21th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 23rd/24th,
the Pastor’s Desk,
As your new pastor, I am already humbled
and blessed by the outpouring of time, talent and treasure by the members of
all our parishes. It has motivated me to
give of myself and so I am going to be making additional donations to the
Bishop’s Appeal in addition to the commitment I have already made toward the
goal of my former parish. Please join
me in this important endeavor. I truly
believe that this is an appeal not ‘by’ the Bishop but ‘to’ the Bishop as he is
called to shepherd us and take care of our flock.
The Diocese of Albany responds to, and
delivers, God’s message in the incredible works, services and programs that we
provide for through the Bishop’s Appeal.
We not only directly benefit ourselves but we are given this marvelous
opportunity to join in the Mission of the Church. By supporting our programs and services, you
help us to evangelize and carry out our mission of charity, love and good works. You help educate and catechize people of
every age, especially our young, and encourage them to share their faith, gifts
and talents. You help us share the
sacraments, feed the hungry, satisfy the thirst for justice, shelter the
homeless, console the mourning, and renew the broken-hearted. You help us provide chaplains in hospitals,
colleges and prisons. You provide the
resources needed to foster vocations and form our seminarians. In so many, countless ways, you help the
Church ‘be church’ for those seeking and serving Christ.
God bless you and thank you for your
generosity and support.
COUNCIL - Nomination sheets are at
the entrances of the church. Please
return them to the office by this Monday, August
25h. The nominated parishioners
will need to attend an Information meeting on September 8th at 7:00
p.m. and a Discernment meeting on September 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
Picnic was wonderful! There was plenty
of good food, laughter, conversation and children at play. We thank Sue Seymour for coordinating the
picnic and for all those who assisted. Look for phots on Facebook
Special Collection for Catholic Home Missions will take place this
weekend. Please make checks
payable to St. John the Baptist Church, as we send one check to the diocese. There
will be a second pass of the basket.
COLLECTION was $5,332.41
Same week last year was $4,490.75
Feast of the Assumption was $668.00
Free Summer Lunch Program for Kids Collection was
FORMS have been mailed. Forms
for Kindergarten and new students are at the entrances of the church or
call the office at 758-1828. They are also available on our web site under
faith formation. Please return forms or
contact the office as soon as possible.
Kindergarten through Grade 5 will begin
STUDENTS – Have a great Year!!!!!
Remember, we want to keep in touch. Please send us your snail mail and your
e-mail addresses as soon as you are settled whether you are living at home or
School Supplies Collection
Items still needed
backpacks crayons yellow highlighters
1 ½” view binders pocket folders without prongs pens/pencils glue sticks
If you wish to make a monetary donation it will be used to
buy the needed supplies. Please make
checks payable to St. John the Baptist marked – School Supplies.
Drop your donations into the box marked school supplies
across from the kitchen or to the office.
BROOKS BAR- B- Q
Plan your Sunday dinner for
Tickets available after masses and in the office
$10.00 Adults, $9.00
($1.00 more at the door)
½ chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll, dessert,
Community Yard Sale
by the Knights of Columbus
a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
breakfast & lunch items will be available.
rental – $10.00
call Chris Anderson at 469-1916
FOOD PANTRY -
Suggested items for August are canned peaches or pears, cold
cereals, baked beans, spaghetti sauce, pasta sides, dinner helpers and jelly. All
items should be unopened with expiration dates in the future. Items can be left in the bin across from the
kitchen. Thank you for your donations.
ALight BABy bottle coin drive – Please return the bottle which you picked up, to the
office, before Labor Day. Thank you.
To date: 146 families have pledged or gifted $38,529.00
your gift /pledge gotten us closer to our goal?
OF A FUTURE NOT OUR OWN”
Presented by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Thursday, September 18th 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph Provincial House Chapel.
tickets $20 $25 at the door.
reservations contact 783-3616 or 453-6625
Book signing and reception following the presentation
CURSILLO WEEKEND – Ladies:
Are you interested in expanding your relationship our Lord and his
Consider attending the women’s Cursillo weekend,
Thursday, evening, October 30th through Sunday, afternoon November
2, 2014 at the Dominican Retreat Center in Niskayuna, NY. Deacon Warren will be the Spiritual Director.
Fr. Frank O’Connor, Sr. Betsy VanDeusen and Deacon Marty Beckman will be
participating. Complete details about
Cursillo and the weekend may be found at www.natl-cursillo.org/albany/
or call Warren at 672-7185. He will be
glad to answer any question you many have.
DIOCESAN MARRIAGE JUBILEE CELEBRATION Save The Date 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
Bishop Edward Sharfenberger will celebrate the Liturgy and greet couples
and their guests at a reception in the gather area immediately following
Mass. Please register in our parish
office 758-9401 by Oct. 30th.
DIOCESAN Announcement- Sexual Abuse is a sin and a crime. The Dioceses of Albany urges all who suspect
sexual abuse of a minor by a member of the clergy, church employee or
volunteer, to report this to a local law enforcement agency or district
attorney’s office. Additional
information for reporting may be found at
You may also contact the Diocesan Assistance
Coordinator, Theresa Rodrigues, at 518 453-6646 or email@example.com.
AGE WISE - a series of 30 minute programs presented by the
Albany Guardian Society and WMHT. These episodes take a realistic and optimist
look at aging. The first episode “Where
You Live” airs Tuesday, August 26th
at 7:30 p.m.
WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 Ralph Barker by son, Jim
& Deceased Members of the
Shields Family by Fran
& Billy Wrigley by friends
7:30 Frances Kaminski by the
& Irene Gage by the Berneri
& Angelo & Cocettea
Chiarello by their family
10:30 George McDonald by Mary
& A Special Intention by
11:00 For the Health of
Wed 8/27 11:00
A Special Intention
4:00 Maurice O’Brien by
& Loretta Rogers by the
Communion Ministers to
& Pauline Morris by Bob
7:30 Isabel Heald by Cecylia
Brzuska & Mariolla Pratt
& Steve Stupak by Norm
& Special Intention by Paul
10:30 Theresa Accusoti
by Donna Accuosti
& Betty Moore by Mamie
Next Sunday’s Readings:
20: 79 “My soul is thirsting for you,
12:1-2 O Lord my God.”
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, Jane
DiMura, Marian Dobert,
Frank Doleski, Dorothy
Drew, William Dupuis, Marion Endryck, Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Charlie
Flatt, Richard Fuerst, Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke,
Elizabeth Guiden, Michael Harrison, Owen
Hogan, Susan Hollister, Special
Intention, Joanne Jakiela,, Morey
Lampson, William Lindberg, Ida Loebart,
Damian Monahan, Andrew McDermott, Melissa Ann Murray,
Don Norton, Madi Panfilloff, Elizabeth Pinkowski, Barbara Prezdpelski,
Paula J. Pugliese, Tim Renn, Alice Salvatore, Mr. Edward Scharfenberger, Glenn
Simmons, Anne Smith, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Linda Stallmer, Tricia
Stampfli, Edwin Strehler, Janet Van
Leuvan and Erica Wordon.