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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Feb. 6/7, 2016




 We neglected to thank the following in last week’s bulletin:


Our thanks to the donor who wishes to remain anonymous.  Your substantial donation made it possible for the purchase of the new kitchen refrigerator along with the generous donation from our Knights of Columbus.


Our thanks to Dave Pesano, Hannah Pesano and Sandy Tardiff who were also part of the outreach team for the Community Dinners at St. Luke’s.


Our thanks to parishioners who were able to participate in this year’s Bedding Project Collection. There were four car loads.  We appreciated your cooperation having items bundled and labeled.


NEW MEMBERS, men & women, are invited to join the Garden Club, which tends to the gardens, or St. John’s Workers, which does various things around the church, i.e. painting, cleaning, etc.  Please contact John Zukowski at ZZAJ@NYCAP.RR.COM if you are interested in participating in either of these groups. 


FOOD PANTRY – Items always needed and appreciated.  Suggested items for February are: Dinner helpers, tuna, soup, yams & cereals.  Thank you for your support.


NEVER ALONE - next meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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 this Monday,

February 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the hall.  For membership information, please contact Jerry Minot-Scheuermann at



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

                Please patronize our advertisers!


TAX HELP will be available at the Valatie Village Hall.  For more details or to schedule an appointment call 758-9342.


BISHOP’S APPEAL - 194 families have pledged/gifted to reach our goal of $58,517.00.


        Getting Closer !!    Only $1,678.68 needed.



        We have till March 15 to meet our goal. 

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



Same week last year was $4,376.00.

Week of Jan. 23/24 - $2,933.20.

Same week last year was $3,244.00.


TAX STATEMENTS - If you use parish envelopes and would like a statement of your donations from the past year, please contact the parish office.




High School - this Sunday, February 7


                                       THIS WEEKEND

                                         Feb. 6/7 after all Masses


Confirmation Candidates will be at the entrances of the      Church with “soup pots” collecting donations for hunger relief.  Our candidates will be planning, preparing and serving four full meals at Joseph’s House & Shelter in Troy during March and April.



Congratulations to Candidates who received the

Sacrament of First Reconciliation


        Aaron Aubin                      Emma McGuirk

        James Calcagno                Abigail Milazzo

        Derek Finn                        Delaney More

        David Gray, Jr.                 Finley Nelson

        Annika Geiger                   Emma Phillips

        Dakota Hamm                   Sam Radez

        Jackson Jablanski             Michael Rodrigue

       Maxwell Johnson               Ava Scali

       William Kosnick                Trevor Van Allen

       Nicholas LaBounty            Grace Vinchiarello

       Solomon Le Nguyen          Jack Welch


We thank their Catechists

Jodee Kosnick and Tracy Farrell




https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/7f/67/1b/7f671b844ea8860529287054c2ad63f4.jpgDRESS FOR LESS

New and Gently-used Dresses

and Accessories for Special Occasions

$25 and under

1 to 4 pm

Sunday, February 28,   Sunday, March 6

Sunday, March 20,       Sunday, April 3




Our Parish in January


Welcomed through Baptism:

Ethan Yan-Wing Berlin, Evan Scott Crocco,

Estelle Frieda Fancher


May they grow in God’s love.


Said Farewell to:

Robert Cunningham, Sr., Regina Garenani and

Henry Cross

May they rest in God’s peace.



GROWING WITH THE GOSPEL – Weekly activity sheets for children based on the Sunday Gospel are available at the entrance of the church.




 Schedule of Services for

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10

For those on their way to work or school, check out the early morning services!


St. John the Baptist

7:00 a.m. Prayer Service with Ashes

8:15 a.m. Prayer Service with Ashes

 Ashes Available from 7 - 8:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m.  Mass with Ashes

  7:00 p.m.  Ecumenical Ashes Service at the

                   Valatie Presbyterian Church


St. James

7:00 a.m.  Prayer Service with Ashes

8:15 a.m.  Prayer Service with Ashes

 Ashes Available from 7 - 8:30 a.m.


