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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Aug 27/28, 2016
 
PARISH
 
THE CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL will take place this weekend.  This appeal supports the essential ministries, including seminary education and lay ministry training in dioceses throughout the United States. Make checks payable to St. John the Baptist Church, as we send one check to the diocese. There will be a second pass of the basket.
 
THE PEOPLE’S PRAYER, a show scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, 8p.m. at the Valatie Community Theatre, welcomes musicians and singers from local parishes to perform a spiritual piece.  Interested?  Call Remi Gaylord at 758-6926.  It is a fundraiser for the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry. 
 
ALIGHT BABY BOTTLE COIN DRIVE ends next weekend.  Please return bottles to the office.  Thank you.
 
 

 
   

 
CLOTH13
COMMUNITY YARD SALE
 
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Saturday, September 10
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. John’s Parking Lot
Food & beverages will be available.
Table rental – $10.00
Please call Chris Anderson at 469-1916
 
FOOD PANTRY – Suggested items for September are:  cold cereal, dinner helpers, canned vegetables, pasta sides and canned fruit.  Thank you.
 
NEVER ALONE Grief Support Group meetings are on Tuesdays.  Next gathering is Aug 30, from 2:30-4:00 p.m., in the rectory.  For more information please call the office at 758-9401.
 
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $4,647.20.
Same week last year was $4,870.25.
Thank you for your support.
 
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2016 – Have you considered your donation?  
To date: 128 families have pledged/gifted $43,138.74 to reach our goal.                                                      
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
                                                                           $59,687.00
                             $16, 548.26 to go!
Thank you to all who have been able to pledge to date.
 
 
 
FAITH FORMATION
 
 
CLASS SCHEDULE
 
Elementary Program begins Sunday, Sept. 25
                      9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Middle School Program begins Thursday, Oct. 6
                      7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
High School Program begins Sunday, Oct 16
                    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
 
 
                BROOKS BAR-B-QUE
 
Sunday, September 11    4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
 
Tickets available after all Masses or in the office.
 
Advance tickets $10.00 ($2.00 more at the door)
Takeout Available
 
Get your tickets early!!
 
 
0826SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION
                                    ENDS LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Items needed
dry erase markers               solid color folders 
loose leaf paper                    binders                  
 
Drop your donations in the box marked School Supplies by the coat rack or at the office. There are also handouts posted with grade requirements.
  
 
LUNCH & MASS TRIP WITH FR. DAN
Saturday, October 8
Yankee Trails Coach Bus trip to St. Paul the Apostle begins at 10 a.m. at St. John’s.  Leaving promptly.  First stop at Brook’s House of Bar-B-Q for lunch with Fr. Dan from 12 noon till 2:00 p.m.
Next stop is St Paul the Apostle, in Hancock, arriving at approximately  3:00 p.m.  Mass at 4:00 p.m.
Departure is at 5:30 p.m. arriving at St. John’s at 8:30 p.m.
  
                             Seats are limited
Cost of trip includes transportation, meal choice, tax & gratuity.
 $52 Chicken or $54 Chicken & Rib combo.
 Meal includes baked potato, coleslaw, roll, beverages & dessert.
Reservations and payment a must by 8/31
Call Mark at 784-9201 after 4
Or email mtibbitts22@gmail.com

Payment instructions-
Please use a separate envelope for the collection basket at your parish marked Trip to Fr. Dan or send to St. John the Baptist, 1025 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, NY 12184
Check made out to St. John the Baptist Church, notation Trip to Fr. Dan
 
 
Pastor’s Blog.
     My heart goes out to all veterans and families this weekend as our community plans on hosting a special funeral service at St. James this Sunday for George H. Traver, the Marine whose remains were identified nearly seventy three years after his heroic death in the Pacific.  His passing was commemorated by a second Purple Heart and the amazing story that brings him to his final resting place is truly remarkable.  Please keep his loved ones in your prayers who have never forgotten his legacy as well as those who serve us so courageously for our freedom and wellbeing.  
     As the summer winds down, we will be sharing exciting news in the coming weeks.  I appreciate everyone’s support, especially those who are preparing for Faith Formation and other activities that will begin  in the coming weeks.  I want to alert people especially to the commemorations of the tragic fifteen year anniversary of September 11th that will be held at various times and places in our community.  Watch for more information about other opportunities that are being offered in the Diocese as well, including The Summit on the Family which will be held at the Auriesville Shrine on Saturday, October 1st.  All Catholic Families are invited to a day of “family fun, Catholic devotions, and insights into joy-filled family life. There is literally something for everyone!”
     It is not too late to sign up for our trip to see Father Dan the following week on October 8th.  This excursion will not only show love and support for him but I feel will be a wonderful community builder.  The deluxe coach will be comfortable and while you’ll want to enjoy the foliage, movies and other entertainment will help the trip go by quickly.  We are offering this at cost, with deep discounts for the Brooks Barbecue because of the group rate.  Please contact the offices or the coordinator of the event, Mark Tibbitts (784-9201) for more information.  We have to reserve by this Wednesday, August 31st so please take advantage of this opportunity.  If you cannot commit, indicating your level of interest might make the difference as to whether we move forward with our plans since we need to fill the bus to make this possible.
      Speaking of Father Dan, I have to let you know I felt like a proud father at his wonderfully poignant installation as pastor of St. Paul the Apostle in Hancock.  His new parish family is already showing him love, respect, and appreciation.  Let us continue to keep each other in prayer.  God bless you all.
 
