SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20/21
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm B.Brown M.Giglio
7:30 am T.Geraci V.Deluca
9:00 am N.Carey T.Yates
10:30 am A.Stipak R.Farrell
12:00 nn M.Martin N.Krebs
5:00 pm J.Navilio
This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 21, 2014, and will focus on the theme "Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness." Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.-usccb.org
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SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27/28
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm J. Brown R. Folchi
7:30 am J. Morena E. Dorian
9:00 am M. Iaquinto R. Palmer
10:30 am C. Quinn T. Yates
12:00 nn M. Lundy T. LaGrutta
5:00 pm R. Farrell
Addressing Domestic Violence in the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Fr. Stephen Dohner, Ph.D. Helping Victims of Domestic Violence
Those who have been abused by an intimate partner (spouse, dating partner) often grapple with spiritual issues related to the abuse, their role in the relationship, the importance of forgiveness, the meaning of suffering, and their relationship with God. These issues may affect the individual's understanding of sin—the victim's or the abuser's—and the need for reconciliation.
Violence can destroy a person's faith in God or their sense that God loves or cares about them. At the same time, it leads victims to wonder how someone who loves them can do such horrible things to them. Those who live with abuse are often filled with guilt or anger toward their partner or toward God who allows these things to happen.-Click Here for further information Click Here for information & resources
Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
O LORD, you have probed me and you know me;
you know when I sit and when I stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar.-usccb.org
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"CCUSA’S Annual Gathering is the preeminent gathering for Catholic Charities professionals, volunteers, and partners to advance our work, strategize about poverty reduction, and celebrate our shared identity. Attendees will come away with innovative program ideas, templates for future work, and new skills to reduce poverty in communities across the country."-catholiccharitiesusa.org Click Here for more information
Open your hearts to life! The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events. The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes a program packet each year to call attention to numerous human life issues. These materials are especially helpful for priests, parish groups and other organizations. CLICK HERE for more information
"On October 8, 2013, Pope Francis announced that in October 2014 there would be an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on topics related to the family and evangelization. Subsequent communications made clear that the Extraordinary General Assembly would be followed by an Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2015, on the same topics."
What is the Synod of Bishops?
"The Synod of Bishops is a permanent institution of the Catholic Church. It was established by Pope Paul VI in 1965, shortly after the close of the Second Vatican Council, to continue the spirit of collegiality and communion that was present at the Council. The Synod is an assembly of bishops from around the world who assist the Holy Father by providing counsel on important questions facing the Church in a manner that preserves the Church's teaching and strengthens her internal discipline."-usccb.org
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Steersman unseen! henceforth the helms are Thine;
Take Thou command—(what to my petty skill Thy navigation?)
My hands, my limbs grow nerveless;
My brain feels rack’d, bewilder’d; Let the old timbers part—I will not part!
I will cling fast to Thee, O God, though the waves buffet me;
Thee, Thee, at least, I know.-Walt Whitman’s Prayer of Columbus/patheos.com
REGISTRATION FOR ST. JOHN’S RCIA PROGRAM
What is RCIA? RCIA is a Church program intended for:
*Adult Catholics who have not received the Sacraments of
Eucharist and Confirmation.
*For Non-Catholics who want to become Catholic and to receive the Sacraments.
*For un-Baptized adults who want to be Baptized Catholic and receive the Sacraments.
The program begins on October 16th at 7 pm and continues every
Thursday, in the rectory meeting room. For more information
call Margaret Giglio at 275-0781.
...one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through
all and in all-
" Mary embraces God's will and freely chooses to cooperate with God's grace, thereby fulfilling a crucial role in God's plan of salvation. Throughout the centuries, the Church has turned to the Blessed Virgin in order to come closer to Christ. Many forms of piety toward the Mother of God developed that help bring us closer to her Son. In these devotions to Mary, "while the Mother is honored, the Son, through whom all things have their being and in whom it has pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell, is rightly known, loved and glorified and . . . all His commands are observed." The Church honors her as the Mother of God, looks to her as a model of perfect discipleship, and asks for her prayers to God on our behalf."-usccb.org
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mary
Prayer on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Holy & Feast Days for 2014
All Sundays~Holy day of Obligation
The following is a list of the dates of the Holy Days of Obligation in the United States for 2014
IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED IN THE PARISH, PLEASE DO. WE CANNOT ISSUE SPONSOR CERTIFICATES FOR BAPTISM
CONFIRMATION, UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED IN OUR PARISH. REGISTRATION CARDS MAY BE FOUND IN THE REAR OF THE CHURCH OR AT THE PARISH OFFICE. THANK YOU.
