Northwest VT News
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
SOUTH BURLINGTON—St. John Vianney Parish will host a formation course for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, the Montessori-based method of faith formation for children. The course will be for Level I (ages 3-6) catechists and will begin the first Saturday in January (Jan. 4). Part I will include the first Saturdays of the month through May. The sessions will take place in the church hall from 9 a.m.- to 4 p.m. Part II is scheduled for the fall with dates to be determined. For more information or to register, call Lauren Patterson at 802-864-4166 x204 or e-mail her at SJVLauren@aol.com. For more information about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, go to www.cgsusa.org.
100th birthday congratulations
Congratulations to two Vermont Catholics marking their centennial year.
Clara Manor, a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Richmond, turned 100 on Nov. 6.
“My mother is the quiet parishioner who doesn’t preach her faith; she practices it,” said June Taylor.
News Around the Diocese
Bishop Matano to leave Vermont, will lead Diocese of Rochester
On Nov. 6, Pope Francis announced that Bishop Salvatore R. Matano of Burlington, Vt., will be the ninth Bishop of Rochester.
Bishop Matano, has shepherded the Burlington Diocese since November 2005. Named coadjutor of the diocese in March of that year, he automatically succeeded Bishop Kenneth A. Angell when he retired.
His installation Mass will be Jan. 3 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, N.Y.
Mass of Thanksgiving
The faithful of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington are cordially invited to attend a Mass of Thanksgiving to be celebrated by His Excellency, The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, the Ninth Bishop of Burlington, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Patronal feast of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 20 Pine Street, Burlington.