Palm Sunday of Lent – April 12th/13th, 2014
PARISH OFFICE HOURS CHANGING
Effective Monday April 14th, 2014 the office hours will be: Monday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
PARISH OFFICES will be closed on Thursday,
April 17th and Friday, April 18th
PASTORAL PLANNING UPDATE HANDOUT is at the entrances of the church. Please take one home to read.
SPECIAL THANKS to Fran Campeta - Through her dedication, she has once again created palm crosses for our altar this Palm Sunday. We sincerely appreciate her work.
MASS MINISTERS - the Easter Mass Schedule is in the sacristy. Please sign up. Thank you.
The ELVES wish to thank the parish for the support they showed for the Spring Craft & Bake Sale. Special thanks to those who donated to the bake sale.
The group will be taking a short break and will resume their meetings on May 6th.
CARE PACKAGES - Coordinators Ellen O’Reilly & Noreen Bayduss invite available parishioners to come and help prepare goodie packages for our students away at college on Tuesday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m.. These “Thinking Of You” packages remind our young adults away from home they are thought about.
ADDRESSES ARE NEEDED for our young adults who are in college or in the military. Please provide the office of Faith Formation with updated mail and e-mail addresses.
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION was $5,717.00. Of this $4,354.00 in envelopes and $1,363.00 was loose. Same week last year was $6182.45.
ENVELOPE USAGE – It is important when attending a linked parish to please remember to use your parish envelope or place your check made out to St. John the Baptist in a plain envelope. It will be forwarded to us. Your donation will then be credited.
SPECIAL COLLECTION for the HOLY LAND will be taken at our linked parishes at the Good Friday Services. Your financial contribution helps to support the struggling Catholic Community in the Middle East and protect Christianity’s holiest places. Many Christians in the Holy Land depend on this collection for living their faith. Please use your parish donation envelope which will be returned to our parish and credited to you. Those unable to attend can drop their Holy Land envelopes in our regular collection at Easter Masses.
PRAYER PARTNERS –There is a basket at the front of the church with the names of Confirmandi on red slips of paper. Please take a slip and keep the confirmation candidate in your prayers.
GRADE 4 FAMILY RETREAT DAY has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 26th 1:00 - 4:00p.m
DRESS for LESS
Sunday, April 27th
Lower level of church 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Many styles & sizes Great prices
Open the Door of Faith
at The College of Saint Rose, Albany
takes place May 12th – May 15th
Early applications are due by April 25th for discount of $12.00 per course session. After the 25th, courses are $15.00 per session. For more information check the flyer at the entrances of the church or go to www.rcda.org/spring_enrichment
CHURCH of ST. JOSEPH is having a fundraising event at FIVE BELOW in Hudson, until April 22nd. Pick up a flyer at the entrances of the church, shop and the cashier will fill in the flyer and 10% of the purchase amount will be donated to St. Joseph’s.
CEMETERY CLEAN UP – Spring is coming. Clean up begins on April 14th. Please remove any item you wish to keep before April 14th. Anything left will be discarded. We ask that you help us by cooperating with the cemetery policies. Please do not put mulch or stones around the gravesite as this hinders the lawn mowers. Please make sure that plantings are in an individual container and placed on top of or on the side of the monument. Please no in ground plantings of any kind. We thank you.
Please keep in your prayers the sick and home
bound of our parish and for those who care for them:
Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Kim Bellosi, Frank Doleski, William Dupuis, Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Joseph Goodine, Margaret Gorke, Elizabeth Guiden, Joanne Hanson, Michael Harrison, Kathleen Hertrich, Owen Hogan, Susan Hollister, Joseph Hyson, Special Intention, Joanne Jakiela, Yasha Khaikin, Morey Lampson, William Lindberg, Ida Loebart, Damian Monahan, Betty Moore, Melissa Ann Murray, Elizabeth Pinkowski, Tim Renn, Alice Salvatore, Bob Secovnie , Sean Spicer, Linda Stallmer, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler, Christopher Stroh, Kathy White, Erica Wordon.
