26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 27th/28th,
From the Pastor,
I want to thank Fr.
Jack Molyn, as well as Fr. Dan for celebrating the liturgies with you all this
weekend. I returned to my former parish for two weddings as well as my
Farewell Celebration on Sunday. I really feel like I have been
living in two separate worlds these last two months and while it is difficult
to say goodbye to people I care so much about, it is also a blessing to feel so
much at home and supported by an incredible community composed of such awesome
As important as it is to say goodbye, it
is also important to say hello. It is a beautiful tradition to have a
formal installation of the new pastor and I am proud that we are going to be
doing things a little differently in order to acknowledge each of
the parishes represented. More details will follow but save the
date! On the last weekend of October, Saturday the 25th and Sunday the
26th, we will have a ceremony that will be divided into four parts. You
are welcome to attend all or part of the services that are convenient for you.
An installation service does not
just focus on the pastor but on all elements of parish life, including many of
the symbols and sacred objects that are part of our church. The prayers
have been developed and we will adapt them in order to share parts in each of
our churches in what might resemble a 'progressive dinner party'. Tentatively,
we will begin in Stottville, surrounding the 4 pm Vigil Mass and then on the
next day we will begin after the Spanish liturgy in Stuyvesant Falls and then
move to Valatie and Chatham.
No set plans have been made but we
will have more info next week. God bless you, all!
SECOND COLLECTION for Catholic University will take place this weekend. Please be as supportive
as you can to assist in providing scholarship aid for many students including
those from our diocese. Please make
checks payable to St. John the Baptist Church, as we send one check. There will be a second pass of the basket.
Hotaling & Brett Strock
the Pocona Lake Preserve Chapel
COLLECTION was $4,221.00
Same week last year was $5,195.50
APPEAL UPDATE - $ 16,691.00 to go!
To date: 153 families have pledged or gifted
too late to send your gift/pledge to help us get closer to our goal.
CLASSTIME CHANGE - Starting this Sunday, September 28th all
elementary faith formation classes will meet from 9:15 to 10:15a.m.
FORMS for Middle and High School grades are available on our website and at the entrances of the church. REQUIRED
before 1st day of Class
Middle School Grades - Thursday, October 2nd
School Grades - Sunday, October 19th
GRADES 9, 10,
11 - Parent/Teacher Meeting
Sunday, Oct. 5th 11:30
PARENT MEETING – For those children preparing
for First Eucharist.
Sunday, Oct. 5th 9:15-10:15 a.m.
COFFEE & CHOCOLATE SALE takes
place after all masses this weekend.
It is the perfect opportunity to replenish
your coffee supply or satisfy a chocolate urge.
PARTICIPANTS for Midnight Run – Grade
11 teens wanting to participate in all aspects of this outreach program should
call Ruth Ellen at 758-1828 as soon as possible. Limited space
Our group will travel to New
York City overnight on November 1st
to bring food, clothing and conversation to the street people.
- GENTLY USED, CLEAN
Men’s winter coats, hooded sweatshirts, jeans, corduroy pants, hats,
gloves, sneakers and boots. All items
should be placed under the coat rack at the parking lot entrance of the church.
FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON
Oct. 18th Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy a
light fare lunch,
and see our own parishioners modeling new fall fashions from popular retailers.
Tickets: $10.00 on sale after masses and in the office.
Next weekend, October 4th
After all Masses
be pies and other homemade goodies.
will be welcomed on Thursday,
morning if you wish to help bake.
Please call Marilyn at 758-8058.
CITIZEN LUNCHEON will take place
at St. John’s on
Tuesday, October 28th at
Roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce,
roll & butter, coffee & dessert.
Sign up on bulletin board or call the office 758-9401.
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Sunday, October 5th
Blessing of the
1:30 p.m. Rectory Lawn
All pets welcome!
For the safety of
your pet and those present please have your pet properly restrained and
St. Joseph’s Stuyvesant Falls Oct. 4th 1:00
Stottville Oct. 4th 3:00
Chatham Oct. 5th 12:00
Autumn Diocesan Gathering
25th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
at LaSalle Institute, 174 Williams Road, Troy
It is a day
designed for each of us in ministry to learn and be nourished so we can share
the love of Christ through our ministries. Keynote by Sr. Donna Ciangio, OP,
workshops to choose from, the afternoon session will be a Conversation
with Bishop Ed.
See flyer at entrances of the church for details and registration or go
online to www.autumngathering.com Registration due by Oct. 17th.
GIRL SCOUTS, grade 2 and above are eligible to
receive special Catholic recognitions upon completion of a variety
of programs. For further information see pink flyer (with
permission slip) at entrances of the church or visit www.rcda.org
(offices/scouting/Girl Scout Award)
or call Sue B. Delp G.S. Religious Coordinator for our Service area at 758-9035
or email her at jetmetnet.com. Awards
will be given out during Mass on Girl Scout Sunday in March or at the Cathedral
in May by Bishop Scharfenberger.
Northern Columbia County Parish Mission
hosted by Saint Joseph’s Parish
14th, 15th, and 16th
The topic of the three-day mission will be
“The Gift of Grace.”
evening will be an independent module focusing on a different aspect of the
same common theme.
VOCATIONS – do you know someone who is thinking
about the priesthood or do you know someone you think might be called? Encourage them to meet up with other
discerners and some of our seminarians at the monthly Evening Prayer, Mass and
dinner hosted by Fr. Ligato at St. Jude’s in Wynantskill. The next one is Oct. 16th at 6:00 p.m. Question? Contact
Fr. Dan at email@example.com or stop by and
see him. Registration form is located at the entrances of the church.
GUARDIAN SOCIETY INSTITUTE has a catalogue
available, for anyone interested, of free
courses, divided by categories, such as care giving, consumer interest,
housing, legal and professional development. See sample on bulletin board or go
to the website at www.albanyguardiansociety.org
WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 Joseph Goodine by
& Betty Moore by John &
& Rosemen St. Germaine by
7:30 Alice Gauvreau by the
& Special Intention by Paul
10:30 Joseph & Theresa Viggiano
by Donna Accuosti
& Theresa Garland & Ann
Smith by Bernadette
Campion and family
& Margaret “Peggy” Butcher
by her family
Mon 9/29 11:00
Theresa Eldering by the
Wed 10/1 11:00
David & Phelicia Lee by
Sat 10/4 4:00 Jack Rooney by his
& Muriel Gibbons by the
Sun 10/5 7:30 A Special Intention by
& Frances Kaminski by
Cecylia Brzuska &
& Don Norton by Jack &
10:30 Theresa Accuosti by Donna
& Yasha Khaikin, Dr. Bruno
E.and Wilhelmina Amyot
by Diane Amyot
Next Sunday’s Readings:
5: 1-7 “The vineyard of the Lord is
4: 6-9 the house of Israel. ”
in your prayers the sick and home bound of our parish and for those who care
Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Allison,
Grace & Stella Brainard, Alfred Carpentier, Martin Casey, Gerard Cimon, Zoe
Covey, Jane DiMura, Marian Dobert, Frank Doleski, Dorothy Drew, William Dupuis,
Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Charlie
Flatt, Richard Fuerst, Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke,
Elizabeth Guiden, Owen Hogan, Special
Intention, Joanne Jakiela,, Morey Lampson, William Lindberg, Damian Monahan,
Andrew McDermott, Melissa Ann Murray, Madi Panfilloff, Barbara Prezdpelski, Tim
Renn, Alice Salvatore, Mr. Edward Scharfenberger, Glenn Simmons, Anne Smith, Sean
Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler,
Janet Van Leuvan and Erica Wordon, Mary Yates.