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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  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

1st Sunday Of Advent

 

"What I say to you, I say to all: 'Watch!'" The season of Advent begins with this exclamation from the Lord. He urges us, "Be watchful! Be alert!" This is not the time for a spiritual snooze. Advent is meant to serve as a wake-up call for those of us Christians who have a tendency to start drifting off after a while. We get into our routines, find the patterns that work for us, and then run the risk of just going through the motions. Maybe we say a morning prayer with consistency but have begun to forget to really think about the words. Perhaps we rouse ourselves enough to get to Mass on Sundays, but when we're there we let our minds daydream. Some of us might have made spiritual resolutions to overcome a bad habit or to begin some regular program of service, but instead of following through with the hard work of perseverance, we gave up the effort and fell back into our previous rut.


Whatever the case, now is the time to shake ourselves free and to ask God to invigorate us once again. Now is the time to stop zoning out and start tuning in. Jesus' message today has the intention of getting our attention. He's doing what he can; the rest is up to us. As Advent begins, we would do well to pause for a few moments and reflect. What might be preventing me from being fully awake to my faith? What activities preoccupy my time and my thoughts? What bad habits blur my spiritual vision? How could I really listen to the voice of the Lord this Advent season? Saying a special prayer during these four weeks, committing to some spiritual reading, even simply putting an Advent wreath on the table: any of these things can help us stay awake as we continue watching and waiting for the coming of Christ.

 

 


 

 

 

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


A WORD ABOUT THE ANNUAL HOPE APPEAL 

 

The Hope Appeal is an annual assessment from the Diocese.  The money collected goes directly to the Diocese.  We are assessed an amount each year (This year approximately $30,000)  The difference that is not collected becomes our liability to the Diocese.  This year we collected approximately $17,000.  This means that we owe the Diocese $13,000 this year.

 

 

There are a lot of things the church could do with $13,000, to help it survive.  If you can find it in your hearts, and can afford an additional contribution, it would be really appreciated.  Thank you.

 


 

               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, and St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Parish,  awarded a Diocesan McDevitt grant of $7500.00  to the 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 2015 is 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

 

 

 


 

 

Looking Ahead

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTAIN THE PARISH CENTER

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

8:00am to 12:noon

Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Home fries, Toast,

Juice & Coffee

 Choice of Bacon or Sausage

Adults & Seniors $8.00

Children (5-12) $4.00

Under 5 Free

 

FLYER

 

 

 

 


 

  

 

 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

 

 

Brady Bread

Sales of Brady Bread support the programs of Brady Faith Center, the Catholic Mission serving Southwest Syracuse. Your $3.00 donation per loaf goes directly to two of Brady’s programs serving those in need, Jail Ministry and Pedal to Possibilities.

 

Jail Ministry - works with inmates and their families at the Onondaga County Justice Center. Our goal is to share God’s unconditional love with each individual. We provide a wide variety of services: Daily inmate visits (5,000 per year to inmates), Phone calls to help inmates stay connected to loved ones and others (20,000 per year), Low Cash Bail for over 150 individuals held on non-violent, misdemeanor charges, Sunday Mass weekly (2,000 inmates attend per year), Free Child Care for visitors during visitation hours, Bibles, Rosaries and Socks given to inmates annually (over 3,000), etc.

Pedal to Possibilities - is a bicycle riding program for homeless people. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday year round form 9:00-10:00AM members meet at the Brady Faith Center on South Avenue for a 7-10 mile ride around town. After 10 rides, participants are given a bike, helmet and lock to keep as their own, providing them with transportation, exercise and most especially, a wonderful community!


 

Decorating Church For Christmas

 

We will begin decorating the church with trees, lights, manger and garland in choir loft on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 12:00 Noon. Please call the rectory during office hours if you are able to help for a few hours. Many hands make light of work! Thank You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 
 
 
 The Sanctuary Lamp
burns continuously.
      You may request

    that it burn in memory of

      your loved one.  

  

 

 

Rosemary “Pat” Markert - The Family

Pat DiBello - The Pete DiBello

                    & Joe Mehlek Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


   Serving

 our

 Country

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

 


 

 

 
 
 

When you feel you’re “drowning”

in life’s situations, don’t worry.

YOUR LIFEGUARD WALKS ON WATER!

 


 

The Franciscan Place Chapel and

Religious Gift Shoppe

at Destiny USA

Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 10:00AM - 8:00PM

          Fri. & Sat., 10:00AM - 6:00PM

           Sun., 11:00AM - 6:00PM

 

Mass Schedule: Mon. - Wed. - Fri., 12:15PM

           Tues. & Thurs., 4:15PM

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Fri., 1:00-4:00PM

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Mon. & Thurs.,

    10:00AM-12:00Noon & 2:00-4:00PM

         Tues. - Wed. - Fri., 2:00-4:00PM

             Wed. Evening, 7:00-8:00PM

            Sat., 11:00AM-2:00PM

 


 

 

Snow Birds

A friendly reminder, as you are making your plans to leave for warmer climates, please add the SJB/HT rectory to your list in letting us know to cancel your contribution envelopes until you return. Otherwise your packet of envelopes will be returned to this office for postage due. Let us know when you are leaving and are expected to return. Thank you and safe travels.

 


 

 

 

The Immaculata Medallion Award

The Immaculata Medallion is an award recognizing and honoring lay people who generously and unselfishly volunteer time and service to their parishes. On one side of the medal appears an image of the Immaculate Conception, the Patroness of the Diocese of Syracuse. The reverse features an image of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Bishop Robert J. Cunningham accepted recommendations from pastors across the diocese for recognition. This year from St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity we are very pleased to announce June Greene as recipient of the award. The ceremony is Sunday, December 7 at 2:30PM at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church.

 

Customers talk about the closing of the Pond Street Wegmans

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

Fri. Oct. 31           Group 2 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Nov. 7             Group 3 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Nov. 14           Group 4 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Nov. 21           Group 1 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Nov. 28           Group 2 Altar Cleaning

Sun. Nov. 2           Word Service for all departed

                                    6:00PM in Church

Mon. Nov. 3          Parish Council Meeting

                                     7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Tues. Nov. 4Election Day

Sat. Nov. 8International Food Festival

                                      12:00-7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Thurs. Nov. 13Parish Life Committee Meeting

                                      7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Thurs. Nov. 20TNT Neighborhood Watch Meeting

                                      7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Sat. Nov. 22 BUNKO 6:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Anyone interested in playing Bunko with our group that meets approximately every 2 months in the

SJB/HT Parish Center on Saturdays 5:00PM, please contact Betty Warren for details. Phone is 420-6357 or email at

warrenbeliz@yahoo.com

Thurs. Nov. 28Thanksgiving Day

 

 

               

 


 

 

 

Andrea Bocelli - The Lord's Prayer

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 new email address for church : nbergeson@syrdio.org

 

additional email address change for Bruce K. Van Dee, Business Administratorbvandee@syrdio.org