Sun. Aug. 9 Spanish Mon. Aug. 10 Tues. Aug. 11 Wed. Aug. 12 Thurs. Aug. 13 Fri. Aug. 14 Sat. Aug. 15 Sun. Aug. 16 Spanish Church of St. Joachim – St. John the Evangelist August 9, 2015 Vigil: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 4:30 p.m. Valentino Arcuri Johanne Milkovich Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Tony Pettorossi Rose Pucino 9:00 a.m. Jay Walsh His Family 10:30 a.m. The Lopez Family Rafaela Ducasse 12:00 p.m. People of the Parish 12:00 p.m. Zenon & Irene Dubiel The Family 6:00 p.m. Giovanna Pistolesi The Raymo Family St. Lawrence,Deacon and Martyr 7:00 a.m. Betty & Bob Murphy The Family 8:00 a.m. Edna & Lou Pettorossi The Family St. Claire, Virgin 7:00 a.m. People of the Parish 8:00 a.m. Mary Donohue Marcia & Greg Tavano St. Jane Frences de Chantal, Religious 7:00 a.m. Cathrine Callahan Lisa & Al Miller 8:00 a.m. Dolores Harlin Mary & Joe Ranalli Sts. Pontian & Hippolytus 7:00 a.m. People of the Parish 8:00 a.m. Edward Kobajlo, Jr. His Mother, Francis Kobajlo St. Maximilian Kolbe 7:00 a.m. People of the Parish 8:00 a.m. Edward Kobajlo His Wife, Francis Kobajlo The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 8:00 a.m. Filomena Thomaselli Amy & Alexandria Supple Mary Schultz Roz, Pat & Family 9:00 a.m. Vigil: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 4:30 p.m. Wanda Tortora Daughter Jacqueline Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Tal Haight His Familly 9:00 a.m. Gloria Rega Barbara O’Leary 10:30 a.m. Lena Prestianni Rose Pucino 12:00 p.m. People of the Parish 12:00 p.m. People of the Parish 6:00 p.m. Josephine Lupparelli Esterana Melfi Sacramentals Sanctuary Lamp: St. Joachim’s – Casimir & Karol Dokurno, Joseph Kochay Sanctuary Lamp: St. John’s – Lee Ann & Simon Lee Antalek, Richard Pendleton Sr. Bread & Wine: St. Joachim’s – Bread & Wine: St. John’s – Altar Candles: St. Joachim’s – Altar Candles: St. John’s – Edward Kobajlo & Edward Kobajlo, Jr. Rose for Life: St. Joachim’s – Barbara & Michael Scoba, Sr., Steve Wiercinski, Kevin Ninnie, Rose for Life: St. John’s – Rose & Francis Donnelly, Joseph Romanelli Our Paths are Guided by the Beacon of Christ’s Love Revenue Sharing Program Collection Report Attendance Aug. 2, 2015 908 Aug. 3, 2014 840 Coming Events Summer Office Hours The Parish Office will close at noon on Fridays during the summer. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on Saturday, Aug. 15. Since this is not considered a Holy Day of Obligation we will follow our regular Saturday Mass schedule. School Supplies The St. Vincent de Paul society will be collecting school supplies for needy students in the area-3 ring binders, notebook paper, glue sticks, index cards, plastic folders, post-its, crayons, pencils, etc. Donations may be left in the back of the churches. Thank you! Masses There are several 7 a.m. & 8 a.m. Masses available in the next few weeks. Please call the parish office if you would like to have a Mass said for your loved one. The Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal If you are prepared, please make your donation soon (preferably before school begins) so we can wrap up our participation in his year’s appeal. You may deposit it in the collection basket or mail it to the Archdiocesan Office. So far, 209 parishioners have pledged over $52,000 and paid over $45,000. Great progress! The size of your gift is less important than the fact that you make a gift. We would like to increase our percent participation this year. Please join us. Your generosity is very much needed by the various programs within our archdiocese, and is greatly appreciated. Save the Dates --The Parish Picnic will be Sept. 13. Watch for more information in coming bulletins. Same great fun but at a new location this year. --Cornerstone Women's Retreat Sept. 25-26 Please see bulletin write up for more information. To serve your needs better, our pastor would like to know: Of any parishioner who is hospitalized Of anyone in need of prayer Of anyone who would like a pastoral visit Our parish priests and the Special Ministers of Holy Communion bring the Eucharist to our ill parishioners. The Sacraments of the Sick and Reconciliation are also available from our priests on their visits. If you or someone you know is in need of the Sacraments, please call the parish office. Through the Outreach Program – Parish Volunteers provide supportive and practical services for seniors and other persons who are in need. These include friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, shopping, and local medical transportation/escort. Drivers are needed for the Outreach Program for doctor’s appointments. If you are able to help, please call the parish office. Pray for the Sick and Homebound: Catherine Adams, Cathleen Adams, Minoo Aibara, Rasika Aniff, Gary Arquilla, Ruben Arroyo, Dominic Bettina, Deborah