Saint Bartholomew's September 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 our summer months come to an end, we'd like to provide a brief recap of what occurred in the month of August. In August we honored our graduates at the College Send off Mass. We congratulated our students who are moving on to college and begin a new chapter in their lives. We also celebrated the feast day of our Patron Saint - Saint Bartholomew by celebrating a Mass and potluck reception. This was a great way to provide fellowship for parishioners and get together as a Parish Community.

Here's what to look forward to! As our students head back to school, we will begin Faith Formation and Youth Group Meetings on September 17th and 18th! We are excited to have our new and returning students attending our classes and meetings. We will also have our Second Annual Family Parish Picnic. This is a great way to meet new members in our community and connect on a new level. We are excited to begin the new school year! In addition to our Faith Formation events, the Women's Guild will be having their Annual Membership Tea . More details listed below on what to look forward to this month!
Mark Your Calendars for our Upcoming Events!
Youth Mass, Sunday, September 8th, 5:30 pm

Saint Bart's celebrates a Youth Mass every first 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
On Fire NorCal, Saturday, September 14th, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Youth and Young Adult Ministry ON FiRE NorCal Jam is celebrating 10 years this September! Join us for this 10th anniversary celebration on September 14, 2019 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. Saint Bart's will be attending. For more information, contact Jacob Tolentino at .
Catechetical Sunday, Sunday, September 15th at 9:30 am Mass

This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 15, 2019. The 2019 theme will be "Stay with Us." Those who the Community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.
Women's Guild Annual Tea, Tuesday, September 24th at 1:00 - 3:00 pm

The Women's Guild will have their Annual Tea! This is an opportunity to renew your membership or join the Women's Guild. This is open to all women who are looking to be a part of the St. Bart's community.
Youth Group Meeting, Sunday, September 22nd at 3:00 - 4:30 pm

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. The meeting will be followed by the 5:30 pm Mass. You are welcome to join us!
Annual Family Picnic, Sunday, September 29th at 12:00 - 5:00 pm

All families are encouraged to bring a dish to the picnic, as it will be potluck style. All are invited to attend. For more information, please contact our Youth Minister, Jacob Tolentino at 650-347-0701 ext. 218 or
Faith Formation
Welcome Mass: Sept. 15th @ 9:30 a.m.
Classes Begin Sept. 17/18
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.
Ministry Spotlight

This month's Ministry Spotlight is our Youth Ministry!
Our Youth Ministry is lead by our Youth Minister Jacob Tolentino who started at St. Bart's a little over a year ago. Since then, he has been dedicated to building a Youth community for our Middle School and High School students. We have also identified two new Youth Leaders, Paolo Carrecedo, Liam Kennedy, and Pascal Nguyen, who will continue to lead our Youth Group this year. To join the Youth Group or for any questions, please contact Jacob Tolentino at
Register for our Parish
If you are not registered with St. Bartholomew’s Parish and wish to do so, please pick up a registration form at the church vestibule or go online at:

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.
"To do the will of God, man must despise his own;
the more he dies to himself, the more he will live to God."
- Saint Peter Claver
A prayer for the Feast Day of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

O God, who called blessed Teresa, virgin to respond to the love of your Son thirsting on the cross with outstanding charity to the poorest of the poor, grant us, we beseech you, by her intercession, to minister to Christ in our suffering brothers. Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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