A Year of Consecrated Life, November 30, 2014-February 2, 2016

In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world. YCL will begin on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014. It will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016

 Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offer­ing of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daugh­ters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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December 20/21, 2014

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 20/21
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm J. Brown B. Walling
7:30 am J. Morena E. Dorian
9:00 am D. Missalidis R. Palmer
10:30 am C. Quinn N. Miller
12:00 nn J. Kuehner T. Yates
5:00 pm _________ J. Navilio
 

First Day of Winter, December 21, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, 2014

Reading 2 rom 16:25-27

Brothers and sisters: To him who can strengthen you, according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret for long ages but now manifested through the prophetic writings and, according to the command of the eternal God, made known to all nations to bring about the obedience of faith, to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ be glory forever and ever. Amen.-usccb.org

December 24-25 & December 27/28 2014

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS FOR DEC. 24/25
Dec. 24th
Church 4:00 pm J. Kuehner
McCaffrey Hall 4:00 pm A. Scanlon
Church 12 Midnight M. Rosolowski
Dec. 25th 8:30 am ----------
10:30 am ----------
12:30 pm L. Vinti
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 27TH/28TH
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm B. Warren F. Warren
7:30 am R. Padavano V. Deluca
9:00 am N. Carey J. Iaquinto
10:30 am M. O’Donnell E. Dorian
12:00 nn M. Rosolowski N. Krebs
5:00 pm _________ M. Giglio

The Nativity of the Lord, Vigil, December 24, 2014

Gospel lk 1:67-79   Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying:
“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty Savior, born of the house of his servant David. Through his prophets he promised of old that he would save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hate us. He promised to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant. This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hand of our enemies, free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life. You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins. In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Christmas, December 25, 2014

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Mass During the Day Lectionary: 16

Reading 1 is 52:7-10  How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, “Your God is King!”
Hark! Your sentinels raise a cry, together they shout for joy, for they see directly, before their eyes, the LORD restoring Zion. Break out together in song, O ruins of Jerusalem! For the LORD comforts his people, he redeems Jerusalem. The LORD has bared his holy arm in the sight of all the nations; all the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God.-usccb.org

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, December 28, 2014

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Lectionary: 17

Reading 1 sir 3:2-6, 12-14  God sets a father in honor over his children; a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons. Whoever honors his father atones for sins, and preserves himself from them. When he prays, he is heard; he stores up riches who reveres his mother. Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children, and, when he prays, is heard. Whoever reveres his father will live a long life; he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother.
My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives. Even if his mind fail, be considerate of him; revile him not all the days of his life; kindness to a father will not be forgotten, firmly planted against the debt of your sins —a house raised in justice to you.-usccb.org

New Years Eve, December 31, 2014

The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas Lectionary: 204

Reading 1 1 jn 2:18-21  Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of our number; if they had been, they would have remained with us. Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number. But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. I write to you not because you do not know the truth but because you do, and because every lie is alien to the truth.-usscb.org

New Years Day, January 1, 2015

Responsorial Psalm Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8. 
R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy. May God have pity on us and bless us; may he let his face shine upon us. So may your way be known upon earth; among all nations, your salvation. R. May God bless us in his mercy. May the nations be glad and exult because you rule the peoples in equity; the nations on the earth you guide. R. May God bless us in his mercy. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you! May God bless us, and may all the ends of the earth fear him! R. May God bless us in his mercy.

  
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all and in all-

Ephesians 4:5-6

Advent Calendar

"The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas)."
"Advent devotions including the Advent wreath, remind us of the meaning of the season. Our Advent calendar above can help you fully enter in to the season with daily activity and prayer suggestions to prepare you spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ."-usccb.org
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Church of St. John the Evangelist
Christmas Schedule
2014


MASSES FOR CHRISTMAS
Wednesday - December 24th
4:00pm (in Church & in McCaffrey Hall)
6:00pm
9:00pm Bilingual (Spanish-English)
12:00 Midnight
(Carols at 11:30pm)
Thursday - December 25th
8:30am
10:30am
12:30pm
Friday - December 26th
ONE MASS @ 9:00am
Saturday - December 27th
8:00am & 5:00pm

New Year's Schedule
2014
Confessions
Saturday - December 27th
4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Saturday - December 27th
Vigil For The Holy Family Of Jesus,
Mary & Joseph
5:00pm
  
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Sunday- December 28th
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am,
12:00nn, 1:30pm & 5:00pm

December 29th, 30th & 31st
ONE MASS @ 9:00am

Vigil for the Solemnity of Mary,
The Holy Mother of God
Wednesday - December 31st, @ 7:00pm


Masses for the Solemnity of Mary,
The Holy Mother of God
Thursday - January 1st
9:00am & 12:00nn

Friday - January 2nd
ONE MASS @ 9:00am

We wish all of our parishioners and visitors a happy, healthy and peace-filled New Year.

Fr. Robert Barron on Christmas

Fr. Robert Barron on The Spirituality of Advent

Fr. Robert Barron on The Advent Revolution

Daily Advent Reflections from Fr. Robert Barron

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

The Seven Sacraments

Requirements for Baptisms at Saint John's

1.  Birth Certificate.
2Parents 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.
P
lease call us (845) 294-5328 to register for your baptism preparation class.

Pre-Baptism Class

English Speaking: 
TBA  
Spanish Speaking:  
TBA

YOU MUST CALL AHEAD TO REGISTER AT THE PARISH OFFICE---845-294-5328

 

Baptisms at St. John the Evangelist in Goshen, New York

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:  December 27, 2014 @ 12nn
Spanish:  TBA

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