St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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7th Sunday of Easter
May 17th, 2015

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We return once more to the Last Supper to overhear Jesus praying to the Father. This longest prayer in the New Testament gives us a sense of Jesus’ great love for His disciples, then and now. First, Jesus asks the Father’s protection for them: “Holy Father keep them in your name….I protected them in your name that you gave me” (John 17:11, 12). He asks the Father to keep them united, “that they may be one as we are one” (17:11). Then He asks that they may share His joy completely, the joy that comes from the intimacy Jesus shares with the Father and that He wishes for us. Recognizing that His disciples will be hated, He again asks for protection from the evil one at work in the world. Finally, He asks that His followers be consecrated in the truth, the truth of what God is, who Jesus is. This prayer Jesus continues to pray for us, for our protection from those who hate us and subject us to violence because of our dedication and fidelity to God. So do not be afraid; we have a powerful intercessor praying for us. What do you want Jesus to ask the Father to give you?

Each year, the Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians) who founded our parish of St. Bartholomew in the year 1907, celebrate the day in which their beloved Founder, Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini, was called by God into eternity on June 1, 1905. The Scalabrinians of St. Bartholomew Parish join all of the priests, brothers, sisters, and men and women of the lay movement serving the migrants and refugees throughout the world in honoring their Founder. Your sign of appreciation for the presence of the Scalabrinians in our parish can be shown in a tangible way in the Second Collection on May 31. Also, your continued prayers are needed for more vocations to the Scalabrinians.
In Rhode Island, Scalabrinians also staff Scalabrini Villa Nursing Home and Blessed Scalabrini Residence in North Kingstown. Today, his spiritual sons and daughters—Scalabrinian priests, sisters, brothers and lay missionaries—carry on the legacy by offering spiritual assistance to the new migrants in our midst!

A special tri-lingual Mass in honor of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini will be celebrated by Rev. Peter P. Polo, C.S. on SATURDAY, JUNE 6 at 5:00 pm in our church. Following the Mass, the Scalabrini Lay Movement of Rhode Island will host a PASTA & MEATBALL DINNER in our Church Hall. Ticket donation is $20.00 for adults—$12.00 for children 10 years of age and under. Dinner tickets are available at the Rectory Office, 944-4466, or at the Scalabrini Dukcevish Center, 632-4770. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration in honor of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini and the priests who have faithfully served in our parish for many years.
Our sincere thanks to the Chairpersons and Committee Members for an enjoyable and successful Parish Reunion held on April 25th. Thank you also to those who attended, as well as to those who offered contributions by taking part in the raffles and placing ads in the Program Book. Winners of the raffles were:
$5,000.00 Sweepstake #5 Dan Cullen & Friends
$500.00 Raffle 1st Prize Nancy McAllister #681
$200.00 Raffle 2nd Prize Joseph Barresi #16164
$100.00 Raffle 3rd Prize Leah Catelli #11535
Parish Reunion committee members are invited to attend a follow-up meeting to be held on THURSDAY, MAY 21st at 6:30 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST COMMUNION CLASS—Today at the 11:30 am Mass, 42 children of the parish will be privileged to receive, for the very first time, the Lord Jesus in the Holy Eucharist! May they continue in their commitment to follow Jesus by their faithful attendance at Mass each weekend in the hope that their parents will be the first example of their own faithfulness to Sunday Mass worship. Our congratulations to our children as we assure them of our prayers and own good Christian example.

This annual parish celebration will be held in church on Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 pm with the participation of all our church organizations. The Rosary will conclude with Benediction of the most Blessed Sacrament as we honor our Blessed Mother in this month of May—dedicated to her. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall following the services. Everyone is invited to attend.

Our Parish Holy Name Society will again sponsor a CALENDAR RAFFLE for the month of June. Tickets are $20.00 for 30 chances to win. Tickets are now available to purchase from Holy Name Society members or at the Parish Office. Be sure to participate!

Saturday evening, June 6, 2015
5:00 pm Concelebrated Tri-lingual Mass
Pasta Dinner to follow in the Church Hall
(There will be no 6:30 pm Spanish Mass
that evening.)

7th Sunday of Easter
May 17th, 2015

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, May 18
7:30 am - Donald Baynes by wife Mary
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, May 19
7:30 am - Joseph D’Arezzo by daughters
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, May 20
7:30 am - Bruno Gallo & Andrew Francis, Jr.
by family
Thursday, May 21
7:30 am - Intentions of Priest Celebrant
Friday, May 22
7:30 am - Intentions of Parishioners
Saturday, May 23
8:00 am - Vincent Filippone by wife & son
5:00 pm - Arthur Marcantonio by wife
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
May 24—Pentecost Sunday
8:00 am - Luigi & Anna Pisaturo by daughters
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
David Arena by family
Frank Cuiccio by daughters
Marianne Gaboury
Emanuela & Bambino Ventresca
by Peter & Lillian

Sanctuary Candle: Frank Cuiccio by daughters
Altar Bread & Wine: Frank Cuiccio by daughters

Blessed is the home where God is present
and where the spirit of Christ rules.
Blessed is the home where children are welcomed
and given their rightful place.
Blessed is the home hallowed by devotion, where
father, mother and children regularly pray together.
Blessed is the home where each puts the
other’s happiness first.
Blessed is the home where all show their love in
ways that mean the most in those they love.
Blessed is the home where each seeks to bring
out the best in the other and to show his
own best self at all times.
Blessed is the home where all have learned
to face their daily problems in a Christian spirit
and to disagree without being disagreeable.
Blessed is the home where children grow up
and grown-ups do not act like children.
Blessed is the home having the assurance of
the heavenly home.
Tuesday, May 19
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Marcy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, May 20
7:00 pm - PARISH MAY CROWNING, Church
Thursday, May 21
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
6:30 pm - Parish Reunion Follow-up Meeting, RH
Saturday, May 23
4:15-4:45 pm - Confession
Sunday, May 24
Second Collection: Parish Extraordinary Expenses

What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of May 2—3
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,852.00
Second Collection: Church Roof 1,652.00
Total Income: $6,504.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY of our parish is sponsoring a “Dinner For Our Home” to be held on SUNDAY, MAY 31st, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Hampton Inn, 58 Weybosset Street, Downtown Providence. Ticket donation is $30.00 and are available at the Rectory Office. All proceeds will benefit our church. Bring a beverage and join with parishioners and friends for a very enjoyable time.

GIANT FLEA MARKET & PENNY SOCIAL RAFFLE—sponsored by the Ladies Guild will soon be held on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st in the Church Hall. Donations of Flea Market Items may be brought to the Church Hall on Wednesdays, May 20th, and 27th from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. For further information regarding Flea Market donations, please call Donna Ethier at 946-7702. Thank you for your support!

Saturday, May 23
5:00 pm Sandra Weinzierl
Sunday, May 24
8:00 am Virginia Rand
11:30 am Rosalie D’Agostino

Saturday, May 23
5:00 pm Doug Weinzierl
Sunday, May 24
8:00 am Judy Turini
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

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