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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 26th/27th, 2014




Special Collection - 2014 Peter’s Pence Collection for the Holy Father will take place this weekend. Join the Holy Father as a witness of charity to those who are suffering.  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.



Save the Date

Wednesday, AUGUST 20th

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

SIGN UP SHEET on Bulletin board.

More details next week!


BLOOMING FLOWERS if you have flowers from your garden that you wish to share please contact Stephanie Caradine at 361-4160.  She will try to use them in the sanctuary for our weekend masses.


MINISTRY FORMING – Interested in taking care of God’s natural gifts here in the church gardens?  

Not sure of what to do or how?  John Zukowski

has volunteered to share his knowledge with an instructional meeting.  Please call the office to become a part of a new ministry.  A meeting will be scheduled soon for anyone interested. Let’s dig in and keep our church gardens looking special.



Same week last year was $5,593.50

Thank you




We are past the half way mark!

$25,121 to go!

We need your help in reaching our goal.


 Any shortfall in our assessment responsibility will come out of regular parish accounts. Your gift/pledge

will get us to our goal.  If you are not part of the 131 families who have generously participated in the appeal to date, please consider joining them by making your gift/pledge soon.


To date: 131 families have pledged or gifted $32,249.



$32,249.00                                                                   $57,370.00


 Thank you to all who have been able to pledge to date.


There is a YouTube channel for the express purpose of sharing Bishop Sharfenberger’s thoughts on Stewardship and the importance of making a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal . The YouTube channel can be found at:








New                Friday, August 1st at the

Venue!        Olde Kinderhook Golf Club.







Donation forms are posted on the bulletin board.



Hall set up and errands - July 31st

Course Sitter for hole in one 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

High School Youth - to sell raffles at the dinner

around 2:30 p.m. in the church hall.


Please call Roseann or Larry at 766-4142

 to volunteer or to have questions answered.


St. John’s Golf Scramble benefits our





                                    School Supplies collection  

                                      ends Labor Day weekend 


Items to consider

backpacks                    erasers                        rulers 

1 ½” binders                  folders                        pens/pencils

black flare pens              glue                          pencil case

children’s scissors        markers                       post its

                                  composition books                          


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.




We encourage anyone who is homebound or

 is recovering from a medical procedure and

cannot attend Mass for a period of time to be a recipient of this ministry.  Please contact the office at 758-9401 if you or someone you know wishes to receive communion at home. We will make arrangements for a Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound to make a visit.


DIOCESAN MARRIAGE JUBILEE CELEBRATION  Save The Date  Saturday, November 8th, 2:00 p.m. Couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th or other

 special wedding anniversaries are invited to attend

this celebration.  More details next week.


ST. BERNARD’S SCHOOL OF MINISTRY, Albany Extension Site celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.  It is a wonderful place to prepare for a second career in lay ministry or to simply enrich and enliven your faith.  Fall Classes  begin August 25th and end the first week of December.  They may be taken for credit or audited, and generous financial aid is available.  This term’s offering include Classics of Christian Spirituality, Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures, Ministerial Leadership and Christian Mysticism.  For further information, go to www.stbernards.edu or call Sr. Kitty Hanley or Sr. Damien Cushing at 453-6760.You may also contact Eileen Rohan, a parishioner in our community who is a second year M. Div. student at St. Bernard’s at 758-6335 or 917 -974-3604, rohanwriter@earthlink.net





Sponsored by

 the Haitian Ministry of St. James


August 24th at Chatham Bowl


Sessions:  1:00 - 2:50 p.m. or 3:00- 4:50 p.m.

Tickets are $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under

Ticket includes 2 hours of bowling, lunch of pizza, salad and soft drink. 

Registration and ticket information

call Teri Conte at 392-5445 after July 27th..




THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY New York Homeschool and Parent Conference will be held at Mercy College 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry  

August 1 & 2  For times and more information for this free event visit www.ihmconfernecr.org or call



DAY at the DAIRY is a free, local,

educational event sponsored by Dutch

Hollow Farms.  It takes place on August 3rd from

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bring the family to see the farm animals, (pet a few, if you wish), see milking demonstrations and more.  The farm is located at 101 Running Creek Road, Schodack Landing


KINDERHOOK LAKE CHICKEN BARBECUE – this not for profit group is hosting this fund raiser to support the Water Quality Fund and cost of maintaining the lake. 

Saturday, August 2nd        2:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 Kinderhook Elks Lodge, 2750 Rt. 9H, Kinderhook

Under the pavilion – rain or shine          Eat in or take out

Advance tickets $12              $13 at the door

Call Rick Theriault at 573-5088





Sat    7/26  4:00 Raymond & Frances

                  Kaminski by their family

                & Betty Moore by Marietta


Sun    7/27  7:30 Lillian Granato by the

                  Gage family

                & Kathleen Hertrich by Pat

                  Hogan & family

                & Walenty Brzuska by his


            10:30 Wilhelmina C. Amyot by

                  Diane Amyot

                & A Special Intention by

                  Paul Arndt

                & Health of Yasha Khaikin

                  by the Amyot Family

Mon    7/28 11:00 Health of Fr. John Molyn

                  by a friend

                & Trisha Bink by Ree Lea

Wed    7/30 11:00 George McDonald by the

                  Bereavement Ministry

Sat    8/2   4:00 Hilda Lippold by the

                  Scharoun Family

                & William Wrigley by Chris


                & Those Remembered in the

                  Golf Scramble

Sun    8/3   7:30 Isabel Heald by the Gage


                & Special Intention by Paul


                & Irene Gage by Cecylia

                  Brzuska & Mariola Pratt

            10:30 Raymond & Frances

                  Kaminski by their family

                & Health of Yasha Khaikin

                  by the Amyot Family





Next Sunday’s Readings:

1 Isaiah 55:1-3                      “The hand of the Lord feeds us;

Romans 8:35, 37-39                   he answers all our needs.”                            

Matthew 14:13-21                                                                  



Eucharistic Bread will be baked this weekend by

Renee Hall

Eucharistic Bread will be baked next weekend by

Chris Wills.


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, Allison, Grace & Stella Brainard, Martin Casey, Gerard Cimon, Jane DiMura, Frank Doleski, William Dupuis, Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Richard Fuerst, Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke, Elizabeth Guiden, Joanne Hanson, Michael Harrison, Owen Hogan, Susan Hollister,  Special Intention, Joanne Jakiela, Yasha Khaikin, Morey Lampson, Charlene Leach, William Lindberg, Ida Loebart,  Damian Monahan, Andrew McDermott, Melissa Ann Murray, Elizabeth Pinkowski, Barbara Prezdpelsky, Paula J.Pugliese, Tim Renn, Alice Salvatore, Mr. Edward Scharfenberger, Glenn Simmons, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Linda Stallmer, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler, and Erica Wordon

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