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: $ 6,071.00
Cash: $ 3,466.00
WeShare: $ 2,325.00
Total: $ 11,862.00
In general, our weekly giving has been going down. 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.
THURSDAY, June 13
SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA
7:30 James & Bridie McKiernan
12:15 Marcia H. Gamliel
FRIDAY, June 14
7:30 Special Intentions
12:15 Special Intentions
SATURDAY, June 15
12:15 Antonio Pereira
5:30 John P. Hagan
SUNDAY, June 16
THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
LATIN AMERICA & HOME MISSIONS COLLECTIONS
9:00 Frank Cassar
11:00 Deceased Members of Loftus & McCraffrey
5:30 Vincent Gigante, John & Anthony Buttino
7:30 Sam Haber & Anthony Bugeja
MONDAY, June 17
7:30 Vincent McDonnell
12:15 Mara Brunetti Zocche
TUESDAY, June 18
7:30 For the Parishioners
12:15 For all enrolled In the Shrine
of St. Anne
WEDNESDAY, June 19
7:30 Intentions of The Haggerty Family
12:15 Francisco & Rosaria Abejo
THURSDAY, June 20
7:30 The Zocche Family
12:15 Special Intentions
FRIDAY, June 21
SAINT ALOYSIUS GONZAGA
7:30 Special Intentions
12:15 Special Intentions
SATURDAY, June 22
12:15 Erlinda Aviles
5:30 Carmen Fusco
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
On May 31, 2019, eighty-four senior students proudly graduated from St. Jean Baptiste High School. The high-achieving Class of 2019 received over $10 million dollars in college scholarships and will begin their fall at colleges all over the country including: FIT, Fordham, Howard, Johnson & Wales, NYU, Penn State and Pratt among many others. For these graduates and current students, the access to a college prep education, including a variety of enrichment programs and internships with hospitals and museums, is made possible by the generosity of donors. The success of our young women is made possible through their hard work, but also as a result of the special partnership shared with donors, who believe in St. Jean’s mission, in the ability of our students to achieve greatness and who support the education and empowerment of young women. Be part of this success. Make a gift today: www.stjean.org/makeagift
Our Religious Education Afternoon Program has concluded for this school year. It will rev up again in September. We thank our Director of Religious Education and the many volunteers and catechists who have devoted their time and talent to share their faith with the young people of the parish.
Thank you, Our Lady of Peace Prayer Group, for the wonderful three days of prayer and renewal that you organized to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. Thursday’s Healing Mass with Father Barry got the ball rolling. Then the all-day Charismatic Convention that filled the High School auditorium on Saturday was a joyful celebration of the Spirit’s presence in the community. Sunday concluded the celebration with a revival-style Mass in the Church. Three days of praise and prayer! Our Prayer Group faithfully calls our community to pray every Sunday afternoon to Intercessory Prayer time in the church from 12:30 until 1:30, and then again in the school’s Wave Café to lift up songs of praise, listen to talks and witness and from 2:00 until 4:00.
Thank you, teachers and administration of St. Jean Baptiste High School! Another year of success. Another year of 100% college placement! Our teachers and administrators wholeheartedly dedicate themselves in service to our students. They are teachers by profession, but also ministers of the Gospel. Thank you for your unwavering commitment.
Thank you to the volunteers for our weekly Senior luncheon. The gathering is always warm and welcoming because of their commitment.
Thank you to all the priests, sisters, brothers and lay associates of St. Jean’s for their prayers and powerful commitment to the mission of this faith community.
NOW FOR SALE AT THE RECTORY (184 EAST 76 STREET)
We are pleased to offer a new book by our own Father Bernard Camire, S.S.S.
Praise God in His Holy Place
Psalms and Canticles of Scripture for Eucharistic Adoration
Adding the psalms to one’s prayer life is an enriching experience. They offer “the power to raise minds to God, to evoke in them holy and loving thoughts, to help them give thanks in time of favor, and to bring consolation and strength in adversity.”
The cover of the book shows King David strumming the harp while at prayer. There is a long and wellfounded tradition that David was a musician and a poet. In fact, at least seventy-three of our Bible’s one hundred and fifty psalms have been attributed to him. The psalms have been in use through the centuries among Jews and Christians alike. These ancient prayer-poems reflect every imaginable life situation in which communities and individuals find themselves.
Not surprisingly, the Christian church has adopted the psalms as her official prayer.
210 pp. $15. Available in the Parish Office.
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.
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, 96 parishioners have responded to the Appeal, and have donated $38,505.00. 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: $10,140.00
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
Dear Father Kamas,
I am very grateful for your continued support and gift of 45 lbs. of food and 3 bags of coats donated on 3/8/2019.
Thanks to our generous donors and supporters like you, New York Common Pantry distributed over 6 million meals in the past fiscal year. Our case managers and onsite partners accessed over $8 million in new resources for people in need, in addition to providing almost 7,000 individuals with services including clothing, showers, haircuts, laundry services and mailing services. We are forever grateful for your commitment to help our fellow New Yorkers escape poverty and live a life of dignity that they deserve.
While these are essential services to provide for our guests we still have more to do. One out of every five children and one out of every six women in New York City rely on soup kitchens and food pantries, and more than 1.3 million New York residents remain food insecure. With your support, we can reach more families in need and achieve our mission to reduce hunger while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency for all we serve.
In these challenging economic times, the work we do at the New York Common Pantry is more critical than ever. With cuts in government funding for social services looming, we will see an increase in our pantry participants. We are committed to serve everyone who walks through our doors and acknowledge that we can serve them better with your support and partnership. We cannot thank you enough for all that you do for our neighbors in need.
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 June and July, the food pantry is collecting ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, canned beans, chips, pretzels, canned vegetables (corn, peas, etc.), and canned fruit. 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!
Wednesday, June 19 2019 7-9PM
Place: SJB Parish House 184 East 76th Street
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.
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
*Note: Family and Children’s mass have concluded for the summer and will continue on September 8, 2019.
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.