Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 4th/5th, 2015
LUNCH PROGRAM will take place July 6th until
August 28th. The program provides a healthy lunch between 12:15 and
1:30 at the Presbyterian Church in Valatie each weekday.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS -
will meet next Sunday,
July 12th at
7:30 p.m. downstairs. For membership
information, please contact Jerry Minot-Scheuermann at
FOOD PANTRY – Suggested
items for July are: canned pasta meals, mayonnaise, jelly,
cereal, rice sides & pudding. All
items should be unopened with expiration dates in the future.
CANTOR INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
8, 2015 - 9AM-3PM
St. James Church in Chatham, NY
Cost: $40/person – lunch included
flyer at entrances of the church and contact Justine
to register or for more information at 518-986-9800 firstname.lastname@example.org
BLOOD DRIVE at St. Luke’s, Thursday, July 13th
1-7 p.m. Call 1-800-Red
Cross or Sue Delp @758-9035
or visit: redcrossblood.org
GARDEN TOUR: The St. James Haiti Ministry is planning a fundraiser to
support the sister parish, St. Cecile, on Saturday, August 15th. We would
like to schedule a tour of gardens in our Northern Columbia County
Parishes. If you have a garden you would like to share with us or know of
a garden you would like to nominate, please contact Donna Peterson (Chair of
the Selection Committee), email: email@example.com. Please include name, address, telephone number and email
BREAD BAKER MINISTRY members – the
new schedule has been e-mailed/mailed and is on the website.
BISHOP’S APPEAL - Return your envelope in the collection baskets or to the office. You
can make your gift online, at www.TheBishopsAppeal.org
To date: 115 families have
COLLECTION was $4,125.09
Same week last year was $4,327.00
Our Parish in June
Emma Christine Arturo,
Brittany Jane Gubbins, Perpetua Elizabeth Hart Relyea,
Benjamin David Gorman,
Thatcher Julian Gorman
May they grow in God’s love.
Games EVEREST! Snacks
Challenges with God’s Mighty Power
July 13th - 17th 9 a.m. - noon
Kindergarten - 6th grade.
Last week to register. Call the office or take a
form on the ramp bulletin board.
ST. JOHN’S GOLF
Friday, August 14th
Kinderhook Golf Club
9:00 a.m. registration
Gun Start at 10:00 a.m.
Fee is $95.00 per person includes:
Round of golf with cart
Lunch at the turn with beer and soda
Dinner following at St John’s church
Money awards and raffle prizes
Hole in one prizes include a car from Kinderhook Toyota,
A one-week vacation in Hilton Head, and clubs.
forms are on the ramp bulletin board display.
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.
All contributions are tax deductible and support Youth Ministry programs
like the Baccalaureate, NCYC, Midnight Run, VBS & others.
THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE Events
July 8th 1:30 p.m.
at St. John and
July 9th 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph
Movie - Of
Gods and Men The true story of a
monastery of Trappist monks in Algeria.
July 16th 6:30 p.m.
at St. Joseph, Stuyvesant
– I Confess (a 1953 classic by A. Hitchcock,
M. Clift & A. Baxter) Murder,
priesthood and the
Sacrament of Reconciliation come together.
– 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
of Prayer for Consecrated Life with
prayer mass and conference at the Shrine of
American Martyrs in Auriesville.
I am excited for the events that will be taking place at our parishes in the
coming weeks, some of which are being sponsored by the entire Catholic
Community of Northern Columbia County.
The first one is centered at St. James in honor of our upcoming 150th
anniversary on September 13th. We will be having an informal
wine and cheese celebration after the 5:30 pm liturgy on July 25th
in honor of the Feast Day of our patron, St. James. Please plan on
Second, on July 19th at St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls, the Mexican musical
group “The Villalobos Brothers” will be presenting a free concert after the
12:00 Mass. Originally from Xalapa, Mexico, the band has played
everywhere from their hometown to Carnegie Hall, and have provided music for
movie soundtracks. Join us for this afternoon of music, and refreshments
and religious articles will also be for sale.
Third, join us for a Day of Centering Prayer at St. John the Baptist on
Saturday, July 25th from
9:00 a.m. until 3:00
p.m., when we will learn and practice the basics of the Centering Prayer
method. I am grateful to the family of Kathleen Hamilton Gerardi for
donating the cost of our guest presenter in her memory. This will be an
excellent way for the friends and family members of our extended community to
learn and pray together.
Likewise, St. James will be hosting a Cantor Workshop with clinician Joe
Simmons on August 8th, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. I plan on
fully participating at the Centering Prayer event and will support the cantor
event in spirit. I don't want to drive away the talent of those coming
together for “praying twice” (that is, singing).
Also, don’t forget this week’s movie for the Year for Consecrated Life: Academy
Award Nominee Of God’s and Men, Wednesday July 8th,
1:30 p.m. at
St. Joseph, & Thursday, July 9th, 6:30 p.m.
at St. John. Based on the true story of Trappist brothers in Algeria in the ‘90s,
it’s in French and Arabic with English subtitles, and rated PG-13 for some
violence, but gives quite a nice insight into their life.
And of course, our other big collaborative effort is Vacation Bible School,
being held at St. John’s each morning July 13th – 17th,
9:00 - noon. See Ruth Ellen, Lisanne, or Angelique to find out more.
God bless you.
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 John Ignazio by Janet
& Ruth O’Bryan by the Elves
& Martin Casey by Pat Casey
7:30 Lena Graziano by Guy,
Janis and family
& Alice Berneri by Eileen
10:30 A Special Intention by
& Dr. Bruno E. Amyot by
Mon 7/6 11:00
Barbara Belsky by her
Wed 7/8 11:00
Irene Gage by
4:00 Roseann Purcell by
& Mary Rutherford by Regina
7:30 Dolly Bogardus by Jeannie
& Shane Wenz
& A Special Intention by
10:30 Glenn Wallace by Steve &
Ruth Ellen Berninger
& Andrew Kennedy by his
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Amos 7:12-15 Lord, let
us see your kindness,
Ephesians 1:13-14 and
grant us your salvation.
in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for
Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Andrew Borsa, Eileen Bracone,
Alfred Carpentier, Charles Cotsonas, Zoe Covey, Clarence Dennis, Jane DiMura,
Marian Dobert, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Charlie Flatt, Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Fr. Gary
Gelfenbien, Elizabeth Guiden, Mary Hayes, Owen Hogan, Bishop Emeritus Howard
Hubbard, Joanne Jakiela, Janet Kerr, Pinky Laviano, Anna Le Nguyen, William
Lindberg, Caroline Martone, Marianne Martinez, Connor McCagg, Catherine Meyers, Damian Monahan, Clarke
Morgan, Melissa Ann Murray, Madi Panfilloff,
Helen Rayve, Tim Renn, Kathy Rosbrook, Maryann Rotter, Rita Ryan, Alice
Salvatore, Helen Schneider, Magdi Sidarous, Caroline Simpson, Special Intention,
Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler, Lyn Vail, Jackie Waterhouse,
and Erica Wordon.
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