Welcome to St. Bartholomew Parish

Young Adults Group (ages 19 to 39)

Come and join us at some of our upcoming events.


Theology on Tap: Inner City Health and the Gospel

Monday October 30, 2017 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, (39 Prince Arthur Ave.)
Discuss the connection between housing and
health and interventions to improve the health of
people who are homeless.
With guest speaker Dr. Steven Hwang, MD, MPH.
Director of Centre of Urban Health Solutions.
(Cash bar & munchies provided)


Catholic Meet-up: Fall Hike and Pierogi Dinner

Sunday October 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Hike Mount Nemo (5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON)
Info: jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com


Catholic Woman's Group

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30PM
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (1100 Mary St. N., Oshawa)
Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul. A chance to grow together,
learn and embrace what it truly means to be a Woman of God.
Contact: Sandra 905-432-2300 x208 or swalfisz@archtoronto.org


Live Listening Sessions with the Toronto Bishops

Young people will have the opportunity to respond to Pope Francis' questions
in preparation for the Synod!

November 1, 7 p.m. @ St. Ignatius of Loyola, Mississauga


Contact Leigh-Anne Best at leighbest@gmail.com
and cc: the church at st.barts@sympatico.ca
for more information or to RSVP for these events.


For more Young Adults events, go to:
www.faithconnections.ca/event


Legion of Mary

First Time Ever...
LEGION OF MARY presents:
The 4 Mysteries of the Rosary & 2000 Hail Marys
Saturday, November 4, 2017, starting at 5:30 am.
Sign up sheets are in the North Lobby.
We kindly ask you to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled turn.


CWL logo

The next General meeting of the CWL will be on
Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm.


Maturing Adults Group

Tuesday November 7, 2017 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Guest Speaker: ROBERT KINGHORN
"Reaching Out in the Streets of Toronto and Serving
the Needs of the Inner City"

Pick up the full year schedule in the Narthex on
your way out and mark your calendar.


Special Masses

ALL SAINTS MASSES
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
at 8:30 AM & 7:30 PM

ALL SOULS' DAY MASSES
Thursday, November 2, 2017
at 8:30 AM & 7:30 PM

MEMORIAL MASS FOR THE DEPARTED
Monday, November 13, 2017
at 7:30 PM
If you would like to take part in the Memorial Mass,
please submit the name of your family member,
who has passed this year, to the Parish Office.


Dining with the Saints

Friday, October 27, 2017
Doors open 6:00 pm – Dinner at 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fun, dancing and dining!
With a silent auction, prizes, cash bar and more!
Adults $30.00, Children (under 12) $20.00
Tickets and sign-up sheets are available in the lobby
after Mass starting Sept. 16-17.

Pot Luck Dinner Dance

We would like to recognize the generosity of the few parishioners
who have made the dinner food over the last few years for all
of the people who attended the dance. Without their contributions,
we would not have had our great dinners.

This year, rather than just a few people contributing,
we are asking all of the parishioners who are attending the dance
to bring food
so the contributions are spread out among many.

When you purchase your ticket, you will be asked to choose
from the board any one of the dishes that we will need to make the
dinner a success. We will hand you an aluminum foil pan in which you can
bring your dish. The names of the people will be put in a draw for a prize.

We thank you for your cooperation.
Together, we can make this year's dinner dance
fundraiser a success!

Tickets and sign-up sheets are available in the lobby after Mass.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
We need help with:
Set-up Thursday October 26 @ 3:00 pm and
Take-down/Clean-up Saturday October 28 @ 9:30 am.

RAFFLE / DOOR PRIZES!
Contributions towards our raffle/door prizes and auction are always
greatly appreciated. Without these contributions, our event would not be a
success. Any remaining items will be donated to the Salvation Army.
Please submit donations directly to the office.


Koinonia Prayer Community

WEDNESDAY HOLY HOUR DEVOTIONS
Wednesday afternoons from 1-2pm

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


St. Michael's College School

St. Michael's College School is now considering
applications for September 2018.
Open Houses for interested parents and their
sons, grades 7-12, will be held on
Thursday, October 19 & Tuesday, October 24
at 7:30-9:30 pm.

While St. Michael's is an independent school,
they offer financial aid to qualified students.


Family Services Toronto

New helpful and supportive discussion groups
available for this fall season.

**Other resources focussing on aid and support
are posted on the bulletin board in the North Lobby.


FROM THE HUMBLE MILK BAG TO THE TRESURED BED
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.




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!


ATTENTION!
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.


Bulletin

You can find this week's bulletin on our Bulletins page.