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We are the
 St. John The Baptist / Holy Trinity Parish
of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse 
 
 
  

"We the Roman Catholic Christian Community of the Diocese of Syracuse, in response to our baptismal call and nourished by the Eucharist, seek to continue the mission of Jesus Christ by welcoming, supporting and guiding God's family through prayer, sacramental celebration, service and education."


(Diocesan Mission Statement)

 

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

25th Sunday In Ordinary Time

 

"Are you envious because I am generous?" So often, we expect God to operate the way we do. We expect to be able to understand everything he does. When we don't, it's tempting to think that the problem is on God's end, not ours. In today's Gospel, Jesus tells a parable about God's mercy. And some of us may not understand it at first glance. Why should the "lazy" workers who showed up late in the day be given the same wage as the diligent ones? Doesn't this suggest a kind of fundamental disrespect for the efforts of the first group? Extending the principle spiritually, we might ask a similar question. Why should sinners who spend much of their lives doing wrong be allowed to "show up" suddenly and receive the mercy of God? What about those faithful Christians who have walked the road of virtue all along? Shouldn't they receive something more than these ne'er-do-wells?


As Jesus points out, there is nothing unjust about being generous (or merciful) to a certain group or individual. As long as no one is cheated out of what they were promised, there is no reason for envy or anger. Furthermore, and perhaps this is the real point of the parable, no one should be so quick to assume that he or she is a diligent worker. In fact, when we honestly assess our own weaknesses and sins, when we acknowledge the ways that we personally have fallen short of perfect virtue, the picture changes. It becomes clear that in fact we are the beneficiaries of God's generous mercy. We are the ones who showed up late in the day. Instead of calculating the degree of others' sins, let us call to mind and be sorry for our own. Then we can truly rejoice in God's forgiveness, no matter who is so fortunate as to receive it

 


 

Reception For Fr. Jon

The parish will host a reception for Fr. Jon’s send off to Binghamton on Sunday, September 28, after the 11:00AM Mass in the St. John/Holy Trinity Parish Center. All are welcome. Finger foods and beverages served.

 


 

 

 

Eucharistic Ministers Needed

                                    

SJB/HT is in need of Eucharistic Ministers especially for the Saturday 4:00PM and Sunday 11:00AM Masses. If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister please contact Lori Weir at 766-7886 or Lisa Jones at  530-0924.

 


 

Servers To Help With Funerals

 

We have reached out before with this request and we find that we need to reach out again. SJB/HT is in need of ladies and gentlemen of the parish who are able to help on the altar when a funeral is scheduled as an Altar Server. This does happen at a moments notice so calling upon you will be at a moments notice. Generally I am notified by the funeral director and have at least 2-4 days to prepare. Funerals at this time are during the days, Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We begin at 9:00AM no later than 10:30AM. Training will be provided. We ask that you dress business casual. This is a volunteer position. Please inquire with the office at 478-0916 for further information. Thank You for your consideration


Mass Schedule                

Mon., Tues. & Fri.—12:00 Noon

Saturday Vigil—4:00 pm
Sunday—9:00 am & 11:00 am


Reconciliation: Fri. 11:30am. Or by appointment
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    All Faiths Food Pantry Donations

    Your non perishable food donations can still be brought and left in the Food Wagons in the vestibules of the Church.

     

    Pantry hours: Tues & Wed 11am to 2:45pm 

     

    From The Mc Devitt Challenge Results

     

    Made possible through the generosity of Bob and Kay McDevitt, life long supporters and friends of the Diocese of Syracuse, St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Parish has just been awarded a Diocesan McDevitt grant, $7500.00, for the All Faiths Food Pantry. We are grateful for their philanthropic spirit and Christian charity.

     

    If you would like to make a monetary donation

     

    please make checks payable to

    ***“All Faiths Food Pantry”***

     

 

 


 

 

 

OPEN LETTER FROM THE BISHOP

 

 

ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


2nd Annual Saint Marianne Way

 Street Festival

 

   

 

2015 Mass Book

 

The Mass Book for 2015is now open. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL IN REQUESTS. Intentions will be taken in the office during office hours or we will take requests over the phone. Again, do not mail in your requests. 

