St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 25th, 2014

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAYS READINGS+
Today's readings point out how powerful the word of
God can be to bring about change in the lives of
those who hear it-even when it comes from such
an unwilling prophet as Jonah. (Read the whole
book of Jonah for a wonderful and surprisingly humorous
tale of God's most stubborn prophet.) God's
word can even change the heart of a city, as it does
the citizens of Nineveh, who turn from their evil ways
at the preaching of Jonah. Or it can move the hearts
of four fishermen who found themselves at the end
of the day leaving behind the life they had led for
many years to follow a stranger who had simply
called out, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers
of men." Paul writes that the world in its present
form is passing away. lt might not be doing so as
quickly as we might sometimes wish, but the lifegiving,
life-transforming power of God's word continues
to bring the reign of God into our world in both
subtle and surprising ways. What change of direction
is God calling you to in your life?

+STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS+
Lord God, you alone are the source of every good gift, of
the vast array of our universe, and the mystery of each
human being. We praise you and we thank you for your
great power and your tender, faithful love. Everything we
are and everything we have is your gift, and after having
created us you have given us into the keeping of your
Son, Jesus Christ. Fill our minds with His truth and our
hearts with His love, that in His spirit we may be bonded
together in a community of faith, a parish family, a caring
people. ln the name and spirit of Jesus Christ, we commit
ourselves to be good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us,
to share in our time, our talent and our material gifts as an
outward sign of the treasure we hold in Jesus. AMEN

Our hands and hearts are the instruments
through which God shows His love....Help us
wrap each of our lonely, homebound, or seriously ill relatives
and friends with a shawl made by the volunteers of
the PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY of our parish. Blessed
Prayer Shawls are available. A shawl and prayers offer
special comfort to the sick. Everyone is invited to attend
the next meeting of the Prayer Shawl Ministry to be held
on Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 pm in the Rectory
Meeting Room. For information, please contact Rosalie
at274-7806. Thank you.

Due to confidentiality regulations, the local hospitals
cannot notify the parish when a Catholic patient is in
the hospital, unless the patient 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 priests. Please call the rectory and let us
know when someone is in the hospital so we can visit.
Each year at this time concerns are raised regarding the
potential spread of the flu throughout various communities.
ln a letter to all Pastors in the Diocese of Providence
from Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, since conditions vary from
one location to another, the most effective approach
to control the widespread of influenza, is to avoid handshakes
and eliminate the Sign of Peace in all local
parishes. Until fufther notice, the gesture of holding
hands will be omitted during a// Masses. Thank you
for your kind cooperation, and let us ask the Lord's protection
upon our community during this time of widespread illness.
Saint Batholomew Church

MARDI GRAS CAVATI & POLENTA BUFFET SUPPER
Tuesday, February',7, 2015-6:30 pm
Saint Bartholomew Church Hall
DONATION: $15.00
NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR_
NO TAKE OUT ORDERS
All are invited to attend. Sponsored by our parish
Ladies Guild. Cavati or Polenta dinner tickets are
available at the Parish Office or from Ladies Guild
members.

RESERVE THE DATE-On Saturday Evening, April
25,2015, we will celebrate our ANNUAL PARISH
REUNION in the Bella Riviera Room of the West Valley
lnn in West Warwick, Rl. All parishioners and guests are
invited to attend this enjoyable event with friends. Parishioners
will soon be receiving Raffle Tickets; we encourage
everyone to participate by purchasing and selling Sweepstakes
Tickets, Ads for our Souvenir Ad Book, and Dinner
Tickets, For further information, please contact the Parish
Office, 944-4466. Thank you for your cooperation in making
our parish event a success!

PROPER REVERENCE AT COMMUNION TIME
When receiving Holy Communion, all communicants are
asked to make a bow of the head as a sign of reverence
just before receiving the Body of Christ. The option continues
for everyone receiving Holy Communion to receive
the Host in the hand or on the tongue.

MISSIONARIES OF ST. CHARLES SPIRITUAL
MASS ENROLLMENTS-g|ven when a loved one
passes away, is a beautiful way of expressing sympathy
to the family. Perpetual spirituals are available at the Parish
Office for an offering of $10.00.

WEEKLY SATURDAY CONFESSIONS-Please
take note that the Sacrament of Confession is offered
every Saturday from 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm or any other
time upon request at the rectory.

 

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 25th, 2014

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MASSES FOR JANUARY 26th - FEBRUARY 1st
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. How-
ever, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, January 26
7:30 am - For A Special lntention
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, January27
7:30 am - Vincenzo Grillo by Rosanna L Grillo Friday, January 30
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, January 28
7:30 am - For A Special lntention
Thursday, January 29
7:30 am - Dr. Robert Franch
Friday, January 30
7:30 am - Shirley Miller by Father Joe
Saturday, January 31
8:00 am - For the lntentions of Parishioners
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
LORD'S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Adina D'Allesandro by daughter Sandra
Thomas Pizzi, Jr.
Julio Porretta by wife
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
February 1-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - For the lntentions of Parishioners
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
MichaelAndrea, Sr.
Carmino Caparco by family
Marion Cuiccio by daughters
Anne Rao

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 26:
Sanctuary Candle: IMO Frank J. DiMaio by wife
Anne & family-Carmino Caparco by family
Altar Bread & Wine: IMO Frank J. DiMaio by wife
Anne & family-Carmino Caparco by family

BAPTIZED !N GHRIST: Frankie Domenic Arcuri

DIED IN GHRIST: Helen D. Melidy

+UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR PARISH+
Mark your Calendar!
Please be sure to participate and attend!
February 17 -Polenta/Cavati Buffet Supper
February 18 -Ash Wednesday-Lent begins
February 20 -Stations of the Cross-Fridays
February 28/March 1-Catholic Charity Appeal
March 7/8 -Catholic Charity Appeal
March 14 -St. Patrick Dinner
March 29 -Palm Sunday & Bake Sale
April 5 -Easter Sunday
April 25 - Annual Parish Reunion
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, January 27
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
Thursday, January 29
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
6:30 pm - RCIA Class
6:00 pm - Confirmation I Class, RH
Saturday, January 31
10:00 am - CCD Classes Grades '1-B
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, February 1
10:00 am - Confirmation ll Class, RH
Second Collection: New Church Roof Fund

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks ls
Not Equal Gifts-But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from lncrease Giving Campaign)
Weekend of January 10-11
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,830.00
Second Collection: NEW CHURCH
ROOF FUND 1,480.00
Total lncome: $5,310.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
!ncrease Giving Campaign possible.

+SPEGIAL COLLECTIONS IN FEBRUARY+
Thank You For Your Generosity!
FEBRUARY 1 -NEWCHURCH
ROOF FUND
February 8 -Extraordinary
Expenses
February 15 -Utility Fund
February 18 -Ash Wednesday
February 22 -No Second Collection
February 28 - March 1-Catholic Charity Appeal
ln-Pew Weekend

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, January 31
5:00 pm Mary Anne Cullen
Sunday, February 1
8:00 am Virginia Rand
11:30 am Rosalie D'Agostino

LECTORS' SCHEDULE
Saturday, January 31
5:00 pm PhilCaliri
Sunday, February 1
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

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