St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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Most Holy Trinity Sunday

May 22nd, 2016

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Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. Jesus Himself gave us a glimpse into the very nature of God. And thus we know something about God that we could not figure out by ourselves, that is, that in one God there are three Divine Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This doctrine, this belief of our Catholic Faith, is clearly found in the Scriptures; but the word “Trinity” (which means three in one) was coined by theologians during the early centuries to express this divine truth. This will always remain a mystery to us, for it is impossible for our limited minds to grasp the immensity of God. We will spend all eternity admiring and adoring the Trinity. The best way for us to express our gratitude for this great mystery is to live fully our relationship with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit! The Trinity is not so much a matter of discussion about God’s nature; rather it is a matter of relationship with Him!

A special tri-lingual Mass in honor of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini will be celebrated by Rev. Peter P. Polo, C.S. on SATURDAY, JUNE 4 at 5:00 pm in our church. Following the Mass, the Scalabrini Lay Movement of Rhode Island will host a PASTA DINNER in our Church Hall. Ticket donation is $20.00 for adults—$12.00 for children 10 years of age and under. Dinner tickets are available at the Rectory Office, 944-4466. Please purchase your tickets soon. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration in honor of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini and the priests who have faithfully served in our parish for many years.

Saturday evening June 4, 2016
5:00 pm Concelebrated Tri-lingual Mass
Pasta Dinner to follow in the Church Hall
(There will be no 6:30 pm Spanish Mass that evening.)

We would like to extend our Thanks and Appreciation to the Hermandad de Urkupina group for the Mother’s Day Breakfast they held on Sunday morning, May 8th. The proceeds of $786.05 were donated to benefit our church. We are grateful for your work and generosity!
This annual parish celebration will be held in church this Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm with the participation of all our church organizations. The Rosary will conclude with Benediction of the most Blessed Sacrament as we honor our Blessed Mother in this month of May—dedicated to her. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall following the services. Everyone is invited to attend.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST COMMUNION CLASS—Today at the 11:30 am Mass, 48 children of the parish will be privileged to receive, for the very first time, the Lord Jesus in the Holy Eucharist! May they continue in their commitment to follow Jesus by their faithful attendance at Mass each weekend in the hope that their parents will be the first example of their own faithfulness to Sunday worship. Our congratulations to our children as we assure them of our prayers and own good Christian example.

ANNUAL PARISH DINNER DANCE—A sincere THANK YOU to the dedicated and hardworking committee members for an enjoyable and successful Annual Parish Dinner Dance which was held on Saturday, April 23rd. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in many generous ways. Together we raised $18,569.00 for our parish. Reserve the date now for the next Annual Parish Dinner Dance to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the West Valley Inn, Bella Riviera Room.

Deacon Robert L. Gallo will celebrate 40 years of deaconal service on June 26th at the 9:30 am Spanish Mass. All parishioners are invited to attend this celebration with Deacon Gallo and his family. There will be refreshments downstairs in the church hall after Mass. All are invited!

“What counts about all else is faith, working
through love.” —Pope Francis
We are still in need of your help to reach our parish goal of $34,718.00. Please prayerfully consider making a pledge in support of the Catholic Charity Appeal. A gift in any amount is greatly received and sincerely appreciated. For your convenience, envelopes for your gift or pledge are available in the vestibule of the church. Thank you for you generosity and support.



Most Holy Trinity Sunday

May 22nd, 2016

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)

Monday, May 23
7:30 am - Carmela, Sabato & Rose Alfieri
& Mary Alfieri Anton
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, May 24
7:30 am - Peter Gallo, Jr. by family
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Services and Benediction
Wednesday, May 25
7:30 am - Intentions of Mother’s Day Envelopes
7:00 pm - Parish May Crowning
Thursday, May 26
7:30 am - August & Enrica Franch
Friday, May 27
7:30 am - Intentions of Parishioners
Saturday, May 28
8:00 am - Intentions of Priest Celebrant
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Lena & John Calcagni by Rita
Mary, Carl & Robert Carlson by Rita
Virginia Cotoia
Lisa & Armand DePetrillo by Rita
Antonio & Anna Fantini by daughter
Angie & Ernest Nardone by Rita
Lucille Palumbo by Rita
Rose Totolo by family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, May 29
8:00 am - The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
Corpus Christi
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Argia Cerrito by family

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

DIED IN CHRIST: Mary Cucca—Joseph Federici
Angelina Tommasiello
John Doyle

Today’s celebration gives us the opportunity to appreciate the revelation of the three Persons of the Trinity. We have the Old Testament, all of creation, and the testimony of Jesus showing us the Father. We have the Gospels and the example of the saints to see and hear the Son. And, we have the words of Jesus, all movements of grace, and the quiet whispers in our soul to learn about the Holy Spirit. Our God yearns to be known and loved; our God waits to be met in every sacramental moment.
Tuesday, May 24
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Services and Benediction
Wednesday, May 25
Friday, May 27
3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet, Church
Sunday, May 29
Second Collection: Utility Fund

What Our Lord Asks Is Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of May 7—8
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $6,007.00
Second Collection: Mother’s Day
Intention Envelopes 1,769.00
Total Income: $7,776.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our Increase Giving Campaign possible.

A SINCERE THANK YOU—to the family of the late Anthony Ginolfi, one of our faithful parishioners, for the donations made to Saint Bartholomew Church Memorial Fund on the sad occasion of his recent death. We remember him in our prayers at Mass. May Anthony now rest in the peace of the Risen Lord.

Our Parish Holy Name Society will again sponsor a CALENDAR RAFFLE for the month of June. Tickets are $20.00 for 30 chances to win. Tickets are now available to purchase from Holy Name Society members, at the Parish Office or at the vestibule after all weekend Masses.

Because our weekly parish bulletin can no longer be paid by ads on the back page, we are hoping to help defray this expense by asking parishioners to come forward each week with a donation of $50.00. Sponsoring the bulletin can be written in three ways: (1) This week’s bulletin is sponsored by (name of sponsor) or (2) This week’s bulletin is sponsored in memory of (a deceased loved one) or (3) This week's bulletin is sponsored in memory of a deceased loved one by (name of sponsor or sponsors). Call the parish office if you wish to help.

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