SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL PICNIC
ST. JOHN’S ANNUAL PICNIC WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPT. 1ST
FROM 11AM TO 4 PM AT CRAIGVILLE PARK. JOIN THE FUN &
GOOD FOOD; TICKETS ARE $5.00 PER PERSON.
Show your deeds to your servants, your glory to their children. May the favor of the Lord our God be ours. Prosper the work of our hands! Prosper the work of our hands!-Psalm 90-16-17,usccb.org
The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.
Trust in the LORD and do good,
that you may dwell in the land and be fed in security.
Take delight in the LORD,
and he will grant you your heart’s requests.
R. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.
Commit to the LORD your way; trust in him, and he will act.
He will make justice dawn for you like the light;
bright as the noonday shall be your vindication.
R. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.-Psalm 37, usccb.org
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6/7
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm B.Warren, F.Warren F.Warren
7:30 am R.Padavano, C.Rutkowski E.Dorian
9:00 am A.Scanlon, D.Missalidis R.Palmer
10:30 am C.Quinn, K.Pardo N. Miller
12:00 nn M Rosolowski, L.Vinti J.Navillo
5:00 pm Youth Group
Quote: "Today the barren Anna claps her hands for joy, the earth radiates with light, kings sing their happiness, priests enjoy every blessing, the entire universe rejoices, for she who is queen and the Father's immaculate bride buds forth from the stem of Jesse" (adapted from Byzantine Daily Worship).-americancatholic.org
When is Patriot Day? Patriot Day is celebrated on September 11th every year. On December 18th, 2001, this day was signed into a law so as to remember those who gave their lives for the country in terrorist attacks.
What is done on Patriot Day? On Patriot day, Americans fly their flags at half-staff. Everyone observes a few moments of silence to honor those people who gave their lives for the country and its people. This day is taken seriously and is observed by each and every American citizen. Patriot’s Day is all about respecting and honoring every patriot.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Today is a difficult day. The memories are painful and some of the wounds I fear may never heal. Yet I pray you will help me to go on living for truth, firm in my hope of your salvation. May I live for you, Lord, and by doing so, be an example to my friends and family. I pray, just like Jesus, I may learn obedience through these things that I have suffered. Help me not to question why, yet even if I do, give me courage to continue to trust you. Help me take the comfort and strength you've poured into my life and use it to comfort and strengthen others who need hope.
I pray I might become a better person and help make the world a better place because of this terrible event. Thank you for the heroes that gave so sacrificially on September 11. Help me to remember their courage and learn from them. I want my life to be worthy of you Lord, so make of it what you desire, and use me to fulfill your purposes. May the evil of that day cause me and my family to work harder to do good on this Earth and to bring your light into the dark places. Help me to never stop believing in you and living my life for you.
Lord, heal all those who were crushed and broken on that day. May they come to experience your presence and know your peace. Amen. -christianity.about.com
Comment: Mary always points us to God, reminding us of God's infinite goodness. She helps us to open our hearts to God's ways, wherever those may lead us. Honored under the title “Queen of Peace,” Mary encourages us to cooperate with Jesus in building a peace based on justice, a peace that respects the fundamental human rights (including religious rights) of all peoples.
Quote: “Lord our God, when your Son was dying on the altar of the cross, he gave us as our mother the one he had chosen to be his own mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant that we who call upon the holy name of Mary, our mother, with confidence in her protection may receive strength and comfort in all our needs” (Marian Sacramentary, Mass for the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary).americancatholic.org
But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord
through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.-Galatians 6:14, usccb.org
St. Joseph’s Seminary and College, founded in 1896, is the major seminary of the Archdiocese of New York. Its primary mission is to serve the Church by forming men for the Catholic priesthood. Beginning in 2012, St. Joseph’s functions as the principal institution of priestly formation for the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. St. Joseph’s also welcomes seminarians from other archdioceses, dioceses, eparchies, and other religious congregations.
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At the cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last.
Through her heart, his sorrow sharing, All his bitter anguish bearing, Now at length the sword had passed.
Oh, how sad and sore distressed Was that Mother highly blessed Of the sole begotten One!
Christ above in torment hangs, She beneath beholds the pangs Of her dying, glorious Son.
Is there one who would not weep, ‘Whelmed in miseries so deep, Christ’s dear Mother to behold?
Can the human heart refrain From partaking in her pain, In that mother’s pain untold?
Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled, She beheld her tender Child, All with bloody scourges rent.
For the sins of his own nation Saw him hang in desolation Till his spirit forth he sent.
O sweet Mother! font of love, Touch my spirit from above, Make my heart with yours accord.
Make me feel as you have felt; Make my soul to glow and melt With the love of Christ, my Lord.
Holy Mother, pierce me through, In my heart each wound renew Of my Savior crucified.
Let me share with you his pain, Who for all our sins was slain, Who for me in torments died.
Let me mingle tears with you, Mourning him who mourned for me, All the days that I may live.
By the cross with you to stay, There with you to weep and pray, Is all I ask of you to give.
Virgin of all virgins blest! Listen to my fond request: Let me share your grief divine.
Let me to my latest breath, In my body bear the death Of that dying Son of yours.-Stabat Mater,usccb.org
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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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...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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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
September 2, 2014 @ 7:00pm 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 7, 2014 @ 3:00pm
September 14, 2014 @ 3:00pm
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
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
"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
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.
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: