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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 24/25, 2016
 
PARISH
 
NATIONS COLLECTION FOR THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSTY OF AMERICA will take place this weekend. Your support will enable Catholic University to expand its impact in preparing the next generation for our Church and nation.  We appreciate your generosity.  Learn more at collection.cua.edu.  There will be a second pass of the basket.  Please make checks payable to St John the Baptist as we send one check to the diocese.  Thank You.
 
WE ARE ESTABLISHING A TRI-PARISH EMAIL CONTACT SYSTEM for all parish related information. To register to receive email notifications of parish events, please email us at CNCC2016@hotmail.com. In the subject box, enter “St John” then enter how you would like to be addressed, i.e. first and last names, or whatever.
This information will be used solely for the use of tri-parish activities and never sold or distributed to other groups.
 
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
 Sunday, October 2
 
Blessing of the Animals
1:00 p.m.
Rectory Lawn
All pets welcome!
For the safety of your pet and those present please have your pet properly restrained and immunized.
 

 
BUS TRIP TO SEE FR. DAN Saturday, October 8
has a seat available.  Flyers are on the bulletin board with details. 
 
FOOD PANTRY – Suggested items for September are:  cold cereal, dinner helpers, canned vegetables, pasta sides and canned fruit.  In August, 351 local residents found assistance through this program.  Thank you.
 
NEVER ALONE Grief Support Group meetings are on Tuesdays.   Next gathering is Sept. 27, from
2:30-4:00 p.m., in the rectory. 
 
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2016 –To date: 133 families have pledged/gifted $43,683.74  to reach our goal. 
                                                    
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

                                                                           $59,687.00
                                    $16, 003.26 to go!
Thank you to all who have been able to pledge to date.
 
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $4,925.93.
Same week last year was $4,114.25.
Thank you for your support.
 
Special Thanks to Walter Simonsmeier of Wild Horse Wine & Liquor for his monthly donation of altar wine in memory of Wayne Pulver.
FAITH FORMATION
 
CLASS SCHEDULE
 
Elementary Program begins this Sunday, Sept. 25
                      9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Middle School Program begins Thursday, Oct. 6
                      7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
High School Program begins Sunday, Oct. 16
                    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
VIRTUS TRAINING is a must for anyone planning to participate with youth in our parish as a chaperone, driver, coach, teacher, summer lunch program, etc.  Once a certificate is on file and background check is completed no additional course is required.  Training will take place on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level gathering space.   Please call the office at 758-1828 if you are planning to attend or sign up online at rcda.org

ANNUAL FASHION SHOW
Saturday, October 15
                           Noon   $10.00 per person
Light lunch fare and latest fall fashions.
Modeled by our parish family members.
Tickets will be on sale after all Masses this weekend
and in the office.
  

MIDNIGHT RUN
 
Adults & High School Youth will travel to NYC November 5 /6 to deliver warm clothes and food to the street people of New York City
 
 DONATIONS NEEDED:  Gently used
coats, jeans, sweatshirts: sizes M-XL
Sneakers: sizes 9-12
                 
 Boxes will be on the ramp, Oct. 2 though 30.  
 
Travelers: we are in need of unused small soaps
                 and shampoos.    
Midnight Run meetings are Mondays, October  
                3, 11, 16, 23 and 30 @ 6:00 p.m.                
 

 
ELVES FALL TRASH & TREASURE SALE
Saturday, October 1  
 
 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
Donations Accepted
Tuesday thru Thursday, Sept. 27-29, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      Friday, Sept. 30,   9 - Noon.
 
Items we do not accept are:  Products that are not dishwasher safe, computer & pc products, typewriters, magazines, luggage, clothing, shoes, large furniture, air conditioners, microwaves, and sports equipment.
 
 
 
DIVORCED?  Join with others in prayer and shared experience at Detours on the Journey, a support ministry for Catholic men and women who have experienced or are experiencing divorce.  The program runs for ten weeks beginning on Tuesday, September 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Diocesan Pastoral Center at 40 North Main Ave. in Albany.  This ministry is sponsored by the Office of Lay Ministry Formation.   For more information and registration please contact mary.fay@rcda.org or call 453-6644.
 
AUTUMN DIOCESAN GATHERING 2016
Saturday, October 22
 LaSalle Institute, Troy
9:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker Br. F. Edward Coughlin, OFM  
Participate in joyful prayer, music, engaging and practical workshops such as Practical Advice for Living the Works of Mercy in your Parish, Praying & Living Mercy with St. Ignatious of Loyola, The Family – Where Mercy Begins with Bishop Scharfenberger and Local Heroes of Mercy with Bishop Emeritus Hubbard and a Parish Ministries
Expo.  See flyer and registration form on bulletin boards or go to www.autumngathering.org.
 
