Saint Bartholomew's August 2019 Newsletter
Saint Bartholomew Parish is a welcoming and inclusive Catholic Community of Faith. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we commit ourselves to sharing our Christian Faith as well as our time, talents, and resources for the welfare of all God’s people. Keep up with what is going on in our Parish by subscribing to our Monthly Newsletters, where we provide upcoming events to look forward to and highlight ministries within our parish! For more information, visit our website using the link below!
Mark Your Calendars for our Upcoming Events!
Together in Holiness, Saturday, August 3rd, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“In your vocation as husbands, wives, mothers, and fathers, you have the unique opportunity and responsibility of building up your own 'Domestic Church' within your families. With that, I invite the
Catholic couples from across the Bay Area to attend Together in Holiness so you may be strengthened and renewed in this mission.”
College Send Off Mass, Sunday, August 11 at 9:30 am Mass

St. Bart's Parish Community will celebrate your family's accomplishment at the College Send off Mass followed by a reception, as our young adults begin a new chapter in their lives. For more information, contact our Youth Minister Jacob Tolentino at jacob@barts.org.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Wednesday, August 14th at 5:30 pm Mass

Celebrated every year on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay—a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin's passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts as well as being a  Holy Day of Obligation .
Feast Day of Saint Bartholomew, Monday, August 26th at 8:00 am Mass

Saint Bartholomew was one of the twelve who were called to the apostolate by our blessed Lord Himself. We are celebrating the feast day of Saint Bartholomew on August 26th after 8:00 am Mass with a Potluck reception to follow.
Faith Formation
FAITH FORMATION
REGISTRATION 2019-20
 
Please register ASAP so we can plan for classes/catechists
 
Welcome Mass: Sept. 15th @ 9:30 a.m.
Classes Begin Sept. 17/18
 
Registration forms are on St. Bart’s web site:   https://newsite.barts.org/faith-formation
 
August 24/25 - Bring your checks and Checklist Forms to Mass!
 
St. Bart's Rachael Smit, DRE, will be available after mass to collect paperwork and answer any questions regarding the upcoming Faith Formation school year.
 
One More Reason to Enroll your child : a recent study finds that: Kids Raised Going to Church are Happier Adults
See full article here:  https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/2883/documents/2019/7/Article_BHG.pdf   (this is on the St. Bart’s web site)
Ministry Spotlight

This month's Ministry Spotlight is the Hospitality Ministry! Here at St. Bart’s, our little group is dedicated to helping create an environment that fosters fellowship and welcome among parishioners and visitors. Although most hospitality centers around food, we really see this as a ministry and not just a refreshment committee. We are blessed to have a large number of people who volunteer to host Coffee and Donut Sundays, and/or to provide sweet or savory treats! Please contact us if you are able to help in any of the above mentioned things. Thank you! For more information, please contact Sue Brenner by email at suebrenner1@gmail.com or Lois Pileri at cmpileri@sbcglobal.net. 
Reminders
Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to contemplate, to adore, and to pray to Jesus Christ before the Blessed Sacrament every first Friday of the month. Hours of exposition are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please sign-up on-line here.

“So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? (Matthew 26:40)”

Monthly Newsletters
Monthly Newsletters will be sent out at the end of each month highlighting Upcoming Events and Ministry Spotlights! If you would like your Ministry to be a Spotlight in a newsletter, please email saint.bartswebsite@gmail.com.
How can we pray for you?
As a community, we need to keep each other's deepest needs and yearnings of our hearts in prayer. With this in mind, we'd like to invite our Parish members to make known those friends and loved ones for whom we should pray. You can submit your prayer request using the Google Form here.
"Better to have the humility to begin great tasks with the danger of failing, than to reduce one's goal out of pride in order to guarantee success."
- Saint Alberto Hutardo
A prayer for the Feast Day of our Patron Saint - Saint Bartholomew

Strengthen in us, O Lord, the faith, by which the blessed Apostle Bartholomew clung wholeheartedly to your Son, and grant that through the help of his prayers your Church may become for all the nations the sacrament of salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen
Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church | 650-347-0701 | 600 Columbia Drive
 San Mateo, CA 94402 |  https://newsite.barts.org  ‌