St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst

MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

Dear Friends:

              Blessed New Year to you and your family!  This feast day of the Epiphany (Three Kings) reminds us once again to renew our faith and trust in the One who never changes…Jesus the Lord.  Today will complete for us the Christmas Season—this week we will be removing all our decorations and cleaning up our church and chapel.  Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously in our Christmas Decoration collection as well as YOUR gift to the parish for Christmas.  So far your Christmas Gift to the parish has surpassed our goals! Next week we will publish the exact numbers. Your generosity and love for this parish is so beautiful.  Those who were able to give $150 or more will soon be receiving an invitation for a thank you reception.

May this New Year 2019 bring all of us happiness and peace!

Fr. Rick


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.

 


CHURCH BELLS
 Our bells are now working again!  They ring every day at 12 Noon and 6 p.m.  Traditionally, this is the time to pray The Angelus Prayer.  Here’s a good Advent spiritual
exercise…pray the Angelus each day at 12 and 6 pm!

V/. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,

R/. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary…

V/. Behold the handmaid of the Lord,

R/. Be it done unto me according to your Word. Hail Mary…

V/. And the Word was made flesh,
R/. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary…

V/. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

Let us pray. 

Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts: that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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¡Nuestras campanas están funcionando de nuevo! Suenan todos los días a las 12 del mediodía y las 6 p.m.
Tradicionalmente, este es el momento de rezar La Oración del Ángelus. Aquí hay un buen ejercicio espiritual de Adviento … ¡reza el Angelus cada día a las 12 y 6 pm!

V /. El ángel del Señor Anunció a María:

R /. Y ella concibió por obra del Espíritu Santo. Ave María…

V /. He aquí la esclava del Señor,

R /. Hágase en mí según tu Palabra. Ave María…

V /. Y el Verbo se hizo carne,

R /. Y habitó entre nosotros. Ave María…

V /. Ruega por nosotros, santa Madre de Dios.

R /. Para que seamos dignos de alcanzar las promesas de
Nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

Oremos.

Derrama, oh Señor, tu gracia en nuestros corazones: para que
nosotros, a quienes la Encarnación de Cristo tu Hijo se dio a
conocer mediante el mensaje de un Ángel, podamos, por su Pasión y Cruz, ser llevados a la gloria de su Resurrección. Por el mismo Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén.


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.


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


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, January 8, 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.

 


 

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL PRAYER

God and Father of all gifts, we praise you,
The source of all we are. Teach us to
Acknowledge always with generous gratitude
the many good things your infinite love has given us,
as we support the work of our Diocese
in Brooklyn and Queens. Open our hearts that
we may answer your call to follow the
message of the Gospel as disciples in love
and service, so that all may come to
know you. We ask this through
our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
AMEN.