St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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PASSION (Palm) SUNDAY
April 14th, 2014
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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY’S READINGS+
We move from palm waving and crying “Hosanna!” to Christ our risen Lord to the saving story of His passion and death on the cross, from a journey of joy to a winding walk of suffering, leading from the upper room of the Last Supper to the garden of Gethsemane to the house of Caiaphas, then to Pilate’s house and courtyard, and finally, the climb to the hill of Calvary. We remember that Jesus was spat on, struck, stripped, scourged, and crowned with thorns. He was denounced, mocked, and ridiculed. What was it like for Him to go from hearing “Hosanna!” to “Crucify Him!” within a few days? At this journey’s end, though, there was one final cry from a small group, a Roman centurion and the men who were with him keeping watch over Jesus. We are told they “feared greatly when they saw the earthquake, and all that was happening, and they said, ‘Truly, this was the Son of God!’” As Lent comes to a close, what was your journey like over the last forty days? Have you drawn closer to Jesus? Have you allowed Him to come closer to you?

+HOLY WEEK+
Please accept the invitation to share the coming HOLY WEEK with us, your parish family, as we relive the sacred mysteries and holy events of our salvation accomplished by Jesus during His final days on earth. Make the week different from other weeks of the year. Join with us as we recall our Christian roots by proclaiming the MYSTERIES OF OUR FAITH; CHRIST HAS DIED! CHRIST HAS RISEN! CHRIST WILL COME AGAIN! Make this truly be a HOLY WEEK for all!

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION—TODAY—With blessed palms in our hands, let us proudly proclaim our loyalty to Jesus Christ our King! To be loyal to Jesus Christ implies faithfulness to his commandments, to love of God and neighbor. The blessing of palms will take place at all weekend Masses as we remember the historic entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and as we begin Holy Week. Second Collection for the Catholic Relief Services.

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 17th—We begin the three days (Triduum) which are the center of our Church Year. On this day Jesus instituted the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and the Priesthood at the Last Supper, which was the FIRST MASS. The evening Mass will be 7:00 pm with the ceremonial washing of the feet of 12 men representing the 12 Apostles and the procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Repository. Adoration at the Repository (Side Chapel) will continue. There is no morning Mass. Confessions will be heard from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 18th—On this day we commemorate the death of Jesus on the Cross. Our Good Friday Communion Service will be 7:00 pm. At 3:00 pm we will have the Stations of the Cross. Today’s collection is for the Holy Land Shrine. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Confessions from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. There is a Spanish Service at 4:00 pm.

HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 19th—Solemn Easter Vigil Service begins at 7:30 pm, this is the only Mass today. This Service consists of the Service of Light, the Liturgy of the Word, the Blessing of the new water with the renewal of our baptismal promises and the Easter Solemn Mass. Confessions from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
+2014 CATHOLIC CHARITY APPEAL+
FAITH AND GOOD WORKS
“Faith is not something we possess, but something we share”—Pope Francis
A sincere THANK YOU to all who have already contributed to the CATHOLIC CHARITY APPEAL in our parish, and thank you to all those who will benefit from your generosity. If you have not yet contributed, please do so now. Your gift or pledge is greatly needed to reach our parish goal of $34,718.00, and appreciated. Catholic Charity envelopes can be found in the church and put in the collection basket or returned to the Parish Office.

REMINDER—IT’S NOT TOO LATE to return your CHATHOLIC CHARITY APPEAL envelope with your pledge or gift. If you have already made a gift or pledge this year, thank you for sharing all the gifts given to you.

LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS+
See the 14 Stations come alive!

Good Friday, April 18th—2:00 pm (Spanish)
Beginning at the old church site,
to our present church.
“Can you not watch one hour with me?”

