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Youth Ministry 101

BENNINGTON--“Deeper Waters: Youth Ministry 101 – Reaching our Youth” will be presented by Bill Gavin, director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Burlington, to help participants learn how to more effectively reach today’s youth with the Gospel.

The program will be presented Sept. 17 at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish Center in Bennington from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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Toy and Model Show 

BENNINGTON—The Autumn Toy and Model Show will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish Center.

The annual parish fundraiser will offer for sale items like plastic/die cast kits, Hot Wheels, Matchbox and other toys.

There will be 50/50 raffles and lunch.

Admission: $3, children under 12 free.

College of St. Joseph adds BikeShare for students

More than 20 students completed the first bicycle orientation for The College of St. Joseph’s BikeShare program.

RUTLAND--No bike? No problem. The College of St. Joseph has launched a BikeShare program for students, faculty and staff. 

Kimberly Griffin, wellness coordinator and farm manager at the college, got the idea to build a bike fleet following a discussion with former college President Richard Lloyd after learning that a section of Rutland City’s bike path would be constructed in front of the school.  

“The other consideration was that our student population is rapidly growing. A lot of our students don’t have cars, but they have jobs and need to get downtown,” she said. 

The campus is just more than one mile from downtown Rutland, which would take roughly 15 minutes on a bike, said Griffin, who hopes that the close proximity to the heart of Rutland will encourage students to explore more, or perhaps bike to baseball games at nearby St. Peter’s field or to a community service project for the Provider Program. 

The bikes are also a great way for students to travel not only within the city, but also across the college’s campus. 

The BikeShare program encourages wellness, exercise and community, while cutting down on local traffic and parking and promoting a more sustainable campus environment.

Use of the bikes is free, but BikeShare participants must purchase a low-cost helmet through Griffin or show proof of their own and complete an orientation. The bikes are available to be checked out through the college library. 

Griffin purchased five bikes in a variety of sizes. More than 20 students attended a required bicycle orientation within the first week of classes, and Griffin plans to expand the fleet if interest continues to grow. 

Catechetical In-Service 

BENNINGTON-- There will be a regional catechetical in-service on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sacred Heart/St. Francis de Sales Parish, 238 West Main St.

The $10 fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all materials.

For more information, call 802-846-5813.
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