St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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Triumph of the Holy Cross
September 14th, 2014

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+THOUGHTS ON SUNDAY’S READINGS+
God might seem petulant to become so upset with the Israelites’ complaining about food that serpents are sent to kill them. But it wasn’t the food as much as the accusation that God had brought them out into the desert to die. God had saved them from Pharaoh’s army, liberated them from slavery, shown them signs and wonders by sending manna in the desert and causing water to flow from a rock. Now they were saying this God who wanted life for them had led them out to the desert to die! No wonder God’s anger flares. But it fades just as quickly when the people repent. The very thing that brought death becomes a symbol of life. If they look at the bronze serpent lifted up, they will be saved. This story prepares us for Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel. God will take another symbol of death, the cross, and transform it into an expression of divine love for all of us. What do you see when you look at the cross?

CCD RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
(GRADES 1-8)
Registration will be held on Saturday, October 4th and Saturday, October 11th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Rectory Meeting Room. A fee of $40.00 per child is due at this time. A copy of the child’s Baptism Certificate MUST be given in order to register for CCD Classes, unless the child was baptized in this parish. Since First Communion is a two-year program, all students must have successfully completed the first year of CCD Classes before entering the First Communion Class. For further information, please call the Parish Office: 944-4466.

CONFIRMATION 2 REGISTRATION will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Hall Meeting Room. The candidates and at least one parent/legal guardian (both parents are strongly recommended) must attend for registration to be accepted.
—Must have successfully completed Confirmation I or
—Currently attending Catholic School
—$40.00 Registration fee requested

GRATEFUL THANKS!—to the group Hermandad Virgen De Urqupina for their generous donation of $2,100.00 to our church on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of Urqupina which was held on August 16th and 17th. Their support was greatly appreciated. Our sincere thanks!
INCREASE GIVING CAMPAIGN
For the second weekend of our parish involvement in the Increase Giving Campaign, a parishioner chosen by the pastor will explain to all our churchgoers what is expected of them in supporting our church. First, an offering from all those present should be given each week. Then, it is hoped that the weekly offering of each will be increased according to each one’s means. Our goal is to get the necessary funds to meet all expenses.

SENIOR PRIEST RETIREMENT FUND—Catholics throughout the Diocese have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our senior priests. Next weekend’s second collection will benefit the Senior Priest Retirement Fund, a significant source of support for priests that provides for basic needs and medical care. Please consider your generous support of this effort that benefits those who have selflessly served the faithful for decades.

ON SUNDAY, September 21st, the Scalabrini Dukcevich Center will host a FARMER’S MARKET from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm across the street from our church. The Farmer’s Market will feature fresh fruit and produce from Confreda Farms. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Parishioners, friends, neighbors, all are welcome to attend and support this enjoyable and delicious event! Thank you.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL
Walk To Feed The Hungry
On Saturday, September 20th, the RI Society of St. Vincent de Paul will sponsor a Walk-A-Thon at Governor Notte Park in North Providence, RI. Members of our Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society will be participating in this event to raise funds for the important work of assisting the less fortunate in our parish community. If you would like to sponsor our members, please place your donation in the collection basket at Mass, stating “St. Vincent de Paul” on the envelope. Thank you for your support!

40 DAYS FOR LIFE KICK-OFF: The fall campaign will begin on September 24 and conclude on November 2. The campaign kick-off date will be on Saturday, September 20 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral with a 9:00 am Mass celebrated by Rev. Dean Perri, followed by a procession to Planned Parenthood for the Rosary, returning to Cathedral Hall for closing Benediction. For more information call Carol Owns at 421-7833 x 218 or email: cowens@dioceseofprovidence,org.

Triumph of the Holy Cross
September 14th, 2014

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MASSES FOR SEPTEMBER 15—21
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, September 15
7:30 am - Joseph DeFelice by nephew Vinny Matarese
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, September 16
7:30 am - Mary Tattoli
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, September 17
7:30 am - Fr. Peter Gorret by Fr. Almagno
Thursday, September 18
7:30 am - August & Enrica Franch
Friday, September 19
7:30 am - For a Special Intention
Saturday, September 20
8:00 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Arthur Marcantonio by wife
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
September 21—25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Jane Migliore
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Maria Annina & Antonio Marinucci
by Peter & Lillian
MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8:
Sanctuary Candle: Richard J. Denningham, Sr.
by Ann & Marguerite
Altar Bread & Wine: Richard J. Denningham, Sr.
by Ann & Marguerite

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Vida Mia Sanchez
Sofia Yasmin Tejada
DIED IN CHRIST: Mary Pullano

10th ANNUAL HUMAN LIFE GUILD DAY : This year’s event will be on Saturday, September 27, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at St. Philip’s Church in Greenville. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the main celebrant and homilist for the 9:00 am Mass. Following Mass there will be a reception with the Bishop in the parish center with a conference that will include educational talks reflecting the latest life-related issues, an overview of diocesan pastoral care programs and opportunities to become involved in diocesan programs. All are invited to attend the Mass but pre-registration is required for the conference and the cost is $25.00 per person. Deadline to register is September 21. Call Carol Owens at 421-7833 x 218.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, September 16
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, September 18
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, September 20
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, September 21
1:00 pm - Wedding Anniversary Mass—Cathedral
Second Collection: Priests’ Retirement


+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
“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 August 30—31
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $2,945.00
No Second Collection ————
Total Income: $2,945.00
($5,000.00 needed for weekly parish expenses)

REFLECTION
Today we celebrate the central symbol of Christianity, the cross, an instrument of torture and cruel death. But for us it is the instrument of salvation. Lifted up on the cross. Christ broke the power of death and sin, showed us the Father’s love, and we became adopted sons and daughters of God. The cross is not just a symbol but a way of life. We each have our share in this mystery. Our willingness to embrace the cross, to give of ourselves totally, marks us as true followers of Christ.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, September 20
5:00 pm Sandra Weinzierl
Sunday, September 21
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo
LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 20
5:00 pm Doug Weinzierl
Sunday, September 21
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Peter Marinucci

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