Sunday in Ordinary Time –Oct. 3/4, 2015
ST. JOHN'S PASTORAL COUNCIL is the visioning body for the
parish and we are looking for some new representatives. We meet once a month
and set goals to help support the parish, such as increasing communication,
fostering faith formation for all parishioners, and supporting the parish's
ministries. Nominate yourself or even another parishioner. Orange nomination forms are located in the
pews and can be dropped in the collection baskets by Sunday, October 11. Each of us has been blessed with wonderful and
unique gifts; please consider sharing yours as a member of the Pastoral
THE MINISTRY FAIR was delightful and very informative.
We thank all who assisted in making it a great opportunity for parishioners
to sign up and learn more about what St. John’s has to offer.
The Winners of the Ministry Baskets:
Buildings & Grounds – Susan Zibella
Faith Formation - Nancy Kelly
Pastoral Care - Carol Kelley
Prayer & Worship - Karrie Cox
& Hospitality - Stan Olender
THE MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE
wishes to thank parishioners for their use of the Awareness Box, located across
from the kitchen. Some repairs have been
It was decided to install another railing,
across from the present one, on the inside ramp. Our thanks to a parishioner
who made a donation to partially fund the installation.
We continue to research repair of the outside,
parking lot entrance, steps and ramp.
The costs so far are high.
BISHOP ED SCHARFENBERGER comes
to Columbia County – All are invited to join him for an
afternoon of prayer, faith & discussion on Sunday, Oct.
4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Parish of the Holy
Trinity, at St. Mary’s Church, 429 E. Allen St., Hudson.
(Parking available behind the Columbia
County Courthouse) 4:30 p.m. Evening
5:00 p.m. Bishop’s presentation
by Q &A
WE NEED YOUR USED EYEGLASSES!
over 18 years we have collected used eyeglasses & sunglasses for the Lions Club.
The Lions club provides eye care & glasses to needy people around the
world. The parishioners of St. John’s, through their donations, have helped
almost 3,000 people receive eyeglasses!
recently learned that the Lions Club has a special program that serves a parish
in Haiti. That parish is a sister parish to our own St. James! So, in support
of our partners at St. James, for the next year all the glasses we collect will
be given to the Haiti program. Thank you for your continued support to this
ministry! Glasses can be placed in the bin near the kitchen.
High School Program begins this Sunday, Oct. 4
11:30 a.m. -1:00p.m.
St. John the Baptist
Annual Fashion Show
Satuday, October 17, 2015
$10.00 per person
Enjoy a light lunch and the latest
modeled by your friends and
Tickets will be on sale after all
masses next weekend and in the office.
DIOCESAN MARRIAGE JUBILEE
The 43rd Annual Marriage Jubilee Celebration, Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM
at The Cathedral of the Immaculate
Please register through your parish office or you may
Deadline is October 5th.
Anna Rose Horn, Elise Barbara Lefkovitz,
Monahan, Avery Beatrice Pawluk
grow in God’s love.
Said Farewell to:
Maureen Bonacker, Ellen Harmon, Edwin Strehler
rest in God’s peace.
They Plan To Marry
Kyle Bentley & Colleen Morgan
October 16, 2015
Garrod Beebe & Jennifer
October 23, 2015
BISHOP’S APPEAL -
To date: 160 families have pledged/gifted to reach our goal of $58,517.00 We
are closer! $7,881.32 needed
Thank you to all
who have been able to pledge to date.
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $4,297.25.
Same week last year was $4,539.57.
Catholic University Collection was
For my Pastor’s Blog this week, I thought
I would share one of my favorite quotations from Pope Francis during his
historic trip to the United States. In
his homily at the liturgy canonizing the Rev. Junípero Serra, a Spanish-born
Franciscan friar (the first canonization in the United States!), the Holy
Father reminds us what mission, Our Mission, is all about:
“Jesus sends his disciples
out to all nations. To every people. We
too were part of all those people of two thousand years ago. Jesus did not provide a short list of who is,
or is not, worthy of receiving his message, his presence. Instead, he always
embraced life as he saw it. In faces of pain, hunger, sickness and sin. In faces of wounds, of thirst, of weariness,
doubt and pity. Far from expecting a pretty life, smartly-dressed and neatly
groomed, he embraced life as he found it. It made no difference whether it was
dirty, unkempt, broken. Jesus said: Go out and tell the good news to everyone.
