St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 23rd, 2015

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY’S READING+
Who will be your God? Whom will you serve? Whom will you follow? This is the fundamental choice of life. All else flows from it: how we look on ourselves—either as a child of God or in some other way, how we look on others—either as brothers and sisters or in some other way. Joshua calls the people to make a decision. As leader, he names their options, then makes clear his own decision: “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord,” (Joshua 24:15). Jesus also presents the Twelve with a fundamental choice. As others who had been His disciples are now leaving Him because of His words about eating His flesh and drinking His blood, Jesus turns and asks, “Do you also want to leave?” (John 6:67). It is the moment of decision. Peter, soon to be leader of the community of believers, models the decision of a true disciple: “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that You are the Holy One of God” (6:68-69). Does your life show that you have made a decision for Jesus? How?

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
+THE RCIA PROCESS+
What is the RCIA Process:
The Rite of Christian initiation of Adults dates back to the early days of Christianity in the life of the Church. It is a process of education and formation in the way of the Catholic faith.
Who is the RCIA Process for?
Those persons who are un-churched or un-baptized, single or married, adults (over 18 years of age), who wish to become part of the Roman Catholic Church.
Baptized non-Catholics who have shown an interest in becoming a Roman Catholic.
Un-churched Catholics baptized but never raised in a Catholic way of life so they have never received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion or Confirmation.
Those adults who have not practiced their faith for years and would like to begin again by being updated in the ways of the Church.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and the RCIA process, please call the Parish Office at 944-4466. Registration and orientation will be held in the fall.
CCD RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Grades 1 to 7
Registration will be held on Saturday, September 12 and Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Rectory Meeting Room. A copy of the child’s BAPTISM CERTIFICATE MUST be provided to attend CCD Classes; unless the child was baptized in St. Bartholomew Church. First Communion Classes will begin on Saturday, September 26th. First Communion is a two-year program, students must have completed first year CCD Classes before entering the First Communion Class. Students in grades 1 to 7 will begin CCD Classes on Saturday, October 17th. All students MUST have attended Registration before beginning classes. For information, please call the Parish Office at 944-4466.

WITH GRATITUDE—We are always most grateful to those families who remember the needs of our parish at the time of their loss. We sincerely thank the family of the late Domenic Cavalloro for requesting that donations be made to our parish in his memory on the sad occasion of his recent death. May he rest in peace in the heavenly kingdom of our Lord.

The Scalabrini Dukcevich Center will sponsor a FARMERS’ MARKET on Sunday, September 13th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Center across the street from our church. WIC, EBT, senior coupons, and credit cards will be accepted and vouchers for seniors. There will be plenty of fresh fruit and produce and fun activities for children. All are welcome!

Due to confidentiality regulations, the local hospitals cannot notify the parish when a Catholic patient is in the hospital, unless the patient makes the request at the time of admission and fills out the appropriate forms. However, a family member of the patient may notify the parish priests. Please call the rectory and let us know when someone is in the hospital or nursing home so we can visit.

KEEP THE DATE, Saturday, September 26th for a parish OLDIES DANCE to be held at 7:00 pm in the Church Hall. Parishioners and friends will have a great time. Tickets will be available soon!

+BANNS OF MARRIAGE+
Santiago Giron and Rosa Maria Gomez

 

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 23rd, 2015

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MASSES FOR—AUGUST 24—30
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, August 24
7:30 am - In Honor of St. Bartholomew
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, August 25
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, August 26
7:30 am - Angie Nascenzi by family
Thursday, August 27
7:30 am - August & Enrica Franch
Friday, August 28
7:30 am - Donald Baynes by wife Mary
Saturday, August 29
8:00 am - Matthew Cardillo
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Domenic & Anthony Cavalloro, Albert
DelMastro, Cosimo DeNucci &
Ernest Forlini by Mary Anne &
Danny
Dante Cerullo
Josephine, Anthony, Gabriela &
Leonardo Casacalenda by Sandra
Mary, Donato, Louie & Lisa Mansolillo
by Sandra
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
August 30—22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Michele Picozzi by Marc & Cathy
Carpinelli
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Sophie Campopiano
Michele & Ines Capuano by daughters
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by daughters
Marie DiStefano
Anna Williams

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 24:
Sanctuary Candle: In Honor of our Patron,
St. Bartholomew
Altar Bread & Wine: In Honor of our Patron,
St. Bartholomew

DIED IN CHRIST: Alfred J. Palumbo

+EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND NOVENA+
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the Chapel of our church every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm concluding with Novena Services and Benediction. All parishioners and visitors are encouraged to join us for this beautiful weekly adoration of spirituality and prayers.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, August 25
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, August 27
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, August 29
4:15-4:45 pm - Confession
Sunday, August 30
No Second Collection

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks Is Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of August 8—9
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,609.00
Second Collection: Feast of
St. Bartholomew 2,091.00
Total Income: $5,700.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our Increase Giving Campaign possible.

REFLECTION
What a promise! To see heaven and earth connected; to see the great divide between God and creation crossed is the promise given to Nathanael also known as Bartholomew. This promise is also given to us. Our life in Christ is the fulfillment of that promise. At every Eucharist we participate in the Father’s heavenly banquet; in every loving act of service we are one with Christ Jesus; and in every moment we spend in prayer the Holy Spirit is at work within us. How joyous to share in the promises made to the apostles!

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, August 29
5:00 pm Ann Marie Parrillo
Sunday, August 30
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 29
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, August 30
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Tom Valletta

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