Josh Perry, Director of Worship will give a talk "The Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell," after the coffee hour following the 10 AM Mass. Josh's presentation begins at Noon in the parish hall.
The Joseph’s House Thanksgiving Outreach Program hopes to serve 75 families this year. Each registered family will receive a Hannaford Gift Card for the Thanksgiving dinner trimmings and a second gift card to purchase a frozen turkey. Please find donation envelopes at the Cathedral entrances, or use your own envelope and mark it "Thanksgiving Outreach." Joseph's House appreciates any amount. Donations may be made anytime during October and November. Checks should be made out to: “Joseph's House” and should include the notation “Thanksgiving Outreach”. Please drop your envelope in the collection basket on the weekend, or mail/bring it to Joseph’s House directly. Our address is 113 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. Thank you for your great compassion and generosity!
We should all like to do our part to keep our Cathedral entrances welcoming and free of clutter. However, we need your help to do this. Please do not bring pamphlets, cards, religious articles, food, etc. to the Church to be left on the tables or benches for others to take. If you would like to leave something for distribution, please call or bring it to the Parish Office. Also, please do not post on or remove items from the bulletin board. Msgr. Routhier must approve all posted materials. We have a volunteer who handles bulletin boards for us. Thank you for your cooperation!
Bishop Christopher Coyne will celebrate the Ordination Mass Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. The seven candidates are Robert Begley (St. Albans), RJ Dourney (Chester), Patrick Leduc (South Burlington), Thomas Lovett (Waterford), John Magnier (Shelburne), Josh McDonald (Essex Junction), and Christopher Noble (South Royalton). A reception in the parish hall will follow Mass. Please pray for our candidates. The 8:00 AM Mass is cancelled, and there will be no Confessions at 8:30 AM.
This trip visits major shrines, cathedrals, and Catholic historical sites for eleven days April 14 - 24, 2024. Lourdes, Lisieux, Notre Dame de Chartres and Paris, and Ars are among the destinations. Please find flyers at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. The booklet describes the tour and lists internet links for more information including videos.
The R.C.I.A. invites all adults who have not been baptized to “Come and See” and learn how the Catholic Church, its teachings, practices and beliefs, can lead you to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and His Church through the waters of Baptism. This program is also for non-Catholics interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church. This process may also be for Catholic adults who may not have received First Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation and now wish to complete their Sacraments of Initiation. If enough people are interested, classes will begin on Sunday, October 2nd and will be held in the Blue Room on Sunday from 11:15 to 12:30 (after the 10AM Mass). If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Msgr. Routhier or Dorothy Barewicz at the Parish Office at 658-4333 for more information.
Interested in becoming a member of St. Joseph Cathedral and you want to register? Or, if you attend Mass here, but have not yet registered, we would like to hear from you! Click the title above to register on-line , stop by the parish office, or call the Parish Office at (802) 658- 4333. We welcome you!
Joseph's House Director Deacon Dennis Moore gratefully asks for these items: Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Dental floss; Shaving cream for men; Razors, Razor blades; Deodorant, antiperspirant; Toilet Paper; Paper towels, Tissue (Kleenex); Bar soap; Body wash; Laundry detergent; Softener, Chapstick, Baby diapers, all sizes; Baby wipes. Please bring donations to Joseph's House Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. The parish office also will receive items during their regular hours, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. You may also drop them off with the ushers before or after weekend Masses.
St. John Vianney is holding 40-Hours Devotion Thursday, September 15 to Saturday, September 17, for Life and for the defeat of Proposal 5/Article 22, an amendment to the state constitution that would guarantee abortion. Voters will approve or reject Article 22 at this November's election. Please visit the St. John Vianney website to sign up for the September 40-Hours. Click the title above to navigate to the St. John Vianney. site.
The Vermont Institute for Human Flourishing invites you to attend “Restoring Our Faith”, an inspiring one-day summit featuring radio host and cultural leader, Dennis Prager. This event will take place at the Double Tree Hotel in South Burlington, VT on October 25, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Americans have allowed themselves to be intimidated by fallible and overbearing “experts”, adding a state of fear to a fast-moving cultural breakdown. “Restoring our Faith Summit” featuring renowned social scientists, faith leaders and physicians, will address the impact of secular forces at work in our culture and present their solutions. By revisiting the critical role that faith and family play in a flourishing society, we will hope to inspire a renewed commitment to the life-affirming paths of our Judeo/ Christian heritage. The Registration fee is $ 50.00. A continental breakfast and a light lunch are included. For questions, please contact us at (802) 923-9083 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cathedral's DeGoesbriand Council #279 will offer Tootsie Rolls for sale after the Masses Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. Money raised will aid people with intellectual disabilities. Please stop by the table after Mass to help this cause.
All Diocese of Burlington priests will gather with the Bishop Tuesday through Thursday, September 6 - 8, for the annual Presbyteral Days. There will be no daily Masses at the Cathedral until Friday, September 9 when the 12:05 PM Mass resumes in the Chapel.
Thank you to Robin Hall and Dot Commo, for all of their work on the flower beds adjacent to the church stairs. We have all enjoyed the beautiful display of flowers this past spring and throughout the summer. Thank you for making our Cathedral grounds beautiful! We appreciate it!
