September 24th, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“Faith and Charity, United in Christ”
Please pray for the people, towns, and churches of Most Holy Trinity Parish in Barton. We are currently embarking upon a similar Sunday Offertory Drive as was done in the Tri-Parishes in 2015. The Lord knows if financial gifts for the ministries of Trinity parish should significantly increase or not. Our part is to discern his will, and be faithful.
In our current parish cooperative several ministries have started to work harmoniously between all our Catholic parishes entrusted to me as pastor. Here also we know that the Lord will bring about the degree of consolidation and unity that he wishes. Fr. Ladislaus attempted to lay the groundwork such that St. Vincent, St. Ignatius, and Sacred Heart could function as one Catholic parish. Such as merger could be fruitful, but it really requires the commitment of a full time pastor. With prayers for the Church, and obedience and communication with our bishop, let us try to suggest the most reasonable paths for priestly assignments, that we might follow the most charitable path for our brothers and sisters.
Let us be disciples united through faith and works, in the Universal Catholic Church, in Jesus Christ our Lord, working to build up the Kingdom of God in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
God bless you,
Sincerely, in Christ, with Mary,
Fr. Tim Naples, Pastor