Welcome to St. Bartholomew Parish

St. Bartholomew church

Christmas Schedule 2017

Masses
Sat, Dec 235:00 pm
Sun, Dec 249:30 am, 11:15 am
No 1:00 pm Mass
Christmas Eve
Sun, Dec 245:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 11:00 pm
Children's Pageant 5:00 pm
Christmas Day
Mon, Dec 259:30 am, 11:15 am
No 1:00 pm Mass
Masses between Christmas and New Year's
Tues, Wed
Dec 26-27
No Masses
Thurs, Fri
Dec 28-29
8:30 am
Sat, Dec 305:00 pm
Sun, Dec 319:30 am, 11:15 am
No 1:00 pm Mass
New Year's Eve
Sun, Dec 315:00 pm
New Year's Day
Mon, Jan 19:30 am, 11:15 am
No 1:00 pm Mass
First week of January
Tues, Wed
Jan 2-3
No Masses


Young Adults Group (ages 19 to 39)

Come and join us at some of our upcoming events.


Catholic Dating 2.0: Practical Language

Monday December 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston Pizza (400 Progress Ave., Scarborough)

Enjoy a fun evening with good conversation and
fellowship, (munchies provided).
Special Guests: Llorane & Renard Romero,
Leanna Capiello, and Leslie Gyulay.


Hodie Christus Natus Est

Wednesday December 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm -9:00 pm
Regis College (Toronto, ON.)
Join Toronto's new professional-level chamber choir,
Encontra Vocal Ensemble, as they perform Advent and
Christmas themed music.
Tickets $35 - 416-922-5474 x 266


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


Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Friday, December 8, 2017
Join Us for Readings and The Rosary
from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.


Maturing Adults Group

Tuesday December 12, 2017 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Come and be Joyful
Enjoy an Afternoon of Fellowship and Worship.
Join Us for a Service of Lessons and
Carols for the Advent Christmas Season!


Right to Life Christmas Cards

$8 for a pack of 10 cards
Call Brenda Bourne to purchase your cards!
416-279-1418


Rosalie Hall

Please donate NEW BABY ITEMS AND TOILETRIES
for the Mothers and infants of Rosalie Hall.
Donations will be collected in the Narthex on
December 9-10.


Children

Children's Christmas Pageant

Calling all children from Kindergarten and up!
Christmas is getting closer and closer.
We need children to sign up for parts in the Christmas Pageant
which will be presented
Sunday, December 24 @ 5:00 pm, Christmas Eve Mass.
We have speaking and non-speaking parts.
Sign-up sheet is posted on the South Lobby Bulletin Board.
**Practices are every Saturday @ 3:00 PM**


Knights of Columbus
Annual Children's Christmas Party

Saturday, December 9, 2017
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
"Children Helping Children"
Come and Enjoy Snacks, Fun Games, Crafts and Activities
Celebrating Our Lord's Birthday.
Tickets sold in the Narthex after Mass - $1/person


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."


SIMBANG GABI Masses of Advent

December 15, 17, 18, 20, 22 at 8:00 pm
at St. Bartholomew Parish.


2017-2018 Missal

Missals for the upcoming liturgical year are now available
in the office for $5.00 each.


All Lectors

Please pick up your 2018 workbooks at the office.
**You must sign before you receive your book**


2018 Donation Envelopes

Please pick up your 2018 donation envelopes
from the church office.


2017 Tax Receipts

If you want your donation to be in the 2017 tax receipt,
the donation must be received by December 25, 2017.
Post-dated cheques after the December 25th deadline
will be recorded on the following year, 2018.

Tax receipts for 2017 will be available at
the beginning of February in the North Lobby.

Please notify the office of any change of address
before the end of the year.


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.


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.