St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 24th, 2014

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+THOUGHTS ON SUNDAY’S READINGS+
Certain questions are life-changers. “Do you take this person to be your husband/wife?” comes to mind. Jesus’ query to His disciples is another such question: “Who do you say that I am?” It invites a commitment. Simon Peter’s question: “Who do you say that I am?” It invites a commitment. Simon Peter’s answer was correct, though his understanding was limited. Next week we are made aware how limited it was. Today we can appreciate its truthfulness. “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” Simon says. And Jesus responds immediately, “Blessed are you….For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My heavenly Father.” We can hear Jesus asking each of us this day, ”Who do you say that I am?” In other words, “Do you believe that I am the Son of God, your Savior, the One who came to bring you fullness of life?” To be able to say, “Yes I do believe!” is a gift from our heavenly Father. To be able to live out this faith by following the example and teaching of Jesus is to be truly blessed. Do you recognize that your faith is a gift? How do you thank God for it?

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
+THE RCIA PROCESS+
What is the RCIA Process:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is not new. It dates back to the early days of Christianity in the life of the Church. It is a process of education and formation in the way of the Catholic Faith.
Who is the RCIA Process for?
Those persons who are un-churched or un-baptized, single or married, adults (over 18 years of age), who wish to become part of the Roman Catholic Church.
Baptized, non-Catholics who have shown an interest in becoming a Roman Catholic.
Un-churched Catholics baptized but never raised in a Catholic way of life so they have never received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion or Confirmation.
Those adults who have not practiced their faith for years and would like to begin again by being updated in the ways of the Church.
If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith and the RCIA process. Please call the Parish Office: 944-4466.
2014 CATHOLIC CHARITY FUND APPEAL
Our parish received a letter of sincere gratitude for our dedication and hard work in exceeding our parish goal and, as a parish community, raising a total of $34,778.00 to help the numerous ministries and programs available in the Diocese of Providence to provide assistance to all those who need our help. Thank you and may God bless our parish community!

PROPER REVERENCE AT THE TIME OF COMMUNION—When receiving Holy Communion, all communicants are asked to make a head bow as a sign of reverence just before receiving the Body of Christ. This simple bow and not a genuflection is the proper gesture.

GODPARENTS AND SPONSORS
The selection of Godparents and Sponsors for the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation should be done with careful thought and consideration. The Church’s law for these Sacraments requires that a sponsor be:
A Baptized and Confirmed Catholic.
If married, properly so, in the Catholic Church.
A practicing Catholic, which means registered as a member of a parish and regular attendance of Sunday Mass. The priest of the parish where the sponsor is registered, is bound by Canon Law to obey these requirements. Sponsor certificates are required to be godparents or sponsors.
Do not hesitate to consult the parish priest for any questions regarding these requirements.

REFLECTION
What a promise! To see heaven and earth connected; to see the great divide between God and creation crossed is the promise given to Nathanael, also known as Bartholomew. This promise is also given to us. Our life in Christ is the fulfillment of that promise. At every Eucharist we participate in the Father’s heavenly banquet; in every loving act of service we are one with Christ Jesus; and in every moment we spend in prayer the Holy Spirit is at work within us. How joyous to share in the promises made to the apostles!

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 24th, 2014

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MASSES FOR AUGUST 25—31
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, August 25
7:30 am - For Intentions of Feast Flower Donors
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, August 26
7:30 am - Angie Nascenzi by husband
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, August 27—St. Monica
7:30 am - Dario Rauzi
Thursday, August 28
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
Friday, August 29
7:30 am - Matthew Cardillo by Fr. Joe Pranzo
Saturday, August 30
8:00 am - Ugo Benvenuto by Fr. Joe Pranzo
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Concetta Pazienza by daughter Joan
DiRuzzo & Family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
August 31—22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Nicholas Bertone by Domenic
Nascenzi
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Joseph Ardente by family
Ines & Michele Capuano by daughters
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by daughters
Vincent Lupino
Kathleen Robbins by Richard &
Susan
Emanuela & Bambino Ventresca
by Peter & Lillian

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 25:
Sanctuary Candle: Concetta Pazienza by daughter
Joan DiRuzzo & family
Anna DiStefano by family
Joseph Ardente by family
Altar Bread & Wine: Concetta Pazienza by daughter
Joan DiRuzzo & family
Anna DiStefano by family
Joseph Ardente by family

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Leona Parada

“Upon this rock I will build by church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” Let your Sacrament of Marriage or Holy Orders be the rock for your vocation. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are September 19-21, 2014 and October 24-26, 2014 For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, August 26
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, August 28
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, August 30
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, August 31
No Second Collection
No Second 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 August 9—10
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $2,818.00
Second Collection: 1,400.00
Total Income: $4,218.00
($5,000.00 needed for weekly parish expenses)

+BANNS OF MARRIAGE+
Ramferi Castro and Lucila Analco Alvarez

+EUCHARISTIC ADORATION+
“Realize that you may gain more in a quarter of an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament than in all other spiritual practices of the day.” St. Alphonsus Liquori
All are invited to join us for Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm concluding with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

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EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, August 30
5:00 pm Marguerite Lucier
Sunday, August 31
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Anne Marie Parrillo
LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 30
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, August 31
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

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