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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 20th/21st, 2014




THIS WEEKEND we celebrate Catechetical Sunday - at all Masses our celebrant will ask God’s blessing on our Catechists who give freely of their time and talents to enrich the lives of our children.  Please keep them in your prayers.


PASTORAL CARE MINISTERS - Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger cordially invites everyone involved in a Pastoral Care Ministry to celebrate Mass on the occasion of Pastoral Care Week at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sunday, Oct. 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon.


SECOND COLLECTION for Catholic University will take place next weekend. Please be as supportive as you can to assist in providing scholarship aid for many students including those from our diocese.  Please make checks payable to St. John the Baptist Church, as we send one check.


PAINTING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to freshen up the faith formation classrooms downstairs.  If you can help please join John Zukowski this Tuesday, Sept.23rd at

10:00 a.m. in the church basement. Any questions call John at 784-3196.


The ELVES wish to thank the parish for your support of the Trash & Treasure Fall Sale. 


GARDEN GROUP – Our thanks, to these new volunteers who have our gardens around the church looking neat. Their donation and planting of fall mums is a perfect touch for the Church entrance.  The group will gather on Wednesday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone interested is always welcome to join them. 


THE MONDAY NIGHT STITCHERS will gather Monday nights at 7:00 p.m.  If you have an interest in knitting or crocheting, please join them. 


MASS MINISTRIES SCHEDULE has been updated.  It is available on the web page and in the resource room.


FOOD PANTRY - Suggested items for September are, pasta sauce, cake mix, brownie mix, soup and cereal. 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.



Same week last year was $5,045.80

Special Collection for the Middle East Humanitarian Relief was $933.25


BISHOP’S APPEAL UPDATE - $ 16,691.00 to go!

To date: 153 families have pledged or gifted


It’s not too late to send your gift /pledge to help us get closer to our goal.






 Starting Sunday, September 28th all elementary faith formation classes will meet from 9:15 to 10:15



REGISTRATION FORMS for Middle and High School grades are available on our website and at the entrances of the church.  Due before 1st day of Class

Middle School Grades - Thursday, October 2nd

High School Grades - Sunday, October 19th

Please keep our catechists and students in your prayers.


BROOKS BAR- B- Q - MANY Thanks to all who were able to enjoy the great chicken dinners served.

We raised over $1,200.00. Special Thanks to all the volunteers. Proceeds go to the Youth Ministry Program including support of Midnight Run taking place on Nov. 1.


FAIR TRADE COFFEE & CHOCOLATE SALE takes place after all masses next weekend.  It is the perfect opportunity to replenish your coffee supply or satisfy a chocolate urge.





 Our group will travel to New York City overnight on November 1st to bring food, clothing and conversation to the street people.    

        Collection begins this weekend, September 20th


Men’s winter coats, hooded sweatshirts, jeans, corduroy pants, hats, gloves, sneakers and boots.  All items should be placed under the coat rack at the parking lot entrance of the church.           




October 4th & 5th

After all Masses


There will be pies and other homemade goodies.

Extra hands will be welcomed on Thursday, and Friday morning if you wish to help bake. 

Please call Marilyn at 758-8058

if you would like to help.



Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

  Sunday, October 5th  


Blessing of the Animals

1:30 p.m.

Rectory Lawn

All pets welcome!

For the safety of your pet and those present please have your pet properly restrained and immunized.


St. Joseph’s  Stuyvesant Falls       Oct. 4th    1:00 p.m.

                             Stottville             Oct. 4th    3:00 p.m.

        St. James, Chatham                  Oct. 5th   12:00 p.m.


GIRL SCOUTS, grade 2 and above are eligible to receive special Catholic recognitions upon completion of a variety

of programs.  For further information see pink flyer (with permission slip) at entrances of the church or visit www.rcda.org

(offices/scouting/Girl Scout Award) or call Sue B. Delp G.S. Religious Coordinator for our Service area at 758-9035 or email her at jetmetnet.com.   Awards will be given out during Mass on Girl Scout Sunday in March or at the Cathedral in May by Bishop Scharfenberger.



