St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 13th, 2014

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In the coming Sundays, we meet Jesus the storyteller, sowing His stories like good seed into our imaginations so they might bear fruit in our lives. The great artist Vincent Van Gogh made several paintings called The Sower, capturing how the sower vigorously spreads the seed. In Jesus’ day, the land was first plowed and turned over, then the sower went forth and scattered the seed generously tossing it with abandon. That is why it would land all over the place—on the footpaths, on rocky ground, among weeds, and on fertile land. Jesus continues to sow the seed of God’s word, especially whenever we read or hear the scriptures. You might ask yourself: What kind of reception do I give the word of God? Then, consider each of the four places the seed lands. Or you could ask what word of God, what teaching of Jesus, has fallen on the footpath? What exhortation has fallen on rocky ground? Among weeds that choked it? On fertile land that produced fruit? What word does Jesus call me to take more completely into my life? One calling for forgiveness, for justice, for peace-making, for loving another?

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL FEAST—On Wednesday, July 16th, we commemorate the appearance of Our Lady to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite Monk, in the year 1251. Offering him a brown Scapular, she is reported to have said: “Receive this habit; whosoever dies clothed in this shall not suffer eternal fire.” The practice of wearing the small brown Scapular around one’s neck has increased by the centuries and today is worn by an estimated 200 million Catholics. For her feast day we have placed the statue of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the Sanctuary near the Lectern. The 7:30 am Mass on July 16th will be offered in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

“Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.” Sometimes, as much as we love each other it seems like the thorns of life are choking our marriage and family. Take time to kill the thorns by taking time for your Sacramental marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are on September 19-21, 2014 and October 17-19, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at

FIRST COMMUNION PICTURES—can be picked up in the church following all weekend Masses, or at the Rectory Office during the week. Thank you to parents and children for your kind cooperation.

We are all called to a particular vocation: a way of serving and loving God in the harvest of life. In order for God’s face to be truly revealed in the world, we need all vocations—all ways of laboring, ministering and loving for the Lord.
St. Bartholomew Church
August 8-9-10, 2014
DRAWING: August 10, 2014
DONATION: $100.00
Available at the Parish Office

FEAST FOOD TICKETS—A $10.00 sheet of Food Tickets to be used at our Parish Feast & Festival can be purchased by cash, check, or credit at a special early-bird price of only $8.00 if purchased at the Rectory Office before August 1st. Be sure to enjoy the variety of delicious food and pastries prepared for our Feast!

St. Bartholomew Church
August 8, 9, 10, 2014
$1,500.00—1st Prize
$500.00—2nd Prize $300.00—3rd Prize
Donation for tickets: $2.00 each or 7 for $10.00

FEAST FOOD AND FLOUR FUND—Again this year we are appealing for monetary donations—due to the rising cost of food items—to help keep our Feast food prices as low as possible. Your donations will greatly help us to purchase: Flour—50 pd. bag—$22.00, Oil—35 pd. container—$23.00, Sausage—$18.00 per cs., Peppers—$20.00 per cs., French Fries—$18.00 per cs., Hamburgers—$35.00 per 10 pd. box, etc….items which are needed for the delicious food prepared each night of our Feast. This additional help will enable us to keep our food prices reasonable in these difficult financial times. Please put your envelope in the collection basket at Mass or bring it to the Parish Office. Thank you for your support!

“AND THE BAND PLAYED ON”—and it will again this year for the beautiful and memorable RELIGIOUS PROCESSION in honor of our Patron, St. Bartholomew, on Sunday, August 10th following the 10:30 am Feast Mass. We are continuing a favorite tradition with the “RHODE ISLAND VETERANS BAND” proudly playing as parishioners and friends solemnly process to the site of our former church. Please be generous in the Second Collection on July 26th and 27th, to help defray the cost of musicians. Our support in this Special Collection will be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 13th, 2014

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, July 14
7:30 am - Deceased of Luigi Tirocchi Family
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, July 15
7:30 am - Arthur Rossi by Rosanna I. Grillo
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, July 16
7:30 am - In Honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Thursday, July 17
7:30 am - Onofrio & Mary Tattoli
Friday, July 18
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
Saturday, July 19
8:00 am - Luigi, Antonetta & Louis Pullano
by family
5:00 pm - Arthur Marcantonio & Arthur &
Angelina Marcantonio by Norma
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
July 20—Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Louise Testa by husband
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Cosmo & Mary DeFilippo by
Angie & family

Sanctuary Candle: In Honor of Our Lady of
Mt. Carmel
Altar Bread & Wine: In Honor of Our Lady of
Mt. Carmel

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Alonzo Izaiah Castro
Geomar Sanchez Rodriguez

Our Parish Holy Name Society will hold a “Saugy Fest” on Sunday, July 13th from Noon to 3:00 pm in the Church Hall. Tickets are $10.00 for Adults—$5.00 for children under 10 and will offer 2 saugys, baked beans, sweet corn, homemade potato salad, watermelon, water or soda. For tickets call Dan Cullen at 556-8559 or the Parish Office at 944-4466.

DUE—to confidentiality regulations, the local hospitals cannot notify the parish when a Catholic patient is in the hospital unless the patients makes the request at the time of admission and fills out the appropriate forms. However, a family member of the patient may notify the parish. Please call the rectory (944-4466) and let us know when you or a member of your family is in the hospital or nursing home.
Monday, July 14th
Early Discount Feast Food Tickets Available At
The Rectory Office This Week
Tuesday, July 15
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, July 17
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, July 19
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, July 20
Second Collection: Air Conditioning Fund

“Everyone must give according to what he has inwardly decided—not sadly, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor 9:7)
Weekend of June 28—29
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $2,863.00
Second Collection: 1,036.00
Total Income: $3,899.00
($5,000.00 needed for weekly parish expenses)

CONGRATULATIONS!—to the lucky winners of the fourth and final weekly drawing of the Holy Name Society CALENDAR RAFFLE:
June 22nd #116 Peter Marinucci $25.00
June 23rd #117 Peter Marinucci $25.00
June 24th #240 Andres Hernandez $50.00
June 25th #345 Tony Aguilar $100.00
June 26th #233 Bob Capone $25.00
June 27th #215 Marilyn DiStefano $50.00
June 28th #349 Rev. Peter Polo $25.00
June 29th #256 Juan Fernandez $25.00
June 30th #330 Frances D’Errico $500.00
A sincere THANK YOU to all who purchased Calendar Raffle Tickets!

Saturday, July 19
5:00 pm Anne Marie Parrillo
Sunday, July 20
8:00 am Marie Cicione
11:30 am Rosalie D’Agostino

Saturday, July 19
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, July 20
8:00 am Judy Turini
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

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