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Church Hall News

We have now received approval from the diocese to go
forward with the preliminary design and municipal
approvals subject to the budget of $2,592,224!!!

Once we have municipal approvals, the diocese will review it
again. However, the diocese will only allow us to borrow one
third of the cost of the project which would be approximately
$1,730,000. So we will need to raise another $344,800. before
the construction can be completed unless the municipality and
diocese will allow us to complete the hall in stages.

At the present time, the diocesan consultant is having meetings
with the city planning and we are proceeding with the
preliminary studies which will cost approximately $100,000.00
Please be generous with your monthly building contributions.


Important Dates in 2018

January 142:00 pmSession 3
February 42:00 pmSession 4
February 182:00 pmPractice
February 237:00 pmStations of the Cross
March 3TBDLift Jesus Higher Rally
March 252:00 pmSession 5
April 292:00 pmSession 6
May 269:00 amRetreat
June 17:00 pmPractice
June 25:00 pmConfirmation

First Reconciliation
January 283:30 pmSession 3
February 253:30 pmFirst Reconciliation

First Eucharist
March 4
April 8
April 22
May 27
June 8
June 10

Agincourt Family Services

Agincourt Family Services are asking for donations of
adult winter wear (coats, hats, mitts...),
and personal toiletries (toothbrushes, soap, deodorant...).

All donations are to be dropped off at the
Sheppard Ave. office located at:
4155 Sheppard Ave. E., Unit#100
416-321-6912 x221
Mon – Fri 9:30am – 3:00pm

"What you did unto the least of these you did unto me."

Koinonia Prayer Community

Wednesday afternoons from 1-2pm

Wednesday evenings @ 7:30pm
Prayers, Praise & Worship, Reflection and Intercessory Prayers.

Want to advertise on our bulletin?

Advertisers help provide the funds to produce our bulletin.
If you would like to place your ad on the back of the bulletin,
please contact David Bolton at 416-204-1687
or e-mail dbolton@theinterim.com

We are collecting the outer milk bags.

Please bring them to the church, folded not crumpled,
and place them in the box in the North lobby (near the washrooms).

The bags are brought to St. Gabriel's Parish, where a
group meets to weave bed mats once a month.

The milk bag mats offer people an invaluable, durable and
washable alternative to sleeping on the ground.

Expecting a Baby?

Want your child to be Baptized? You must be a registered parishioner for 3 to 6
months and attending Mass at this church before Baptism takes place.
Therefore, while you're pregnant make sure you check with the office
to see if you are registered.

Although Baptisms are not refused at St. Bartholomew Parish, there may be times
when they are delayed until various concerns are worked out.
Sacraments should not be entered into lightly, under family pressure,
or because they are seen as merely social or cultural conventions.
The pastor of the parish must be sure that a right understanding and a proper
disposition towards the sacrament is evident before they can proceed.

We are not looking for perfection from our parents but a reasonable assurance
that the promises they will be making at the baptismal celebration are
meaningful to them and to the faith life of their family.

Please Note

Please be mindful of keeping outer church doors closed and remembering
to turn off lights when leaving an empty room. KEEP ELECTRICITY COSTS DOWN!

Do not park your car on the west side of the church between the garage doors
and the school fence. This is a fire route. You will be ticketed and towed!

If you have a change of address or telephone number, please let us know.

As a courtesy, if you are planning to move could you please let the office know.
The envelopes cost money. It would help the parish save if you let us know
ahead of time. Thank you.

For parishioners with children who are now 18 years of age or older and working,
we encourage them to register under their own name.

For donations made by cheque, please make it out to St. Bartholomew Church.
Just indicate on the memo section which charitable institution you would want
the money to go to in order for us to process your donations.

Come and Join Our Parish Family

Registration significantly helps several parish processes including Baptism,
Confirmation and Wedding. It also enables the parish office to give you
letters of reference and tax receipts.

Registration forms are available in the Parish Office,
or you can download a registration card here.

Inspiring Catholic CDs available

Want to learn more about your faith?
Want to make your time traveling to and from work more fruitful?
Looking for gifts for friends and family?

CHECK OUT the CD stands in the NORTH and SOUTH narthex.
There is even a CD for children. $5 each.

Please remember to contribute toward your pledge, which you made to the
Family of Faith campaign. Your continued payments of your commitment
to our campaign will enable us to fund future project(s) such as the
construction of our Hall that will help in many practical ways to welcome
and to serve those who come to our church to encounter Christ.

To date we have received our parish share of $54,418.17.

Parishioners making payments against their Family of Faith pledge should send their
payments directly to the Family of Faith campaign with their name, address,
payment, and parish name along with the city at the following address:

Family of Faith Campaign
Donation Processing Centre
1155 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1W2

Phone Number: (416) 934-3400 ext. 536

All cheques MUST be made out to Family of Faith Campaign.

Tax receipts will be issued directly by the Archdiocese, not this parish.
If you have questions about your tax receipt, please contact
Arthur Peters at 416-934-3400, x559, or apeters@archtoronto.org.

In the case of a change of contact information, death or other circumstances,
please send the change to the same address listed above.

Family Food Donation Schedule

Please help us support the Agincourt Community Services.

See the Weekly Family Food Donation Schedule so you can plan ahead and buy a few extra non-perishable goods that week.

More Information

For information about Marriages, Baptisms, and registration, please see our Parish Information page.

Parish Activities

Go to our Activities & Organizations page for more activities at St. Bartholomew's.

To learn more about the CWL in St. Bartholomew's Parish, see the CWL web page.

To learn more about the Knights of Columbus in St. Bartholomew's Parish, see the Knights of Columbus website.

To learn more about the RCIA program in St. Bartholomew's Parish, see the RCIA web page.


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