SUMMIT ON THE FAMILY
A DAY FOR FAITH & FAMILY
 A Gathering for Catholic Families
Saturday, October 1, 2016,  9:15 a.m.
The Shrine of the North American Martyrs in
Auriesville, Fultonville, NY
 
Our first-ever Summit on the Family was conceived by Bishop Ed Scharfenberger to focus on where seeds of faith and love are planted - in the family. It’s a day for family
fun, Catholic devotions, and insights into joy-filled family life. Please register to attend at www.rcda.org
Seasons of Family: How to Love as the Seasons Change;
How Families Impart Faith through the Generations;
How Pope Francis is Inviting Us to Love and Enjoy
Catholic Traditions: and Family Fun under the Tent.
 
ISLAM 101
a presentation by Fr. James Kane,
Director of the Diocesan Commission
for Interreligious Affairs
this Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at St. James
All are invited to attend and get a better understanding
of Islam beliefs. A stepping stone to better relations.
 
“STOP HUNGER NOW” a Food Packing Event will place on October 15 starting at 1:00 p.m. The goal is to pack 20,000 meals. It is hosted by the Kinderhook Reformed Church and will take place at the Town Hall in Valatie (the old Martin H. Glynn school) For more information or to sign up to volunteer please contact the church at 758-6401 or via e-mail at krc@fairpoint.net
See flyer at entrances of the church.
 
 
 
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
 

Sat   9/24  4:00 Jim Palladino by Marietta
                         Friess
                      & Edwin Strehler by his
                         family
                      & George Rosenberry by the
                          Greeters Ministry
Sun   9/25  7:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul
                          Arndt
                      & Linda Boll by the Colgan
                          Family
                 10:30 Pat Casey by Bob &
                          Charlene Leach
                      & Andrew Borsa by Steven &
                          Ruth Ellen Berninger
                      & Jeanette Nadeem by
                         Richard & Cathy Draper
Mon   9/26 11:00 Florence Pagkos &
                             Catherine Cunningham
Wed   9/28 11:00 Dolores Hutchinson
Sat     10/1   4:00 Pat Casey by by the
                            Bereavement Ministry
                        & Hazel Scharf by the Faith
                            Formation Catechists
Sun   10/2  7:30 Deceased Members of the
                          Stickles & McIlvain
                          Families by the family
                      & Isabel Arndt by Paul
                          Arndt
                 10:30 John & Linda Funk, Sr.
                           by John & Sandra Funk
                       & Frank Gorke, Sr.by Mary                 
                           Ann Gorke-Verro and Jay
                          Gorke

 

Please keep in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for them:  
Bob Babirad, Jim Barker, Jennifer Beebe, Eileen Bracone, Raymond Burdick, Fran Campeta, Alfred Carpentier, Ann Lynn Connally, Sandra Critelli, Stephanie de Lancastre,
Fr. Bob deLeon, Michael Doyle, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Michele Ford, Mary Fleming, Donald Gaylord, Janet Gregory, Mary Hayes, Nancy Kelly, Cathy Kelly–Owitz, Noreen Kennedy, Dennis Knoll,  Pinky Laviano, William Lindberg, Ann MacIntyre, Mark McIntosh, Marianne Martinez, Judy Martino, Caroline Martone, Jeffrey Miller, Damian Monahan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia Nabozny, Raymond Novak, JoAnn O’Shea, Pappalardo Family, David Picchione, Pam Polashenski, Tim Renn, Rosemarie Rizzo, Rita Ryan, Alice Salvatore, Eileen Scott, Maddi Sidarous, Ralph Sitcer, Katy Smith, Special Intentions, Sean Spicer, Judy St. Onge, Charles Stickles, Kevin Sutton, Nancy Taggart Turgeon, Matthew West, Carol Wisenhunt, Erica Wordon, and Paul Worlock.
 
Next Sunday’s Readings:             
Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 8:4-7        If today you hear his
2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14                    voice, harden not your Luke 17:5-10                                            hearts.   

 




25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 17/18, 2016
 
PARISH

NATIONS COLLECTION FOR THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSTY OF AMERICA will take place next weekend. Your support will enable Catholic University to expand its impact in preparing the next generation for our Church and nation.  We appreciate your generosity.  Learn more at collection.cua.edu.

