Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 9th
& 10th, 2015
MOTHER’S DAY ROSE SALE which benefits the Alight Pregnancy Center will take place after Masses this weekend. Single stem $2.50 and 1 dozen $25.00.
Your purchase supports the special help this organization
provides. We thank the John J. Curran Knights of Columbus Council for
coordinating the sale for our parish.
P. DELP MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE will
take place on Monday, May 18th
1:00 -7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. To schedule an appointment, please call Dick
Draper at 828-6858.
– Suggested items for MAY are: cereal, tuna, canned fruit and
brownie mix. All items should be
unopened with expiration dates in the future.
In March they assisted 90 families helping 342 people.
Grocery store bags would be greatly appreciated.
APPEAL - commitment envelopes are in
the pews and at the entrances of the Church.
You can return the envelopes in the collection basket or to the
office. Your gift /pledge will assist
our parish in offsetting, dollar for dollar our assessment responsibility of $58,517.00 to our Diocesan Church. Your gift/pledge allows the works of outreach
and service to continue in both our Parish and our Diocese.
COLLECTION was $4,670.50
Same week last year was $4,787.75
Bread was baked this weekend by
Bread will be baked next weekend by
Marvin and Shannon Perez
who have become U.S. Citizens
recipient of the Eileen Flannagan
to be presented at Spring Enrichment.
FARMERS MARKET begins May 17th See handout at
entrances of the church.
Congratulations to 4th graders
who received the
Sacrament of First Reconciliation
Taylor Aubin Beckie Grace
Alexa Barkley Maggie Grace
Cody Cavagnaro Ryan
Christian Katie Ogden
Geiger Anna Sundwall
We thank their Catechists
Emily Farrell, Nanci
Mariarty, Alex Shileds
CONFIRMANDI: Your certificates are available by the church kitchen
expedition like no other
with God’s Mighty Power
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
July 13th - 17th
9 a.m.- noon
For children entering Kindergarten
Space is limited!
Flyers are available at
the entrances of the church
20th ANNUAL INTERFAITH BACCALAUREATE Planning meeting - All seniors are encouraged to come
and begin planning their special event on Monday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. Baccalaureate will take place on Sunday. June 21st at 7:00 p.m. The
Baccalaureate is an interfaith service for
all graduating seniors and their families in thanksgiving for what has been and
in celebration for what is ahead.
NCYC TRIP MEETING for those attending and their parents, will take place on Sunday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m.
RUN FOR VOCATIONS will take place on May 31st
at 2:00 p.m. at Crossings in Albany.
Register by May 15th by contacting sister Rosemary Ann Cuneo,
CR at email@example.com or
It is impossible for
me to express my gratitude and affection for all of those involved in last
week’s First Communion liturgies. The
children were wonderful and inspiring. I am sure that the
Light that shines so brightly in them was nurtured by the families, catechists
and all who love them.
Rev. Richard Nahman, O.S.A., an Augustinian priest for whom I have the greatest
respect, will be presiding and preaching at four of our liturgies (the 4 pm Vigil and 10:30 am Sunday Liturgy
at St. John the Baptist, the 5:30 pm Vigil and 9:00 am Sunday liturgy at St.
James). Father Nahman will share his
personal witness about Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the impoverished
throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
I am sorry that he will not be able to celebrate at any of the St.
Joseph liturgies, his schedule is partially dictated by the fact that he is
filling in for Fr. Dan while he is on vacation this week.
Reyes, O.S.A., a member of Fr. Nahman’s order and now Parochial Vicar at St.
Augustine Church in Troy will be joining us in Stuyvesant Falls this weekend
and will be celebrating the liturgy in Spanish this week and next. Father Reyes serves in Hispanic Ministry and
we look forward to his assistance along with Fr. Nahman and our own Fr. Jack.
I have a special
place in my heart for the Augustinians as one of my previous churches adjoined
theirs in Lansingburg and I was privileged to serve on their School Board. The Northern site and its surrounding area
were served by the Augustinians, including Fr. Nahman. Please join me in welcoming these fine
priests who will share their insights as to how the Gospel is lived in our day.
As our hearts and
minds are opened to God’s children throughout the world, I hope that everyone joins
me in renewing our commitment to carry out the mission of the church to love
and serve others. We are in the midst
of our Annual Bishop’s Appeal and I encourage you to prayerfully contribute a
gift or pledge. Think of all the lives
that are touched and be proud of what the Church is able to do in our name and
in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
God bless you and keep you.
Thursday, May 14th
Schedule for our Cluster Parishes
the Baptist – 11:00 a.m.
Joseph’s - Stuyvesant Falls – 7:00 p.m.
Stottville – 9:00 a.m.
St. James –
Chatham 8:00 a.m.
THIS WEEK’S MASS SCHEDULE
4:00 David Dudley by Marietta
& Ruth O’Bryan by Chris
7:30 Dolly Bogardus by Jeannie
& Shane Wenz
& Anne Debrino by Nancy
& Theresa Nichols by Mamie
& Pete Brahm
10:30 Francis & Raymond
Kaminski by their family
& Mary Rutherford by Frank
& Eileen Szepessy
& A special Intention by
Mon 5/11 11:00 Robert Hall by friends
Wed 5/13 11:00 Louise Wallace by family
Ascension 11:00 William Accuosti by
& Health of Joseph
Martino by the Nelson
Sat 5/16 4:00
Roseann Purcell by
Pierina Porretta by Elena
Calabrese & Family
Sun 5/17 7:30 Dolly Bogardus by Jeannie
& Shane Wenz
& Dorothy Costa by the
10:30 Glenn Wallace by David
& Jennifer Pelesz
& Andrew McDermott by the
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17,20a, 20c-26
1 John 4:11-16 The Lord has set his throne
John 17:11b-19 in heaven.
in your prayers the sick and home bound of our parish and those who care for
Elmer Allen, Isabel Arndt, 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, Fr.
Gary Gelfenbien, Elizabeth Guiden, Owen Hogan, Joanne Jakiela, Janet Kerr,
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, Maryann Rotter, Rita Ryan, Alice Salvatore,
Helen Schneider, Magdi Sidarous, Caroline Simpson, Special Intention, Sean
Spicer, Kevin Sutton, Tricia
Stampfli, Edwin Strehler, Lyn Vail, Jackie Waterhouse,
and Erica Wordon.