St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 16th, 2014

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As we enter these final days of Ordinary Time, the scriptures begin to turn our attention to the end times. Saint Paul warns us that “the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night.” It is interesting to note that the season of Ordinary Time began way back in January with John the Baptist pointing to Jesus and declaring him to be the “Lamb of God.” From the moment John sounded that announcement, the Lord Jesus has been our guide and leader, calling us into greater discipleship. Today He asks us not to bury the treasures entrusted to us at Baptism, but to invest those treasures—our gifts and talents—to help further the reign of God. Name one way that you have used a natural gift or talent to help in the furthering of the Lord’s work here on earth.

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS FOR THE POOR—The St. Vincent de Paul Society will be distributing food baskets for Thanksgiving to the needy in our parish area. We are asking for donations of non-perishable food or $10.00 supermarket gift certificates. Please bring all donations to the rectory office. Thank you.

CARING FOR GOD’S CREATION—The Office of Life and Family Ministry is inviting all Catholics to take a step in their commitment as Stewards of Creation. Rhode Island Interfaith Power and Light is an interfaith organization that will help all of us be more aware of the ways we can help take care of this beautiful planet God has given to us and therefore of our own lives. If you are interested on how science and faith come together when it comes to climate change, please contact: Paola Lois at or visit for more information on Rhode Island Interfaith Power and Light.

Many Christians are motivated by the presumption that if they work hard and do the right thing their lives and the world situation should get better every day. However, there are no guarantees or time frames in God’s promises to renew the face of the earth. It will happen, but “when” remains unanswered.
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS—Everyone is welcome on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27th at 9:00 am. We invite all families of the parish to make every effort to attend as we offer thanks to God for the many blessings and graces we receive. Bring to this Mass the bread and wine for your Thanksgiving meal, to be blessed at the Mass and shared with family and friends in your home.

MASS BOOK FOR 2015—The Mass Book for next year will be available for the scheduling of Masses beginning Wednesday, November 26th during office hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm We do not automatically reserve Masses from year to year. We ask for consideration of all families when requesting weekend Masses. Mass intentions should be paid when scheduling them. Thank you for your kindness and consideration.

Please join the St. Bartholomew Parish Ladies Guild for a festive CHRISTMAS PARTY to be held on Wednesday, December 17th, 6:30 pm at Spirito’s Restaurant, 477 Broadway, Providence. Parishioners and friends are welcome to join the Guild for an evening of holiday enjoyment and delicious Italian food. Ticket donation is $30.00 per person and tickets are available at the Rectory Office or from Ladies Guild members. Plan now to attend this celebration.

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!

Tuesday Evening, November 18
Doors Open 6:00 pm
Games begin 7:00 pm
—Church Hall—

The faithful and dedicated men of the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will be available at the entrances of our church following all Masses this weekend, November 15th and 16th. This wonderful group of Christian men will be accepting new members to join them in their ministry to the people of God. Please consider being a part of this special group of men.


33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 16th, 2014

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, November 17
7:30 am - Robert H. Franch
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, November 18
7:30 am - Nicola & Francesca Gizzarelli
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, November 19
7:30 am - Stefano Almagno by Fr. Almagno
Thursday, November 20
7:30 am - Teresa Feula by husband
Friday, November 21
7:30 am - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, November 22
8:00 am - Mary Tattoli
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Joseph Bevilacqua by Bob
Anna & Antonio Fantini by family
Dorothy Giarrusso by husband &
Muriel Keegan by daughter & family
Salvatore & Paolina Napolitano &
Antonetta Gifford by family
Albert & Eileen Ranallo
Evangelista Rendina by family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, November 23--Feast of Christ the King
8:00 am - Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Deceased Members of the
Ladies Guild

Sanctuary Candle: Dorothy Giarrusso by
husband & children
Altar Bread & Wine: Dorothy Giarrusso by
husband & children

DIED IN CHRIST: Robert T. Ciccone

CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT—Next weekend’s second collection is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. This appeal was founded to end poverty throughout America by funding organizations which help individuals improve education, housing, and economic development. Please help to end poverty and defend human dignity; give to the CCHD collection on November 22nd and 23rd. Thank you.
Tuesday, November 18
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
7:00 pm - Turkey Trot, CH—Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Thursday, November 20
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Friday, November 21
6:00 pm - Confirmation I Class, RH
Saturday, November 22
10:00 am - CCD Grades 1-8
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, November 23
10:00 am - Confirmation II Class, RH
Second Collection: Campaign for Human

What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of November 1—2
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,084.00
Second Collection: 1,280.00
Total Income: $5,364.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our Increase Giving Campaign possible.

Mark your calendar!
Please be sure to participate and attend!
November 18 —Turkey Trot
November 27 —Thanksgiving Day Mass
November 30 —Advent Tree Begins
December 5 —Christmas Concert by Choir
December 6 & 7 —CCD Students’ Bake Sale
December 13 —Feast of Guadalupe
December 13 & 14—Homeless Survival Kits Collected
December 16 —Advent Reconciliation Service
December 17 —Ladies Guild Christmas Party

Saturday, November 22
5:00 pm Marguerite Lucier
Sunday, November 23
8:00 am Marie Ciccione
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

Saturday, November 22
5:00 pm Judy Turini
Sunday, November 23
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Peter Marinucci

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