30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Oct. 25th/26th,
Please keep me in your prayers this weekend as all of you
will be in mine at the occasion of our Pastor's Installation Ceremony. I
hope that you will be able to attend some of the prayer services which were
created in order to reflect the uniqueness of each parish while celebrating the
solidarity of our community here in Northern Columbia County. Our Dean,
the Very Rev. Winston Bath, V.F., will be addressing me with these words
which reflect, essentially, my mission. "Remember, my brother
George, always be a loving father, a gentle shepherd, and a wise teacher of
your people so that you may lead them to Christ who will strengthen all that
you do." I feel so blessed to be working with the leadership
of all our churches and promise to live up to these words not only to the best
of 'my' ability but confident that the faith-filled dedication, prayers and
loving support of all of us working together will allow us to reap the gifts of
the Holy Spirit for our well-being and our role as Christ's disciples.
Please also join me in prayers
and gratitude for Fr. Dan Quinn who will be going on mid-week retreat for the
next couple of days, after working particularly hard on the installation and
countless other ministries and projects. I know he will be holding us all
close in his thoughts and prayers as well.
God bless Dan, and God bless you
Installation of Fr. George
Schedule of Services
Sunday, Oct. 26th - 1:00 p.m. St. Joseph’s, Stuyvesant Falls
- 2:00 p.m. St.
- 3:00 p.m. St.
by a reception
BLESSING OF PASTORAL CARE MINISTERS will take place at St. John’s at all masses this weekend, October
25th/ 26th. We appreciate the dedication our ministers who
are supportive, comforting or bring our Lord to those in need. Please keep them
in your prayers.
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.
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $4,278.15
Same week last year was $4,491.17
World Mission collection was $725.35
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 180 pledges have been made
$14,971 to go.
PARISHIONERS NEEDED Saturday, Nov. 1st
10:00 a.m. to prepare food.
FASHION SHOW RESULTS -
All the models looked great with smiles on their faces and were a hit. The fashions for the upcoming season were
supper. The food and decor were ideal
for the event. Our thanks to fashion
coordinator, Eileen McHugh Szepessy, kitchen coordinator Roaseann
Antonovich We thank all the behind the
scenes volunteers, our models, the participating stores, donators of prizes
and all those who attended and showed their
support of this Youth Ministry parish event. Proceeds exceeded one thousand dollars.
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?”
PREMIER BROADCAST of Bishop Scharfenberger’s,
2nd Gifts of Faith, radio
program airs Monday, Nov. 3rd at 2:00 p.m. on WOPG: 1460 AM and 89.9
FM. 3 programs are available for
listening or download on WOPG”S web site: http://pax-et-bonum-radio.org/page11.php
Baptism – There are no baptisms
during Advent. The last
scheduled date prior to Advent for
baptisms is Saturday,
November 15th at 3:00 p.m,and preparation class is Tuesday, November 11th. The first scheduled baptism after Christmas
will be January 17th. Please
take this information into consideration when planning the baptism of your
child. Call the office if you have
questions at 758-9401.
Knights of Columbus
this weekend after masses
Boxed Cards - $5.50- $12.50
Proceeds benefit Seminarians Education Fund
Chances are $1.00 each or book
of 12 for $10.00.
Sale benefits our youth program and religious aid for the Armed Forces
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS -
will meet next Sunday,
Nov. 2nd at 7:30 p.m. downstairs. For membership information, please contact
Jerry Minot-Scheuermann at
SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON will take place
at St. John’s on
Tuesday, October 28th at 12:00
Roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce,
roll & butter, coffee & dessert.
Call the office Monday at 758-9401 if you forgot to sign up.
WOUNDED Knights of Columbus
Sunday, November 2nd
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
ChrIstmas Choirs begin practices
Please call Stephanie, at 361-4160, if you are interested.
Youth Choir will have their first rehearsal is Monday,
November 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the church.
DIOCESAN MARRIAGE JUBILEE CELEBRATION
last week for registration
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 gathering
area immediately following Mass. Please
register in our parish office 758-9401 by Oct. 30th.
I WAS IN
PRISON AND YOU VISITED ME.” Matthew 25:36 Jerry Van Alstine, the lay chaplain at
Hudson State Correctional Facility (Medium B), is looking for a help in his
ministry to the inmates. In addition to his daily duties of ministering
to the imprisoned, he also runs retreats and bible studies. He would
appreciate help especially from Spanish-speakers. If you have clothed the
naked and fed the hungry, but haven’t visited the imprisoned for a while,
contact Jerry Van Alstine at 828-4311 ex. 4810.
“DINING OUT FOR OTHERS” see the
handout at the entrances of the church for the restaurants and specified dates
where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Panty 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.
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Wisdom 3:1-9 “The
Lord is my shepherd,
there is nothing I shall want.”
WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 Deceased Members of the
Shields Family by Fran
& Betty Moore by Marilyn
& Irene Gage by Chris
Sun 10/26 7:30 Warren Delp by his family
& Don Norton by Chris
& Christopher Tuttle by the
Kinderhook Garden Club
10:30 Bobby Jenning by Mamie &
& A Special Intention
Mon 10/27 11:00
Richard Friess by his
Wed 10/29 11:00
Sarah Cushing by her
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
11/2 his family
& Ernest & Maria Ruppe
& Special Intention by Paul
10:30 Arlene & Glenn Wallace by
& John Putnam,Jr. by Elmer
& MaryAnn Allen
ALL SOUL’S DAY EVENING PRAYER - On All Souls Day, Sunday evening 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. It will be held
in your prayers the sick and home bound of our parish and for those who care for
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, Melissa Ann Murray, Madi Panfilloff,
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.