CELEBRATION OF THE MINISTRY OF LECTOR/READER
All lectors, new and seasoned, from St. John’s and our sister parishes are invited and encouraged to attend.
Sunday, September 25 from 2:00 - 4:30 at St. James Church. Current lectors share your experience, continue learning about your role, learn about Sunday Celebration in Absence of Priest. New Lectors learn all about the ministry and practice. There will be an appreciation presentation of pins, and wine & cheese refreshments afterwards.
Please RSVP by September 22 to Stan Olender at
758-6388 or email@example.com
THE MONDAY NIGHT STITCHERS are gathering on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. If you have an interest in knitting or crocheting, come join us.
CAPS for CANCER – knitters & crocheters are asked to consider making caps for cancer patients. Patterns are available in the office. Your hand knitted or crocheted caps can be dropped off to the office. They will be collected and taken to a hospital in the fall.
PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY NEWSLETTER for September is available at the entrances of the church. Among the valuable information covered is also the Ministry Highlight of St. John the Baptist. Access it
online by going to Harley.firstname.lastname@example.org
BUS TRIP TO SEE FR. DAN Saturday, October 8
has a couple of seats available. Flyers are on bulletin board with details.
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 Sept. 27, from
2:30-4:00 p.m., in the rectory.
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2016 –To date: 133 families have pledged/gifted $43,683.74 to reach our goal.
$16, 003.26 to go!
Thank you to all who have been able to pledge to date.
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $5,930.20.
Same week last year was $4,039.25.
Thank you for your support.
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION will take place this Sunday, September 18, downstairs, after the 10:30 Mass.
Forms are available on the bulletin board for new students. Forms are due to the office by September 21.
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.
VIRTUS TRAINING is a must for anyone planning to participate with youth in our parish as a chaperone, driver, coach, teacher, summer lunch program, etc. Once a certificate is on file and background check is completed no additional course is required. Training will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m., or Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level gathering space. Please call the office at 758-1828 if you are planning to attend or sign-up online at rcda.org
SELLOUT OF BROOKS BARBECUE SUNDAY! Thanks to the many young people who sold tickets, and worked the dinner, as well as those adults who helped wherever needed. We are grateful to all of you who supported this fundraiser for our youth.
ANNUAL FASHION SHOW Saturday, October 15t
Noon $10.00 per person
Light lunch fare and latest fall fashions modeled by our parish family members. Tickets will be on sale after all masses next weekend and in the office.
ELVES FALL TRASH & TREASURE SALE
Saturday, October 1st 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Donations Accepted -
Tuesday thru Thursday, Sept. 27-29, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept.19 9 - Noon.
Items we do not accept are: Products that are not dishwasher safe, computer & pc products, typewriters, magazines, luggage, clothing, shoes, large furniture, air conditioners, microwaves, and sports equipment.
TRANSITION OF TABLE OF THE LORD
This Sunday, September 18, will be the last broadcast of the televised version of Table of the Lord. The Diocese will begin live streaming the Mass each week on its website (www.rcda.org), beginning Sunday, September 25, at 9:30 a.m. Please check The Evangelist, the diocesan website, and social media for more information in the coming weeks. Those with cable can watch Mass on EWTN. The Diocese will work with parishes and individuals to find solutions for those who cannot access the Mass either online or on cable. Email comments or questions to email@example.com or call 453-6618. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.
Careful the things you say
Children will listen
Careful the things you do
Children will see and learn
Children may not obey, but children will listen
Children will look to you for which way to turn
This summer, I mentioned “Into the Woods” in my homilies when it was playing at the Mac-Haydn and the words from “Children Will Listen” are coming to mind in light of all that has been going on in our communities, from the happy celebrations to the concerns for our young people at risk in so many sensitive and dangerous areas.
The presence of our young people at special occasions, such as the Memorial for Marine Private George Traver and at the September 11th commemorations, remind me how important it is to leave a lasting impression on our youth by allowing them to not only learn but fully participate in these life-turning experiences. I was so proud of the many young people who shared their gifts and talents while also opening their hearts and minds to a world in which they were not fully aware.
Our parishes are celebrating Catechetical Sunday this weekend as we begin a new season of faith formation and enrichment. What an incredible opportunity we have to build on the summer experiences of our young people and bring it into the context of our beliefs and call to discipleship. I want to thank all the families for your support and we hope to provide resources for all generations to share in the opportunities offered at your home church, your sister parishes and, of course, with those offered at the diocesan level.
The Summit on the Family at the National Shrine for the North American Martyrs in Auriesville on October 1st will be filled with opportunities for people of all ages to witness and support each other in their faith. Please consider taking your children to this sacred space and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with others working toward strengthening the family in order to live as disciples of Christ. I’ll be there and looking forward to seeing Father Dan and his new parishioners, along with people traveling from all across our Diocese. Make this a true pilgrimage!
May God bless and keep you all.
Read more: Into The Woods - Children Will Listen Lyrics | MetroLyrics
LEAF PEEPER CONCERT – Come celebrate the fall with the Shanghai String Quartet on Saturday,
September 24 at 7:00 p.m. at St. James Church.
AUTUMN DIOCESAN GATHERING 2016 – Saturday, October 22 at LaSalle Institute, Troy from 9:00 3:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker Br. F. Edward Coughlin, OFM Participate in joyful prayer, music, engaging and practical workshops. See flyer and registration form on bulletin boards or go to www.autumngathering.org.
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
Sat 9/17 4:00 Peter Avery, Jr. by Joan
& Bob Jette by Frank &
Sun 9/18 7:30 Pat Casey by Nancy Friss
& Scott Wood by the Harvey
10:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul
& Dionisio Soliva by Joann
Mon 9/19 11:00 Florence Pagkos
Wed 9/21 10:30 BARNWELL- All Are Welcome
Sat 9/24 4:00 Jim Palladino by Marietta
& Edwin Strehler by his
& George Rosenberry by the
Sun 9/25 7:30 Isabel Arndt by Paul
& Linda Boll by the Colgan
10:30 Pat Casey by Bob &
& Andrew Borsa by Steven &
Ruth Ellen Berninger
& Jeanette Nadeem by
Richard & Cathy Draper
Please keep in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for them:
Bob Babirad, 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.
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 8:4-7 If today you hear his
2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14 voice, harden not your Luke 17:5-10 hearts.
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