Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 7/ 8, 2016
MOTHER’S DAY ROSE SALE which benefits the Alight Pregnancy
Center will take place after Masses this weekend, May 7/8. Single stem $2.50 and 1 dozen $25.00. We thank the John J.
Curran Knights of Columbus Council for coordinating the sale for our parish.
NEEDED: Mass Ministry Scheduler. Sue Delp is retiring. It can be done from home
anytime of the day or night so if you are a looking for a way to give back to
St. John's but find it difficult to volunteer at the church,
this is the ministry for you! Call Sue at 758-9035 for more
- Do you or someone you know in the parish practice the art? We are in need of a volunteer to help with
enhancing certificates with this special form of penmanship. Please contact the office at 758-9401 if you
wish to help.
CROP Walk was
very successful. The over-all
contributions totaled $7,327.00. Thank you for your participation.
RECITATION OF THE ROSARY will take place after the morning Mass on Wednesday’s
during the month of May. All are invited
ANNIVERSARY IN THE PRIESTHOOD
Celebrate this joyful event with
Fr. John Molyn, Fr. Jim Belogi and Fr. Donald Rutherford
Sunday, June 5
Vespers at 3:00
Pot luck dinner will take place afterwards.
sign-up for the pot luck dinner.
are posted on the bulletin board.
FOOD PANTRY – Suggested
items for May are: dinner helpers, canned
fruit, cold cereal & tuna, Should
you choose, a monetary donation would always be welcome. Just use a separate envelope labeled Food Pantry
and put it in the collection basket. Checks
should be made payable to the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry. Thank you for your help.
BLOOD DRIVE sponsored by
the Knights of Columbus will be held at St. John’s on Monday, May
16, from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please contact the American Red Cross
1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule your appointment.
NEVER ALONE Grief Support
Group is meeting Wednesday, May 11 & May 25 from
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the rectory. Please note weekday
change. For more information please call the office at
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was
Same week last year was $4,914.05.
Rice Bowl collection was $383.81.
Thank you for your support.
FIRST RECONCILIATION will take place on Wednesday, May 11. Please keep these young Catholics in your
First Communion Schedule
Saturday, May 14 4:00 Jodee Kosnick’s Class
Sunday, May 15 10:30 Brynn LaBounty’s Class
Please keep our
communicants in your prayers.
Adults or families are needed to host receptions after the Masses. Supplies will be provided. Please contact Ruth Ellen or Donna at
758-1828 for details or to volunteer as soon as possible. Thank you.
Vacation Bible School
Jesus, the Light of the World
July 11-15 9-noon
For children entering
Kindergarten to 5th Grade
$25 per child with paid registrations
before June 1 ($30 after)
VOLUNTEER PLANNING MEETING
Monday, May 9 – 6:00 p.m. in the church hall
U.S. CATHOLIC, Faith in Real Life magazine – Copies
are at the entrances of the church, which have articles with a Catholic
perspective on everyday issues.
JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY – Visit the Sick is now available at the entrances of
the church featuring Saint Marianne Cope. This is another monthly flyer focusing on each of the Works of Mercy and featuring
different saints and local stories.
ST. JOHN’S WORKERS are a group of helping hands
with projects around the church. They
have been keeping busy with fixing the fans in the gym, cleaned the gathering
area windows and radiators, rear entrance windows and fixed the lock on the
kitchen door. Exterior projects included
cleaning out gutters and planting arborvitae shrubs around the dumpster. Anyone wishing to join this group please email
John Zukowski at email@example.com
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2016- commitment envelopes are in the pews and at the entrances
of the Church. You can return the
envelopes in the collection basket or to the office. You can make your gift online, at www.TheBishopsAppeal.org
Your gift/pledge allows the works of
outreach and service to continue in both our Parish and our Diocese.
To date: 37 families have
pledged/gifted $11,887.36 to reach our goal.
