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St. Bartholomew
Roman Catholic Parish
297 Laurel Hill Avenue
Providence, R.I. 02909-3897

2nd Sunday of ADVENT

December 4th, 2016

"He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire."

Readings for Mass

(The Most Holy Rosary Is Recited 25 Minutes
Before The Start Of The Weekend Masses)

Every Saturday - 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

Original Church
1907 - 1969
(View Pictures)
Present Church
1969 - Present
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Regular Sunday & Weekday Masses

Saturday - 5:00 PM
...................6:30 PM (Español)

Sunday - 8:00 AM
................9:30 AM (Español)
................11:30 AM

Weekday Masses -Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM
................................Saturday 8:00 AM
...................Lunes 7:00 PM (Español)

Holyday Masses - 7:30 AM & 5:30 PM
................................7:00 PM (Español)

Confessions - Saturday Afternoon

Eucharistic Adoration - Every Tuesday from 6:00PM till 7:00PM

Novena and Benediction - Every Tuesday Evening at 7:00PM

Divine Mercy Chaplet - Every Friday Afternoon at 3:00PM

The Most Holy Rosary Is Recited 25 Minutes Before The Start Of The Weekend Masses

St. Bartholomew - Apostle & Martyr
Feast Day - August 24th.

Patron of Plasterers

The relics of the Saint are preserved in the Basilica of Saint Bartholomew on the island in the Tiber River near Rome.

"Speak for us to Christ, the Lord, that we, sons and daughters of immigrants, may journey through the pilgrimage of this life and be conducted by you to the vision of God. Amen."

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Parish Information

Staffed by the Scalabrini Fathers
Administrator - Rev. Charles Zanoni, C.S.
Associate Pastor - Rev. Joseph Pranzo, C.S.
Associate Pastor Spanish Apostolate - Rev. German Vargas, C.S.
Deacon Assistant - Rev. Mr. Robert L. Gallo

Parish Registration
New Families (including newly married) should register by calling the rectory office at 944-4466. Also, please notify us of any change of address.

Street Address
RECTORY - 297 Laurel Hill Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02909-3897

CHURCH - 305 Laurel Hill Avenue

Electronic Mail (e-mail) Address

Office Telephone
Spanish Apostolate Telephone

Office FAX


By appointment.
Arrangements for a wedding must be made personally with the Pastor. Marriage Preparation Program is required in our Diocese.

Baptisms - Appointment required.
English - 2nd Saturday of Every Month.
- 4th Saturday of Every Month.

SPONSORS at Baptism represent the believing Christian Community. Thus it is required that they be practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church, who have themselves received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation and have reached the age of 16. If they are married, they must have been validly married in the Church. The Code of Canon Law states they must lead... .“a life in harmony with faith and the role to be undertaken.. .and will help the baptized to lead a Christian life in harmony with Baptism, and to fulfill faithfully the obligations connected with it.” Please, therefore, do not embarrass yourself and the priest by choosing individuals who are not faithful church-goers.
SPONSOR CERTIFICATES-One of the wonderful privileges of being a practicing Roman Catholic and belonging to a parish as a worshiping member of a "Faith Community" is the ability to represent the Catholic Church at the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. Sponsor certificates, therefore, are given only to practicing Catholics by the pastor of the Church where they attend Mass each Sunday. Your parish priests do not have the authority to award these certificates to persons who do not worship here, or to persons whose parents or grandparents worship here. Having been baptized at Saint Bartholomew Church or having attended school here does not make you a parishioner or a member of the "Faith Community" of this parish. Remember that being a "Sponsor" at a Sacrament makes you a proper representative of the Catholic Church. If you do not go to Mass or practice your Catholic faith, the role of representative would be inappropriate for you. How could you ever represent a group in which you no longer participate?

CCD Religious Instructions
Grades 1 thru 8.
Link to
CCD Religious Education Page

Grades 9 & 10. (Two Year Program)
Please link to
Confirmation Web page for all details.
requirements and Certificates for Confirmation are the same as Baptism above.

Adult Sacramental Programs - RCIA
Please phone the rectory to register at 944-4466.
Sponsor requirements for Adult Confirmation are the same as Baptism above.

Holy Orders - Priesthood and Religious Life
If you would like to serve God by preaching the Word, by celebrating the Sacraments or by simply serving those in need, you may have a vocation to the Priesthood or Religious Life. For information, please call the Office of Vocations at 331-1316, or Fr. Lando at the rectory 944-4466.
Link to
The Scalabrinian Missionaries Page
Link to
Diocesan Vocations Web Page

Tuesday Eucharistic Adoration
Church is open every Tuesday from 6PM till 7:30PM for Exposition and Adoration.

Novena Devotions & Benediction
Every Tuesday Evening - 7:00 PM in Church.

Friday Divine Mercy Chaplet
This half-hour chaplet or time of power is prayed every Friday at 3:00 pm in our Parish Church (Childrens Room Chapel) (weather permitting). Together let us celebrate God’s mercy.

Spanish Ministry
Associate Pastor Spanish Apostolate - Rev. German Vargas, C.S.
Deacon Assistant - Rev. Mr. Robert Gallo
Spanish Language Mass - Saturday 6:30 PM & Sunday 9:30 AM
..............................................Monday 7:00 PM
Telephone 401-944-4466
Link to Parish
Spanish Ministry Page

Spanish Prayer Group
Every Friday Night - 7:00 PM in the Rectory Hall

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Biographical Information

Parish Location
- 297 Laurel Hill Avenue in the Silver Lake section of Providence.

