Feast of Christ the King – Nov. 22nd /23rd
COLLECTION for Capital Campaign for Human Development will take place this
weekend. Help us to continue to defend
human dignity and aid those living on the margins of society. Please make checks
payable to St. John the Baptist Church, as we send one check. There will be a second pass of the basket.
Elves Christmas Bazaar
of Homemade Crafts
Saturday, Nov.22nd Sunday, Nov. 23rd
After all masses
Inter-Religious Thanksgiving Service
Tues, Nov. 25th at 7:00pm
St. James Church
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday, Nov. 26th – 7:00pm
Niverville Methodist Church
non-perishable food items will go to the
Ecumenical Food Pantry
donations will benefit the
Ecumenical Emergency Fund
Thanksgiving Day Masses:
St. James – 9:00am
St. Joseph’s – Stuyvesant Falls -9:00am
St. John the Baptist – 10:00am
(Rolls will be blessed at St. John’s for you to share with family at
your holiday meal)
for the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry
Last weekend to participate! Please use envelopes available at the
entrances to the church to make your donation.
ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE
–please write the names of deceased loved ones in the Remembrance Book by the
Advent Wreath Candles will be available this weekend, while
Advent Prayer & Reflection Booklets will be
available Nov. 29th /30th. Take one home with you. We hope it brings you
the guidance to make this Advent Season a special one.
Traveling Infant Jesus – the infant will be available to take home overnight. Families are invited to share the prayer and
make this a special time during the Advent Season. The
sign –up sheet is on the ramp bulletin board. The infant will be on the table across from
Bethlehem Tree Tags will be on the parish
tree the first weekend of Advent. Please
return the unwrapped gift with the
tag to the church by Friday, Dec.
Wrapping Party will take place on Sunday Dec.
14th at 6:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church.
Delivery will take place on Mon., Dec. 15th, in the morning. Volunteers with large
vehicles are needed. Call Ruth Ellen at 758-1828 if you can help.
Christmas Choirs Practices
are on Tuesdays
Choir will practice at 6:30 pm
Choir will practice at 7:30 pm
contact Stephanie Caradine at 361-4160 if you have any questions.
Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7:00pm
Everything there is a Season,
a Time for Hope-Today”
with Fr. Jack Molyn
Work of Human Hands: Dec. 13th & 14th
We will have the opportunity to purchase high quality, reasonably
priced crafts from developing countries at our fair trade sale, in the parish
hall after all masses.
Plan to do some Christmas shopping here.
ELVES CHRISTMAS PARTY
will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at
Winding Brook at Noon.
for Needy Children
As a joint Christian service project, the Roman
Catholic Churches of Northern Columbia County will be collecting gently used
children’s books (no missing pages or scribbles.) The books will be distributed through the
Marion Stegmann Fund. Please put books
in the box under the coat rack at the parking lot entrance of the church before
COLLEGE CARE MINISTRY – This is a wonderful way that our parish stays in touch
with our college age youth.
Thank you to Noreen
Baydus and Ellen O’Reilly for starting this ministry 21 years ago, and their faithful stewardship through the years.
We welcome Beth Downing, Tracy Farrell, Deb Halpin & Sue
Shank for volunteering to coordinate
MONETARY DONATIONS for this ministry will be collected at the church doors after masses Dec 6th & 7th.
ADDRESSES ARE NEEDED for our young adults who are in college. Please provide the Faith Formation Office
with updated addresses by November 26th.
FOOD PANTRY - Suggested items
for November are brownie mix, boxed stuffing mix, peanut
butter, soup, pudding and gelatin. All
items should be unopened with expiration dates in the future. In October, the pantry assisted 421
residents, which included 196 children.
new work book is in the resource room (off the sanctuary). Please take your copy.
Parish Contribution Envelopes for 2015 – will be available for pick up across from the kitchen the weekend of
Dec. 6th & 7th.
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $4,568.71
Same week last year was $5,120.40
BUS TRIP to NYC is an opportunity to play a day in the
Big Apple. Trip takes place on Saturday,
Dec. 6th. Cost is 40.00 per
person. This is a fund raiser for St.
James’ Haiti Project. For all the information see the handout at
the entrances of the church. Contact Pat at 392-7947 to register or for
Thanksgiving Day Meal Prayer
God, who gives us all good gifts and who is the source of every blessing we
have, hear our prayer as we gather to give thanks for all that you have set
before us. We are grateful not only for the food that graces our table in such
abundance, but also for the bond of family and friends, strengthened by the
meal we share, and by the warmth of your love that comes to us each day through
your benevolent mercy. Help us to use wisely all the gracious gifts you have
showered upon us for the benefit of ourselves, our family, and our nation. On
this Thanksgiving Day may we acknowledge that every good thing comes to us from
you, and may your bounty never cease, so that we may share
your blessings with those in need. Amen.
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 Muriel Gibbons by
& Maurice O’Brien by
& Daniel Spain by friends
7:30 Donald Norton by the
Nicole Tardiff by her
& Special Intention by Paul
10:30 Jane Accuosti Mascolo,
Louis & Jane Mascolo
& Thomas Accuosti by Donna
Mass 2:00 Ellen Zimmermann (Sister
Of Muriel Gibbons)
Mon 11/24 11:00
Health of Chris Murynec
Wed 11/26 11:00
Health of Barbara
11/27 10:00 St. John’s Parish Family
4:00 Raymond & Frances
& Betty Moore by the Elves
& Irene Pasi by Thomas
7:30 Christopher Tuttle by the
10:30 J. Thomas Accuosti by
& Special Intention by Paul
Please keep in your prayers the sick and
home bound of our parish and for those who care for them:
Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Alfred Carpentier, Martin Casey, Gerard Cimon,
Zoe Covey, Jane DiMura, Marian Dobert, Dorothy Drew, William Dupuis, Charlie
Flatt, Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord,
Margaret Gorke, Elizabeth Guiden, Catherine Havelka, Owen Hogan, Susan Hovak, Special
Intention, Joanne Jakiela, Morey Lampson, Pinky Laviano,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.
Next Sunday’s Readings:
63:16b-17, 19b;64:2-7 Lord, make us turn to you;
1:3-9 let us see your face and we shall
13:33-37 be saved.