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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure IS LIFE BEAUTIFUL?  IS IT JOYOUS?  IS IT TRUTHFUL? Are these questions appropriate to consider during Lent? Is our impression during the Lenten season one of darkness, suffering, deprivation, joyless? One important question in Lent has always been

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing:  Time Talent  Treasure WORDS How many words can one estimate that we are able to utter in a day? (A gift from God that we even have the power of speech.) And to how many people, either by phone,

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A Note from Fr. Derek

One of the things the Church encourages us to do frequently, but most especially in this time of Lent, is to avail ourselves to the Sacrament of Confession. As has been mentioned in the bulletin, and at Mass, there is

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