St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

PENTECOST
May 24th, 2015

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAYS READINGS+
Jesus tells Nicodemus early in John’s Gospel, “The wind blows where it wills….so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit” (3.8). More than any other, the Fourth Gospel offers a good introduction to the workings of the Holy Spirit. At the Last Supper, Jesus speaks of the Spirit as our advocate, our protector and defender, our guide who will both lead us to the truth that is Jesus and then help us to be His witnesses. Just as Jesus does what He sees the Father doing, bringing new life to creation, so the Holy Spirit leads us to deeper understanding of Jesus’ teaching. On Easter evening, the Holy Spirit comes as a gift of the risen Lord, bringing forgiveness to and through the first disciples. Where have you found the Holy Spirit at work in your life—for your own good, the good of your community, the good of the world?

+BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH+
Today we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit, who came on Pentecost, gave voice to the apostles to proclaim the truth of the Gospel and continues to enable the Church to speak. The Lord Jesus promised His disciples that He would send an Advocate, one who would remain with the disciples for all ages to come. As the fifty-days of Easter draw to a close today, let us pray that the Holy Spirit, implanted within each of us through the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, will strengthen us in our efforts to the lives of service to God’s people. Today, after the last Mass, the Easter Candle is placed near the baptismal font. In the Baptismal Rite, the candles of the newly baptized are lighted from the Easter Candle. At Funeral Masses, the Easter Candle is placed before the casket. This Candle reminds us that Christ is the light of the world and indeed the light and guide of our everyday lives, leading us all one day to our heavenly home.

BLESSED JOHN BAPTIST SCALABRINI MASS and DINNER
A special tri-lingual Mass in honor of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini will be celebrated by Rev. Peter P. Polo, C.S. on SATURDAY, JUNE 6 at 5:00 pm in our church. Following the Mass, the Scalabrini Lay Movement of Rhode Island will host a PASTA & MEATBALL DINNER in our Church Hall. Ticket donation is $20.00 for adults—$12.00 for children 10 years of age and under. Dinner tickets are available at the Rectory Office, 944-4466, or at the Scalabrini Dukcevish Center, 632-4770. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration in honor of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini and the priests who have faithfully served in our parish for many years.

+ Lord, send out your Sprit, and renew
the face of the earth.
PARISH FEAST & FESTIVAL—will be held from August 7th to August 9th on our parish grounds. Soon parishioners will be receiving in the mail three books of raffle tickets. The financial success of our annual Feast depends greatly on the outcome of this raffle. If every family in the parish would purchase or sell the three books of raffle tickets ($30.00 per family), what a great success our Feast would be! Each one of us, parishioners and friends, can make this happen! An organizational meeting for all volunteers will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. Thank you for your cooperation.

Join parishioners and friends for a BEER AND WINE TASTING sponsored by our Holy Name Society and Ladies Guild, to be held on Saturday, June 20th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Church Hall. Light snacks will be served. Ticket donation is $20.00 per person and are now available from the Society members or at the Rectory Office. Please plan to attend. All proceeds will benefit our New Church Roof Fund.

THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY of our parish is sponsoring a “Dinner For Our Home” to be held on SUNDAY, MAY 31st, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Hampton Inn, 58 Weybosset Street, Downtown Providence. Ticket donation is $30.00 and are available at the Rectory Office. All proceeds will benefit our church. Bring a beverage and join with parishioners and friends for a very enjoyable time.

A GRATEFUL THANK YOU! To the group HERMANDED DE URKUPINA for their generous donation to our parish of $665.00 from the enjoyable Mother’s Day Breakfast which was held on Sunday morning, May 10th. Thank you for your generosity and may God bless you!

THE FEAST OF BLESSED JOHN BAPTIST SCALABRINI
Saturday evening, June 6, 2015
5:00 pm Concelebrated Tri-lingual Mass
Pasta Dinner to follow in the Church Hall
(There will be no 6:30 pm Spanish Mass that evening.)

Our Parish Holy Name Society will again sponsor a CALENDAR RAFFLE for the month of June. Tickets are $20.00 for 30 chances to win. Tickets are now available to purchase from Holy Name Society members or at the Parish Office. Be sure to participate!

PENTECOST
May 24th, 2015

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MASSES FOR—MAY 25—31
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)

Monday, May 25—Memorial Day
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, May 26
7:30 am - Angelo Moretti by family
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, May 27
7:30 am - Rev. Joseph Scopa, C.S. by Rosanna I. Grillo
Thursday, May 28
7:30 am - Dr. Robert Franch
Friday, May 29
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
Saturday, May 30
8:00 am - Angelina Mastrogiuseppe by family
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Lena Calcagni by family
Josephine, Anthony, Gabriela &
Leonardo Casacalenda by Sandra
Louis Culla by wife & daughter
Anna & Antonio Fantini by family
Mary, Donato, Louie & Lisa Mansolillo
by Sandra
Angelina Mastrogiuseppe by family
Lucille Palumbo by family
Rose Totolo by family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, May 31—The Most Holy Trinity
8:00 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Argia Cerrito by family

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF MAY 25:
Sanctuary Candle: Intentions of Mother’s Day
Envelopes

Altar Bread & Wine: Intentions of Mother’s Day
Envelopes

DIED IN CHRIST: Concetta Court

+2015 CATHOLIC CHARITY FUND APPEAL+
FAITH AND GOOD WORKS
“What counts above all else is faith working through
Love.”—Pope Francis
We are still in need of your help to reach our parish goal.
Please prayerfully consider making a pledge in support of the Catholic Charity Appeal. A gift in any amount is greatly received and sincerely appreciated. For your convenience, pledge envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church. Thank you for your generosity and support.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, May 26
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Marcy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, May 27
7:00 pm - Parish Feast & Festival Meeting, RH
Thursday, May 28
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, May 30
9:00 am - Flea Market & Penny Social Raffle, RH
4:15-4:45 pm - Confession
Sunday, May 31
9:00 am - Flea Market & Penny Social Raffle, RH
Second Collection: Scalabrinian Mission Appeal

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of May 9—10
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,272.00
Second Collection: 1,443.00
Total Income: $5,715.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

+UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR PARISH+
Mark your calendar! Be sure to participate!
May 30 —Flea Market & Penny Social
May 31 —Flea Market & Penny Social
May 31 —”Dinner For Our Home”
June 6 —Feast of Scalabrini Mass & Dinner
June 20 —Beer & Wine Tasting
June 2015—Parish Feast & Festival Raffle Tickets

GIANT FLEA MARKET & PENNY SOCIAL RAFFLE—sponsored by the Ladies Guild will soon be held on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st in the Church Hall. Donations of Flea Market Items may be brought to the Church Hall on Wednesday, May 27th from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. For further information regarding Flea Market donations, please call Donna Ethier at 946-7702. Thank you for your support!

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, May 30
5:00 pm Ann Marie Parrillo
Sunday, May 31
8:00 am Marie Cicione
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 30
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, May 31
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Tom Valletta

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