Saint Bartholomew's July 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!
Monthly Youth Mass, Sunday, July 14th at 5:30 pm

All are welcomed to join our Monthly Youth Led Mass! We are looking for Youth Group members to participate and be involved as Ushers, Lectors, Altar Servers, and Choir Members as well! Our Youth Mass integrates the youth community with the rest of our parish. All youth and families are invited to sit together during mass.
Sandwich Sundays, Every First Sunday of each month at 9:30 am

Join others in making lunches for the needy! We will be making peanut and jelly sandwiches, bagging snacks, and assembling a total of 400 lunches. We will also need 4 drivers to deliver lunches to the Samaritan House near 42nd Avenue and El Camino. Children welcome with adult supervision. Please bring community service forms with you.
St. Bart's Parish Book Club, July 11th at 10:30 am in the Media Center

We meet monthly to discuss a wide range of books, fiction and non-fiction. Some are specifically religious, others related to our Catholic “culture,” but all books are viewed in the light of our shared faith perspective. We enjoy and gain from everyone’s insights. New participants are always welcomed! For more information, please call Alba Toboni at (650) 922-2237. 
Ministry Spotlight
This month's Ministry Spotlight is Faith Formation! Thei r goal is to create a program of lifelong faith formation that is centered in and flows out of the events of church life. It embraces all ages and generations, promotes faith growth at home and promotes participation in the church community.

They are also looking for new Catechists to join their ministry! You can find out more information here and read about each Catechist Spotlight!
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)”

Parish Office Closed for 4th of July
Please be advised that the St. Bart's Parish Office will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4th.

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.
"In difficult moments, I will fix my gaze upon the silent heart of Jesus, stretched upon the cross, and from the exploding flames of His merciful heart, will flow down upon me power and strength to keep fighting."
- Saint Faustina
Saint Bart's wishes you a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! Below is a Freedom Prayer for Independence Day:

Lord God Almighty, in whose name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have the grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Amen.
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 San Mateo, CA 94402 |  https://newsite.barts.org  ‌