WELCOME WHEREVER YOU ARE ON YOUR LIFE’S JOURNEY

 

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 12-13, 2021

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEEKEND WE ARE STREAMING THE SATURDAY, 4PM VIGIL MASS FROM ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST. 
The stream will be archived and available to all during the weekend after the live event.

Music: Justine Rodriguez     Recorded: Aaron McGuirk
 
St. James has added an 8:45 AM Wednesday Rosary prayer service before their morning communion service.  The 4PM Wednesday service will also take place for those who can't make the morning one. You'll see this all listed in the tri-parish worship guide.

Description: Fr. Joe Faletta celebrates the Saturday 4PM Vigil Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie, NY.

 Please click option for CAPTIONS if you have trouble hearing today's liturgy.

  

Deacon Andy  writes:
"I’m sure you’ve all been asked, and maybe you’ve even asked yourselves, Do I have to wear a mask when I go to Church? Here in the Catholic Community of Northern Columbia County, the answer for right now is yes. Everyone attending mass in any of our three parishes is still required to wear a mask. Although I recognize that the government is no longer requiring masks, many people are still concerned about the possibility of contracting or transmitting COVID from/to others with whom they come in contact. Wearing a mask not only provides a level of protection it also sends a message of caring about ourselves and others.

"Thank you for your understanding and for caring for one another."

                            Mass Intentions at St. James Church
                         will be offered for the following loved ones.
 

Sunday, June 13:      

  William Gavin by Mary & Tom Gavin
Deceased members of the Knights of Columbus
Thomas Ribadeneyra by Peggy Wilhelm
Leatrice Yaroschuck by Jane Sweet

IMPORTANT ​​​​​​​HAPPY NEWS

Bishop Scharfenberger has announced that Fr. Steve Matthews is appointed as pastor to St. Joseph’s – Stuyvesant Falls and Stottville; St. John the Baptist – Valatie; and St. James – Chatham.  This appointment is effective July 1, 2021.  Fr. Matthews will begin his assignment on July 15, 2021.

As you may be aware, our Diocese is currently in the process of developing groups of parishes (Pastoral Networks) designed to collaborate in the areas of administration and ministry. The parishes in this particular network will be joined by Our Lady of Hope – Copake Falls and Holy Trinity – Hudson and Germantown for many pastoral initiatives.  Parishes will benefit from this process by having more lay men and women available for ministry in the parishes that comprise the Pastoral Network. 

This is a new and exciting endeavor that we believe will breathe new life into our parishes. It is a real opportunity for us to grow in our roles as disciples and in our call to spread the Good News.

We are thankful to Deacon Andy Grebe and Fr. Kyle Eads for their time as the interim team. 

We a grateful to Fr. Steve for his commitment to our communities and pray for his ministry.  We hope that many of you will join him in making this new Pastoral Network a thriving example of what we can do when we work together.

                     OUTREACH 

For more information contact Denise Barry, Coordinator, (518) 929-4369

Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA

Anyone in need of cat or dog food for their pets is welcome to avail themselves of the shelter's supply from 11:30 AM-4PM daily (seven days a week).

 Bedding Project

 Please note that bedding is accepted year-round by OutReach.  Please call the OutReach number to arrange delivery of donated items.

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News From the Vatican
https://www.vaticannews.va/en 

 

Sunday, June 13th @ 11:00 AM
  
Eleventh SUNDAY in Ordinary Time
Mass will be livestreamed from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, NY
please visit:
 
https://www.rcda.org/livemass 

Link to Diocese of Albany website - click on picture

The Diocese of Albany is keeping Catholics apprised of changes, updates and resources on its dedicated web page:
https://www.rcda.org/coronavirus
In addition, a Faith at Home page includes links to livestreamed Mass - https://www.rcda.org/livemass, daily Scripture readings, saints of the day, suggestions for creating a sacred space at home: https://www.rcda.org/coronavirus/resources

 

Our Lady of Victory Adoration Chapel
Testimonial Video

The Our Lady of Victory Adoration Chapel Committee is excited to announce that we have just produced a promotional video to invite area Catholics to the devotion of Eucharistic Adoration. Because Covid has placed restrictions on mass attendance in many churches, we hope that this brief sampling of testimonies from our Adorers may inspire all who may feel a longing to be with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The OLV Chapel is open to all and is located at St. Mary's Church, 429 E. Allen St., Hudson, NY.
For more information, visit our website at http://OLV.WeAdoreHim.com or call Rebecca at 518-799-5535.

