At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”  John 6:41-51

Mass Intentions
This Weekend
   Saturday                                 3:30 PM              Recitation of the Rosary
   August 11                               4:00 PM   RIP      John Westfall
                                                                                By: Jane Westfall

    Sunday                                  8:30 AM              Recitation of the Rosary
   August 12                               9:00 AM  RIP      Michael Nauceder
                                                                               By: Paul & Betsy Mercier
                                                      Daily Masses
Monday                             7:00 AM  RIP       Fr. Stan Piowar
August 13                                                        By: Paul Sackevich

Tuesday                             7:00 AM   RIP        Francis Coyne
August 14                                                          By: Bill & Marlene O’Connor

Wednesday                       7:00 AM   RIP          Bonnie Forest Patnode 
  August 15                                                        By: Paul Sackevich
                                            7:00 PM  RIP       Thelma Shaughnessy
                                                                          By: Don & Stacey Shaughnessy

Thursday                          7:00 AM  RIP    dec members of Alfred Young family
August 16                                                    By: Paul Sackevich

Friday                                       No Mass
August 17                                         

                Next Weekend
Saturday                       3:30 PM                     Recitation of the Rosary 
August 18                      4:00 PM   RIP            Dermot Daley                                                                                                            By: William & Mary Wood

Sunday                           8:30 AM                 Recitation of the Rosary
August 19                      9:00 AM  RIP          Carol James                                                                                                              By: Steve James
                          Readings for the Week of August 13, 2018
       Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:4-8/Ps 34:2-9/Eph 4:30 – 5:2/Jn 6:41-51
       Monday: Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c/Ps 148:1-2, 11-14/Mt 17:22-27
      Tuesday: Ez 2:8 – 3:4/Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131/Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
      Wednesday: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab/Ps 45:10bc, 11-12ab, 16/                                                                                             1 Cor 15:20-27/Lk 1:39-56
      Thursday: Ez 12:1-12/Ps 78:56-59, 61-62/Mt 18:21 – 19:1
      Friday: Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63/(Ps)Is 12:2-6/Mt 19:3-12
      Saturday: Ez 8:1-10, 13b, 30-32/Ps 51:12-15, 18-19/Mt 19:13-15
      Sunday: Prv 9:1-6/Ps 34:2-7/Eph 5:15-20/Jn 6:51-58

                                        Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
  Weekend of August 4, 2018 & August 5, 2018
Weekly Offertory:                                        $ 1782.00
Envelopes               $  1343.00
Loose Donations     $   439.00
Votive Candles                                                  $   42.75
                                                                       $ 1824.75

Last Year’s Offertory Collection
August 6, 2017   $ 2007.00

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Lectors:                       Ed August
EMHC:                        Bill O’Connor 
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                     Charlotte Scanlon, Babara Stickney & Eliane Davidson

  Sunday August 19, 2018
Lectors:                       Chris Hodsden
EMHC:                         Kate Aldrich
Music/Vocals:             Carole Zinter/Cathi Kugler
Greeters:                      Charlie & Betsy Bashaw & Kay Stack

 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Our parish is at 86.04% of our pledged goal for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. The appeal supports so many essential services that directly impacts our parish, including emergency aid to families in our parish, Pre-Cana, DRE training and so much more. If you have not yet made a gift, please consider a gift of any size and help us reach our goal.

Wednesday, August 15th is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There will be two Masses on that day, one at 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. There is also a special collection that day.

The Inland See can be viewed online at

Safe and Sacred
Employees and Volunteers in the diocese who previously used the VIRTUS or Sheild the Vulnerable training programs are erquired to take the training in Safe and Sacred is designed to make training accessible and convenient for both the program user and the administrators. The training program is now available for use by parishes, schools, and other Catholic organizations. Even if you are not an employee or a current volunteer, you can still take this training. Please help make a difference in the Safety of the children in our Parish and our Diocese. Thank you.
Click the link below to start. 
then click the tab for Ministries & programs then Education Programs, then scroll down to Safe & Sacred
                                 Pray For Healing and Comfort
Especially for: Grady Oliver Evans, Maria Coyne, Mary Grippo, Madison Bills, Armande Boright, Rick Perkins, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom, Peggy Lafave, Rose WaryasLiz Brady, Pat Soboleski, Lorraine Reynolds, Tracie Shaughnessy, Jean Ashcroft, Bob Hanold, Adalyn Leming, Marilyn Lemoine, Patrick Barry, Janet Graf, Robert Fogg, Bernie Hindes, Nick Deistler, Polly Kissell, Ted Waryas, Peter Bodner, Fred Waryas, Ellah Williams, Michael Snide, Maybelle Long, Joseph Mitchell, Mary Clark, Christopher Johnson, Heather Rodger, Patricia Jones, Frances Hackett, Colleen Paquet, David Robarge, Frank Anderson, Veronica Simonds, Kathy Mcarthy, Tom Burns, Mary Lou Fogg, Jim Nyberg, Riley McLaughlin, Cheryl Elysse Garrett, Ed Atkins, Conner Glover. Please contact the rectory (463-3128) if you wish Father Maria Lazar to make a sick call or bring Holy Communion to someone who is unable to attend Mass.

