Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”   Luke 12:13-21



Mass Intentions
This Weekend
Saturday        3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
August 3        4:00 PM   RIP        Ed Podgurski
                                                          By:  his family

Sunday           8:30 AM                 Recitation of the Rosary
August 4         9:00 AM  RIP       Clayton Griswold
                                                          By: Mary & family


Daily Masses
Monday        7:00 AM   RIP        Margaret Tidd 
August 5                                         By: K of C

Tuesday        7:00 AM   RIP         Paul A. McAuliffe
August 6                                          By: K of C

Wednesday   7:00 PM   RIP        Fr. Felix Reczek
August 7                                         By: Charlie & Betsy Bashaw

Thursday        7:00 AM   RIP        Beverly Shaughnessy
August 8                                           By: her family

Friday             No Mass     
August 9     

    
Next Weekend
Saturday        3:30 PM                  Recitation of the Rosary
August 10      4:00 PM   RIP        Robert Lober
                                                           By:  Leo & Barbara Howell

Sunday        8:30 AM                    Recitation of the Rosary
August 11    9:00 AM  RIP           Edith Perkins
                                                          By: Edie & Gary DeRosia

August 15th is a Holy Day of Obligation, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mass will be at 7:00 PM



          
Readings for the Week of August 5, 2019
Sunday: Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23/Ps 90:3-6, 12-14, 17/Col 3:1-5, 9-11/Lk 12:13-21
Monday: Nm 11:4b-15/Ps 81:12-17/Mt 14:13-21
Tuesday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9/2 Pt 1:16-19/Lk 9:28b-36
Wednesday: Nm 13:1-2, 25 – 14:1, 26-29a, 34-35/Ps 106:6-7b, 13-14,                                   21-23/Mt 15:21-28
Thursday: Nm 20:1-13/Ps 95:1-2, 6-9/Mt 16:13-23
Friday: Dt 4:32-40/Ps 77:12-16, 21/Mt 16:24-28
Saturday: 2 Cor 9:6-10/Ps 112:1-2, 5-9/Jn 12:24-26
Sunday: Wis 18:6-9/Ps 33:1, 12, 18-22/Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12/                             Lk 12:32-48 or 12:35-40



Parish Support
WEEKLY GOAL $2000.00
Weekend of July 27, 2019 & July 28, 2019

Weekly Offertory:                                              $ 1878.00
Envelopes                 $ 1004.00
Loose Donations     $  874.00
Cemetery Care                                                  $  556.00
Votive Candles                                                  $    29.00  
                                                                             $ 2463.00
Last Year’s Offertory Collection
July 29, 2018   $ 1460.50




LITURGICAL ROLES
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Lector:        Thad Guild
EMHC:       Brian Kelly 
Greeters:    Marlene O’Connor, Mary Griswold & Barbara Stickney

Sunday August 11, 2019
Lector:            Jackie Ronning 
EMHC:            Kate Aldrich 
Greeters:          Mary Bousquet, Marty McDonald & Betsy Mercier



Sharing Thoughts with Deacon John Blicharz.  
Join Deacon John as he discusses A Catholic teaching in a public school with Julie Sines, 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 



Bishops Annual Appeal 2019
Thank you for supporting the Bishop’s Annual Appeal in the past and in this 2019 Campaign! To date, our pledge goal progress is 14.49%, towards a total goal of $ 21,263.00. Please consider donating to the Bishops Annual Appeal.



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Please pray for the soul of John F. O’Connor who has passed, he is the brother of Bill O’Connor. His funeral Mass was on Friday August 2nd. May he rest in the peace of Christ’s love





Pray for Healing and Comfort
Especially for: Doreen Aldrich, Mary Frances Branch, Daniel Bryant, Verda Raymond, Warren Peschl, Monica Luedtke, Norman LaCoille, Lois Woodard, Barb Sileski, Joseph Marion, Jr. Fr. Al Dagnoli, Paul Desruisseaux, Edith Weidler, Theresa Nauceder, Betsy Bashaw, Betsy Anderson, Frances Gallagher, Mary Damon, Grace Shelc, Tom Shelc, Ed Hindes, Maria Coyne, Mary Grippo, Madison Bills, Armande Boright, Rick Perkins, Robert Brown, Mary Folsom, Peggy Lafave, Lorraine Reynolds, Tracie Shaughnessy, Bob Hanold, Marilyn Lemoine, Patrick Barry, Robert Fogg, Bernie Hindes, Nick Deistler, Polly Kissell, Ted Waryas, Peter Bodner, Fred Waryas, Ellah Williams, Maybelle Long, Joseph Mitchell, Heather Rodger, Patricia Jones, Frances Hackett, Colleen Paquet, David Robarge, Frank Anderson, 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.


