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Catholic Daughter’s
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Knights of Columbus
Council 7273
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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
Plattsburgh Memorials
4875 S. Catherine Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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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.
89 Military Turnpike/Brand Hollow Rd.
Youth Directors
Nicole Beck & Dale Dupree
Patrick Knight (Counselor)
Bookkeeper/Office Manager
Deborah Purdy
Email: [email protected]
Tony Andrews
[email protected]
Russell, McCormick & Russell
William E. Russell & Michael D. McCormick
Andrew J. Russell
101 Clinton Street, PO Box 549
Keeseville, NY 518-834-7700
51 Patent Road, Peru, NY
Parish Center Coordinator
Rebecca Watkins
Sunday in
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
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
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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
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
Sunday, January 18
Confessions 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Mass at 9:30 a.m.
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)
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
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
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;
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
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
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
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
On January 16th, we will have a 1 p.m. dismissal so
the staff can work on planning for our Middle States accreditation.
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,
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 ~
on the back of the Church bulletin. The bulTammy VanValkenburg ~ Christiane Meier, Mother of
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!!
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!!
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:
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]
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.