All Souls Days– Nov.1st /2nd,
From the Pastor,
I can't get over the beautiful and heartfelt
response to my installation last weekend which turned into a true celebration
of both the unity and uniqueness of all our parishes. Like a proud father,
I was particularly excited for those who were able to make the journey to two
or more of the churches. Sue Delp, a parishioner of St. John the Baptist,
sent an email to Father Dan as well as me. I think she captured
beautifully the sentiments that were echoed by so many others, "the
distinctness of each of our parishes was obvious and yet we are all one."
Thank you all for not only
the amazing turn-out last week but for continuing to reach out as disciples
within each faith community and beyond borders and boundaries. I
really felt like I was part of a large, extended family which is exactly what
we are, especially when we unite ourselves in Christ. Special thanks
to Father Dan Quinn who, with the help of so many dedicated and hardworking members
of our community, brought the day into focus. I am so privileged to serve
with him and with all of you. God bless you.
ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE –
If you wish your deceased loved ones to be remembered at Masses during the
month of November, please write their names in the Remembrance Book by the
organ beginning next weekend.
PARISH LISTENING SESSION – Please join Fr. George and Fr. Dan on Monday, November 10th to share your
input and thoughts on our parish. It
runs from 7 PM- 8 PM. Rides can be arranged and child care is available.
Refreshments will be served afterwards.
ELVES CHRISTMAS PARTY
will take place on Tuesday, December 2ndh at
Winding Brook at Noon.
The menu will be
a choice of: roast beef, stuffed loin of pork,
stuffed chicken breast or broiled salmon, with
asparagus soup, salad, vegetable, twice baked
potatoes, and parfait dessert. Cost is
$21.50 Reservation and cash payment
requested by November 18th. Please call or
Lou Ann at 766-0121 or Marilyn at 758-8058.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS -
will meet this Sunday,
Nov. 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
downstairs. For membership information,
please contact Jerry Minot-Scheuermann at
ChrIstmas Choir begins practice Tuesday,
Nov. 11th Please
call Stephanie, at 361-4160, if you are interested.
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $4,916.50
Same week last year was $4,976.18
BISHOP’S APPEAL UPDATE - It’s not too late to send your gift/pledge to help us get
closer to our assessment of $57,370.
To date 181 pledges have been made
$14,521 to go.
AT HOME WITH OUR FAITH is a free monthly handout geared to help busy parents raise
Catholic children. Grandparents will
also find the topics interesting. You
can find them at the entrances of the church.
This month - “How do kids learn to be grateful?”
Our Parish in October
Piper Lee Pelizza and Ainsley
May they grow in God’s love
Glenn Wallace and
Richard Fuerst, Sr.
May they rest in God’s peace
for the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry
Through your generosity and caring you fulfilled what we are asked to
do through the Corporal Works o f Mercy –Feed the Hungry.
Last year your donations assisted in making available a Thanksgiving
dinner for 133 families. A total of 461
people enjoyed this special day. This year we encourage you to once again
participate in this parish outreach program. The expected number of families
will exceed last year’s.
We have made available a special
envelope for your donation. Envelopes
are located in the pews and at the entrances of the church. Your
contribution will help purchase a turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce,
gravy, canned vegetables and a dessert.
You can donate any amount or consider $12.50 which will help provide a
meal for a family of two; $20.00 a family of 4, $28.00 a family of 5+. Whatever amount you choose to donate will be
greatly appreciated. Please make checks out to St John the Baptist
OUR THANKS to Marietta Friess for coordinating the Senior
Luncheon. The luncheon served 200
delicious meals to local residents and was a wonderful opportunity for friendly
conversation. We thank all the
volunteers who did a magnificent job from the making the fresh applesauce to
the last dish and decoration put away.
You are wonderful.
