St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst

INDEPENDENCE DAY 
On Thursday, July 4th we will celebrate our nations’ 243rd anniversary of Independence. We will offer one mass at 9 am in the chapel – with music.   No evening mass on July 4. Following the mass (weather permitting) we will have our annual food celebration in the rectory garden.  Tickets are FREE but limited to only 40 people.  Everyone who attends is expected to bring a dish of food to share.  Tickets will be available after the 9 am mass on Wednesdays in Heafey Hall or call the rectory.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A CATECHIST?
Soon we will be completing this year’s Religious Education Program where over 950 children participated! We are in great need of more catechists – men and women 18 years and older who are  willing to give up some of their free time in teaching and sharing the Catholic faith. Most of our classes take place on Sundays – some are Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Classes are only 90 minutes long. All volunteers will get background checked, be Virtus trained (protection of children) and will have to take courses and workshops to assist you in becoming a parish catechist. On  Wednesday June 19 at 7:00 p.m. we will have an introductory  meeting in the Faith Formation Center (Whitney Avenue). In order to attend you need to contact Sr. Lucy, with your name and contact  information at religiousedstbarts@gmail.com or 347-303-0380.


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. 


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 4:30 pm in the chapel.  


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