Bonnell, Joseph Bradford, Coleen Cherry, Bill Coatney, Christine Connelly, Ramona Concessao, Noah Corey, Christina DeDonato, Eileen Deighan, Maria del Rosario, Hilda D’Silva, Jeffrey Dolan, Lucia Eustace, Christine Ferguson, Valarian Fernandes, Joyce Flynn, Russell Fullen, Brian M. Furey, Marie Ann Gama, David Gonzalez, Lillian Gonzalez, Timmy Johnson, Donna Juliano, Zofia Kochay, Jim Killeen, Edward and Anne Killmer, Michael Leonard, Virginia Letterio, Olga Lucas, Sarah Lugo, Evan Maher, Venita Martis, Eileen Malik, Bridget McGrath, Eve Marhafer Maggie Medina, Anna O’Dell, Jim O’Donnell, Lorraine O’Keefe, Loretta Oppitz, Sara Pellerin, Cayla Pignatello, Vivian Pisanelli, Peter Podloski, Jane Pomarico, Rose Pucino, Hector Ramirez, Ivette Ramos, Mary Rivera, Maria Robillard, Pauline Russotto, Marcia Santovenia, Marie Sequinot, Ruth Snyder, Lawrence Solomon, Teresa Solomon, Cody Stevens, Lillian Strolis, Robert Sugg, Nina Tagan, Jean Torrie, Betty Trochan, Thomas Trochan, Sr, Julio D. Vazquez, Laryssa Verna, Norman Waldron, and Taylor Weiss. Please pray for the men and women serving in the military and for their families. And also our friends in McClelland’s, Elant at Fishkill, Wingate at Beacon, Forrestal Heights, Hamilton Fish, Hedgewood, Horizons, and Meadow Ridge II. Recently Deceased: We pray for the people who have recently died and ask God to grant their families and loved ones the strength to carry on until we all join God in the Resurrection:Frances Carbonaro, Victor Bernabo Reflection By Sr. Kathy Connections On our return from the Holy Land, people often ask what was most impressive. I can only think in terms of moments: a moment in the Church of the Pater Noster where glazed tiles bear the prayer text in sixty languages and our group sang the prayer in seven; a moment in the Church at Magdala where we celebrated the liturgy looking out on the Sea of Galilee; a moment at Mount Tabor where we stood transfixed by the beauty of the mosaics depicting the transfiguration. Then there was the moment outside the Cenacle where our priests renewed their vows; the moment at dawn watching the sun rise over the Sea of Galilee; and the moment at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where we entered into a small chapel to touch the rock of Golgatha. But the most touching moment for me occurred in the Church of the Dormition. We had seen the beautiful upper church recalling the death of Mary, or her falling into eternal sleep, according to tradition. We then descended to a luminous crypt, where a beautiful cheery wood statue of the sleeping Mary lies under the dome. We instinctively sat in silence on the benches surrounding the statue. After singing the Salve Regina, which echoed beautifully through the chapel, our guide suggested that we each remember our own mothers by saying her name aloud. Softly, reverently, and peacefully, we spoke the names of our mothers. I’m not sure why that experience struck me so forcefully, except that it was such a personal connection between the sacred stories of Christ’s life and our own sacred stories. Mary’s life and death were human experiences that we can know and feel through the lives of our mothers. At that moment in the crypt, we spoke the names of the holy women who introduced us to the sacredness of life and the mystery of God. We brought them all together in the presence of the Blessed Mother who surely had guided and inspired them. Some of our mothers are alive and continue their journey; others rest with Mary in heaven. We were all gathered in oneness in that chapel. Religious Formation Dear Parent/Guardian We hope that everyone is having an enjoyable and relaxing summer. And though it seems that things have shut down with our Religious Formation program, I can assure you that we are hard at work preparing for the 2015-16 school year. Registration for the 2015-16 school year continues to take place. If you have not as of yet registered your child, please do so as soon as possible. Having your children registered helps us to provide you and your family with better resources, while at the same time, it enables us to prepare efficiently for the up-coming school year. If you have a child/children entering the first grade please go to the office or call our DRE, Albert, @845-447-1302 to register them. Also, if you have a child/children who are entering the eighth grade and have been a part of our curriculum, there is a special registration form for our confirmation program, this too is available at our parish office, located at 2 Oak Street, Beacon, NY. Religious Formation Helpers Needed As we set into motion our Religious Formation ministry for the 2015-16 school year, I invite you to join me in preparing for the future of our children. To be a catechist you need to have the love of God and the love of children. If you