Third Sunday of Easter- April 18th&
To our dear pastor
WHITE BOOKS are available at the
entrances of the church. It will
continue with reflections throughout Pentecost.
CARE PACKAGES for our students away at college will be
prepared for mailing Tuesday, April 28th at
6:00 p.m. in the large gathering space in the church
basement. These, thinking of
you, packages remind our youth away from home that they are thought
about. Coordinators: Beth Downing, Sue Shank & Debbie Halpin
invite available parishioners to come and help.
For additional information call Beth at 784-4172
ADDRESSES ARE NEEDED – Please provide the Office of Faith
Formation with updated mail and e-mail addresses for our young adults who are
away in college or in the military, so they will receive their care packages.
RICE BOWL - Rice bowls should be
returned now. There will be a special collection container in the church for
COLLECTION was $4,056.25.
Same week last year was $4,849.10
CROP WALK - Representatives will be at the hall entrance this
weekend April 18th and 25th
for those interested in signing up or donating.
Join Fr. George in the walk which takes place on Sunday, MAY 3rd.
– Suggested items for April are: soup, tuna, baked beans and
canned fruit. All items should be
unopened with expirations dates in the future.
Should you choose, a monetary donation would always
be welcome. Just use a separate envelope
labeled food pantry and put it in the collection basket. Checks should be made
payable to the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry. In March, the pantry served 90
families – 342 people.
Parish in March
Said Farewell to:
Purcell, Kathleen Gerardi, Thomas McIntyre,
Simmons, David Dudley, Ruth O’Bryan,
Berneri and Sylvester Brasswell
May they rest in God’s peace.
CONFIRMATION – Sunday, April
19th, 4:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity in Hudson
keep Confirmation candidates in prayer.
NCYC – There are still 2 openings for the National Catholic
Youth Conference, November 19th
We are looking for students who will be in 11th or 12th
grade in the Fall 2015 to join us.
Please contact Ruth Ellen at 758-1828 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if interested. We need to let the
Diocese know the names of those who will be attending.
Saturday, May 2nd
4:00 Laura Squillante Pozzi’s
Sunday, May 3rd 10:30 Tracy Farrell’s Class
Please keep our communicants in your prayers.
Adults or families are
needed to host receptions after the Masses.
Supplies will be provided. Please
contact Ruth Ellen at 758-1828 for details or to volunteer as soon as
possible. Thank you
DRESS FOR LESS
April 19th & 26th Nothing
p.m. – 4:00 p.m. over
Evening Wear Party Dresses
The Church: our Family our
May 11th - May 14th
at the College of St. Rose, Albany
Early applications are due by April
24th for discount of $12.00 per course session. After, the April 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
CARE MINISTRY Annual Day of Retreat & Spiritual Renewal takes place on Wednesday, June 17th at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs. Pastoral Care ministers are invited to
attend. See the handouts at the entrance
of the church or call the office.
Last week’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles
(from Chapter Four), shared that the earliest disciples, filled with the Holy
Spirit, and “were of one heart and mind.”
“The community of believers was of
one heart and
And no one claimed that any of
his possessions was
But they had
everything in common.”
I joked at the
liturgies at which I preached that this was all over, “by Chapter Five.” In all seriousness, I would like to thank our
entire community for the incredible generosity of not only your sacrificial
giving financially, but of your time and talent as well, especially during Holy
Week and Easter. This gratitude is
echoed by Catholic Charities of Columbia/Greene who recently wrote, thanking us
for our “continued support…and our work to serve, empower, and advocate for
those in need. You provide a valuable
link…in bringing to life the message of mercy and the means to participate.”
Much of the
generosity shared during Lent is done in the spiritual act of almsgiving while
the opportunities before us, including our participation in the upcoming Annual
Bishop’s Appeal, are done in the spiritual act of thanksgiving. We are called in a small way to join the
spirit of the earliest disciples who demonstrate and give thanks for our Risen
Lord. God bless you during this sacred
CATHOLICISM starts this Sunday and this Wednesday Book Discussion
Groups at St. Joseph’s in Stuyvesant Falls. Are you struggling to see what
Faith has to do with everyday life? Is
Catholicism still relevant? What does
this mean for our families and relationships?
Get these answers and so much more.
There will be 6 biweekly sessions meeting either Sunday (starting April
19th) 10 - 11:30 a.m. or Wednesdays (starting April 22nd)
7 - 8:30 p.m. To receive a copy of the
book or for more information please contact email@example.com
BUS TRIP to
Quincy Market in Boston
St. James fundraiser for its Haiti Project will take
place on Saturday, May 16th.
The bus departs St. James’ parking lot at 7:00 a.m. and departs the
Quincy Market at 7:00 p.m. Cost is
$40.00. For reservations or more
information contact Pat Dieffenbach at 392-7947 or email Jerrypatfieff@fairpoint.net
Bread was baked this weekend by
Mary Ellen Andrews
Bread will be baked next weekend by
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 Dolly Bogardus by Jeannie
& Shane Wenz
& Mary Rutherford by
Marilyn & Ed Kuhner
& Peter H. Avery by Joan
7:30 Amelia Arista Celello
by Alice Celello
& Lena Graziano by Guy &
10:30 Andrew McDermott by
& Michael Rutherford by
Frank & Eileen Szepessy
Mon 4/20 11:00 Marion Endryck by Francis
Wed 4/22 11:00 Health of Fr. Jack by a
4:00 Robert Hall by Ransen &
& Andrew McDermott by Mrs.
& A Special Intention by
7:30 Mary Rutherford by Connie
& Jack Smith
& Roseann Purcell by Ann
10:30 Francis & Raymond
Kaminski by their family
& Margaret Gorke by Faith
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12 The stone rejected by the
1 John 3:1-2 builder has become
John 10:11-18 the cornerstone.
in your prayers the sick and home bound of our parish and those who care for
Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Stan Bertram, Bob Babirad,
Donald Bellanger, Kim Bellosi, Andrew Borsa, Eileen Bracone, Alfred Carpentier,
Patricia Cordato, Zoe Covey, Clarence Dennis, Jane DiMura, Marian Dobert, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis, Charlie
Flatt, Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord,
Elizabeth Guiden, Owen Hogan, Joanne Jakiela, Janet Kerr, Stephen Kosa, Morey
Lampson, Pinky Laviano, Anna Le Nguyen, William Lindberg, Connor McCagg, Chris
McGuirk, Dorothy McVeigh, Catherine Meyers, Damian Monahan, Clarke Morgan, Melissa Ann Murray, Madi
Panfilloff, Barbara Prezdpelski, Tim Renn, Kathy Rosbrook, Rita Ryan, Alice
Salvatore, Patrick Sharkey, Caroline
Simpson, Special Intention, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin
Strehler, Lyn Vail, Jackie Waterhouse, and Erica Wordon.