Weekday Masses at St. Malachy’s are Tuesday at 8:30 am and Fridays at Noon (NOTE: NO MASS ON FRIDAY, 9/16). 

 Confessions at St. Malachy’s are Wednesday, 6-7 pm and Saturday, 4:15—4:40 pm**. ** ON SATURDAYS BEGINNING 10/8, MASS TIME CHANGES TO 4 PM, SO CONFESSION WILL BE AT 3:15 PM.

PCA News St. Joseph’s in Oxford: Join their Divine Mercy Chaplet on Zoom at 1 PM on Fridays. The Meeting ID is 356555 6647 and the Passcode is 789987. Contact Kathy Anderson for more information at 607-316-1717. 

 St. John’s of Bainbridge and St. Agnes of Afton host the Wednesday evening scriptural rosary via Zoom at 7 PM. Contact Dc. Tom Picciano at tpicciano@syrdio for a Zoom invitation.

Immaculate Conception in Greene teaches a Sign Lan- guage Lesson each week on how to Sign the Psalms with Maureen Kimble! Each week these lessons are added to our website and can be viewed any time by going to iccgreene.com

The Church of St. Bartholomew is joining other parishes throughout the Diocese of Syracuse to support the good works of the 2022 HOPE Appeal. The Appeal raises funds to cultivate Catholic leadership, advance social justice and empower parish communities. Many individuals and families’ lives are touched through the programs and ministries supported by the HOPE Appeal. You will receive a letter from Bishop Lucia asking for your support of the 2022 HOPE Appeal. Please review the information and prayerfully consider making a gift that is meaningful to you. You may bring your complet- ed pledge card to Mass, drop it by the parish office or use the return envelope to mail it back to the Diocese. You can also make a gift online at www.syrdio.org. Make checks payable to the HOPE APPEAL. Please call the office at 337-2215 if you have any ques- tions. Our goal this year is $16,771.46. If we collect over our goal, 100% of that overage will come back to our parish. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

The Church of St. Bartholomew will be joining other parishes throughout the Diocese of Syracuse to Kick Off the 2022 HOPE Appeal at Masses this weekend. The Appeal raises funds to cultivate Catholic leadership, advance social justice and empower parish communities. Many individuals and families’ lives are touched through the programs and ministries supported by the HOPE Appeal. You will receive a letter from Bishop Lucia asking for your support of the 2022 HOPE Appeal. Please review the information and prayerfully consider making a gift that is meaningful to you. You may bring your complet- ed pledge card to Mass, drop it by the parish office or use the return envelope to mail it back to the Diocese. You can also make a gift online at www.syrdio.org. Make checks payable to the HOPE APPEAL. Please call the office at 337-2215 if you have any ques- tions. Our goal this year is $16,771.46. If we collect over our goal, 100% of that overage will come back to our parish. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL PTO is selling 9” FALL MUMS from Pires Flower Shop for $10! To purchase, email: hfsptofishfry@gmail.com or you can PM our Facebook Page: HolyFamilySchoolPTO. Venmo—https://venmo.com/u/holyfamilyptonorwich. Paypal—https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ HFSPTONorwich. Cash or check payable to HFS PTO. October 1st deadline to redeem voucher cards at Pires, 216 N. Broad St., Norwich, 607-336-8224.

The Norwich Community Soup Kitchen is up and ready to serve dinners again. We are scheduled to open September 13. We will open every Tuesday at 4pm and start serving at 5:15pm. If you would like to volunteer please call or email me at 607-336-3513 or ntestani@roadrunner.com

We are accepting items for St. Bartholomew’s Rummage Sale to be held in September 16th. Please call the office at 337- 2215 if you have items to donate. We will NOT accept the following items: Electronics, Mattresses, Bed Frames, 8 Track tapes, or Furniture. Thank you!

Choir will be taking a break from June 20th through September 8th. 

COMING TO A CATHOLIC CHURCH NEAR YOU! In the effort to build up the Catholic Music Ministry at St. Bartholomew and St. Paul, a children's choir will be starting in August. Practice times will be determined after an initial meeting to see what schedules look like. Students in grades 6-8 are invited. Young adults in grades 9-12 are invited to join our adult choir! Also, an attempt will be made to start a handbell choir. Grades 7-12 may participate. We will have fun! Howev- er, know that neither group is to be for performance. It is a ministry, and through the months, we will be talking about the differences, the attitudes, and what comprises a Music Ministry vs. Performance. Beginning studies in Music reading, music disciplines and scripture will be part of each session. I am starting early, as the 100th Celebration of the Holy Family School is slated for September 17th at the 4:00 p.m. St. Paul's mass. Following the celebration, we will continue to work on music for the remainder of the church year for participation in weekly and Special Masses, including Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. A sign up will be downstairs following the masses for the next several weeks. An initial meeting will be held at all masses on the weekend of August 20-21st, and each student must be accompanied by one parent. Enjoy the remainder of the summer, pray about these opportunities, and may God leave a song in your heart. Joanie Gelatt, Director--570-782-2049 New Milford, PA

