St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 26th, 2015

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY’S READINGS+
For the next five weeks we leave Mark’s Gospel for John’s and the discourse of Jesus as the Bread of Life (Chapter 6). The story of Elisha’s feeding one hundred men with twenty loaves prepares us to hear about the miracle Jesus performs. Jesus is in control of this event, first asking Philip where enough food can be found to feed the great crowd. Notice that Jesus asks this to test him. Philip only sees the large crowd. Andrew sees possibilities in a boy with five barley loaves (barley was the food of the poor) and two fish, while recognizing the problem of so little for so many. But Jesus takes control, having five thousand sit down, then taking the loaves, giving thanks, and He Himself distributing them, then the fish. All are filled. “Gather the fragments leftover,” Jesus orders (John 6:12). The people read this event correctly as a sign, but they misinterpret its meaning. They want to make Him king, but that is not what Jesus is doing here. The next four weeks invite us to understand who Jesus is. What are you looking for from Jesus?

SPECIAL RAFFLE
FEAST BOOSTER DONORS
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW ANNUAL FEAST
DRAWING: SUNDAY AUGUST 9th
GRAND PRIZE:
10% of Total Donor Contributions
Donation: $100.00
Our thanks to these donors:
John and Marisa
Andy & Rosalie D’Agostino
Raymond Funaro
Ann Marie Cavalloro
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Almagno
Joseph DeBiasio
Rosario Society
Romano Funeral Home
Woodlawn Funeral Home

XAVERIAN MISSIONARY SISTERS OF MARY— A sincere THANK YOU from Sr. Laura and Sr. Susie of the Xaverian Missionary, to all who contributed to the Mission Cooperation Plan. Our total donation of $1,670.00 greatly helps to make their missionary work through Pastoral, Catechetical, Medical, and Social Services available in many countries. God bless you for your generosity.

Everyone is invited to the Prayer Shawl Ministry and may participate in many ways. Those who are suffering from a chronic illness or surgery may have a Prayer Shawl prepared for them. Please participate by attending the monthly meeting or giving yarn or monetary donations. For information please call Rosalie at 274-7806. The members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet next Saturday, August 1st, at 2:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. All are welcome. Thank you to all who are contributing to this beautiful ministry.
Parishioners are invited to attend an organizational meeting for a parish Oldies Dance to be held on Saturday, September 26th in the Church Hall. The first Planning Meeting will be held this WEDNESDAY, JULY 29th at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room for all who would like to participate. Please plan now to attend the Oldies Dance for an enjoyable time with friends in support of our church. Thank you.

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. Your donation 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 9th, 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 this weekend to help defray the cost of the marching band. Your support in this Special Collection will be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

OPENING FEAST PRAYER SERVICE—In spiritual preparation for our Feast & Festival, a special PRAYER SERVICE will be held on Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 pm in our church. Refreshments will be served following our Prayer Service. Please plan to come and join our Parish family of St. Bartholomew in common prayer.

IT’S A RELIGIOUS FEAST PROCESSION
Those taking part in our traditional Procession with the statue of St. Bartholomew following the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, August 9th, are reminded that this is a procession and not a parade or political rally. We are here to honor our parish patron, St. Bartholomew. We ask that all maintain and respect a prayerful atmosphere as we recite the Rosary together.

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 4th. Enjoy the variety of delicious food and pastries at our Feast!

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 26th, 2015

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MASSES FOR—JULY 27—AUGUST 2
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)

Monday, July 27
7:30 am - Donald Baynes by wife Mary
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, July 28
7:30 am - For A Favor Granted
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, July 29—Saint Martha
7:30 am - Giuseppe Laudato by Sue Simonelli
Thursday, July 30
7:30 am - Ciro & Caroline Matarese by grandson Vinny
Friday, July 31
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Gilbert Aubin on His
Birthday by Anthony Masi
Saturday, August 1
8:00 am - Intention of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rhoda &
son Les IMO son Daniel
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Domenic Cavalloro by wife & family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
August 2—18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Frank Varrica by wife & son
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Emanuela & Bambino Ventresca
by Peter & Lillian

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF JULY 27:
Sanctuary Candle: Domenic Cavalloro by wife &
family
Altar Bread & Wine: Domenic Cavalloro by wife &
family

FEAST PASTRY BOOTH—ATTENTION BAKERS! Donations of delicious homemade pastry goods to be sold in the Pastry Booth of our Feast can be dropped off at the Rectory Office beginning on Wednesday, August 5th. Thank you for your cooperation!

FEAST CASH RAFFLE TICKETS—We thank all those who have already made returns on the three raffle books they recently received in the mail. We trust all parishioners will do their “fair share” by purchasing or selling them to family and friends.

COLLECTION FOR OUR HOLY FATHER—Next Weekend (August 1st & 2nd), our parish will take up the Second Collection known as Peter’s Pence Collection, which allows the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to cast the light of Christ upon the world by providing emergency assistance to those who need it most around the globe. Please pray for our Holy Father and be generous in the Second Collection next weekend. Thank you.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, July 28
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, July 29
7:00 pm - Organizational Mtg. for Oldies Dance, RH
Thursday, July 30
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, August 1
2:00 pm - Prayer Shawl Ministry, RH
4:15-4:45 pm - Confession
Sunday, August 2
Second Collection: Peter’s Pence Collection

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of July 11—12
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,047.00
Second Collection: Mission
Cooperation Plan 1,670.00
Total Income: $5,717.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

Reflection
Neither St. Joachim nor St. Anne are mentioned in the New Testament, but there are numerous stories about their lives. The stories speak of an elderly and childless couple visited by an angel, proclaiming that they shall conceive and bear a child who would become famous throughout the world: yet another story where God turns despair into joy by making the impossible possible! We celebrate St. Joachim and St. Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, because they were able to see the wonderful hand and hear the resounding voice of God working in and through their brokenness. Not only did they see and hear, but they believed!

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, August 1
5:00 pm Sandra Weinzierl
Sunday, August 2
8:00 am Mary Anne Cullen
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 1
5:00 pm Doug Weinzierl
Sunday, August 2
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Tom Valletta

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