College of St. Joseph athleticsRUTLAND—The College of St. Joseph will add three new sports to its athletics roster beginning this fall.
It will add cross-country, cheerleading and dance, and bowling to its intercollegiate athletic offerings.
The new programs will begin play in the Northeastern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference under the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
“We are excited to announce the addition of three new varsity sports at College of St. Joseph,” said Athletic Director Jeff Brown. "These programs are a natural fit for our intercollegiate program, and we have selected some of the most well-known and respected coaches in the region to lead our student-athletes.”
The College has named Cara Gauvin as head coach for cheerleading and dance, Jonathan Lamiotte as head coach for cross-country and Jon Wilbur as head coach for bowling.
Gauvin has been the head coach for Rutland High School’s varsity cheerleading program for 24 years, leading the Raiders to multiple state and regional titles as well as second place at the National Cheerleading Association Senior and Junior High School National Championship in 2015 before taking home a national title in February. Gauvin owns Peak Performance All Star Cheer and Dance and is the former head coach of Castleton University’s club team.
Lamiotte currently serves as head coach for College of St. Joseph’s women’s basketball program. He is the former head coach of Green Mountain College’s women’s basketball program and also served as assistant men’s soccer coach there. In addition to his role in athletics, Lamiotte also works in the office of admissions at CSJ and is instrumental in recruiting student-athletes.
Wilbur is a touring Professional Bowlers Association bowler talented instructor at the local alley, Rutland Bowlerama. He is a staff player for Columbia 300’s regional and amateur team as well as an ambassador for the New England Bowlers Association.
The College of St. Joseph also offers intercollegiate men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s volleyball, softball and baseball.
'Honor Our Past'RUTLAND—Three persons were honored recently at the Honor Our Past Event that brings the Christ the King School and Mount St. Joseph Academy community together to show appreciation for those who go above and beyond to help members of the Rutland area. Each of the honorees make the lives of others better because of their contributions of time, talent and treasure.
The Distinguished Faculty Award honoree is former MSJ teacher and former Castleton University Registrar Jim Davidson. He has made teaching and documenting history his life's work, and he is the curator for the Rutland Historical Society.
Sharon Garafano Russell, MSJ '65, received the Unsung Hero Award for her role as executive director of the Rutland City Rescue Mission. In this role, she has made shelter and meals available to many in the community who might otherwise be without a place to live and who might go hungry.
Dr. Ernie Bove was honored with the Spirit of MSJ Award. At Christ the King School, he served several years as a CYO basketball coach. At Mount St. Joseph he served as school board president and on the Finance Committee and the Scholarship Committee as well as served as team physician for the football team.
Rosary for peaceMANCHESTER CENTER—A Rosary for Peace is prayed at St. Paul Church of Christ Our Savior Parish daily after the 8 a.m. Mass.
HIS PantryBENNINGTON-- The local Hannaford store has selected HIS Pantry at Sacred Heart St. Francis Parish Center as the August recipient of the Hannaford “Bags 4 a Cause” program. During the month of August, for each Fight Hunger reusable bag sold at the local Hannaford store, HIS Pantry will receive 25 cents.
Feast of the AssumptionJAMAICA-- Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer will host a celebration of the Feast of the Assumption on Tuesday, Aug. 15, beginning at 2 p.m. The guest speaker, Michael O’Neill, is a well-known author, producer, public speaker and creator of the website Miracle Hunter.com. There will be a Mass at 4:30 p.m. followed by a potluck supper. For directions and information call 802-896-6000 or check ourladyofephesushouseofprayer.org. Use the directions from the webpage and not from a GPS.
Bible studyWILMINGTON—On Wednesday, Aug. 16, there will be a Bible Study at the Our Lady of Fatima rectory from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be a social after.
‘Sharing Thoughts’BELLOWS FALLS--Join Deacon John Blicharz as he talks with Deacon Peter Gummere about “Searching for Social Justice” on his cable television program that 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. If you would like to do a show with Deacon Blicharz call him at 802-463-4206.
ChoirCHESTER-- Anyone interested in singing in the 4 p.m. choir at St. Joseph
Church may attend practice on Saturdays at 2:45 p.m. in the church. No experience necessary.
Assumption picnicRUTLAND—The St. Peter Parish Feast of the Assumption Picnic will take place on Sunday, Aug. 13, after the 11 a.m. Mass until 2 p.m. Food will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Mount St. Joseph Academy gym. The cost is $6 per person; $15 per family; and children under 5 are free. Hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausage, salads, soda, dessert and more will be served. There will be music, and the women of the parish will be selling Italian cookies and other delicacies to benefit the St. Anthony’s Guild. There will be children’s activities, best cookie contest and make your own sundaes. All are welcome.
Legion of MaryRUTLAND-- The Legion of Mary is part of the worldwide association of Catholic laity who serve the Church in prayer and the performance of apostolic works. Today, there are more than 3 million members, making it the largest apostolic organization of Catholic lay people. Meetings are at 2 p.m. every Monday at St. Peter’s Friary. For more information, call Mary Ann at 775-5917.
- Written by Cori Fugere Urban
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