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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.

Catechist formation day

RUTLAND--There will be Regional Catechist Formation half-day program at Christ the King Church on Saturday, Oct. 21, specifically aimed at catechists, coordinators, directors of religious education and pastors. Participants will attend workshops of their choice, ranging from learning more about the faith to how to engage parents in the parish and have the opportunity to network and share best practices with other catechists throughout the state. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., followed by Mass at 8:15. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Light breakfast fare and a lunch will be provided. Questions or RSVP to Lori Daudelin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vermont Harvest Festival

BRATTLEBORO—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 Room

RUTLAND—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 shrine

WILMINGTON--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 rally

BRATTLEBORO—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 rosary

BENNINGTON—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.


BELLOWS FALLS—Women interested in forming a Columbiettes group to help others near and far are asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This would be a sister group to the Knights of Columbus.

School tour

BRATTLEBORO—Would you like to visit St. Michael School for a tour? If a group of alumni/parishioners would like to tour together, school officials can accommodate groups of up to six. Tours of the school are offered during the school day to see the school and ministry in action. To arrange a visit, call the school at 802-254-6320 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mass change

RUTLAND—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 raffle

RUTLAND--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.

Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Anniversary Gathering

RUTLAND—On Saturday, Oct. 14, at noon at the West Street entrance to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church parking lot the 100th anniversary of the Fatima miracle of the sun will take place. This is a national Public Square Rosary Crusade Rally. People throughout the United States will gather at noon to pray the rosary. The intention is to ask God though the intercession of Our Lady to save America from today’s immorality and secularism. For more information, call 802-558-2328.

Spaghetti dinner

RUTLAND—The Christ the King School spaghetti dinner will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets are available in the school office. Advance tickets: adults $10, child/senior $6, family $28. At the door: adults $12, child/senior $7, family $35.
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