have ever considered becoming a catechist or if you have heard God calling you to do something extraordinary within our parish, the time is now. We need your help with this special ministry, whether as a catechist or as a hall monitor. If you are of high school age, a senior citizen, or anywhere in-between and you have the love of children and God you fit the requirements. Please consider answering the call and become a vital gift to our Parish and children. Please contact our DRE, Albert, @ 845.447.1302. Chistmas Fair Virginia Norman is already busy working on the jewelry donated to the Christmas Fair. If you have any jewelry you would like to donate, please give Virginia a call @ 831-3348. Corner Stone Women’s Retreat Come join us for a Cornerstone Women's Retreat September 25th-26th at St. Joachim's. Cornerstone is a parish gathering. It is a spiritual process which calls us together to grow personally in the knowledge and love of God. It is the building of community, person by person, family by family, parish by parish with Jesus Christ as the Cornerstone. "Cornerstone weekend-you have to be there to understand." Spirit of Beacon Day The Spirit of Beacon Day will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Please join us as a Faith Community of the Catholic Church of Beacon representing our Parish of St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist, as we participate in the Spirit of Beacon Day parade. We would like to have a large number of parishioners walking or riding as a group showing their support with our Parish in the parade. More information will follow as we get closer to the parade date. Thank You. Deacon Marty. Thank You! From Parishioner Isabel Quiñones On behalf of all the youth participants of the 2015 Summer Capuchin Outreach Program (COP) and the C.Y.F.M. Team, I would like to extend my appreciation for all the love and generosity this parish have shown us. Our week of service program this past June was a huge success, and we could not have done it without your prayers and support. I was able to work with the Vacation Bible School ministry and it was an amazing and fulfilling experience for me. The Gospel tells us to love and support one another especially the most vulnerable among us. The ability to have local programs such as C.Y.F.M. that bring our Catholic youth together in a way where we can build our relationship with Christ, and put our faith into action is such a gift. Thank you again for your support and for being our companions in service. Additionally, C.Y.F.M. in Garrison, has a great programs to help the youth of our parish on their faith journey. I highly recommend any of the retreats and fun activities that are available throughout the year for our youth starting in middle school through high school and beyond. It's a great way to meet new friends and learn about your Catholic faith! Please continue to pray for us, and we pray that God continue to bless you and your families. Music Ministry News Choir is taking a break from rehearsals for the summer. If you are interested in participating in September, please contact Cathy Crocco ([email protected]) to get your name on the email list for choir news and updates. We are looking to begin a cantor training program and build a core of cantors to lead song at the weekend Masses. Please contact Cathy Crocco if you are available to sing even if just once a month. High school students - please consider this worthy ministry. SUMMER READING GROUP Fr. Richard will be leading a discussion of some essays and short stories by the late Catholic writer Andre Dubus. One of his main themes is the way we encounter God in the ordinary events of life and especially in our family and close friendships. Packets of the readings are available for free at the parish office. We will meet on Tuesday August 18th at 7:30 at the lower church hall at St. Joachim’s. COME JOIN US FOR RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) If you have been coming to Mass for a while and are not Catholic or would like to receive the remainder of your Sacraments, we invite you to join us and others on their journey of the Catholic Faith. Come and join us as it would be a privilege to get to know you. Our Parish will soon begin a new cycle of adult formation to share the truths of the Catholic Faith and the fellowship of our Church family. We invite you to learn what Catholics believe in an open and welcoming environment. These sessions are also opportunities for you to ask those difficult questions that you may have about the Catholic Faith. We will begin in the middle of September. We encourage you to call the Parish office (8380915) for more information and if possible to register. Thank you and may God Bless you, Deacon Marty….. Revenue Sharing The new program began the week of July 5. Envelopes have been