MOUNT ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY FOOTBALL-- The Mount St. Joseph Academy football team in Rutland has a long tradition of stopping at the statues of the Holy Family next to St. Peter Church and praying for personal intentions as well as health for themselves and their opponents. The landscaping surrounding the monument is cleaned every year by the DeBlasio brothers, Eric and Adam -- who played football at MSJ -- and their father, Dominic. In 2016, due to low football participation numbers, MSJ football paired with Poultney High School to create a cooperative football team.
Vermont Harvest FestivalBRATTLEBORO—There will be a Vermont Harvest Festival Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Michael Parish on Walnut Street. This will feature Vermont-made items, baked goods, jams, jellies, large raffle items including homemade fall quilts. There also will be knitted crafts, fall wreaths, lunch and refreshments.
Tour of the Sisters of St. Joseph Heritage RoomRUTLAND—On Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sister of St. Joseph Mary E. Harvey will lead a tour of the Sisters of St. Joseph Heritage Room at Mount St. Joseph Academy, 127 Convent Ave. To sign up or for more information, call her at 802-345-4900. There is no fee.
New shrineWILMINGTON--The new shrine to Our Lady of Fatima at Our Lady of Fatima Parish will be consecrated on Oct. 15 after the 9 a.m. Mass. There will be a breakfast afterward. On Oct. 14 there will be a Marian procession and rosary before the 5:30 p.m. Mass. And on Oct. 13 there will be 24-hour Adoration beginning after the 8 a.m. Mass and a spaghetti dinner in the evening. All are welcome to celebrate the centennial of the “Dance of the Sun” that took place on Oct. 15, 1917.
Rosary rallyBRATTLEBORO—There will be a Rosary Prayer Rally at The Common as part of the 2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade. In this year of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017), prayers will be offered asking God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother. The event, in unison with more than 20,000 Rosary Rallies throughout the country, will take place Oct. 14 at noon at The Common in Brattleboro. Call at 254-2893 for more information.
Outdoor rosaryBENNINGTON—The 100th Anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima will be commemorated at the Four Corners on Saturday, Oct. 14, at noon with the rosary. The event takes place rain or shine.
Mass changeRUTLAND—There will be a Mass change at Christ the King Church; as of Saturday, Oct. 28, there will no longer be a Mass at 8 a.m. on Saturdays. The Mass times on Sunday mornings will be 7:30 and 10 a.m.
Fall tractor raffleRUTLAND--The grand prize in the Christ the King School/Mount St. Joseph Academy annual fall tractor raffle is your choice of $10,000 in cash or a John Deere 1023E sub-compact tractor. Additional prizes: $500 and $250. A maximum of 1,500 $50 tickets are being sold by MSJ and CKS families, at Christ the King Rectory and online at cksrutland.org.
Tickets will be available after each Mass the weekend of Oct. 15. The drawing is at 7 p.m. at the CKS spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the school gym. You do not have to be present to win, but you are welcome to enjoy the festivities, which begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are sold separately and may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Call Christ the King School at 773-0500 for more information.