Msgr. Routhier will celebrate Mass outside at the New Mount Calvary Cemetery on Labor Day, Sept. 5, at 9:00 AM. Rain location is the Cathedral Chapel. There are no 11:30 AM Confessions or 12:05 PM Mass. The Parish Office and Joseph's House are closed for the day.
Monsignor will give a talk Wednesday, August 24, at St. Anne's Shrine, Isle La Motte as part of the Summer Reflection Series. The presentation will follow the 11:15 AM Mass at the Shrine. The parish daily 12:05 PM Mass at the Cathedral chapel is cancelled that day. Six priests will share their reflections each Wednesday at the Shrine, July 27 through August 31: August 24: Rev. Monsignor Peter Routhier Topic: The Role of Saints in the Life of the Church; August 31: Rev. Richard Myhalyk, S.S.E. Topic: How We See God: Our Spiritual Lens on Life. Call or email questions at (802) 928-3362 or email@example.com.
I am sharing a final-week's promotion of the 40 Hours Adoration at St. Anthony's. Prayers to the Holy Archangels for a Culture of Life in Vermont St. Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His people, I turn to you with confidence and seek your powerful intercession. For the love of God, Who made you so glorious in grace and power, and for the love of the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of the Angels, be pleased to hear my prayer. You know the value on my soul in the eyes of God. May no stain of evil ever disfigure its beauty. Help me to conquer the evil spirit who tempts me. I desire to imitate your loyalty to God and Holy Mother Church and your great love for God and people. And since you are God’s messenger for the care of his people, I entrust to you this special request: Give us Wisdom in our work for a Culture of Life. St. Michael, since you are, by the Will of the Creator, the powerful intercessor of Christians, I have great confidence in your prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy Will, my petition will be granted. Pray for me, St. Michael, and also for those I love. Protect us in all dangers of body and soul. Help us in our daily needs. Through your powerful intercession, may we live a holy life, die a happy death, and reach heaven where we may praise and love God with you forever. Amen. St. Gabriel the Archangel, I venerate you as the “Angel of the Incarnation,” because God has specially appointed you to bear the messages concerning the God-Man to Daniel, Zechariah, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Give me tenderness and devotion for our Mother, more like your own. I venerate you also as the “strength from God,” because you are the giver of God’s strength, consoler and comforter chosen to strengthen God’s faithful and to teach them important truths. I ask for the grace of a special power of the will to strive for holiness of life. Steady my resolutions, renew my courage, comfort and console me in the problems, trials, and sufferings of daily living, as you consoled our Savior in His agony and Mary in her sorrows and Joseph in his trials. I put my confidence in you. St. Gabriel, I ask you especially for this favor: Give us Strength in our work for a Culture of Life. Through your earnest love for the Son of God-Made-Man and for His blessed Mother, I beg of you, intercede for me that my request may be granted, if it be God’s holy Will. Pray for us, St. Gabriel the Archangel. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us Pray. Almighty and ever-living God, since You chose the Archangel Gabriel from among all the Angels to announce the mystery of Your Son’s Incarnation, mercifully grant that we who honor him on earth may feel the benefit of his patronage in heaven. You live and reign for ever. Amen. Holy Archangel Raphael, standing so close to the throne of God and offering Him our prayers, I venerate you as God’s special Friend and Messenger. I choose you as my Patron and wish to love and obey you as young Tobiah did. I consecrate to you my body and soul, all my work, and my whole life. I want you to be my Guide and Counselor in all the dangerous and difficult problems and decisions of my life. Remember, dearest, St. Raphael, that the grace of God preserved you with the good Angels in heaven when the proud ones were cast into hell. I entreat you, therefore, to help me in my struggle against the world, the spirit of impurity, and the devil. Defend me from all dangers and every occasion of sin. Direct me always in the way of peace, safety, and salvation. Offer my prayers to God as you offered those of Tobiah, so that through your intercession I may obtain the graces necessary for the salvation of my soul. I ask you to pray that God grant me this favor if it be His holy Will: Give us holiness to live out a Culture of Life. St. Raphael, help me to love and serve my God faithfully, to die in His grace, and finally to merit to join you in seeing and praising God forever in heaven. Amen. Fr. Tim Naples
You are invited to attend a webinar hosted by the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities. It is intended to help our parish observe Respect Life Month in October. This webinar will show the materials that are available to use in our parish. The USCCB has beautiful pro-life materials on the website. To register for the webinar on August 17 at 2:00 PM (Eastern) click the title above
This beautiful Marian feast is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year because it falls on Monday. The Cathedral will celebrate this feast day at the 12:05 PM Mass in the Chapel. This sublime dogma was defined in November, 1950 by Pope Pius XII, in the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus, “Most Bountiful God.” The pope proclaimed the Assumption of Mary in these words: "The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heaven." Our Lady’s Assumption, however, was celebrated since ancient times. This feast marks God’s completion of His great work on earth with the Mother of God. We honor Mary at her conception, birth, maternity, her title as Mother of God, and on other special occasions such as the Feasts of Our Lady of Sorrows and of the Holy Rosary. In a week, we celebrate Mary’s Queenship, as she reigns over Heaven and Earth.