22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 30th
From the Pastor’s Desk,
It’s hard to believe that the unofficial end
of summer arrives with Labor Day weekend (and the Columbia County Fair!) while
for me, it feels like a new season has just begun. Thank you so much for my warm welcome and I am
looking forward to getting to know our communities more as people return from
vacations and enter into the rhythm of our lives.
In the coming weeks, I am hoping to host
gatherings which will serve as listening sessions to hear about members’
concerns as well as hopes and dreams for the future. I am particularly interested in hearing about
the origins of several of our ministries and the histories of our parishes,
including St. Mary’s in Stuyvesant where my friend, mentor and founding pastor
of St. Bonaventure Church, Speigletown, Fr. Jim O’Neill, once proudly served.
Watch for more information
God bless you, Father George
CLOSED - September 1st for Labor Day.
Have a safe and special holiday.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - will meet next Sunday, September 7th at 7:30 p.m. in the area by the office. For membership
information, please contact Jerry Minot-Scheuermann at
FOOD PANTRY -
Suggested items for September are, pasta sauce, cake mix, brownie mix, soup
and cereal. All items should be unopened with expiration dates in the
future. Items can be left in the bin
across from the kitchen. Thank you for
ALight BABy bottle coin drive – Please return the bottle which you picked up, to the
office. Thank you.
COLLECTION was $5,156.64
Same week last year was $3,855.25
Catholic Home Missions was $867.50
To date: 146 families have pledged or gifted $38,529.00
your gift /pledge gotten us closer to our goal?
Kindergarten through Grade 5
BEGIN September 14th !!!
Return completed forms to the office
Forms for Kindergarten and new students are at the
entrances of the church or call the office at 758-1828. They are also available
on our web site under faith formation
Supplies Collection – Our thanks to all who were able to contribute to the
collection. It helps youth in our community start the new school year with
WITH OUR FAITH is a free monthly handout
geared to help busy parents raise Catholic children. Grandparents will also find the topics
interesting. You can find them at the
entrances of the church. This month - “Worth
the Sunday morning sprint”
TRAINING - a diocesan mandated
program for adults volunteers who work with children in our parishes.
St. James - Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:00
St. Joseph’s ( Stuyvesant Falls site) – in Spanish
September 14th at 10:30 a.m.
BROOKS BAR- B- Q
Plan your Sunday dinner for
4:00 – 6:30
Tickets available after masses and in the office
$10.00 Adults, $9.00
($1.00 more at the door)
½ chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll, dessert,
& Barbara McGivney
From the Parish Secretary Vol. 17, Issue 3
As we deepen
in our love of God and learn to be better disciples, we will also find that we
will face opposition-sometimes even from other disciples. The Spirit will show us the way. Even Jesus faced opposition, sorrows and even
death. How could a disciple desire
better treatment than the Master? Trust
in God and allow the Spirit to lead you and give thanks for God’s blessing.
by Susan Vogt, www.susanvogt.net
children move out of the home and into young adulthood, our style of parenting
changes. Although they will always be
our sons and daughters, there comes a time when we are no longer responsible
for their relationship with God or morals.
All we can do is hold them in prayer, let go, and let God.
VALATIE COMMUNITY THEATRE
6th at 7:00 p.m.
by members of
local parishes and community.
Admission is a
free will monetary or non-perishable food donation to the Valatie Food Pantry
Community Yard Sale
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Saturday, September 6th 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. John’s Parking Lot
Hot breakfast & lunch items will be available.
ELVES FALL TRASH & TREASURE SALE
September 20th 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Donations Accepted during parish office hours
Wednesday, September 17th to Friday noon Sept. 19th
A FUTURE NOT OUR OWN”
Presented by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Thursday, September 18th 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph Provincial House Chapel.
tickets $20 $25 at the door.
reservations contact 783-3616 or 453-6625
Book signing and reception following the presentation
CURSILLO WEEKEND – Ladies:
Are you interested in expanding your relationship our Lord and his
Consider attending the women’s Cursillo weekend,
Thursday, evening, October 30th through Sunday, afternoon November
2, 2014 at the Dominican Retreat Center in Niskayuna, NY. Deacon Warren will be the Spiritual Director.
Fr. Frank O’Connor, Sr. Betsy
Van Deusen and Deacon Marty Beckman will be
participating. Complete details about
Cursillo and the weekend may be found at www.natl-cursillo.org/albany/
or call Warren at 672-7185. He will be
glad to answer any question you many have.
St. Joseph Yard Sale & Church Open House
at Stuyvesant Falls
Saturday, Sept. 26th &-27th
9:00 a.m. to
Rental $10.00 - contact Rose Ann at 828-8722
Church Open House
is part of the
Historic House Tours
Upcoming Events - watch for details
Midnight Run clothing collection begins
Blessing of Animals
Diocesan Fall Gathering
Senior Citizen Luncheon
WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 Maurice O’Brien by
& Loretta Rogers by the
Communion Ministers to
& Pauline Morris by Bob
7:30 Isabel Heald by Cecylia
Brzuska & Mariolla Pratt
& Steve Stupak by Norm
& Special Intention by Paul
10:30 Theresa Accuosti
by Donna Accuosti
& Betty Moore by Mamie
Mon 9/01 11:00
Wed 9/03 11:00
Marie Van Pelt by friends
4:00 George Roman Murynec by
& Muriel Gibbons by Lynn
Sun 9/07 7:30 Frank Gaschel by his
& Joan Fuerst by Cecylia
& the Health of Fr. Jack by
10:30 Isabel Heald by Nancy
& A Special Intention by
& Yasha Khaikin by the
Next Sunday’s Readings:
33:7-9 “If today you hear his voice
12:8-10 harden not your hearts.”
in your prayers the sick and home bound of our parish and for those who care
Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Allison,
Grace & Stella Brainard, Alfred Carpentier, Martin Casey, Gerard Cimon, Jane
DiMura, Marian Dobert,
Frank Doleski, Dorothy
Drew, William Dupuis, Marion Endryck, Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Charlie
Flatt, Richard Fuerst, Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke,
Elizabeth Guiden, Michael Harrison, Owen
Hogan, Susan Hollister, Special
Intention, Joanne Jakiela,, Morey
Lampson, William Lindberg, Ida Loebart,
Damian Monahan, Andrew McDermott, Melissa Ann Murray,
Panfilloff, Elizabeth Pinkowski, Barbara
Prezdpelski, Tim Renn, Alice Salvatore,
Mr. Edward Scharfenberger, Glenn Simmons, Anne Smith, Sean Spicer, Kevin
Sutton, Linda Stallmer, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler, Janet Van Leuvan and Erica Wordon.
Pugliese wishes to thank the parish for your prayers.