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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time –Oct. 3/4, 2015




ST.  JOHN'S PASTORAL COUNCIL is the visioning body for the parish and we are looking for some new representatives. We meet once a month and set goals to help support the parish, such as increasing communication, fostering faith formation for all parishioners, and supporting the parish's ministries. Nominate yourself or even another parishioner.  Orange nomination forms are located in the pews and can be dropped in the collection baskets by Sunday, October 11. Each of us has been blessed with wonderful and unique gifts; please consider sharing yours as a member of the Pastoral Council.


THE MINISTRY FAIR was delightful and very informative.  We thank all who assisted in making it a great opportunity for parishioners to sign up and learn more about what St. John’s has to offer.

  The Winners of the Ministry Baskets:

  Buildings & Grounds – Susan Zibella

  Faith Formation - Nancy Kelly

  Pastoral Care - Carol Kelley

  Prayer & Worship  - Karrie Cox

  Social & Hospitality - Stan Olender


THE MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE wishes to thank parishioners for their use of the Awareness Box, located across from the kitchen.  Some repairs have been completed already.

It was decided to install another railing, across from the present one, on the inside ramp. Our thanks to a parishioner who made a donation to partially fund the installation.

We continue to research repair of the outside, parking lot entrance, steps and ramp.  The costs so far are high.


BISHOP ED SCHARFENBERGER comes to Columbia County – All are invited to join him for an afternoon of prayer, faith & discussion on Sunday, Oct. 18 from

4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Parish of the Holy Trinity, at St. Mary’s Church, 429 E. Allen St., Hudson.

(Parking available behind the Columbia County Courthouse)  4:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

                      5:00 p.m. Bishop’s presentation

                                       followed by Q &A



For over 18 years we have collected used eyeglasses & sunglasses for the Lions Club. The Lions club provides eye care & glasses to needy people around the world. The parishioners of St. John’s, through their donations, have helped almost 3,000 people receive eyeglasses!

We recently learned that the Lions Club has a special program that serves a parish in Haiti. That parish is a sister parish to our own St. James! So, in support of our partners at St. James, for the next year all the glasses we collect will be given to the Haiti program. Thank you for your continued support to this ministry! Glasses can be placed in the bin near the kitchen.





                       CLASS SCHEDULE

High School Program begins this Sunday, Oct. 4                             

                      11:30 a.m. -1:00p.m.




https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/c1/4f/16/c14f16fe8ada13b371a2af57fde6013e.jpgSt. John the Baptist

Annual Fashion Show

Satuday, October 17, 2015


$10.00 per person

Enjoy a light lunch and the latest fashions

modeled by your friends and neighbors.

Tickets will be on sale after all masses next weekend and in the office.




The 43rd Annual Marriage Jubilee Celebration, Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Please register through your parish office or you may e-mail Jennifer.alicea@rcda.org. Deadline is October 5th. 




Our Parish in September


Welcomed through Baptism:


Anna Rose Horn, Elise Barbara Lefkovitz,

 Ryann McKenna Monahan, Avery Beatrice Pawluk


May they grow in God’s love.


Said Farewell to:

Maureen Bonacker, Ellen Harmon, Edwin Strehler


May they rest in God’s peace.




              They Plan To Marry

              Kyle Bentley & Colleen Morgan

           October 16, 2015




              They Plan To Marry

              Garrod Beebe & Jennifer Welcome

           October 23, 2015




To date: 160 families have pledged/gifted to reach our goal of $58,517.00     We are closer!   $7,881.32 needed




 Thank you to all who have been able to pledge to date.



Same week last year was $4,539.57.

Catholic University Collection was $772.50.




