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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Are you someone, or do you know someone, who: Is not Catholic, but has expressed interest in becoming Catholic? Has not been baptized, but would like to be? Has been baptized, but has not received the sacraments of Eucharist and

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A Note from Fr. Derek

Fathers’ Day On behalf of all the staff at St. Bart’s I want to wish a very blessed Fathers’ Day to all of the dads in our parish as well as those visiting us, and assurances of prayers for the 

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent Treasure NOTES AND REFLECTIONS The Stained Glass Windows:  Are you able to identify them?  There are seven windows.  Starting from the back left side, the windows are as follows:  The Annunciation to Mary from the Archangel. The next: The Nativity. 

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A Note from John O’Dowd

  Fr. Derek asked me to write about my vocation journey so I want to share with you an important event in my discernment to enter the seminary. In December 2016, I returned to Ireland to attend the ordination of

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A Note from Fr. Derek

As I write this column, I find myself in Omaha, Nebraska.  If you had told me when I was in high school that I would ever go to Nebraska in my lifetime, I would’ve laughed in your face.  This is

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent Treasure BITS AND PIECES FROM ST. BARTS A little history again.  How many flags are on the altar and what do they represent?  2 flags.  On the left is the American flag with its 13 stripes (13 original colonies) and 50 stars (50 states).  On

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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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