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Feast of Christ the King – Nov. 22nd /23rd  2014






SECOND 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



Thanksgiving Services


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

Offering of non-perishable food items will go to the

Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry

Monetary donations will benefit the

Community 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.  Thank you.



ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE –please write the names of deceased loved ones in the Remembrance Book by the organ.



Advent begins November 29th/30th



Advent Wreath Candles will be available this weekend, while supplies last.


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 the kitchen


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. 12th .

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

The Youth Choir will practice at 6:30 pm

The Adult Choir will practice at 7:30 pm 

     Please contact Stephanie Caradine at 361-4160 if you have any questions.


Advent Presentation

Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7:00pm

“To 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.




will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at

Winding Brook at Noon. 



Used Books 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 December 15th.




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  this outreach.


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.


LECTORS your 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.



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 more information.



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.







Sat   11/22  4:00 Muriel Gibbons by 

                  Marietta Friess

                & Maurice O’Brien by

                  Dorothy McViegh

                & Daniel Spain by friends               

Sun   11/23  7:30 Donald Norton by the

                  Bereavement Ministry

                  Nicole Tardiff by her


                & Special Intention by Paul


            10:30 Jane Accuosti Mascolo,

                  Louis & Jane Mascolo

                & Thomas Accuosti by Donna


Funeral 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



Thurs 11/27 10:00 St. John’s Parish Family

Sat   11/29  4:00 Raymond & Frances

                  Kaminksi by Family                  

                & Betty Moore by the Elves                  

                & Irene Pasi by Thomas &

                  Janet Gregory

Sun   11/30  7:30 Christopher Tuttle by the

                  Eucharistic Ministers                 

            10:30 J. Thomas Accuosti by 

                  Donna Accuosti 

                & Special Intention by Paul





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,  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:

Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b;64:2-7         Lord, make us turn to you;

1Corinthians 1:3-9                    let us see your face and we shall

Mark 13:33-37                                 be saved.






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