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  All Souls Days– Nov.1st /2nd, 2014





From the Pastor,

I can't get over the beautiful and heartfelt response to my installation last weekend which turned into a true celebration of both the unity and uniqueness of all our parishes.  Like a proud father, I was particularly excited for those who were able to make the journey to two or more of the churches.  Sue Delp, a parishioner of St. John the Baptist, sent an email to Father Dan as well as me.  I think she captured beautifully the sentiments that were echoed by so many others, "the distinctness of each of our parishes was obvious and yet we are all one."

    Thank you all for not only the amazing turn-out last week but for continuing to reach out as disciples within each faith community and beyond borders and boundaries.   I really felt like I was part of a large, extended family which is exactly what we are, especially when we unite ourselves in Christ.  Special thanks to Father Dan Quinn who, with the help of so many dedicated and hardworking members of our community, brought the day into focus.  I am so privileged to serve with him and with all of you.  God bless you.


ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE – If you wish your deceased loved ones to be remembered at Masses during the month of November, please write their names in the Remembrance Book by the organ beginning next weekend.


PARISH LISTENING SESSION – Please join Fr. George and Fr. Dan on Monday, November 10th to share your input and thoughts on our parish.  It runs from 7 PM- 8 PM. Rides can be arranged and child care is available. Refreshments will be served afterwards.



will take place on Tuesday, December 2ndh at

Winding Brook at Noon.  The menu will be

a choice of: roast beef, stuffed loin of pork,

stuffed chicken breast or broiled salmon, with

asparagus soup, salad, vegetable, twice baked potatoes, and parfait dessert.  Cost is $21.50   Reservation and cash payment requested by November 18th.  Please call or

Lou Ann at 766-0121 or Marilyn at 758-8058.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - will meet this Sunday,

Nov. 2nd at 7:30 p.m. downstairs.  For membership information, please contact Jerry Minot-Scheuermann at



Youth ChrIstmas Choir begins practice Tuesday, Nov. 11th   Please call Stephanie, at 361-4160, if you are interested.



Same week last year was $4,976.18


BISHOP’S APPEAL UPDATE - It’s not too late to send your gift/pledge to help us get closer to our assessment of $57,370.

To date 181 pledges have been made totaling $42,849

$14,521 to go.




AT HOME 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 - “How do kids learn to be grateful?”


                                                Our Parish in October


                                       Welcomed through Baptism:

                                 Piper Lee Pelizza and Ainsley Mae Lydon

                                     May they grow in God’s love


                                                Said Farewell to:

                                   Glenn Wallace and Richard Fuerst, Sr.

                                           May they rest in God’s peace





for the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry


Through your generosity and caring you fulfilled what we are asked to do through the Corporal Works o f Mercy –Feed the Hungry.

Last year your donations assisted in making available a Thanksgiving dinner for 133 families.  A total of 461 people enjoyed this special day. This year we encourage you to once again participate in this parish outreach program. The expected number of families will exceed last year’s.

We have made available a special envelope for your donation.  Envelopes are located in the pews and at the entrances of the church.  Your contribution will help purchase a turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, canned vegetables and a dessert.  You can donate any amount or consider $12.50 which will help provide a meal for a family of two; $20.00 a family of 4, $28.00 a family of 5+.  Whatever amount you choose to donate will be greatly appreciated. Please make checks out to St John the Baptist



OUR THANKS to Marietta Friess for coordinating the Senior Luncheon.  The luncheon served 200 delicious meals to local residents and was a wonderful opportunity for friendly conversation.  We thank all the volunteers who did a magnificent job from the making the fresh applesauce to the last dish and decoration put away.  You are wonderful.


                                                                      Sponsored by the

WOUNDED                                             Knights of Columbus



THIS   Sunday, November 2nd 

8:00 a.m. – Noon

Pancakes, fruit, sausage, milk, juice & coffee

Adults - $6.00, Child under 12 - $3.00, Family $15.00


Proceeds will go to “Stride” to support the Adaptive Sports Program for our wounded Warriors.

Teaching adaptive sports to recently injured Military to heal mind, bodies and spirits!!!

