St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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6th Sunday of Easter

May 1st, 2016

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MONTH OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER MARY—The month of May is traditionally dedicated throughout the Catholic world to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, as we honor and pay tribute to her in a special way. The daily recitation of the Rosary is indeed a fitting way to honor her during this month. Let us pray the Rosary for peace and for an end to the violence and terrorism throughout the world, and for the safe return of the men and women in our Armed Forces!
All parishioners and friends are invited to attend our MAY CROWNING to be held on WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th at 7:00 pm. Join with our parish societies in the recitation of the Rosary and crowning of our Blessed Mother.

“2016 CATHOLIC CHARITY APPEAL”
FAITH AND GOOD WORKS
“What counts above all else is faith, working
through love.” —Pope Francis
We are still in need of your help to reach our parish goal of $34,718.00. Please prayerfully consider making a pledge in support of the Catholic Charity Appeal. A gift in any amount is greatly received and sincerely appreciated. For your convenience pledge envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Your donation to the Catholic Charity Appeal impacts the lives of over 676 children who attended the Mother of Hope Camp in Chepachet. Thank you for your generous gift.

REMINDER—IT’S NOT TOO LATE to return your Catholic Charity Appeal envelope with your 2016 pledge or gift. If you have already made a gift or pledge this year, thank you for sharing all the gifts given to you.

Jubilee Year of Mercy
December 2015—November 2016
ASCENSION THURSDAY—MAY 5th—The Scriptures tell us that after His Resurrection, Jesus continued to appear to His Apostles and Disciples, as a living sign to God’s continuing presence among them. On the 40th day after Easter, which we observe on May 5th, He appeared to them for the last time, and then they saw Him ascend into heaven.
Jesus commissioned them to spread the Gospel throughout the world. However, before doing that, they were to await the coming of the Holy Spirit. The disciples together with Mary, spent the next nine days—the first Novena—in prayer and meditation, preparing for the coming of the Holy Spirit.

ASCENSION THURSDAY—MAY 5th
(Holyday of Obligation)
Masses will be offered at
7:30 am and 5:30 pm in English
7:00 pm in Spanish
As a Holyday of Obligation, all Catholics are obliged to attend Mass as on any Sunday of the year.

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.

Due to confidentiality regulations, the local hospitals cannot notify the parish when a Catholic patient is in the hospital, unless the patient makes the request at the time of admission and fills out the appropriate forms. However, a family member of the patient can and should notify the parish priests. Please call the rectory and let us know when someone is in the hospital or nursing home.

Reflection
Today, Jesus promises us the Holy Spirit. He knows that His task will not be easy for us to accomplish. Think of it, for all the wonders that the Apostles saw, when Jesus was taken from them, they hid like frightened children. We all need support. We need someone to give us strength. Our Lord wants us to succeed in our mission. And so Jesus sends us His Holy Spirit. We have all the help we need.

 

 

6th Sunday of Easter

May 1st, 2016

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MASSES FOR MAY 2—7
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, May 2
7:30 am - Joseph D’Arezzo by daughters
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, May 3—Saints Philip and James
7:30 am - Intentions of Parishioners
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Services and Benediction
Wednesday, May 4
7:30 am - Intentions of Priest Celebrant
Thursday, May 5
7:30 am - Ascension of the Lord (English Mass)
5:30 pm - Ascension of the Lord (English Mass)
7:00 pm - Ascension of the Lord (Spanish Mass)
Friday, May 6
7:30 am - In Honor of St. Maria Goretti
Saturday, May 7
8:00 am - In Thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Ann Cairone by the Coleman Family
Josephine, Anthony, Gabriela &
Leonardo Casacalenda by Sandra
Eugene & Adina D’Alessandro by
daughter Sandra
Joseph DelSanto by wife
Mary, Donato, Louie & Lisa Mansolillo
by Sandra
Teresa Valentino by family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, May 8—Seventh Sunday of Easter
8:00 am - Collective Mass
Intentions of Mother’s Day Envelopes
Memorial Shrine Enrollments
Deceased of Holy Name Society
Marion Cuiccio by daughters
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Ines & Michele Capuano by daughters
Concetta Court by family
Anna & Antonio Fantini by family
Giuseppina & Carmine Santucci

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF MAY 2:
Sanctuary Candle: Marion Cuiccio
Deceased of Casacalenda &
Mansolillo Families
Altar Bread & Wine: Marion Cuiccio
Deceased of Casacalenda &
Mansolillo Families

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST: Ayden Lee Burton
Flender Raul Brito
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday, May 2
7:00 pm - Ladies Guild Meeting, RH
Tuesday, May 3
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Services and Benediction
Friday, May 6
3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet, Church
Saturday, May 7
10:00 am - First Communion Class
Sunday, May 8
Second Collection: Mother’s Day Remembrance

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of April 16—17
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,631.00
Second Collection: Extraordinary
Parish Expenses 1,216.00
Total Income: $4,847.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

+BANNS OF MARRIAGE+
Aaron Keith Coleman and
Tania Marie Cairone
May 14, 2016

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.

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 if you wish to help.

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