Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
55 Joy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403     802-658-6110

Contact Information

Deacon Phil Lawson 
(802) 658-6110 Ext. 1453


Lori Daudelin
802-658-6110, ext. 1131


Carrie Handy
802-658-6110, ext. 1176

2016-2017 CALENDAR 


Respect Life Month – “Moved by Mercy” Catholic parishes throughout Vermont will offer prayer, public education and pastoral care initiatives in 
recognition of Respect Life Month, whose theme this year is Moved by Mercy, in keeping with the Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. Check your parish bulletin to find out how you can participate! 


Saturday, October 1 

40 Days for Life “United for Life” National Team Rally 
12 p.m. 75 Talcott Road, Williston 


Sunday, October 2 

Respect Life Sunday Masses will be offered in recognition of the sanctity of all human life. 

Life Chain, a one-hour, inter-faith, silent witness, calling for an end to abortion – will take place in several Vermont communities: 
- Burlington from 2-3 p.m. on MainStreet, beginning at the inter-section with South Union Street. Contact Ethel Brousseau,  
802 893 1168
- Montpelier at 2 p.m. in front of the State House Contact Brenda Pepin at 229-9338. Newport 2 p.m. at 100 Main Street. Contact Jeannine Young, email: 


Sunday, October 9 

Afternoon of Prayer for Healing and Hope
UVM Catholic Center Chapel, 1-3 p.m. 

An afternoon to pray for those who have been wounded by abortion, and hear about God’s peace and healing offered through the Catholic Church’s Project Rachel Ministry. There will be opportunities for reflection and confession, along with Adoration in the Chapel. This is a wonderful occasion, as brothers and sisters in Christ, to pray for and walk with others in this important ministry. For more information, write or call 802 658-6110, ext. 1131. Hosted by the Project Rachel Ministry. 


Tuesday, October 18 

Students for Life Rosary and Candlelight Vigil 

Bishop Christopher Coyne will join Students for Life from schools around Burlington, including Rice Memorial High School and the University of Vermont, across from Planned Parenthood at 186 St. Paul Street in Burlington, to pray to end abortion. All pro-life students welcome! 

Time: 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 22 

Annual Birthright Dinner: 6 p.m. at Holy Family Parish Hall in Essex. To register, contact Birthright at 802 865-0056 or email



Tuesday, November 8

Election Day! Don’t forget to vote! 



Sunday, December 12 

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 
Patroness of the Unborn 

Patroness of the Unborn 

A good day to pray a rosary for all victims of abortion. 



Saturday, January 21 

Rally for Life Mass 9:30 a.m. St. Augustine Church in Montpelier. Bishop Coyne will be the main celebrant. 

Rally for Life 10:45 Montpelier - After Mass, participants will gather behind City Hall to line up for the march to the steps of the State House, where opening remarks will be followed by speakers indoors.


Friday, January 27 

Annual Rally and March for Life in Washington, DC—the largest pro-life event of the year. 


January 26-28 

March for Life Pilgrimage: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington will sponsor a bus trip to our nation’s capitol for Catholic teens and their chaperones to at-

tend the March for Life, with buses leaving from Burlington, Vergennes, Rutland and Benning-ton, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This trip will include an overnight hotel stay, attendance at the Rally for Life, the March for Life, and visits to the National Shrines of the Immaculate Conception, Pope St. John Paul II and St. Eliz-abeth Ann Seton. 

A second bus for individual adults and those travelling with their own children to attend the Rally and March for Life on January 27 will offer a shortened itinerary and overnight bus travel (no hotel stay). Cost and registration information coming soon. Contact Carrie Handy, for mor information now.



2016-2017 CALENDAR 

Compiled by the Respect Life Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington 

Email: Carrie Handy

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Abortion hurts women. Project Rachel is a post-abortion healing ministry that provides one-on-one pastoral care, with particular attention to the importance of spiritual healing and Sacramental Reconciliation. Priests and Catholic mental health profes-sionals with specialized training in Project Rachel are available as well as retreats which offer more in-depth pastoral care. If you or someone you know is suffering as a result of abor-tion, call our confidential hotline: (802) 658-4118 



The Diocesan Respect Life Alert Network is a phone/email chain put in place more than 20 years ago (originally under the title, Bishop’s Respect Life Phone Tree) to communicate “action alerts” and updates regarding im-portant public policy initiatives and proposed legislation in Vermont. When the Respect Life Alert Network is activated, automated phone calls and emails go out to the nearly-1400-member list. Usually, the alerts contain a request for action to call State or National legislators to express concern over a key issue. Imagine the Congressional office that receives calls and e-mails from hundreds of Vermonters! The Alert Network is activated only in serious circumstances, and is not used as a regular means of communication. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Diocesan Respect Life Alert Network, please call or write the Respect Life Office 802 658-6110,ext.1176. 



Let us help you promote a cul-ture of Life with our popular “Speakers Bureau”. Experts on a host of topics are available to talk to your parish group, reli-gious education class or committee on topics such as: (Click for more details)




We are a pro-life people! At the heart of our Catholicism is an abiding belief in the inher-ent worth and dignity of all human life! Whether you con-sider yourself a pro-life “activist” or a pro-life “quiet Catholic,” we are all a neces-sary part of building the Cul-ture of Life! This flyer offers ideas large and small that you can do to contribute to pro-moting a culture that respects and defends all life, especially the most vulnerable among us—the unborn, the disabled, the sick, and the elderly. 

“We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us.” 

-Pope Francis 




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