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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 30/31, 2016

 

PARISH

 

SECOND COLLECTION for Peter’s Pence will take place this weekend.  Please support the Pope as a witness of charity to those who are suffering all over the world.  Please make checks payable to St. John the Baptist Church, as we send one check.  There will be a second pass of the basket.

 

CAPS for CANCER knitters & crocheters are asked to consider making caps for cancer patients.   Patterns are available in the office.  Your hand knitted or crocheted caps can be dropped off to the office. They will be collected and taken to a hospital in the fall.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - will meet this Sunday,

Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. downstairs.  For membership information, please contact Jerry Minot-Scheuermann at 755-5050.

 

FOOD PANTRY – Suggested items for August are:  canned tuna, cold cereal, dinner helper, pancake mix, pancake syrup and canned fruit.  Thank you.

 

LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are always needed.  We encourage you to consider a role in these Mass ministries. Please contact Kathie at 758-1546, or the office at 758-9401, if interested.   

 

NEVER ALONE Grief Support Group meetings are on Tuesdays.  Next gatherings are Aug. 9 & Aug 30, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., in the rectory.  For more information please call the office at 758-9401.

 

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $5,842.00.

Same week last year was $4,823.50.

Thank you for your support.

 

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2016 – Have you considered your donation?  

To date: 122 families have pledged/gifted $39,298.74 to reach our goal.                                                      

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                                                                           $59,687.00

                       Movement is slow but steady.

Thank you for participating.

 

FEAST of the ASSUMPTION -Monday, August 15.

 


Masses will take place

11:00 a.m. - St. John’s

4:00 p.m. - St. Joseph’s, Stottville

7:00 p.m. - St. James, a bilingual Mass

                  with a baked goods reception to follow

          Please consider bringing a baked item to share.

 

 

 

FAITH FORMATION

 

                          School Supplies Collection

ends Labor Day weekend

 

Items to consider

backpacks                    erasers                       rulers

1½” binders                   folders             pens/pencils

black flare pens           glue                   pencil case

children’s scissors        markers                   post its

            composition books,   solid color folders                         

 

If you wish to make a monetary donation it will be used to buy the needed supplies.  Please make checks payable to St. John the Baptist marked – School Supplies.

Drop your donations into the box marked school supplies across from the kitchen or to the office.

 

DO YOU HAVE 2-3 HOURS PER MONTH TO HELP

SOMEONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

  1. 1 in 8 persons over 65 and nearly half of those over 85 will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. 80% of Alzheimer’s patients are cared for at home by family.

Caring for someone with dementia can be both isolating and exhausting for family members.

THESE FAMILIES NEED YOUR HELP!

Two Sessions are being offered, please choose only ONE session.

 

August 18, 2016                            August 20, 2016

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.                             10:00 -1:00 p.m.

St. James Church                           St. John the Baptist

129 Hudson Ave.                          1025 Kinderhook St.

Chatham NY 12037                      Valatie, NY 12184

                        

Belonging to an Eddy Alzheimer’s Care Team, you only give the time you can when you can because there are several of you to share the role of helping the family.

The average volunteer offers just 2-3 hours per month.  The team provides non-medical support  and friendship.  All volunteers are offered training and continued support from

the staff at Eddy Alzheimer’s Services. Please contact Renee Mandarano at Eddy Alzheimer’s Services

(518) 238-4162 / e-mail renee.mandarano@sphp.com to register for your desired training session.

 

 

Our Parish in July

 

Said Farewell to:

Anna Becker & Shawn Butcher

 

May they rest in God’s peace.

 

Welcomed through Baptism:

 

Michael Robert Clark, Giselle Agnes Flavin,

and Elsie Rose McCarthy

 

May they grow in God’s love.

 

 

 

Pastor’s Blog,

 

Despite a busy few days that led to a series of baptisms on Saturday, I had a truly light weekend since there was an abundance of priest coverage, including from Fr. Gary who celebrated at St. Joseph and at St. James.  While I thought of getting out of town, I decided to relax and attend some functions, including those celebrating the Feast of St. James and I felt like a true guest in my own home.  I can’t tell you how special that felt and I am hoping that in the future, I will plan ahead to spend more “down-time” in our parishes, without the stress of presiding or delivering homilies.

