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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 4th/5th, 2015




SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM will take place July 6th until August 28th. The program provides a healthy lunch between 12:15 and 1:30 at the Presbyterian Church in Valatie each weekday.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - will meet next Sunday,

July 12th at 7:30 p.m. downstairs.  For membership information, please contact Jerry Minot-Scheuermann at



FOOD PANTRY – Suggested items for July are:  canned pasta meals, mayonnaise, jelly, cereal, rice sides & pudding.  All items should be unopened with expiration dates in the future.



         Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 9AM-3PM

         St. James Church in Chatham, NY

         Cost: $40/person – lunch included

See flyer at entrances of the church and contact Justine to register or for more information  at 518-986-9800  justinejrodriguez@gmail.com


BLOOD DRIVE at St. Luke’s, Thursday, July 13th from

1-7 p.m.  Call 1-800-Red Cross or Sue Delp @758-9035

or visit: redcrossblood.org


GARDEN TOUR: The St. James Haiti Ministry is planning a fundraiser to support the sister parish, St. Cecile, on Saturday, August 15th.  We would like to schedule a tour of gardens in our Northern Columbia County Parishes.  If you have a garden you would like to share with us or know of a garden you would like to nominate, please contact Donna Peterson (Chair of the Selection Committee), email: jd12017@yahoo.com.  Please include name, address, telephone number and email address. 


BREAD BAKER MINISTRY members – the new schedule has been e-mailed/mailed and is on the website.


BISHOP’S APPEAL - Return your envelope in the collection baskets or to the office. You can make your gift online, at www.TheBishopsAppeal.org  

To date: 115 families have pledged/gifted



                                                          $39,351.34                $58,517.00



Same week last year was $4,327.00



Our Parish in June


Welcomed through Baptism:

Emma Christine Arturo, Brittany Jane Gubbins, Perpetua Elizabeth Hart Relyea,

Benjamin David Gorman, Thatcher Julian Gorman


May they grow in God’s love.





Games              EVEREST!              Snacks

Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power


             July 13th - 17th       9 a.m. - noon

                   Kindergarten - 6th grade.

Cost is $30.00

Last week to register.  Call the office or take a

registration form on the ramp bulletin board.





Friday, August 14th

at Olde Kinderhook Golf Club

9:00 a.m. registration

Shot Gun Start at 10:00 a.m.


Fee is $95.00 per person includes:

Round of golf with cart

Continental breakfast

Lunch at the turn with beer and soda

Dinner following at St John’s church

Money awards and raffle prizes

Hole in one prizes include a car from                     Kinderhook Toyota,

A one-week vacation in Hilton Head, and clubs.


Registration forms are on the ramp bulletin board display.


 GREEN CONTRIBUTION FORMS are available for those who wish to support the event but do not play golf.


Donations in memory / honor of someone

The purchase of a flag

The purchase of a golf cart

The purchase of a tee

or be a Patron.


All contributions are tax deductible and support Youth Ministry programs like the Baccalaureate, NCYC, Midnight Run, VBS & others.




July 8th 1:30 p.m.  at St. John  and

July 9th 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph

    Movie - Of Gods and Men The true story of a  

    monastery of Trappist monks in Algeria.

July 16th  6:30 p.m.  at St. Joseph, Stuyvesant

    Movie – I Confess (a 1953 classic by A. Hitchcock,

     M. Clift & A. Baxter) Murder, priesthood and the 

     Sacrament of Reconciliation come together.

July 20th – 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     Pilgrimage of Prayer for Consecrated Life with  

     prayer mass and conference at the Shrine of the

     North American Martyrs in Auriesville.  Registration  

     by contacting:  rosemary.cuneo@rcda.org




Pastor’s Blog,

            I am excited for the events that will be taking place at our parishes in the coming weeks, some of which are being sponsored by the entire Catholic Community of Northern Columbia County.

