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

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

As we enter into this most sacred week of the year, let us bear in mind, and in our hearts, the sufferings of Christ, and be mindful of the depths of God’s love for each and every one of us.

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure BEAUTY IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER BEHOLDER? That means you and me. No matter the perfection of our senses or not, beauty is out there for us to wallow in. But who will define beauty for us? Are we

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

                  There is a lot going on in the parish these days with Confirmations and Easter preparations and the like. Just last weekend you may have noticed that some new signs were

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure “ARE WE THERE YET?” No person who has ever ridden in a car with a child has not heard this phrase whether the journey is for one hour or one whole day. Often we, adults, might think

A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

“Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast.” It is with these words, paraphrased from the sixty-sixth chapter of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, that