Father George
 
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
 
Sat   8/27        4:00 Norman Tardiff by Terry
                                Maul & Sharon Hall
                            & Edwin Strehler by Regina
                                Boyce 
Sun   8/28      7:30 Howard E. Van Hoesen by
                               the staff
                           & Rose Marie Thomas by
                              Gerry Weismantel
                    10:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul
                              Arndt
                          & Louise & Leo Bossie by
                              Richard & Cathy Draper
Mon   8/29 11:00 Jeanne Steuer by Steven
                             and Ruth Ellen Berninger
Wed   8/31 11:00 Ellen Harmon by friends
                        & Ann Neary by her family
Sat   9/3       4:00 Elmer Allen by Marietta
                             Friess
                        & Eugene Petrillo by
                            Marilyn & Regina
Sun   9/4    7:30 Mary Rutherford by
                           Charles & Andrea 
                           Rutherford
                       & Barbara Nelson by her
                           family
                10:30  Frank Gashel by his
                           family
                       & Isabel Arndt by Paul
                          Arndt
                       & Anthony Torchia by Frank
                           & Eileen McHugh-Szpessy
 
 
Please keep in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for them:  
Bob Babirad, Lou Ann Berneri, Eileen Bracone, Raymond Burdick, Fran Campeta, Alfred Carpentier, Sandra Critelli, Stephanie de Lancastre, Michael Doyle, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Michele Ford, Mary Fleming, Donald Gaylord, Janet Gregory, Thomas Gregory, Mary Hayes, Holden Hills, 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, 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.
 
 
Next Sunday’s Readings:              
Wisdom 9:13-18b                   In every age, O Lord,
Philemon 9-10, 12-17         you have been our refuge.
Luke 14:1, 25-33                                          

 

   21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Aug 20/21, 2016
 
PARISH

 THE CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL will take place next weekend.  One way that this appeal works to support home mission dioceses in the United States is by supporting seminarian formation in poor dioceses.  The blessing of seminarians places a financial burden on these dioceses, because educating each seminarian costs $35-40 thousand per year.  Your support is need for these young men so that they might go back and serve their parishes.  Please continue to strengthen the church at home.  Make checks payable to St. John the Baptist Church, as we send one check to the diocese
 
ALIGHT BABY BOTTLE COIN DRIVE ends Labor Day weekend.  Please return bottles to the office.  Thank you.
 
LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are always needed.  We encourage you to consider a role in these Mass ministries. Please contact Kathie at
758-1546, or the office at 758-9401, if interested.
 

 
  CLOTH13
 
Community Yard Sale
 
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Saturday, September 10
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. John’s Parking Lot
Food & beverages will be available.
Table rental – $10.00
Please call Chris Anderson at 469-1916
 
FOOD PANTRY – Suggested items for August are:  canned tuna, cold cereal, dinner helper, pancake mix, pancake syrup and canned fruit.  Thank you.
 
NEVER ALONE Grief Support Group meetings are on Tuesdays.  Next gathering is Aug 30, from 2:30-4:00 p.m., in the rectory.  For more information please call the office at 758-9401.
 
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $4,066.50.
Same week last year was $3,503.10.
Thank you for your support.
 
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2016 – Have you considered your donation?  
To date: 128 families have pledged/gifted $43,138.74 to reach our goal.                                                      
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
                                                                           $59,687.00
                             $16, 548.26 to go!
Thank you for participating.
 
FAITH FORMATION
 
COMPONENTS OF YOUTH MINISTRY – this meeting led by Mary Harrison is for adults or teenagers interested in learning more about this topic.  It takes place at St. James on Monday, August 22 from 6-8:00 p.m. at St. James.
 
 
BROOKS BAR-B-QUE
 
Sunday, September 11
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
 
Tickets available after all Masses
 
Advance tickets $10.00
($2.00 more at the door)
 
Takeout Available
 
Get your tickets early!!
 
 
0826SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION
ENDS LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Items needed
Dry erase markers      folders               loose leaf paper
1½” binders                  erasers               pens/pencils
black flare pens            glue                   pencil cases
children’s scissors         markers              post its
           composition books         solid color folders                          
 
Drop your donations in the box marked School Supplies by the coat rack or at the office. There are also handouts posted with grade requirements.
 
