Adoration will begin after the 8:30 AM Mass at Christ the King Church Friday, November 3, continue through the day, evening, and overnight, ending with Benediction and First Saturday Mass November 4. Please call the parish office at 802-862-5784 or type in this web link to sign up on a schedule: https://signup.com/go/rYWLLcj. Please type the address as it appears because it is case sensitive - use capital letters where they are shown. Signup is not necessary - if you wish to adore the Lord, please come anytime through Mass at 9:00 AM Saturday.
Masses are on Wednesday, November 1, All Saints Day, at 12:05 PM and 5:30 PM. Both Masses are upstairs in the main church. There are special envelopes in your envelope packet for All Saints Day. There are no Masses on the vigil, October 31, Halloween.
Signup for Religious Education for Grades One through Six, and for Confirmation Class for older students will continue at a special signup next Sunday, October 22 in the Parish Hall after the 10:00 AM Mass. Parents may register their students at that meeting or call the parish office at (802) 658-4333. The religious education schedule for the elementary grades will be posted this fall. Confirmation classes will begin in January, 2024.
The parish office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, October 9 and 10 as parish staff attend Archbishop Coyne's Welcome Mass in Hartford, CT. The office reopens Wednesday, Oct. 11. There will be a 12:05 Mass on October 9 and 10.
Cathedral of St. Joseph Rector Msgr. Peter Routhier was honored by the Burlington Knights of Columbus Council #279 as this year's Anchor Award recipient, recognizing his outstanding service to the Knights and to the community. The Anchor is the Vermont Knights' highest award. The award celebration took place Saturday, October 7 at the Delta Hotel on Williston Road, South Burlington.
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.
Archbishop Coyne will celebrate his final Mass in Vermont Sunday, September 24 at 10:00 AM at the Cathedral. A reception will follow at the Doubletree Hotel, 870 Williston Road, South Burlington, from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM. His Excellency was ordained Bishop of the Diocese of Burlington in 2014.
The “Boxes of Love” Program is looking for donations for their Yard Sale to assist homeless people and anyone displaced by the recent floods. We are looking for household items, adult and children’s clothing, linens, toys, small furniture, small appliances, etc. Please call Michelle LaCroix at 802-373-6014 before dropping off items. The sale will take place on Friday, Sept. 8 from 9AM to 4PM and on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8AM to 3PM at Holy Cross Parish/Cloarec Hall in Colchester. K of C Council 279 will also offer $25 vouchers for those in need to shop at the Yard Sale. Call: Michelle 802-373-6014.
Msgr. will present a talk on Prayer at Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday, August 9. The weekly talks continue through August 30th, except July 26. The Society of Saint Edmund and Diocesan Priests are the speakers. The programs begin with 11:15 AM Mass followed by the priest's presentation. Lunch is available for purchase in the café, or you may bring your own picnic lunch to eat outside. All are welcome!
We say goodbye to our seminarian who served his summer assignment here at the Cathedral. Loc is taking a couple of weeks off, then returning to his priesthood studies at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. Our Cathedral Rector, Monsignor Routhier asks that we thank Loc for his service and pray for him and all of our seminarians.
Please consider donating the the Annual Appeal this date, to earn a matching contribution from the Vermont Catholic Community Foundation, which is offering $10,000 to match Appeal donations that day. Founder's Day marks founding of the Diocese of Burlington in 1853.
Deacon Dennis Moore will lead Bible study this summer Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the parish hall. The course, The Bible and Sacraments, begins June 7. This six-week video and discussion course is published by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Ohio.
We will take up a collection at weekend Masses July 22 and 23 for flood relief through Vermont Catholic Charities. You may use envelopes at church, with checks made out to the parish, Cathedral of St. Joseph. You may write "Disaster Relief" on the Memo line. Catholic Charities will use the donations for emergency aid to recipients affected by the recent floods.
The Cathedral's Knights of Columbus DeGoesbriand Council 279 is giving $3,700 in baby supplies and money to the local Birthright emergency pregnancy agency as the Knights' ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy) drive ends. The local campaign from May through Father's Day took in $2,600 in baby items and $700 in cash. With a grant from the Connecticut Supreme Knights Council, the local Knights are sending $3,700 to Birthright to help mothers with new baby supplies. Thank you to everyone who donated.
We regret to announce that our veneration event of the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina this Saturday, July 15th, has been CANCELLED. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this will cause. Unfortunately due to church damage and travel complications from flooding these events have been canceled. They will be rescheduled at a later date.