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From the Music Ministry

Although we are not together, the music remains! As we continue on our journey through Lent, you can bring Lenten music to your day in any number of ways. You can sing along with televised or live streamed Masses, you

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A Note from Fr. Derek

There is a lot in the news these days regarding the novel coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak and attempts to keep it from spreading. As I write this it seems all of Italy has been put under travel restrictions and there is

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Stewardship: A Way of Life 

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure GRATITUDE If there is one emotion that we should all feel this Lent despite all that seems to be imploding around us, it is gratitude. How much more blessed can one be when one has a

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Stewardship: A Way of Life 

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure TUNE OUT AND TUNE IN These are very unsettling times in which we live. Our national past time, baseball, has been accused of cheating. A pandemic appears to be  moving across the world infecting those in

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Lenten Giving Almsgiving, or providing money or food to those less fortunate, is an important part of the Christian life in general but is highlighted in a particular way during the season of Lent.  In the past, St. Bart’s has

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Stewardship: A Way of Life 

Sharing:  Time  Talent  Treasure CLEANLINESS Could you live comfortably in a dirty home? (What does not count is a little clutter once and a while.) How often do you need to take a shower or tub to feel clean and

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Lenten Regulations: Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence from meat.  Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. Fasting is to be observed by all of the faithful who are 18 years of age and older, who

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A Note from Fr. Derek

The season of Lent begins this Wednesday. Please be sure to check out the Ash Wednesday schedule elsewhere in this bulletin. Lent, of course, is marked by the three traditional disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. All of us are

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Stewardship: A Way of Life 

LENT       ASH WEDNESDAY       FEBRUARY 23, 2020 How joyous we were on Christmas morn. And now Lent is upon us. How did time pass so  quickly! And what are our emotions regarding the start of

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Last weekend, in my homily, I made reference to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, works that are fundamental in our Catholic Tradition. It is important to remember that the Catholic tradition is one that recognizes that faith alone

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