Northern Columbia County Parish Mission

hosted by Saint Joseph’s Parish

on October 14th, 15th, and 16th

from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.

 The topic of the three-day mission will be

“The Gift of Grace.”

Each evening will be an independent module focusing on a different aspect of the same common theme:

For in depth information see hand out at the entrances of the church.




Renowned composer of modern hymns and songs at

St. Patrick’s Church,

24 N. Washington Street, Athens, NY

Friday, Sept. 26th     7:00 p.m. “Here I am Lord”,

                                                    an evening of music

Saturday, Sept. 27th  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

“Renewing Our Call to Discipleship” an afternoon of reflection.  Sponsored by the Community of Saint Patrick.   Free will offering


St. Joseph Yard Sale & Church Open House

at Stuyvesant Falls

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 26th & 27th

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

     Table Rental $10.00 - contact Rose Ann at 828-8722

Church Open House is part of the

2014 Stuyvesant Historic House Tours


VOCATIONS – do you know someone who is thinking about the priesthood or do you know someone you think might be called?  Encourage them to meet up with other discerners and some of our seminarians at the monthly Evening Prayer, Mass and dinner hosted by Fr. Ligato at St. Jude’s in Wynantskill.  The next one is Oct. 16th at 6:00 p.m.  Question? Contact Fr. Dan at djquinn1@me.com or stop by and see him. Registration form is located at the entrances of the church.


STOP HUNGER NOW - Meal packing event takes place at the Kinderhook Reformed Church on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 p.m.  Interested volunteers can sign up by calling 758-6401 or go to krc@fairpoint.net.


Upcoming Events - watch for details

Fashion Show – Oct. 18th  

Diocesan Fall Gathering - Oct. 25th

Senior Citizen Luncheon - Oct. 28th





Sat    9/20  4:00 Edward E. Crowley by the

                  Scharoun Family

                & Irene Gage by the “Elves”

Sun    9/21  7:30 William Wrigley by the

                  Berneri Family

                & Frances Kaminski by

                  Sharon Hall

            10:30 A Special Intention by

                  Paul Arndt

                & Thomas Maher by Steven &

                  Ruth Ellen Berninger

Mon    9/22 10:30 Constance Dempsey by her


Wed    9/24 10:30 David & Phelicia Lee

Sat    9/27  4:00 Joseph Goodine by

                  Marietta Friess

                & Betty Moore by John & Pat


                & Rosemen St. Germaine by

                  her children

Sun    9/28  7:30 Alice Gauvreau by the

                  Gage family

                & Special Intention by Paul


            10:30 Joseph & Theresa Viggiano

                  by Donna Accuosti

                & Theresa Garland & Ann

                  Smith by Bernadette

                  Campion and family

                & Margaret “Peggy” Butcher

                  by her family




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Ezekiel 18:25-28                           “Remember your mercies, Philippians 21-11                               O Lord. ”

Matthew 21:28-32                                 



Please keep in your prayers the sick and home bound of our parish and for those who care for them:  

Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, Bob Babirad, Kim Bellosi, Allison, Grace & Stella Brainard, Alfred Carpentier, Martin Casey, Gerard Cimon, Zoe Covey, Jane DiMura, Marian Dobert, Frank Doleski, Dorothy Drew, William Dupuis,  Nancy & Michael Ferrari, Charlie Flatt, Richard Fuerst, Sr., Dan Furey, Donald Gaylord, Margaret Gorke, Elizabeth Guiden,  Owen Hogan, Special Intention, Joanne Jakiela,, Morey Lampson, William Lindberg, Damian Monahan, Andrew McDermott, Melissa Ann Murray, Madi Panfilloff,   Barbara Prezdpelski, Tim Renn, Alice Salvatore, Mr. Edward Scharfenberger, Glenn Simmons, Anne Smith, Sean Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia Stampfli, Edwin Strehler,

Janet Van Leuvan and Erica Wordon.


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