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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 19th/20th, 2014




Special Collection - 2014 Peter’s Pence Collection for the Holy Father will take place next weekend. Your gift provides the Holy Father with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world.  The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and disaster. Join the Holy Father as a witness of charity to those who are suffering.  Please make checks payable to St. John the Baptist Church as we send one check to the Diocese.



   THIS SUNDAY, July 20th at 11:30 in the

hall.  Please join coordinator Sue Seymour to

plan an August event will have food, games and fun.


Thank you to Kathy Kittle for repainting the

statue of Mary in the side pathway garden.

Thank you to our volunteers Susan Colgan, Mary &

Brian Fay, Pat McCann, Chris Murynec, Melissa

Weiss and John Zukowski for helping with the landscaping clean up.


MINISTRY FORMING – Interested in taking care of God’s natural gifts here in the church gardens?  Not sure of what to do or how?  John Zukowski has volunteered to share his knowledge with an instructional meeting.  Please call the office to become a part of a new ministry.  A meeting will be scheduled soon for anyone interested. Let’s dig in and keep our church gardens looking special.


Celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary?  Please contact the office and we’ll be happy to print it in the bulletin.



Same week last year was $4,823.50

Thank you




We are past the half way mark!

We need your help in reaching our goal.


 Any shortfall in our assessment responsibility will come out of regular parish accounts. Your gift/pledge

will get us to our goal. If you are not part of the 122 families who have generously participated in the appeal to date, please consider joining them by making your gift/pledge soon.


To date: 122 families have pledged or gifted $30,425.



$30,425.00                                                                   $57,370.00


 Thank you to all who have been able to pledge to date.





The Vacation Bible School was very happily attended by 22 youth.  They enjoyed bible stories, singing, theatre, crafts and food.  

We thank our volunteers Andrea Balli, Maria Balli, Kristen Bertrand, Angela Calcagno, Katie Gibson, Maggie Gibson,  Lesie Gomez, Lizeth Gomez,  Camryn Hebert, Samantha Hauser, Jess Hotaling, Jessica Ingham, Leah Meredith, Chevette Ortiz, Kat Ploss, Jacob Rose, Jason Zobre





New                Friday, August 1st at the

Venue!        Olde Kinderhook Golf Club.


$95 fee includes:

 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch at the turn, beer and soda on the course, dinner back at St. John’s afterwards.

Registration & fee due by July 16 th.



Sign-up sheets & donation forms are posted on the bulletin board.



Hall set up and errands - July 31st

Deliver grill to course- Aug 1st (a.m.)

Grill chef at course   10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Course Sitter for hole in one 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Please call Roseann or Larry at 766-4142

 to volunteer or to have questions answered.


St. John’s Golf Scramble benefits our





From the Parish Secretary Vol. 17, Issue 5


Do you believe in forgiveness? Consider some of the things you keep hidden in your heart and don’t want anyone to know – things you are ashamed of having done. Do you believe God forgives you?  We have been forgiven; but, we are not always willing to accept forgiveness. Find a quiet place and ask the spirit to help you as you look at one of your “hidden sins.” Look it over carefully.  Don’t try to “explain” it or justify it.  Just look and imagine Jesus is sitting with you and looking at it too.  Try looking as Jesus and tell him you are sorry.  Sit quietly with him and let him speak to your soul.  Can you now accept forgiveness?



DIOCESAN POSTING –there is a posting for a Financial Assistant for the Catholic Schools Office.  Please see the posting on the bulletin board.


FOOD PANTRY - Suggested items for July are canned fruit, catsup, cold cereals, beef stew, mac & cheese. All items should be unopened with expiration dates in the future.  Items can be left in the bin across from the kitchen.  The pantry, in June, assisted 89 families: including 49 seniors, 149 adults and 130 children.

Thank you for your donations.





Sponsored by

 the Haitian Ministry of St. James


August 24th at Chatham Bowl


Sessions:  1:00 - 2:50 p.m. or 3:00- 4:50 p.m.

Tickets are $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under

Ticket includes 2 hours of bowling, lunch of pizza, salad and soft drink. 

Registration and ticket information

call Teri Conte at 392-5445 after July 27th..





3031 Main Street, Valatie presents


a part of the Broadway Junior Collection.

July 24th – 26th  at 7:00 p.m.

July 27th 2:00 p.m.

Tickets - Adults $10, Seniors $8 and Students $5



CHRISTMAS IS JULY YARD SALE – Little Sisters of the Poor hosts this event on Friday & Saturday, July 25/26 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 at Our Lady of Hope Residence  1 Jeanne Jugan Lane Latham.   Gift items, handcrafted items, Christmas decorations baked goods and more.


THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY New York Homeschool and Parent Conference will be held at Mercy College 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry  

August 1 & 2  For times and more information for this free event visit www.ihmconfernecr.org or call



DAY at the DAIRY is a free, local, educational event sponsored by Dutch Hollow Farms.  It takes place on August 3rd  from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bring the family to see the farm animals,( pet a few if you wish), see milking demonstrations and more.  The farm is located at 101 Running Creek Road, Schodack Landing






Sat    7/19  4:00 Pat Burnett by Fran


                & Edward M. Crowley by the

                  Mass Ministry

                & Marilyn H. Cantwell by

                  Marie Kopcha

Sun    7/20  7:30 Isabel Heald by Regina


                & Special Intention by Paul


                & Yolanda Simon by Joe


            10:30 Karen Mosseau by Donna


                & Bill Wrigley by Mamie &

                  Pete Brahm

                & Health of Yasha Khaikin

                  by the Amyot Family

Mon    7/21 11:00 Health of Fr. John Molyn

Wed    7/23 11:00 George McDonald by the

                  Bereavement Ministry

Sat    7/26  4:00 Raymond & Frances

                  Kaminski by their family

                & Betty Moore by Marietta


Sun    7/27  7:30 Lillian Granato by the

                  Gage family

                & Kathleen Hertrich by Pat

                  Hogan & family

            10:30 Wilhelmina C. Amyot by

                  Diane Amyot

                & A Special Intention by

                  Paul Arndt

                & Health of Yasha Khaikin

                  by the Amyot Family





Next Sunday’s Readings:

1 Kings3 5, 7-72                      “Lord, I love your commands.”

Romans 8:28-30                                 

Matthew 13:44-52                                                                  



Eucharistic Bread will be baked this weekend by

Cathy Draper.

Eucharistic Bread will be baked next weekend by

Renee Hall.


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

Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Kim Bellosi, Allison, Grace & Stella Brainard, Martin Casey, Gerard Cimon, Jane DiMura, Frank Doleski, William Dupuis, Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Richard Fuerst, Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke, Elizabeth Guiden, Joanne Hanson, Michael Harrison, Owen Hogan, Susan Hollister,  Special Intention, Joanne Jakiela, Yasha Khaikin, Morey Lampson, Charlene Leach, William Lindberg, Ida Loebart,  Damian Monahan, Andrew McDermott, Melissa Ann Murray, Elizabeth Pinkowski, Paula J.Pugliese, Tim Renn, Alice Salvatore, Mr. Edward Scharfenberger, Glenn Simmons, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Linda Stallmer, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler,  and Erica Wordon.


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