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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Oct. 25th/26th, 2014





Please keep me in your prayers this weekend as all of you will be in mine at the occasion of our Pastor's Installation Ceremony.  I hope that you will be able to attend some of the prayer services which were created in order to reflect the uniqueness of each parish while celebrating the solidarity of our community here in Northern Columbia County.  Our Dean, the Very Rev. Winston Bath, V.F., will be addressing me with these words which reflect, essentially, my mission.  "Remember, my brother George, always be a loving father, a gentle shepherd, and a wise teacher of your people so that you may lead them to Christ who will strengthen all that you do."   I feel so blessed to be working with the leadership of all our churches and promise to live up to these words not only to the best of 'my' ability but confident that the faith-filled dedication, prayers and loving support of all of us working together will allow us to reap the gifts of the Holy Spirit for our well-being and our role as Christ's disciples.

     Please also join me in prayers and gratitude for Fr. Dan Quinn who will be going on mid-week retreat for the next couple of days, after working particularly hard on the installation and countless other ministries and projects.  I know he will be holding us all close in his thoughts and prayers as well.

     God bless Dan, and God bless you all.



Installation  of Fr. George

                             Schedule of Services


Sunday, Oct. 26th    - 1:00 p.m. St. Joseph’s, Stuyvesant Falls

                              - 2:00 p.m. St. John’s, Valatie

                              - 3:00 p.m. St. James, Chatham

                                      Followed by a reception


BLESSING OF PASTORAL CARE MINISTERS will take place at St. John’s at all masses this weekend, October 25th/ 26th.  We appreciate the dedication our ministers who are supportive, comforting or bring our Lord to those in need. Please keep them in your prayers.


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.



Same week last year was $4,491.17

World Mission collection was $725.35


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 180 pledges have been made totaling $42,349

$14,971 to go.







PARISHIONERS NEEDED Saturday, Nov. 1st at

 10:00 a.m. to prepare food.



FASHION SHOW RESULTS - All the models looked great with smiles on their faces and were a hit.  The fashions for the upcoming season were supper.  The food and decor were ideal for the event.  Our thanks to fashion coordinator, Eileen McHugh Szepessy, kitchen coordinator Roaseann Antonovich   We thank all the behind the scenes volunteers, our models, the participating stores, donators of prizes and  all those who attended and showed their support of this Youth Ministry parish event.  Proceeds exceeded one thousand dollars.


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?”


PREMIER BROADCAST of Bishop Scharfenberger’s,

2nd Gifts of Faith, radio program airs Monday, Nov. 3rd at 2:00 p.m. on WOPG: 1460 AM and 89.9 FM.  3 programs are available for listening or download on WOPG”S web site: http://pax-et-bonum-radio.org/page11.php

 http://pax-et-bonum-radio.org/page 10739.php


Baptism – There are no baptisms during Advent. The last scheduled date  prior to Advent for baptisms is Saturday,

November 15th at 3:00 p.m,and preparation class is Tuesday, November 11th.  The first scheduled baptism after Christmas will be January 17th.  Please take this information into consideration when planning the baptism of your child.  Call the office if you have questions at 758-9401.



Knights of Columbus Sales

this weekend after masses


Religious Christmas Cards

    Boxed Cards - $5.50- $12.50

Proceeds benefit Seminarians Education Fund


Charities & Benevolent Drive

 Chances are $1.00 each or book of 12 for $10.00. 

Sale benefits our youth program and religious aid for the Armed Forces and vocations.



KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - will meet next Sunday,

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



at St. John’s on  Tuesday, October 28th  at 12:00 Noon.

Roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll & butter, coffee & dessert.  Call the office Monday at 758-9401 if you forgot to sign up.


                                                                       Sponsored by the

WOUNDED                                             Knights of Columbus




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!!!



ChrIstmas Choirs begin practices in November. Please call Stephanie, at 361-4160, if you are interested.

Youth Choir will have their first rehearsal is Monday, November 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the church.









                    last week for registration  

Saturday, November 8th, 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th or other special wedding anniversaries are invited to attend this celebration.  Bishop Edward Sharfenberger will celebrate the Liturgy and greet couples and their guests at a reception in the gathering area immediately following Mass.  Please register in our parish office 758-9401 by Oct. 30th.


I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU VISITED ME.” Matthew 25:36 Jerry Van Alstine, the lay chaplain at Hudson State Correctional Facility (Medium B), is looking for a help in his ministry to the inmates.  In addition to his daily duties of ministering to the imprisoned, he also runs retreats and bible studies.  He would appreciate help especially from Spanish-speakers.  If you have clothed the naked and fed the hungry, but haven’t visited the imprisoned for a while, contact Jerry Van Alstine at 828-4311 ex. 4810.


“DINING OUT FOR OTHERS” see the handout at the entrances of the church for the restaurants and specified dates where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Panty 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.


Next Sunday’s Readings:

Wisdom 3:1-9                    “The Lord is my shepherd,

Romans 6:3-9                       there is nothing I shall want.”

John 6:37-40                                            




Sat   10/25  4:00 Deceased Members of the

                  Shields Family by Fran


                & Betty Moore by Marilyn &

                  Ed Kuhner

                & Irene Gage by Chris


Sun    10/26 7:30 Warren Delp by his family

                & Don Norton by Chris


                & Christopher Tuttle by the

                  Kinderhook Garden Club

            10:30 Bobby Jenning by Mamie &

                  Pete Brahm

                & A Special Intention by       

                  Paul Arndt                            

Mon   10/27 11:00 Richard Friess by his


Wed   10/29 11:00 Sarah Cushing by her


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



ALL SOUL’S DAY EVENING PRAYER - On All Souls Day, Sunday evening 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.  It will be held


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, 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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