            The first one is centered at St. James in honor of our upcoming 150th anniversary on September 13th.  We will be having an informal wine and cheese celebration after the 5:30 pm liturgy on July 25th in honor of the Feast Day of our patron, St. James.  Please plan on joining us.

            Second, on July 19th at St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls, the Mexican musical group “The Villalobos Brothers” will be presenting a free concert after the 12:00 Mass.  Originally from Xalapa, Mexico, the band has played everywhere from their hometown to Carnegie Hall, and have provided music for movie soundtracks.  Join us for this afternoon of music, and refreshments and religious articles will also be for sale.

            Third, join us for a Day of Centering Prayer at St. John the Baptist on Saturday, July 25th from

 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., when we will learn and practice the basics of the Centering Prayer method.  I am grateful to the family of Kathleen Hamilton Gerardi for donating the cost of our guest presenter in her memory.  This will be an excellent way for the friends and family members of our extended community to learn and pray together.

            Likewise, St. James will be hosting a Cantor Workshop with clinician Joe Simmons on August 8th, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  I plan on fully participating at the Centering Prayer event and will support the cantor event in spirit.  I don't want to drive away the talent of those coming together for “praying twice” (that is, singing).

            Also, don’t forget this week’s movie for the Year for Consecrated Life: Academy Award Nominee Of God’s and Men, Wednesday July 8th, 1:30 p.m. at

St. Joseph, & Thursday, July 9th, 6:30 p.m. at St. John. Based on the true story of Trappist brothers in Algeria in the ‘90s, it’s in French and Arabic with English subtitles, and rated PG-13 for some violence, but gives quite a nice insight into their life.

            And of course, our other big collaborative effort is Vacation Bible School, being held at St. John’s each morning July 13th – 17th, 9:00 - noon.  See Ruth Ellen, Lisanne, or Angelique to find out more.

            God bless you.      






Sat   7/4   4:00 John Ignazio by Janet


               & Ruth O’Bryan by the Elves

               & Martin Casey by Pat Casey

Sun   7/5   7:30 Lena Graziano by Guy,

                 Janis and family

               & Alice Berneri by Eileen


           10:30 A Special Intention by

                 Paul Arndt

               & Dr. Bruno E. Amyot by

                 Diane Amyot

Mon   7/6  11:00 Barbara Belsky by her


Wed   7/8  11:00 Irene Gage by


Sat   7/11  4:00 Roseann Purcell by 

                 Marietta Friess                    

               & Mary Rutherford by Regina


Sun   7/12  7:30 Dolly Bogardus by Jeannie

                 & Shane Wenz

               & A Special Intention by

                 Paul Arndt         

           10:30 Glenn Wallace by Steve &

                 Ruth Ellen Berninger

               & Andrew Kennedy by his





Next Sunday’s Readings:                                

Amos 7:12-15                         Lord, let us see your kindness,

Ephesians 1:13-14                       and grant us your salvation.

Mark 6:7-13                                 


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

Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad,  Kim Bellosi, Andrew Borsa, Eileen Bracone, Alfred Carpentier, Charles Cotsonas, Zoe Covey, Clarence Dennis, Jane DiMura, Marian Dobert, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Charlie Flatt,  Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Fr. Gary Gelfenbien, Elizabeth Guiden, Mary Hayes, Owen Hogan, Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard, Joanne Jakiela, Janet Kerr, Pinky Laviano, Anna Le Nguyen, William Lindberg, Caroline Martone, Marianne Martinez, Connor McCagg,  Catherine Meyers, Damian Monahan, Clarke Morgan, Melissa Ann Murray, Madi Panfilloff,  Helen Rayve, Tim Renn, Kathy Rosbrook, Maryann Rotter, Rita Ryan, Alice Salvatore, Helen Schneider, Magdi Sidarous, Caroline Simpson, Special Intention, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler, Lyn Vail, Jackie Waterhouse, and Erica Wordon.





Eucharistic Bread was baked this weekend by

Susan Hollister.

Eucharistic Bread will be baked next weekend by

Sandy Tardiff.


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