Schedule of Services

Weekday Masses
(Monday – Friday)

7:30 AM and 12:15 PM

Weekend Masses:
12:15 PM (Saturday)
5:30 PM (Saturday)
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
5:30 PM
7:30 PM

Holy Days
7:30 AM
12:15 PM
7:00 PM

Liturgy of the Hours

Recited on Weekdays
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 PM

Rosary

Weekdays at 11:55 AM

Reconciliation

Weekdays 11:45 – 12:10
Saturday 11:45 – 12:10 / 5:00 – 5:30

Novena Prayers

St. Anne – Tuesday after the 12:15 Mass St. Peter Julian Eymard – Thursday

after the 12:15 Mass

Goal for the 2018 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal:

$110,000

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THE CARDINAL’S APPEAL IS UNDER WAY 
Registered parishioners have received a letter from the Cardinal sharing his goals for this year’s Appeal. He reminded us of our mission to continue bringing Jesus’ message to the people of our Archdiocese. Therefore, we must ensure that: our ministry groups reach out in Adult Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, Young Adult Outreach, and University Apostolates; that our parishes have enough money to operate, and have priests to serve in them; that we continue our prison and hospital ministry; reach out to families, assist our retired priests and religious; help to keep our grade schools and religious education programs healthy and effective, and our reach out to the poor.

Our goal for this year’s Appeal has been set at $111,000. Please consider a donation to the Appeal. There will be envelopes at the rear of the church for the next few months for your convenience. Thank you.

Stewardship Report

The Sunday collection…..

Checks: $5,043.00
Cash: $2,812.00
WeShare donations amounted to: $2,415.00

Total: $10,270.00

Please take note: All user data, scheduled recurring donations, and scheduled one-time donations are now handled by WeShare another online giving service

The Pastor's Reflection

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARISH OFFICE

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of Presidents’ Day, and will reopen on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.


RITE OF SENDING/RITE OF ELECTION

At the 11:00 AM Mass this week, we will bless our catechumens: St. Jean’s Baptiste High School students Alexandra Illa-Acosta and Thais Peralta, along with adults Mei Van Bergh and Mark Van Sickle. They have been preparing to enter the Catholic Church with Ms. Rosemarie Beitz of St. Jean Baptiste High School and our RCIA team, Fr. Ernest Falardeau, SSS, Sister Stephanie Veluz, RSCJ and Ms. Joan Prenty.

This blessing will prepare them to be presented to the Archdiocesan community at 2:00 PM the same afternoon in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Cardinal Dolan will officiate at the ceremony. The Rite of Election is celebrated all over the world on the First Sunday of Lent. Their names will be recorded in Book of the Elect, and will be kept at St. Patrick’s. Please pray for them as they enter into this intense period of prayer and contemplation. They will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation at our Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 PM


ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

St. Jean’s will be taking part in a program sponsored by Con Ed to improve energy efficiency, and to help relieve the strain on the city’s electric grid. Con Ed will assist us in upgrading our plant. This will involve replacing many of our present lighting fixtures with LED compatible ones.

The cost to upgrade the Rectory is $37,485.00. Our portion of the bill will be $12,552.60.

The cost to upgrade the Community Center will be $14,745. Our portion of the bill will be $6,137.50. At the present time the many theatrical lights in the theater cannot be upgraded but we are studying the possibility of purchasing more energy efficient fixtures.

The entire Church cannot be upgraded at the present time because we have a number of theatrical lights (for the altar), high wattage lights (in the pendants) and exterior lights (for the exterior lighting of the church building), that are not yet able to be upgraded to LED fixtures. (The color of the light is an important factor.) We are looking into the possibility of replacing the present interior pendants with LED friendly fixtures, but this project is down the road. We will, however, be replacing all the fixtures we can. The present project for the church will cost $28,650.00. Our portion of the bill is $8,747.20.

Our cost for the entire project – upgrading the church, rectory and community center is $27,437.30. We should recoup our investment in one year.


THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF ST. PETER JULIAN EYMARD

Monday, February, 5th is a special day for the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. We celebrate the baptism of our founder, St. Peter Julian Eymard. He never celebrated his birth day, February 4th. He believed that the day of his spiritual birth more noteworthy. We invite you to pray with us as we celebrate our founder’s baptism.

Heavenly Father, you gave St. Peter Julian Eymard a deep sense of gratitude for the gift of his Baptism. He saw it as the beginning of a life filled with grace. Through his intercession, may we discover what you have called us to be at the time of our own baptism. Grant us the grace to live our Christian vocation in creative fidelity to your call. Amen.


