Saint Bartholomew's November 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!
Recap and What's Coming
As we approach our Advent season, we'd like to provide a brief recap of what occurred in the month of September and October. In September we had our Annual Parish Picnic, with big attendance. We thank those who came and brought a dish for us to enjoy. We also kicked off our Faith Formation classes. In October, we had our Faith Formation Teaching Mass and had several Youth Group events that took place and had a higher attendance of youth! We hope to see you all in our upcoming events in the coming months!

All Saint's Day Mass Times
Thursday: 5:30 PM All Saints Day Vigil Mass - October 31
Friday: 8:00 AM All Saints Day Mass - November 1
7:00 PM All Saints Day Mass - November 1
Saturday: 5:00 PM All Souls Day Mass - November 2

Mark Your Calendars for our Upcoming Events!
RSVP for the Christmas Luncheon, November 22nd

Don't forget to RSVP for the Women's Guild Christmas Luncheon! RSVP ends on November 22nd. Please make all checks payable to Saint Bartholomew Women's Guild. For more questions, please contact Kathy Messinger at
Youth Game Night, Friday, November 8th at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join our Youth Group members in our first ever game night! We will have board games, video games, and party games (like Billiards, Ping Pong, etc). For questions, contact our Youth Minister, Jacob Tolentino at

Youth Mass, Sunday, November 10th, 5:30 pm

Saint Bart's celebrates a Youth Mass every second Sunday of the month at the 5:30 pm Mass. All are welcome! We are looking for youth participants to lead the mass including, singers, instrumentalists, lectors, collectors, altar servers and trained Eucharistic Ministers. If you are interested, please contact the Youth Minister Jacob Tolentino at
Archdiocesan Youth Mass, Sunday, November 4th at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join our Youth Group community at The Youth Mass that is open to all youth and their families throughout the archdiocese. For more information contact or
Youth Group Meeting, TBD

We will have a Youth Group Meeting for our Middle School and High School students, especially for those have have just been confirmed. You are welcome to join our fun fulled meeting lead by our Youth Leaders. More details to come! Keep an eye out on the bulletin.
Volunteers Needed!
We are seeking volunteers to help set up for the Follow the Star event! If you are interested in volunteering (especially our Youth) please email
*Please see bulletin to updates on other opportunities to volunteer, especially for upcoming events in the Advent season.
Ministry Spotlight

This month's Ministry Spotlight is our Music Ministry!
Our Music Ministry is lead by our Music Minister Maria Shao who started at St. Bart's almost a year ago. Since then, she has been dedicated building our singers and instrumentalists and bring beautiful music to our community. The choir has been practicing for our Annual Christmas Concert "Day of Peace." We thank and recognize Maria and the choir for their great work throughout our seasons. Be sure to mark your calendars for the Christmas Concert as well!
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
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.
"Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, all things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.
-Saint Teresa of Avila
A Thanksgiving Prayer

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.
Thank you for all the graces and blessings. You have betowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious heritage. Our food and shelter, our health, the loves we have for one another, our family and friends.
Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessing throughout the coming year.
This we ask in the Name of Jesus, Your Son and our Brother .

Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church | 650-347-0701 | 600 Columbia Drive
 San Mateo, CA 94402 |  ‌