HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL is enrolling students for the 2024-25 school year. Holy Family offers a challeng- ing academic program based on strong Catholic princi- ples and traditions and has been awarded Middle States Accreditation for a school of Excellence by De- sign. Holy family is affordable and may be the best investment you ever make for your children. Contact the school at (607) 337-2207 or go to www.hfsnorwich.com for more information.

Project Rachel Ministry - Post-abortion Healing Day of Hope & Healing for Women, July 13, 2024 Do you carry an abortion (or maybe more than one) deep in your heart? Do you feel that God could never forgive you? Do you feel you can't forgive yourself? Join us for a Day of Hope and Healing on Saturday, July 13th, hosted by Project Rachel Ministry. The Church wants you to come home and experience Christ’s peace. For more information or to register, contact Project Rachel at 855-364-0076 or hopeandhealing@syrdio.org. All calls and emails are confidential.


The Knights of Columbus will be selling raffle tickets throughout the summer as they are giving away $2500. There will be 3 winners this year, (2) $1000 winners and (1) $500 winner with all proceeds going to the local K of C Council 211 in Norwich. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from Knights after selected Masses. The drawing will be held after the 9am Mass at St Bart's on Sunday Sept 1st!

HELP WANTED: St. Paul’s Cemetery/Church is looking for a maintenance person. Candidate must hold a valid driver’s license. Position includes landscaping, mowing, trimming and janitorial duties. Applications can be found on line at our website www.stpaulsnorwich.com or can be picked up at the church office. Send application and re- sume to St. Paul’s Church, 30 Pleasant St., Norwich, NY 13815. Call 607-337-2216 for more information.

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We are still accepting Christmas, gently used kitchen and household items for our Spring Bazaar to be held on Saturday, April 27th from 9 am to 3 pm. Dona- tions may be brought to the parish center during office hours. Craft and antique vendor applications are also being accepted! Call the office at 607-337-2215 for more information.



SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW 2024 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.

HOPE APPEAL UPDATE: The Church of St. Bartholo- mew has received $15,040 toward our Hope Appeal goal of $16,771 thanks to the generosity of 59 families! Thank you for your continued generosity!

St Bartholomew’s Facebook Be sure to like and follow St. Bartholomew’s Face- book Page: https://www.facebook.com/stbartholomewsnorwich/

The 4 th Degree Knights of Columbus, Assembly #737, is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship
for graduating seniors who plan to attend college. Students who attend the Norwich City School District can obtain and submit the scholarship application form through the school offices. Students who do not attend NCSD should contact the church office for an application form and mail the form to the address noted on the application. Please act soon because the application forms must be received by March 22.

The Norwich Community Kitchen is open every Tuesday. We are located at St. Bartholomew Parish Center, 81 East Main St., Norwich. Doors open at 4pm. We will start serving dinners at 5:15pm. If anyone would like to volunteer, please call St. Bartholomew's Office at 607-337-2215. Thank you!


As you are putting items away all those wonderful Christ- mas decorations, please consider donating and dropping off any gently used, no longer needed Christmas items to the Parish Center to be included in a future fundraiser.


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is the process through which adults explore and, if they choose, eventually become Catholic, whether through Baptism or being received into full communion with the Church. Through RCIA you will have an opportunity to ask questions in a non-pressured environment along side others who are on the same journey, learning the fundamental beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith and what it means to live as a Catholic. If you are interested in learning more about this pro- gram, call Fr. Ralph at 607-337-2204 to find out more.



Please update your email address with the office if you haven’t done so. We want to be sure to have current contact information on file. Thank you!

HOPE APPEAL UPDATE: The Church of St. Bartholo- mew has received $15,040 toward our Hope Appeal goal of $16,771 thanks to the generosity of 59 families! Thank you for your continued generosity!

 

Immaculate Conception in Greene live streams Sunday Mass at 10 AM on the ICC YouTube Channel: Immaculate Conception Greene for Sunday Mass Livestream

 

REMINDER: If you are visiting from (or attending) another parish for Mass and would like your donation 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.

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.

 

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.