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 JoAnn at 607-336-3513. Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE 7-1-23: the Diocese has increased Mass intention fees to $15 per Mass intention.

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.

INITIAL Safe Environment Training for Adults (NOT recertification) will be held on Sunday, 11/5, 1-3 PM at St. Bart’s Parish Center, 81 East Main, Norwich. There is no cost to you but you must register. Please go to the Diocese of Syracuse website or call the office at 607-337-2215 for more information.

CHOIR INFORMATION BELL CHOIR practice will start on Aug. 22nd at 4 pm at St. Paul’s for children in grades 5-12, or for adults who would like to learn. You Strengthen the Fabric of Our Faith! The 2023 HOPE Appeal continues through December 31st, and we are inspired by the many individuals and families whose lives are touched through the programs and ministries supported by the HOPE Appeal. Fr. Ralph asks you to join him in support of this year’s HOPE Appeal. Together we will reach our parish goal of $16, 771. To date, $6,715 has been received from 26 families! Remember that all gifts we receive above our goal will be returned directly to our parish! Thank you to everyone who returned their HOPE Appeal pledge card! Please prayerfully consider your pledge and return it to Mass next week, drop it by the office or use the return envelope with your letter. You can also make a gift online at Please make checks payable to “Hope Appeal.”

If you would like to support this mission by paying with a check, please make checks out to St. Bartholomew Church, and we will send in one check from the parish.
THANK YOU to Lori Wilson of Wilson Decorative Solutions in New Berlin who has restored six interior Church statues (Mary, St. Joseph with Jesus, St. There- sa, St. Anthony, St. Bartholomew and the Pieta) and is restoring one outdoor statue of St. Bartholomew. She has also duplicated some stenciling around both Mary and St. Joseph.

100th Anniversary: The $100 for 100 years donation deadline has been extended to August 5th. After that date we will not be able to add any more names to the banner.

All parishioners planning to attend the August 27th Feast of St. Bartholomew complimentary brunch after the 9 AM Mass please respond as soon as possible at 607-337-2215 for accuracy with our final count.

Project Rachel Ministry Day of Hope, July 15 The anniversary of the reversal of the Roe vs. Wade decision is June 24th. Hearing about abortion can stir many feelings of regret and remorse for a woman who has had an (or more than one) abortion. God wants you to seek peace and healing. Join us for a Day of Hope and Healing on July 15. Those interested in attending can register confidentially at 855-364-0076 or at

Some parishioners from St. Bartholomew and St. Paul’s will recite the rosary after daily Mass at each Church on Tuesday through Friday. Prayer will be for our country and world peace as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. We will be meeting in the back of the Churches. Please join us!

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!


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 ( 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.