Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mass held for Vt Natl Guard members

Vermont's Roman Catholic bishop is holding special masses across the state for National Guard soldiers getting ready to head to Afghanistan and their families. Bishop Salvatore Matano held the second of three masses on Monday at the St. Michael's College chapel in Colchester. Matano plans another service for Thursday in Rutland. About 1,500 Vermont National Guard soldiers are due to begin deploying within the next few weeks. They are due to arrive in Afghanistan early next year.