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
Goal for the 2018 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal:
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.
The Sunday collection…..
WeShare donations amounted to: $2,405.00
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
Schedule for Holy Week and Easter
Dear Families of St. Jean Baptiste Church,
Please see the schedule below for Holy Week and Easter. In addition, please note our monthly Family Mass will be held April the 8th at 11:00am. This Family Mass will be followed by our annual Easter Egg Hunt in the SJB High School Auditorium. Please feel free to bring your family and friends. All are welcome!
In addition, Father Kamas is looking for volunteers to do the readings during the Family Mass on the 8th and on Easter Sunday at the 11:00 Mass. Please reply to this email as soon as possible if your child would like to participate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not forget to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit The New York Common Pantry. The children will have the opportunity to bring these items up to the Altar along with the offering. The NY Pantry suggests the following food items for April: shelf stable milk, sugar free cereal, whole grain items, sugar-free apple sauce
Schedule of Services for Holy Week and Easter
Mass at 9:00 am
Choral Liturgy with Procession with Palms at 11:00 am
Mass at 5:30 pm
Mass at 7:30 pm
Choral Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper with the Washing of Feet at 7:30 pm
Adoration at the Repository of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00 pm.
Stations of the Cross: 12:00 pm
Choral Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00 pm
Choral Tenebrae Service: 7:30pm
Tenebrae Service: 9:00 am
The Great Vigil of Easter: 7:30 pm
Mass at 9:00 am
Choral Liturgy at 11:00 am
Mass at 5:30 pm
Family Mass, April 8th
Mass at 11:00 am followed by our Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Third Scrutiny
The Third Scrutiny will be celebrated this Sunday at the 11 o’clock Mass. We will pray in a very special way for those who will join the Christian community for the first time in the celebration of mystery of Christ’s Resurrection. Special intercessions, an exorcism and blessing will prayed over them. During this we pray that they have their hearts and souls ready for the new life they will enter through their reception of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
2018 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal
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
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Monday, March 19th 7:00 PM
A Healing Mass will be celebrated for the Feast of St. Joseph. It will be celebrated by Fr. Michael Vricella. Rosary starts at 6:30pm and the mass will be at 7:00pm. Please come and join us!
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Friday, March 23, 2018, 8PM
St. Jean Baptiste Church 1065 Lexington Avenue
Dusty Francis, conductor Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano
Tickets start at $25
SUNDAY, March 18
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
9:00 Michael Duignan
11:00 Adrian Hebert, SSS
5:30 Carmella “Cookie” O’Connor
11:00 Peter Gaine
MONDAY, March 19
7:30 Josefina Llagas-Tapia
12:15 Church Schorr
7:00 Healing Mass
TUESDAY, March 20
7:30 For the Parishioners
12:15 For all enrolled in the Shrine of
WEDNESDAY, March 21
7:30 Vincent McDonnell
12:15 Albert Shivickas
THURSDAY, March 22
7:30 Emmanuel Henry
12:15 The Zocche Family
FRIDAY, March 23
7:30 Jesus Sandowal
12:15 Lena Rosato
SATURDAY, March 24
12:15 Sr. Mary Gillespie
5:30 Deacon Joseph Pino
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.