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

CHRISTMAS EVE SCHEDULE – December 24th
7:30 AM Mass
11:45 AM Confessions
12:15 PM Mass
5:30 PM Christmas Vigil Mass
11:30 PM Carol Fest
MIDNIGHT MASS

CHRISTMAS DAY SCHEDULE – December 25th
9:00 AM Mass
11:00 AM Mass

NEW YEAR’S EVE SCHEDULE – December 31st
7:30 AM Mass
11:45 AM Confessions
12:15 PM Mass
5:30 PM New Year’s Vigil Mass
11:00 PM Mass

NEW YEAR’S DAY – January 1st
9:00 AM Mass
11:00 AM Mass
5:30 PM Mass

Weekly Bulletin

Latest Bulletin

Stewardship Report

Sunday And Immaculate Conception Collections:

Checks: $ 6,770.00
Cash: $ 3,617.00
WeShare: $ 2,385.00
Total: $ 12,772.00

Mass Intentions

FRIDAY, December 14
SAINT JOHN OF THE CROSS
7:30 Edward Rooney
12:15 Richard Surazynski

SATURDAY, December 15
12:15 Paddy & Eileen Duggan &
Tim Donnellan
5:30 The Feeley Family

SUNDAY, December 16
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
9:00 Hector Aldea
11:00 Tony Oroszlany
5:30 Richard Surazynski
7:30 The Zocche Family

MONDAY, December 17
7:30 Mara Brunetti Zocche
12:15 Frank J. Pizzitola

TUESDAY, December 18
7:30 For the Parishioners &
For The Holy Souls
12:15 For all enrolled in the Shrine of St. Anne

WEDNESDAY, December 19
7:30 Vincent Gigante
12:15 Peter Gaine

THURSDAY, December 20
7:30 Vincent McDonnell
12:15 Richard Surazynski

FRIDAY, December 21
7:30 Mara Brunetti Zocche
12:15 Paul Smith

SATURDAY, December 22
12:15 Patrick & Kate Killeen &
John Hynes
5:30 Audrey Llauget

THE PASTOR’S REFLECTION

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 15-16, 2018

14 Dec 2018 0 Comment John A. Kamas, SSS Pastor
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FEATURED EVENT

Saint Jean Concert Series
Church of St. Jean Baptiste – 76th at Lexington Avenue
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018 AT 7:30PM

Join Camerata New York, the St. Jean Baptiste Festival Chorus and top soloists in the church to hear Handel’s eternal masterpiece, celebrating the annunciation, passion and resurrection of our Lord, under the baton of Richard Owen, St. Jean’s director of music.

Reserve your tickets at Eventbrite.com or by calling the Church Office at 212.288.5082.

Tickets are also available at the door on performance night.
$25; $20 Students/Seniors

For more information go to: CamerataNY.org – sjbrcc@yahoo.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE 2018

Help make the holidays brighter by donating new and unwrapped gifts or gift cards in $25 denominations for children (infants to 16 years)!

If possible, please leave price sticker on the toy.

Thank you for bringing holiday cheer to NYCP families!

You can leave the toys or gift cards at the Parish office.


Christmas is right around the corner

We’re preparing to celebrate the beginning of Advent in two weeks. It’s not too early to think about your Christmas Memorials.

Each year we offer an opportunity to remember your loved ones in a special way by donating to our Christmas Flower Fund. The cost of our poinsettias and winter greenery will be $4,600 this year.

There are special envelopes in the back of the church to make your donation convenient. You may place your flower envelope in any of the collection boxes throughout the church, or you may place it into the collection basket along with your Sunday donation.

We encourage you to submit your memorial requests early to make sure they appear in the Bulletin on Christmas Day


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


Saint Jean Baptiste Church Christmas Pageant

It’s that time of year again, we are looking for volunteers for the Christmas pageant and will fill the roles in order of responses.  Please see the information below and respond to this email if your child will be available to participate in this very special tradition at St. Jeans on the 16th of December!

December 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

All children invited grades K-8
Acting parts K-4th grades
Reading parts 5-8 grades

Rehearsals

Sunday December 16th 9:30-10:30

We are also looking for parent volunteers to assist us with the following:

  • Chaperoning the children to the Mass after rehearsal and to the reception after Mass
  • Helping the children with their pageant costumes
  • Assisting the children with choir robes
  • Bringing brunch items such as mini muffins, croissants, bagels, cookies, finger sandwiches, fruit platter, crudité  (No nuts please)

If you are interested in having your child participate or if you would like to volunteer please reply to this email or contact Jill Bowers at 646-276-3614.


THE NEW YORK COMMON PANTRY

Since 1980, the Common Pantry has been working to reduce hunger in New York City.  They have certainly succeeded in meeting the needs of the community and, last year, served 6 million meals to nearly 500,000 New Yorkers. The Pantry is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable among us, not only by providing food, but by prompting dignity and self-sufficiency. St. Jean’s is happy to continue our support for NYCP.

St. Jean’s is one of the early benefactors of the program and continues to support the distribution of healthy, nourishing food to those in need.

The pantry is in need of:

Protein or fruit bars
Oatmeal
Peanut butter/Honey
Dried fruit
Canned low sugar/sugar free juices
Non-perishable pasteurized milk

PLEASE ASSIST THE WORK OF THE PANTRY by leaving donations of non-perishable food at St. Joseph’s altar. The pantry picks up regularly from the Parish Office.


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.

Level Two Catechist Formation at St. Jean Baptiste

 

Apostles Creed

Monday, January 21
From 9 am to 2 pm
In the Eymard Room of 184 E. 76th st.
RSVP Joan T. Prenty 212-288-5082


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

December 16
January 6
February 3
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.

OTHER NEWS

“Listen to the song , With All I Am, recorded at St. Jean Baptiste by Richard and Kate Owen.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE AND EVENTS

DECEMBER 15th
Camerata New York Concert: Handel’s Messiah 7:30 PM (In the Church)

DECEMBER 16th
Children’s Christmas Pageant at the 11:00 AM Mass with a reception following in the High School Auditorium (Santa may be visiting.)

CHRISTMAS EVE SCHEDULE – December 24th
7:30 AM Mass
11:45 AM Confessions
12:15 PM Mass
5:30 PM Christmas Vigil Mass
11:30 PM Carol Fest
MIDNIGHT MASS

CHRISTMAS DAY SCHEDULE – December 25th
9:00 AM Mass
11:00 AM Mass

NEW YEAR’S EVE SCHEDULE – December 31st
7:30 AM Mass
11:45 AM Confessions
12:15 PM Mass
5:30 PM New Year’s Vigil Mass
11:00 PM Mass

NEW YEAR’S DAY – January 1st
9:00 AM Mass
11:00 AM Mass
5:30 PM Mass

JANUARY 3rd – Thursday
Tenet Concert: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 7:00 PM (In the Church)

JANUARY 6th – Sunday
Family Mass Epiphany Celebration at the 11:00 AM
Mass followed by a reception in the High School Auditorium

Tenet Concert: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 2:00 PM (In the Church)

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

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