     The readings of this weekend remind us of that so much is transitory.  With this in mind we must challenge ourselves when we place too much importance on the things that do not really matter.  How vain we are to think that everything rests on our shoulders, and how presumptuous we can be, like the landowner in today’s Gospel, in so many ways.  In the same light, however, we need to appreciate every moment as a gift from God and not take things for granted.  My hope and prayer is that all of us take these remaining weeks of the summer and with God’s grace, slow down just enough to see the beauty of this area, not only in the rolling landscapes but in the hearts and minds of the people that grace our community.  May God bless you and keep you. 

 

 

CONCERT FOR VOCATIONS will take place at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Clifton Park, on Tuesday, August 9.

6:00 p.m. Holy Hour and Benediction with Bishop Edward

               Scharfenberger

7:00 p.m. Concert presented by the Priests, Seminarians,

                Deacons and Religious of the Diocese of Albany

 

FR. DAN’S INSTALLATION as Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle in Hancock, NY will take place on Thursday, August 18, at 6:00 p.m.  There is a Mass followed by a reception. Keep him in your prayers.

 

SUMMIT ON THE FAMILY – Finding Our Place in the Family.  SAVE the DATE - Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville.  More details in future bulletins.

 

CHARISMATIC MASS AND HEALING SERVICE

On Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Praise and Prayer 7:00 pm, Mass @ 7:30 p.m.,

Healing service to follow. Christ Our Light Church, 1 Maria Dr., Loudonville, NY: All are welcome. Information: call Jack E @ 518-334-6503 or Diane S @ 518-663-5125.

 

 

Thanks to our advertisers renewing or purchasing an advertisement for the back of our bulletin.  This makes our bulletin possible.                 

                Please patronize our advertisers!

 

 

THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE

 

Sat   7/30  4:00 Hilda Lippold by the

                 Scharoun Family

               & Edwin Strehler by his

                 family

               & Ed & Jane Kuhner by their

                 family

Sun   7/31  7:30 Michael Harmon by the

                 Nelson Family

               & Walenty Brzuska by his

                 family

           10:30 Wilhelmina C. Amyot by

                 Diane Amyot

               & Isabel Arndt by Paul

                 Arndt

Mon   8/1  11:00 Norman Teator by

                 Eucharistic Minsters of

                 Barnwell

Wed   8/3  11:00 For Vocations

Sat   8/6   4:00 J.P. Harvey by his

                 family

               & Pat Casey by Mary & Jack

                 Decker

Sun   8/7   7:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul

                 Arndt

               & Linda Boll by Barry &

                 Cindy Barford

           10:30 Fran & Raymond Kaminski

                 by their family

               & Kathleen Lynch Farrell by

                 Frank & Eileen McHugh

                 Szepessey

 

 

Please keep in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for them:  

Bob Babirad, Lou Ann Berneri, Eileen Bracone, Fran Campeta, Alfred Carpentier, Sandra Critelli, Stephanie de Lancastre, Michael Doyle, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Michele Ford, Mary Fleming, Donald Gaylord, Janet Gregory, Thomas Gregory, Mary Hayes, Dorothy Hornauer, Nancy Kelly, Cathy Kelly–Owitz, Noreen Kennedy, Dennis Knoll, Cynthia Larm, Pinky Laviano, William Lindberg, Mary Ann Lizzi, Mark McIntosh, Marianne Martinez, Judy Martino, Caroline Martone, Jeffrey Miller, Damian Monahan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia Nabozny, Ann Neary, Raymond Novak, JoAnn O’Shea, Pappalardo Family, David Picchione, Tim Renn, Rosemarie Rizzo, Alice Salvatore, Eileen Scott, Maddi Sidarous, Ralph Sitcer, Katy Smith, Special Intentions, Sean Spicer, Charles Stickles, Kevin Sutton, Nancy Taggart Turgeon, Diane Van Tassel, Matthew West, Paul Winslow, Carol Wisenhunt, Erica Wordon, and Paul Worlock.

 

 

Next Sunday’s Readings:             

Wisdom 18:6-9                    Bless the people the Lord  

Hebrew 11:1-2, 8-19           has chosen to be his own.

Luke 12:32-48                              

 





17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 23/24, 2016


PARISH


SECOND COLLECTION for Peter’s Pence will take place next weekend.  Please support the Pope as a witness of charity to those who are suffering all over the world.  As he has reminded us in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, “the time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more.  It is time to return to the basics and to bear the weakness and struggles of our brothers and sister.  Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope.”   Please make checks payable to St. John the Baptist Church, as we send one check.  There will be a second pass of the basket.