Go out and in my name embrace life as it is, and not as you think it should be.
Go out to the highways and byways, go out to tell the good news fearlessly,
without prejudice, without superiority, without condescension, to all those who
have lost the joy of living. Go out to proclaim the merciful embrace of the
Father. Go out to those who are burdened by pain and failure, who feel that
their lives are empty, and proclaim the folly of a loving Father who wants to
anoint them with the oil of hope, the oil of salvation. Go out to proclaim the
good news that error, deceitful illusions and falsehoods do not have the last
word in a person’s life. Go out with the ointment which soothes wounds and
FALL PLANT SWAP/SALE AND BULB SALE at the
Kinderhook Reformed Church takes place Saturday, October 10, from 8:00 a.m. -
CHRISTIAN ART OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST with additional pieces from the Byzantine,
Monastic and Bolivian Artists will take place at the Chruch of St. Joseph,
Stuyvesant on Thursday, October 22,
from 4:00 -7:00 p.m.
FOOD PANTRY – Items
always needed and appreciated. Suggested items for October are: peanut butter, cold cereal, soup, macaroni &
cheese, and canned fruit.
SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON takes place on Tuesday, October 27 at Noon. Sign up or call the office at 758-9401 by Thursday,
Our Very Special Thanks
Joe is retiring after of 26 years of service to the parish.
As Chair of the Finance Committee, he has prepared many
reports to enable our pastors to make financial decisions.
We thank him for his pie charts, budgets, suggestions, facts
and figures. Most of all, we thank him for his dedication to our parish. We hope without sharpening pencils, adding
machines, calculators and computers, he will have more time to enjoy God’s
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 Theresa Accuosti by Donna
& Nicole Tardiff by her
& Peter Avery, Jr. by his
7:30 James Berneri by Joan &
Lou Ann Berneri
& Special Intention by
10:30 Dr. Bruno E. & Wilhelmina
Amyot by Diane Amyot
& Glenn Wallace by his
Mon 10/5 11:00
Martin Casey by his
Wed 10/7 11:00 George, Katherine & John
Murynec by Myron & Luba
4:00 Robert Jenks by his
& Ellen Geary by Guy, Janis
7:30 Deceased Members of the
Stickles & McIlvain
Families by thefamily
& a Special Intention by
10:30 Roseann Purcell by Joan &
Lou Ann Berneri
& Marion Olender by Kathie
& Alice Berneri by Ann
in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for
Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi,
Andrew Borsa, Eileen Bracone, Alfred Carpentier, Charles Cotsonas, Zoe Covey,
Clarence Dennis, Marian Dobert, Beth
Drzymala, William Dupuis, Charlie Flatt, George Foutch, Dan Furey, Donald
Gaylord, Fr. Gary Gelfenbien, Elizabeth Guiden, Harry Hall, Mary Hayes, Owen
Hogan, Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard, Joanne Jakiela, Noreen Kennedy, Janet
Kerr, Pinky Laviano, Anna Le Nguyen, William Lindberg, Caroline Martone,
Marianne Martinez, Judy Martino, Connor McCagg,
Mark McIntosh, Cindy McRae, Catherine Meyers, Damian Monahan, Clarke
Morgan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia Nabozny, Madi Panfilloff, Pappalardo Family, Helen Rayve, Tim Renn,
Kathy Rosbrook, Maryann Rotter, Alice Salvatore, Max Schilling, Magdi Sidarous,
Caroline Simpson, Special Intention, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia
Rev. Ed Van Kampen, Jackie Waterhouse and Erica Wordon.
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Wisdom 7:7-11 Fill
us with your love, O Lord,
Hebrews 2:12-13 and we will sing for joy!