St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 31st, 2014

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+THOUGHTS ON SUNDAY’S READINGS+
When Peter answered Jesus’ question with, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” his understanding of what this meant was limited. Like most of the people of his day, Peter was expecting a Messiah (or “Anointed One”) who would be a military leader sent to restore God’s people to the glory they had when David was king. So when Jesus starts talking about having to suffer greatly and be killed, Peter takes Jesus aside and rebukes Him. Jesus explodes. Peter last week called a rock, has become an obstacle to the Father’s plan, no longer thinking like God but only as humans do. For this reason, Jesus says to him, “Get behind Me, Satan!” That is, “Peter, you stumbling block, don’t block Me. Follow Me.” To walk with Jesus means to follow Him along the way, taking up the cross, losing one's life for His sake. Those who follow will be willing to “offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God,” making them their “spiritual worship.” This is the sacrificial life that comes from working for justice, caring for the poor and vulnerable, forgiving enemies. Do you choose to follow Him?

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.
Classes begin with a special inquiry evening and registration on Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. RCIA is an ongoing process of individual faith development. For more information, call the Parish Office: 944-4466.
CCD RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
(GRADES 1-7)
Registration will be held on Saturday, October 4th and Saturday, October 11th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Rectory Meeting Room. A fee of $40.00 per child is due at this time. A copy of the child’s Baptism Certificate MUST be given in order to register for CCD Classes, unless the child was baptized in this parish. Since First Communion is a two-year program, all students must have successfully completed the first year of CCD Classes before entering the First Communion Class. For further information, please call the Parish Office: 944-4466.

FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES—Our Parish First Holy Communion Program is a two-year program. All students must have completed first year CCD classes. Now is the time to register children!

+PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY+
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, September 6th 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 monetary 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!

“Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God.” Don’t let the world’s way tear your marriage apart. Plan to enrich your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on September 19-21, 2014 and October 24-26, 2014. For more information, call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org.

+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 Liguori
All are invited to join us for Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm concluding with Novena and Bet Blessed Sacrament.

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 24th, 2014

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MASSES FOR SEPTEMBER 1—7
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, September 1—Labor Day
7:30 am - Intentions of Priest Celebrant
No 7:00 pm Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, September 2
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, September 3
7:30 am - Bruno Gallo by family
Thursday, September 4
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
Friday, September 5
7:30 am - Memorial Fund & Pro-Life
Saturday, September 6
8:00 am - In Honor of St. Maria Goretti
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Carmine Mastrogiuseppe by wife
Angelina, children & family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
September 7—23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Stephen Sperduti by Mom
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Maria, Santo & Vincent Morabito &
Josephine DiMaria by Virginia

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1:
Sanctuary Candle: For Intentions of Lee Buco
IMO Richard Denningham, Sr.
by Bob & Marie
Altar Bread & Wine: IMO Richard Denningham, Sr.
by Bob & Marie

DIED IN CHRIST: Anne Grosso
Louise LaFazia

The Saint Rocco Church Women’s Guild is sponsoring a ”FLEA MARKET/CRAFT SHOW” on Saturday, September 20th (rain date September 27th) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Convent Parking Lot. Reserve your space now for $25.00. There will we refreshments and baked goods for sale. For further information, please contact Cindy at 467-2928 or csoccio@ cox.net.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS IN SEPTEMBER
(Thank you for your generosity!)
September 7 —Church Repairs Fund
September 14—No Second Collection
September 21—Priests’ Retirement
September 28—Extraordinary Expenses
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday, September 1
Labor Day—Parish Office Closed
Tuesday, September 2
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, September 4
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, September 6
2:00 pm - Prayer Shawl Meeting, RH
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, September 7
Second Collection: Church Repairs Fund
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 15—16—17
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $2,710.00
Second Collection: 1,009.00
Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary 609.00
Total Income: $4,328.00
($5,000.00 needed for weekly parish expenses)

+BANNS OF MARRIAGE+
Ramferi Castro and Lucila Analco Alvarez

REFLECTION
Jesus is not one to soften His message. This is especially true as He speaks of the cost of discipleship. There are no halfway measures; following Jesus is an all-consuming vocation. Jesus warns against half hearted disciples; their lives give one message and their words give another. We are invited to be aware of the cost of discipleship, the cross, and become true disciples of Christ.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, September 6
5:00 pm Doug Weinzierl
Sunday, September 7
8:00 am Domenic Nascenzi
11:30 am Rosalie D’Agostino

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 6
5:00 pm Sandra Weinzierl
Sunday, September 7
8:00 am Judy Turini
11:30 am Peter Marinucci

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