CAPS for CANCER knitters & crocheters are asked to consider making caps for cancer patients.   Patterns are available in the office.  Your hand knitted or crocheted caps can be dropped off to the office. They will be collected and taken to a hospital in the fall.

 

DIOCESAN CALENDAR is posted on the bulletin board with upcoming events you may wish to attend. 

LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are always needed.  We encourage you to consider a role in these Mass ministries. Please contact Kathie at 758-1546, or the office at 758-9401, if interested.    

NEVER ALONE Grief Support Group meetings are now on Tuesdays, next gathering is July 26, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., in the rectory.  For more information please call the office at 758-9401. 

FOOD PANTRY – Suggested items for July are: mustard, mayo, catsup, canned tuna & cold cereal.  Thank you.  

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $5,842.00.

Same week last year was $4,823.50.

Thank you for your support.

 

BISHOP’S APPEAL 2016 – Have you considered your donation?  

To date: 116 families have pledged/gifted $36,591.87 to reach our goal.                                                       

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                                            |                               $59,687.00

                       Movement is slow but steady.

Thank you for participating.  


FEAST of the ASSUMPTION -Monday, August 15.

Masses will take place

11:00 a.m. - St. John’s

4:00 p.m. - St. Joseph’s, Stottville

7:00 p.m. - St. James, a bilingual Mass

                  with a baked goods reception to follow

          Please consider bringing a baked item to share.


FAITH FORMATION

 

CAVE QUEST VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL –

This year’s Vacation Bible School which was a joint collaboration of the Catholic Community of Northern Columbia County closed with songs and a make-your-own sundae party on Friday, July 15.  Using the theme of Cave Quest, 33 children explored the Bible each day through song, dance, game, video, theater, craft, science, and even snacks.  For their service, the children saved change to send to Operation Kid to Kid, to provide basic repairs for families to make their homes a safe place to play, sleep, study, live and grow.  The total amount they contributed was $228.50.

Eighteen young people shared their faith as crew and station leaders.  The young people were supported by 4 adults, with additional young people and adults helping with the cave building and paperwork.  This evangelization program is truly intergenerational!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f1/f3/92/f1f3921129798a6f2bd3e77ddb5f200e.jpg?506A special THANK YOU to all from the Office of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry at St. John the Baptist, to all of the following, including anonymous who provided a scholarship.

 

Emma Accuosti                                   Angelique Hebert

Andrea Balli                            Camryn Hebert

Andrew Barkley                      Jenna Kolb

Donna Bertrand                       Nicole LeBatt

Kristen Bertrand                      Lisanne Jensen

Lauren Bertrand                       Lucas  Jensen

Angela Calcagno                      Leah Meredith

Ali DelVecchio                        Nancy Moriarty

Kitty Farley                              Eva Nelson

Sam Falconer                           Nathan Norton

Katie Gibson                            Kat Ploss

Maggi Gibson                          Connie Smith

Liseth Gomez                          Alex Spensieri

 

 

ST. JOHN’S GOLF SCRAMBLE

Friday, July 29

at Olde Kinderhook Golf Club

 

Don’t Forget!

Get your Registration Form In

 

Fee is $95.00 per person

 

CONTRIBUTION FORMS are available for those who wish to support the event but do not play golf.

Donations in memory/honor of someone

the purchase of a flag

the purchase of a golf cart

the purchase of a tee or be a patron.

 

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION will be starting soon.  The store sales are starting.  Consider crayons, binders, backpacks, composition books, markers, glue sticks, folders.

 

 

Pastor’s Blog

     St. James is hosting a special evening this Monday which is open to teens and adults from all three of our parishes.  I am so excited that Mary Harrison, whom many of you know in her role as a facilitator for some of our Pastoral Council efforts, will be leading a discussion of Comprehensive Youth Ministry.  There will be follow-up evenings to help with the development of Youth Ministry Team Training at St. James which will also be open to our friends at St. John the Baptist and St. Joseph.  One of the major agenda items for St. James’ Pastoral Council was to address the needs of our youth in a thought filled, respectful manner, acknowledging their gifts and talents.  This is definitely a concern that is shared by our entire community.  Parents are encouraged to bring their teens.  Please consider joining us this Monday, July 25th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at St. James in Chatham.

