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Woodstock, Vermont 05091



Chris Micale Ordination

Chris Micale Ordination

THE PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF FATHER CHRISTOPHER MICALE Father Christopher Micale, a man from Woodstock and Our Lady of the Snows Parish, was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 31. His Excellency, Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, NY, performed the ordination at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Burlington, Vermont. (Father) Micale is the first priestly vocation from this parish since our founding in 1856. Ad multos annos,...


November is the month that the Church sets aside for remembering the dead, especially the Poor Souls in Purgatory. When looking about into the natural scene around us, it certainly seems to make sense: leaves have fallen from the trees, our gardens have been harvested for their produce; flowers are now but a memory. We seem to be surrounded by death as Autumn leads us toward the dark and quiet Winter.

However, we know that flora and fauna are not actually dead; they have become dormant, with the hope and expectation that all will come to life again or arise from hibernation in the Spring. This is rather like our hope for our Dearly Departed: that their souls will not experience the Second Death, but are “dormant”, awaiting the Final Judgment. The Church allows us to do more than just hope for the Dead, we can offer personal prayers and the celebration of the Holy Mass in hopes for a release from the suffering they might be enduring in Purgatory. As we read in the Book of Maccabees about offering prayers for the Deceased, “… it is a holy and pious thought. Thus atonement might be made for the Dead so that they might be freed from sin.”

So we begin this month with twin feast days: the Solemnity of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls. On November 1st we honor those who have been canonized by the Church for their lives of holiness and heroic virtue. On November 2nd, we pray for those whose fate is known to God alone: our own Beloved Dead, as well as all the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Here in our parish we will be celebrating Masses for the Poor Souls on several days throughout this month.

On a lighter note, Thanksgiving comes up toward the end of this month, reminding us to thank God not only for the bounty of this year’s harvest, but for every blessing He extends to sustain us. We will celebrate Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00 a.m.

Recall the words from the third verse of the Hymn, “For the Fruits of His Creation”:

For the harvests of the Spirit, thanks be to God.

For the good we all inherit, thanks be to God.

For the wonders that astound us,

For the truths that still confound us,

Most of all, that love has found us, thanks be to God.


father-signatureVery Reverend Thomas Mosher VF, Pastor



Saint Francis of Assisi
– Saturday Mass: 4 pm
– Sunday Mass: 8:30 am

Our Lady of the Snows
– Saturday Mass: 6 pm
– Sunday Mass: 10:30 am


Saint Francis of Assisi
– Tuesday Mass: 9 am
– Thursday Mass: 9 am

Our Lady of the Snows
– Monday: 9:00 am
– Friday: 9:00 am

Tuesday, 12noon and 6pm


Saint Francis of Assisi
– Christmas Eve Mass: 5 pm
– Christmas Day Mass: 10:30 am

Our Lady of the Snows
-Christmas Eve Mass: 5pm & 9pm
– Christmas Day Mass: 10:30 am

The Rosary is recited in
honor of Our Lady before 
weekday Mass at Our Lady of the Snows.
It is also said on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays
at 8:30 a.m.

At St. Francis, Rosary is recited before the Sunday Mass and the two weekday Masses.

Handicapped parking and entrance are on School Street on the south side of the Church. Additional parking is available in the rear lot of the Woodstock Elementary School off School Street

Our Lady of the Snows 7 South Street / P O Box 397 / Woodstock, VT 05091 802-457-2322 ~ Fax: 802-457-7056 E-Mail: ourladyofthesnows@comcast.net

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