Saint Bartholomew's June 2020 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!
Recap and What's Coming
These past few months have been challenging as we have been in Shelter in Place, while it is for the best of our community, we surely do miss each of you. While many of our Parish events have been canceled, we have had many had many social gatherings and celebrations virtually! We came together at the end of May to celebrate our Faith Formation Participants! We still were able to continue teaching our Youth through Zoom classes and hosting sessions for our Youth Group as well! Thank you to all our Catechists and Faith Formation leaders, Rachel Smit and Joanie Bronzini!
Our Music Ministry has also provided many virtual events to keep our Parishioners feeling like they are back at St. Bart's. All parishioners are welcome to join for the following: Morning Prayer, weekdays @ 10—10:15 a.m, Lectio Divina: Tuesdays @ 7 —8 p.m, and Prayer & Songs. Each week they have been we will be uploading individual choir members offering a song to the community on St. Bart’s Facebook page as a message of hope and healing from our music ministry. All meetings are over Zoom. Email maria@barts.org for log in details or visit http://maria6507.wixsite.com/stbartschoir to join the meetings.
This month we also want to call out our Archdiocesan Annual Appeal. Help us get to our goal! The theme for this year’s Archdiocesan Annual Appeal is  "Use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace." (1 Peter 4:10).  By responding to God's call to stewardship and grace, and participating in the Annual Appeal, we are collectively able to support such varied and critical needs as parish ministries, youth and young adult ministry, our schools, priestly formation, ministering to the poor, social ministries, and the greater Church, among others.
Mark Your Calendars for our Upcoming Events!
Pentecost Sunday
May 31 at 9:30 am

We invite Confirmation 1 & 2 to attend the 9:30 a.m. Live stream Mass on May 31 st  to celebrate the Holy Spirit /Pentecost for special blessings. This is one of Fr. Mike's request so please be sure to attend this mass! Join us via the link below:
Fr. Mike's 50th Anniversary into Priesthood, Sunday, June 14 at 9:30 am

We invite all parishoners to join Fr. Mike for Mass on Sunday, June 14th at 9:30 am at: https://www.facebook.com/stbartsparish/
We are encouraging all parishoners to join in a virtual Feile by sharing with Fr, Mike your best wishes, memories, and pictures. Please visit our Bulletin for more details.
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Parish Reminders!
WeShare - How to Continue your Sunday Collection Donation

We want to give a  HUGE  thank you to those who have continued to support our Sunday Collection via We Share.  We are dependent upon our parishioners to support our parish financially. Even more so when our Church is investing in our safety by performing extra duties.  We encourage you to contribute what you can, either  through “We Share” using this link  here  or through the Sunday envelopes.  We thank you for your generosity.
Talent Needed at Saint Bart's

As we begin to think about reopening our Church, we need to think about how we can continue to social distance and stay safe.

If you enjoy sewing/sharing your talent, we are looking for parishioners to donate washable masks for people to use, as we are able to return back into the church in the next month or so.

We Need:
  • Washable/reusable face masks 
  • Durable material
  • Adult/Children sizes

Ministry Spotlight
This month's Ministry Spotlight is our St. Bart's Faith Formation! We congratulate all our student participants who have completed this year's program, even during our Shelter in Place. We also give a special shout out to those who have been preparing to receive First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Please don't forget to join in our Pentecost Sunday!
"The soul is in God and God is in the soul. God is closer to us than water is to a fish."
-Saint Catherine of Siena
Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church | 650-347-0701 | 600 Columbia Drive
 San Mateo, CA 94402 |  https://barts.org  ‌