1,000 points

Jenna Eaton (right) poses with Bryn McClallen and Mount St. Joseph Academy Principal Sarah Fortier (center).
RUTLAND–Mount St. Joseph Academy’s Jenna Eaton scored her 1,000th point during the school’s 48-24 win over Proctor on March 2. She entered the game needing only four points to reach the 1,000-point total, and the baskets came quickly.
Eaton opened the game with an impressive layup to give the Mounties the lead, and she followed it up completing another layup during which she was fouled, earning the 1,000th point in spectacular fashion. Jenna’s accomplishment puts her in a class with only Monica Schmelzenbach (MSJ ’16) and Kim Levins (MSJ ’87).
Jenna has excelled at MSJ, both academically and in extra-curricular activities. 
She is a captain of the girl’s basketball team. She also joined the 100-point club in soccer with teammate Bryn McClallen this season. Jenna is also student body president.
She has been accepted at Boston College, Notre Dame, Ohio State and the University of Vermont. She is the daughter of Aaron and Julie Eaton of Rutland.
Mount St. Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school located at
127 Convent Ave., Rutland, specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. 
For more information, visit msjvermont.org or call 802-775-0151.

Free organ recital

BENNINGTON--On Sunday, May 7, Donald McMahon, organist and director of music for Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish, will perform a free organ recital in the church at 238 West Main St. The program will begin at 3 p.m. McMahon will perform a newly-published rare composition by Victorian-American composer A.L. Barnes called “Sonata Cromatique.” Also on the program will be Cesar Frank's “Fantaisie in A Major” as well as works by Camille St.-Saens, Giovanni Morandi, David J. Johnson and others. For more information, call the church at 802-442-3141 ext. 5. All facilities are accessible to those with special needs.

St. Joseph’s Day honorees

RUTLAND—Mount St. Joseph Academy honored seniors Olivia Corbett and Clay Drinwater and faculty member Charles Stevens for St. Joseph’s Day on March 20 for displaying the characteristics of St. Joseph: devotion, compassion, hard work, kindness, dedication and love.

Blessing of food

BELLOWS FALLS—The traditional blessing of Easter food will take place on Holy Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Sacred Heart/St. Charles Social Center with Deacon John Blicharz.

Theology On Tap

SPRINGFIELD—Theology on Tap, a program for young adults 20-35, will take place on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Hartness House Inn, (30 Orchard St.,
Springfield). The topic is “Christ is Alive.” RSVP to Paul Kendall 885-2445 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cheering success

RUTLAND--The Mount St. Joseph Academy cheerleading team finished in second place in the Central Vermont Cheerleading Competition.

Open house

BRATTLEBORO-- The 4-Star St. Michael School PreK Program will have spring open house for returning, new and prospective families on Saturday, April 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. All PK teachers and teaching assistants will be on site to meet with parents and discuss the program. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 802-254-6320.

Fatima remembrances

SPRINGFIELD—There will be Mass and Eucharistic Adoration each 13th of the month from May through October at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. This is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.

‘Sharing Thoughts’

BELLOWS FALLS—“Sharing Thoughts” with Deacon John Blicharz airs Sundays at
9:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and Fridays at 2:30 p.m. on Fact 8 TV.

Easter dinner

SPRINGFIELD—Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish’s annual parish and community Easter ham dinner will take place Easter Sunday, April 16, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Nolin Murray Center. There is a need for people to help serve and clean up. If you would like to help, contact Mike Knoras at 802-885-4375 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pray for victims of abuse

BELLOWS FALLS—There will be an Evening of Prayer for the Victims of Abuse and Neglect with a Mass on April 19 at 7 p.m. at St. Charles Church.
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