JOSEPH & SON: BUILDERS - A Lenten presentation with Father John Molyn will take place on Tuesday, April 15th at 7: 00 p.m. here at St. John’s. A Lenten reflection on Joseph, the Man. We will look at the differences between masculine & feminine spirituality in the 21st century.
CHRISM MASS with Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will take place on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m.. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
BLESSING OF EASTER FOOD – parishioners who wish to have items for their Easter meal blessed are invited to attend a blessing by Fr. Dan on Saturday,
April 19th at 3:00 p.m. in the church. He looks forward to seeing the home baked bread, colorful eggs and goodies you will have blessed.
HOLY THURSDAY PROCESSION – starting at
3:00 p.m., we will be having a procession with the Eucharist, with music and prayers, from St. John the Baptist to St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls. We will arrive on time for the Holy Thursday Soup Supper at 5:30 p.m. and our celebration will continue with the 7:00 p.m. celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the washing of feet and communion. Join us on this day of walking with the Lord in the Eucharist, accompanying him on his journey to the events of his passion. And celebrate how he has made us all a part of His Body, the Body of Christ. Gather at 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s, wearing brightly colored clothing. Sign up for the supper by calling St. Joseph’s Parish Office at 799-5411
ALL ARE WELCOME - Can’t make St. Josephs Holy Thursday celebration consider the Pot Luck at St. James which takes place after the 6:00 p.m. Mass.
EASTER FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR – There
are envelopes at the entrances of the church and in
the pews for those who wish to make a donation in memory of loved ones.
FOOD PANTRY EASTER COLLECTION - special envelopes are available in the pews and the entrances of the church for this annual outreach project.
Checks should be made payable to St. John the Baptist Church.
OPERATION RICE BOWL – rice bowls can be returned beginning Easter Sunday. There will be a special collection container in the church for them.
The LITTLE WHITE BOOK – will be available at the entrance of the church next weekend. It will continue with reflections throughout Pentecost.
EASTER ECUMENICAL SUNRISE SERVICE will take place at 6:30 a.m. at the rear of former Martin Van Buren School in Kinderhook. Cars can be parked in the lot in front of the building. Reception will follow hosted by the Kinderhook Reformed Church.
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
Sat 4/12 4:00 Pat Burnett by Chuck &
Pat White & family
& Dolly Bogardus by Jeannie
& Shane Wenz
& Frank Graziano by Guy,
Janis & family
Sun 4/13 7:30 Theresa Garland by Norm &
& Frank Gaschel by his
& John Nichols by Pete &
10:30 Special Intention by Paul
& Wilhelmina Amyot and the
Health of Yasha Khaikin
by Diane Amyot
Mon 4/14 11:00 Burns Barford
Wed 4/16 10:30 Barnwell–All are Welcome
Easter 4/19 8:00 David & Vera Ossman
Vigil by Jane & John Zukowski
Easter 4/20 7:30 Fr. Tom Powers
Sunday & Lena Graziano by Guy,
Janis & family
8:45 Frank & Ed Ready by
William & Helene Craft
10:00 Judy Johnson by Larry &
& Special Intention by Paul
& Health of Yasha Khaikin
by Diane Amyot
Services at Linked Parishes
Holy 4/17 6:00 St. James
Thursday 7:00 St. Joseph’s – Stuyvesant
Good 4/18 4:00 Way of the Cross –
Friday Stuyvesant Falls
5:30 Service – St. Joseph
7:00 Service – St. James
Easter Vigil 7:00 St. James
Easter Sunday - St. James
8:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
- St. Joseph
10:00 a.m. & 12:00 Noon in
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Acts of the Apostles: 10:34a, 37-43
Colossians3:1-4 “This is the day the Lord
John 20: 1-9 has made; let us rejoice and be glad.”
Eucharistic Bread was baked this weekend by
Mary Beth Pulver
Eucharistic Bread will be baked for Easter by
Janet & Johnna Kaiser.