St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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Parish Feast & Festival

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 14th, 2016

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+WELCOME TO OUR PARISH FEAST+
We extend a welcome to parishioners, former parishioners, friends and devotees of St. Bartholomew who come to honor our parish patron, St. Bartholomew, Apostle. Through his intercession, may the Lord send down special blessings upon all of us as we turn to him in faith and prayer. Our 10:30 am Feast Mass in honor of our parish patron is being offered for the intentions of parishioners, friends and devotees of our Saint. Following Mass, the traditional procession will take place by way of the site of our former church and will conclude with the blessing of the bread of St. Bartholomew in front of the church.

+PRAYER TO ST. BARTHOLOMEW+
“Dear St. Bartholomew, we come to you with confidence since you are our patron and model, the pride and joy of Silver Lake. We wish to honor you in our church with as much devotion and faith as you are accorded in your shrines throughout the world. Watch over our spiritual and temporal interest. As one of the 12 Apostles, you spread Christ’s faith and truth far and wide. To this day, here in our parish, we live that faith and truth because our immigrant parents enriched us with devotion to you. You enjoyed intimacy with the Divine Master as you listened to His words and experienced daily union with Him. Bring us close to Christ through meditation on his Gospel and devotion to the Holy Eucharist. Speak for us to Jesus that we—sons and daughters of immigrants—may journey through the pilgrimage of life and be conducted by you to the vision of God in Heaven.” AMEN

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14—Third Day of Feast & Festival, beginning with Feast Mass at 10:30 am in three languages. Traditional Procession following Mass by way of the former church on Moorefield Street.
Church grounds open from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm with rides, games, food. Music by DJ “Eddie the Fixer.” Raffle drawing of $2,300.00 in prizes!
PROCESSION ROUTE—From church (right) on to Union Avenue (right) to Pocasset Avenue (left) to Moorefield Street to front of old church for blessing with relic of our Patron Saint, (right) to Silver Lake Avenue (right) to Murray Street (left) to Pocasset Avenue (right) to Magdalene Street, with concluding ceremony in front of the church.
OUR PATRON ST. BARTHOLOMEW—He was chosen by our Lord Himself to be one of the 12 Apostles (also known in the Gospel as Nathanael). He preached the Gospel in Asia Minor. The last field of his labors was Armenia. Tradition records that he was first flayed and then, in imitation of Christ, crucified. His relics are preserved in the church dedicated to him on the Isola Tibertina, on Rome’s Tiber River. We are honored to call him our PARISH PATRON!

SPECIAL RAFFLE FEAST BOOSTER DONORS
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW ANNUAL FEAST
DRAWING: SUNDAY AUGUST 14
GRAND PRIZE:
10% of Total Donor Contributions
Donation: $100.00
Our thanks to these donors:
Branca Brothers, Inc.
Antonio Calicchia
Carl Calicchia
Ann Marie Cavalloro
Marie Cicione—Marion DePalma
& Virginia Rand
Mr. & Mrs. Robert DiMaio, Jr.
Bernice Pasquazzi
Ralph’s Kitchen & Catering

WEDDING ANNIVESARY CELEBRATION
25th, 40th, 50th & over 50 years of marriage
The Office of Marriage Preparation & Enrichment is
sponsoring their annual Wedding Anniversary Celebration honoring couples of the Diocese of Providence, whose marriage is recognized by the Church, celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, and over wedding anniversaries in 2016. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration will be celebrated on Sunday, September 25th at 1:00 pm at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Providence. The celebration will include Mass, renewal of marriage vows, and a personalized certificate. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the Main Celebrant and Homilist. Following the Mass, a reception will be hosted for the couples and their families. Couples who would like to attend can register for this special event through their Parish Office, 944-4466 before August 20th.

+We are His People, the sheep of His Flock+

 

Parish Feast & Festival

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 14th, 2016

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MASSES FOR AUGUST 15—21
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead.
However, the following are specifically
remembered this week.)
Monday, August 15
7:30 am – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:00 pm – Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, August 16
7:30 am – Intentions of Priest Celebrant
6:00 pm – Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm – Novena Services & Benediction
Wednesday, August 17
7:30 am – Intentions of Parishioners
Thursday, August 18
7:30 am – Intentions of Priest Celebrant
Friday, August 19
7:30 am – Intentions of Parishioners
Saturday, August 20
8:00 am – In Thanksgiving to the Blessed
Virgin Mary by a devotee
10:00 am – In Honor of Our Lady of Urkupina
WEEKEND MASSES
5:00 pm – Arthur Marcantonio & John & Antonetta
Turchetta by Norma
6:30 pm – Mass in Spanish
Sunday, August 21, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am – Collective Mass
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by daughters
Deceased of Anthony DiPetrillo Family
Deceased of Luigi Tirocchi Family
9:30 am – Mass in Spanish
11:30 am – Vivian Ceritto by husband

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 15—21:
Sanctuary Candle: Anthony Ginolfi by family
Altar Bread & Wine: Anthony Ginolfi by family

DIED IN CHRIST: Robert J. Bevilacqua

SISTER CATHY ALMAGNO
On Saturday, May 28th, Sr. Cathy Almagno—along with two other Sisters—celebrated the 25th Anniversary of her Religious Profession. The Mass and ceremony took place in the St .Mary of Providence Chapel, Chicago, Illinois. This coming October Sr. Cathy will also celebrate her Jubilee with us here at St. Bartholomew’s. Congratulations dear Sr. Cathy!

The Annual Feast and Festival of St. Rocco Church, Atwood Avenue, Johnston will be held from August 18-21 on the church grounds. Triduum Masses will be offered Monday, August 15 to Wednesday August 17 at 7:00 pm. For further information, contact the Parish Office at 942-5203.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, August 16
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm – Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm – Novena Services & Benediction
Friday, August 19
3:00 pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet, Church
Sunday, August 21
Second Collection: Extraordinary Parish Expenses

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of July 30 & 31
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,116.00
No Second Collection: -------------
Total Income: $4,116.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our
Increase Giving Campaign possible.

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother Mary into Heaven is remembered each year on August 15th. This year it is not a holyday of obligation. On this day we commemorate the taking into Heaven of Mary, body and soul, at the end of her earthly life, a truth of our Catholic faith proclaimed by Pope Pius XII. This is one of the oldest feasts of Mary dating back to the 7th century when its celebration was established in Rome and Jerusalem. On this special day we remember not only her passing from this earthly life, but also her assumption into the glory of Heaven.

The Annual Bolivian Feast of Our Lady of Urkupina will be celebrated in our parish on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 am Mass followed by an outdoor procession. Their festivities will continue on our parish grounds until 1:00 pm and on Sunday, August 28th from 12:30 to 6:00 pm. Everyone is invited to a treat of delicious Spanish foods.

This week’s parish bulletin
is sponsored in memory of
THERESA ALMAGNO
by
FR. ALMAGNO

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