St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Month of the Most Holy Rosary

October 12th, 2014

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We can see in the prophet Isaiah’s poetic vision God’s plan for us when we enter the kingdom of heaven to live in joy and peace for all eternity. A meal of “juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines” will be set before us. The image of our God moving among us, wiping away our tears so that we can look clearly on the face of God, is both comforting and healing. However, the parable Jesus tells can be upsetting if we think of God the Father as the king who becomes enraged, not only at those who reject his invitation, but even at the poor man dragged in from the street without a wedding garment. What explains his being tossed out into the darkness? Jesus is addressing the religious leaders with a double message. First, God’s invitation to the kingdom is to be taken seriously and an ongoing response is expected. Furthermore, simply showing up is not enough. God calls and clothes us for the banquet at our Baptism. Our lives are to be spent continually putting on Christ. Sunday Eucharist anticipates the heavenly celebration. Have you accepted God’s invitation? How have you put on Christ this past week?

Next weekend our parish will celebrate World Mission Sunday. We are invited to act in solidarity with missionaries throughout the world. Every day, faithful missionaries are reaching out in the name of Christ, offering practical, emotional and spiritual care to communities, children and families in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances. Each of us is called to be missionaries; in prayer and sacrifice, let us answer that call together. Please be generous in the second collection for the Missions on October 18 & 19. Thank you!

Today, VOCATION AWARENESS SUNDAY, we pray in a special way for all priests, especially the Scalabrinian Missionary priests of our parish for their faithfulness and spirituality. We also pray for an increase of vocations to the priesthood, especially the Missionaries of St. Charles.

Gracious and loving God, we thank you for
the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence
in the sacraments.
Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.
Set their souls on fire with love for your people.
Grant them the wisdom, understanding and strength
they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.
Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.
Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and
reigns as our eternal Priest.
The responses to our campaign continue to come in with 16 additional intention cards received from our good people. With those, our totals to date are 239 families who responded, of whom 89 promised to increase their weekly offering. Our first collection each week should soon be showing an increase of $716.00. Among the others who responded, 122 checked off that they were signing up as new parishioners. We presume that most of these names come from the two Spanish Masses we have each weekend. We are truly grateful to these new families for coming to our church and for their willingness to support it with their weekly offering.

ANNUAL PARISH BAZAAR—to be held on Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th, can use your talents for crafts. Donations of handmade knit, crotched, sewn items, or any crafts you may be talented to make are greatly appreciated. Baked goods are also welcome. Donations of statues of saints for the Religious Table will be accepted. If a statue needs to be repaired or painted, please call Donna Ethier at 946-7702. Thank you for your generosity!

ANNUAL TURKEY TROT—will be held in our Parish Hall on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will also be served. We are presently in need of donations of canned goods, non perishable foods, boxed foods, paper goods, as well as gifts and gift baskets for our various raffles. Donations may be dropped off at the weekend Masses or at the rectory office. Thank you!

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS—is known as RCIA. Classes begin with a special inquiry evening and registration on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at 6:30 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. RCIA is an ongoing process of individual faith development for those who are interested in becoming a Catholic or for baptized adults who have not yet received the Sacraments of Communion or Confirmation. For more information, call the Parish Office: 944-4466.

RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT—The weekend retreat will be October 17, 18 & 19. It provides post-abortive women and men an opportunity to process their pain and sorrow. Rachel’s Vineyard is a journey to healing in a unique process designed to specifically help participants experience the gentleness, mercy and compassion of Jesus as they continue their journey from pain to forgiveness. To learn more abut this confidential retreat, call 421-7833 ext. 218.


28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Month of the Most Holy Rosary

October 12th, 2014

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, October 13
7:30 am - For A Special Intention
Tuesday, October 14
7:30 am - Arthur D’Orsi, Jr. by Bob & Anna Crossley
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, October 15
7:30 am - Mary Tattoli
Thursday, October 16
7:30 am - Francisca Figueroa & Angelo Lisi by
Cynde & Jose
Friday, October 17
7:30 am - Nestore & Rosina Verzichelli by Sr. Rose
Saturday, October 18
8:00 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
5:00 pm - Arthur Marcantonio by wife—
20th Year Remembrance
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
October 19—World Mission Sunday
8:00 am - In Thanksgiving for the 50th Wedding
Anniversary of Joseph & Suzanna
IMO Angelo Lisi
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - IMO Deceased Members of
St. Bartholomew’s Men’s Society

Sanctuary Candle: IMO Deceased Members of
St. Bartholomew’s Men’s
Altar Bread & Wine: IMO Deceased Members of
St. Bartholomew’s Men’s

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Camila Hernandez

BISHOP HENDRICKEN HIGH SCHOOL—will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 19th, from noon—3:00 pm. Information on admissions and financial aid as well as academics, college placement, athletic and extracurricular activities will be available. For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 739-3450 ext. 162.

BLESSING OF ANIMALS—will take place on Saturday, October 18th at 11:00 am in front of our church. Everyone is invited, all pets, big and small, to be blessed in Honor of St. Francis of Assisi.
Monday, October 13
Columbus Day Holiday
Tuesday, October 14
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, October 16
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, October 18
11:00 - Blessing of Animals
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, October 19
10:00 am - Confirmation II Class, RH
Second Collection: World Mission Sunday

What Our Lord Asks Is Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of September 27—28
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,928.00
Second Collection: 1,209.00
Total Income: $5,137.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our Increase Giving Campaign possible.

No one says that a boy thinking of the priesthood has to be a hermit or start living like a seminarian. But a vocation to the priesthood is like falling in love with God in a special way. And a boy with a vocation has to be careful that God does not have a human rival. It isn’t easy to give up the good times that mean so much to a young man. But it’s the price of a higher love.

HOLY GHOST CHURCH, Providence, RI, will be celebrating its 80th Parish Reunion and 125th Anniversary on Saturday, November 8 at 6:30 pm at the West Valley Inn, West Warwick, RI. We invite all parishioners and friends to attend this celebration. Get your dinner tickets now. Tickets are $45.00 and are available from reunion committee members or at the rectory office (421-3551).

Saturday, October 18
5:00 pm Mary Anne Cullen
Sunday, October 19
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo
Saturday, October 18
5:00 pm Doug/Sandra Weinzierl
Sunday, October 19
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Peter Marinucci

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