     Comprehensive Youth Ministry, as the name suggests, encompasses yet expands traditional faith formation and service projects to involve our youth in every aspect of church and spiritual life.  By focusing on eight components which make up the fabric of our parish activity, I have found that the process encourages the full participation of every one of all ages.  Seeing youth ministry as part of the entire mission of our parishes, we will focus on aspects brought to life by an important document published by the American Catholic Bishops entitled “Renewing the Vision.”  Recognizing that the desires, needs, dreams and concerns facing youth need to be addressed on behalf of them, alongside them and by them, an overview of what we are going to accomplish encourages more opportunities and choices.  The Components are: Advocacy, Catechesis (faith formation/enrichment), Evangelization, ‘Justice, Peace and Service’, Leadership Development, Pastoral Care/Guidance, Community Life, Prayer and Worship.

     Speaking of youth, it is not too late to sign up for the St. John the Baptist Golf Scramble which benefits youth ministry.    Please join us this Friday, January 29th at the Olde Kinderhook Golf Club.  There a many different ways to enjoy the day.  See further information in the bulletin.

     Please remember Fr. Dan Quinn in your prayers as he prepares for his installation as Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle in Hancock, New York.  I recently joked that he owed me thanks because of the hard work and dedication he put into my installation which may serve as an initial framework as he develops his own.  Several people are going to try to represent us at the event, including myself, and we will let you know of plans that are being discussed.  Others have thought that it might be nice to sponsor a bus trip to one of his regularly scheduled Saturday evening liturgies in the fall during foliage season.  Fr. Dan is also expected to be part of the Concert for Vocations, Tuesday, August 9th at St. Edward the Confessor in Clifton Park.  I hope to attend but you’ll be glad to know I’m not performing!

     God bless you all!

 

 

THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE

 

Sat   7/23  4:00 Bob Jette by the Barnwell

                 Ministry

               &Jim Palladino by Ed &

                 Marilyn Kuhner

               &Bob Kelly by his family

Sun   7/24  7:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul

                 Arndt

               &Eugene Petrillo by Jack &

                 Connie Smith

           10:30 Fran & Raymond Kaminski

                 by their family

               &Andrew Kennedy by his

                 family

Mon   7/25 11:00 Todd Wilhelm by Pat

                 Grattan

Wed   7/27 11:00 Deceased Members of the

                 Brzuska Family

Sat   7/30  4:00 Hilda Lippold by the

                 Scharoun Family

               &Edwin Strehler by his

                 family

               &Ed & Jane Kuhner by their

                 family

Sun   7/31  7:30 Michael Harmon by the

                 Nelson Family

               & Walenty Brzuska by his

                 family

           10:30 Wilhelmina C. Amyot by

                 Diane Amyot

               &Isabel Arndt by Paul

                 Arndt

 

 

Please keep in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for them:  

Bob Babirad, Lou Ann Berneri, Eileen Bracone, Fran Campeta, Alfred Carpentier, Sandra Critelli, Stephanie de Lancastre, Michael Doyle, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Michele Ford, Mary Fleming, Donald Gaylord, Janet Gregory, Thomas Gregory, Mary Hayes, Dorothy Hornauer, Nancy Kelly, Cathy Kelly–Owitz, Noreen Kennedy, Dennis Knoll, Pinky Laviano, William Lindberg, Mary Ann Lizzi, Mark McIntosh, Marianne Martinez, Judy Martino, Caroline Martone, Jeffrey Miller, Damian Monahan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia Nabozny, Ann Neary, Raymond Novak, JoAnn O’Shea, Pappalardo Family, David Picchione, Tim Renn, Rosemarie Rizzo, Alice Salvatore, Eileen Scott, Maddi Sidarous, Ralph Sitcer, Katy Smith, Special Intentions, Sean Spicer, Charles Stickles, Kevin Sutton, Nancy Taggart Turgeon, Diane Van Tassel, Matthew West, Paul Winslow, Carol Wisenhunt, Erica Wordon, and Paul Worlock.

 

Lisa Jacob thanks you for your prayers. She is doing better.

 Next Sunday’s Readings:             

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23       If today you hear his voice,  

Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11           harden not your hearts.

Luke 12:13 -21                               

 









































 



 

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