St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 5th, 2015

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY’S READINGS+
“Rebels….hard of face and obstinate of heart are they to whom I am sending you,” God warns the prophet Ezekiel (2:3,4). But later God will go on to say: I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove the stony heart from their bodies, and replace it with a natural heart, so that they will live according to my statues, and observe and carry out my ordinances, thus, they shall be my people and I will be their God (see 11:19,20). But God did even more; the Father sent them his own heart, his beloved Son, Jesus. But even then, hardened faces and obstinate hearts met Him, even in His own hometown. They could not see below the surface. All they saw was Mary’s son, the carpenter, one of the townsfolk, no one special. His words could not penetrate their hearts and so His deeds of healing could not be done. Then we hear one of the saddest lines in Mark’s Gospel: “He was amazed at their lack of faith” (6.6). Jesus goes on to form a new family, which continues down to our day. How has Jesus been able to reach you?

+A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION+
Gracious and living God, we come to you in humble prayer for the United States of America. Bless the people of the United States. Make us aware of our responsibility as citizens to uphold the principles of life, liberty, justice and equality. Send your Holy Spirit upon our beloved country. Make us people of faith in time of uncertainty. Make us people of hope in times of trouble. Make us people of compassion with those who are less fortunate. Make us people of peace in our homes, our communities, our country and our world. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. AMEN

PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY—”Lord hold our troops in your loving hand. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for their selfless acts they perform for us. We ask this in the name of Jesus, Our Lord. AMEN”

On behalf of tens of thousands of individuals who turn to the Church in their time of need, we thank you for your continued generosity and dedication which ensured a successful 2015 CATHOLIC CHARITY FUND APPEAL. May God bless you for your care and compassion.

MISSION COOPERATION PLAN—As part of the Annual Diocesan Missionary Cooperation Appeal, the second collection next weekend, July 11th and 12th, will be taken for The Xaverian Missionary of Mary. A member of their Missionary Congregation will speak about their vocation and the activities for the purpose of spreading the Good News through Pastoral, Catechetical, Medical and Social ministries throughout the world. Our generosity and prayers are greatly needed and appreciated.
PARISH FEAST & FESTIVAL—will be held from August 7th to August 9th on our parish grounds. Soon parishioners will be receiving in the mail three books of raffle tickets. The financial success of our annual Feast depends greatly on the outcome of the raffle. If every family in the parish would purchase or sell the three books of raffle tickets ($30.00) per family), what a great success our Feast would be! Each one of us, parishioners and friends, can make this happen!

+FEAST BOOSTER SHARE TICKET+
St. Bartholomew Church
ANNUAL PARISH FEAST & FESTIVAL
August 7-8-9, 2015
DRAWING: August 9, 2015
$$WINNER PRIZE: 10% of INCOME RECEIVED$$
DONATION: $100.00
PURCHASE A TICKET or SHARE A TICKET!
Available at the Parish Office

DONATIONS FOR FEAST FLOUR & FOOD FUND—Again this year we are appealing for monetary donations—due to the rising cost of food items—to help us keep our Feast food prices as low as possible. Anyone wishing to make a donation for flour and other food items is welcome to do so and will be greatly appreciated. This added help will enable us to keep our Feast food prices reasonable, especially in these difficult financial times. Please put your envelope with your donation in the collection basket at Mass or bring it to the Parish Office.

A much needed BLOOD DRIVE will be held in our Church Parking Lot next Sunday, July 12th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. DONORS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED especially during the summer months! A sincere thank you from the Rhode Island Blood Center for all those who support this wonderful effort to save lives.

FIRST COMMUNION PICTURES—can be picked up in the church following all weekend Masses, or at the Rectory Office during the week. Thank you to parents and children for your kind cooperation!

Everyone is invited to the Prayer Shawl Ministry and may participate in many ways. Those who are suffering from a chronic illness or surgery may have a Prayer Shawl prepared for them. Please participate by attending the monthly meeting, or giving yarn or monetary donations. For information please call Rosalie at 274-7806. The members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry will get together next Saturday, July 11th at 2:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. All are welcome. Thank you to all who are contributing to this beautiful ministry.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 5th, 2015

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MASSES FOR—JULY 6—12
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, July 6
7:30 am - In Honor of St. Maria Goretti
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, July 7
7:30 am - Enrica Franch
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, July 8
7:30 am - For the Intentions of Parishioners
Thursday, July 9
7:30 am - August & Enrica Franch
Friday, July 10
7:30 am - Rev. Domenic Rodighiero, C.S. by
Rosanna I. Grillo
Saturday, July 11
8:00 am - Felicia Milano by grandson
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Karen Saritelli Hathaway and Mary
Grace Saritelli by mother & family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
July 12—Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Cristina & Peter Ciancola by
Mary & Anna
Victoria & Costantino Ciancola by
Mary & Anna
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Mary S. Gliottone by husband & family
Marlene Gliottone Paglia by family
Antonio Marrocco by wife & children
Raymond Sabetta by wife & children
Robert Wyman by Fr. Joe

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF JULY 6:
Sanctuary Candle: For the Intentions of Virginia
Rand by Marie and Bob
For the Intentions of William
Kyle by Mom and Dad
Altar Bread & Wine: For the Intentions of Virginia
Rand by Marie and Bob
For the Intentions of William
Kyle by Mom and Dad

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Isabella Sarahi Figueroa
Vargas

A sincere THANK YOU to the members of the Spanish Community of St. Bartholomew Parish for a very enjoyable and successful “Dinner For Our Home” which was held on Sunday, May 31st at the Hampton Inn, Downtown, Providence. We appreciate the donation of $1,500.00 to our Church Roof Fund. Thank you for your generosity and cooperation!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, July 7
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Thursday, July 9
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, July 11
2:00 pm - Prayer Shawl Ministry, RH
4:15-4:45 pm - Confession
Sunday, July 12
Xaverian Missionary Sisters Appeal
11:00 am to 2:00 pm - BLOOD DRIVE, Church Parking Lot
Second Collection: Mission Cooperation Plan

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of June 20—21
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,623.00
Second Collection: 1,134.00
Total Income: $4,757.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

CONGRATULATIONS!—to the lucky winners of the third weekly drawing of the Holy Name Society CALENDAR RAFFLE:
June 15th #279 Jessica DiStefano $25.00
June 16th #436 Frances D’Errico $50.00
June 17th #332 Angela McFadden $100.00
June 18th #480 Thomas Paquette $25.00
June 19th #210 Jose Lopez $50.00
June 20th #179 Philip Wynott $25.00
June 21st #201 Regina Ramos $25.00
A sincere THANK YOU to all who purchased Calendar Raffle Tickets. Good Luck!

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, July 11
5:00 pm Doug Weinzierl
Sunday, July 12
8:00 am Marie Cicione
11:30 am Rosalie D’Agostino

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, July 11
5:00 pm Sandra Weinzierl
Sunday, July 12
8:00 am Judy Turini
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

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