St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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1st Sunday of Lent

February 14th, 2016

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THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY’S READINGS+
Food, fortune, fame—the temptations sound like categories from TV’s Jeopardy. “Feed yourself, you’re starving,” Satan said. After forty days of daytime heat and nighttime cold, Jesus could not have had much energy. But it wasn’t physical strength that was needed; it was strength, of the spirit. Jesus was not lacking that. The Spirit had come upon Him at His baptism, had driven Him into the wilderness, and did not abandon Him now. First temptation: Use your power to feed yourself. Jesus’ answer: God’s word is my food. There I find strength. Second temptation: Bend the knee to Me in exchange for all the kingdoms of the world. Jesus’ answer: Only God deserves worship; the only kingdom worth having is God’s. Third temptation: See if God is with you by throwing yourself off the temple. Jesus’ answer: You don’t test God; you trust God. As Israel was tested in the desert, tempted to turn from the God who delivered them from Egypt, so Jesus is tested. But Jesus, the new Israel, the beloved Son, trusts His Father. That Spirit who was with Jesus during His testing is with us today. Where do you place your trust?

WHAT WILL THIS LENT MEAN TO YOU?—Our spiritual journey for Lent is outlined for us in the Ash Wednesday Gospel: prayer—fasting—good works. Why not make the following a part of your journey:
Daily Mass—7:30 am
Tuesday Eucharistic Adoration—6:00 pm
Tuesday Novena & Benediction—7:00 pm
Friday Divine Mercy Chaplet—3:00 pm
Friday Way of the Cross & Benediction—7:00 pm
Saturday Confession—4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Let this Lent 2016 really make a difference in our lives as we “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.”

A PRAYER FOR LENT
“Merciful God, you invite us to repentance so that we can find the happiness we are seeking. Help us to trust more deeply in the Good News of Salvation so that we can turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. This Lent, as we pray more devoutly and listen to your Word more attentively, may our hearts be transformed by the saving love of the Cross. We ask these things as we ask all things, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. AMEN”

Jubilee Year of Mercy
December 2015—November 2016
2016 CATHOLIC CHARITY APPEAL
“Faith and Good Works”
Have you given prayerful consideration to your gift for the 2016 Catholic Charity Appeal? Won’t you help us by being the “Hands of Christ” in supporting the people and the work of the Diocese of Providence?
Many of you have responded to the Catholic Charity Appeal mailing from Bishop Tobin. On behalf of those served by the ministries and services funded by the Catholic Charity Appeal, we thank you for your gifts.
If you have not made a gift to this year’s Appeal, you will be able to do so through our in-pew solicitation which will take place on the weekends of February 20/21 and February 27/28. Our parish goal is to attain 100% participation—a goal that can only be reached with your sacrificial help and support. All gifts, regardless of size, help to make a difference in the lives of so many individuals.

St. Bartholomew Church
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Saturday, March 12, 2016—6:30 pm
St. Bartholomew Church Hall
DONATION: $20.00—Pot of Gold Raffle
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For Tickets Call: Dan Cullen—556-8559
Rectory —944-4466
Join us for an enjoyable evening!

+DATES TO REMEMBER+
February 20/21—Catholic Charity In-Pew Appeal
February 27-28—Catholic Charity In-Pew Appeal
March 8 —Lenten Penance Service
March 12 —St. Patrick Dinner
March 18 —Living Stations of the Cross
March 19/20 —Palm Sunday Bake Sale
March 24 —Holy Thursday Liturgy
March 25 —Good Friday Liturgy
March 26 —Holy Saturday
March 27 —Easter Sunday
April 2/3 —Flea Market
April 23 —Parish Reunion Dinner Dance
April 24 —Confirmation—Cathedral

WELCOME
It is a pleasure to worship with you today. If you have moved into the area, or have been away from the Church and want to return we invite you to become a member.

 

1st Sunday of Lent

February 14th, 2016

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MASSES FOR FEBRUARY 15—21
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, February 15
7:30 am - Intentions of Priest Celebrant
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, February 16
7:30 am - For All Souls In Purgatory
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, February 17
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
Thursday, February 18
7:30 am - Donald Baynes by wife Mary
Friday, February 19
7:30 am - Theresa LaFazia Almagno by
Fr. Almagno & family
7:00 pm - Stations of the Cross
Saturday, February 20
8:00 am - Etta Licciardi by husband & daughter
LORD’S DAY MASS
5:00 pm - Arthur Marcantonio by wife
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, February 21—Second Sunday of Lent
8:00 am - Collective Mass
Robert Cayer
Ernest Silva by mother
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Marie A. Carreau—Albert McKee—
and Florence Newton by Joe &
Jeannette Carreau

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15:
Sanctuary Candle: Arthur Marcantonio by wife
Altar Bread & Wine: Arthur Marcantonio by wife

DIED IN CHRIST: Concetta Tafuri

RESERVE THE DATE!—On Saturday Evening, April 23, 2016, we will celebrate our ANNUAL PARISH REUNION in the Bella Riviera Room of the West Valley Inn. West Warwick, RI. All parishioners and guests are invited to attend this enjoyable event with friends. Parishioners will soon be receiving Raffle Tickets; we encourage everyone to participate by purchasing and selling Sweepstakes Tickets, Ads for our Souvenir Ad Book, and Dinner Tickets. For further information, please contact the Parish Office, 944-4466. Thank you for your cooperation in making our parish event a success.

HOSPITAL & NURSING HOME VISITS—Please notify us of parishioners who may be in a nursing home or admitted to a hospital. Hospitals no longer notify parishes of sick parishioners in order to protect patient privacy. So, it is up to family members to notify the parish of parishioners who are in a nursing home or at a hospital. Also, let us know of any sick or homebound parishioners.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, February 16
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, February 17
6:00 pm - Living Stations Rehearsal, Church
Thursday, February 18
No RCIA Class
Friday, February 19
3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet, Church Chapel
6:00 pm - Confirmation Class, RH
No Confirmation Class
Saturday, February 20
CATHOLIC CHARITY IN-PEW APPEAL
No CCD Classes
9:30 am - Confirmation Class Parents Retreat
Sunday, February 21
CATHOLIC CHARITY IN-PEW APPEAL
Second Collection: Catholic Charity In-Pew Solicitation

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of January 30-31
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,717.00
Second Collection: Church in Latin
America 1,126.00
Total Income: $5,843.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

SPONSORS FOR OUR BULLETIN
Because our weekly parish bulletin can no longer be paid by ads on the back page, we are hoping to help defray this expense by asking parishioners to come forward each week with a donation of $50.00. Sponsoring the bulletin can be written in three ways: (1) This week’s bulletin is sponsored by (name of sponsor) or (2) This week’s bulletin is sponsored in memory of (a deceased loved one) or (3) This week’s bulletin is sponsored in memory of a deceased loved one) by (name of sponsor or sponsors). Call the parish office of you wish to help.

This week’s parish bulletin
is Sponsored In Memory of
ARTHUR MARCANTONIO

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