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 PM

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

Stewardship Report

The Sunday collection…..

Checks: $6,073.00
Cash: $2,498.00
WeShare donations amounted to: $1,617.00

Total: $10,188.00

Please take note: For those who donate through ParishPay, you will no longer have access to the website. ParishPay has now transitioned to a new company, WeShare. All user data, scheduled recurring donations, and scheduled one-time donations will now be handled by WeShare another online giving
service.

The Pastor's Reflection

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 18-19, 2017

18 Nov 2017 0 Comment John A. Kamas, SSS Pastor
Matthew 25:14-30 relates the well know parable of the talents. “A man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CAMPAIGN FOR CHARITY AND JUSTICE

Next weekend, November 25-26 we will take up the annual collection for Catholic Charities. You will find envelopes at the back
of the church for this special collection.

 

 

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,

 

MISSION SOCIETY

On the occasion of Mission Sunday I proposed the establishment of a MISSION SOCIETY here at St. Jean’s. Each year we take up several collections to help support the evangelization efforts of the Church throughout the world. We have a collection for the Propagation of the Faith, for World Mission Sunday and for the Missions of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament.

This is all well and good. However, our giving tends to be distant and unattached. I would like to partner with the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in India. We have vibrant communities there and many vocations. Our greatest challenge there is the support of our seminarians. Believe it or not, we sometimes have to turn young men away because we cannot cover the costs for their theological education.

Presently, our Indian Province has ninety in formation. This is wonderful and cause for rejoicing, but also a tremendous financial challenge. The purpose of the MISSION SOCIETY would be, first of all, to learn about the work of the Order and its particular mission to India. Secondly, the Society would have the task to stimulate giving throughout the year for the specific purpose of supporting the seminarians’ education. We could learn about the young men that we are assisting, and individually follow them through their formation years. Perhaps we would even be able to invite a few of them to St. Jean’s to speak with the Society and the parish at large.

If you are moved to become one of the founders of the MISSION SOCIETY please leave your name and telephone number at the rectory. We can then find a time to meet and discuss the project, and the next steps we are to take. This can be a great mission for our parish community. It can also be a blessing for our community.

Thank you. Fr. John.


The St. Jean’s Players host their Fall production, Legally Blonde the Musical, an international award-winning musical is based on the popular movie, Legally Blonde and follows the transformation of Elle Woods from Valley Girl to Harvard Law Student as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams,  There’s lots of fun along the way.

Two weekends left:
Fri. Nov. 10 and Sat. Nov 11 at 8:00 PM
Sun. Nov. 12 at 3:00 PM (matinee)
Fri. Nov. 17 and Sat. Nov. 18 at 8:00 PM
Sun. Nov. 19 at 3:00 PM (matinee)

Regular admission: $25
Seniors 65+ and Children under age 18: $20
St. Jean’s High School Auditorium
167 East 75th Street (between Lex. & 3rd Avenues)
Reservations: www.SmartTix.com or telephone SmartTix: 212-288-4444, or pay at the box office 30 minutes prior to show time.

Special Reception and Performance of Legally Blonde The Musical: Friday, November 10.2017

The proceeds of the evening will benefit the St. Jean Baptiste Maintenance and Restoration Fund.

6:30 PM Reception (includes Cocktail Buffet) at the Parish House, 184 East 76th Street
8:00 PM Legally Blonde the Musical in the St. Jean Baptiste School Auditorium (includes reserved seating)
$50 per person, RSVP by November 6, 2017

To pay by credit card, please call 212-288-3850 or email sjbcc@aol.com

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MAKE DONATIONS ONLINE!

The website for the Church of St. Jean Baptiste, now has an active “DONATE” feature. You may now use your credit cards to donate or pay fees for programs at the church.

