St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 20th, 2014

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY’S READINGS+
We live in a world of opposites. We know what it means to speak and to hear truth or lies, to do good or evil, to behold beauty or ugliness. We can find these opposites in the world around us and within us. They are the fruit of our freedom. Jesus’ parables today all have to do with growth—of both wheat and weeds, of the mustard seed, and of dough that has been leavened. It is not difficult to apply the lesson learned from prematurely pulling up weeds and destroying the wheat. Jesus then reminds us that we can miss the Father’s active presence in the world, since it often begins as small as a mustard seed and as negligible as a pinch of leaven. But watch out, growth and expansion are on the way. Meanwhile, the challenge is to be as patient with others as God is and to persist in purifying our own hearts. What weeds are growing in your heart? Ask God to protect and increase the growth of the wheat.

SPECIAL RAFFLE FEAST BOOSTER DONORS
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW ANNUAL FEAST
DRAWING: SUNDAY, August 10th
GRAND PRIZE:
10% of Total Donor Contributions
Donations: $100.00
Our thanks to these Donors:
Dorothy Bianchi
Antonio Calicchia
Carl Calicchia
Michael Calise
Margaret Canzonieri & Sons
Edward J. DiMartino, Jr.
IMO Grace Celani & Charles C. Dutson
Milton J. Fera, Jr.
Lucille Forte
IMO Milton Kee
Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Mancini
John and Marisa
IMO Arthur Marcantonio
Vincent Matarese
Nardolillo Funeral Home
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Pizzi
Gloria Saritelli & Family
PURCHASE A TICKET or SHARE A TICKET!
Available at the Parish Office

The fact that God became man is a wondrous and miraculous mystery. Our God always works through His creation to reach out to us, to speak to us, to teach us, to love us. The Holy Spirit is at work through all of nature. We only need to activate our senses in faith to see our God who wants to love us and for us to love in return.
FEAST OF ST. JOACHIM & ST. ANNE—July 26th is the feast of these two great saints. Ancient tradition dating back to the second century, gives us the names of Anne and Joachim as parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although we do not know very much about their lives, we would speculate that the parents of Mary must surely have provided a wonderful spiritual home environment for her who was to be the Mother of God. Through their intercession, we ask God to bless our parents and grandparents. Mass will be offered in honor of St. Joachim and St. Anne on Saturday, July 26th at 8:00 am.

+ANNUAL PARISH FEAST & FESTIVAL+
Yes, our annual Feast in honor of St. Bartholomew is just three weeks away and will run from Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th on our parish grounds. All parishioners can certainly add to the financial success of our Feast by purchasing or even selling the three books of tickets for our raffle. You can also help by purchasing as an individual, or family, our $100.00 Booster ticket, or even contribute to the “Feast Flour and Food Fund.” Every little bit helps! Thank You!

FEAST MASS AND RELIGIOUS PROCESSION—The culmination of our festival is the beautiful Feast Mass and Procession to be held on Sunday, August 10th at 10:30 am (combining the 9:30 am and 11:30 am Masses). Plan to join us at this Mass in honor of our Patron.

FEAST FOOD TICKETS—A $10.00 sheet of Food Tickets to be used at our Parish Feast & Festival can be purchased by cash, check, or credit at a special early-bird price of only $8.00 if purchased at the Rectory Office before August 1st. Be sure to enjoy the variety of delicious food and pastries prepared for our Feast!

St. Bartholomew Church
PARISH FEAST & FESTIVAL
August 8, 9, 10, 2014
***GRAND RAFFLE***
$1,500.00—1st Prize
$500.00—2nd Prize $300.00—3rd Prize
Donation for tickets: $2.00 each or 7 for $10.00

“AND THE BAND PLAYED ON”—and it will again this year for the beautiful and memorable RELIGIOUS PROCESSION in honor of our Patron, St. Bartholomew, on Sunday, August 10th following the 10:30 am Feast Mass. We are continuing a favorite tradition with the “RHODE ISLAND VETERANS BAND” proudly playing as parishioners and friends solemnly process to the site of our former church. Please be generous in the Second Collection on July 26th and 27th, to help defray the cost of musicians. Your support in this Special Collection will be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 20th, 2014

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MASSES FOR JULY 21—27
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, July 21
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, July 22
7:30 am - In Honor of St. Mary Magdalene
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, July 23
7:30 am - Dolores Igliozzi by family
Thursday, July 24
7:30 am - Deceased of Anthony DiPetrillo Family
Friday, July 25
7:30 am - Luigi Cuoco by Nick & Lucy Boccieri
Saturday, July 26
8:00 am - In Honor of St. Joachim & St. Anne
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Ralph Totolo by family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
July 27—Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Bernardina D’Ercole DeAngelis by children
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Ines & Michele Capuano by daughters
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by daughters
Vincent & Emilia DeVincenzis by children
Giuseppe Ricciardi by Marie Leamy & Jennie Piccirillo
Augusto & Giovannina Lupoli by children
Francesco & Carmine Nocera by children
Frank Spadarella by mother
Anna & Peter Sperduti

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF JULY 21:
Sanctuary Candle: Intentions of Lee Buco & family
Intentions of Palmina & Joseph
DeBiasio

Altar Bread & Wine: Intentions of Lee Buco & family
Intentions of Palmina & Joseph
DeBiasio

FEAST PASTRY BOOTH—-ATTENTION BAKERS!
Donations of delicious homemade pastry goods to be sold in the Pastry Booth of our Feast can be dropped off at the Rectory Office beginning on Wednesday, August 6th. Thank you for your cooperation.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday, July 21
Early Discount Feast Food Tickets Available At
The Rectory Office This Week
Tuesday, July 22
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, July 24
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, July 26
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, July 27
Second Collection: Feast Altar Flowers &
Procession Band

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
“Everyone must give according to what he has inwardly decided—not sadly, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor 9:7)
Weekend of July 5—6
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $2,717.00
Second Collection: 933.00
Total Income: $3,650.00
($5,000.00 needed for weekly parish expenses)

FEAST FOOD AND FLOUR FUND—Again this year we are appealing for monetary donations—due to the rising cost of food items—to help keep our Feast food prices as low as possible. Your donations will greatly help us to purchase: Flour—50 pd. bag—$22.00, Oil—35 pd. container—$23.00, Sausage—$18.00 per cs., Peppers—$20.00 per cs., French Fries—$18.00 per cs., Hamburgers—$35.00 per 10 pd. box, etc….items which are needed for the delicious food prepared each night of our Feast. This additional help will enable us to keep our food prices reasonable in these difficult financial times. Please put your envelope in the collection basket at Mass or bring it to the Parish Office. Thank you for your support!

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, July 26
5:00 pm Sandra Weinzierl
Sunday, July 27
8:00 am Domenic Nascenzi
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, July 26
5:00 pm Doug Weinzierl
Sunday, July 27
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Peter Marinucci

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