 
 

 

CELEBRATION OF THE MINISTRY OF LECTOR/READER
 
All lectors, new and seasoned, from St. John’s and our sister parishes are invited and encouraged to attend.
Sunday, September 25 from 2:00 - 4:30 at St. James Church.  Current lectors share your experience, continue learning about your role, learn about Sunday Celebration in Absence of Priest. New Lectors learn all about the ministry and practice.  There will be an appreciation presentation of pins, and wine & cheese refreshments afterwards.
Please RSVP by September 22 to Stan Olender at
758-6388 or olendersta@berk.com
 
THE MONDAY NIGHT STITCHERS are gathering on Mondays at 7:00 p.m.  If you have an interest in knitting or crocheting, come join us. 
CAPS for CANCER knitters & crocheters are asked to consider making caps for cancer patients.  Patterns are available in the office.  Your hand knitted or crocheted caps can be dropped off to the office. They will be collected and taken to a hospital in the fall.
 
PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY NEWSLETTER for September is available at the entrances of the church.  Among the valuable information covered is also the Ministry Highlight of St. John the Baptist.  Access it
online by going to Harley.mcdevitt@rcda.org
 
BUS TRIP TO SEE FR. DAN Saturday, October 8
has a couple of seats available.  Flyers are on bulletin board with details. 
 
FOOD PANTRY – Suggested items for September are:  cold cereal, dinner helpers, canned vegetables, pasta sides and canned fruit.  Thank you.
 
NEVER ALONE Grief Support Group meetings are on Tuesdays. Next gathering is Sept. 27, from
2:30-4:00 p.m., in the rectory. 
 
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2016 –To date: 133 families have pledged/gifted $43,683.74  to reach our goal. 
                                                    
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
                                                                           $59,687.00
                                    $16, 003.26 to go!
Thank you to all who have been able to pledge to date.
 
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $5,930.20.
Same week last year was $4,039.25.
Thank you for your support.
 
  
FAITH FORMATION
 
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION will take place this Sunday, September 18, downstairs, after the 10:30 Mass.
Forms are available on the bulletin board for new students. Forms are due to the office by September 21.
 
CLASS SCHEDULE
 
Elementary Program begins Sunday, Sept. 25
                      9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Middle School Program begins Thursday, Oct. 6
                      7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
High School Program begins Sunday, Oct. 16
                    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
VIRTUS TRAINING is a must for anyone planning to participate with youth in our parish as a chaperone, driver, coach, teacher, summer lunch program, etc.  Once a certificate is on file and background check is completed no additional course is required.  Training will take place on Thursday,  September 22 at 6:00 p.m., or Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level gathering space.   Please call the office at 758-1828 if you are planning to attend or sign-up online at rcda.org
 
SELLOUT OF BROOKS BARBECUE SUNDAY! Thanks to the many young people who sold tickets, and worked the dinner, as well as those adults who helped wherever needed. We are grateful to all of you who supported this fundraiser for our youth.
 
 ANNUAL FASHION SHOW      Saturday, October 15t
                           Noon   $10.00 per person
Light lunch fare and latest fall fashions modeled by our parish family members.  Tickets will be on sale after all masses next weekend and in the office.
 
ELVES FALL TRASH & TREASURE SALE
Saturday, October 1st   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Donations Accepted -
Tuesday thru Thursday,  Sept. 27-29, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      Friday,  Sept.19       9 - Noon.
Items we do not accept are:  Products that are not dishwasher safe, computer & pc products, typewriters, magazines, luggage, clothing, shoes, large furniture, air conditioners, microwaves, and sports equipment.
 
TRANSITION OF TABLE OF THE LORD
This Sunday, September 18, will be the last broadcast of the televised version of Table of the Lord. The Diocese will begin live streaming the Mass each week on its website (www.rcda.org), beginning Sunday, September 25, at 9:30 a.m. Please check The Evangelist, the diocesan website, and social media for more information in the coming weeks. Those with cable can watch Mass on EWTN. The Diocese will work with parishes and individuals to find solutions for those who cannot access the Mass either online or on cable. Email comments or questions to communications@rcda.org or call 453-6618. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.
 
