SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
(Monday – Friday)
7:30 AM and 12:15 PM
12:15 PM (Saturday)
5:30 PM (Saturday)
Liturgy of the Hours
Recited on Weekdays
Weekdays at 11:55 AM
Weekdays 11:45 – 12:10
Saturday 11:45 – 12:10 / 5:00 – 5:30
St. Anne – Tuesday after the 12:15 Mass
St. Peter Julian Eymard – Thursday after the 12:15 Mass
Checks: $ 4,556.00
Cash: $ 2,401.00
We Share: $ 875.00
Total: $ 7,832.00
In general, our weekly giving has been going down. We have gone as low as $7,000 in March. The result is that we are several payments behind on our monthly Archdiocesan tax of $30,000.
Once we start to slip it is very difficult to catch up. Our summer collections tend to be painfully low so we encourage you not to forget Saint Jean’s when you go away on weeks and vacations. We have a little less than $500,000 in savings. We try very hard not to dip in. Our goal is to collect a minimum of $10,000 a week.
Some financial information:
The rental of our facilities helps us cover the remainder of our expenses: payroll, heating, electric, gas, telephone, insurance, diocesan assessments and repairs but it’s not enough to enable us to put some money aside in any regular way.
FRIDAY, May 17
7:30 Mother’s Day Novena
12:15 Mara Brunetti Zocche
SATURDAY, May 18
12:15 Mother’s Day Novena
5:30 Salvatore Alfred Giarratano
SUNDAY, May 19
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
AID TO THE CHURCH IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
9:00 Antonio Pereira
11:00 Andre Lufau
5:30 Nelly Melo
7:30 Mother’s Day Novena
MONDAY, May 20
7:30 Mother’s Day Novena
12:15 Vincent McDonnell
TUESDAY, May 21
7:30 For the Parishioners
12:15 For all enrolled In the Shrine of St. Anne
WEDNESDAY, May 22
7:30 Mary O’Connor
12:15 Kristin Palapoli
THURSDAY, May 23
7:30 Francisca Garcia
12:15 Patrick J. Farrell
FRIDAY, May 24
7:30 Mara Brunetti Zocche
12:15 Liam Neville
SATURDAY, May 25
12:15 Anthony Saieva
5:30 The Zocche Family
It has been said that volunteering benefits the volunteer as much as the organization.
It makes one happy and provides a sense of purpose. Think about how you can give some time to St. Jean’s and give us a call (212)288- 5082 ext. 10 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We would certainly welcome your help in any number of ways.
THE PASTOR’S REFLECTION
Join us for a morning of Bible reflection and fellowship as we explore the Gospel of John, Tuesdays beginning May 28 from 10-12 noon in the Eymard Room of the Great Hall. The fee is $30.
Weekend Bible Study comes to St. Jean Baptiste. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible an eight week series begins on Sunday June 2 from 12 noon- 2 pm join the Eymard Room of the Great Hall. Registration fee is $25. To Register for the either class, contact Joan Prenty at 212-288-5082 ext. 30 or email her at email@example.com.
NOW FOR SALE AT THE RECTORY (184 EAST 76 STREET)
Praise God In His Holy Place
Fr. Bernard Camiré, S.S.S.
Psalms and Canticles of Scripture, set out for Eucharistic adoration, conclude with a Eucharist-inspired prayer. Notes are provided for better understanding.
210 pp. $15.00
THE CORNELL WEILL MEDICAL INTERNSHIP
After three months of intense study, research, and observation, 100 New Y ork City students successfully completed the Cornell Weill Medical Internship and were presented with certificates. Seven of those hundred were St. Jean’s sophomores including: Anabel Almonte, Zemirah Ambriton, Stephanie Braco, Sarays Cobo-Sanchez, Benedicta Donkor, Karla Garcia, and Amber Sampson.
Congratulations to our future physicians!
A SPECIAL DAY
On Sunday, May 5, nine children received their First Holy Communion from Father Kamas. It was a happy day for them as they processed in and joined their family and friends, each in their own designated pew. They did the readings, brought up the gifts and sang “Let Us Break Together On Our Knees” as they celebrated a new relationship with Jesus through the Eucharist.
Many thanks to Joan Prenty, our Director of Religious Education, for orchestrating the lovely event, and the devoted teachers who prepared the children.
Thanks also to our Music Director, Richard Owen, for his gentle encouragement of the Children’s Choir.
CONFIRMATION FOR ADULTS
We invite adults who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation to join the Community of Saint Jean Baptiste on Thursday, May 16th at 4:00 PM, for the celebration of the Sacrament.
Bishop John O’Hara will be the confirming bishop. Confirmation is the last of the three Sacraments of Initiation. So we encourage every adult who has not yet completed his/her initiation to take this opportunity to receive the Sacrament. Please contact Joan Prenty at (212) 288- 5082 x 30 to will set up an appointment to meet with you
Our registered parishioners have already received letters from Cardinal Dolan and me announcing the Appeal which begins every January and concludes after Easter.