mailed to those who normally pay in full at the beginning of the program. Packets of envelopes are available in the rear of the churches for those who prefer to pay weekly or monthly. If you are a new member paying in full, please use the special PAY IN FULL ENVELOPE. Fill in the required information and place the envelope in the collection basket. If paying weekly, it is necessary to complete all envelopes as you return them. Please do not forget to write your name on the envelope. When you enter the Revenue sharing program, in addition to the two grand prizes which are drawn at the end of the 20 weeks, you are also eligible to win a weekly prize of $25. Participants must be paid in full to be eligible for the grand prizes of $500 & $1000. DUE TO THE HIGH COST OF ENVELOPES PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ENVELOPES UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM. Thank you for your continued participation in this important parish fundraiser. St. Joaquin-St. Juan, Beacon, NY 19º domingo de tiempo ordinario. LECTURAS PARA EL DIA DE HOY: 1 Lectura: 1Re 19,4-8: Con la fuerza de aquel alimento, caminó hasta el monte de Dios. 2 Lectura: Ef 4,30–5,2: Sigan el camino del amor, a ejemplo de Cristo. Evangelio: Jn 6,41-51: Yo soy el pan de la vida, bajado del cielo. «Nadie puede venir a mí, si el Padre que me ha enviado no lo atrae» Hoy, el Evangelio presenta el desconcierto en el que los connacionales de Jesús vivían en su presencia: «¿No es éste Jesús, hijo de José, cuyo padre y madre conocemos? ¿Cómo puede decir ahora: He bajado del cielo?». La vida de Jesús entre los suyos había sido tan normal que, el comenzar la proclamación del Reino, quienes le conocían se escandalizaban de lo que entonces les decía. ¿De qué Padre les hablaba Jesús, que nadie había visto? ¿Quién era este pan bajado del cielo que quienes lo comen vivirán para siempre? Él negaba que fuera el maná del desierto porque, quienes lo comieran, morirían. «El pan que yo voy a dar, es mi carne por la vida del mundo». ¿Su carne podía ser una alimento para nosotros? El desconcierto que sembraba Jesús entre los judíos podía extenderse entre nosotros si no respondemos a una pregunta central para nuestra vida cristiana: ¿Quién es Jesús? Muchos hombres y mujeres antes que nosotros se han hecho esta pregunta, la han respondido personalmente, han ido a Jesús, lo han seguido y ahora gozan de una vida sin fin y llena de amor. Y a los que vayan a Jesús, Él los resucitará el último día. Juan Casiano exhortaba a sus monjes diciéndoles: «‘Acercaos a Dios, y Dios se acercará a vosotros’, porque ‘nadie puede ir a Jesús si el Padre que lo ha enviado no lo atrae’. En el Evangelio escuchamos al Señor que nos invita para que vayamos hacia Agosto 09 - 2015 Él: ‘Venid a mi todos los que estáis cansados y agobiados, y yo os haré reposar’». Acojamos la Palabra del Evangelio que nos acerca a Jesús cada día; acojamos la invitación del mismo Evangelio a entrar en comunión con Él comiendo su carne, porque «éste es el verdadero alimento, la carne de Cristo, el cual, siendo la Palabra, se ha hecho carne para nosotros». ANUNCIOS: MISA DE LOS NINOS: Se informa que la misa de los sábados a las 5:30, estará suspendida durante el tiempo de verano. Nosotros retornaremos el sábado 12 de Septiembre. LISTA DE ENFERMOS DE LA PARROQUIA. Nosotros estamos muy contentos de continuar publicando en nuestro boletín los nombres de todas las personas que se encuentran enfermas, especialmente cuando están necesitadas de la oración. Nos gustaría remover a aquellos que han recobrado la salud o quienes hayan fallecido. Por favor déjenos saber en la oficina de la parroquia cuando es apropiado para remover a sus familiares o amigos de esta lista. Gracias PICNIC DE LA IGLESIA. El picnic de la iglesia será el próximo 13 de septiembre. Espere más información en los próximos boletines. Tendremos la misma diversión pero diferente lugar este ano. DIA DEL ESPIRITU DE BEACON El día del espíritu de Beacon será el Domingo 27 de Septiembre del 2015. Por favor acompañe a toda la comunidad Católica de Beacon representando nuestras parroquias de San Joaquín y San Juan Evangelista participando en el desfile del espíritu de Beacon. Nos encantaría tener un gran número de miembros de la parroquia caminando con nosotros demostrando su soporte a la parroquia. VIAJE A ATLANTIC CITY. La cofradia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus invita a un Viaje a Atlantic City el proximo sabado 19 de Septiembre del 2015. Valor por persona $40 Dolares. La salidad sera a las 8:30 de la manana en el parqueadero de la Parroquia de San Juan Evangelista. Tenga presente que no se admiten menores de 21 anos en el Bus. Mayor informacion comunicarse con la Senora Crucita Arroyo el 8454406311 o con Orfa Alzate 845-8312761.
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