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

Weekly Bulletin

Latest Bulletin

Stewardship Report

Sunday collection:

Checks: $ 4,583.00
Cash: $ 3,555.00
WeShare: $ 2,375.00
Total: $ 10,513.00

Some financial information… Our Sunday collection covers only about half of our weekly payroll. The rental of our facilities covers the remainder of our weekly expenses: heating, electric, gas, telephone, insurance, diocesan assessments and repairs.

SIDEWALK VAULT UPDATE ($210,000 donated)

We need $40,000 more to meet our February/March goal of $250,000.

Mass Intentions

SUNDAY, February 17
SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 Lennix Lewis
11:00 Marie & Thomas Hogan
5:30 Robert Smith
7:30 Frank Cassar

MONDAY, February 18
PRESIDENT’S DAY
7:30 Vincent McDonnell
12:15 Mara Brunetti Zocche

TUESDAY, February 19
7:30 For the Parishioners
12:15 For all enrolled In the Shrine
of St. Anne

WEDNESDAY, February 20
7:30 Liberato Nate
12:15 Marion & Joseph McBride

THURSDAY, February 21
7:30 Rosendo Nate
12:15 Keith Morris

FRIDAY, February 22
THE CHAIT OF SAINT PETER THE APOSTLE
7:30 Rosendo Nate Sr. & Teodora
Venancio Nate
12:15 Special Intention

SATURDAY, February 23
SAINT POLYCARP
12:15 Russell Battaglia
5:30 Nicolas Havouis

THE PASTOR’S REFLECTION

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 16-17, 2019

19 Feb 2019 0 Comment John A. Kamas, SSS Pastor
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

I am thrilled to announce that last weekend we achieved our first goal:

WE REACHED $256,403!!!!!

NOW WE CAN MOVE ON TO GOAL 2

Goal 2 is to begin chipping away at the $250,000 loan we’ve taken from the Archdiocese to complete the project.

AN EXCITING BEGINNING

Monday, February 11th, I received a phone call from a friend of St. Jean’s, not a parishioner, but someone who joins us for Mass occasionally. I was presented with a wonderful offer – our friend pledged a $50,000 MATCHING GRANT!

SO:

Every dollar you donate from now on will be worth two dollars until we reach $50,000.

Thank you so very much for your support of this horror of a project. An infrastructure project is never popular. Painting the church or repairing the stained glass windows can be seen and appreciated every day, so they tend to be hot projects. But a sidewalk vault that is seen only by me and the maintenance staff does not attract a great deal of enthusiasm. But our parish has been responding with enthusiasm and incredible generosity. With the $50,000 matching grant we have a truly wonderful beginning for this second phase of our fund raising.

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.

—-Father John

NEWS

WEEKLY CHILDREN’S MASS

Celebrated 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.


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: olpprayercommunity@gmail.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!


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.

FAMILY LIFE

TODDLER PLAY GROUP

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

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.


CAMP VERITAS 2019

A WEEK LONG “PLAY AND PRAY” PILGRIMAGE & SUMMER CAMP
FOR TEENS ENTERING GRADES 7-12

Daytime activities include swimming, soccer, basketball and much more! Evening activities include Mass, praise and worship talks with Spiritual Staff.

2019 DATES
July 21-27 at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
July 28-August 2 at Lake Placid Camp & Conference Center, FL
July 28-August 3 at Summit Lake Camp, Emmitsburg, MD
August 11-17 at Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, NY

RATES
Regular rate is $450 /week, includes food & lodging. Early bird rate (if paid in full by April 1, 2019) is $400.

For more information, go to https://www.campveritas.org/



Religious Education for Children – REGISTER NOW
Wednesday 4-6 pm

Also available
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)

Baptism Preparation

For further information and scheduling please call Joan T. Prenty, Director of Religious Education at 212-288-5082 ext. 30


FAMILY MASS 2018-2019 CALENDAR

March 3
April 7
May 5

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!

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

LATEST VIDEOS

Richard Owen, ST Jean Baptiste Musical Director conducting.

Handel – Messiah


C. Debussy (Excerpts –  La Mer, L’enfant prodigue, Prélude)

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.

VOLUNTEERING

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 sjbrcc@yahoo.com. We would certainly welcome your help in any number of ways.

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