ADULT AND CHILDREN SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
More than 50 people are preparing to receive their sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) at this year’s Easter Vigil. This is our biggest group ever. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they complete the final period of preparation. Last week they met with Bishop DiMarzio and Bishop Cisneros for a special welcoming ceremony. Special thanks to Deacon Daniel and our catechists for their hard work!
We are happy to invite any adult (18+) who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation (and would like to) to please consider it. We will be offering a 5 Sunday formation course beginning April 28. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. We invite you to attend a meeting for information and registration on Saturday, APRIL 6 AT 11AM IN Heafey Hall (located under the chapel on Ithaca St.) The sacrament will be conferred on Pentecost Sunday– June 9th.
NEW MINISTERS INFORMATION MEETING
Would you like to serve your parish as a lector? Ministers of Holy Communion? Usher? We need your assistance! As our parish continues to grow there’s a great need for more and more ministers. Please attend a special information night where all your questions will be answered! We will have a meeting THIS Sunday, March 24 in English at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel (Ithaca St) and Spanish at 2 pm in the church (Whitney Ave).
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.
NEW MASS AT ST. BART’S
As you can see our attendance at mass continues to grow each week. We now have approximately 5,300 people at mass each week. Those who come to mass a few minutes late know that most times it is now impossible to find an empty seat to sit! For the Sundays of Lent until the Second Sunday of Easter we will offer mass at 10 am in the chapel in Spanish. Those who attend a Spanish mass on Sundays are asked to take note of this new mass at 10 am in the chapel.
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
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. The next mass will be celebrated Sunday, March 24 at 3 pm. All are welcome to attend.
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). The next mass will be celebrated April 21. All are welcome to attend.
These two communities gather on the first Sunday of the month for a bilingual mass at 4:30 pm in the chapel. following the mass there is a gathering with light
refreshments in Heafey Hall. The next mass will be celebrated Sunday, April 7.
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!
END OF THE YEAR TAX STATEMENTS
Tax letters will go out sometime by the middle of January. Those who have contributed less than $500 and would like to receive a statement should contact Raul Ortiz at the parish office. Please… when you receive your statement if there is any discrepancy please do not get upset…contact Raul at the office.
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
- FAMILY MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE PARISH AND ACTIVE (ATTENDING
WITH ENVELOPES EVERY WEEK) FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS.
- 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.
- 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