A Letter from Fr. Derek- April 3

A Letter from Fr. Derek- April 3

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I pray that you are staying safe and well.  As this pandemic continues to spread, more and more of us will find ourselves more affected and more tested on a personal level. As I

A Letter From Fr. Derek- March 27

A Letter From Fr. Derek- March 27

“Untie him and let him go” (Jn 11:44). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I pray that this letter finds you, and those whom you hold dear, well and in good health in these uncertain days.  These words of Jesus

From the Music Ministry

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

A Letter From Fr. Derek

A Letter From Fr. Derek

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I pray this finds you and your loved ones healthy in mind, body and spirit.  I know that being bombarded with news about the COVID-19 pandemic can be wearying.  While it is important to

A Letter from Fr. Derek

A Letter from Fr. Derek

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: These are certainly interesting times in which we are living and we are finding ourselves tried by this novel coronavirus pandemic.  Please know that you all remain in my prayers as we navigate this

A Note from Fr. Derek

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life 

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life 

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

A Note from Fr. Derek

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

Stewardship: A Way of Life 

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