 

Sign up for the Tri-Parish Email Notifications

We are establishing a Tri-Parish Email Contact System - Signup to get updates from Fr. George, information regarding events throughout the Catholic Community of Northern Columbia County (CCNCC), and other items of interest to parishioners delivered to your inbox. This will greatly enhance our ability to communicate with parishioners in all three churches comprising the CCNCC. 

In the space marked "Company" please enter the name of your church. Thank you.

Please note this information will be used solely for the use of Tri-parish activities and never sold or distributed to other groups.  

To register click below for the sign-up form:

http://conta.cc/2koojJZ 

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Energized by the Eucharist and Scripture we are a welcoming and affirming community that celebrates Christ Jesus in our midst.  We value prayer, education, art, music, and the beauty of God’s creation in our quest for spiritual growth and social justice in the world.

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St. James' Interim Parish Team

 

    Deacon Andy Grebe    

  Masses
In Person & Online

 “A RETURN TO MASS” Bishop Scharfenberger issues letter on in-person Mass in the Diocese at rcda.org

It’s important to note that although he is lifting the general dispensation, there is still a particular dispensation from this obligation for “those who are sick or at risk, or who care for those who are sick or at risk, or those who experience a significant anxiety or fear of getting sick from being in a public setting.” For those unable to join us for those reasons, online Mass will continue to be available for the foreseeable future.

        SUNDAY:  9:00AM
WE WELCOME EVERYONE! 

JUNE schedule of Masses at St. James Church.  Because we are limited to 150 worshipers, you can register on a first-come, first-served basis by calling (518) 392-4991,  so we can safely socially distance in our beautiful church. 

We kindly ask that you register for Mass by Friday at 4 PM to allow us to plan for that weekend's service. Further, please plan on registering EACH time you wish to attend Sunday Mass. 

 SCHEDULE
9AM Sunday Mass


Register online using the following links: 

6/13  St. James Church (constantcontact.com)

6/20 St. James Church (constantcontact.com)

6/27 St. James Church (constantcontact.com)

 

TRI-PARISH
Worship Calendar


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Have a concern, need a mass card, or other assistance?
Office Hours

 Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
9:00 AM until 1:00 PM      
PHONE NUMBER: 
               518-392-4991                  EMAIL: sjofficeassistant@gmail.com

Reservation Chapel
Open to Private Worship

All are invited to visit the chapel during office hours: Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 9AM - 12PM. Please sign in when using the chapel & clean your prayer space after worship with cleaning materials left in the chapel for your use.

Art by Brother Mickey McGrath
http://www.bromickeymcgrath.com/

CONFESSIONS  People can call the office & make an appointment. The number to call is
(518) 392-4991.  You can also email the office at:
sjofficeassistant@gmail.com
We will meet privately and discreetly, observing social distancing.  The same goes for requests for anointing.  Except for the anointing itself, social distancing is in place.

 Confessions at these times are
CANCELLED 
 

By Appointment-St James  
Saturdays:
4:00PM - St. John, Valatie 
4:00PM St.Joseph, Stottville

Click on the following website for resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers re Covid-19:  https://www.johnahartford.org/dissemination-center/view/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-resources-for-older-adults-family-caregivers-and-health-care-providers

You can visit the following website for some spiritual resources for covid-19 from the Catholic Health Association of America: https://www.chausa.org/newsroom/coronavirus-resources/spiritual-resources-for-covid-19

SAINT OF THE DAY  https://www.vaticannews.va
/en/saints.html