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s Gospel begins with a report that the Jews complained about Jesus’ claims regarding his identity. They knew his family, and they knew he was the son of Joseph. They could not comprehend what Jesus meant when he said that he came down from heaven. Jesus responds to the complaints by saying that only those who are chosen by God will recognize him as the one that God sent. This is a recurring theme in John’s Gospel, that God has chosen those who will have faith in Jesus. Jesus talks more about his unity with the Father. He is the one who has seen the Father and, therefore, knows the Father. Those who listen to God will recognize that Jesus is the one sent from God. Those who believe will have eternal life. Jesus concludes with the central element of our eucharistic theology. He promises that the bread of life will bring eternal life to those who partake of it, and he tells us that the bread of life will be his own flesh, given for the life of the world. In today’s reading, we hear Jesus say again, as he did in last week's Gospel, that he is the bread of life. We also hear Jesus add that he is the living bread. Both of these statements help us understand better the gift that Jesus gives us in the Eucharist. We celebrate this gift of Jesus each time we gather for Mass. We believe that receiving Jesus in the Eucharist will lead us to eternal life. Copyright © 2018 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission.

Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz ~ August
 Join Deacon John as he Shares thoughts with Deacon William Glinka. Throughout the month of August. Airs Sundays at 10:00 am / Tuesdays at 8:00 pm / Saturdays at 3:00 pm on Fact 8 TV. If you would like to do a show with Deacon John please contact him at 802-463-4206 

 Worldwide Marriage Encounter
I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord. Put God in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Dec 7-9, 2018 in Isle La Motte, VT and Mar 15-17, 2019 in Isle La Motte, VT. For more information, call Gary & Lynn Root at 802-456-8114 or visit them at

Young Adult Retreat
Young Adult retreat at Dumaine Retreat Center, 267 Academy Road in Jacksonville, Vermont. September 22-23, 2018 For Young Adults ages 18-39 Cost:  $65 — includes meals and lodging Spiritual Director:  Father Jon Schnobrich, Diocesan Vocation Director 658-6110, ext. 1130 .

Bingham Falls Hike
Father Jon Schnobrich, vocation director for the Diocese of Burlington, will celebrate Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe on Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. before a hike to Bingham Falls. Bring a bag lunch and good hiking shoes. The Mass and hike are follow-up activities to the Steubenville Conference, but anyone who would like to participate is welcome. For more information, call the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 658-6110, ext. 1130 or 1240.

 Year of the Family Conference
Capital Plaza Conference Center,
100 State Street, Montpelier
Date: August 25th – Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Cost: $30.00 The conference will be geared toward equipping parish leaders with the tools and resources to more effectively support and reach out to families and individuals in their parishes and in their communities, as inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of Love.”  Lisa Lickona, MTS, STL, will be the keynote presenter. For more information or to register please visit the Diocese website. or call, Deacon Phil Lawson 802-658-6110 x1453

Youth Ministry Training. August 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. at the Church of the Nativity, 65 Canada Street, Swanton, VT. This will be a general overview of many of the concepts in Youth Ministry, along with practical and fun ideas to engage today’s youth. Open to any adults seeking to improve their skills in reaching today’s youth with the Gospel.  Evening will include very practical ideas, along with reflections upon St. John Bosco, patron saint of youth and more! Please RSVP to or by phone 802-658-6110 x1240.

 John Paul II Academy is currently accepting registrations for their school. There are registration forms available in the vestibule if interested in signing your child(ren) up.

We have some parishioners who need a ride to Church, if you would like to volunteer please contact the rectory at 463-3128.

to view the video of the window restoration.  

Bishop's Annual Appeal 2018
"Love is always a Gift from God"
The 2018 Bishops Fund is starting! If you would like to donate to the Bishop's Annual Appeal, please click the link above. Thank you for your continued support!