The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, November 21, 2014

"Her first presentation to God, made by the hands of her parents and by her own  devotion, was then an offering most acceptable in his sight. Let our  consecration of ourselves to God be made under her patronage, and assisted by  her powerful intercession and the union of her merits."-ewtn

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November 22/23, 2014

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22/23
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm J. Brown B. Walling
7:30 am J. Morena E. Dorian
9:00 am D. Missalidis N. Miller
10:30 am A. Stipak R. Farrell
12:00 nn M. Lundy N. Krebs
5:00 pm ______ M. Giglio

Catholic Campaign for Human Development, November 22/23, 2014



 “Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!”-Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Rio De Janeiro
Mission & Identity:  The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ...  release to captives ...  sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)
The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.
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The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes.
Together, we can make a difference in families and communities across the United States. Please donate prayerfully and generously. Thank you.
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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 23, 2014

Brothers and sisters:
Let us give thanks to the Father,
who has made you fit to share
in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.
He delivered us from the power of darkness
and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Canonization Mass and Angelus, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving-Human Development Offering, November 23, 2014

Thank You for helping us break the cycle of poverty for a lifetime.

Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014

THANKSGIVING AFTER MASS
Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God, I thank You, for even though I am a sinner, your unprofitable servant, not because of my worth but in the kindness of your mercy, You have fed me with the Precious Body & Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
 I pray that this Holy Communion may not bring me condemnation and punishment but forgiveness and salvation.
 May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will.  May it purify me from evil ways and put an end to my evil passions.
 May it bring me charity and patience, humility and obedience, and growth in the power to do good.  May it be my strong defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible, and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses,
 bodily and spiritual.
 May it unite me more closely to you, the One true God, and lead me safely through death to everlasting happiness with You. And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where you, with Your Son and holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect happiness to your saints. grant this through Christ our Lord,
AMEN-THE PRAYER OF  SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS/EWTN

November 29/30, 2014

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29/30
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm B. Warren F. Warren
7:30 am R.Padavano G. Roeder
9:00 am N. Carey J.Iaquinto
10:30 am C.Quinn R. Palmer
12:00 nn T. Urato J. Navilio

First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014

Brothers and sisters:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to my God always on your account
for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,
that in him you were enriched in every way,
with all discourse and all knowledge,
as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,
so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift
as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He will keep you firm to the end,
irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful,
and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.-Reading 2 1 Cor 1:3-9,usccb.org

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.
Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life And Vocations, usccb.org  © 2014, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Logo courtesy of National Religious Vocation Conference. Used with permission.
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World Aids Day, December 1, 2014

 " If it infects one of us…it affects all of us."

World AIDS Day is recognized every year on December 1. It is a day when the entire community recognizes the impact of HIV and AIDS and its effects on the global family. World AIDS Day is also a day when the world joins hands and hearts to address the pain, the stigma, and the great loss of so many lives. World AIDS Day is a time for us as Black Catholics to unite with the international community in addressing AIDS. It is a time for us to witness, by words and action, the compassion of Jesus as we pray as a people of faith and hope for the healing of HIV and AIDS.-usccb.org
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Friday of the First Week of Advent, December 5, 2014

Responsorial Psalm ps 27:1, 4, 13-14
R. (1a) The Lord is my light and my salvation. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation. One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: To dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD and contemplate his temple.
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation. I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD. R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.-usccb.org

Second Sunday of Advent, December 7, 2014

Responsorial Psalm ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
R/ (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. I will hear what God proclaims; the LORD—for he proclaims peace to his people. Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him, glory dwelling in our land.
R/ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and justice shall look down from heaven.
R/ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. The LORD himself will give his benefits; our land shall yield its increase. Justice shall walk before him, and prepare the way of his steps.
R/ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.-usccb.org

Flowering Offering, December 7, 2014

In Memory Of A Loved One


...one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through
all and in all-

Ephesians 4:5-6

Defining Thankfulness

The Thanksgiving Song

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Participating in Faithful Citizenship

Veteran's Day, November 11, 2014

Our Lady and Me

" 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
Marian Glossary
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

The Seven Sacraments

ARE YOU REGISTERED?

IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED IN THE PARISH, PLEASE DO. WE CANNOT ISSUE SPONSOR CERTIFICATES FOR BAPTISM
OR
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.

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: 
November 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm Rectory Meeting Room
Spanish Speaking:  
December 2, 2014 @ 7:00pm  Rectory Meeting Room

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: November 22, 2014 @ 12nn
December 7, 2014 @ 3:00pm
December 14, 2014 @ 3:00pm
December 27, 2014 @ 12nn
Spanish:  December 20, 2014 @ 12nn

The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8, 2014

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord, Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord,      Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Grant we beseech Thee, O Lord God, 
that we, Thy servants,  may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body:       and, by the glorious intercession of the blessed Mary, ever Virgin,  be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal gladness. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.-ewtn 
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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 2014

Responsorial Psalm jdt 13:18bcde, 19

R. (15:9d) You are the highest honor of our race. Blessed are you, daughter, by the Most High God, above all the women on earth; and blessed be the LORD God, the creator of heaven and earth. R. You are the highest honor of our race. Your deed of hope will never be forgotten by those who tell of the might of God. R. You are the highest honor of our race.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, deserving of all praise; from you rose the sun of justice, Christ our God. R. Alleluia, alleluia.-usccb.org

Third Sunday of Advent, December 14, 2014

Reading 2 1 thes 5:16-24

Brothers and sisters: Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances. Test everything; retain what is good. Refrain from every kind of evil.
May the God of peace make you perfectly holy and may you entirely, spirit, soul, and body, be preserved blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will also accomplish it.-usccb.org

Retirement Fund for Religious, December 14, 2014

"The Retirement Fund for Religious (RFR) is the annual appeal coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO). Originally known as the Tri-Conference Retirement Office, the  NRRO was established in 1986 and is sponsored by the  Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Council of Major Superiors of Women  Religious, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops." -  Please CLICK HERE for more information...
May God Bless you for your generosity.  The retired religious will remember you in their prayers. Collection at St. Johns Church on December 14, 2014

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

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

  
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