St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 26th, 2016

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Today’s Gospel speaks of resolution and determination. Jesus is very determined to get to Jerusalem. Jesus, then speaks about the strong characteristics of discipleship: disregard of the costs and sacrificing of lesser goods. We have so much in the world that can distract our attention and determination to follow the Lord. Let us examine our surroundings, look at the good things in our life, and see if they are roadblocks on our way to Jerusalem, our destiny.

It is celebrated on June 29th and is also the patronal feast of our Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul. The Church places before us saints of all types: apostles and prophets, rich and poor, women and men, married and unmarried. On this day we focus on Saints Peter & Paul—men whose lives were marked by failure and disappointment. Remember that Paul began his career persecuting Christians and Peter denied three times that he even knew the Lord Jesus. Yet these men are real pillars upon which the Church is built. Just as they were called to holiness of life in spite of their failings, so too, are we called to that same holiness. This day is a celebration of two human beings who struggled throughout their lives. Let us open our hearts to listen to God’s voice, even in the midst of our own struggles and failings. Let us pray that Saints Peter and Paul will intercede in our behalf.

The Scalabrini Dukcevich Center is hosting its 2016 Summer Bible Camp: God’s Mercy Rains Forever! Join us as we explore the power of God’s awesome love and forgiveness through Bible stories, music, dancing, crafts, and games. Campers will have tons of fun with our staff and learn about their faith too! Camp sessions: June 27, July 1, July 5-8, and July 11-15. Price is $25.00 per child.
For more information call 401-632-4770 ext. 2 or email: Hurry, registration ends June 25th.

Jubilee Year of Mercy
December 2015—November 2016
Deacon Robert Gallo was ordained with the first group of deacons in the Diocese of Providence on June 20, 1976. He began working for the diocese in various capacities and in other churches before coming to St. Bartholomew Church in 1999, where he has been ever since. As a teacher of Spanish in a local high school, he faithfully ministers to both our English and Spanish communities. He assists as deacon in all our church functions performing also the Sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony. He continues to teach a weekly Bible class and prepares individuals and groups to receive the sacraments. He also helps people with their annulments. He is married to his lovely wife, Frances, whose profession was also in education, including a four-year term as principal of our St. Bartholomew School. The couple have been blessed with three children and six grandchildren. Happy Fortieth Anniversary Deacon Robert Gallo!

On Saturday, May 28th, Sr. Cathy Almagno—along with two other Sisters—celebrated the 25th Anniversary of her Religious Profession. The Mass and ceremony took place in the St. Mary of Providence Chapel, Chicago, Illinois. This coming October Sr. Cathy will also celebrate her Jubilee with us here at St. Bartholomew’s. Congratulations dear Sr. Cathy!

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU—to the dedicated women of our parish Ladies Guild, who at their recently held Installation Dinner presented our Pastor with a check in the amount of $5,000.00 for our Church Roof Fund; a donation from fundraising events. Their continued support, hard work, and generosity are greatly appreciated!

CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky winners of the second weekly drawing of the Holy Name Society CALENDAR RAFFLE!
June 5 —$25.00 #114 Fr. Joseph Pranzo
June 6 —$25.00 #436 Lewis Perotti
June 7 —$50.00 #232 Fr. Alfred Almonte
June 8 —$100.00 #186 Lucille Forte
June 9 —$25.00 #164 Richard Calabro
June 10—$50.00 #009 Bernadette DiMaio
June 11—$25.00 #011 Rita Generali
A sincere THANK YOU to all who purchased Calendar Raffle tickets. Good Luck!



13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 26th, 2016

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)

Monday, June 27
7:30 am - James & Angela Semper
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, June 28
7:30 am - Enrica Franch
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Services and Benediction
Wednesday, June 29—Sts. Peter & Paul, Apostles
7:30 am - Antonetta & Peter Gallo, Sr. by family
Thursday, June 30
7:30 am - Frank Sionni
Friday, July 1
7:30 am - Intentions of Parishioners
Saturday, July 2
8:00 am - Intentions of Father’s Day Envelopes
5:00 pm - Frank Sionni by wife Mary & family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, July 3—14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Mary S. Gliottone by husband &
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Anna Cerrito by family

Sanctuary Candle: Intentions of Father’s Day
Altar Bread & Wine: Intentions of Father’s Day

DIED IN CHRIST: Matthew J. Riedeman

PARISH FEAST & FESTIVAL—will be held from August 12 to August 14 on our parish grounds. Soon parishioners will be receiving in the mail three books of raffle tickets. The financial success of our annual Feast depends greatly on the outcome of the raffle. If every family in the parish would purchase or sell the three books of raffle tickets for $30.00, what a great success our Feast would be! Each one of us, parishioners and friends, can make this happen!

FIRST COMMUNION PICTURES—are ready and can be picked up in church following all weekend masses, or at the Rectory Office during the week. Thank you to parents and children for your kind cooperation.
Tuesday, June 28
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Services and Benediction
Friday, July 1
3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet, Church
Sunday, July 3
Second Collection: Air Conditioning Fund

What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of June 11—12
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,347.00
Second Collection: Catholic
Communication Appeal 1,052.00
Total Income: $5,399.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

Thank you for your generosity!
July 3 —Air Conditioning Fund
July 10—Mission Cooperation Plan
July 17—Church Roof Fund
July 24—Feast Flowers & Procession Band
July 31—No Second Collection

Parishioners, relatives and friends who are homebound; suffering from a serious illness or surgery, and would like to receive a Prayer Shawl are asked to call the Parish Office to give the name and a Prayer Shawl will be prepared for them. The dedicated members of our parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will not meet during the summer months of July and August. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, September 10th. To receive a Prayer Shawl or for information, please call Rosalie at 274-7806.

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