This year our parish goal has been set at $103,000. So far, 93 parishioners have responded to the Appeal, and have donated $37,430.00. Thank you so much.
We encourage everyone to give something to the Appeal. The number of participants in the Appeal is more important than the amount we give. We love our parish and want to support our community first and foremost. At the same time, we’re part of a greater community. That’s why we have the Appeal each year – to support evangelical endeavors outside our parish by helping to fund parishes that are in financial trouble and to support the regional grade schools in the diocese.
If you haven’t given to the Appeal before, seriously consider filling out a registration card and making a donation to this year’s Appeal. Thank you for the powerful support you have given to the Parish of St. Jean Baptiste. Thank you in advance for your support of this year’s Cardinal’s Appeal.
— Fr. John
THE VAULT PROJECT
We’ve extended the scope of the project to include the replacement of the entire sidewalk of our property beginning at the south boundary of the church along Lexington Avenue, and continuing to the boundary of the Siena building near Third Avenue. The sidewalk at Lexington and the corner of 76th street is in especially poor condition and should have been part of the scope from the beginning.
Since we’ll be replacing the entire sidewalk we have the opportunity to embed heating coils in the new sidewalk. These will be heated by steam generated either from our present boilers or a new very small boiler. The ability to heat the sidewalk will cut down tremendously on labor costs during snowfalls and will also be a safety benefit.
We’ve learned recently that we need to replace our oil tank. This is opportune, actually, because we had decided to convert the church’s three boilers to a dual system of natural gas and oil . Since oil will be our back up, we can replace the old 3,000 gallon tank with a smaller 1,100 gallon tank.
Presently, we’re awaiting the final engineer’s proposal for the Department of Buildings. We’ve been told that it should be completed some time in June. No one can give us an estimate of how long the proposal will languish at the DOB.
The actual work should take between 6 to 8 weeks. At some point during the summer we should be able to determine if we can pull the project off this year, before the Winter arrives, or be forced to move it to the Spring of 2020.
If we need to put it off until next year we’ll have more time to fundraise. The good news is that over the Easter holidays our donations for the project have climbed to $418,000. When the new estimates come in from the engineers and contractors we’ll publish the revised goal.
This week vault donations amounted to: $2,300.00
We’re still encouraging donations.
Checks can be made out to St. Jean Baptiste. Just note that it’s for the Vault Project. I wish I could hug everyone in the parish. Thank you for your support.
NY COMMON PANTRY
St. Jean’s is one of the early benefactors of the program and continues to support the distribution of healthy, nourishing food to those in need.
Through the month of May, the food pantry is collecting toiletries for men and women. Please assist the work of the Pantry by leaving the donations at St. Joseph’s altar.
A fellowship of married catholic couples (no matter the length of marriage), who seek to grow in faith, strengthen their marriages and fulfill their vocation according to God’s plan.
We socialize in a very friendly environment, without clergy present.
Please bring healthy finger food to share, but mostly good spirit and your spouse!
Thursday, May 30, 2019 7-9PM
Place: SJB Parish House 184 East 76th Street
Upcoming meetings: June 19
Contact: Kate Owen (Klisowska@aol.com)
Our Toddler Play Group is in session in the Community Center from September through June. 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Toddler Play Group is in session in the Community Center From September through June.
WEEKLY CHILDREN’S MASSCelebrated in the Great Hall of the Community Center.
We invite families with young children to attend this special kid-friendly celebration of the Eucharist. The Mass will take no longer than 20-25 minutes. We will be singing child appropriate songs. Father Kamas will celebrate this Mass.
This Mass is also meant to afford an opportunity for children and parents of the parish to meet one another. So come on down!
You may enter the Community Center by the ramp at the east end of the rectory building. We will start the Mass promptly at 9:30 AM.
Religious Education for Children – REGISTER NOW
Wednesday 4-6 pm
New Weekly Sunday 9:30 am Children’s Mass
Monthly Family Mass
Adult and Children’s Choir
Bible Study for Adults
Spirituality and Social Justice
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
(Sacramental Preparation for Teens and Adults)
For further information and scheduling please call Joan T. Prenty, Director of Religious Education at 212-288-5082 ext. 30
JOIN OUR FAITH COMMUNITY
Please register at the parish house, 184 East 76th Street any day during office hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily or fill out a registration card found at the rear of the church.
BAPTISM & MARRIAGES
To schedule a baptism or a marriage please contact the parish office to speak with Fr. John Kamas.
COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
Please call the parish office to schedule a home visit with one of the priests. 212-288-5082 Ext. 10
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.
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
INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP
Every Sunday, the Our Lady of Peace Prayer Group leads an hour of intercessory prayer from 12:30pm until 1:30pm in the church. Everyone is invited to join them.
We ask all parishioners to submit the names of friends or relatives who need prayers for whatever reason. You may bring your intentions to the group personally on Sunday, or leave them with the parish receptionist who will pass them on to the group. Praying for each other is a powerful ministry.
Please consider joining the group for the prayer. But also remember to bring your intentions to them or to the rectory office.
You can also e-mail the intentions to: email@example.com
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!
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.