2022 Mission COOP Appeal—July 30 & 31, 2022 Rev. Luc Martel, A.A. (Augustinians of the Assumption) From the very beginning, the Assumptionists have been engaged in a wide variety of apostolic works. All that ad- vances the coming of the Reign of God has always been deemed worthy of our apostolic energy. It's a preference for poor, in response to the Gospel and to the Church calling us today to be on their side. For us, too, it's a consequence of our own vow to live as poor men. Some will dedicate themselves full-time to this work: with marginalized people of every kind, in hospitals and in prisons, "worker priests" or volunteers in different organi- zations … but all of us try to live in union with the poor, because "the poor will always be with us", because the poor are too often neglected even within the Church. This is a bias that the Assumption discourages. Our Province of North America and the Philippines is spe- cifically responsible for the missions in East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), Mexico and the Philippines. We provide personnel and financial assistance that is indispensable in order to maintain our charitable works (schools and nurseries) and formation programs for both laity and clergy in these countries. Many of our apostolates in these countries specifically work to better the living conditions of the impoverished brothers and sisters we live with and minister to. In the Philippines, we sponsor education and aid programs for underprivileged villages both in the Manilla area and in other mission centers. Our newly founded parish in Orizaba, Veracruz Mexico ministers to an underserved indigenous community. Proceeds of the July 30-31 Mission Appeal are applied to the needs of our brothers in Mexico, East Africa and the Philippines. Thank you for your generosity.

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary this September! Please save the date for the weekend of Sept. 16-18th, 2022. Events include: celebratory golf tournament at Canasawacta Country Club; a family celebration for alumni, teachers, staff and current school families; a cocktail event to com- memorate this remarkable milestone with a tour of the newly renovated gymnasium! We are grateful to our parish community for the many years of support for our school, and look forward to celebrating with all of you!  

The Norwich Soup Kitchen will be closed after May 24th and will re-open in September. Date to be announced.

REMINDER: If you are visiting from (or attending) another parish for Mass and would like your dona- tion to go to your own parish, please use your own Church envelope (or any envelope) and label it for the parish you want it to go to. Your envelope will be sent to the parish written on your envelope.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW 2022 applications for the Rev. Msgr. Guy A. Festa Memorial Scholarship are available for REGISTERED and ACTIVE members of St. Bartholomew Church. The award will be made on character, service, scholarship and financial consideration. Applications need to be completed and returned to Father Ralph for his signature as soon as possible. Call the office at 337-2215 for more information.  

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL is enrolling students for the 2022-23 school year. Holy Family offers a challenging academic program based on strong Catholic principles and traditions. Contact the school at 607-337-2207 or go to www.hfsnorwich.com for more information. 

Tax Statements:  If you would like your 2021 contribution report, please send in your request, or place it in the collection basket along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Statments can also be picked up in the all-purpose room. The Form is in the 12/26/2021 bulletin. 

Holy Family School PTO still has copies of the SaveAround Tri-County Coupon Books in stock until January 31st! If you are interested in a copy, email hfsptoscrip@gmail.com or call/text 607-316-2755. 

2022 Le Moyne College C.Y.O. Scholarship: For many years, Le Moyne College and the Catholic Youth Organizations have worked together to offer eight $4,000 scholarships ($1,000/year). Again, in 2022, eight deserving students in the geographical Diocese of Syracuse will be awarded to prospective Le Moyne students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and have performed outstanding service to their school, community, and parish.  Applications are available at the Church office by calling 607-337-2215. Completed packets must be returned to the Regional Chairperson (NOT THE COLLEGE) no later than January 1, 2022.     

Faith Formation Classes have Begun! Grades K-9 meet at Holy Family School at 9:45am. Confirmation students meet at St. Paul's Church Hall. Masks are required for everyone. New students please call 337-2200 to register for grades K-10.

Contact the office if your mailing address, telephone number or email address has changed. You can also put a note in the collection basket. We want to keep this information up to date in our records. Thank you!

Regular Offerings to the Church of St. Bartholomew: Thank you to everyone who is continuing their Church offerings to help our Church meet everyday expenses. If you choose to do so, please mail to St. Bartholomew Church, 30 Pleasant St., Norwich, NY 13815. Father receives all mail and distributes it to the Churches. If you would like to consider an automatic bank payment plan for the regular support to our Church (either through your checking or savings account), please contact the office by phone or email (stbartsnorwichny@frontier.com) to get more information. Your may select deductions from your account on a weekly, biweekly, monthly or quarterly basis. An authorization form needs to be completed and can be changed any time. This option saves time and is a convenient way to give regularly.

 

Diocese of Syracuse: Updates to the diocesan Instructions for the Celebration of the Sacraments in Time of Pandemic

Update from the Diocese June 23 2021

PCC Opportunities:

 

Revised Protocols for parishes from the Diocese:
Dispensation from Sunday Mass is discontinued. The Catholic faithful are asked to resume their full and active participation in the Eucharistic Liturgy through physical attendance at the Saturday Vigil Mass or Sunday Mass. Anyone who is frail or at risk due to advanced age or medical conditions is ALWAYS excused from this obligation. Caregivers, too, may have to use prudential judgment about attendance at Mass, carefully considering the risk factors involved.

Pre-Registration is no longer required for Mass. Fully-vaccinated parishioners are not required to wear a face mask unless they choose to do so. Those who are not vaccinated should continue to wear a mask and social distance. There is a designated area so that social distancing can be maintained.

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Bankruptcy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, NY

Letter from Bishop Lucia regarding the Hyde Amendment.

 

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Holy Family School is enrolling students for the 2021-2022 school year, offering a challenging academic program based on strong Catholic principles and traditions  We are very proud to have been awarded Middle States Accreditation for a School of Excellence by Design.  Holy Family School is not only affordable, it may be the best investment you ever make for your children. Call 607-337-2207 for more information.



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Norwich Community Soup Kitchen is closed until September.