1. Birth Certificate.
2. Parents must take a Baptism preparation class.
3. The Sponsors (God Parents) must be Catholic, 14 years of age or older, have received their confirmation, and if they are married they must be married in the Catholic Church. They also have to bring a sponsor certificate. (A letter from the sponsor’s parish stating that they are a practicing Catholic and able to be a sponsor for Confirmation.)
4. If the parents are not registered in our parish they also need to get a letter from their pastor giving us permission to baptize their child.
5. Children who are 7 years of age or older must register in Religious Education classes before receiving their sacraments.
We need for all these requirements to be met before we baptize your child.
Please call us (845) 294-5328 to register for your baptism preparation class.
September 23, 2014 @ 7:30 pm Rectory Meeting Room
October 28, 2014 @ 7:30 pm Rectory Meeting Room
November 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm Rectory Meeting Room
October 7, 2014 @ 7:00pm Rectory Meeting Room
November 4, 2014 @ 7:00pm Rectory Meeting Room
December 2, 2014 @ 7:00pm Rectory Meeting Room
YOU MUST CALL AHEAD TO REGISTER AT THE PARISH OFFICE---845-294-5328
Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit-John 3:5,usccb.org
English: September 27, 2014 @ 12nn
October 5, 2014 @ 3:00pm
October 25, 2014 @ 12nn
November 2, 2014 @ 3:00pm
November 9, 2014 @ 3:00pm
November 22, 2014 @ 12nn
December 7, 2014 @ 3:00pm
December 14, 2014 @ 3:00pm
December 27, 2014 @ 12nn
Spanish: September 20, 2014 @ 12nn
October 18, 2014 @ 12nn
December 20, 2014 @ 12nn
What is World Mission Sunday?
For this year’s World Mission Sunday celebration, we are focusing on the words from St. Matthew’s Gospel, “I Will Build My Church” (Matthew 16:18), highlighting the outreach of local churches through priests, religious and laity among the poor and marginalized half a world away.
World Mission Sunday is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church's missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice. Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on the next-to-last Sunday in October. Offerings from Catholics in the United States, on World Mission Sunday and throughout the year, are combined with offerings from Catholics around the globe and distributed to mission dioceses — about 1,100 at this time.-Click Here for more information/onefamilyinmission.org
“Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving,
honor, power, and might
be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me,
“Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?”
I said to him, “My lord, you are the one who knows.”
He said to me,
“These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress;
they have washed their robes
and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.”-usccb.org
The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. In the time of their visitation they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble; they shall judge nations and rule over peoples, and the LORD shall be their King forever. Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with his elect.-Wisdom 3:1-9/usccb.org
National Vocation Awareness Week November 2-9, 2014
The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week in the fall begining this November.
God calls us all to live our faith and seek out our vocation to become a deacon, priest, religious sister, married or single person. Perhaps God is calling you to the priesthood or consecrated life. Will you have the courage to follow your heart? We are all called to love and serve Him and one another. As we continue to walk in the light of Christ and to serve our Lord with our whole heart, mind and soul, may we be filled with the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and seek to forgive all who have hurt us. National Vocation Awareness Week is a time for reflection and during National Vocation Awareness Week, we encourage all Catholics to:
Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers and sisters,
and observe those who thus conduct themselves
according to the model you have in us.
For many, as I have often told you
and now tell you even in tears,
conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ.
Their end is destruction.
Their God is their stomach;
their glory is in their “shame.”
Their minds are occupied with earthly things.
But our citizenship is in heaven,
and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
He will change our lowly body
to conform with his glorified Body
by the power that enables him also
to bring all things into subjection to himself.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters,
whom I love and long for, my joy and crown,
in this way stand firm in the Lord, beloved.-usccb.org
No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one’s life
for one’s friends.-John 15:13