These include:

1. Building Maintenance and Restoration
2. General Support
3. Concert Tickets
4. Religious Education Fees
5. Toddler Program Tuition

You may also designate whether you would like to give a one-time gift, a bi-weekly gift, a monthly gift or yearly gift. A “comments” section also allows you to relay further information concerning your gift. An e-mail confirmation is sent to you upon completion of your transaction.


SAVE THE DATE!

The St. Jean’s Players will be presenting Legally Blonde The Musical as its Fall production in November. This international award-winning musical is based on the popular movie, Legally Blonde and follows the transformation of Elle Wood from Valley Girl to Harvard Law Student as she tackles stereotypes,
snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. The fun will begin on November 3 and run for three weekends ending on November 20.

There will be a special reception and performance on Friday, November 10th to benefit the Church Restoration Fund.

More information in next week’s bulletin.


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

A Bereavement Support Group is being organized for those grieving the death of a loved one. The weekly sessions will help guide people through their grieving process in a safe and supportive environment. This group will provide the opportunity to share with others, learn about the process of grief, and find comfort during this difficult time.

The program will run from Tuesday, October 31st through Tuesday, December 19th, and will meet at 6:30 PM in the Rectory. It will be facilitated by Elizabeth Fougner, a Parishioner of Our Saviour’s/Sacred Hearts in midtown, who has completed the Archdiocesan training program in Pastoral Bereavement Ministry. The group’s size will be limited, and registration will close when the group has been filled. For more information or to register, please call the Office at 212-288-5082, ext 30.


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.

ADULTS

SACRAMENTS FOR ADULTS – RCIA

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

We’re reaching out to all retired teachers to volunteer your talents to teach in our Religious Education Program. We especially need teachers for the First Communion class. Teens are also needed to assist in Wednesday Afternoon Program. If you are interested, please call Ms. Joan T. Prenty DRE at 212- 288-5082, ext 30. or email stjeanbaptistereligioused@gmail.com.

Latest News

Upcoming Events at St. Jeans

Friday November 10 to Saturday, November 18

The Blue Hill Troupe will be presenting Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend at The Theare at St. Jean’s, 150 East 76th Street, for seven days from November 10-
18.

This light romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedy brings back the jazz age. To purchase tickets and get the schedule go to tickets@bht.org or call 212 988 2012. The tickets are $30, $40 and $50.


Saturday, 9 December to Thursday 14 December

St. Cecilia’s Parish is hosting a Catholic Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico December 9 – 14, 2017 for the Feast Day, and the beautiful Mass of Roses on December 12th. $2,049.00 per person including air from JFK. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Mass everyday. For a Flyer or more detailed information please call Cathie or Michael Milano at 1-800-773-2660.


Fri to Sun, January 5-6, 7:30 PM, January 7, 2:00 PM

St. Jean Baptiste Church Performance Series 2017-18

“Holiday Dance Festival” – Fri./Sat./Sun., Jan.  5, 6, 2018, 7:30PMJan. 7 2pm – Theater at St. Jean’s

Thurs, June 7, 7:30 PM

St. Jean Baptiste Church Performance Series 2017-18
“Opera Gala” –  St. Jean Baptiste Church


Mass Intentions

SATURDAY, November 18
12:15 Mercedes Soco
5:30 The Gaine Family

SUNDAY, November 19
THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 The Keane Family
11:00 Martin & Sally Loftus
5:30 The Zocche Family
7:30 John M. Gallagher

MONDAY, November 20
7:30 Enelia Perez De Garzon
12:15 Vincent McDonnell

TUESDAY, November 21
THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
7:30 For the Parishioners
12:15 In Honor of St. Anne

WEDNESDAY, November 22
7:30 Lucca Zocche
12:15 Florence Brody

THURSDAY, November 23
THANKSGIVING DAY
10:00 In Honor of St. Joseph

FRIDAY, November 24
SAINT ANDREW DUNG-LAC
7:30 Vincent McDonnell
12:15 In Honor of St. Joseph

SATURDAY, November 25
12:15 Vincent McDonnell
5:30 John M. Gallagher