St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

2nd Sunday of Easter
April 12th, 2015

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAYS READINGS+
Poor Thomas! His absence during Jesus' first appearance
to the apostles earned him the nickname 'Doubting
Thomas" that has lasted through the ages All because
he did not accept the word of hrs fellow apostles that Jesus
had appeared to them. Now, be honest, would you
have believed them? Thomas is every person who was
out of the room when something important happened,
every person hemmed in by what is considered
"reasonable," "possible," and who believes only what he
or she has experienced. But Thomas is also every person
who can change, who can open "the ears of his/her
heart" to hear, "Draw closer, Thomas and know I am with
you". Thomas has the humility to make the most profound-
and accurate-profession of faith found in the
Gospels: "My Lord and my God" (John 20-28). Divine
Mercy Sunday reminds us that our ability to confess Jesus
as Lord and God is the result of God's merciful gift of
faith. The risen Lord first came to eleven frightened men
who had locked themselves in a room and gave them a
share of his Spirit. God's mercy has continued down to
our day and includes us. Think of a time when you have
been locked in by what you have considered "reasonable" or
"possible."

+2015 CATHOLIC CHARITY FUND APPEAL+
FAITH AND GOOD WORKS
"What counts above all else is faith working through
love." -Pope Francis
lT'S NOT TOO LATE!-lf you have yet to make a gift to
the CATHOLIC CHARITY APPEAL, please do so today.
Your continued support impacts and makes a difference
in the lives of those in need within the Diocese of Providence.
Catholic Charity envelopes can be found in the
church pews and returned in the collection basket or to
the Rectory Office. lf you have already made a contribution
or a pledge to this year's Appeal THANK YOU for
sharing your God-given gift of treasure!
Your gift to the annual Appeal impacts the lives of
32,600 children and youth as well as 4,160 volunteer
catechists and aides through the Office of Evangelization
and Faith Formation.

FATHER JESUS SALINAS HERNANDEZ,
who has been at St. Bartholomew for the past five
years, will be transferred to St. Bernard Church in
Riverdale, MD. The change was made by the Very
Rev. Moacir Balen, C.S., Scalabrinian Provincial of
the Eastern Province. Replacing Father Jesus,
Father Moacir has assigned Father German Alberto
Vargas Acevedo, C.S., born in Columbia and
ordained to the priesthood in 2005. Our sincere
thanks to Father Jesus for his great work here at
St. Bartholomew, and a warm welcome to Father
Vargas.
A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER-It was a beautiful
and faith-filled HOLY WEEK for all those who attended
our Holy Week Services. Many were deeply moved as
we accompanied the Lord Jesus in prayer, song and silence
on the last three days of His life on earth, culminating
with His glorious Resurrection on Easter Sunday. A
sincere Thank You to our Priests, Deacon, Ministers, Leciors,
Altar Seruers, Ushers, Organist and Choir, and all
parishioners and friends who came together to worship
and pray as a parish community of faith!

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES! To
Layla Alonzo, Christine Cavanaugh, and Katie Russel!
who received the Sacrament of Baptism at our beautiful
Easter Vigil Service. With them receiving the Sacrament
of Confirmation on this evening were Anthony DeFalco,
Jr., Anaid Garcia, Saul Loaeza, Madeline Lopez, Diego
Moralez, Fidel Pelico, Fatima Pena, Millan Ribera,
Yasmely Rodriguez, Manuel Toi, Maholy Veras, and
Hector Zuniga. We continue to pray for them and
faithfutly support them on their lifelong journey of faith as
Christians.

SINCERE THANKS to Deacon Bob Gallo and the wonderful
cast for the truly moving and spiritually uplifting
presentation of the "Living Stations" presented to our
church on Friday, March 27th. Our thanks to all who attended
this beautiful evening.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW CHURCH
ANNUAL PARISH REUNION
Dinner Dance
Saturday, April25, 2015-7:00 pm
West Valley lnn
4 Blossom Street
West Warwick, Rl
Music by "The Ambrosiani Band"
$40.00 per person

SILENT AUCTION AT ANNUAL PARISH REUNION
During entertainment breaks at our Parish Reunion Dinner
Dance, you will have the opportunity to bid on some
great items. PLAN TO ATTEND! Share your time, talent,
and treasure by contributing items for baskets such as gift
certificates to a restaurant, store or event, liquor, herrlooms,
or an item that is uniquely yours. Please brlng
gifts to the Parish Office. JOIN PARISHIONERS AND
FRIENDS AT THIS ENJOYABLE GET-TOGETHER.

REMINDER-Parishioners are reminded to return their
Annual Parish Reunion Raffle Ticket Stubs and Ad Forms
as soon as possible. Thank you to all who are helping to
make our Parish Reunion a success.

2nd Sunday of Easter
April 12th, 2015

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MASSES FOR-APRIL 13 - 19
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. How-
ever, the following are specifically remembered this
week.)
Monday, April 13
7:30 am - Filomena & Anna Masi by Anthony Masi
7.00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, April 14
7 30 am - Marie & Michael Balsofiore by family
6 00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, April 15
7:30 am - Peter Sperduti by mom
Thursday, April 16
7:30 am - Edward Winters by wife
Friday, April 17
7:30 am - Gasper DiGirolamo by Father Joe
Saturday, April 18
8:00 am - For the Health of Marie Palazzo
by Peter & Elizabeth Mittler
LORD'S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Arthur Marcantonio by wife
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
April 19-Third Sunday of Easter
B:00 am - Ralph Lauro by wife & children
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Michele & lnes Capuano by
daughters
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by
daughters
ln Thanksgiving to Sacred Heart &
Our Lady of Fatima

MEMORI,ALS FOR WEEK OF APRIL 13:
Sanctuary Candle: For the lntentions of Easter
Flower Donors
AItar Bread & Wine: For the lntentions of Easter
Flower Donors

DIED IN GHRIST: Marianne Gaboury-NildaVazquez

THANK YOU to Father Jesus and all who participated
in the Living Stations of the Cross presented by our Parish
Hispanic Community on Good Friday. Their presentation
of Jesus' sufferrng and crucifixion was truly inspirational.
Thank you to everyone who walked along the
streets and those who attended at the church.
Rejoice olwoys, proy without ceosing, give
thonks in all circumstonces; for this is the will
of God in Christ Jesus for you" (1- Thessalonians
5:16-18).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, April 14
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Marcy after 7.30 am Mass
6 00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, April 16
10 00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, April 18
10:00 am - CCD Classes Grades 1-B
4:15 - 4:45 pm - Confession
Sunday, April 19
10 00 am - Confirmation ll Class, RH
Second Collection: Church Roof Repairs

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks ls
Not Equal Gifts-But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from lncrease Giving Campaign)
Weekend of March 28-29
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $5,959.00
Second Collection: 1.692.00
Total Income: $7,651.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
lncrease Giving Campaign possible.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!-to our Ladies Guildfor
the delicious baked goods and beautiful Easter Baskets
they prepared for the Palm Sunday Bake Sale. $'1,843.30
was raised for our parishl Thank you to all who baked,
donated items, and purchased items; your participation
made this Bake Sale a great success!

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION-"Realize that you may
gain more in an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
than in all other spiritual practices of the day."
St. Alphonsus Liguori
All are invited to join us for Eucharistic Adoration every
Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, concluding with Novena
Devotions and Benediction of the Most Blessed
Sacrament.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, April 18
5:00 pm Marguerite Lucier
Sunday, April 19
B:00 am Virginia Rand
11:30 am Ann Marie Parrillo

LECTORS' SGHEDULE
Saturday, April 18
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, April 19
B:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Judy Turini

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