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Second Sunday of Lent

 February 28th  & March 1st , 2015




THE LENTEN CALENDARS have been revised.  Be sure that yours is marked “revised 2/18/15”.


JESUS & THE MAN BORN BLIND – reflection, discussion and prayer, with Father George, following the 11:00am Liturgy on March 11th.





Reconciliation Services

March      9 - 6:00pm – St. James

March    23 – 7:00pm – St. John the Baptist


Stations of the Cross

Fridays – 3:00pm – St. James

March 16 – 7:00pm at St. James by Confirmation class

March 6 – 4:00pm Stottville

March 13, 20, 27 – 7:00pm – Stuyvesant Falls

Sundays – 1:15pm – Stuyvesant Falls, en Español

Good Friday – Living Stations at St. Joseph – Stuyvesant



THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK is available at the entrances of the church.  It contains reflections through Easter Sunday.



St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance


Saturday, March 14th – 7:00pm


Catered by The Spice of Life


Tickets $15.00 after Mass or call Jerry at 755-5050.





KNITTERS meet Monday nights at 7:00pm.  Those who knit or crochet at all levels are welcome.


ELVES –meet each Tuesday at 9:30am.   Elves are a social group that gather to craft for parish bazaars, bake and host our bi-annual trash & treasure. All are welcome!



Same week last year was $3,840.00.  Special collection was $743.00 - last year was $557.10.


CEMETERY   A reminder that the roads will be closed when there is snow & ice.


MASS INTENTIONS – Anyone wishing to have a mass intention for a Monday or Wednesday mass should call the office.  There are some available.


MEALS ON WHEELS is in need of volunteers.  Please see the flyer at the church entrances for information.




FAITH FORMATION CLASSES for Elementary, Grades 9 & 10 and Confirmation Prep will resume on March 1st .

    Confirmation – Sunday, April 19, 4:00pm at Holy  

                               Trinity in Hudson

    Confirmation RetreatSunday, March 15 10:30 – 4:30

    9th Grade Retreat – Saturday, March 7th  3:30pm –

                                          11:30pm at St. John’s

    8th Grade  -  Liturgy Mass at 10:30 on March 15th 


BAPTISM - There are NO baptisms during Lent.   The first scheduled baptism after Lent will be the weekend of April 18/19.   Please take this into consideration when planning the baptism of your child. Please call in advance for the paperwork needed to schedule your baptism.




are served at St. Luke’s on Tuesdays,

January through March from 5:30pm-7:00pm

All are Welcome!






Come browse in our boutique!

Nothing over $25.00!


March 1, 8, & 22

1:00pm – 4:00pm

April dates are not yet determined.


Donations of


  Prom Gowns         Evening Wear         Party Dresses

will be appreciated.

Adult volunteers are also needed.  Please call RuthEllen at 758-1828 if you are willing to help.



COMMUNAL READING Join us on Sunday, March 15th , at 3:00pm at St. James Church in Chatham as we read together the entirety of the Gospel according to Mark.  All are welcome, and please BYOBible!  This is a group activity, and so if you would like to be one of the readers, please sign up with Joe and Connie Mondel by calling 392-5874 and they will assign you a passage.


16th ANNUAL  SPAGHETTI  DINNER sponsored by the Valatie Fire Department on Saturday, March 7, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Valatie Fire House.  Price: $8.00 – adults, $4:00 child 6-12, under 6 free. Eat in or take out. Take outs starts at 3:30pm.  Tickets available from members or at the door.


ICC SCHOOL SNOW CLOSINGS  mean NO DAILY MASS for that day at St. John’s.

Mass will be celebrated if there is a school delay.


RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – Monday, March 16th 1:00pm – 7:00pm at Church of St. Joseph, Stuyvesant Falls.  Contact is Carol Qualtieri at 799-2133.


GIRL SCOUTS  interested in participating in the Girl Scout Religious Awards program, please contact Sue Delp at 758-9035 or jetmetnet@aol.com  to get more information.  This  is a wonderful way to learn more and grow in your faith.  As an added bonus Juniors and older receive their medals at the Cathedral from the Bishop!



Professionals, Spanish-speakers, and Spanish speaking medical professionals are invited to help out with the bi-annual health clinic at St. Joseph’s in Stuyvesant Falls following the Noon Mass in Spanish on March 8th. 

To volunteer time and talent, please communicate with Kathryn Roberts at the Columbia County Dept. of Health: Kathryn.roberts@columbiacountyny.com





Girl Scout Sunday

March 8 at 9:00am

St. Joseph’s Stuyvesant


Golf Scramble

Friday, August 14th

At Olde Kinderhook Golf Club





Eucharistic Bread was baked this weekend by

Renee Hall


Eucharistic Bread will be baked next weekend by

Chris Wills



TAX STATEMENTS – If you use parish envelopes and would like a statement of your donations from the past year, please contact the parish office. Contribution statement for your donation to the Bishop’s Appeal will come directly from the Diocese.


TAX HELP FOR SENIORS is being held at the Village Hall in Kinderhook.  Please call 758-9342 to make an appointment.






















Sat   2/28  4:00 Christopher Tuttle by

                 Marietta Friess

               & Eugene Burke by Margaret


Sun   3/01  7:30 Mary Rutherford by

                 Sharon Hall

           10:30 Vivian Cardaras by

                 Joanne & Family

               & Special Intention by

                 Paul Arndt

Mon   3/02 11:00 Lyle Boyce by Regina


Wed   3/04 11:00 Mary Mariak by Anne &

                 John McGowan

Sat   3/07  4:00 Christopher Tuttle by

                 Lynn Strunk

               & Henry Fischer by his


Sun   3/08  7:30 Marion Endryck by Regina


               & Margaret Gorke by Steven

                 & RuthEllen Berninger

           10:30 Katherine McConvery by

                 Traci, Mike, Emily,

                 Analisa & Margino

               & Robert Hall by Ransen &

                 Yolanda Coda

               & Special Intention by

                 Paul Arndt




Next Sunday’s Readings:


Exodus 20:1-17                         Lord ,you have

1 Corinthians 1:22-25                         the words of

John 2:13-25                                                everlasting life.                        



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

Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Donald Bellanger, Kim Bellosi, Andrew Borsa, Eileen Bracone, Alfred Carpentier,  Gerard Cimon, Patricia Cordato, Zoe Covey, Clarence Dennis, Jane DiMura, Marian Dobert,  Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Charlie Flatt,  Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Kathy Gerardi, Elizabeth Guiden, Owen Hogan, Special Intention, Joanne Jakiela, Janet Kerr, Morey Lampson, Pinky Laviano,William Lindberg, Catherine Meyers, Damian Monahan, Chris Murynec, Melissa Ann Murray, Madi Panfilloff, Barbara Prezdpelski, Tim Renn, Kathy Rosbrook,  Alice Salvatore, Glenn Simmons, Caroline Simpson, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler, Janet Van Leuvan, Lyn Vail, Jackie Waterhouse, and  Erica Wordon.


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