Feast of the Immaculate Conception Tuesday, December 8

St. Bartholomew Masses: 8 AM, 9:30 AM (School Mass), 7 PM

St. Vivian: 8 AM (School Mass) and Noon


The dogma of the Immaculate Conception teaches that "the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ.. was preserved from all stain of original sin."


Learn more about this Church teaching, Mary and Holy Days of the Church.




Mass Times 

Join us for the celebration of God's presence in  the Word and in the Eucharist.

  • Mon & Tues: 8 AM
  • Thurs & Fri: 8 AM at St. Vivian
  • Sat. Vigil: 4:30 PM at St. Vivian
  • Saturday Vigil: 5 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM at St. Vivian
  • Sunday: 11:15 AM 
  • Holy Days: tbd


Communion Service 

Mon-Fri, 6:15 AM

Eucharistic Adoration 

  • 8:30 AM - 5 PM, most Tuesdays
  • 8:30 AM  - 5 PM most Thursdays at St. Vivian


  • Saturday, 3:30 PM at St. Vivian
  • Saturday, 4:00 PM


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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Our New Bell System Is Ready!


Many thanks to the super-generous parishioner who has stepped forward to cover the cost of replacing our bell system! 


Listen for the "peal" 5 minutes before Mass, the Angelus at noon and 6 PM, and special songs in honor of feasts and holidays. You will be impressed by the beautiful sounds of this system!





"Santa Shop" Purchases Support Youth

~ Dec 5/6 in the vestibule and office after Masses

~ Dec 12 in the KAC (10 AM - 7 PM), Dec 13 (10 AM - 3 PM)


The "Secret Santa Shop" gives children a fun and inexpensive opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for family, friends, teachers, and pets. We even offer free gift-wrapping to help them keep their gifts a secret!


The new "Boutique Santa Shop" offers children and adults the opportunity to purchase hand-crafted and unique gifts.


Proceeds from these sales support the 2016 Youth Ministry Mission Trip.





The Poinsettias Are Coming!


One again we will use a multitude of poinsettias to decorate our church for the season of Christmas!


If you would like to make a donation to the Christmas flower fund "in honor of" or "in memory of" a loved one, you can send in your $15 donation using:

(a) the envelope that was included in your envelope set, (b) the flower envelopes in the vestibule, or

(c) a plain ol' envelope.


Please be sure to mark the envelope with your name, "Christmas Flowers", and the name of the loved one you are honoring.





St. Vincent de Paul Advent Tree

Now through December 13


As is tradition, the St. Vincent de Paul group has set up an Advent Tree in the vestibule. Each ornament identifies an item that is needed by and/or requested by a child in the Winton Terrace area. You are invited to take an ornament (or several), purchase the item(s), and bring them to the tree by December 13.


Note: If the ornament has a child's NAME, please wrap the gift and attach the ornament to it. If the ornament does not have a specific name, then do NOT wrap the gift, but please attach the ornament.


On behalf of the many children who will be smiling on Christmas morning, thank you!





Calling All Singers and Musicians!

Seasonal Opportunity


We are looking for singers and musicians of all ages to "make a joyful noise" with us during the Christmas season. Starting in late November, you will need to be at 5 or 6 practices leading up to Christmas. Most of the practices are on Thursday evenings. If you are interested, call Milt at 382.4783 or stop by to visit him at the piano after Mass.




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Words of Wisdom from Mother Teresa:

"I am a little pencil in the hand

of a writing God

who is sending a love letter to the world."


If you've been wondering how God can use YOU,

we invite you to consider being part of the

Caring Outreach ministries at St. Bartholomew. 




The Latest News on Our

"Blessed Saints Pastoral Region"


A great deal of discussion and planning has taken

place so that our transition to a pastoral region

will be as smooth as possible. Parishioners from

both Barts and Vivian have been working and

praying diligently for an effective, prosperous collaboration.


As efforts continue, please keep the collaboration

team  - including St. Bart's reps: John Slone, Dan Depperman, Ruth Linesch, and Mike Scott - in your prayers.


View the latest news from the Collaboration Team.




Remembering Your Loved One


Consider having the red sanctuary candle by the tabernacle lit "in honor of" or "in memory of" your loved one. The suggested donation would be $5, and the candle would burn for one week. Your loved one would be mentioned in the bulletin and during the weekend intentions. If you are interested, contact Joanne at the parish office (522.3680).




We've adopted a seminarian!

Learn more about Tim Fahey...


We also give thanks for and pray for seminarians Matt Humerickhouse, Matt Zwilling, and Zachary Coulter who have been working with our Pastoral Region's RCIA programs.




Headed the Right Way?


If you've been away from Christ and/or His Church

and are ready to turn your feet

and your life back to Him,

we would love to help you

take those important steps!


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