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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 27th/28th, 2014




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 parish families. 

    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.



Congratulations to

Emily Hotaling & Brett Strock

on their marriage

at the Pocona Lake Preserve Chapel

September 13th, 2014





Same week last year was $5,195.50


BISHOP’S APPEAL UPDATE - $ 16,691.00 to go!

To date: 153 families have pledged or gifted


It’s not too late to send your gift/pledge to help us get closer to our goal.



ELEMENTARY CLASSTIME CHANGE - Starting this Sunday, September 28th all elementary faith formation classes will meet from 9:15 to 10:15a.m.


REGISTRATION 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

              High School Grades - Sunday, October 19th


GRADES 9, 10, 11 - Parent/Teacher Meeting

                Sunday, Oct. 5th     11:30 – Noon


GRADE 2 PARENT MEETING – For those children preparing for First Eucharist.

                  Sunday, Oct. 5th       9:15-10:15 a.m.


FAIR TRADE 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.


TEEN 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.    

                NEEDED - 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.           




Saturday, Oct. 18th     Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy a light fare lunch,

Chinese auction 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 & 5th

After all Masses

There will be pies and other homemade goodies.

Extra hands will be welcomed on Thursday,

and Friday morning if you wish to help bake.

 Please call Marilyn at 758-8058.



at St. John’s on  Tuesday, October 28th  at  12:00 Noon.

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

 Next  Sunday,  October 5th 


Blessing of the Animals

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 immunized.


St. Joseph’s  Stuyvesant Falls       Oct. 4th    1:00 p.m.

                         Stottville                    Oct. 4th    3:00 p.m.

        St. James, Chatham                  Oct. 5th   12:00 p.m.



Autumn Diocesan Gathering

Saturday, October 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,

 10 morning 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

 October 14th, 15th, and 16th

7:00 until 8:30 p.m.

 The topic of the three-day mission will be

The Gift of Grace.”

Each 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 djquinn1@me.com or stop by and see him. Registration form is located at the entrances of the church.


ALBANY 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





Sat    9/27  4:00 Joseph Goodine by

                  Marietta Friess

                & Betty Moore by John & Pat


                & Rosemen St. Germaine by

                  her children

Sun    9/28  7:30 Alice Gauvreau by the

                  Gage family

                & 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

                  Eldering Family

Wed    10/1 11:00 David & Phelicia Lee by

                  Rei Lee

Sat    10/4  4:00 Jack Rooney by his


                & Muriel Gibbons by the


Sun    10/5  7:30 A Special Intention by

                  Paul Arndt

                & Frances Kaminski by

                  Cecylia Brzuska &

                  Mariola Pratt

                & Don Norton by Jack &

                  Connie Smith

            10:30 Theresa Accuosti by Donna


                & Yasha Khaikin, Dr. Bruno

                  E.and Wilhelmina Amyot

                  by Diane Amyot



Next Sunday’s Readings:

Isaiah 5: 1-7                           “The vineyard of the Lord is

Philippians 4: 6-9                           the house of Israel. ”

Matthew 21:33-43                                 



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, 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.





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