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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 25/26, 2016

 

PARISH

 

NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST – there are handouts at the entrances of the church in remembrance of his feast day on June 24.

 

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM begins July 5 and takes place at the Valatie Presbyterian Church on Church Street, between noon and 1 p.m., 5 days a week.

A healthy lunch will be provided by volunteers of several local parishes including St. John’s.

 

BABy bottle coin drive - There are a few bottles remaining.  Anyone wishing to participate is invited to take a baby bottle at the entrances of the Church, put your spare change in it, and return it to the parish office on or before Labor Day weekend.  All proceeds go to the Alight Pregnancy Center.

 

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 758-9401, if interested.    

 

FIRE LANE PARKING – Please DO NOT PARK in the fire lanes at the entrance and exit of the Church parking lot.  This is for safety concerns.  Thank you.

 

NEVER ALONE Grief Support Group is meeting June 29, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., in the rectory.  For more information please call the office at 758-9401.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - will meet Sunday,

July 10 at 7:30 p.m. downstairs.  For membership information, please contact Jerry Minot-Scheuermann at 755-5050.

 

FOOD PANTRY – Suggested items for June are: rice, mayo, cold cereal & catsup.  Thank you for your help.

 

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $4,878.70.

Same week last year was $4,276.51.

Catholic Communications Campaign was $733.00.

Thank you for your support.

 

WE ARE ON FACEBOOK go to www.facebook.com/stjohnsvalatie

 

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

 

To date: 105 families have pledged/gifted $30,041.10 to reach our goal.                                                      

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                                             |                               $59,687.00

               We have reached the half-way mark.

Thank you for participating.

 

 

 

 

FAITH FORMATION

 

 


Congratulations

to all students

Moving-Up or Graduating

 

Please keep them in your prayers

 

 

FAIR TRADE COFFEE – A special sale this weekend.

Check out the coffee available at a reduced price on the kitchen counter.

 

CAVE QUEST-VBS has no more openings.

Thanks to all for getting your registration in early.

Trip to Howe Caverns this Monday with

preparation for VBS beginning on Tuesday at

9:00 a.m.in the gathering space downstairs.

 

 

ST. JOHN’S GOLF SCRAMBLE

Friday, July 29

at Olde Kinderhook Golf Club

 

Don’t Forget!

Get your Registration Form in

before the spots are filled.

 

Fee is $95.00 per person

 

GREEN 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.

 

 

 

A SUMMER DROP IN

 

Discerners, Seminarians, and Priests

Celebrating Fellowship

with

Evening Prayer & Dinner

Tuesday, July 12   at  6:00 p.m.

All Saints on the Hudson Church

52 William St.

Mechanicville, NY    12118

RSVP by July 4

Matt Houle: matt5882@yahoo.com or call 664-6196

 

 

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ a summer reading program taking place at local libraries.  Check out the flyer at the entrances of the church for happenings at Valatie, Kinderhook and North Chatham libraries or

see their web pages:  valatielibrary.net,

northchathamlibrary.org   or   kinderhooklibrary.org.

          Registrations take place through June 29. 

 

 

 

Dear brothers and sisters in Columbia County,

            This is Fr. Dan!  It’s been five weeks now since I’ve been here in my new parish, St. Paul the Apostle in Hancock.  It’s a small town, but vey busy in the summer with all the logging, quarrying, and (most especially) the visiting fly-fishermen.  As St. Paul’s is the only church for 40 minutes in most directions, people come from all around, including heavily from Pennsylvania.  I’ve explored new roads, new towns, and new hiking trails.

            The parish has been very welcoming: they have a preschool, a food pantry, and supplies a thrift store; I’ve enjoyed participating in the last faith formation events of the year; and they have an admirable devotion to our mother Mary.  Also, the ecumenical events done with the other communities i  n town really seem to help the village cohere.  Already I have been privileged to join in the community to, as St. Paul says in the second reading, “serve one another through love.”  I have already jumped right into the funerals, anointings, and baptism- and wedding-planning.

            I won’t say that becoming a pastor isn’t intimidating; it’s a lot of responsibility.  I am looking forward to my installation on Aug. 18, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t still be calling up for help when I need a hand!

            My secondary assignment has been to help the pastor in Margaretville with his Spanish-speaking community.  I will be going there once each month for Mass in Spanish.  Now that I have been once, I’ve had a chance to get to know them.  They are mostly from Mexico, and have welcomed me generously (with food I have now grown accustomed to!).

