St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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November 22nd, 2015

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To our parishioners and friends, A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Day! While we Americans have been blessed as a nation with many material blessings, we are by far blessed because by our Baptism we are members of a Eucharistic Community, at whose head stands Jesus Christ. Therefore, for us Catholics, Thanksgiving Day is not just a special civic holiday, rather it is a way of life! Jesus taught us to thank God for everything, for everything we have ultimately comes from God. The word “Eucharistic” which is used to describe the Mass means in Greek “thanksgiving” since every Mass is an act of thanksgiving to God. So what better way for Catholics to celebrate Thanksgiving Day than by attending Mass and receiving Holy Communion? Join us as individual parishioners, a parish community and a family and nation, by giving thanks to God at the 9:00 am Thanksgiving Day Family Mass on Thursday, November 26th. Bring to the Mass the bread and wine for your thanksgiving meal, to be blessed at the Mass and shared with family and friends in your home

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING—Today, November 22nd, is the last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. Over the past months we have celebrated the mysteries of the life of our Blessed Lord. Now we contemplate Christ in His glorified state as KING of all creation and of our souls. With today’s feast we publicly acknowledge Jesus as our King and Savior! As King, Jesus claims dominion over all creation, that He may present to His Almighty Father an eternal universal kingdom, a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace.

ADVENT BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY—Advent (from the Latin word which means “coming”) begins next Sunday, November 29th with the lighting of the Advent Wreath Candle and is a four-week period in which we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. The Advent Wreath candles remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. The round shape reminds us that God is eternal, and the evergreen boughs remind us that God never changes. The four candles remind us of the four weeks of Advent. The mood of Advent is one of happy expectation, not to be compared with the penitential spirit of Lent. The “Glory of God” at Mass is omitted not for the penitential reasons of Lent, but that it might ring out as something new and fresh on Christmas!
MASS BOOK FOR 2016—The Mass Book for next year will be available for the scheduling of Masses beginning on Monday, November 23rd, 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. The offering for Masses should be paid when scheduling them. Thank you for your consideration.

Great creator of God, giver of all good things,
we rejoice in Your abundant blessings.
For family and friends, for food and drink,
for health and home, and for all Your gifts,
we praise and thank You.
We ask Your blessing on those among us who are
hungry and thirsty, who are homeless and alone,
who need Your guiding hand
and depend on Your tender mercies.
May we share our many blessings with them for
they are our brothers and sisters,
Your beloved children.
Gracious God, giver of all that is good,
We gratefully raise our hearts and voices to You
on this Day of Thanksgiving and always. AMEN

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.

ADVENT GIVING TREE—This annual St. Bart’s tradition will begin on November 28th and 29th with the Advent Tree in our church vestibule decorated with “Giving Ornaments” which you are invited to take home and prayerfully fulfill. You are asked to bring your unwrapped gift to the church with the tag attached and place it in the special box next to the tree. Thank you to all who would like to participate. The miracle is that...the more we give, the more we will receive.

Wednesday Evening—December 2nd—7:00 pm
A Penance Service and individual confessions will be offered in our parish for parishioners and all who would like to attend to spiritually prepare for the Birth of our Lord.


November 22nd, 2015

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

Monday, November 23
7:30 am - Catherine & Andrew Francis, Sr. by family
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, November 24
7:30 am - Deceased of Luigi Tirocchi Family
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, November 25
7:30 am - Deceased of Pio A. Romano, Sr. Family
by Ron Romano
Thursday, November 26—Thanksgiving
No 7:30 am Mass
9:00 am - Thanksgiving Day Mass
Friday, November 27
7:30 am - Intentions of Priest Celebrant
Saturday, November 28
8:00 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
5:00 pm - Carmine & Angelina Mastrogiuseppe
by children & family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
November 29—First Sunday of Advent
8:00 am - Muriel Keegan by Ann Marie & family
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - David D’Errico by mother

Sanctuary Candle: Intentions of All Souls Envelopes
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by
Nimfa Devecchis by sister &
& family
Altar Bread & Wine: Intentions of All Souls Envelopes
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by
Nimfa Devecchis by sister &
& family

DIED IN CHRIST: Pablo Grulon


Please mark your calendar and attend!
November 26 —Thanksgiving Day Mass
November 29 —Advent Giving Tree begins
December 2 —Advent Penance Service
December 5 —Feast of Guadalupe
December 9 —Ladies Guild Christmas Party
December 11 —Divine Mercy Chaplet
December 12 & 13—CCD Students Holiday Bake Sale
December 18 —Christmas Concert by Choir
Tuesday, November 24
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, November 26—Thanksgiving Day
9:00 am - Thanksgiving Day Mass
No 7:30 am Mass
No RCIA Class
Friday, November 27
No Confirmation Class
Sunday, November 29
Second Collection: Extraordinary Parish

What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of November 7—8
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,750.00
Second Collection: Church Roof
Fund 1,650.00
Total Income: $6,400.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

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