The ever-popular Santa Shop & Boutique features a variety of items that make terrific gifts for everyone on your list! A preview of available items will be held in the vestibule and Parish Office after Masses on December 3 and 4. See the bulletin for more details.
Proceeds benefit Blessed Saints Youth Group Summer 2017 Mission Trip.
Our St. Vincent de Paul Advent Giving Tree Is Ready
Return items before December 11!
What a wonderful way to share our blessings and the joy of the Christmas season! You'll find the tree in the church lobby with various "ornaments"...
If you choose an ornament with a child's name on it, purchase the requested item, WRAP it, attach the ornament, and place it under the tree.
If you choose an ornament without a specific name (just something generic like "Boy 10-12 years"), then purchase an age-appropriate gift, do NOT wrap it, attach the ornament, and place it under the tree.
You'll also find that there are general ornaments for things like laundry soap and shampoo - things that cannot be purchased with food stamps.
Thank you for being part of this outreach ministry!
The "Year of Mercy" may have come to an end, but (thankfully!) God's mercy does NOT. Through this wonderful sacrament, we come to know God's love, mercy, forgiveness, and Spirit in a special way. In this season of gift-giving, accept this sacrament as the precious gift that it is.
Need a hand?
If it has been a while or you need a fresh perspective on Reconciliation, check out our parish app. The "Confession" button connects you to a How-To Guide, a terrific Examination of Conscience, and the Act of Contrition.
Learn more about this special celebration at EWTN.com, and be sure to join us for Mass:
Saturday, Dec 31: 5:30 PM (4:30 PM at St. Vivian)
Sunday, Jan 1: 11:15 AM (9:30 AM at St. Vivian)
Our FACTS Application Is Open
through January 31!
We are fortunate to have folks who have generously donated funds to support active parish families who are experiencing financial need that makes it difficult for them to cover the cost of tuition at John Paul II School.
Families who would like to apply for this additional aid may do so through our FACTS program. This is the same program that is used by the Archdiocese and John Paul II, so one application covers several potential funding sources. Learn more here. Contact Toni if you have questions.
It is imperative that you choose BOTH "St. Bartholomew" and "John Paul II Catholic School" in your list of schools. Application to the Archdiocese will happen automatically.
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