St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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1st Sunday in Lent

February 22nd, 2014

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAYS READINGS+
The story of Noah contains one of the saddest lines in the Bible: “When the Lord saw how great the wickedness of human beings was on earth, and how every desire that their heart conceived was always nothing but evil, the Lord regretted making human beings on the earth, and his heart was grieved” (Genesis 6:5-6). In this story, the author portrays God as one whose broken heart goes from grieving over humankind, to destroying all life, to regretting this action, to giving humankind another chance through the covenant with Noah and every living creature. The flood that Noah survived prefigures the baptismal waters that wash away sin’s hold on our hearts and bring the gift of the Holy Spirit. Through this Spirit we grow ever more fully as children of God and heirs with Christ, Jesus, our brother, showed what it means to be a child of God, enduring temptation, seeking always to do the Father’s will. From the desert he went forth to proclaim the kingdom of God, God’s presence among humankind, and God’s desire to rule our hearts. As Lent begins, what needs to be done on our part to draw closer to God over the coming forty days?

+LENTEN REGULATIONS+
WEEKDAYS OF LENT—although there is no obligation to fast, Jesus calls us to do penance. Voluntary acts of self-denial are highly recommended and encouraged.
ASH WEDNESDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY—are days of fast and abstinence. Limit one full meal on these days to all between 18 and 59 years of age. The other two meals should be lighter than they normally would be. Eating between meals is to be avoided. No meat for those 14 years and older.
FRIDAYS OF LENT—are days of abstinence, that is, Catholics who are 14 years old and over are required to give up meat.
EASTER DUTY—the obligation to receive Holy Communion at least once a year is to be fulfilled during the Easter Season.

WHAT WILL THIS LENT MEAN TO YOU?—Our spiritual journey for Lent is outlined for us in the Ash Wednesday Gospel: prayer—fasting—good works. Why not make the following a part of your Lenten observance: daily Mass at 7:30 am—Friday Way of the Cross at 7:00 pm—visit to the church on our Tuesday Eucharistic Day (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm). Sacrament of Confession on Saturday (4:15 pm to 4:45 pm).

OPERATION RICE BOWL—Throughout the gospel, Jesus teaches us to pray and to act in solidarity with those in need. This program provides us with the opportunity to bring the Gospel to life by challenging us to pray with our families; to fast in unity with those who are hungry; to learn about our neighbors in the developing world; and to give sacrificial contribution to those in need.
+2015 CATHOLIC CHARITY FUND APPEAL+
FAITH AND GOOD WORKS
“What counts above all else is faith working through love.” —Pope Francis
Have you given prayerful consideration to your gift for the 2015 Catholic Charity Appeal? Please help us by being the “Hands of Christ” in supporting the work of the Diocese of Providence. Many of you have responded to the Catholic Charity Appeal mailing from Bishop Tobin. On behalf of those served by the ministries and services funded by the Catholic Charity Appeal, we thank you for your gifts. If you have not made a gift to this year’s Appeal, you will be able to through our in-pew solicitation which will take place on the weekends of February 28/March 1 and March 7/8. Our goal is to attain 100% participation. Our parish goal of $34,718.00 can only be reached with your sacrificial help and support. All gifts, regardless of size, help to make a difference in the lives of so many individuals.

St. Bartholomew Church
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Saturday, March 14, 2015—6:30 pm
St. Bartholomew Church Hall
DONATION: $15.00—50/50 Raffle
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For Tickets Call: Dan Cullen—556-8559
Rectory —944-4466
Join us for an enjoyable evening!

St. Bartholomew Church
ANNUAL PARISH REUNION
Dinner Dance
Saturday, April 25, 2015—7:00 pm
West Valley Inn
4 Blossom Street, West Warwick, RI
Music by “The Ambrosiani Band”
$40.00 per person

THANK YOU to all the members of our parish Holy Name Society for a very enjoyable MACARONI DINNER which was held on Sunday, January 25th in the Church Hall. The donation of $1,400.00 to our parish is greatly appreciated. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to help make this event successful!

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS IN MARCH
Thank you for your generosity!
MARCH 1—NEW CHURCH ROOF FUND
March 8 —No Second Collection
March 15 —Extraordinary Expenses
March 22 —Easter Flower Offering
March 29 —Catholic Relief Services

 

1st Sunday in Lent

February 22nd, 2014

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MASSES FOR—FEBRUARY 23—MARCH 1
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, February 23
7:30 am - Intentions of Priest Celebrant
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, February 24
7:30 am - Peter Gallo by Michael Ruggiero Family
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, February 25
7:30 am - Florence Lisi by Cynde & Jose
Thursday, February 26
7:30 am - Rev. Vincent Monaco by Rosanna I. Grillo
Friday, February 27
7:30 am - Marjorie Barnes & Lyall Shields by
daughter & wife Ann
7:00 pm - Stations of the Cross & Benediction
Saturday, February 28
8:00 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Matthew & Angelina Arrico, Joan
Napolillo & John Napolillo, Jr.
by family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
March 1—Second Sunday of Lent
8:00 am - Frank Varrica by wife & son
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Amadio & Angelina Bianco & Wayne
Rand by Virginia

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23:
Sanctuary Candle: Kimberly A. Miele by mom &
family
Altar Bread & Wine: Kimberly A. Miele by mom &
family

DIED IN CHRIST: Nicholas Capezza


+UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR PARISH+
Mark your Calendar!

Please be sure to participate and attend!
February 28/March 1—Catholic Charity Appeal
March 7/8 —Catholic Charity Appeal
March 14 —St. Patrick Dinner
March 24 —Lenten Penance Service
March 27 —Living Stations of the Cross
March 29 —Palm Sunday & Bake Sale
April 5 —Easter Sunday
April 25 —Annual Parish Reunion
May 3 —Confirmation—Cathedral
May 17 —First Holy Communion
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, February 24
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, February 25
7:00 pm - Annual Parish Reunion Meeting, RH
Thursday, February 26
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
No RCIA Class
Friday, February 27
6:00 pm - Confirmation I Class,RH
Saturday, February 28
10:00 am - CCD Classes Grades 1-8
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
CATHOLIC CHARITY IN-PEW APPEAL
Sunday, March 1
10:00 am - Confirmation II Class, RH
CATHOLIC CHARITY IN-PEW APPEAL
Second Collection: New Roof Church Fund

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of February 7—8
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,703.00
Second Collection: 895.00
Total Income: $4,598.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

+ST. BARTHOLOMEW LENTEN PROGRAM+
—7:30 am - Daily Morning Mass
(Saturdays 8:00 am)
—7:00 pm - Friday Stations of the Cross
(& Benediction (English & Spanish)
—4:15 pm to 4:45 pm - Saturday Confessions

+LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS+
—Friday, March 27 - 7:00 pm - English
—Good Friday, April 3 - 2:00 pm - Spanish

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, February 28
5:00 pm Mary Anne Cullen
Sunday, March 1
8:00 am Virginia Rand
11:30 am Rosalie D’Agostino

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 28
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, March 1
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

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