St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 18th, 2014

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“Behold the Lamb of God,” John the Baptist said and two of his disciples left to follow Jesus then asked one of his probing questions: “What are you looking for?” As often happens in John’s Gospel, the question does not get a direct answer. Their reply indicated they needed time with him: “Teacher, where are you staying?” Jesus’ response was as open then as it is now: “Come and you will see.” They stayed the day, and perhaps the night. Whatever was said, it was enough for Andrew to get his brother Simon the next day and take him to Jesus, who immediately changed his name. Encountering and spending time with Jesus usually brings change. At every Mass we hear “Behold, the Lamb of God” before receiving Communion. We can hear it as an invitation to stay with him, to listen for how he might speak to us, how he might name us “Beloved,” “Brother/Sister,” “Friend,” “Disciple.” Psalm 95 advises: “if today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” Rather, follow the advice Eli gave Samuel and say, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” Are you willing to hear the Lord’s voice? To tell him what you are looking for?

Forty-two years ago on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion, making that day certainly one of the most shameful days in the history of our nation! Our Holy Father, the late Pope John Paul II reminds us: “….All human life—from the moment of conception and through all subsequent states—is sacred because human life is created in the image and likeness of God. Nothing surpasses the greatness or dignity of a human person….” In his Encyclical Letter, “Gospel of Life” the Pope further reminds us: “Abortion and euthanasia are….crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There is no obligation in conscience to obey such laws; instead there is a grave and clear obligation to oppose them by conscientious objection….” As Catholics and disciples of Jesus, we are called to speak out and pray constantly for an end to the terrible scourge of abortion in our nation so that the sanctity of all human life may again be manifested in the laws and attitudes of our nation.

DAY OF PRAYER AND PENANCE—Thursday, January 22nd has been designated by our Bishops as a day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the rights to life.

PRO-LIFE THOUGHT—When God chose to become man, He arrived as an unborn child. His conception in Mary’s womb, documented in Scripture, marked the beginning of His earthly life. What has changed since then? Nothing but confused minds unenlightened by divine truths.
Each year at this time concerns are raised regarding the potential spread of the flu throughout various communities. In a letter to all Pastors in the Diocese of Providence from Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, since conditions vary from one location to another, the most effective approach to control the widespread of influenza, is to avoid handshakes and eliminate the Sign of Peace in all local parishes. Until further notice, the gesture of holding hands will be omitted during all Masses. Thank you for your kind cooperation, and let us ask the Lord’s protection upon our community during this time of widespread illness.

IN GRATITUDE—We are always grateful to the families who remember the needs of our parish at the time of the loss of a loved one. We sincerely thank the family of the late Peter Gallo for requesting that contributions be made to our parish of St. Bartholomew in his memory on the sad occasion of his recent death. Assured of our prayers, may he now rest in the peace of the Lord.

VOCATION THOUGHT—”The family is, so to speak, the domestic Church. In it parents should, by word and example, be the first preachers of the Faith to their children. They should encourage them in the vocation which is proper to each of them….fostering with special care any religious vocation.” (Vatican Council II)

Saint Bartholomew Church
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Dinner Served at 1:00 pm
Saint Bartholomew Church Hall
DONATION: $15.00 Adults
$7.00 Children under 10
Reserve your tickets now at the Parish Office or from Holy Name Society members. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Saint Bartholomew Church
Tuesday, February 17, 2015—6:30 pm
Saint Bartholomew Church Hall
DONATION: $15.00
All are invited to attend. Sponsored by our parish Ladies Guild. Cavati or Polenta dinner tickets are available at the Parish Office or from Ladies Guild members.


2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 18th, 2014

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, January 19
7:30 am - Donald Baynes by wife Mary
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, January 20
7:30 am - Deceased of Anthony DePetrillo Family
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, January 21
7:30 am - Intentions of Priest Celebrant
7:00 pm - In Honor of Altagracia
Thursday, January 22
Day of Prayer for the protection of unborn children
7:30 am - Elena Rainer by Alice Zanoni
Friday, January 23
7:30 am - Nicodemo Ierfino by Rosanna I. Grillo
Saturday, January 24
8:00 am - Maria Pitocco
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Elizabeth, Archie & Danny Calise by Sandra & Debbie
Norman Caruolo by wife
Josephine, Anthony, Gabriela & Leonardo Casacalenda by Sandra
Mary, Donato, Louie & Lisa Mansolillo by Sandra
Angelina Rotondo by Joe & Mary
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
January 25—Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Frank J. DiMaio by wife Anne & family
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Wayne Rand, Angelina & Amadio Bianco by Virginia

Sanctuary Candle: IMO Frank J. DiMaio by wife
Anne & Family
Altar Bread & Wine: IMO Frank J. DiMaio by wife
Anne & Family

Mark your Calendar! Please be sure to participate and attend!
January 25 —Macaroni Dinner
February 17 —Polenta/Cavati Dinner
February 18 —Ash Wednesday—Lent begins
February 20 —Stations of the Cross—Fridays
February 28/March 1—Catholic Charity Appeal
March 7/8 —Catholic Charity Appeal
March 14 —St. Patrick Dinner
March 29 —Palm Sunday & Bake Sale
April 5 —Easter Sunday
April 25 —Annual Parish Reunion
Tuesday, January 20
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, January 21
7:00 pm - Annual Parish Reunion Meeting, RH
Thursday, January 22
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
6:30 pm - RCIA Class
Friday, January 23
6:00 pm - Confirmation I Class, RH
Saturday, January 24
10:00 am - CCD Classes Grades 1-8
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, January 25
10:00 am - Confirmation II Class, RH
1:00-4:00 pm - Macaroni Dinner, CH
Second Collection: Church of Latin America

What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of January 3—4
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,280.00
No Second Collection ————
Total Income: $3,280.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our Increase Giving Campaign possible.

RESERVE THE DATE—On Saturday Evening, April 25, 2015, we will celebrate our ANNUAL PARISH REUNION in the Bella Riviera Room of the West Valley Inn in West Warwick. Everyone is invited to attend this enjoyable parish event. Parishioners are encouraged to join us at the first organizational Parish Reunion Meeting on Wednesday, January 21st at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. Soon Raffle Tickets will be mailed; the participation of every family is important. For further information, please contact the Parish Office at 944-4466.

Saturday, January 24
5:00 pm Doug Weinzierl
Sunday, January 25
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

Saturday, January 24
5:00 pm Sandra Weinzierl
Sunday, January 25
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Thomas Valletta

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