Please support our sponsors Catholic Daughter’s of the America’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 St. Monica’s Court # 2598 Meetings: 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. 2993 Main Street, Suite 2 / P.O. Box 343 / Peru, NY 12972 (518)643-8080 * (518)643-8484 fax BOULÉ/SPEAR FAMILY DENTISTRY Michael J. Boulé, D.D.S. Anne-Marie B. Spear, D.D.S. Plattsburgh: 518-563-3090 Peru: 518-643-8015 www.boulespearfamilydentistry.com Langley Insurance Agency Since 1932 PO Box 598— 5 Davey Drive Peru, NY 12972-0598 Ph: 518-643-9052 Fax: 518-643-6640 [email protected] In the Heart of the Champlain Valley Growers & Packers of Fancy McIntosh Cortland & Honeycrisp 2731 Route 22 (518)643-9527 Fax (518)643-9509 St. Augustine’s Parish Center New Members Welcome North Country Endodontics Susan L. Zerrahn, DMD St. Patrick’s Oratory Meetings 1st Mondays 7:30 PM Non-Smoking Bingo Tuesdays 7:10 PM New Members Welcome—Peru, NY For Information 643-8813 www.KofC7273.org A Family Serving Families for Three Generations Neil E. Hamilton Director 294 Mannix Road, PO Box 570, Peru, New York 12972 Peru 643-9055 • Mooers 236-4747 • Keeseville 834-7667 www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com Visit our Sales Room for our Home Grown Apples Monday—Friday 7:00am to 4:30pm 3035 Main Street Peru, NY 12972 www.peruparish.org www.flocknote.com/peruparish Our Parish Directory Bishop: The Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley Pastor: Reverend Alan D. Shnob Priest in Residence: Reverend Richard D. Demers Deacon: George Benson Daily Mass 8:00 a.m. Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:30 p.m. Confessions 3:15-4:00 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Confessions 8:15-9:00 a.m. Rectory: Father Alan (518) 643-6759 Monuments Plattsburgh Memorials 4875 S. Catherine Street Plattsburgh, NY 12901 - See What You Buy - *************************************** Parish Offices & Information 3030 Main Street / Peru, N.Y. 12972 Tel. (518) 643-2435 ~ Fax (518) 643-0960 Dubay Family Chiropractic Director of Religious Education Janice Morse Email: [email protected] Dr. Steven B. Dubay D.C. (518)643-2463 89 Military Turnpike/Brand Hollow Rd. Youth Directors Nicole Beck & Dale Dupree Patrick Knight (Counselor) Bookkeeper/Office Manager Deborah Purdy Email: [email protected] Secretary Tony Andrews [email protected] Russell, McCormick & Russell ATTORNEYS AT LAW William E. Russell & Michael D. McCormick Andrew J. Russell 101 Clinton Street, PO Box 549 Keeseville, NY 518-834-7700 www.russellandmccormick.com 51 Patent Road, Peru, NY Parish Center Coordinator Rebecca Watkins ************************************* 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time January 18, 2015 Sunday Readings Cycle: Year B Weekday Readings Cycle: Year 1 Weekend Masses: Saturday, January 17, 2015 St. Anthony, Abbot 4:30 p.m. Jennifer Chauvin By: The Family Sunday, January 18, 2015 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:30 a.m. Bill Higgins By: Joe & Doris Novelli Monday, January 19, 2015 Weekday 8:00 a.m. Larry McSweeney By: Bob & Judy Akey Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Sts. Fabian and Sebastian 8:00 a. m. Connie Shnob By: Gordy & Julie Burdo Wednesday, January 21, 2015 St. Agnes, Virgin & Martyr 8:00 a.m. Clede & Helen LaHart By: Tom LaHart Thursday January 22, 2015 US Day of Prayer for the Protection of Unborn Children 8:00 a.m. All Souls 9:00 a.m. Valehaven Mass--All Souls 9:30 a.m. Apple Valley Communion Service Friday, January 23, 2015 Sts. Vincent & Marianne 8:00 a.m. For The People Prayer Line Sherry Demarais (518) 643-2660 Ocean & River Cruising All-Inclusive Resorts, Global Guided Tours, Disney Vacations, Hotels/Airfare. Have your family or class reunion on a cruise Ship or at an all-inclusive resort! Julie & Gary Liberty Your Independent Vacation Specialists 25 Taylor Road, Peru, NY 12972 Call 518-643-5551 today to start planning your next Dream Vacation! Sign up for Exclusive Offers and Discounts at www.LibertyandTravelforAll.com Baptismal Preparation Every Third Thursday Karen De Boos (518) 569-1032 Organist: Khristina Heffernan Choir Director: Shirley Lareau-Kemp Emeritus: Lynn Wilke ~ Pianist: Catherine Bova Trustees Mr. Dale Clemons ~ Mrs. Angie LePage Saturday, January 24, 2015 St. Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor 4:30 p.m. Patrick Dalton By: John & Jean Ryan Sunday January 25, 2015 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:30 a.m. Walter Sutter By: John & Jean Ryan St. Francis de Sales Leaving a Legacy What’s Happening This Week Jan. 10-11, 2015 Mass Attendance 344 Sunday, January 18 Confessions 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Mass at 9:30 a.m. **NO RE OR YOUTH MINISTRY TODAY** Monday - Saturday St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to noon. St. Augustine’s Crate and Christmas Thrift Store Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, January 19 Catholic Daughters’ Meeting 7 p.m. **Birthright Baby Shower** (Parish Center St. Monica’s Rm.) Boy Scouts (Memorial Hall) **PARISH OFFICES CLOSED** (MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY) Tuesday, January 20 Bible/Scripture Study, Adirondack Room 7:00 p.m. K of C Bingo 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 21 Crafters for Charity Soup Kitchen 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Thursday, January 22 9:00 a.m. Valehaven Mass 9:30 a.m. Apple Valley Communion Service Census Committee Meeting 9:30 Friday, January 23 Adoration 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, January 24 Confessions 3:15 p.m.~4:00 p.m. Mass 4:30 p.m. Sunday January 25 RE Classes 10:45-12:00 Youth Ministry 12:30 - 1:30 Envelopes Plate Child Total $ $ $ $ 5367.74 804.00 6171.74 Thank you for your continued support and generosity. St. Vincent de Paul Open Daily 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Thursdays 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to Noon w/e Jan. 10, 2015 $808.76 Bring your gently used clothes to St Vincent’s. Your kindness and caring will help those in need. Think about the part you want to play in our parish’s future. You have the opportunity to support this ministry in many ways. Naming our parish as a beneficiary in your estate plan or the making of an endowment gift can assure your continued participation in this ministry far into the future. Roger’s House 3034 Main Street Peru, NY $503.79 Open Daily 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to Noon We are always looking for gently used items for Roger’s house. Household, Christmas, toys, furniture, kitchen appliances, etc… Please consider donating them to the Thrift Shop. (drop off is at the car port behind the house.) If so, talk to Fr. Alan or contact Fr. Bryan Stitt on Facebook; at www.myvocation.net; or at (315) 393-2920 ex. 1450 Lighthouse Catholic Media recently restocked our shelves and our kiosk has been supplied with several new CD titles of varying topics and interests. Such titles include: Life is Worth Living by Venerable Fulton Sheen All Things Are Possible for God by Fr. Joshua Waltz Keep Holy the Sabbath: Reclaiming Sunday by Dr. Timothy Gray That Awkward Moment When God Changed My Life by Paul J. Kim St. Augustine’s Soup Kitchen From Atheism to Catholicism: My Conversion Diary by Jennifer Fulwiler Michigans, Macaroni Salad Applesauce Changed Forever: The Sacrament of Baptism by Fr. Mike Schmitz There is always room for you at our table. Please join us each Wednesday 4:15 - 5:45 . It is a time of fellowship while enjoying a good meal. Donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support!! Catholic School Week Seton Academy and Seton Catholic will be celebrating Catholic School Week from January 24-31. Sat. Jan. 24: The Mass celebrating Catholic schools will be at 4:00 at St. Alexander’s. We hope to see many of For more information contact Scott Lalonde at the you at that Mass. Development Office at 315-393-2920 Mon. Jan. 26: Game Show; Game or Fame Day or email [email protected] (Students may dress as an athlete or as someone famous) Tues. Jan. 27: Get Up and Move Day Wed. Jan. 28: 8:30 AM Benediction of the Blessed SacSecond Sunday in Ordinary Time rament at St. Peter’s Church; “Behold the Lamb of God.” Could it be that Thurs. Jan. 29: Movie Afternoon; Farm or Fancy Day you are being called to point out the Lord to (Students may dress as a farmer or as someone fancy) others as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life? Fri. Jan. 30: Talent Show ♥ "Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity." St. Augustine’s Crate and Christmas Thrift Shop News from Seton Academy Our Lady of Good Success: Made Known For Our Time by Matthew Arnold “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Throughout the week students will be doing service projects. PreK and Kindergarten students made some new friends with some special stuffed animals before the Christmas break. They also enjoyed pajama day. Sister Helen, SSJ News From Seton Catholic At Seton Catholic, during the month of January, we are praying for world peace through the intercession of our mother, Mary, St. Joseph, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Though it is depressing to see so much violence in the world, each of us can make a difference in our family and in our school by bringing peace and understanding. January is peacemaker month! Join us in being peacemakers. During January Regents, Seton Catholic has a regular school schedule. This week is also Catholic Schools week and stay tuned for news about all the exciting activities planned. On January 16th, we will