his first profession of vows, or simple vows, in 2013. He professed solemn vows on July 11, 2016. He began graduate studies at St. Vincent Seminary in 2013.

While at the Archabbey, he has served as assistant food service liaison as well as assistant to the director of vocations (2013-present), assistant in the summer retreat program (2013-2014) and a lab assistant in the astronomy program at St. Vincent College (2013-present).

Ham dinner

CRAFTSBURY—There will be a ham dinner at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Sunday,

Sept. 18, from noon-1:30 p.m. 
The menu includes ham, mashed potatoes, beans, coleslaw, pickled beets, rolls, dessert and beverage.
There will be live music with Bernie and Linda Lussier and friends. 
Cost: Make a donation. 
Catholic Financial Life will match a portion of the net proceeds. 
The dinner is for the benefit of Our Lady of Fatima maintenance. 
For more information, call 586-2899.

‘Gift of Time’

BARTON-- The recent successfully completed Gift of Time campaign to restore the clock in St. Paul Church was made possible through the generous contributions of many parishioners and friends of the parish. 
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