WINTER ACTIVITIES START ON FRIDAY, JANUARY, 16TH.

Winter activities started on Friday, Jan. 16th.  Some students went to Burke and some went to Crystal Lake with the team from Northwoods.

Many students went to Burke Mountain to learn/improve down-hill skiing skills and others went to Crystal Lake with the Northwood’s Staff  to enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing and winter games.

First Holy Communion received on Christmas Eve

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Aeriel received her First Holy Communion at the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Theresa’s in Orleans.

NEW BISHOP OF BURLINGTON NAMED!

POPE FRANCIS NAMES BISHOP CHRISTOPHER J. COYNE TO LEAD VERMONT’S CATHOLICS

coyne.jpgBURLINGTON – At 6 a.m. Vermont time today – 12 p.m. Noon at the Vatican – Pope Francis appointed The Most Reverend Christopher James Coyne (@bishopcoyne), until now Auxiliary Bishop of Indianapolis, as Tenth Bishop of Burlington.

A Boston native, Bishop Coyne will formally be installed as pastor of Vermont’s 118,000 Catholics on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 2:00 PM, with a Solemn Mass of Installation in Saint Joseph Co-Cathedral. The Pope’s ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, will be in attendance as the Holy Father’s personal representative.

“I am grateful to Pope Francis for his confidence in me in appointing me to Burlington. Personally, I could not be happier to be assigned here and look forward to returning to my native New England,” Bishop Coyne said.

The Catholic Church’s first blogging priest to become a bishop on his appointment by then-Pope Benedict XVI in 2011, Coyne is an internationally cited leader in the Faith’s “digital revolution.” Having kept a dedicated daily presence on both Facebook and Twitter to a current 10,000 followers, as well as producing a regular podcast, the bishop’s outreach has been featured on NBC’s Today Show and in the nationally broadcast coverage of the Indianapolis 500, at which he delivered the pre-race Invocation for the last three years. In November 2014, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Bishop Coyne as the next chairman of the national church’s communications efforts, a three-year mandate which begins in 2015.

The middle of seven children born to a postal worker and parish secretary in Woburn, Mass., after graduating from the University of Lowell and working two years as a full-time bartender, Bishop Coyne attended seminary for five years and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston on June 7, 1986. While ministering in parishes for most of his years in Massachusetts, Bishop Chris additionally spent twelve years serving as a professor of liturgy at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, and a number of years as the Archdiocesan Director of Worship and later Secretary for Communications.

From 2006 until his appointment to Indianapolis, Coyne was pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Westwood, Mass. He received his Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Athanaeum of Sant’ Anselmo in Rome in 1994.

Slated to preside at the Installation Mass as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Boston is Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley O.F.M. Cap.

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULES

 

The Masses for Most Holy Trinity Parish are:

St. Theresa’s in Orleans at 4:00 pm Christmas Eve

St. Paul’s in Barton at 8:00 pm Christmas Eve

St. John Vianney in Irasburg 9:00 am Christmas Day

 

The Masses for Mater Dei Parish are:

St. James in Island Pond 4:00 pm Christmas Eve and 10:10 Christmas Day

St. Benedict in W. Charleston 8:00 pm Christmas Eve

St. Mary Star of the Sea in Newport 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm Christmas Eve

and 10:00 am and 7:00 pm Christmas Day

St. Edward’s in Derby Line 4:30 pm Christmas Eve and 8:30 am Christmas Day

If you know of a family in need of transportation, please assist them.

FOOD DRIVE NETS 385 LBS. TO BENEFIT ORLEANS AREA FOOD SHELF

Students gathered 385 lbs of food for the Orleans Area Food Shelf and delivered it on Wed. Nov. 26th.

Students gathered 385 lbs of food for the Orleans Area Food Shelf and delivered it on Wed. Nov. 26th.

FOUR BAPTISMS AND A FIRST COMMUNION

Aeriel being baptized.

Aeriel being baptized.

On Friday Nov. 21st, the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple, students were witnessing 4 baptisms and a first communion at the weekly school Mass.

SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY

7/8 graders help 3rd graders complete their letters.

7/8 graders help 3rd graders complete their letters.

 

The annual scholarship appeal is underway with each student writing to friends, family, businesses or organizations to help with our goal of raising money to help with tuition costs for families who need assistance.

Women’s Auxillary and Veterans visit St. Paul’s

Jude and Marina learn to fold the flag.

Jude and Marina learn to fold the flag.

Students celebrate All Saints Day!

Marching to the drums and trumpet, the Saints Go Marching In to St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Marching to the drums and trumpet, the Saints Go Marching In to St. Paul’s Catholic Church

 

 

 

 

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From pre-k to grade 8, students told about their favorite saints.

From pre-k to grade 8, students told about their favorite saints.

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All Saints Day Celebration

All Saints Day Celebration

STUDENTS ATTEND MIDDLE SCHOOL RALLY IN BURLINGTON

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