St. Bartholomew Church
Annual Parish Reunion
Dinner Dance
Saturday, May 17th, 2014—7:00 pm
West Valley Inn
4 Blossom Street, West Warwick, RI
Music by “The Ambrosiani Band”
$40.00 per person

St. Bartholomew Church
ANNUAL PARISH REUNION
+$5,000 Sweepstakes+
Donation $100.00 per ticket
Drawing: Evening of Parish Reunion
Purchase or Share a Ticket!

SILENT AUCTION AT ANNUAL PARISH REUNION—During entertainment breaks at our Parish Reunion Dinner Dance, you will have an opportunity to bid on some great items. PLAN TO ATTEND! Share your time, talent, and treasure by contributing items for baskets such as gift certificates to a restaurant, store, or event, liquor, heirlooms, or an item that is uniquely yours. Please bring gifts to the Parish Office. JOIN PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS AT THIS ENJOYABLE GET-TOGETHER!

PASSION (Palm) SUNDAY
April 14th, 2014
Page 2.

MASSES FOR APRIL 14—20
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, April 14
7:30 am - Mary Tattoli
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, April 15
7:30 am - Stephen Sperduti by Mom
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, April 16
7:30 am - Angelo & Florence Lisi by Cynde & Jose
Holy Thursday, April 17—No 7:30 am Mass
7:00 pm - Mass of the Last Supper—Adoration at the
Repository—Holy Thursday Collection
Good Friday, April 18—No 7:30 am Mass
3:00 pm - Way of the Cross in Church (English)
4:00 pm - Good Friday Services—Spanish
7:00 pm - Good Friday Services—English
Holy Land Collection
Holy Saturday, April 19—No 8:00 am Mass
7:30 pm - Easter Vigil Services & Mass
LORD’S DAY MASSES
April 20 - Easter Sunday
8:00 am - Easter Flower Donors
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Ines & Michele Capuano by daughters
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by daughters
Antonio & Anna Fantini by family
Mary Tattoli

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF APRIL 14:
Sanctuary Candle: Frank & Marion Cuiccio by
daughters
Altar Bread & Wine: Frank & Marion Cuiccio by
Daughters

DIED IN CHRIST: Rose Romano—Mary Colardo
Louisa Tirocchi

WITH THANKS & GRATITUDE!!!—to our Parish Holy Name Society for a very successful St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. Thank you to ALL who attended this enjoyable night with good friends and good food. A profit of $2,722.00 was raised for our parish! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this annual event!

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION—on Good Friday, April 18th, our parish will take up the annual Good Friday collection for the Holy Land. Your financial contribution helps to support the struggling Christian community and to protect Christianity’s holiest places. Please be generous. Thank you!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, April 15
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Holy Thursday, April 17
6:00-6:30 pm - Confessions
Good Friday, April 18
3:00 pm - Way of the Cross in Church (English)
6:00-6:30 pm - Confessions
Holy Saturday, April 19
No CCD Classes
4:00-5:00 pm - Confessions
Easter Sunday, April 20
No Confirmation Classes
Second Collection: Special Easter 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 March 29—30
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $2,958.00
No Second Collection: - - - - - - -
Total Income: $2,958.00
($5,000.00 needed for weekly parish expenses)

THE CHRISM MASS—will be held at the Cathedral on Monday, April 14th at 5:00 pm. Bishop Tobin extends an invitation to all parishioners to attend as the Oil of Chrism is consecrated, and the Oils of Catechumens and the Sick are blessed, and the Priests of the Diocese recommit themselves to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ!

Enclosed is my offering for an Easter Plant for the Easter Altar Decorations. A Mass will be celebrated for all donors and deceased loved ones at 8:00 am on Easter Sunday morning. Thank you.
IN MEMORY OF _____________________________
or
GIFT OF ___________________________________

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, April 19
7:30 pm Easter Vigil Services
Easter Sunday, April 20
8:00 am Domenic Nascenzi
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 19
7:30 pm Easter Vigil Services
Easter Sunday, April 20
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Peter Marinucci

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