St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

5th Sunday in Lent
March 22nd, 2015

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAYS READINGS+
Once again Jesus draws us into understanding the meaning of His coming passion, death, and resurrection, drawing on nature’s kind face at harvest time. He is that grain of wheat, God’s seed of eternal life, that will fall to the ground and die, producing the fruit of salvation for the world. Shedding His blood in His death on the cross will bring about the new covenant God promised through the prophets, one embracing all peoples, represented by the Greeks in today’s Gospel. God’s will is that all people have God’s law written in their hearts and be counted as God’s people. His death on the cross is “the hour” Jesus refers to in John’s Gospel, when the Father will truly be glorified through the obedience of the Son to the Father’s will, the hour of glory when God’s love will be fully revealed. On Calvary God’s love song to the world was sung so listening hearts might hear it until the end of time. We go to Jesus, who lifts us up so the Father can write on our hearts, not with ink, but with the blood of the Son. What do you ask the Father to write on your heart?

+HOLY WEEK BEGINS WITH PALM SUNDAY+
Holy Week begins next weekend on March 29th, known as Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. At all weekend Masses there will be the blessing of palms, a joyous demonstration of our loyalty to Christ our King, and the reading of the Passion, so that we all might meditate upon how Jesus suffered and died for us on that first Good Friday. As we receive the blessed palms, let us proudly proclaim, by word and example, our loyalty to Jesus our King, by faithfully observing His commandments, by faithfulness to Sunday Mass Worship, by the frequent and worthy reception of the Sacraments of Confession and Eucharist, and by loving one another as Jesus loves us.

+HOLY WEEK SERVICES+
PALM SUNDAY, March 29
(Distribution of blessed palms at all weekend Masses)
SATURDAY MASS
5:00 pm (English)—6:30 pm (Spanish)
SUNDAY MASSES
8:00 am—9:30 am (Spanish)—11:30 am
HOLY THURSDAY, April 2
7:00 pm—Mass of the Last Supper
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3
3:00 pm—Stations of the Cross
4:00 pm—Services in Spanish
7:00 pm—Sacred Liturgy & Holy Communion
HOLY SATURDAY, April 4
7:00 pm—Easter Vigil Mass & Services
(Attendance fulfills one’s Sunday Mass Obligation)
EASTER SUNDAY, April 5
8:00 am—9:30 am (Spanish)—11:30 am
+2015 CATHOLIC CHARITY FUND APPEAL+
FAITH AND GOOD WORKS
“What counts above all else is faith working through love.” —Pope Francis
The Catholic Charity Fund Appeal is the main source of support for our diocesan agencies providing for the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of Rhode Islanders each year. It is our responsibility to ensure that these agencies and programs have the resources available to help our brothers and sisters in need.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE! A sincere Thank You to all parishioners who participated in last weekend’s Catholic Charity Fund In-Pew Appeal. Everyone is encouraged to share your God-given gift of treasure. Please donate today and make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Your support of the Catholic charity Appeal will enable the Interfaith Community Dire Emergency Fund to continue to serve 22,080 clients annually. Thank you!

+LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS+
See the 14 Stations come alive in our Parish Church!
Friday, March 27—7:00 pm (English)
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Good Friday, April 3—2:00 pm (Spanish)
Beginning at the old church site.
“Can you not watch one hour with me?”

+COMMUNAL LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE+
Tuesday, March 24th—7:00 pm
Priests will be available for individual confessions in English, Italian and Spanish on this evening in our church. All are invited to attend in the spirit of peace to await our Risen Lord.

A SINCERE THANK YOU!!!—to the Ladies Guild for a very enjoyable and successful Polenta/Cavati Buffet Supper. We are grateful to EVERYONE who attended and to those who contributed to this annual event. A profit of $1,713.50 was raised for our parish! Your generosity and participation are greatly appreciated.

St. Bartholomew Church
ANNUAL PARISH REUNION
Dinner Dance
Saturday, April 25, 2015—7:00 pm
West Valley Inn
4 Blossom Street
West Warwick, RI
Music by “The Ambrosiani Band”
$40.00 per person

5th Sunday in Lent
March 22nd, 2015

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MASSES FOR—MARCH 23—29
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, March 23
7:30 am - Antonio Funaro by son
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, March 24
7:30 am - Catherine & Andrew Francis, Sr. by family
7:00 pm - Lenten Penance Service
Wednesday, March 25
7:30 am - Carmine & Domenica Scotti by grandson
Thursday, March 26
7:30 am - Dr. Robert Franch
Friday, March 27
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
7:00 pm - Living Stations of the Cross
Saturday, March 28
8:00 am - Rose D’Arezzo by daughters
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Felix Avella by family
Marie & Edward Colardo by family
Giuseppe & Vincenza Conti by
daughter & family
John O’Rourke by son Steven
Evelyn Saccoccia by family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, March 29—Palm Sunday of the
Passion of the Lord
8:00 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Robert Joseph Carnevale, Sr. by
wife & children
Michele & Ines Capuano by
daughters
Antonio & Anna Fantini by family
In thanksgiving to Sacred Heart &
Our Lady of Fatima by a Devotee

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 22:
Sanctuary Candle: For All Deceased Parishioners
Altar Bread & Wine: For All Deceased Parishioners

DIED IN CHRIST: Salvatore Alfred DiSano

NEXT WEEKEND, our parish will take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection. This Collection supports six Catholic Agencies that touch more then 100 million lives abound the world. The funds will help provide food to the hungry, welcome and support to displaced refugees, and advocacy for the voiceless. Please give generously to this Collection.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, March 24
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
7:00 pm - LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE, Church
No Adoration & Novena on this evening
Wednesday, March 25
6:00 pm - Living Stations Rehearsal, Church
Thursday, March 26
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
6:30 pm - RCIA Class
Friday, March 27
6:00 pm - Confirmation I Class, RH
7:00 pm - LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS, Church
Saturday, March 28
Easter Baskets & Bake Sale Following All Masses
10:00 am - CCD Classes Grades 1-8
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, March 29
Easter Baskets & Bake Sale Following All Masses
No Confirmation II Class
Second Collection: Catholic Relief Services

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of March 7—8)
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,161.00
No Second Collection ————
Total Income: $4,161.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

BAKED GOODS & EASTER BASKETS—Our parish Ladies Guild will hold their Annual Baked Goods & Easter Basket Sale on March 28/29 following all weekend Masses, in the vestibule of the church. Delicious homemade items and beautiful Easter Baskets will be available. Please plan to attend!

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, March 28
5:00 pm Marguerite Lucier
Sunday, March 29
8:00 am Domenic Nascenzi
11:30 am Rosalie D’Agostino

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 28
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Judy Turini
Sunday, March 29
8:00 am Ray Funaro
Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

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