25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 20th/21st,
WEEKEND we celebrate Catechetical Sunday - at all Masses our celebrant will ask God’s blessing on our Catechists
who give freely of their time and talents to enrich the lives of our children. Please keep them in your prayers.
CARE MINISTERS - Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger cordially
invites everyone involved in a Pastoral Care Ministry to celebrate Mass on the
occasion of Pastoral Care Week at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,
Sunday, Oct. 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
COLLECTION for Catholic University will
take place next weekend. Please be as supportive as you can to assist in providing
scholarship aid for many students including those from our diocese. Please make checks payable to St. John
the Baptist Church, as we send one check.
NEEDED to freshen up the faith
formation classrooms downstairs. If you
can help please join John Zukowski this Tuesday, Sept.23rd at
10:00 a.m. in the church basement. Any questions call
John at 784-3196.
The ELVES wish to thank the parish for your
support of the Trash & Treasure Fall Sale.
– Our thanks, to these new volunteers who have our gardens around
the church looking neat. Their donation and planting of fall mums is a perfect
touch for the Church entrance. The group will gather on Wednesday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested is always welcome to join
NIGHT STITCHERS will gather Monday
nights at 7:00 p.m. If you have an
interest in knitting or crocheting, please join them.
MASS MINISTRIES SCHEDULE has been updated. It is available on the web page and in the
FOOD PANTRY -
Suggested items for September are, pasta sauce, cake mix, brownie mix, soup
and cereal. All items should be unopened with expiration dates in the
future. Items can be left in the bin
across from the kitchen. Thank you for
COLLECTION was $4,905.45
Same week last year was $5,045.80
Special Collection for the Middle East Humanitarian
Relief was $933.25
APPEAL UPDATE - $ 16,691.00 to go!
To date: 153 families have pledged or gifted
too late to send your gift /pledge to help us get closer to our goal.
Starting Sunday, September 28th all
elementary faith formation classes will meet from 9:15 to 10:15
FORMS for Middle and High School grades
are available on our website and at the entrances of the church. Due
before 1st day of Class
Middle School Grades - Thursday, October 2nd
High School Grades - Sunday, October 19th
keep our catechists and students in your prayers.
B- Q - MANY Thanks to all who were able to enjoy the great
chicken dinners served.
raised over $1,200.00. Special Thanks to all the volunteers. Proceeds go to the
Youth Ministry Program including support of Midnight Run taking place on Nov. 1.
COFFEE & CHOCOLATE SALE takes
place after all masses next weekend.
It is the perfect opportunity to replenish
your coffee supply or satisfy a chocolate urge.
Our group will travel to New
York City overnight on November 1st
to bring food, clothing and conversation to the street people.
Collection begins this weekend, September 20th
NEEDED - GENTLY USED,
Men’s winter coats, hooded sweatshirts, jeans, corduroy pants, hats,
gloves, sneakers and boots. All items
should be placed under the coat rack at the parking lot entrance of the church.
ELVES HARVEST SALE
October 4th & 5th
There will be
pies and other homemade goodies.
will be welcomed on Thursday, and Friday morning if you wish to help bake.
Marilyn at 758-8058
if you would
like to help.
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Sunday, October 5th
Blessing of the
All pets welcome!
For the safety of
your pet and those present please have your pet properly restrained and
St. Joseph’s Stuyvesant Falls Oct. 4th 1:00
Stottville Oct. 4th 3:00
Chatham Oct. 5th 12:00
GIRL SCOUTS, grade 2 and above are eligible to
receive special Catholic recognitions upon completion of a variety
of programs. For further information see pink flyer (with
permission slip) at entrances of the church or visit www.rcda.org
(offices/scouting/Girl Scout Award)
or call Sue B. Delp G.S. Religious Coordinator for our Service area at 758-9035
or email her at jetmetnet.com. Awards
will be given out during Mass on Girl Scout Sunday in March or at the Cathedral
in May by Bishop Scharfenberger.
Northern Columbia County Parish Mission
hosted by Saint Joseph’s Parish
14th, 15th, and 16th
until 8:30 p.m.
The topic of the three-day mission will be
“The Gift of Grace.”
evening will be an independent module focusing on a different aspect of the
same common theme:
For in depth information see hand out at the entrances of
Renowned composer of modern hymns and songs at
St. Patrick’s Church,
24 N. Washington Street, Athens, NY
Friday, Sept. 26th 7:00 p.m. “Here I am Lord”,
an evening of music
Saturday, Sept. 27th 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
“Renewing Our Call to Discipleship” an afternoon of reflection. Sponsored by the Community of Saint Patrick. Free will offering
St. Joseph Yard Sale & Church Open House
at Stuyvesant Falls
Saturday, Sept. 26th & 27th
9:00 a.m. to
Rental $10.00 - contact Rose Ann at 828-8722
House is part of the
Stuyvesant Historic House Tours
VOCATIONS – do you know someone who is thinking
about the priesthood or do you know someone you think might be called? Encourage them to meet up with other
discerners and some of our seminarians at the monthly Evening Prayer, Mass and
dinner hosted by Fr. Ligato at St. Jude’s in Wynantskill. The next one is Oct. 16th at 6:00 p.m. Question? Contact
Fr. Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by and
see him. Registration form is located at the entrances of the church.
STOP HUNGER NOW - Meal packing event takes place at the
Kinderhook Reformed Church on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00
p.m. Interested volunteers can sign up
by calling 758-6401 or go to email@example.com.
Upcoming Events - watch for details
Fashion Show – Oct. 18th
Diocesan Fall Gathering - Oct. 25th
Senior Citizen Luncheon - Oct. 28th
WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 Edward E. Crowley by the
& Irene Gage by the “Elves”
7:30 William Wrigley by the
& Frances Kaminski by
10:30 A Special Intention by
& Thomas Maher by Steven
Ruth Ellen Berninger
Mon 9/22 10:30
Constance Dempsey by her
Wed 9/24 10:30
David & Phelicia Lee
4:00 Joseph Goodine by
& Betty Moore by John &
& Rosemen St. Germaine by
7:30 Alice Gauvreau by the
& Special Intention by Paul
10:30 Joseph & Theresa Viggiano
by Donna Accuosti
& Theresa Garland & Ann
Smith by Bernadette
Campion and family
& Margaret “Peggy” Butcher
by her family
Next Sunday’s Readings:
18:25-28 “Remember your mercies, Philippians 21-11 O Lord. ”
in your prayers the sick and home bound of our parish and for those who care
Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Allison,
Grace & Stella Brainard, Alfred Carpentier, Martin Casey, Gerard Cimon, Zoe
Covey, Jane DiMura, Marian Dobert, Frank Doleski, Dorothy Drew, William Dupuis,
Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Charlie
Flatt, Richard Fuerst, Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke,
Elizabeth Guiden, 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, Anne Smith, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler,
Janet Van Leuvan and Erica Wordon.