St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 28th, 2015

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“God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living,” we hear in today’s Wisdom reading (1:13). Rather, “God formed man to be imperishable, the image of his own nature” (2:23). Paul extends this good news by proclaiming that Christ took on our poverty so that we might inherit his riches—another way of saying that Christ took on our humanity so that we might take on his divinity. Fullness of life, eternal life, life in Christ—this is our destiny, as God wills it. Mark gives us two stories of Jesus bringing fullness of life: first to a woman who had been hemorrhaging for twelve years, making her ritually unclean and isolating her from family and community; then to a twelve-year-old girl who had died. For both, contact with Jesus is life-giving. In both cases, faith is crucial: “Daughter, your faith has saved you,” Jesus says to the woman (Mark 5:34). Then after Jairus has heard his daughter is dead, Jesus challenges him: “ Do not be afraid; just have faith” (5:36). Do you allow fear to cast out faith or faith to cast out fear?

It is celebrated on June 29th and is also the patronal feast of our Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul. The Church places before us saints of all types: apostles and prophets, rich and poor, women and men, married and unmarried. Today we focus on Saints Peter & Paul—men whose lives were marked by failure and disappointment. Remember that Paul began his career persecuting Christians and Peter denied three times that he even knew the Lord Jesus. Yet these men are real pillars upon which the Church is built. Just as they were called to holiness of life in spite of their failings, so too, are we called to that same holiness. This day is a celebration of two human beings who struggled throughout their lives. Let us pray that Saints Peter and Paul will intercede in our behalf.

The pastor received a letter dated June 4th from Bishop Tobin announcing that our parish reached its 2015 goal. The total amount raised was $38,249.50 from 146 donors. The bishop concludes his letter by saying “Each year the Appeal helps tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders who have nowhere to turn. On behalf of those whose lives have been changed for the better, please extend my sincere thanks to your lay leadership and parishioners for making the Appeal such a great success.”
When the Parish Finance Council began discussing the urgent need to repair our church roof, it turned to the Chancery Office for advice. Due to the bad experience our parish had in the past with several attempts to fix the roof with little success, the Diocesan Facility Department advised the pastor to engage a good architect, who would thoroughly study the present condition of the roof, come up with a set of plans to repair it, and oversee the progress of the work until it was properly completed. Our Finance Council chose Luis a Torrado, RA, who has done an excellent job studying the entire roof including the cupola and preparing a complete set of blueprints for the workers to follow. The Apollo Roofing Company, with its experience in handling tougher projects including church roofs, is presently working closely with the architect to give our church a new roof guaranteed to last 20 years or more. We thank Luis Torrado for his excellent work and Apollo Roofing Company for following him closely.

A SINCERE THANK YOU TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ITALIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION OF RI for their generous donation of $5,000.00 to our parish for the Church Roof Fund. We deeply appreciate their interest and generosity. May God bless them for their kindness and dedication.

Soon preparation will begin
and Raffle Tickets will be mailed for our
to be held on AUGUST 7-8-9, 2015
The financial success of our Feast depends greatly on the participation of ALL our parishioners and friends. Mark your calendar!

DONATIONS FOR FEAST FLOUR & FOOD FUND—Again this year we are appealing for monetary donations—due to the rising cost of food items—to help us keep our Feast food prices as low as possible. Anyone wishing to make a donation for flour and other food items is welcome to do so and will be greatly appreciated. This added help will enable us to keep our Feast food prices reasonable, especially in these difficult financial times. Please put your envelope with your donation in the collection basket at Mass or bring it to the Parish Office.

A much needed BLOOD DRIVE will be held in our Church Parking Lot on Sunday, July 12th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. DONORS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED especially during the summer months! A sincere thank you from the Rhode Island Blood Center for all those who support this wonderful effort to save lives.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 28th, 2015

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, June 29—Saints Peter and Paul
7:30 am - Antonetta & Peter Gallo, Sr. by family
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, June 30
7:30 am - George Edward Myer by Fr. Joe
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, July 1
7:30 am - For A Special Intention
Thursday, July 2
7:30 am - Phillip Forte by Rosanna I. Grillo
Friday, July 3
7:30 am - For the Intention of Parishioners
Saturday, July 4
8:00 am - Lavinia & Angelo & Margaret & Lorenzo
DiBoni by family
5:00 pm - For the Intentions of Parishioners
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
July 5—Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - In Honor of St. Maria Goretti
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - In Honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
IMO Yolanda Gennaro
Frank & Marion Cuiccio

Sanctuary Candle: Intentions of Gino & Flora
Altar Bread & Wine: Intentions of Gino & Flora

DIED IN CHRIST: Dr. Giuseppe Laudato

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Garrett Lee Dupuis
King-Jace Polanco

Thank you for your support & generosity!
July 5 —Church Roof Fund
July 12—Mission Cooperation Plan
July 19—Air-Conditioning Collection
July 26—Feast Procession Band & Altar Flowers

Walk along beside me, Jesus, as I begin the months of Summer. As I work, play, enjoy family time and friendships, may I hear Your voice within me, guiding me toward all that is right and good. Give me faith, in Your presence, knowing that you walk beside me in everything I do. Gracious and loving Jesus, thank you for the gift of summer. May the warmth of its sun and beauty of its light remind me daily of Your love for me. AMEN
Tuesday, June 30
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, July 2
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, July 4
4:15-4:45 pm - Confession
Sunday, July 5
Second Collection: Church Roof Fund

What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of June 13—14
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,986.00
Second Collection: 940.00
Total Income: $4,926.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

CONGRATULATIONS!—to the lucky winners of the second weekly drawing of the Holy Name Society CALENDAR RAFFLE:
June 8th #461 Gloria Saritelli $25.00
June 9th #269 Lori Bouffard $50.00
June 10th #461 Gloria Saritelli $100.00
June 11th #498 Earl Wright $25.00
June 12th #283 Marco Parada $50.00
June 13th #475 Meagan Paplauskas $25.00
June 14th #335 Kite Family $25.00
A sincere THANK YOU to all who purchased Calendar Raffle Tickets. Good Luck!

It is our trust and faith in God that allows him to heal us and gives us peace. Is God in charge of your marriage? Deepen your communication by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends on July 10-12 and September 19-20. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at

Saturday, July 4
5:00 pm Rosalie D’Agostino
Sunday, July 5
8:00 am Virginia Rand
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

Saturday, July 4
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, July 5
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Tom Valletta

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