St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Month of the Most Holy Rosary

October 26th, 2014

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At a time of much discussion about the reform of immigration laws, the reading from Exodus calling Israel to treat foreigners kindly, remembering they were once aliens in the Land of Egypt, challenges us today. God continues to hear the cry of those who have come to a land not their own. And in our time, when a few amass great wealth at the expense of the most vulnerable, we overhear God’s word calling Israel to be compassionate, as God has been to them. Paul too holds up generosity, praising the Thessalonians who “became a model for all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.” The Thessalonians gave witness to the gospel by their charitable lifestyle, even in a time of suffering. Jesus stands between Moses and Paul, holding out to us the two great commandments: love God and love your neighbor as yourself. It has been said that the art of giving and receiving love is at the heart of growing old gracefully. One can begin to do this early on, placing this fine art at the heart of growing up and maturing into a true human being. Who needs your love most at this time?

ALL SAINTS DAY--SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st This annual celebration in the Church reminds us that we are all called to be saints. On this day we honor not only the canonized saints, but also those who have gone before us and are now in Heaven. This Feast demonstrates the great respect we render to holy men and holy women of the past. Honoring the saints reminds us of our own goal of attaining Heaven as a reward for living out the Gospel of Jesus in our lives. This year, being on a Saturday, All Saints Day is not a Holyday of Obligation. A Mass will be offered on Saturday morning, November 1st at 8:00 am in honor of All Saints.

ALL SOULS DAY, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd—On All Souls Day we pray for our deceased loved ones, for those who one day will be saints but may presently be in purgatory until they are purified of all sin. The Bible reminds us: “It is a good and holy thought to pray for the dead, that they may be freed from their sins.” St. Ambrose further tells us: ”We have loved them during life, let us not abandon them until we have conducted them by our prayers into the House of the Lord.” Masses next weekend will be offered for All Souls.

MASS FOR DECEASED PARISHIONERS—We will honor the memory of the deceased who were buried from St. Bartholomew Parish this past year, October 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014, at a special Mass to be offered on Friday Evening, November 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This is our way, as a parish community, of supporting families during this difficult time and of prayerfully remembering our dear deceased parishioners.

Saturday Evening, November 1st
The parish St. Bartholomew Guild is again sponsoring our annual Parish Bazaar on Saturday, November 8th (9:00 am to 7:30 pm) and on Sunday, November 9th (9:00 am to 2:00 pm). There will be Holiday Crafts and Gifts, a Jewelry Boutique, Baked Goods Table, Flea Market, and Special Raffle. A variety of food and drinks will be available. Donations of items for the various booths, flea market and homemade baked goods table would be greatly appreciated. Call the rectory for further information (944-4466).

Saturday, November 8th-9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 9th -9:00 am to 2:00 pm
—Church Hall—

ANNUAL TURKEY TROT—will be held in our Parish Hall on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will also be served. We are presently in need of donations of canned goods, non perishable foods, boxed foods, paper goods, as well as gifts and gift baskets for our various raffles. Donations may be dropped off at the weekend Masses or at the rectory office. Thank you!

“FESTIVAL OF CULTURES” 2014—A sincere THANK YOU to Father Jesus and the Hispanic Community of our parish for the beautiful presentation of delicious food and entertainment from various cultures held in our Church Hall on October 11th. Their generous donation of $3,274.00 is greatly appreciated. Thank you for an enjoyable and successful evening!

Parishioners, relatives and friends who are 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 members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry will get together on Saturday, November 2nd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. Everyone is invited to participate in many ways: by attending the monthly meeting, by giving yarn or cash donations, or if you would like to make a Prayer Shawl, please call Rosalie at 274-7806 or 374-2749. Thank you to all who are contributing to this beautiful Ministry!

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.


30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Month of the Most Holy Rosary

October 26th, 2014

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, October 27
7:30 am - Ugo Celseti by wife Anna
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, October 28
7:30 am - Rose D’Arezzo by daughters
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, October 29
7:30 am - Rose & Sabato Alfieri & Mary Anton
by Sr. Rose
Thursday, October 30
7:30 am - For A Special Intention
Friday, October 31
7:30 am - Fr. Amalio Greco by Fr. Almagno
Saturday, November 1—ALL SAINTS
8:00 am - In Honor of All Saints
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Peter & Peggy D’Andrea by daughters
& grandchildren
Rose Moretti by husband
Setimio & Ottavia Saltafossi by
granddaughter Sandra
Arthur & Jeanne Weinzierl by Doug
& Sandra
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, November 2—ALL SOULS
8:00 am - Collective Mass
Ernest R. Silva by wife & children
Ernest Silva by mother & family
Deceased of Anthony DiPetrillo Family
Deceased of Luigi Tirocchi Family
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Robert Conte by family
Silvestro & Mariangela Conte by family
Laura Marzilli by Enza
Vincenzo & Antonette Parente by family
Parti & Josephine Ruggieri by family
Judith Shaw by Enza & family
Steven Michael Shaw by Enza & family
Stanley & Blanche Slinko by family
Dennis Souza by wife
Joseph & Vincenza Tartaglia by family
Michele Corbeil-Sperduti by Diane,
Joseph, Molly & Maggie

Sanctuary Candle: Peter & Peggy D’Andrea by
daughters & grandchildren
Altar Bread & Wine: Peter & Peggy D’Andrea by
daughters & grandchildren

DIED IN CHRIST: John Napolillo, Jr.
Tuesday, October 28
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, October 30
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
6:00 pm - Confirmation I Class, RH
6:30 pm - RCIA Class
Saturday, November 1
10:00 am - CCD Class Grades 1-8
2:00 pm - Prayer Shawl Meeting, RH
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, November 2
10:00 am - Confirmation II Class, RH
Second Collection: Debt Reduction

What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice (logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of October 11—12
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,124.00
Second Collection: 1,387.00
Total Income: $5,511.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our Increase Giving Campaign possible.

Thank You for Your Generosity!
November 2 —Debt Reduction
November 9 —Church Repairs Fund
November 23—Campaign Human Development
November 27—Thanksgiving
November 30—Extraordinary Expenses

NEEDED FOR OUR PARISH BAZAAR—to be held on Saturday, November 8th & Sunday, November 9th, Religious articles, jewelry, homemade baked goods, knitted or gift items for the various booths would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Saturday, November 1
5:00 pm Anne Marie Parrillo
Sunday, November 2
8:00 am Virginia Rand
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

Saturday, November 1
5:00 pm Judy Turini
Sunday, November 2
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Peter Marinucci

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