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:

Due to an advanced holiday printing schedule, we do not have the information to report on the collections.

Some financial information:

Our Sunday collection covers only about half of our $20,000 weekly payroll.

The rental of our facilities covers the remainder of our weekly expenses: heating, electric, gas, telephone, insurance, diocesan assessments and repairs.

Mass Intentions

MONDAY, April 22
7:30 Vincent McDonnell
12:15 Mara Brunetti Zocche

TUESDAY, April 23
7:30 For the Parishioners
12:15 For all enrolled In the Shrine
of St. Anne

WEDNESDAY, April 24
7:30 Hector Manuel & Josefita Aldea
12:15 Fran Hinzemann

THURSDAY, April 25
7:30 Special Intentions
12:15 Joseph & Catherine Ricotta

FRIDAY, April 26
7:30 Carmelita Paraiso Salazar
12:15 Adolfo, Fedele & Pasqualina
Zimbaro

SATURDAY, April 27
12:15 Jack, Bridie & Michael Duggan
5:30 Douglas Muir

THE PASTOR’S REFLECTION

EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 20-21, 2019

16 Apr 2019 0 Comment John A. Kamas, SSS Pastor
The blinding light of Easter Sunday comes to us through a text from the Acts of the Apostles. It’s Peter’s proclamation of the Gospel on the day of...

ANNOUNCEMENTS


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, 62 parishioners have responded to the Appeal, and have donated $28,625.00. 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.

Next weekend we will have an in-pew solicitation. 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 are making good progress in launching this important project thanks to your generous support.

We have been able to start the process with the engineers working on submitting the complicated paper work with the city. To date, we have raised $388,159.50 toward our $500,000 goal.

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. Father John

NY COMMON PANTRY

A Message from the NY Common Pantry Executive Director, Stephen Grimaldi:

I am very grateful for your continued support and gift of 474 lbs of food donated from October to December 2018.

Thanks to our generous donors and supporters like you, New York Common Pantry distributed over 6 million meals in the past fiscal year.

We are forever grateful for your commitment to help our fellow New Yorkers escape poverty and to live a life of dignity that they deserve.

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.

For the month of April 1st through May 1st, the food pantry is collecting toiletries for men and women.


COUPLES CONNECT

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 9, 2019 7-9PM
Place: SJB Parish House 184 East 76th Street

Upcoming meetings: May 30 and June 19

Contact: Kate Owen (Klisowska@aol.com)

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.


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.


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

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.

NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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: 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.

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.