            Although I have missed being with all of you, I believe that I am right where God wants me right now.  I wanted to express my thanks to you all for the wonderful send-off you gave me.  Your generosity greatly touched me, and I promise to put all your gifts to good use!  Thank you especially to the Elves, the Barnwell ministry, and the Monday Night Stitchers for their wonderful cards and gifts.  They have all found homes in the rectory here.  Thank you all, and God bless!

 

            -Fr. Dan

 

 

GARDEN TOUR FUNDRAISER to benefit the St. James Twin Parish, St. Cecile in Haiti.  There will be 7 gardens to be viewed and 2 guided tours of The Berry Farm.

     Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Cost is $25.

The tickets will be available

June 25/26, July 2/3 and July 9/10

after 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass

Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the fundraiser, Saturday, July 16 at St. James Church in their Gathering Space from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE

 

Sat   6/25  4:00 Ralph Shields by Fran

                 Shields

               & Lena & Frank Graziano by

                 Guy, Janis & family

Sun   6/26  7:30 Special Intention by

                 Mamie & Pete Brahm

               & Cindy Engel by Paul Engel

           10:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul

                 Arndt

               & Regina Garenani by Lynn

                 Strunk   

Mon   6/27 11:00 Debbie Simonsmeier by

                 parishioners

Wed   6/29 11:00 Dennis Rainaldi by Steven

                 & Ruth Ellen Berninger

Sat   7/2   4:00 Lena Graziano by Guy,

                 Janis & family

               & Jackie Carter Herbold by

                 Brenda & Hans Goebel

Sun   7/3   7:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul

                 Arndt

               & Ellen Geary by Peter &

                 Mamie Brahm

           10:30 Dr. Bruno E. Amyot by

                 Diane Amyot

               & Deceased Members of the

                 Hamilton Family by family

               & Hilah Grenci by Lynn

                 Strunk

 

 

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

Bob Babirad, 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, 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, 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, Carol Wisenhunt, and Erica Wordon.

 

Next Sunday’s Readings:             

Isaiah 66:10-14c                Let all the earth cry out      

Galatians 6:14-18                       with joy.

Luke 1-12, 17-20                                

 

Special Thanks to Walter Simonsmeier of Wild Horse Wine & Liquor for his monthly donation of altar wine in memory of Wayne Pulver.





12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 18/19, 2016

 

PARISH

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION will be taken this weekend, June 18/19, for the Catholic Communication Campaign. 

This collection helps the Church communicate the Gospel through Catholic Social Media. In our diocese we are able to provide enrichment of our faith through television, radio, print, and electronic media. Please make checks payable to St. John the Baptist as we send one check to the diocese. There will be a second pass of the basket.

 

BABy bottle coin drive will begin this weekend.  Anyone wishing to participate is invited to take a baby bottle at the entrances of the Church, put your spare change in it, and return it to the parish office on or before Labor Day weekend.  All proceeds go to the Alight Pregnancy Center.

 

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 758-9401 if interested.    

 

MONDAY NIGHT STITCHERS are taking their summer break. They will resume meeting on Monday, September 12.

 

NEVER ALONE Grief Support Group is meeting June 29 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 June are: rice, mayo, cold cereal & catsup.  Thank you for your help.

 

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $4,687.00.

Same week last year was $3,908.51.

 

WE ARE ON FACEBOOK go to www.facebook.com/stjohnsvalatie

 

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

 

To date: 89 families have pledged/gifted $25,574.23 to reach our goal.                                                      

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                                                                             $59,687.00

Thank you for participating.

 

 

 Congratulations!

 

Adam Gray & Meghan Walsh

on your marriage

June 11, 2016

 

 

 

FAITH FORMATION

 

FAIR TRADE COFFEE & CHOCOLATE SALE takes place after all Masses this weekend, June 18/19.  

This is an opportunity to refill your coffee supply or get Father’s Day chocolate.

 

CAVE QUEST-VBS has no more openings.

Thanks to all for getting your registration in early.

 

VBS VOLUNTEERS -Trip to Howe Caverns

Youth Ministry members involved in VBS Cave Quest will visit Howe Caverns on Monday July 27th to get ideas for building a cave in our church basement.

