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21th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 23rd/24th, 2014

 

PARISH

 

From the Pastor’s Desk,

      As your new pastor, I am already humbled and blessed by the outpouring of time, talent and treasure by the members of all our parishes.  It has motivated me to give of myself and so I am going to be making additional donations to the Bishop’s Appeal in addition to the commitment I have already made toward the goal of my former parish.    Please join me in this important endeavor.  I truly believe that this is an appeal not ‘by’ the Bishop but ‘to’ the Bishop as he is called to shepherd us and take care of our flock.

      The Diocese of Albany responds to, and delivers, God’s message in the incredible works, services and programs that we provide for through the Bishop’s Appeal.  We not only directly benefit ourselves but we are given this marvelous opportunity to join in the Mission of the Church.  By supporting our programs and services, you help us to evangelize and carry out our mission of charity, love and good works.  You help educate and catechize people of every age, especially our young, and encourage them to share their faith, gifts and talents.   You help us share the sacraments, feed the hungry, satisfy the thirst for justice, shelter the homeless, console the mourning, and renew the broken-hearted.  You help us provide chaplains in hospitals, colleges and prisons.  You provide the resources needed to foster vocations and form our seminarians.  In so many, countless ways, you help the Church ‘be church’ for those seeking and serving Christ.

      God bless you and thank you for your generosity and support.

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL - Nomination sheets are at the entrances of the church.  Please return them to the office by this Monday, August 25h.  The nominated parishioners will need to attend an Information meeting on September 8th at 7:00 p.m. and a Discernment meeting on September 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Parish Picnic was wonderful! There was plenty of good food, laughter, conversation and children at play.  We thank Sue Seymour for coordinating the picnic and for all those who assisted. Look for phots on Facebook

 

 

Special Collection for Catholic Home Missions will take place this weekend.  Please 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.

 

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $5,332.41

Same week last year was $4,490.75

Feast of the Assumption was $668.00

Free Summer Lunch Program for Kids Collection was $663.13

 

FAITH FORMATION

 

REGISTRATION FORMS have been mailed.  Forms  for Kindergarten and new students are at the entrances of the church or call the office at 758-1828. They are also available on our web site under faith formation.  Please return forms or contact the office as soon as possible.

GRADES Kindergarten through Grade 5 will begin

September 14th.

 

COLLEGE STUDENTS – Have a great Year!!!!!

Remember, we want to keep in touch.  Please send us your snail mail and your e-mail addresses as soon as you are settled whether you are living at home or away.

 

                                School Supplies Collection  

                                 ends Labor Day weekend 

 

Items still needed

backpacks                  crayons             yellow highlighters         

1 ½” view binders     pocket folders without prongs                      pens/pencils                glue sticks         markers                                                                                

 

If you wish to make a monetary donation it will be used to buy the needed supplies.  Please make checks payable to St. John the Baptist marked – School Supplies.

Drop your donations into the box marked school supplies across from the kitchen or to the office.

 

 

BROOKS BAR- B- Q

Plan your Sunday dinner for

Sunday, Sept.14th

 

Tickets available after masses and in the office

$10.00 Adults,   $9.00 Child

($1.00 more at the door)

½ chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll, dessert, drink

 

Community Yard Sale

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Saturday, September 6th

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

St. John’s Parking Lot

Hot breakfast & lunch items will be available.

Table rental – $10.00

Please call Chris Anderson at 469-1916

 

FOOD PANTRY - Suggested items for August are canned peaches or pears, cold cereals, baked beans, spaghetti sauce, pasta sides, dinner helpers and jelly. All items should be unopened with expiration dates in the future.  Items can be left in the bin across from the kitchen.  Thank you for your donations.

 

ALight BABy bottle coin drive – Please return the bottle which you picked up, to the office, before Labor Day.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

BISHOP’S APPEAL

$ 18,841.00 to go!

 

To date: 146 families have pledged or gifted $38,529.00  

 

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                                                   $38,529.00                      $57,370.00

 

Has your gift /pledge gotten us closer to our goal?

 

 

“PROPHETS OF A FUTURE NOT OUR OWN”

Presented by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

Thursday, September 18th 7:00 p.m.

at St. Joseph Provincial House Chapel.

