Welcome to St. Bartholomew Parish

St. Bartholomew church

Christmas Schedule 2017

Tues, Nov 287:00-9:00 pm

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.

Theology on Tap:
Fake news, Faith in news: Your part in the news cycle

Monday November 27, 2017 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, (39 Prince Arthur Ave.)
With guest speaker Dr. Joyce Smith:
Journalist, Ryerson University Professor
(Cash bar & munchies provided)

Advent Retreat: Faithful as the Father

Saturday December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Mary Ward Centre (70 St. Mary St., Toronto)

How can we, as young people, be faithful like the
Father, and prepare ourselves for the Advent season.

Facilitator Joe Egan. Cost $25 (includes lunch).
To Register: Contact Kataryna 416-467-2645 or visit faithconnections.ca

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:

Knights of Columbus Gingerbread Cookies

Ginger Bread Cookies on sale for the Advent Season
after Mass in the Narthex November 18-19 & 25-26.
Funds raised go toward the Annual St. Bartholomew
Children's Christmas Party.

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!


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**

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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

St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Up Collection

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is collecting clothing, shoes, linen,
and household goods. Please bring your donations to the
Society's truck on the weekend of December 2 & 3 and share with others
in the community. Thank you for your continued support.

The truck will be open at the back of the parking lot
before the 5:00 pm Mass Saturday until 2:30 pm Sunday.

PLEASE NOTE: They DO NOT accept appliances,
baby furniture, books or mattresses.

DO NOT bring your donations before December 2
since we have no space to store them.
Please don't leave anything once the truck is gone!

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

Calling all Students!

Elementary Student Poster Contest
ShareLife is inviting elementary school children
to participate in the 10th Annual ShareLife Poster Contest.
The winner will become the official elementary
school poster for the ShareLife campaign.

The Friars' Student Writing Award
Students 14-18 years old may win for best
essay (500 words) on this year's theme:
"Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power"
--Exodus 15:6.

Other prizes include an iPad Pro, Kobo Aura H2O and many more…..
Deadline for entries is January 8, 2018.

More information for both contests is
available at the church office, and also posted
on the north lobby bulletin board.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The Canadian Government will match donations towards the
Rohingya Refugee Crisis until November 28, 2017.
If you would like to contribute, please indicate
on your donations.

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

Envelopes are now available in the north lobby.
**We are trying to minimize excess boxes ordered, so it
is possible you have been changed to a lower number.

Filipino Pre-Christmas Mass Dates

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

Koinonia Prayer Community

Wednesday afternoons from 1-2pm

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

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.

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.


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