Service of Lessons and CarolsBENNINGTON--The parish choir of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church will present an annual Service of Lessons and Carols for Gaudete Sunday on Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. in the church at 238 West Main St. The service will include Old Testament Scripture, sacred choral masterpieces of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods and the music of the church's pipe organ. For more information, call the parish organist at 802-442-3141 ext. 5.
Penance serviceREADSBORO—On Dec. 18 there will be a tri-parish penance service at St. Joachim Church from 6 to 7 p.m.
RESTORED WINDOW—Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne gestures as he speaks to parishioners of St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls in October. He visited the parish to bless a newly restored window, the church’s largest stained glass window dating to 1855. It depicts the Gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.