Parish History
-- The Parish of St. Bartholomew in the community of Silver Lake was organized in 1905 by Rev. Domenico Belliotti, P.S.S.C., then the Pastor of Holy Ghost Church in Federal Hill. Services were first held in the San Liberato Hall on 621 Union Avenue until the first Church, located on Moorefield Street, was dedicated on September 22, 1907. A Shrine and Park now stands in the location of that first Church.
From 1907 till 1911 the Parish was considered a filial mission of Holy Ghost Parish on Federal Hill and was staffed by the Pastor, Rev. Domenico Belliotti, P.S.S.C., and the Priests of Holy Ghost - Rev. Vittorio Gregori, P.S.S.C. - 1907 - 1908; Rev. Nicolino Armento, P.S.S.C. - 1908 - 1910
St. Bartholomew's became an independent Parish in 1910 with the Rev. Leonard Quaglia as the first resident Pastor.
In 1969, because of the increase in size of the Parish throughout the years, a new and larger Church was built next to the Parish School on Laurel Hill Avenue.
The Parish is staffed by the Missionary Fathers of St. Charles Borromeo (Congregation of Scalabrinians - C.S.)
The following served as Pastors:

Rev. Leonardo Quaglia, P.S.S.C.
- 1910 - 1916 (dec. September 4, 1956)
Rev. Francesco Berti, P.S.S.C. - 1917
(dec. February 28, 1938)
Rev. Vittorio Cangiano, P.S.S.C. - 1917 - 1920
(dec. August 29, 1950)
Rev. Flaminio Parenti, P.S.S.C. - 1920 - 1922
(dec. February 27, 1972)
Rev. Pietro Gorret, P.S.S.C. - 1922 - 1949 -
(deceased) Enlarged the original Church in 1926 and added the existing Bell Tower.
Rev. Attilio Bordignon, P.S.S.C. - 1949 - 1957
(dec. July 10, 1995) - Built our Parish School which was dedicated on August 23, 1953.
Rev. Mario Boeri, C.S. - 1957 - 1970 (dec. August 30, 2009)- Inaugurated a Campaign that resulted in our new Church which was dedicated on April 13, 1969.
Rev. Giulivo Tessarolo, C.S. - 1970 - 1976 (dec. August 7, 2007)
Rev. Carmelo Negro, C.S. - 1976 - 1980
(dec. June 20, 2002)
Rev. John Massari, C.S. - 1980 - 1988
Rev. Mario Bordignon, C.S. - 1988 - 1992
(dec. December 22, 1992)
Rev. Joseph F. Pranzo, C.S. - 1992 - 2001
Rev. Alfred P. Almonte, C.S. - 2001 - 2010
ADMINISTRATOR - Rev. Camilo Lando, C.S. (Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish , Prov., RI) - 2010 - 2012
Rev. Charles Zanoni, C.S. - 2012 - Present


Rev. Camilo Lando, C.S.
St. Catherine of Siena Parish
2340 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, Ontario
L5B 1N1

Fr. Alfred Almonte, C.S.

In Residence - St. Sebastian Church
67 Cole Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Rectory Tel.(401)751-0196 - Cell(401)573-8265

Father Mark Escobar
St. Tarcisius Parish
562 Waverly Street
Framingham, MA 01702-6950
(508) 875-8623

Fr. John Massari, C.S.
Our Lady of Pompei Church
25 Carmine Street
New York, NY 10014

Fr. Mariano Cisco, C.S.
St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church
185 Suydam Street
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3308
Tel. (718) 386-0175 - Fax (718) 821-1726

Fr. Jose Camilo Cardenas

Scalabrini Order History
The Order was founded on November 28th, 1887 by Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini to bring service to the migrant and refugee people. They now serve in 20 nations in Europe, the Americas, the Philippines and Australia. In the United States and Canada they work in 51 cities and staff 64 parishes, 3 seminaries, 2 hospital chaplaincies, 2 seaman centers, 4 homes for older adults, centers for documentation and migration studies, as well as centers for Italian, Hispanic, Portuguese and Haitian apostolates. Scalabrinians are involved in both print and electronic media in the languages of newcomers.
Link to
The Scalabrinian Missionaries
Link to
Scalabrini Home Page - English
Link to
Bishop Scalabrini Biography

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Parish Organizations

Holy Name Society
Meetings - Wednesday before the 2nd Sunday of the Month, September thru June
                 7:PM - BOARD Meeting Rectory Hall - Officers & Past Presidents
                 8:PM - REGULAR Meeting Rectory Hall - All Members
President - Mr. Ray Funaro
Link to
Holy Name Society Page

Ladies Guild
Meetings - REGULAR MEETING - 3rd Monday of the Month, September thru June - Rectory Hall 7:30PM - All Members
                 BOARD MEETING - 1st Monday of the Month, September thru June - Rectory Hall 7:30PM - Officers only
President - Mrs. Ann Volatile
Link to
Ladies Guild Page

Respect Life Group
Chairman - Mrs. Cheryl D'Ercole
Link to
Respect Life Group Page

Legion of Mary
Meetings - Every Thursday Evening
                 7:00PM Rectory Hall

Daughters of Isabella - Sacred Heart Circle #839
Meetings - 1st Tuesday of Every Month
                 7:30PM Rectory Hall

St. Vincent dePaul Society
Meetings - 3rd Wednesday of theMonth - Rectory Hall
Help Needed - Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2-4 pm
Link to
St. Vincent dePaul Society Page

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CCD Religious Instructions

Rosanna I. Grillo- Grades 1-8; Adult RCIA Program
Mrs. Aida Hidalgo- Confirmation - Grade 9 & 10. (Two Year Program)

Grades 1 thru 8 - Saturday Mornings - 9AM to 10:30AM
Confirmation - Friday Afternoon - 5:45 PM.

Adult Confirmation Classes and RCIA Classes
(over 18 years of age)
Please phone the rectory to register at 944-4466.

Link to
CCD Religious Education Page
Link to
Confirmation Preparation Page
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