NEW INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

The Our Lady of Peace Prayer group has launched an Intercessory Prayer Ministry every Sunday afternoon from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM. They gather in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the church for intercessory prayer for healing and special intentions. All are welcome to participate.

If you can’t come to the church, you can leave your intentions at the desk in the Parish Office or e-mail the intentions to: olpprayercommunity@gmail.com


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Religious Education classes are available for children preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation and their continuing religious education. For more information call Ms. Joan T. Prenty, Director of Religious Education, at 212-288-5082, ext 30, or email her at: stjeanbaptistereligioused@gmail.com. Our Toddler Play Group is in session in the Community Center From September through June.


TODDLER PLAY GROUP

The children enjoy their first “school” experience in our well-equipped and friendly play room. For information call the Play Group Director Pauline Reenock, at 212-472-2853 Ext. 2


FAMILY MASS 2017-2018 CALENDAR

March 4, 2018
April 8, 2018
May 6, 2018
Every Family Mass will be held at 11:00 AM followed
by a reception in the SJB High School Auditorium
immediately following the Mass. All are welcome!

–VERY IMPORTANT—-
Please remember to bring a non-perishable
food item to benefit the New York Common Pantry.
The children will have the opportunity to bring
these to the Altar.


CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING

The Our Lady of Peace Prayer group meets every Sunday from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM in the Wave Café of the High School, 173 E 75th Street. You may enter through the ramp of 76th Street at the East end of the rectory building. All are welcome!


SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP

Following the 11:00AM Mass each Sunday we invite everyone in the church to gather for coffee, juices, bagels and fellowship in the High School Auditorium. Enter the Auditorium through the large doors behind the organ area. We look forward to having you join us.


CALLING ALL SENIORS!

All are welcome at the Senior Luncheons which take place every Wednesday at 1:00 PM in the Great Hall of the Community Center. Donation: $3.00.

ADULTS

SACRAMENTS FOR ADULTS – RCIA

Are you interested in exploring Catholicism for yourself, or perhaps you know someone who might be interested in finding out more about our faith?  Were you baptized in another Christian Church, and are thinking about becoming a Catholic? Are you Catholic, but never received Confirmation or First Communion? Please consider joining the RCIA program

USHERS AND GREETERS NEEDED!


Ushers/greeters are needed for the Saturday and Sunday evening Masses. Please contact Joan Prenty director of St. Jean Baptiste Religious Education at 212-288-5082 ext. 30

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Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY 23-25

The Players are offering their Winter One Act Festival for One Weekend only: February 23 to 25; Friday/Saturday Evening at 8pm; Sunday at 3pm.

“Why Cupid Came to Earl’s Court” by Cosmo Hamilton, directed by Lucy Apicello

“The Education of Millie Lerner” by Eugene A. Lefkowitz “Only One” by Jay Fink

“The Informer” by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Susan Horowitz

“Transit Tales” by Pamela Robbins

As always, you are encouraged to attend what promises to be a very pleasant evening of entertainment. Regular admission: $25, Seniors and Students $20 S. Jean’s High School Auditorium 167 East 75th Street

Mass Intentions

 

THURSDAY, February 22
7:30 Dominga Ramos
12:15 Holy Souls Of Purgatory

FRIDAY, February 23
7:30 Francis Goss
12:15 Russell Battaglia

SATURDAY, February 24
12:15 Alanna O’Reilly
5:30 Susan Ayles Worth

SUNDAY, February 25
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
9:00 Lennix Lewis
11:00 Kate Berger
5:30 Jack Enright
11:00 The Zocche Family

MONDAY, February 26
7:30 Margaret Enright
12:15 Sean Enright

TUESDAY, February 27
7:30 For the Parishioners
12:15 For all enrolled in the Shrine of
St. Anne

WEDNESDAY, February 28
7:30 Vincent McDonnell
12:15 Alana O’Reilly

THURSDAY, March 1
7:30 Delia Moylan
12:15 Garvey & Mary Meade

FRIDAY, March 2
7:30 Jack Gallagher
12:15 Michael Joseph Urban

SATURDAY, March 3
12:15 Sr. Denise Conway, CND
5:30 Emmanuel Henry

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC OR AN ADULT NEEDING COMMUNION AND/OR CONFIRMATION?

Make an appointment with Joan Prenty, Director of Religious Education, through the Parish Office by calling 212-288-5082 ext 30.

Leave your contact information and she will get back to you to set up an appointment.