BRATTLEBORO -- Everyone is welcome at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church for Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 8 or 10:30 a.m.
This weekend the Feast of St. Michael will be celebrated. Following the 10:30 a.m. Mass there will be a barbecue on the East Lawn. There will be pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, drinks and dessert. There will be a bouncy house and games and the Youth Center will be open.
On Monday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. on the church lawn Father Rich O’Donnell will do a Blessing of the Animals. Bring pets on a leash, or a picture of a pet to be blessed. Those who have lost pets this year may bring a photo and a special prayer will be said for them. Medals of St. Francis will be given to each animal present to attach to their collars or leashes.
"Catholicism, A Journey to the Heart of Faith," a documentary film series, will begin in Brattleboro on Oct. 2. The series starts from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, life, and teaching and moves through the defining elements of Catholicism, from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the apostles and saints, to grace, salvation, heaven and more.
The series begins Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., in Brattleboro. It continues on Tuesdays, Oct. 9 and 16, at the American Legion. The next film will be shown on Monday, Oct. 22, also at the American Legion. The series wraps up on Tuesdays,
A Transitus Service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the church. The Transitus recalls the passing of Francis of Assisi from this life to God. At this event, Francis’ total commitment to Christ will be remembered.
VIRTUS Training will be held in the school conference room on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who is working or volunteering with children or young adults in the Parish and has not already attended a training session must attend. It is mandated by the Diocese of Burlington and is part of the Safe Environment Program. Call the rectory to register.
For more information, visit www.stmichaelvt.com.