Pope Francis General Audience, October 22, 2014

Press conference on the World Meeting of Popular Movements, October 24, 2014

Meeting with the Schönstatt Movement, October 25, 2014

October 25/26, 2014

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 25th/26th
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm J. Brown M. Giglio
7:30 am J. Morena V.DeLuca
9:00 am M. Iaquinto J. Iaquinto
10:30 am M.O’Donnell J. Navilio
12:00 nn J. Kuehner N. Krebs
5:00 pm ______ R. Farrell

Angelus Domini, October 26, 2014

All Saints Day, November 1, 2014

“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 Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls), November 2, 2014

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

Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 2, 2014

Election Day, November 3, 2014

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 2-9, 2014

National Vocation Awareness Week   November 2-9, 2014
The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week in the fall beginning  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:

  • Take time to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
  • Reflect on our own vocation and strengthen our personal relationship with Christ.
  • Educate our young people about the importance of silent prayer and taking the time to truly
  • Listen to God's voice in our hearts.-archstl.org
    Be sure to read "A Culture of Vocations"
    by Fr. Chris Martin

     “Let us do all we can to pursue the path toward unity.”~Pope Benedict XVI ~

Frist Friday, November 7, 2014

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

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, November 9, 2014

Reading 2 1 cor 3:9c-11, 16-17 
Brothers and sisters: You are God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon it. But each one must be careful how he builds upon it, for no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.

Anniversary Mass, November 9, 2014

25TH AND 50TH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The celebration Mass will take place at St. John’s on
November 9th at 10:30 am. Please call the office to give your
name, wedding date, and phone number no later than Nov. 7th.

Veteran's Day, November 11, 2014

No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one’s life
for one’s friends.
-John 15:13

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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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.

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


...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

All Souls Day

Fr. Robert Barron on All Saints Day

Why pray to the saints?

Prayer Inspiration

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: 
October 28, 2014 @ 7:30 pm Rectory Meeting Room
November 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm Rectory Meeting Room
Spanish Speaking:  
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

 

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: 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:  December 20, 2014 @ 12nn

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

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

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

  
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