Monthly Archives: June 2018

A Note from Fr. Derek

Last week saw the wonderful ordination of seven new priests for service in the Archdiocese of Boston.  One of those, of course, was our beloved Father Lambert Nieme. It was a day of great joy for the Archdiocese, but also

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Congratulations to Father Lambert Nieme!

Our friend Lambert was ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 19.  How blessed St. Bart’s has been to have him minister here as a seminarian and deacon.  Let us continue to keep him in our prayers

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Come, Holy Spirit!  This weekend we bring the Easter Season to a close with our celebration of Pentecost.  This feast marks fifty days since we began our celebration of Easter and recalls the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent Treasure CONTRACTS   AGREEMENTS   PROMISES   etc. We have all entered into an agreement-contract at some point in our lives.  And some have done this many times. These contracts can be agreed upon with a hand shake or a

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Congratulations to our First Communion Class! On Saturday, fifteen young people from our parish received Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the very first time.  As a parish community this is a cause for great rejoicing.  The

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent Treasure RECESS:  (To have or not to have is the question.) Where does the time go!  It seems that no matter what we are doing, there is never enough time to get it all in. Whether in business

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Crowning of Mary

The month of May is dedicated, in a particular way, to Mary the Mother of the Church.  In fact, in March, Pope Francis declared a new Memorial for the Church calendar honoring Mary under her title of Mater Ecclesiae, Mother

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A Note from Fr. Derek

On Sunday, May 6th, at celebrations at 2:00 and 5:00 PM, eighty-seven young people will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Robert Reed at St. Bartholomew’s.  This is truly a day of great rejoicing for our parish community.  It

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent Treasure WHAT WILL THEY SAY ABOUT ME? One of life’s issues that comes up front as one gets older is the necessity of reading the OBIT pages in the paper.  Why?  Because more and more we find

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent Treasure PRAYER: WHO NEEDS IT? Jesus did. Time and time again we read in the Bible or hear in the Gospels, that Jesus removed Himself from those around Him and went into the hills, the garden or wherever

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