As I write these words, over two hundred
people are expected to attend our Ascension Thursday Celebration this past week
at Kozel’s which united our entire, all-encompassing community. The event was initially meant to build
community among us but soon it poignantly became aware that this would be also
be an opportunity for us to thank Father Dan Quinn for bringing us together one
prepare for Pentecost next weekend and the celebration of First Holy Communion
at liturgies in all our parishes, the occasion will mark Fr. Dan’s final days
with us as Parochial Vicar. How blessed
we were to have his presence among us.
He would have undoubtedly been named a pastor earlier but as a partner
in ministry, he was uniquely gifted and qualified to serve within a new model
of ministry which strives to serve as many people as possible with the limited
resources we now share. As someone who
strove to bring us together, long before my arrival, I cannot help but see that
the timing of all of this is Spirit-led.
How appropriate it is for us to send him forth as a united community. I am sure that Fr. Dan shares the pride I
feel for all that has been accomplished in the last couple of years as well as
the hard work and preparation that was accomplished by the pastoral leadership
Now, more than ever, I ask for your
prayers and support. A period of change
and transition does not seem to be at first the ideal time to promote the
Bishop’s Appeal and other programs and projects we will be introducing
shortly. At second glance, however, it
is a wonderful time to take stock in where we have been, where we are, and
where we are going. Together, we can
support our local church which thrives at the parish, the community
representing the churches of Northern Columbia County, and the Diocese at
large. Please share the gifts of your
time, talent and treasure for the good of all our brothers and sisters.
So many people have remarked what a
positive influence Father Dan has had on our people and what a positive
influence our people have had on Fr. Dan.
I can’t help but see this myself but it also makes me ponder that this
is true for us all and is what community and family is all about. May we continue to strengthen each other with
prayer, affection, and loving service.
May our Lord Jesus Christ, who suffered, died, rose, and ascended into
heaven, continue to unite all of us, including Fr. Dan, no matter how far the
journey takes us.
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Lord, send out your Spirit,
Romans 8:22-27 and renew the face of the
Sat 5/7 4:00 Jane & Warren Wills by
Virginia Huffton by Debra
Sun 5/8 7:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul
& Dolly Bogardus by Jeannie
Esther Anderson by Traci,
& Analisa Martino
Theresa Nichols by Mamie
Mon 5/9 11:00 Phyllis & Edward Fleming
Wed 5/11 11:00 Lorraine
& Luba Mykytiw
Sat 5/14 4:00
Regina Garenani by the
Bob Jette by John & Jane
Sun 5/15 7:30
Linda Boll & Irene
Colwill by Charles &
10:30 Isabel Arndt by
& Raymond Kaminski
in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for
Jim Ackermann, Elmer Allen, Bob Babirad, Eileen
Bracone, Alfred Carpentier, Sandra
Critelli, Michael Doyle, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Mary Fleming, Donald
Gaylord, Janet Gregory, Thomas Gregory, Mary Hayes, Deborah Igras, Lisa Jacob,
Nancy Kelly, Noreen Kennedy, Dennis Knoll, Pinky Laviano, William Lindberg, Mary Ann Lizzi, Mark McIntosh, Marianne
Martinez, Judy Martino, Caroline
Martone, Catherine Meyers, Damian Monahan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia Nabozny,
Ann Neary, Raymond Novak, JoAnn O’Shea, Pappalardo Family, David Picchione, Tim
Renn, George Rosenberry, Alice Salvatore, Eileen Scott, Maddi Sidarous, Katy Smith, Special Intentions, Sean Spicer,
Charles Stickles, Kevin Sutton, Nancy Taggart Turgeon, Diane Van Tassel, Matthew
West, Carol Wisenhunt, and Erica Wordon.
Our Parish in April
Welcomed through Baptism:
Michael Thomas Aiello, Kevin
Grace Illyria Hauley, Isabel Adalia Scharoun
May they grow in God’s love.
Said Farewell to:
Isabel Arndt and Michael Harmon
May they rest in God’s peace.