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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Oct. 22 & 23, 2016
SPECIAL COLLECTION for World Missions, Propagation of the Faith will be taken this weekend, October 22 & 23.  This special appeal provides Pope Francis with funds he needs to help our missions.  Please make checks payable to St. John the Baptist Church as we send one check to the Diocese.
FATHER JACK MOLYN will address Christianity in its diversity throughout the ages in his talk entitled:
Who Do You Say That I Am:
Takin’ It To The Streets
This Sunday, October 23, at 3:00 pm at St. James

                  St. James                     8:00 am
                                                      5:30 pm
                  St. Joseph
                        Stuy Falls              9:00 am
                        Stottville                4:00 pm

                  St. John                     11:00 am

                 St. James                         8:00 am
                 St. Joseph
                           Stuy Falls              9:00 am
                 St. John                         11:00 am
                                                         7:00 pm
SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON on Tuesday, October 25, at noon. Enjoy a meal of roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade applesauce, roll & dessert. 
ELVES PIE SALE – October 29 & 30 after all Masses.
NEVER ALONE Grief Support Group meetings are on Tuesdays.   Next gathering is this Tuesday, October 25  from 2:30 p.m-4:00 p.m., in the rectory. 
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will be having their Charities & Benevolent sale (which assists our youth program and religious aid for the Armed Forces) and the Religious Christmas Cards sale (which benefits the Seminarian Educational Fund) next weekend  October 29/30. 
                Wounded Warriors Breakfast November 6
Same week last year was $4,172.51.
Thank you for your support.
10th grade begins this Sunday, October 23
11:30 a.m.– 1:15 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAKE SALE this weekend after all Masses to benefit the Midnight Run.
Many Thanks to all involved with the Fashion Show.  It was fun for who participated.
Adults & High School Youth will travel to NYC November 5 /6 to deliver warm clothes and food to the street people of New York City.
                     DONATIONS NEEDED:
Gently used coats, jeans, sweatshirts: sizes M-XL
           Sneakers: sizes 9-12
  NEW  Hats, gloves, tube socks, men’s underwear
               Unused small soaps and shampoos
     Boxes will be on the ramp until October 30 .  
Leftover Halloween chocolate?
Bring it by Thursday, Nov. 3 and
place it on the kitchen counter.
Food Crew needed to prepare sandwiches on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11:00 a.m.
Please call Donna @758-1828
MEMORIAL WALL OF CROSSES, the Bereavement Ministry of St. John the Baptist has announced a new way to remember beloved parishioners when they pass on to New Life.  Beginning All Souls’ Day, a Memorial Wall of Crosses will bear the names of those who have celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial or Memorial Service at St. John the Baptist Church.  On the day of the liturgy, the cross will be placed on the wall above the votive candles.  In most cases this will be done by a family member or close friend.  The cross bearing the individual’s name will remain on the Memorial Wall for one year.  On the first anniversary of the person’s passing, the cross will be removed and sent to the family or a designated friend.  We hope that these signs of remembrance will bring peace and consolation to those closely connected and to the entire community.
Pastor’s Blog:
     In the coming weeks we will be celebrating the Feast of All Saints and All Souls.  In my mind this is an interesting transition into the heart of the Autumn Season as we approach the winter one, slowing down and taking a moment to remember those who have influenced and inspired us on our spiritual journey.  We encourage everyone to join us for the joint service of our parishes
 7 pm Wednesday evening at St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie.   We will call to mind all those who have passed away this year.   Lists are being compiled from our registries which record those who have had funerals in our churches.  We encourage you to submit the names of others who have passed away this year so that we can remember them as well.  These names could include your friends and family members as well as others with ties to our communities.   Please don’t assume others will be submitting names on their behalf  by calling the office.  All are Welcome.  Come and commemorate our faithful departed.
    While we encourage as many people as possible to join us for our joint celebration, we will be adding and changing our weekday liturgies the first week of November to accommodate All Souls, as well as All Saints which is a Holy Day of Obligation.  On Tuesday, November 1st, we will be having our regularly scheduled liturgies at 8:00 am  (St. James) and 9:00 am (St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls) while adding an 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist, a 4:00 pm at St. Joseph in Stottvile and a 5:30 pm at St. James in Chatham which will precede several scheduled meetings.  On All Soul’s Day, we add an 8:00 a.m. at St. James and an 9:00 am at St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls as well as the regularly scheduled 11:00 am liturgy at St. John the Baptist in Valatie.   (Please note that the Friday liturgy at St. James will be replaced by a prayer service.)  Again, we encourage as many as possible to celebrate the All Souls’ Liturgy at 7:00 pm at St. John the Baptist which will remember all those who have passed away this year.  God bless you all, and may God bless all of those who have gone before us.
Sat  10/22  4:00    Dorothy Strout by her
Sun  10/23  7:30  Warren Delp by his family
                        & For the health of Pam       
                            Polashenski by the walking
                       & Charles Cotsonas by Rhea
                  10:30 Consorcio Rectazo by
                            Joann & family
                       & Jane & Warren Wills by
                           Chris Wills
                       & Isabel Arndt by Paul
Mon  10/24   11:00 Ann Neary by her family
Wed  10/26   11:00 Paul Winslow by Steven &
                                RuthEllen Berninger
Sat  10/29       4:00 Jim Palladino by Steven &
                                RuthEllen Berninger
                            & Carol Tansey by Fred &
                                Kathy Smith
Sun  10/30  7:30     Cindy Engel by her
                                husband, Paul
                          & Isabel Arndt by Paul Arndt
                  10:30   John F. Putnam, Jr. by
                               MaryAnn Allen
                           & Elmer Allen by Mamie &
                               Donald Brahm
Next Sunday’s Readings:             
Wisdom 11:22 – 12:2          I will praise
2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2         your name forever,
Luke 19:1-10                                my king and my God.

Please keep in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for them:  
Bob Babirad, Jim Barker, Jennifer Beebe, Eileen Bracone, Raymond Burdick, Fran Campeta, Alfred Carpentier, Ann Lynn Connally, Sandra Critelli, Stephanie de Lancastre, Fr. Bob deLeon, Michael Doyle, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Michele Ford, Mary Fleming, Donald Gaylord, Janet Gregory, Mary Hayes, Nancy Kelly, Cathy Kelly–Owitz, Noreen Kennedy, Dennis Knoll,  Pinky Laviano, William Lindberg, Ann MacIntyre, Mark McIntosh, Marianne Martinez, Judy Martino, Caroline Martone, Jeffrey Miller, Damian Monahan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia Nabozny, Raymond Novak, JoAnn O’Shea, Pappalardo Family, David Picchione, Pam Polashenski, Tim Renn, Rosemarie Rizzo, Rita Ryan, Alice Salvatore, Eileen Scott, Maddi Sidarous, Ralph Sitcer, Katy Smith, Special Intentions, Sean Spicer, Judy St. Onge, Charles Stickles, Kevin Sutton, Nancy Taggart Turgeon, Matthew West, Carol Wisenhunt, Erica Wordon, and Paul Worlock.


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