WOUNDED Knights of Columbus
a.m. – Noon
fruit, sausage, milk, juice & coffee
- $6.00, Child under 12 - $3.00, Family $15.00
will go to “Stride” to support the Adaptive Sports Program for our wounded
adaptive sports to recently injured Military to heal mind, bodies and
News from St. John's
Several council members needed to be replaced because their terms expired. Many thanks to Christine McGuirk, Bruce
Naramore, Deb Small and Caroline
Halpin for their terrific contributions! Early in September, new members were
discerned and we would like to welcome John Clark, Jane Knoll, TracyFarrell and
Katie Gibson to the council. Brian Fay and Diane Amyot have been selected as
We had a day-long retreat in October to
start planning for the year and we wanted to focus on increasing
communication with the parish community.
We want to hear your thoughts and input. Fr
George has set up a Listening Session to hear from you. It will be a great
opportunity to share suggestions and concerns with our new pastoral leaders. It
will be held on November 10th starting at 7p.m. in the parish hall.
Child care and rides will be made available; see the flyers at the entrances
more information. Hope you can join us!
“DINING OUT FOR OTHERS” see the handout for the restaurants and
specified dates where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food
Pantry and Emergency Assistance Programs of Catholic Charities of Columbia and
Greene Counties. All proceeds will stay
in these counties, helping our neighbors with food, heating assistance and
other emergency needs. This week highlights local restaurants like the Carolina
House, Jackson’s Old Chatham House, Kozel’s and the White Stone Café.
Elves Christmas Bazaar
of Homemade Crafts.
Wreath and Kissing Balls can be preordered by calling 929-1415. Running Creek Nursery will have them
available on Sunday,
Nov. 23rd. Available items are
listed on the flyer at the entrances of the church.
be available after Masses next weekend.
received in the mail can be returned in a separate envelope in the collection
basket anytime before November 23rd.
the statue of Mary for the Feast of All Saints and All Souls were donated in memory of Marcia T. Paul by Ransen
Our Best Wishes
to Larry as he retires
Larry has been the go to man for
of our parish and also there for us in times
of special needs for many years.
have been folded, tables moved and light bulbs
changed just to name a few things on his list.
Though retired he will still remain an active
member of St. John’s and tend to
We wish him happy days, good health and God’s blessings.
WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
All Saints 11:00 Mass
4:00 Marcia T. Paul by on the
5th Anniversary by
children Kevin, Geri,
Anne & loving friend
& Frances Kaminski by the
members of the Sanulak
& Cindy Engel by her
All Souls 7:30 Phillip Burkart Sr. by
& Ernest & Maria Ruppe by
& Special Intention by Paul
10:30 Arlene & Glenn Wallace by
& John Putnam,Jr. by Elmer
& MaryAnn Allen
Mon 11/3 11:00 the Health of Fr. Jack by
Wed 11/5 11:00 Deceased Members of the
& Dolly Bogardus by
Jeannie & Shane Wenz
Sat 11/8 4:00 George R. Murynec by his
& Irene Gage by Marilyn
Sun 11/9 7:30 Francis Chicoine by Rod
& Anastasia Egnasher by her
10:30 Deceased Members of the
John J. Curran Knights of
& Yasha Khaikin by Diane
& A Special Intention
ALL SOUL’S DAY EVENING PRAYER - On All Souls Day, Sunday, November 2nd, at 5:00p.m. at St. John’s. We will have one joint Evening Prayer Service
in remembrance of all who have died in the past year from our parishes.
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, Dorothy Drew, William Dupuis, Nancy &
Michael Ferrari, Charlie Flatt, Sr., Dan
Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke, Elizabeth Guiden, Catherine Havelka, Owen
Hogan, Special Intention, Joanne Jakiela, Morey Lampson, William Lindberg,
Damian Monahan, Andrew McDermott, Chris Murynec, Melissa Ann Murray, Madi
Panfilloff, Barbara Prezdpelski, Tim Renn, Alice Salvatore, Mr. Edward
Scharfenberger, Glenn Simmons, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin
Strehler, Janet Van Leuvan, Lyn Vail, Erica Wordon and Mary Yates.