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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  






Luke 17:5-10

    27th Sunday In Ordinary Time



"Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance." The tenants in today's parable murdered because of their greed. They had no respect for either the servants or the son of their landlord. Motivated only by their desire to own the property they cultivated, they did whatever was necessary to further their cause. But they were fools. They only thing they inherited was a death sentence in return for their wickedness.

Greed can act like poison to an otherwise healthy mind. Instead of allowing one to think clearly, an obsession with having "more" can cloud a person's judgment. Certainly it won't always lead to murder, but more often than not it leads to using people for our own ends or dismissing those who cannot help us get what we want. Treating others this way is never acceptable. It is an offense to human dignity and to God who made us in his own image. Greed can also have a blinding influence, preventing us from seeing the blessings that surround us. When our focus is on what we want instead of what we have, the tendency is to forget that we have anything at all. The only thing we can see is that which we don't yet possess.

Ultimately, greed makes us miserable. It fosters discontent for our life and disrespect for the lives of others. It is certainly not a fruit of the kingdom of God. Belonging to this heavenly realm means living a life of generosity instead of greediness. It means looking for ways to share what we have to improve the lives of others instead of hoarding more to "improve" our own lives. Jesus tells us that his kingdom belongs to those who produce its fruit. May we root out the weed of greed and instead cultivate generosity in the vineyard of our hearts.





Reception For Fr. Jon

The parish hosted 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.








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








    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”***


















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.








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.











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Looking Ahead


The International Food Festival is Saturday, November 8 beginning at Noon. If you would like to participate as a “CHEF” call the rectory during business hours, 478-0916 for information.


Again this year we are asking for “Themed Baskets” for raffles, your delicious “Baked Goods” and if you would like to share with us a favorite family recipe “Chefs”. Your thoughtful donations of themed baskets can be dropped off at the rectory at anytime prior to the festival. If you are unable to deliver it we will make arrangements to pick it up. Mark your calendars and join us Saturday, November 8 for what is always a Good Time! Call the rectory for information on becoming a chef.








(details when available)














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

Will burn in memory of

Ray Grilli

Requested by Len & Rosemary Sellin








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


Homeless Project - Part 2


Homeless Project II

We will be collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless of our area the month of October. NO CLOTHING please. May we kindly ask that your donations be neutral in colors and sizes. A donation box will be located in the Park Street vestibule.


 You may Mary Olmsted at 200-9286, or call the rectory at 478-0916.  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




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Tuesday, November 4, 2014


6am to 9pm


When you feel you’re “drowning”

in life’s situations, don’t worry.





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.







Fri. Oct. 10           Group 3 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Oct. 17           Group 4 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Oct. 24           Group 1 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Oct. 31           Group 2 Altar Cleaning


Thurs. Oct. 9        Parish Life Committee Meeting

                              7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Thurs. Oct. 16      TNT Neighborhood Watch

                              7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Sat. Oct. 18           Chicken & Biscuits 4:00-7:00PM

                                     SJB/HT Parish Center















  Diocese of Syracuse


This week's

 In the Spotlight






Breast Cancer Awareness Month








Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.


NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, producer of several anti-breast cancer drugs). The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.


In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol, though this was not the first time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer. In the fall of 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation had handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors.