St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst

PRESIDENTS DAY
This Monday we honor all of our nations presidents. (45 in total) We especially remember Presidents Washington and Lincoln.  We are grateful to all of our presidents and continue to thank God for the benefits of this country.  The parish office will be closed on Monday and there will only be ONE mass at 9 am.  Following the mass the chapel will close for the day.


MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

Dear Friends,

              This weekend I am pleased to announce that we will be adding a Mass on Sunday in Spanish 10 am in the chapel (Ithaca St).  The mass will start on Sunday, March 10th– the First Sunday of Lent.  We will continue this mass until at least Mercy
Sunday – April 28.  We will evaluate and see if the mass will continue.  If I had to bet…I’d say yes it probably will.  We will not take special intentions for the mass at this time.  The mass will be celebrated each week for the people of our parish.

Last Monday I was happy to personally thank our most generous parishioners for all they do and give to our parish.  About 60 people attended  receptions in their honor.   I encourage everyone to continue to be generous to your parish.  Every sacrifice helps!

Thanks for all you do!!

Fr Rick


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 at1:30 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.  The next mass will be celebrated February 24 at 3 pm. All are welcome to attend.


TEGALOG 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).  The next mass will be  celebrated February 17.  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.   following the mass there is a gathering with light
refreshments in Heafey Hall.  The next mass will be  celebrated Sunday, February 3.


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.


MINISTERS FORMATION DAY
As we prepare for the season of Lent we will be offering a day of formation for our ministers:  Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Choir.  We will begin on Saturday, March 2 at 11 am in the chapel.  The day will include time for sharing, time for prayer and time for formation.  We will also be serving a light lunch.  All ministers are asked to attend thisimportant day.  Sessions will be conducted in English and Spanish.  Please call the rectory to let us know you’re attending.  718.424.5400.


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