 

 

INTERFAITH BACCALAUREATE

for

 the 2016 Graduating Seniors,

families and friends

this

Thursday, June 23, at 7:00 p.m.

at St. John the Baptist

 

Followed by an ice cream social

 

 

 

ST. JOHN’S GOLF SCRAMBLE

Friday, July 29

at Olde Kinderhook Golf Club

Fee is $95.00 per person, includes:  18 holes of golf, cart, lunch at the turn,

beer and soda on the course, dinner back at

St. John’s afterwards. Money prizes for winners, and other course contests, hole in one prizes, including a Kinderhook Toyota car, and raffle golf prizes.

 

GREEN 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.

Registration Forms are on the bulletin boards at the entrances of the church.

 

 

PRAYER APPS AND MORE

The Sisters of St. Joseph invite you to request a prayer.

Download their free Prayers Please app by searching “Prayers Please” in your app store.  Submit a request and the Sisters of St. Joseph from all over the county will pray for your intentions.

The Office of Parish Services at the Diocese has a listing of apps available for free or a nominal fee.  Topics include Bibles, Children, Faith, Prayer, Rosary and others can be checked out at www.rcda.org/Offices/parish_services/apps.html.

 

 

 

Pastors Blog, 

 On this weekend when we celebrate and remember our Fathers, it seems appropriate that we will be witnessing four men begin their journey of being called Father.  Current deacons, Brian Kelly, Stephen Matthews, Patrick Rice and Francis Vivacqua are being ordained this Saturday and I have the incredible honor of concelebrating the liturgy and vesting Brian.  I have been friends with the Kelly family since my first assignment twenty-two years ago and will also be symbolically representing Brian’s beloved godfather, the late Father Arthur Becker.  I was so honored that Deacon Brian was able to serve at one of my liturgies two weeks ago and am both proud and humbled to be a part of this important day for these men and our Church.  Please keep us all in your prayers and remember that your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal directly assists those who are called to discern a vocation on their journey to the priesthood of Jesus Christ for the Diocese of Albany or in consecrated life as a religious sister or brother. 

     This is my tenth Father’s Day without one of the greatest heroes in my life, my dad, Edward Fleming.  As a community we gather together to remember all those father figures in our lives and ask for reconciliation for those relationships that are broken or strained.  We also pray for all the fathers, some experiencing the incredible joy of being first time dads, while others may be dealing with great loss.  Let us unite all these prayers with our heavenly Father and realize how blessed we are to be called to be brothers and sisters.  May all of us find special roles to play by virtue of our baptism.  God bless you all.

 

 

GARDEN TOUR FUNDRAISER to benefit the St. James Twin Parish, St. Cecile in Haiti.  There will be 7 gardens to be viewed and 2 guided tours of The Berry Farm.

     Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..   Cost is $25.

The tickets will be available

June 25/26, July 2/3 and July 9/10

after 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass

Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the fundraiser, Saturday, July 16 at St. James Church in their Gathering Space from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ a summer reading program taking place at local Libraries.  Check out the flyer at the entrances of the church for happenings at Valatie, Kinderhook and North Chatham libraries or

see their web pages:  valatielibrary.net,

northchathamlibrary.org   or   kinderhooklibrary.org.

          Registrations take place through June 29. 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE

 

Sat   6/18  4:00 Peter Avery Jr., by Joan

                 & Eileen

               & Dolly Bogardus by Jeannie

                 & Shane Wenz

               & Donald Primiano by Amelia

                 Nabozny

Sun   6/19  7:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul

                 Arndt

               & David Dudley by family

           10:30 Raymond & Fran Kaminski

                 by their family

Mon   6/20 11:00 Bob Jette by Carol

                 Courrigan

Wed   6/22 11:00 Health of Father Jack

Sat   6/25  4:00 Ralph Shields by Fran

                 Shields

               & Lena & Frank Graziano by

                 Guy, Janis & family

Sun   6/26  7:30 Special Intention by

                 Mamie & Pete Brahm

               & Cindy Engel by Paul Engel

           10:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul

                 Arndt

               & Regina Garenani by Lynn

                 Strunk

 

 

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

Bob Babirad, 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, 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, Rosemarie Rizzo, 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.

 

Bob Secovnie & Jim Ackermann thank you for your prayers.  They are doing well.

 

Next Sunday’s Readings:             

1Kings 19:16b, 19-21           You are my inheritance,      

Galatians 5:1-18                              O Lord.

Luke 9:51-62                                

 

 

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