have a 1 p.m. dismissal so the staff can work on planning for our Middle States accreditation. ADVERTISER OF THE WEEK Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Schedule Saturday, January 24th, ~ 4:30 p.m. G. & J. Liberty, A. Torrance S. Kokes, (volunteer needed) Angela Maliniak~ Mary Provost~ Baby Emilyn Grace~ Willow~ Joseph Favreau~ Jan Brault~ Jim & Ellie Dur- Please support our advertisers on gan~ Peter Grobecker~ Sara LaDuke~ Sarah Kelley~ the back of our bulletin. Jimmy Frank ~Brandon Purtell~ Peggy Devins~ Eric Laffey, recently deployed Serviceman ~Ingrid Marant, BETTY HUGHES INFORMATION mother of Chris Marant and Oma of Zoey Mussaw ~Katherine Trombley ~Jamie Toohill ~Johnny and Gloria St. Augustine’s own Betty Sarbou ~Gary Liberty ~Deacon George Benson ~ Hughes recently fell ill and is Meegan Rock~ Shannon Kiniry ~ Paul brother of Elise undergoing rehabilitation therLester ~ Michael Newell ~ Noela Jozwiak~ Dick Jenkins apy downstate. If anyone would ~Lita Stinecke sister in-law of Dave Soulia ~ Marion like to send a card or a kind Perrotte ~ Stephanie Mack ~ Miriam Mandigo Friend of word, (her birthday is this SunElaine Smith ~ Dan Hickey~ Lillian Cook, sister of Peggy day 1/18) to Betty, the address Banker ~ Susan Murray ~ Gracelyn Cayea ~ Sherry Baris: ber ~ Catherine McCusker & Bill Gruttermyer, Friends of Betty Hughes Elaine Smith ~ Donald Patnode, Friend of Marion Peters Rm 23-C ~ Bill Patnode ~ Jimmy Coon ~ Kathleen Fornecker, 1 Abele Blvd. friend of Patti Hamilton & Marion Peters~ Karen Darcy ~ Clifton Park, NY 12065 sister of Cecilia Darcy Yelle ~ Michelle Fitzgerald ~ Sarah Trombley ~ Deacon Ed Mazuchowski ~ John SouHAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! lia ~ Suzanne Coryea ~ Bill & Vonna Reid ~ Angel Wright, sister-in-law of Kathy Marant ~ Sandi Andrews ~ Betty Hughes (88) Roger Long ~ Evelyn & Robert Fuller ~ Father Peter Nabozny, Uncle to Joanne Forrence ~ Karen Stanord ~ & Marge McSweeney ~ Lon & Patricia Coleman, Mother & Sandi Andrews (70) Father of Kathy Siddon ~ Dan Froehlich ~ Mark & Justin Pulsifer ~ Eddie Compton ~ Myrtle Jabaut, Mother of There are still spaces available for advertising your Novalee Martineau ~ Bill McBride ~ Liam MacDougal ~ business on the back of the Church bulletin. The bulTammy VanValkenburg ~ Christiane Meier, Mother of letin reaches over 200 families each week, in addition Joanne Broderick ~ John LaFave to our out of town visitors who will see your advertisement. Consider sponsoring our bulletin by placing your ad. For more information contact the Parish OfJohn the Baptist pointed out Jesus to his fice at 643-2435 and speak with Debbie or Tony. disciples: Behold the Lamb of God. They Find Pope Francis immediately follow Jesus, and he asks on Twitter! them what they are looking for. Who was https://twitter.com/Pontifex it that first pointed Jesus out to you, and how did you respond? What is it that you seek? Jesus “Sunday is the Lord’s Day. knows what we need, but so often we get so busy with our Let us find time to be with him.” daily tasks that we don't take time to reflect on what it is we truly desire. We need to take the opportunity to spend time with Jesus in prayer, to listen and to share our deepest longings with him. Sunday, January 25th, ~ 9:30 a.m. P. Ballantine, J. Mussaw, S. Gagnier, K. McGovern, A. McGovern, L. Manchester * (*or Fr. Richard) Lector’s Schedule Saturday, January 24th, ~ 4:30 p.m. Bob Akey Sunday, January 25th ~ 9:30 a.m. Robin Downs This Week, The Sanctuary Candle Is Lit In Memory of Carleton Morse, Sr. By : The Morse Family SPAGHETTI DINNER EVERYBODY WELCOME St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council #7273 will host a Spaghetti Dinner. Saturday, January 17th St. Augustine’s Parish Center 4:30 to 6:30 PM. “ALL YOU CAN EAT” Spaghetti, salad, Italian bread and a delicious dessert will be served $7.50 per Person $2.50 for Children 6 to 12, FREE for Children 5 and under and a $20 per family maximum. TAKE-OUTS ARE AVAILABLE!! WILLIE SAYS!! As mentioned at last weekend’s Masses, this Spring we will begin the Diocesan Census Initiative. The committee has been meeting, discussing different strategies, and planning the most efficient way of executing the census. As with any opportunity, we can not spell success without “you.” In an effort to help make this a smooth operation, committee members will be calling you to help with the census. As you are called upon by a member, we ask that you pray over the vocation in which you were baptized and give a thoughtful consideration for the task at hand. Your willing participation will be more than welcome! In Jesus and Mary! WALK FOR LIFE This Sunday, January 18th, at 2 p.m. is the Annual Walk for Life in Plattsburgh. The walk starts at the Neumann Center and ends at St. John’s Church. At St. John’s, speakers