2014 Mass Book

The Mass Book for 2014 is closed. There are no Masses available for the remainder of this year.

 

 

 You may visit the rectory during office hours; Monday—Thursday 9:00AM-4:30PM or Friday 9:00AM –2:30PM. You may also call the rectory if you are unable to come in person. All intentions are $10.00. You may also request the Sanctuary Lamp for the week, $10.00.

 

again 

PLEASE   DO NOT MAIL IN REQUESTS





 



 


 

 

Parish Life Group

 

 

Your Parish Life Group is looking for new members and volunteers. Primary purpose is to plan and schedule a Parish monthly event for the coming year. The main purpose is to bring our Parish Families together socially. We generally meet once a month, depending on the activity scheduled. The yearly activities will be posted on the Church bulletin boards. It’s a little work at times but the outcome is worthwhile. We would also like to help provide our Bereavement Ministry Group with additional volunteers. Their purpose is to offer a light breakfast or luncheon after parish family funerals. If you have any interest or questions please contact the rectory 478-0916, attention Mary Olmsted or contact her directly at 200-9286.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

 


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Looking Ahead

Mark your calendars for the SJB/HT International Food Festival! Think about your families favorite food specialties and share with us as a chef. Call the rectory for information. As the date approaches, more information will be available.

  


 

  

 

 BRADY BREAD SALES DATES: FALL, WINTER & SPRING DATES

 

OCTOBER:  25TH & 26TH

 

JANUARY: 10TH & 11TH

 

FEBRUARY:  14TH & 15TH

 

APRIL: 11TH & 12TH

 

MAY:  16TH & 17TH

 

Peace and joy in the Lord,

 

Keith Cieplicki

Jail Ministry Coordinator,

Brady Bread Coordinator

 

 


 
 
 
 The Sanctuary Lamp
burns continuously.
      You may request

    that it burn in memory of

      your loved one.  

 

 

 

 

The Sanctuary Lamp

The Sanctuary Lamp will burn in memory of:

Sam Donzella Requested by: Tish, Mike & Pat

 

 

 


 


   Serving

 our

 Country

 Always keep in prayer all servicemen and women. From our parish:

 


Homeless Project - Part 2


We are in the process of making scarves for the winter months for the homeless. If you have yarn that you no longer want or need. Please consider donating it to us. You may
drop it off at the rectory or call Mary Olmsted at 200-9286, or call the rectory at 478-0916 for a pickup. If you would like to
crochet or knit scarves for this project and donate them we would appreciate your time and talents. Thank you!


 

SJB/HT Bus Trip To Branson Missouri

For information call Gloria Mastriano at 457-4534

October 5-11; 7 days, 6 nights $725.00 per person with double occupancy. Includes transportation, accommodations, 6 breakfasts, lunch, 4 dinners, 7 shows, guided tours, winery, all taxes and meal gratuities, plus driver’s gratuity

 


 

 

polling place locator
 
Next Elections

STATE / LOCAL PRIMARY ELECTION

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

POLLS WILL BE OPEN

12 noon to 9pm


GENERAL ELECTION

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

POLLS WILL BE OPEN

6am to 9pm

 
 
 
 
 

When you feel you’re “drowning”

in life’s situations, don’t worry.

YOUR LIFEGUARD WALKS ON WATER!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri. Sept 5             Group 2 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Sept. 12          Group 3 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Sept. 19          Group 4 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Sept. 26          Group 1 Altar Cleaning

 

Mon. Sept. 8         Parish Council Meeting 7:00PM

                                      SJB/HT Parish Center

Thurs. Sept. 11    Parish Life Meeting 7:00PM

                                       SJB/HT Parish Center

Sat. Sept. 13          BUNKO 5:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Thurs. Sept. 18TNT Neighborhood Watch 7:00PM

                                        SJB/HT Parish Center

Sun. Sept. 21Youth Group and Knights of Columbus

                                        Pancake Breakfast

 

Sunday, September 28 after the 11:00AM Mass

 in the St. John/Holy Trinity Parish Center.

 All are welcome. Finger foods and beverages served.

 


 



 

 

 

 

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