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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In Chapter 12 of Luke's Gospel, Jesus instructs his disciples and the crowd on how to be ready for the coming judgment. A crowd of many thousands has gathered to hear Jesus. At first he speaks only to the disciples, reminding them that it is not persecution they should fear but the judgment that is coming for all who do not acknowledge the Son of Man. Suddenly a man in the crowd shouts out to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” He seems to have grown tired of Jesus speaking only to the disciples. Jesus offers the man no help. Instead he uses the question to teach what, in light of the coming judgment, life really consist of. Jesus tells the crowd a parable. A rich man's lands have yielded more crops than expected. His response is not to consider how he might share all the extra food with others but to wonder how he can possibly store it all. “You fool” is God's response to this man because that very night his life will be taken away. To whom will everything belong then, God asks. The rich man's world is small, just him and his possessions, and now he learns that he is to lose his life. What good are his possessions now? Jesus states the moral of the story. This is how it will be for everyone who stores up treasure for himself or herself but is not rich in what matters to God. Centuries later St. Gregory the Great taught that when we care for the needs of the poor, we are giving them what is theirs, not ours. We are not just performing works of mercy; we are paying a debt of justice. Life does not consist in possessions but in sharing what we possess with others. The goods of the earth have been given to everyone. (Copyright © 2019 Loyola Press.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with permission. www.loyolapress.com)




Family & Youth Hike
August 16th - Bingham Falls Family and Youth Hike:  Join us at Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe for a 9:30am Mass with Father Schnobrich, followed by a hike to Bingham Falls.  Bring a bagged lunch and wear good hiking boots.  Open to the whole family!




Knights Of Columbus #753
Scripture speaks frequently about the importance of a family’s hospitality because of its life-giving love that nourishes weary souls and heals broken hearts (Heb 13:2, Rom 12:13, Mt 10:42, Lk 10:29-37, Gn 18-1-10).  What is Hospitality?  Christ teaches us through the parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:29-37) that one dimension of hospitality is “to make a neighbor of a stranger.”  During the month of August, spend some time reflecting on ways your family is growing in hospitality. If you have an idea of how we may help the youth in our community, please contact us:  bfvtknights753@gmail.com




Congratulations and Welcome to the Church 
Charles Pavlovic. Charles was baptized on Sunday July 28th. He is the son of Charles P. Pavlovic & Karissa Provost





Blue Army Prayer Day and Family Picnic – August 4th
Please join the Blue Army of Our Lady Fatima Vermont for a day of devotion and family picnic at St. Anne’s Shrine, lsle La Motte. Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by the rosary procession, family picnic please bring potluck dish to share or bring lunch bag (bottled water will be provided), Station of the Cross and concluding with the Divine Mercy Chaplet at
3 p.m.





SHINE Missions  / August 5-10
We are delighted to share with you an amazing opportunity this coming August — Shine Missions, a national organization that sponsors weeks of service throughout the United States, is coming to Burlington!  The event will be headquartered at Rice Memorial High School, and then groups of teens and young adults will fan out throughout the community to serve those in need – particularly the homeless, elderly and needy.  We will be partnering with numerous organizations throughout the great Chittenden County area. $350 (includes all meals as well as the program).   There may be financial aid available at your local parish, or please contact the office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at wgavin@vermontcatholic.org if finances are an issue.  SHINE has made it clear they do not anyone NOT to participate because of financial constraints. To register please go to the Diocese website. Thank you




Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer, Jamaica VT,
Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm  to 4:30 pm
Feast of the Assumption, gathering time is 1:30 pm starts at 2:00 pm. Songs and Reflection by Grace Logan, Guest speaker Katherine Valentine, award winning author of seven novels, including the highly celebrated Dorsetville series. 4:30 pm the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with a Pot Luck supper to follow. For direction and information please call 802-896-6000