News from St. John's Pastoral Council
Several council members needed to be replaced because their terms expired.  Many thanks to Christine McGuirk, Bruce Naramore, Deb Small and Caroline
Halpin for their terrific contributions! Early in September, new members were discerned and we would like to welcome John Clark, Jane Knoll, TracyFarrell and Katie Gibson to the council. Brian Fay and Diane Amyot have been selected as alternates.

We had a day-long retreat in October to start planning for the year and we wanted to focus on increasing
communication with the parish community.


 We want to hear your thoughts and input. Fr George has set up a Listening Session to hear from you. It will be a great opportunity to share suggestions and concerns with our new pastoral leaders. It will be held on November 10th starting at 7p.m. in the parish hall. Child care and rides will be made available; see the flyers at the entrances for
more information. Hope you can join us!



“DINING OUT FOR OTHERS” see the handout for the restaurants and specified dates where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance Programs of Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties.  All proceeds will stay in these counties, helping our neighbors with food, heating assistance and other emergency needs. This week highlights local restaurants like the Carolina House, Jackson’s Old Chatham House, Kozel’s and the White Stone Café.



Elves Christmas Bazaar

of Homemade Crafts.

Saturday, Nov.22nd             Sunday, Nov. 23rd


Christmas Wreath and Kissing Balls can be preordered by calling 929-1415.  Running Creek Nursery will have them available on Sunday,

 Nov. 23rd. Available items are listed on the flyer at the entrances of the church.


Raffles will be available after Masses next weekend.

Raffles received in the mail can be returned in a separate envelope in the collection basket anytime before November 23rd.



Flowers at the statue of Mary for the Feast of All Saints and All Souls were donated in memory of Marcia T. Paul by Ransen Gardenier.


    Our Best Wishes

    to Larry as he retires

                      Larry has been the go to man for the everyday                  

                      needs of our parish and also there for us in times

                      of special needs for many years.  Countless chairs    

                      have been folded, tables moved and light bulbs

                     changed just to name a few things on his list. 

                      Though  retired he will still remain an active

                      member of St.  John’s and tend to the sanctuary


     We wish him happy days, good health and God’s blessings.



All Saints  11:00 Mass

       11/1  4:00 Marcia T. Paul by on the

                  5th Anniversary by her

                  children Kevin, Geri,

                  Anne & loving friend


                & Frances Kaminski by the

                  members of the Sanulak


                & Cindy Engel by her


All Souls    7:30 Phillip Burkart Sr. by 

        11/2      his family

                & Ernest & Maria Ruppe by

                  their family

                & Special Intention by Paul


            10:30 Arlene & Glenn Wallace by

                  their family

                & John Putnam,Jr. by Elmer

                  & MaryAnn Allen

Mon   11/3  11:00 the Health of Fr. Jack by

                  a friend

Wed   11/5  11:00 Deceased Members of the


                & Dolly Bogardus by

                  Jeannie & Shane Wenz

Sat   11/8   4:00 George R. Murynec by his


                & Irene Gage by Marilyn

                  Ed Kuhner               

Sun   11/9   7:30 Francis Chicoine by Rod


                & Anastasia Egnasher by her


            10:30 Deceased Members of the

                  John J. Curran Knights of


                & Yasha Khaikin by Diane


                & A Special Intention by       

                  Paul Arndt                            



ALL SOUL’S DAY EVENING PRAYER - On All Souls Day, Sunday, November 2nd, at 5:00p.m. at St. John’s. We will have one joint Evening Prayer Service in remembrance of all who have died in the past year from our parishes. 


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

Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Allison, Grace & Stella Brainard, Alfred Carpentier, Martin Casey, Gerard Cimon, Zoe Covey, Jane DiMura, Marian Dobert, Dorothy Drew, William Dupuis, Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Charlie Flatt,  Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke, Elizabeth Guiden, Catherine Havelka, Owen Hogan, Special Intention, Joanne Jakiela, Morey Lampson, William Lindberg, Damian Monahan, Andrew McDermott, Chris Murynec, Melissa Ann Murray, Madi Panfilloff, Barbara Prezdpelski, Tim Renn, Alice Salvatore, Mr. Edward Scharfenberger, Glenn Simmons, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler, Janet Van Leuvan, Lyn Vail, Erica Wordon and Mary Yates.


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