     For my Pastor’s Blog this week, I thought I would share one of my favorite quotations from Pope Francis during his historic trip to the United States.   In his homily at the liturgy canonizing the Rev. Junípero Serra, a Spanish-born Franciscan friar (the first canonization in the United States!), the Holy Father reminds us what mission, Our Mission, is all about:

“Jesus sends his disciples out to all nations.  To every people. We too were part of all those people of two thousand years ago.  Jesus did not provide a short list of who is, or is not, worthy of receiving his message, his presence. Instead, he always embraced life as he saw it. In faces of pain, hunger, sickness and sin.  In faces of wounds, of thirst, of weariness, doubt and pity. Far from expecting a pretty life, smartly-dressed and neatly groomed, he embraced life as he found it. It made no difference whether it was dirty, unkempt, broken. Jesus said: Go out and tell the good news to everyone. Go out and in my name embrace life as it is, and not as you think it should be. Go out to the highways and byways, go out to tell the good news fearlessly, without prejudice, without superiority, without condescension, to all those who have lost the joy of living. Go out to proclaim the merciful embrace of the Father. Go out to those who are burdened by pain and failure, who feel that their lives are empty, and proclaim the folly of a loving Father who wants to anoint them with the oil of hope, the oil of salvation. Go out to proclaim the good news that error, deceitful illusions and falsehoods do not have the last word in a person’s life. Go out with the ointment which soothes wounds and heals hearts.”



FALL PLANT SWAP/SALE AND BULB  SALE at the Kinderhook Reformed Church takes place Saturday, October 10, from  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon.


CHRISTIAN ART OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST  with additional pieces from the Byzantine, Monastic and Bolivian Artists will take place at the Chruch of St. Joseph, Stuyvesant on Thursday, October 22, from 4:00 -7:00 p.m.


FOOD PANTRY – Items always needed and appreciated.  Suggested items for October are: peanut butter, cold cereal, soup, macaroni & cheese, and canned fruit.


SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON takes place on Tuesday, October 27 at Noon.  Sign up or call the office at 758-9401 by Thursday, October 22.



Our Very Special Thanks


Joseph Catalina


Joe is retiring after of 26 years of service to the parish.

As Chair of the Finance Committee, he has prepared many reports to enable our pastors to make financial decisions.

We thank him for his pie charts, budgets, suggestions, facts and figures. Most of all, we thank him for his dedication to our parish.  We hope without sharpening pencils, adding machines, calculators and computers, he will have more time to enjoy God’s gifts.




Sat   10/3  4:00 Theresa Accuosti by Donna


               & Nicole Tardiff by her


               & Peter Avery, Jr. by his


Sun   10/4  7:30 James Berneri by Joan &

                 Lou Ann Berneri

               & Special Intention by

                 Paul Arndt

           10:30 Dr. Bruno E. & Wilhelmina

                 Amyot by Diane Amyot

               & Glenn Wallace by his


Mon   10/5 11:00 Martin Casey by his                  


Wed   10/7 11:00 George, Katherine & John

                 Murynec by Myron & Luba


Sat  10/10  4:00 Robert Jenks by his


               & Ellen Geary by Guy, Janis

                 & family

Sun  10/11  7:30 Deceased Members of the

                 Stickles & McIlvain

                 Families by thefamily                     

               & a Special Intention by

                 Paul Arndt

           10:30 Roseann Purcell by Joan &

                 Lou Ann Berneri

               & Marion Olender by Kathie


               & Alice Berneri by Ann




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

Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Andrew Borsa, Eileen Bracone, Alfred Carpentier, Charles Cotsonas, Zoe Covey, Clarence Dennis,  Marian Dobert, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Charlie Flatt, George Foutch, Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Fr. Gary Gelfenbien, Elizabeth Guiden, Harry Hall, Mary Hayes, Owen Hogan, Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard, Joanne Jakiela, Noreen Kennedy, Janet Kerr, Pinky Laviano, Anna Le Nguyen, William Lindberg, Caroline Martone, Marianne Martinez, Judy Martino, Connor McCagg,  Mark McIntosh, Cindy McRae, Catherine Meyers, Damian Monahan, Clarke Morgan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia Nabozny, Madi Panfilloff,  Pappalardo Family, Helen Rayve, Tim Renn, Kathy Rosbrook, Maryann Rotter, Alice Salvatore, Max Schilling, Magdi Sidarous, Caroline Simpson, Special Intention, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli,

 Rev. Ed Van  Kampen, Jackie Waterhouse and Erica Wordon.


Next Sunday’s Readings:                             

Wisdom 7:7-11           Fill us with your love, O Lord,

Hebrews 2:12-13           and we will sing for joy!          

Mark 10:17-30                        




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