Sunday in Ordinary Time – Aug. 22/23, 2015
SCHEDULE has been updated and
available in the resource room, on
the website and in the mail for those who receive it in that form.
Servers please remember to
sign-in. There is a red folder in the
COMMUNITY YARD SALE
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Saturday, September 12th 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. John’s Parking Lot
Hot breakfast & lunch items will be available.
Table rental – $10.00
Please call Chris Anderson at 469-1916
BLOOD DRIVE will take place at Martin H. Glynn
Municipal Building, in the gym, on Monday, Sept. 14th from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. To make
an appointment please call 1 800 RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org
ELVES’ FALL TRASH & TREASURE SALE
Saturday, September 19th
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Accepted -9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Sept 15th through
9 - Noon. Friday, Sept.18th
Items we do
not accept are: Products that are not
dishwasher safe, computer & pc products, typewriters, magazines, luggage,
clothing, shoes, large furniture, air conditioners, microwaves, and sports
APPEAL - Your gift/pledge will get
us to our goal. Return your envelope in
the collection baskets or to the office. You can make your gift online, at www.TheBishopsAppeal.org
To date: 151
families have pledged/gifted to reach our goal of $58,517.00
getting there. $9,216.32 needed
to all who have been able to pledge to date.
Please send pledge payments directly to the Diocese. We thank you for fulfilling your
COLLECTION was $4,870.25
Same week last year was $5,156.64.
Catholic Home Missions was $842.25
- Please turn
off your cell phone before Mass.
- If you choose not to take a bulletin home
return it to the entrance of the church. Thanks.
TRAINING is a must for anyone planning to participate with
youth in our parish as a chaperone, driver, coach, teacher, summer lunch
program volunteer etc. Once a
certificate is on file and background check completed no additional course is
required. Training will take place on
Wednesday, September 2nd
7:00 p.m. in the lower level gathering space.
FORMS are on the way to families who have had children in the program
last year. Forms will be available at
the entrances of the church for new students.
For those who prefer, in–person registration will take place on
Catechetical Sunday, September, 20th
after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.
Program begins Sunday, Sept. 27th
9:15 a.m. to
School Program begins Thursday, Oct. 1st
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Program begins Sunday, Oct. 4th
11:30 a.m. -1:00p.m.
School Supplies Collection
for local students
ends next weekend September 6th
COFFEE & CHOCOLATE SALE takes
place after all masses this weekend. Refill your supply. Next opportunity will be Sept. 26th/27th..
SPORTS SALE - September 12th
Cleaning up? Clearing out? Donations of clean/gently used sports,
camping, exercise, leisure/entertainment items will be needed for the sale. Place
items under the coat rack. Collection will begin next weekend, Aug. 29th/
30th. Sale benefits the NCYC
13th 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
Free will donation to
support youth ministry
BROOKS BAR B Q
Sunday, September 13th
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll,
Dessert and drink
Tickets now available in the office
and after all masses
$10.00 adults, $9.00 Child
($1.00 more at the door)
This weekend, our second reading comes from
the Letter of St. James and the passage begins:
“Dearest brothers and sisters:
All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from
the Father of Lights, with who there is no alteration or shadow caused by
change.” In light of God’s goodness
that never changes, we realize that all of our churches have faced changes over
the last several years. As difficult as
aspects have been, I am hoping that as we enter into yet another season, we
find all of our churches working together and promoting God’s love.
I was back in the Northern Warren County
in the Adirondacks (where I served as pastor for seven years from 1999-2006)
last weekend and will be returning this Sunday to join in the 20th
Anniversary of the Northern Points Cluster, a group of communities that
inspired me most when we came together for a common mission. My hope and prayer is that our churches in
the Northern Columbia County will continue this similar path. Already, I have seen incredible cooperation
and good will, whether we are working on joint endeavors like the Vacation
Bible School or supporting each other’s events such as the recent Golf Tournament
sponsored by St. John the Baptist. Watch
for more exciting opportunities for us to come together, including a Women’s
Prayer Service in Valatie on Tuesday, September 8th. We are also going to be joining all the
churches in Columbia County when the Bishop Scharfenberger joins us in Hudson on
October 18th for prayer and refreshments as well as questions and
answers. More information on these and
other events, next week.
The Bishop last joined us last January
when he joined us for liturgies at St. John the Baptist and St. Joseph in Stuyvesant
Falls; celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation at the latter. We will be blessed to host Bishop Edward
Scharfenberger once again at our parishes, as he will be presiding at the
special liturgy commemorating the 150th Anniversary of St. James in Chatham. Please join us for this special celebration
beginning at 2:00 p.m. on September 13th. You are welcome to join us at this
incredible celebration. Please keep us
all in our prayers and let us continue to be Light for one another as to better
illuminate the Father of Lights who brightens us all.
Year of Consecrated Life
Open House at the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm - 600 Woods Rd.,
September 12, 2015 1:30-5:00 p.m.
1:30 - Meet & Greet
2:00 - Conference on Carmelite Contemplative Prayer by
Fr. Ashley Harrington,
2:30 - Time to Tour the Grounds, Chapel, Heritage Center,
or Gift Shop, and a
Treasure Hunt for Children
4:00 - Candlelight Evening Prayer in the Chapel, followed
by light refreshments
For more information: www.carmelitesisters.com or
call Sr. Mary O’Donovan, O.Carm. at 537-5000
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 Thomas & Ozella Aiken by
& Alice Berneri by Thomas
7:30 Ruth O’Bryan
& Ellen Geary by Cecylia
Brzuska & Mariola Pratt
10:30 A Special Intention by
& Kathleen Gerardi by Lynn
Mon 8/31 11:00
Yvonne & Russell N Norton
by Jeanie & Lee
Wed 9/2 11:00
Theresa Accuosti by Donna
4:00 Pauline Davis by Fran
& Ozella Aiken by
St. John’s Elves
Sun 9/6 7:30 Frank Gaschel by his
& Special Intention by Paul
10:30 Mary Rutherford by Pete
& Ruth M. Tymocko by Frank
& Eileen McHugh-Szepessy
in your prayers the sick and homebound of our parish and those who care for
Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Andrew Borsa, Eileen Bracone,
Alfred Carpentier, Charles Cotsonas, Zoe Covey, Clarence Dennis, Marian Dobert, Beth Drzymala, William Dupuis,
Charlie Flatt, George Foutch, Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Fr. Gary Gelfenbien,
Elizabeth Guiden, Harry Hall, Mary Hayes, Owen Hogan, Bishop Emeritus Howard
Hubbard, Joanne Jakiela, Janet Kerr, Pinky Laviano, Anna Le Nguyen, William
Lindberg, Caroline Martone, Marianne Martinez, Judy Martino, Connor
McCagg, Mark McIntosh, Cindy McRae,
Catherine Meyers, Damian Monahan, Clarke Morgan, Melissa Ann Murray, Amelia
Nabozny, Madi Panfilloff, Pappalardo Family, Helen Rayve, Tim Renn,
Kathy Rosbrook, Maryann Rotter, Rita Ryan, Alice Salvatore, Max Schilling,
Helen Schneider, Magdi Sidarous, Caroline Simpson, Special Intention, Sean
Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin
Strehler, Rev. Ed Van Kampen, Jackie
Waterhouse and Erica Wordon.
Eucharistic Bread was baked this weekend by
Bread will be baked next weekend by
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
The one who does justice
James 1: 17-18, 21b-22, 27
will live in the presence
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 of the Lord