 Advance tickets $20    $25 at the door.

 For reservations contact 783-3616 or 453-6625

Book signing and reception following the presentation

 

CURSILLO WEEKEND – Ladies:  Are you interested in expanding your relationship our Lord and his Church?

Consider attending the women’s Cursillo weekend, Thursday, evening, October 30th through Sunday, afternoon November 2, 2014 at the Dominican Retreat Center in Niskayuna, NY.  Deacon Warren will be the Spiritual Director. Fr. Frank O’Connor, Sr. Betsy VanDeusen and Deacon Marty Beckman will be participating.  Complete details about Cursillo and the weekend may be found at www.natl-cursillo.org/albany/ or call Warren at 672-7185.  He will be glad to answer any question you many have. 

 

DIOCESAN MARRIAGE JUBILEE CELEBRATION  Save The Date  Saturday, November 8th, 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th or other

special wedding anniversaries are invited to attend

this celebration.  Bishop Edward Sharfenberger will celebrate the Liturgy and greet couples and their guests at a reception in the gather area immediately following Mass.  Please register in our parish office 758-9401 by Oct. 30th.

 

DIOCESAN Announcement- Sexual Abuse is a sin and a crime.  The Dioceses of Albany urges all who suspect sexual abuse of a minor by a member of the clergy, church employee or volunteer, to report this to a local law enforcement agency or district attorney’s office.  Additional information for reporting may be found at

http://www.rcda.org/ReportSexualAbuse.

You may also contact the Diocesan Assistance Coordinator, Theresa Rodrigues, at 518 453-6646 or assistance.corrdinator@rcda.org.

 

AGE WISE - a series of 30 minute programs presented by the Albany Guardian Society and WMHT. These episodes take a realistic and optimist look at aging.  The first episode “Where You Live” airs Tuesday, August 26th at 7:30 p.m. 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE

 

Sat    8/23  4:00 Ralph Barker by son, Jim

                & Deceased Members of the

                  Shields Family by Fran

                  Shields

                & Billy Wrigley by friends

Sun    8/24  7:30 Frances Kaminski by the

                  Berneri Family

                & Irene Gage by the Berneri

                  Family

                & Angelo & Cocettea

                  Chiarello by their family

            10:30 George McDonald by Mary

                  Margaret Cronin

                & A Special Intention by

                  Paul Arndt

Mon    8/25 11:00 For the Health of             

                  Barbara Prezdpelski by

                 her family

Wed    8/27 11:00 A Special Intention

Sat    8/30  4:00 Maurice O’Brien by

                  Dorothy McVeigh

                & Loretta Rogers by the

                  Communion Ministers to

                  Barnwell

                & Pauline Morris by Bob &

                  Jan Mainello  

Sun    8/31  7:30 Isabel Heald by Cecylia

                  Brzuska & Mariolla Pratt

                & Steve Stupak by Norm &

                  Pat Jones

                & Special Intention by Paul

                  Arndt

           10:30  Theresa Accusoti                  

                  by Donna Accuosti

                & Betty Moore by Mamie &

                  Pete Brahm            

 

 

 

Next Sunday’s Readings:

Jeremiah 20: 79                   “My soul is thirsting for you,

Romans 12:1-2                                 O Lord my God.”

Matthew 16:21-27                                 

 

 

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

Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Allison, Grace & Stella Brainard, Alfred Carpentier, Martin Casey, Gerard Cimon, Jane DiMura, Marian Dobert,

 Frank Doleski, Dorothy Drew, William Dupuis, Marion Endryck, Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Charlie Flatt, Richard Fuerst, Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke, Elizabeth Guiden,  Michael Harrison, Owen Hogan, Susan Hollister,  Special Intention,  Joanne Jakiela,, Morey Lampson,  William Lindberg, Ida Loebart, Damian Monahan, Andrew McDermott, Melissa Ann Murray,

Don Norton, Madi Panfilloff,  Elizabeth Pinkowski, Barbara Prezdpelski, Paula J. Pugliese, Tim Renn, Alice Salvatore, Mr. Edward Scharfenberger, Glenn Simmons, Anne Smith, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Linda Stallmer, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler,  Janet Van Leuvan and Erica Wordon.

 

 




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