 
 
Careful the things you say
 Children will listen
 Careful the things you do
 Children will see and learn
 Children may not obey, but children will listen
 Children will look to you for which way to turn
 
     This summer, I mentioned “Into the Woods” in my homilies when it was playing at the Mac-Haydn and the words from “Children Will Listen” are coming to mind in light of all that has been going on in our communities, from the happy celebrations to the concerns for our young people at risk in so many sensitive and dangerous areas.
     The presence of our young people at special occasions, such as the Memorial for Marine Private George Traver and at the September 11th commemorations, remind me how important it is to leave a lasting impression on our youth by allowing them to not only learn but fully participate in these life-turning experiences.  I was so proud of the many young people who shared their gifts and talents while also opening their hearts and minds to a world in which they were not fully aware.
     Our parishes are celebrating Catechetical Sunday this weekend as we begin a new season of faith formation and enrichment.  What an incredible opportunity we have to build on the summer experiences of our young people and bring it into the context of our beliefs and call to discipleship.  I want to thank all the families for your support and we hope to provide resources for all generations to share in the opportunities offered at your home church, your sister parishes and, of course, with those offered at the diocesan level.
    The Summit on the Family at the National Shrine for the North American Martyrs in Auriesville on October 1st will be filled with opportunities for people of all ages to witness and support each other in their faith.  Please consider taking your children to this sacred space and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with others working toward strengthening the family in order to live as disciples of Christ.  I’ll be there and looking forward to seeing Father Dan and his new parishioners, along with people traveling from all across our Diocese.  Make this a true pilgrimage!
    May God bless and keep you all.
 
Read more: Into The Woods - Children Will Listen Lyrics | MetroLyrics
 
 
LEAF PEEPER CONCERT – Come celebrate the fall with the Shanghai String Quartet on Saturday,
September 24 at 7:00 p.m. at St. James Church.
 
AUTUMN DIOCESAN GATHERING 2016 – Saturday, October 22 at LaSalle Institute, Troy from 9:00 3:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker Br. F. Edward Coughlin, OFM   Participate in joyful prayer, music, engaging and practical workshops.  See flyer and registration form on bulletin boards or go to www.autumngathering.org.
 
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
 
Sat   9/17  4:00 Peter Avery, Jr. by Joan 
                 & Eileen
               & Bob Jette by Frank &
                 Eileen McHugh-Szpessy
Sun   9/18  7:30 Pat Casey by Nancy Friss
               & Scott Wood by the Harvey
                 Family
          10:30  Isabel Arndt by Paul
                 Arndt
               & Dionisio Soliva by Joann
                 & family
Mon   9/19 11:00 Florence Pagkos
Wed   9/21 10:30 BARNWELL- All Are Welcome
Sat   9/24  4:00 Jim Palladino by Marietta
                 Friess
               & Edwin Strehler by his
                 family
               & George Rosenberry by the
                 Greeters Ministry
Sun   9/25  7:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul
                 Arndt
               & Linda Boll by the Colgan
                 Family
           10:30 Pat Casey by Bob &
                 Charlene Leach
               & Andrew Borsa by Steven &
                 Ruth Ellen Berninger
               & Jeanette Nadeem by
                 Richard & Cathy Draper
 
Please keep in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for them:  
Bob Babirad, Jennifer Beebe, Eileen Bracone, Raymond Burdick, Fran Campeta, Alfred Carpentier, Ann Lynn Connally, Sandra Critelli, Stephanie de Lancastre,
Fr. Bob deLeon, Michael Doyle, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Michele Ford, Mary Fleming, Donald Gaylord, Janet Gregory,  Mary Hayes, Nancy Kelly, Cathy Kelly–Owitz, Noreen Kennedy, Dennis Knoll,  Pinky Laviano, William Lindberg, Ann MacIntyre, Mark McIntosh, Marianne Martinez, Judy Martino, Caroline Martone, Jeffrey Miller, Damian Monahan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia Nabozny,  Raymond Novak, JoAnn O’Shea, Pappalardo Family, David Picchione, Pam Polashenski, Tim Renn, Rosemarie Rizzo, Rita Ryan, Alice Salvatore, Eileen Scott, Maddi Sidarous, Ralph Sitcer, Katy Smith, Special Intentions, Sean Spicer, Judy St. Onge, Charles Stickles, Kevin Sutton, Nancy Taggart Turgeon, Matthew West, Carol Wisenhunt, Erica Wordon, and Paul Worlock.
 
 
Next Sunday’s Readings:             
Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 8:4-7        If today you hear his
2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14                    voice, harden not your Luke 17:5-10                                            hearts.   

 
TRAVELED THIS SUMMER – Missed Us?
Please remember while you were gone, your parish continued to function.  Please consider making up a donation to help cover our expenses.  Thank You.
 
 
 

 

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