From the Pastor
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I am pleased to announce that our Bishop, Paul Bootkoski, has
reappointed me as pastor for another six year term. I arrived at
Saint Bartholomew on Halloween 2007 and it has been
a wonderful experience being your pastor for the past seven
years. Together we have renewed the parish plant and the
School is experiencing a new rebirth. Our Sacramental Programs
for First Eucharist and Confirmation have strengthened
our young families and enriched the spiritual lives of our
children. Please see the letter in today’s bulletin and keep me
in your prayers.
This Saturday, November 1st is the Feast of All Saints.
Because November 1st falls on a Saturday it is not a Holy Day
of Obligation. However, there is an 8am. Mass in the Church
for the Feast day. Sunday, November 2nd, all masses that day
are offered for All the Faithful Departed. At the Noon Mass
the names of all of those who have died this past year will be
read during the Prayers of the Faithful. Please fill out your All
Souls envelope and place it in the collection basket. All the
envelopes will be placed by the Blessed Mother for the month
“May All the Faithful Departed through the Mercy of God, rest
in peace. Amen.”
Confirmation meeting reminder
We will be meeting on Monday October 27, 2014.
Please arrive to the church at 6:45 to check in. We will be attending Mass which will start a 7pm followed by the Novena Prayers.
Please be sure to dress appropriately for Church and be mindful or appropriate reverence and respect while at Mass and in the church.
Following the Novena Prayers we will dismiss to the Parish Hall/Cafeteria for a meeting. We will also discuss volunteer opportunities and Christian Service.
Parents and Sponsors are welcome and encouraged to attend.
No Religious Education classes on 11/4 and 11/6
Calendars for the 2014-2015 year are now available online
Confirmation packets for 2014-2015 students
The confirmation packets are available online - please visit our Religious Education page.
Knights of Columbus St. Bartholomew's Council #11873
Open house and membership drive
Grand Knight Anthony Riccardella, of St. Bartholomew Council
Knights of Columbus, is inviting all men ages from 18 years
and up to join the Knights.
On Sunday, November 9th 2014 we are planning to hold an
open house and would like to cordially invite you and your family
to stop and see our facility which is on church property and
learn more about the Knights of Columbus.
Council meetings are held the first and third Wednesday’s of the
month at 8:00 p.m. For membership information please contact
our Membership Director Joe Lanza at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Sunday Socials Return
Remember the coffee and donuts after Mass?
Join us Sunday, Nov.16th at 11am in the Parish Hall.
A great chance to meet fellow parishioners or just
catch up with “church friends”!