St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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2nd Sunday of Advent

December 7th, 2014

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Advent is a season that sets before us visionaries like the poet-prophet Isaiah, the preacher-missionary Paul, and the herald-prophet John the Baptist. Each offers us a vision of God’s good creation coming together in unity. For Isaiah, it is all creation-animals and human; for Paul, it is the Church at Rome “thinking in harmony with one another,” for John it is the Promised One coming to gather the good wheat into his barn, God’s harvest, which is the children of the kingdom. We are brought together each Sunday to think, live, pray and sing in harmony to the gracious God who continues to come to us in Jesus Christ, the one who came in the power of the Holy Spirit and who continues to come in God’s Word and in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The risen Lord draws us more deeply in communion with the Father and with one another.

FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION—On Monday, December 8th, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Holyday of Obligation with the serious obligation to attend Mass as we would on any Sunday of the year. This Feast celebrates the dogma of our Catholic Faith that Mary was sinless from the very moment of her existence (conception). This privilege was granted to her because of her mission to be the Mother of our Savior in order to make her a worthy dwelling for Him. Our Lady, whose title is Immaculate Conception, is the patroness of the U.S. Masses for the Holyday will be offered on Monday, December 8th at 7:30 am and 5:30 pm in English and at 7:00 pm in Spanish.

We live with anticipation for the fulfillment of God’s kingdom. John the Baptist cries, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths!” If we truly prepare, we must embrace Christ-filled lives of repentance, integrity, and humility. We must look beyond ourselves to the one who is greater. It is only there that we will know the salvation of God.
A SINCERE THANK YOU—and congratulations to the dedicated members of our Parish Ladies Guild for the wonderful ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR. Thank you to all who volunteered their time and talents, donated items and baked goods, purchased raffle tickets, and to all who attended to help make the bazaar so successful. A profit of $4,470.00 was raised for our parish! Your continuous support to our church is greatly appreciated!

Please join the St. Bartholomew Parish Ladies Guild for a festive CHRISTMAS PARTY to be held on Wednesday, December 17th, 6:30 pm at Spirito’s Restaurant, 477 Broadway, Providence. Parishioners and friends are welcome to join the Guild for an evening of holiday enjoyment and delicious Italian food. Ticket donation is $30.00 per person and tickets are available at the Rectory Office or from Ladies Guild members. Plan now to attend this celebration.

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 Concetta Peter for requesting that contributions be made to our parish of St. Bartholomew in her memory on the sad occasion of her recent death. Assured of our prayers, may she now rest in the peace of the Lord.

HOMELESS SURVIVAL KITS, Sunday, December 13th & 14th—Next weekend our Confirmation 2 candidates will be collecting supplies to help the homeless men and women of our parish community. Zip-lock collection bags for this purpose with a note inside listing needed items are available at both church entrances today. Please take a bag home with you after Mass and help our Confirmation candidates help the homeless by filling it with the needed items and taking it back to Mass next weekend.

Tuesday Evening—December 16th—7:00 pm
An Advent Penance Service and individual confessions will be available for our Confirmation candidates and all parishioners who would like to attend. Adoration and Novena will be cancelled on this evening.

A special Mass in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated on Saturday Morning, December 13th at 11:30 am in our church. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration.

The Knights of Columbus Bishop Scalabrini Council #3547 would like to extend to all our parishioners best wishes for a happy holiday season, and a sincere thank you. Their recruitment drive held in our parish was very successful.


2nd Sunday of Advent

December 7th, 2014

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, December 8—Holyday of Obligation
7:30 am - The Immaculate Conception (English)
5:30 pm - The Immaculate Conception (English)
7:00 pm - The Immaculate Conception (Spanish)
Tuesday, December 9
7:30 am - Rosina Camarda by Rosanna I. Grilllo
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, December 10
7:30 am - Ernest R. Silva by mother, brother & sister
Thursday, December 11
7:30 am - Rev. John A. Corrao, C.S.
by Rosanna I. Grillo
Friday, December 12—Our Lady of Guadalupe
7:30 am - Paul Babcock by Peter & Joan Gallo
Saturday, December 13—Saint Lucy
8:00 am - Joseph & Rose D’Arezzo by daughters
11:00 am - In Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Domenic Celani by Peter Garzilli
Antonio G. DelToro by children &
Giuseppe DeMasi by family
John Marinatto by sons John & Peter
Richard Pastore
Evangelista Rendina by family
Angelo Valentino by famiy
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, December 14--Third Sunday of Advent
8:00 am - Collective Mass
Deceased of Holy Name Society
Memorial Shine Enrollments
Mary Persechino
Salvatore Tirocchi
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Angelina & Amadio Bianco &
Wayne Rand by Virginia

Sanctuary Candle: IMO Paul Babcock
Altar Bread & Wine: IMO Paul Babcock

DIED IN CHRIST: Richard Pastore
Mary Persechino

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Daniella Bione Perretta

THANK YOU! & GOD BLESS YOU!—to all who donated food items and market certificates for the Thanksgiving Baskets for the needy of our parish community. Your kind generosity was greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, December 9
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, December 10
7:00 pm - Holy Name Meeting, RH
Thursday, December 11
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, December 13
No CCD Grades 1-8
Homeless Survival Kits Collected, Church
Feast of Guadalupe Mass & Celebration
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, December 14
10:00 am - Confirmation II Class, RH
Second Collection: Religious Retirement Fund

What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of November 22—23
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,497.00
Second Collection: 1,025.00
Total Income: $5,522.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our Increase Giving Campaign possible.

This is a beautiful remembrance of a deceased loved one for Christmas. The 11:30 am Mass on Christmas Day will be offered for the intentions of donors. Enclosed is my donation toward poinsettia plants for our Church Altar this Blessed Christmas Season.
IN MEMORY OF _____________________________
GIFT OF ___________________________________

Saturday, December 13
5:00 pm Doug Weinzierl
Sunday, December 14
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

Saturday, December 13
5:00 pm Sandra Weinzierl
Sunday, December 14
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Peter Marinucci

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