St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst


This year the feast of St Bartholomew is on a Saturday! The 5 pm (English) and 7:30 pm (Spanish) will be cancelled.  Instead we will offer ONE bilingual mass at 6 pm.  Following the mass we will have delicious foods, cold drinks,  music and lots of games for the children in the parking lot and the school gym.  Save the date August 24, 2019!!  The second collection on that weekend of August 24/25 is your special gift to the parish.  As always we ask your generosity.

SUMMER MISSION
Two Redemptorist missionary priests will be speaking to us about the vital work being done by Redemptorists serving in Brazil and Nigeria
during the weekend of August 17-18.

Rev. Peter Schavitz, C.Ss.R., was ordained in 1976 and has wide and varied apostolic  experiences:  youth, adult, couple, divorced, and nuns’ retreats; seminary professor; vocation  ministry; parish ministry; provincial administration; and involvement in several radio and video projects.  Father Pete is a seasoned parish mission preacher whose faith, stories, humor, and words continue to spiritually impact thousands.

 

Rev. Ted Dorcey, C.Ss.R., a native of Sioux City, IA, was ordained in 2012. He is currentlyinvolved in Hispanic ministry in the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest areas in the United States.

Kindly welcome Father Pete and Father Ted, and please give your attention to this important appeal. 


ASSUMPTION OF MARY
Thursday, August 15 is the feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven – and a holy day in which Catholics are obligated to attend mass. The masses will take place in the main church.  We will not have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The mass schedule for the day is as follows:
7 am Spanish • 9 am English • 6:30 pm English • 7:30 pm Spanish


VISITING THE SICK
The priests of the parish will visit the sick in their homes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning this month.  Just call the office to make an appointment for an English or Spanish or Bengali speaking priest. The priest will offer the anointing of the sick, opportunity for confession and holy communion. Of course in emergencies the priests are available at any time. 


MINISTRY FAIR
On Sunday, September 8 you are encouraged to come over to the parish gym (Judge St) after the masses and learn about the different ministries and groups we have in the  parish.  You will also have the opportunity to sign up and participate in our parish life by joining some of these groups and ministries.  There will be lively music and plenty of refreshments.  Please save the date and plan on joining us after mass.


MASS BOOK 2019
The mass book is now open for next year. Please come to the rectory to have a mass offered the offering is $15. We accept intentions for all persons living or deceased.


CHINESE MASS
华人教友的好消息 圣巴尔多禄茂堂区每月第一个主日和第三个主日,下午1:30 在小教堂弥撒. 此外,每周二晚上6:30有弥撒。敬请大家互相转告并参与。

Good news for our Chinese Catholic community in Elmhurst.  St Bartholomew Parish will be offering mass in Chinese on the First and Third Sundays of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel (Ithaca St).  Also, the Chinese community will gather every Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the chapel – Ithaca St. Please join us


INDONESIAN MASS
On the 4th Sunday of every month mass is celebrated in Indonesian at 3 p.m. in the chapel (Ithaca Street).  Following the mass there’s always a reception in Heafey Hall.  All are welcome to attend.


TAGALOG MASS
On the 3rd Sunday of every month mass is celebrated in Tagalog for the Filipino community at 5 p.m. in the chapel (Ithaca Street).  All are welcome to attend.


BENGALI/BURMESE  MASS
These two communities gather on the first Sunday of the month for a bilingual mass at 5 pm in the chapel.  Following the mass there is a gathering with light refreshments in Heafey Hall.  The next mass will be celebrated on Sunday, August 4.  At this mass we will officially welcome Fr Mintu Rozario.   Please attend.


For all those who have received a letter and pledge card from the bishop….please… make your generous pledge today!  It’s payable over the next 10 months.  Our goal is $95,000 –  we need your help to achieve this important goal.  To all those who have not received any letter in the mail- no worries-  we will be distributing pledge cards and asking your  help in two weeks at all the masses!


DO YOU NEED A LETTER from YOUR CHURCH? 
In order to give letters of recommendation, letters attesting to character, sponsor certificates, and other documents that may have legal or religious purposes, it is required that persons requesting those documents be registered and be active members of Saint Bartholomew Parish at least three months prior to your request. We can not provide any of these documents to people not registered in the parish.


SWEET 16 CELEBRATIONS AT ST BARTHOLOMEW PARISH  ELMHURST NEW YORK

  1. FAMILY MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE PARISH AND ACTIVE (ATTENDING
    WITH ENVELOPES EVERY WEEK) FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS.
  2. THE CHILD MUST BE BAPTIZED, RECEIVED FIRST COMMUNION AND
    CONFIRMATION – OR IN OUR FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM PREPARING FOR
    CONFIRMATION. THE CHILD SHOULD BE IN OUR YOUTH GROUP, AN ALTAR SERVER
    OF IN THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR.
  3. PARENTS AND CHILD MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH
    DEACON DANIEL or DEACON JOSE TO DISCUSS THESE
    REQUIREMENTS AT LEAST 3 MONTHS IN ADVANCE

SWEET 16 WILL ONLY BE CELEBRATED IN THE CHAPEL (ITHACA ST)
ON SATURDAYS AT 1PM