St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Month of the Most Holy Rosary

October 19th, 2014

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Many kings of antiquity insisted on being called divine, in direct opposition to Israel’s first commandment. Even so, God was not fussy about making use of someone like Cyrus, king of Persia, as one “called by name” to do God’s will for the sake of Israel. Cyrus gave permission for the Jews to return and rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple. So God can work even in the realm of politics. The Pharisees and the Herodians are trying to trap Jesus with their question about paying taxes. Saying yes would lose favor with the people; saying no could lead to a charge of treason. A Roman coin would have the emperor’s image on it with an inscription claiming divinity. No devout Jew would carry one. Jesus scores His first point when He receives one from His questioners. And He slips out of their trap by advising them to pay back to the emperor what bears his image, but to return to God what bears the divine image, that is, themselves—heart, mind, and spirit. How successfully do you navigate paying to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God?

Today is World Mission Sunday! We are called to this Eucharistic Celebration and invited to “do good on earth,” to be missionaries by putting our faith into action in support of the work of missionaries. Your prayers and generous gifts to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith on World Mission Sunday support the tireless work of so many priests, religious and lay leaders around the world as they offer practical, emotional and spiritual care to communities, children and families in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances.

SEMINARIANS’ EDUCATION—A sincere thank you to everyone who generously contributed to the Second Collection for Seminarians’ Education. Together we donated $1,180.00. Our support and prayers are an essential part in the education of our future priests.

MASS FOR DECEASED PARISHIONERS—We will honor the memory of the deceased who were buried from St. Bartholomew Parish this past year, October 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014, at a special Mass to be offered on Friday Evening, November 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This is our way, as a parish community, of supporting families during this difficult time and of prayerfully remembering our dear deceased parishioners.

A sincere THANK YOU to everyone who generously sponsored the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Walk to Feed the Hungry which was held on Saturday, September 20th. Our parish contributed $310.00 for the important work of assisting the less fortunate of our community. Thank you for your support and may God bless you!
2013-2014 Financial Report
In this week’s bulletin you will find a copy of the financial report of St. Bartholomew Church for the fiscal year of July 1st, 2013 to June 30th, 2014. It shows the income on the left side and the expenses on the right side. Basically, we have made a serious effort to keep the finances within our means. Our deepest concern for the present fiscal year which began on July 1st, 2014, is to start absorbing the heavy debt we will need to assume for the repair of our church roof. Thanks to the efforts of both our Ladies Guild and our Holy Name Society, together with initiatives from the Hispanic community and individuals, we have been able to put aside during the past two fiscal years $30,000.00 each year, for a total of $60,000.00. This is certainly a good beginning and we thank our good parishioners for their generosity. Now with monies coming from our Increase Giving Campaign and more fundraising activities, with the help of God and the efforts of our good parishioners we will raise the rest of the $350,000.00 needed for the repair of the church roof.

ANNUAL PARISH BAZAAR—to be held on Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th, can use your talents for crafts. Donations of handmade knit, crotched, sewn items, or any crafts you may be talented to make are greatly appreciated. Baked goods are also welcome. Donations of statues of saints for the Religious Table will be accepted. If a statue needs to be repaired or painted, please call Donna Ethier at 946-7702. Thank you for your generosity!

ANNUAL TURKEY TROT—will be held in our Parish Hall on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will also be served. We are presently in need of donations of canned goods, non perishable foods, boxed foods, paper goods, as well as gifts and gift baskets for our various raffles. Donations may be dropped off at the weekend Masses or at the rectory office. Thank you!

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS—is known as RCIA. Classes begin with a special inquiry evening and registration on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at 6:30 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. RCIA is an ongoing process of individual faith development for those who are interested in becoming a Catholic or for baptized adults who have not yet received the Sacraments of Communion or Confirmation. For more information, call the Parish Office: 944-4466.


29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Month of the Most Holy Rosary

October 19th, 2014

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(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, October 20
7:30 am - For A Special Intention
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, October 21
7:30 am - Vincent M. Ranucci, Jr. by family
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, October 22
7:30 am - Miguelina Hernandez by family
Thursday, October 23
7:30 am - August & Enrica Franch
Friday, October 24
7:30 am - Umberto & Benedetta Alfieri by sister Rose
Saturday, October 25
8:00 am - Angelo & Lavinia & Margaret & Lorenzo
DiBoni by family
5:00 pm - Collective Mass
Michele & Ines Capuano by daughters
Anthony & Josephine, Leonardo &
Gabriela Casacalenda by Sandra
George Forte by wife
Mary, Donato, Louie & Lisa Mansolillo
by Sandra
Lucille Palumbo
Evangelista Rendina by family
Sebastian Rotondo by Joe & Mary
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
October 26—30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am -Teresita Galapon by Albino & Dolores
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Victoria & Constantine Ciancola by
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by daughters
Fernando Spadarella by wife
Yolanda Pingitore by Lillian
Richard Joseph Denningham, Sr.
Anne Grosso

Sanctuary Candle: IMO Miguelina Hernandez by family
Altar Bread & Wine: IMO Miguelina Hernandez by family

DIED IN CHRIST: Alfred Paolantonio

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. However, a family member of the patient may notify the parish. Please call the rectory (944-4466) and let us know when you or a member of your family is in the hospital or nursing home.
Tuesday, October 21
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, October 22
7:00 pm - Confirmation I 9th Grade Registration, RH
Thursday, October 23
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
6:30 pm - RCIA Registration, RH
Friday, October 24
6:00 pm - Confirmation I Class, RH
Saturday, October 25
10:00 am - CCD Grades 2-8
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, October 26
10:00 am - Confirmation II Class, RH
Second Collection: Parish Extraordinary Expenses

What Our Lord Asks Is Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of October 4—5
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,310.00
Second Collection: 1,180.00
Total Income: $5,490.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our Increase Giving Campaign possible.

CONFIRMATION I REGISTRATION—will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. The first year candidates and parents must attend for registration to be accepted. The candidate must be in Grade 9 or above and have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Eucharist. Bring a Baptism Certificate. A $40.00 registration fee is requested. For further information, please contact the Parish Office, 944-4466.

Saturday, October 25
5:00 pm Marguerite Lucier
Sunday, October 26
8:00 am Domenic Nascenzi
11:30 am Rosalie D’Agostino

Saturday, October 25
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, October 26
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

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