and special guests will give talks on the different pro-life issues of today. We hope to see you there!! BISHOP’S FUND UPDATE FOR ST. AUGUSTINE’S PARISH Due to a recent donation of $1,200 by one of our parishioners, St. Augustine’s has met its goal for the 2014-2015 Bishop’s Fund Appeal. It is the generous benevolence of the many that helped St. Augustine’s Church attain its successes. Thank you all for your support!! FOR SALE 1910 PIANO!! As previously mentioned, Fr. Alan is selling a classic 1910 upright piano. This fine musical instrument plays real well and is very aesthetic considering her age. The original asking price WAS $300, but now she is being sold for the low, low price of $100! You can not go wrong for a beautiful antique conversation piece that can entertain as well. If you are interested, please call 643-2435. Baby Shower For Birthright On Monday January 19th at 7 p.m., The Catholic Daughters will be sponsoring a Baby Shower Fundraiser for the local Birthright Chapter. All parishioners are invited to attend the festivities. A bassinet has been placed in the back of the church for those who wish to donate baby presents earlier than the 19th. This is sure to be a great time to be had by all, hope to see you there!! THANK YOU STEWARTS!! Recently, the local Stewarts’ Shop in Peru made a generous donation of delicious ice cream to the St. Augustine’s Soup Kitchen. Just a little reminder to keep patronizing the small businesses that help support worthy local community ventures. Interested In Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student? Since 1952, International Fellowship, Inc., a non-profit organization has been successfully exchanging students to and from the United States. Families in this area are invited to reach across the borders and host a high school aged exchange student for the semester, or the academic year. Please check out our website for more information at: www.internationalfellowship.org The students come with their own spending money and are covered by health/accident insurance. All that is required of a host family is to provide room, board, laundry facilities, and some tender loving care. You can be married, single, have kids, or no kids at all. Even grandparents can apply!! If you feel the call to participate in this worthy venture, please contact : International Fellowship, Inc. P.O. Box 130 Westfield, NY 14787 [email protected] 1-800-647-8839 History Tidbit of the Week: St. Anthony, The Abbot Anthony was born at Coma, in Egypt, about the middle of the third century. He was the son of wellto-do parents, and on their death, in his twentieth year, he inherited their possessions. He had a desire to imitate the life of the Apostles and the early Christians, and one day, on hearing in the church the Gospel words, "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell all thou hast", he received them as spoken to himself, disposed of all his property and goods, and devoted himself exclusively to religious exercises. After fifteen years of this life, at the age of thirty-five, Anthony was determined to withdraw from the habitations of men and retire in absolute solitude. He crossed the Nile, and on a mountain near the east bank, he found an old fort into which he shut himself, and lived there for twenty years without seeing the face of man, food being thrown to him over the wall. He was at times visited by pilgrims, whom he refused to see; but gradually a number of would-be disciples established themselves in caves and in huts around the mountain, Thus a colony was formed, who begged Anthony to come forth and be their guide in the spiritual life. At length, about the year 305, he yielded to their importunities an emerged from his retreat, and, to the surprise of all, he appeared to be as when he had gone in, not emaciated, but vigorous in body and mind. For about six years, he devoted himself to the instruction and organization of the great body of monks that had grown up around him; but then he once again withdrew into the inner desert that lay between the Nile and the Red Sea, where still stands the monastery that bears his name, Der Mar Antonios. Here he spent the last forty-five years of his life, in a seclusion, not as strict as previously, for he freely saw those who came to visit him, and he used to cross the desert with considerable frequency. On two occasions, he went to Alexandria, once to strengthen the Christian martyrs in the persecution of 311, and once at the close of his life, around 350, to preach against the Arians. He died at the age of a hundred and five, and St. Jerome places his death around 356-357. At Anthony’s request, his grave was kept secret by the two disciples who buried him, lest his body should become an object of reverence.
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