St. Bartholomew Parish Bulletin

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 21st, 2014

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+THOUGHTS ON SUNDAY’S READINGS+
If you have ever felt that others got much more than they deserved, or that you deserved much more than you get, today’s parable is not going to make you happy. A first—and understandable—reaction would be: “Unfair! How can the landowner give the same wage to those who worked a few hours at the end of the day as he gives those who bore the day’s heat, working from early morning until sunset?” But Jesus is not giving a lesson on being fair or spinning a tale reflecting good management labor relations. This is a kingdom of heaven parable that proclaims God’s rule as one marked by unbelievable generosity. All who seek the kingdom of heaven are going to get their heart’s desire: life in God. Paul gets it. While longing “to depart this life and be with Christ,” he is happy to keep on working for the benefit of the Philippians so they might enter the kingdom. Jesus’ story invites us to know the generosity of God, both as recipients and as mediator to others. We all are going to be more than we deserve. How do you find joy in God’s generosity?

CCD RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
(GRADES 1-8)
Registration will be held on Saturday, October 4th and Saturday, October 11th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Rectory Meeting Room. A fee of $40.00 per child is due at this time. A copy of the child’s Baptism Certificate MUST be given in order to register for CCD Classes, unless the child was baptized in this parish. Since First Communion is a two-year program, all students must have successfully completed the first year of CCD Classes before entering the First Communion Class. For further information, please call the Parish Office: 944-4466.

CONFIRMATION 2 REGISTRATION will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Hall Meeting Room. The candidates and at least one parent/legal guardian (both parents are strongly recommended) must attend for registration to be accepted.
—Must have successfully completed Confirmation I
or
—Currently attending Catholic School
—$40.00 Registration fee requested
INCREASE GIVING CAMPAIGN
This third weekend is a very important one for what we have been saying the past two weeks. The thrust of the campaign we started has been the word “increase” which has to do with what each one of our church members puts into the collection every week. What we are asking for is your prayerful consideration to increase that amount according to your possibilities. Our goal is to add one more $1000 to our collection each week to meet our yearly expenses. May God bless you for your generosity!

SENIOR PRIEST RETIREMENT FUND—This weekend’s second collection supports the Senior Priest Retirement Fund which provides critical resources for priests in their retirement years. Thank you for your support of our many priests who continue to be very active in ministry in their retirement.

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 Eithier 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!

CATECHETAL SUNDAY—This Sunday, September 21st, parishes of our diocese will join with the Church throughout the United States in observing Catechetical Sunday 2014. Our deep appreciation goes out to all who are involved in parish and CCD religious education—to those men and women of the parish who “teach as Jesus did” by sharing and spreading our Catholic Faith with God’s little ones. We invite all parishioners to share this religious ministry by their prayers and Christian example. We strongly urge all parents of public school children to register their youngsters in our CCD Religious Education Program.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 21st, 2014

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MASSES FOR SEPTEMBER 22—28
(Every Mass is offered for the faithful, living or dead. However, the following are specifically remembered this week.)
Monday, September 22
7:30 am - Mary A. Funaro by son
7:00 pm - Mass in Spanish
Tuesday, September 23
7:30 am - For A Special Intention
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, September 24
7:30 am - Deceased of Nascenzi Family by family
Thursday, September 25
7:30 am - Sabato & Carmela Alfieri by Sr. Rose
Friday, September 26
7:30 am - For a Special Intention by Anthony Ricci
Saturday, September 27
8:00 am - For a Special Intention by Anthony Ricci
LORD’S DAY MASSES
5:00 pm - Henry Pasquazzi by family
6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish
September 28—26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 am - Collective Mass
Catherine Lawlor by Joe &
Jeannette Carreau
Mary Pullano
Onofrio Tattoli
9:30 am - Mass in Spanish
11:30 am - Collective Mass
Ines & Michele Capuano by
daughters
Elmira Ciccone by husband & family
Frank & Marion Cuiccio by daughters
Louise LaFazia
In Honor of Madonna Della
Consolazione-IMO Josephine Masso,
Margaret DelSesto & Jean Lanzi
Frank Spadarella by mother
A. Peter Sperduti by wife

MEMORIALS FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22:
Sanctuary Candle: IMO Buco & Alviti Families by
Lee Buco
Elmira Ciccone by husband & family
Altar Bread & Wine: Elmira Ciccone by husband & family

REFLECTION
Lord of the banquet, you invite us to partake of your bounty at the table of love. Help us to empty our hearts and our lives of all that stands in the way of receiving and accepting your call to peace and forgiveness.
+Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, September 23
Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy after 7:30 am Mass
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 pm - Novena Devotions & Benediction
Wednesday, September 24
7:00 pm - FINAL FEAST MEETING, RH
Thursday, September 25
10:00 am - Legion of Mary, RH
Saturday, September 27
4:15-4:45 pm - Confessions
Sunday, September 28
Second Collection: Extraordinary Expenses

+WEEKLY CHURCH SUPPORT+
“Everyone must give according to what he has inwardly decided—not sadly, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor 9:7)
Weekend of September 6—7
Envelopes & Loose Collection: $3,012.00
Second Collection 1,220.00
Total Income: $4,232.00
($5,000.00 needed for weekly parish expenses)

SUNDAY, September 21st, The Scalabrini Dukcevich Center will host a FARMER’S MARKET from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm across the street from our church. The Farmer’s Market will feature fresh fruit and produce from Confreda Farms. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Parishioners, friends, neighbors, all are welcome to attend and support this enjoyable and delicious event! Thank You.

SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION—The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are called the Sacraments of Initiation. Catholics must receive all three of these Sacraments in order to be a fully-initiated member of the Church before they can act as a godparent or sponsor for someone at Baptism or Confirmation. Catholics who have not been confirmed are invited to participate in a program of study in the parish in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please contact the parish office at 944-4466 for additional information.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, September 27
5:00 pm Marguerite Lucier
Sunday, September 28
8:00 am Virginia Rand
11:30 am Rosanna Grillo

LECTORS’ SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 27
5:00 pm Phil Caliri
Sunday, September 28
8:00 am Petrina Lauro
11:30 am Judy Turini

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