Healing serviceBURLINGTON—On Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. the first Sunday of the month Healing Service will include the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Eucharistic Adoration and Charismatic laying-on of hands for physical, spiritual and psychological healing. It will take place at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral on Allen Street.
‘Outcasts’ by Grassroots FilmsBURLINGTON--On Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a special screening of “Outcasts” by Grassroots Films in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center at the University of Vermont. “Outcasts” is a powerful new documentary from Grassroots Films that shows the work of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal as they serve the poor in some of world’s toughest neighborhoods. This moving film depicts the realities of life as experienced by drug addicts, women engaged in prostitution, people dying of AIDS, prisoners and others in desperate situations –- along with the efforts of the Franciscan Friars to share hope in Christ with them.
In addition to the film, there will be time for questions for friars and one of the film’s producers and to learn about ways to get involved in outreach to those in need in the local community.
Prior to the screening, there will be a Holy Hour with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal at the Catholic Center at the university at 6 p.m.
The event is co-sponsored by Joseph’s House, the Catholic Center and the Catholic Student Association at the university. Tickets are required for the event and can be picked up at The Catholic Center, Davis Center and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
For more information, call 802-951-4290 or 802-862-8403 or visit outcaststhemovie.com.
The Gospel of the Patron Saint of PublishersESSEX JUNCTION—Reflections on the Gospel of John by Edmundite Father Richard Berube will be offered at Holy Family Parish Center from 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. For more information, call 802-878-5331.
Genealogy Library open houseCOLCHESTER--The Vermont Genealogy Library Open House will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will give tours of the library and book and microfilm rooms along with demonstrations of various computer programs. There will be genealogy books for sale and refreshments. This event is free. The Vermont Genealogy Library is located on Hegeman Avenue in Fort Ethan Allen, across from the Vermont State Police building. For more information, visit vtgenlib.org or call 802-310-9285.
Beginning genealogyCOLCHESTER--In “Beginning genealogy” Sept. 16, Sheila Morris will discuss records, techniques and best practices for conducting sound research. This talk is aimed at beginners and at those who have already begun but are still relatively inexperienced. She will share strategies on how to organize the records and images that result from your research efforts. Bring as much information as you can about your grandparents: births, marriages, deaths and where they lived. After the talk volunteers can help you begin using the library’s many resources. Classes at the Vermont Genealogy Library are $10 and run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It is open for research on Tuesdays from 3 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is located on Hegeman Avenue in Fort Ethan Allen. Parking and the entrance are across from the Vermont State Police building. Visit vtgenlib.org or call 802-310-9285 for more details.
40 Days for LifeBURLINGTON--From Sept. 27 to Nov. 5, participants from faith communities throughout Vermont will conduct peaceful vigils in front of the Planned Parenthood clinics in three locations: 75 Talcott Road, Williston from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; 183 St. Paul St., Burlington, from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and from 5-5:30 p.m. on Fridays; 6 Roberts Ave., Rutland, time TBA. Sign up for vigil hours online at 40daysforlife.com. For more information call Agnes Clift at 802-310-9520 or Delia Warnecke at 802-287-0354.
Padre Pio Mass and presentationESSEX JUNCTION—There will be the rosary and confessions at 8 a.m. Sept. 9, followed by Mass and the anointing with Padre Pio oil and a presentation on his life. The presentation will be in the Hoehl Room at the Parish Center Holy Family Church, 36 Lincoln St. For more information, call 802- 878-5331.
BreakfastUNDERHILL CENTER--The St. Thomas Parish Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. The buffet-style breakfast will be served in the St. Thomas Parish Hall and will include juice, fruit, eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries and coffee or tea. The cost is by donation (The hall is not handicap accessible.) For more information, call the church office at 899-4632.
40 Days for Life kickoff events: Burlington-WillistonBURLINGTON--Join 40 Days organizers Sept. 23 1 p.m. St. Anthony Parish, 305 Flynn Ave., to hear inspiring pro-life speakers and help kick off the fall campaign. Refreshments will be served. The rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet will follow at 3 p.m. at 183 St. Paul Street. For more information call Agnes Clift 802-310-9520
Bike and sewing machine collectionFAIRFAX--The Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps Volunteers along with other sponsors is collecting bicycles for “Pedals for Progress” (p4p.org). Used and unwanted bicycles in reasonable conditions are being collected to ship to poor and needy people in developing countries. A $10 donation is asked with each bike.
The group also is looking for donations of sewing machines in working condition (with a $10 donation).
This event is supported by both St. Luke Parish in Fairfax and Knights of Columbus Council #10830.
The collection will take place Sept. 9 at Paul’s Car Wash on Main Street in Fairfax.
Pedals for Progress is a non-profit organization begun by a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in 1991. Bikes and sewing machines are collected and shipped to poor and needy people in countries such as Costa Rica, Ghana, Nicaragua and Uganda.
For more information, call 802-881-6629 or visit facebook.com/p4pVermontMillions.
Life Chain Burlington on Respect Life SundayBURLINGTON--Life Chain Burlington will take place on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2-3 p.m. on Main Street at South Union, beginning at Edmunds Middle School. Life Chain is a one-hour, interfaith, silent witness, calling for an end to abortion. For more information, call Ethel Brousseau at 802-893-1168.
Right to Life dinnerSOUTH BURLINGTON—The Chittenden County Right to Life annual dinner and auction fundraising event for the Chittenden County Chapter of the Vermont Right to Life Committee will take place Sept. 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited; reservations required. It will take place at St. John Vianney Parish Hall. For more information call Eileen Haupt at 802-899-4882.
Live music, dancingESSEX JUNCTION-- Essex Catholics for Haiti will have its first fundraiser with Bonnie and Ron Tucker providing music for the evening on Sept. 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. They will play music from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s and teach square dancing. There will be desserts and beverages offered throughout the evening. Suggested donations are $10 per person. The event will take place at Holy Family-St. Lawrence parish center at 36 Lincoln St. For more information, call Molly Jesse at 802-878-3568.
Our Lady of Providence Craft Show/Bake SaleWINOOSKI—The Our Lady of Providence Craft Show/Bake Sale will take place at Our Lady of Providence Convent, 47 West Spring St., Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, plus a raffle, will support meaningful and purposeful activities for residents. Tables are available for $25. For more information, call Stacey Isbell, director of activities, at 802-655-2395.
- Written by Cori Fugere Urban
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