A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

This weekend our nation commemorates Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the liberties we enjoy and can sometimes take for granted. Just the title of this day gives us occasion to

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure BEING A GRANDPARENT First to clear the record, there is no absolute for 100% correctness. One has opinions about the subject before   becoming a grandparent. And then becoming one changes the whole landscape. One is not the PARENT,

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure FIRST COMMUNION  AND HOPE In these days of troubles, anger, distrust, and so many more feelings that are less than joyful, one should attend a First Communion at least once a week. The experience is so up

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

The Good Shepherd Feeds Us               The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday as the Gospel reading comes from different parts of John’s Gospel where Jesus identifies himself as the Good Shepherd. One way in which

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure THE WORD OF THE LORD Recently, our Amy’s Book Club read the exceptional book– EDUCATED  By Tara Westover. It was the story of a young girl growing up in the mountains of Idaho, one of 7 siblings, a mother

A Note From Fr. Derek

A Note From Fr. Derek

Next week is Mothers’ Day. You have been warned. Don’t blame me if you forget!  During this month of May we honor, in a special way, our Church’s Mother, Mary.  It was not long ago that, on Good Friday, we

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Happy Quasimodo Sunday! The Solemnity of Easter, in which we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, is such an    important day that the Church not only celebrates a season of  Easter for 50 days, but observes an   octave

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure  REFLECTIONS Did we find out anything new or did we renew ourselves or did we just go through the process of Lent with an occasional nod to the time? Was God’s relationship with us any different from

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Christ is Risen! He is truly risen!  On behalf of all the staff at St. Bartholomew’s I want to wish you all a blessed Easter. Today we celebrate the triumph of Jesus Christ over sin and death as we recall

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure “I AM THE WAY”   Good ole Thomas, the Apostle who doubts, questions, and needs to see, to know for himself before he can believe. We can relate. When Jesus rose from the dead, as He had