6:00 p.m. Mass with Ashes

Soup & Bread Supper following


St. Joseph

9:00 a.m. Mass with Ashes, Stuyvesant Falls

7:00 p.m. Mass with Ashes, Stuyvesant Falls, in Spanish


4:30 p.m. Mass with Ashes, Stottville

 Ashes available from 4:00-5:30 p.m.



THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK – we invite you to take a copy of the book now available at the entrances of the church.  It contains reflections through Easter Sunday. 



Anyone interested in joining Bishop Ed in the 33 Days to Morning Glory Marian Consecration (as you may have read about in The Evangelist), beginning March 1st and ending April 3rd/Divine Mercy Sunday, is invited to contact Eileen Rohan or Betsy Acciani as they coordinate local groups in our parishes: Eileen Rohan: 917-974-3604; Betsy Acciani: 518-965-4200.  The group will meet once each week for 40 minutes at St. John’s in Valatie (times TBD), and attend a talk by Fr. Gaitley at St. Joseph’s Church in Troy on Feb. 14th at 6:00 pm.  More information is available at http://rcda.org/marianconsecration/.


The Spanish-speaking community invites all to a

 ST. VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY AND DANCE with DJ Eduardo on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 4-9 PM at the Church of St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls.

For a $15 entrance fee, you can dance all evening to all sorts of various musical styles: Mexican, Latin, American!

Concession food available: tamales, tacos, tostadas, chicharrones, pozole (a soup), & fruit.

(For those wanting to come to buy food but not stay for the dance, accommodation can be made to avoid the $15 entrance fee: simply call the office at the Church of St. Joseph during office hours to get your name on the list.)





Sat    2/6  4:00 Lyle Boyce by Lois


               & Patricia Harrison Stampfi    

                 by the parish family                

Sun    2/7  7:30 JoAnn Frisko by Larry &

                 Julie Ann Johnson

           10:30 Ellen Harmon by the staff

               & A Special Intention

     by Paul Arndt 

Mon   2/8  11:00 Del Warrington

Wed   2/10 11:00 Health of Fr. Jack by

                 a friend

Sat   2/13  4:00 Rose Barker by her

                 son, Jim

               & Maureen Bonacker by Ellen


Sun   2/14  7:30 Ellen Geary by the

                 Eucharistic Ministers to

                 the Homebound

               & Special Intention by Paul


               & Charles Cotsonas by his

                 wife, Rhea

           10:30 Ruth O’Bryan by Sharon


               & Alice Berneri by Jack &

                 Connie Smith

               & John F. Putnam by Elmer &

                 Mary Ann Allen



Next Sunday’s Readings:                             

Deuteronomy 26: 4-10                 Be with me, Lord,

Roman 10: 8-13                         when I am in trouble.

Luke 4:1-13           


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

Jim Ackermann, Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Andrew Borsa, Eileen Bracone, Alfred Carpentier, Pat Casey, Sandra Critelli, Clarence Dennis, Michael Doyle, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Charlie Flatt, Mary Fleming, Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Elizabeth Guiden, Mary Hayes,

Owen Hogan, Joanne Jakiela, Lisa Jacob, Robert Jette,

 Nancy Kelly, Noreen Kennedy, Dennis Knoll, Ron Lather, Pinky Laviano, William Lindberg, Caroline Martone, Marianne Martinez, Judy Martino, Connor McCagg, Edward McConville, Mark McIntosh, Cindy McRae, Catherine Meyers, Damian Monahan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia Nabozny, Ann Neary, Roger Norton, Raymond Novak, Jim Palladino, Madi Panfilloff, Pappalardo Family, Tim Renn, George Rosenberry, Martin Rusnak, Alice Salvatore, Magdi Sidarous, Katy Smith, Special Intention, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Bernadette Stockunas, Nancy Taggart Turgeon, Carol Wisenhunt and Erica Wordon.


HOUSEKEEPING - If you choose not to take a bulletin home with you, please return it to the entrance of the church. Thank you.

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