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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 information.


CALLIGRAPHY - 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 to participate.



Celebrate this joyful event with

Fr. John Molyn, Fr. Jim Belogi and Fr. Donald Rutherford

Sunday, June 5

                               Vespers at 3:00 p.m.

Pot luck dinner will take place afterwards.


Please sign-up for the pot luck dinner.

Sheets 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 758-9401.



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 prayers. 



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.



https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/d9/f4/78/d9f47881818ff6d0cd417f7059e978c9.jpghttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f1/f3/92/f1f3921129798a6f2bd3e77ddb5f200e.jpgVacation Bible School


          Following 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)




  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 zzaj@nycap.rr.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.   





Pastor’s Blog

     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 more time. 

    As we 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 before us.

     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:             

Genesis 11:1-9              Lord, send out your Spirit,      

Romans 8:22-27             and renew the face of the earth. 

John 7:37-39                                       












Sat   5/7   4:00 Jane & Warren Wills by

                 their family

               & Virginia Huffton by Debra


Sun   5/8   7:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul


               & Dolly Bogardus by Jeannie

                 & Shane Wenz

           10:30 Esther Anderson by Traci,

                 Mike & Analisa Martino

               & Theresa Nichols by Mamie

                 & Pete Brahm

Mon   5/9  11:00 Phyllis & Edward Fleming

Wed   5/11 11:00 Lorraine Montgomery by

                 Myron & Luba Mykytiw

Sat   5/14  4:00 Regina Garenani by the

                 Bereavement Ministry

               & Bob Jette by John & Jane


Sun   5/15  7:30 Linda Boll & Irene

                 Colwill by Charles &

                 Andrea Rutherford

           10:30 Isabel Arndt by

                 Paul Arndt

               & Fran & Raymond Kaminski

                 by the family




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

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 Michael Canuteson,

 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.



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