St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 27th, 2014

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY’S READINGS+
Today Jesus concludes His discourse featuring parables about the kingdom of heaven. He encourages us to take initiative in seeking this kingdom, God’s presence in our lives. Perhaps you have already discovered it, as one discovers a buried treasure. You’re going along as usual, when suddenly you realize that God is near and you hadn’t noticed it. Or, coming to realize that knowing and living in friendship with Jesus is worth more than life itself, you seek out this source of life, this pearl of great price. Or maybe you have discovered that the presence of God can be found in the midst of life’s messiness, like good fish among the bad, and that eventually things will get sorted out, but not yet. We can join Solomon and ask for an understanding heart to judge what belongs to the kingdom of heaven and what does not. God has called us to be children of the kingdom and invites us to live in right relationship with God and each other. This promise gives us hope that one day we will experience the glory of God and dwell there forever. What gift do you ask of God today? Ask in the name of Jesus.
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:
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Almagno
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Denningham, Jr.
Raymond Funaro
Marie Cicione—Marion DePalma—Virginia Rand
Scalabrini Fathers of Rhode Island
Scalabrini Dukcevich Center
Parish Holy Name Society
Nancy McCallister
Anthony Sauro

PURCHASE A TICKET or SHARE A TICKET!
Available at the Parish Office

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
25th—40th—50th
and over 50 years of Marriage
The Office of Marriage Preparation & Enrichment is sponsoring the seventh annual Wedding Anniversary Celebration honoring couples of the Diocese of Providence, whose marriage is recognized by the Church, celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th and over wedding anniversaries in 2014. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration will be celebrated on Sunday, September 21st at 1:00 pm at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in Providence. The celebration will include Mass, renewal of marriage vows, and a personalized certificate. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the Main Celebrant and Homilist. Following the Mass, a reception will be hosted for the couples and their families. Couples who would like to attend can register for this special event through their Parish Office, 944-4466, before August 22nd.
OPENING FEAST PRAYER SERVICE—In spiritual preparation for our Feast & Festival, a special PRAYER SERVICE will be held on Thursday, August 7th at 7:00 pm in our church. Refreshments will be served following our Prayer Service. Please plan to come and join us in prayer as part of our Parish family of St. Bartholomew!

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!

FEAST CASH RAFFLE TICKETS—We thank all those who have already made returns on the three raffle books they recently received in the mail. We trust all parishioners will do their “fair share” by purchasing or selling them to family and friends.

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

COLLECTION FOR OUR HOLY FATHER—Next Weekend (August 2nd & 3rd), our parish will take up the Second Collection known as Peter’s Pence Collection, which allows the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to cast the light of Christ upon the world by providing emergency assistance to those who need it most around the globe. Please pray for our Holy Father and be generous in the Second Collection next weekend. Thank you.

THE PIARIST FATHERS—A sincere THANK YOU from Fr. David Powers and the Piarist Fathers Missionaries to all who contributed to the Second Collection on July 12th and 13th through the Propagation of the Faith. Our total donation of $1,924.00 greatly helps to make their missionary work of education and spiritual guidance possible in many poor areas. May God bless you for your generosity.

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 27th, 2014

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MASSES FOR JULY 28—AUGUST 3
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, July 28
7:30 am - Frank Varrica by wife & son
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, July 29
7:30 am - Ciro & Caroline Matarese by grandson Vinny
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, July 30
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
Thursday, July 31
7:30 am - Memorial Fund & Pro-Life
Friday, August 1
7:30 am - Salvatore Boccieri by Nick & Lucy Boccieri
Saturday, August 2
8:00 am - Daniel Messa by Sr. Rose Alfieri
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - David D’Errico by mother
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
August 3--Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Domenico DeFeo & Susan DeFeo
Grace by family
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Emanuela & Bambino Ventresca
by family

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF JULY 28:
Sanctuary Candle: Deceased Members of
St. Bartholomew Parish
Altar Bread & Wine: Deceased Members of
St. Bartholomew Parish

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.

2014 CATHOLIC CHARITY FUND APPEAL—A sincere THANK YOU to all who contributed to Catholic Charity. Your generous gifts and pledges raised a total of $32,452.65: 93.48% of our Parish Goal of $34,718.00. Your contributions will go a long way in assisting the needy of our Diocese.

Be kindhearted to the poor, the unfortunate and the afflicted. Give them as much help and consolation as you can. Thank God for all the benefits he has bestowed upon you, that you may be worthy to receive greater.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday, July 28
Early Discount Feast Food Tickets Available At
The Rectory Office This Week
Tuesday, July 29
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, July 31
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, August 2
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, August 3
Second Collection: Peter’s Pence Collection


+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 12—13
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,122.00
Second Collection: 1,924.00
Total Income: $5,046.00
($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, August 2
5:00 pm Anne Marie Parrillo
Sunday, August 3
8:00 am Virginia Rand
11:30 am Rosalie D’Agostino

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 2
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, August 3
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

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