St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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3rd Sunday of Advent

December 14th, 2014

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+THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAYS READINGS+
While last week’s gospel reminded us of the message of John the Baptist, today’s invites us to consider the man. “Just who do you think you are?” was the question the religious leaders asked him. John knew who he was, and who he was not. He was not the great prophet Elijah returned, nor the Prophet whom Moses had said God would raise up, nor was he the Messiah long awaited. The Gospel of John puts it this way: “He was not the light, but came to testify to the light.” John defined himself in relation to Jesus, as “one crying out in the desert, make straight the way of the Lord.” Advent calls us to know who we are—Christians, followers of Jesus. Paul offers a verbal profile of those who live in Christ: people who rejoice always, who pray without ceasing, who give thanks in all circumstances. The “always” aspect of the description might be daunting but it is God at work in us, who can make us “perfectly holy,” who “is faithful, and he will also accomplish it.” Do you recognize who God is at work in you? Do you know who you are “in Christ”?

+CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE+
A warm welcome is extended to our parishioners and friends of the parish—both those who worship with us each Sunday, as well as those who have been away for a time. Join us for our Christmas Masses as we adore the newborn Babe, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, during the blessed and joyous Christmas Season?
CHRISTMAS EVE
(Wednesday, December 24th)
5:00 pm—Mass in English
7:00 pm—Mass in Spanish
Midnight—Mass in English
CHRISTMAS DAY
(Thursday, December 25th)
8:00 am—Mass in English
9:30 am—Mass in Spanish
11:30 am—Mass in English

CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY
I give to you at Christmas time
a card with just a simple rhyme.
But place within the envelope
a thought of prayer, and extra hope
that in this season you will find
joy for your heart, peace to your mind:
the gladsome golden Christmas light
upon you shine its radiance bright
and bless you as you go your way
toward Christhood, closer every day.
BLESSING OF THE NATIVITY SCENE—”God of every nation and people from the very beginning of creation, you have made known your love. When our need for a Savior was great you sent your Son to be born of the Virgin Mary. To our lives He brings joy and peace, justice, mercy, love. Lord bless all who look upon this manger, may it remind us of the humble birth of Jesus, and raise up our thoughts to Him, who is Savior of all who lives and reigns forever and ever.”

TURKEY TROT NEWS!—a sincere THANK YOU to Anne Marie Parrillo and the committee for a very enjoyable and successful TURKEY TROT held on November 18th! With dedication and hard work $3,883.00 was raised for our parish. THANK YOU to everyone who attended, and to those businesses and parishioners who donated food items and gifts to this event. A final meeting of the Turkey Trot committee will be held on Thursday, December 18th at 6:30 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. All volunteers are invited and encouraged to attend. Thank you for your generosity and support!

+PARISH PENANCE SERVICE+
Tuesday Evening—December 16th—7:00 pm
An Advent Penance Service and individual confessions will be available for our Confirmation candidates and all parishioners who would like to attend. Adoration and Novena will be cancelled on this evening.

Saint Bartholomew Church
HOLY NAME SOCIETY
“MACARONI DINNER”
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Dinner Served at 1:00 pm
Saint Bartholomew Church Hall
+++++++++++++++
DONATION: $15.00 Adults
$7.00 Children under 10
Reserve your tickets now at the Parish Office or from Holy Name Society members. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Saint Bartholomew Church
MARDI GRAS CAVATI & POLENTA
BUFFET SUPPER
Tuesday, February 17, 2015—6:30 pm
Saint Bartholomew Church Hall
DONATION: $15.00
—NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR—
—NO TAKE OUT ORDERS—
All are invited to attend. Sponsored by our parish Ladies Guild. Cavati or Polenta dinner tickets are available at the Parish Office or from Ladies Guild members.

 

3rd Sunday of Advent

December 14th, 2014

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MASSES FOR—DECEMBER 15—21
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, December 15
7:30 am - In Honor of St. Lucy by Anthony Masi
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, December 16
7:30 am - Mary Tattoli
7:00 pm - Advent Reconciliation Service
No Adoration & Novena Services
Wednesday, December 17
7:30 am - August Franch
Thursday, December 18
7:30 am - Luigi & Anna Pisaturo by daughters
Friday, December 19
7:30 am - Rose Allen by Bob & Anna Crossley
Saturday, December 20
8:00 am - Guido Buco & Deceased of Alviti Family
by Lee Buco & sons
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Rev. Tarcisio Bagatin, C.S.
by Scalabrini Family of Rhode Island
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
Sunday, December 21, 4th Sunday of Advent
8:00 am - Byron J. Dalma by Joanne Cannon
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Stephen A. Sperduti
Giuseppina & Carmine Santucci

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 15:
Sanctuary Candle: Guido Buco & Deceased of
Alviti Family
Altar Bread & Wine: Guido Buco & Deceased of
Alviti Family

+SCHEDULE OF CONFESSIONS+
Saturday, December 20th
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
All confessions will be available in English
and Spanish

BUDGET ENVELOPES—We would like to remind all parishioners that you will soon be receiving ALL of the parish support budget envelopes from January through December 2015 in the mail. A sincere Thank You for your continued generosity and support of our parish

2015 RELIGIOUS FAMILY CALENDARS—compliments of the Nardolillo Funeral Home are available at the entrances of the church following all weekend Masses. Our sincere thanks to the Nardolillo Family!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, December 16
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
7:00 pm - Advent Reconciliation Service
No Adoration & Novena Services
Wednesday, December 17
6:30 pm - Ladies Guild Christmas Party
Thursday, December 18
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
6:30 pm - Turkey Trot Final Meeting, RH
Friday, December 19th
6:00 pm - Confirmation I Class, RH
Saturday, December 20
10:00 am - CCD Classes Grades 1-8
3:30-4:30 pm - Confessions
Sunday, December 21
10:00 am - Confirmation II Class, RH
Second Collection: Utility Fund

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
What Our Lord Asks Is
Not Equal Gifts—But Equal Sacrifice
(logo from Increase Giving Campaign)
Weekend of November 29—30
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $4,215.00
Second Collection: 1,276.00
Total Income: $5,491.00
Our sincere thanks to all those making our Increase Giving Campaign possible.

DONATION OF CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA PLANTS
This is a beautiful remembrance of a deceased loved one for Christmas. The 11:30 am Mass on Christmas Day will be offered for the intentions of donors. Enclosed is my donation toward poinsettia plants for our Church Altar this Blessed Christmas Season.
IN MEMORY OF _____________________________
or
GIFT OF ___________________________________

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, December 20
5:00 pm —————-
Sunday, December 21
8:00 am Ray Funaro
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 20
5:00 pm Rosanna Grillo
Sunday, December 21
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Thomas V.

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