** Attention! We now have Mass at 7:30 pm in Spanish Monday through Friday in the chapel**
Mexico City Trip
During the summer our Sunday mass attendance will go down since many of our parishioners go away. We strongly encourage everyone to look for a nearby church and check out their mass schedule – Sunday mass is important. We wish everyone a safe and relaxing time away. As a reminder… Saint Bartholomew Parish relies on your weekly contributions. When you return from your vacation please remember to make up for the Sundays you weren’t here in the collections. Thank you.
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
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY
The death of someone close to us can be difficult and challenging.
The next gathering will take place in heafey Tuesday, July 10, 2018 after the 9am Mass
During the meeting we have the opportunity to pray, listen and share.
If you are not comfortable sharing…that’s ok! You can just come to pray and listen.
WELCOME A NEW CARDINAL TO OUR PARISH:
We are pleased to announce that Cardinal D’Rosario will be visiting our parish for mass on Monday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. He is the Archbishop of Dhaka in Bangladesh and also President of the Bishop’s Conference in that country. Pope Francis raised him to the rank of Cardinal in November 2016. We will offer a multi-cultural mass to welcome the Cardinal followed by a reception in the school gym. Everyone should make the attempt to attend this mass- it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet a Cardinal of the Church!
FR SANTOS MONCION:
Next week we welcome Fr Santos to our parish for the first time. He is a priest from the Dominican Republic studying Scripture at the Biblicum in Rome. He will be offering Lectio Divina every Wednesday (in Spanish) at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel – starting nextWednesday. He will be with us until mid September. Hopefully before he leaves he will also give a presentation to our English speaking parishioners as well! Welcome Fr Santos!!
ST BARTS PARISH FEAST:
On the weekend of August 18/19 our second collection will be your gift to St Bart’s Parish on it feast day. We are asking every parishioner to consider a special gift of $25 or $50 (or more if you can) to your parish. The monies will be used toward the renovation of the church. Please…. Do your best and be generous as you always are!!
FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM:
It’s only mid July and close to 700 children are now enrolled in the faith formation program. Space is limited and so are the number of catechists we have. We expect over 1000 children this year. You are encouraged to register your child NOW – please do not wait any longer. We may need to close registration if we do not have the adequate space. We are blessed that more than 30 parishioners signed up to be catechists or assistants. Fr Rick will be conducting their first training on Saturday, July 28 from 9 am to 12 noon.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL PRAYER
God and Father of all gifts, we praise you,