 
LUNCH & MASS TRIP WITH FR. DAN
Saturday, October 8th
Bus trip to St. Paul the Apostle begins at 10 a.m. at St. John’s.  Leaving promptly. First stop at Brook’s House of Bar B Q for lunch with Fr. Dan from 12 noon till 2:00 p.m.
Next stop is St Paul the Apostle, in Hancock, arriving at approximately at 3 p.m.  Mass at 4 p.m.
Departure is at 5:30 p.m. arriving at St. Johns at 8:30 p.m.
 
Cost of trip includes transportation, meal choice, tax & gratuity.
 $52 Chicken or $54 Chicken & Rib combo.
 Meal includes baked potato, coleslaw, roll, beverages & dessert.
Seats are limited.
Reservations and payment a must by 8/31
calling Mark at 784-9201 after 4
Or email mtibbitts22@gmail.com
Payment instructions-
Please use a separate envelope for the collection basket at your parish marked Trip to Fr. Dan or send to St. John the Baptist, 1025 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, NY 12184
Check made out to St. John the Baptist Church, notation Trip to Fr. Dan
 
 
Pastor’s Blog,
 You will all be in my thoughts and prayers this weekend as I get away for a couple of days; first, to attend Fr. Dan’s installation and then to see some college friends over the weekend.  I’ll be back late Saturday or Sunday but we were fortunate for priest coverage that it gives me a bit of a break.  I am so looking forward to seeing Fr. Dan, especially in light of our beautiful celebration for the Feast of the Assumption last Monday.  We truly had a wonderful representation of our churches and I was particularly excited that the extended community that composes our parishes was able to meet Fr. Jorge Reyes who has truly been a blessing not only for our Spanish-speaking community but for all of us.  As we continue to work and pray together, I see our future truly being bright and spiritually healthy.
     Beginning in September, we will be having a change in the liturgy schedule at the Church of St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls which will, of course, impact us as a whole.  After the first two weeks of doubling up to avoid confusion, the 9:00 am liturgy will move to 10:30 am in order to accommodate the Faith Formation schedule as well as keep the earlier morning mass crowd more connected to our later Spanish speaking mass.  Before the changes, there was an hour between the end of one liturgy and the beginning of the next which was perfect for the hour Sunday sessions in between that were complimented by a social hour of food and refreshments.  We attempted to reduce the amount of sessions in half and have our youth meet for two hours but that was a strain on many involved.  Because of Father Jorge’s liturgical schedule at other liturgies, we have had to move that liturgy time to 12:30 p.m.   Another reason for changing the liturgy to 10:30 instead of its former time was to accommodate the 9 am liturgy that remains at St. James.  Please be as patient with us with this change and now we will always try to offer as much as we can with the resources at hand.  Please remember with the beginning of online giving and our sending envelopes back to the parish where people support, your offertory donations can go to the parish of your choosing, wherever you might worship a specific week.
     Thank you all for your support.  God bless you. 
 
 Father George.
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
 
Sat   8/20         4:00 Ralph Barker by Jim
                                 Barker
                             & Jim Palladino by
                                 St. John’s Elves
Sun   8/21        7:30 Greg Foster by his family
                             & Isabel Arndt by Paul
                                 Arndt
                      10:30 John F. Putnam by Mary
                                Ann Allen
                            & Felipe & Francisca Soliva
                                by Joanna Rectazo &          
                                family
Mon   8/22   11:00 NO Mass
Wed   8/24   11:00 Shayley Estes by Stephen
                                                        & Ruth Ellen Berninger
Sat   8/27      4:00 Norman Tardiff by Terry
                             Maul & Sharon Hall
                         & Edwin Strehler by Regina
                             Boyce 
Sun   8/28   7:30 Howard E. Van Hoesen by
                            the staff
                        & Rose Marie Thomas by
                            Gerry Weismantel
                   11:00 Isabel Arndt by Paul
                            Arndt
                         & Louise & Leo Bossie by
                            Richard & Cathy Draper
  
Please keep in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for them:  
Bob Babirad, Lou Ann Berneri, Eileen Bracone, Fran Campeta, Alfred Carpentier, Sandra Critelli, Stephanie de Lancastre, Michael Doyle, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Michele Ford, Mary Fleming, Donald Gaylord, Janet Gregory, Thomas Gregory, Mary Hayes, Holden Hills, Nancy Kelly, Cathy Kelly–Owitz, Noreen Kennedy, Dennis Knoll, Cynthia Larm, 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, 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.
 
Mary Ann Lizzi wishes to send her thanks for your prayers,  She is doing much better.
 
Next Sunday’s Readings:             
Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29            God, in your goodness
Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a      you have made a home for
Luke 14:1, 7-14                                  the poor.          

 

 Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary
and God’s continued blessing
to
Lee & Jean Norton


 

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