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COME, HOLY SPIRIT!
The Easter Season moves toward the great feast of Pentecost, as the church prays for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our times. First Communion will take place on Sunday, May 19, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass and confirmation with Bishop Gerald T. Walsh is on Saturday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m.
SPRING FILM SERIES
Saint Jean's is pleased to present three films that demonstrate the transforming power of love and faith in the lives of three individuals who walk very different paths: Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) on Monday, May 6; Shadowlands (1993) on Monday, May 13; and Bruce Almighty (2003) on Monday, May 20. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center. The films will be introduced by John Mulderig, movie reviewer for Catholic News Service. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge, but a freewill donation is appreciated. RSVP to 212.288.5082.
The Saint Jean’s Players present Enchanted April by Matthew Barber, from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim . . . a charming story of two British women who rent an Italian castle, leaving the dullness of rainy London and demanding husbands for a month of enchantment, newfound hope, and the rediscovery of the why of their lives. Performances on May 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 8:00 p.m., with Sunday matinees on May 12 and 19 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets ($20; Seniors/Children: $10) available at SmartTix (212.868.4444) or smarttix.com or at the door one-half hour prior to performances.
TOWERS RESTORATION CAMPAIGN
Repairs are underway on our church towers. During 2013, the limestone will be removed from the existing columns atop the towers, the steel inside repaired, and new cast stone columns installed. The work will take a year to complete. The goal of the Towers Restoration Campaign is $2,000,000 for this project and other needed repairs. Donations are tax deductible. Read the campaign booklet to find out how you can help.
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Music at Saint Jean Baptiste
The most important aspect of the music ministry at the Church of Saint Jean Baptiste is its focus on the celebration of the liturgy. In the Eucharistic celebration, we strive to sing as one voice with the assistance of choirs, cantors, organist, and instrumentalists.
In addition, the Music Under the Dome series features occasional concerts of choral, organ, and instrumental music.
For your convenience, there is an elevator on the south side of the church for access from Lexington Avenue.
Saint Jean Baptiste Church
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
184 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
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