Everyone at Mass this past weekend had a chance to see at least some of the of video that presents the potential plans for the church entry and narthex. The Committee is looking forward to hearing from you, so be sure to offer your feedback.
Ash Wednesday (Mar 1) and Good Friday (Apr 14) are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast (limited to a single full meal). The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Abstinence is binding on Catholics age 14+. The discipline of fasting is binding on Catholics ages 18-58.
As you make your way from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities in our Pastoral Region to use this season as a time of transformation...
Fridays of Lent, 7 PM at St. Vivian (3 PM on Good Friday)
Mondays of Lent, 7 PM at St. Bartholomew
Diaper Drive Underway!
March 1 thru April 9
Please place your diaper donations in the purple crate below the Respect Life bulletin board in the narthex (lobby). All donations will be delivered to Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine during Holy Week. All sizes of diapers are welcome! If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center and drop it off at St. Bart's parish office. Thank you for supporting life!
Can You Spend an Hour with Jesus?
We are looking for more people to join us for Tuesday's Eucharistic Adoration. We invite you to reflect on our need to have someone present while Jesus resides in the monstrance. You are asked to commit to just one hour each week in the presence of Christ. Thank you to all who honor the Lord in this way. Contact Gail Hankins for additional information or to sign up.
Bring on the Fish!
St. Bart's will be hosting the Fish Fry on March 24 & 31 and April 7.
Easter will be here before we know it (April 16)! Each year we are able to prepare our sanctuary with beautiful flowers and banners thanks to your continued generosity!
An added bonus is that your donation can be made "in honor of" or "in memory of" a loved one. Just place your donation in the Easter flower envelope that comes with your Sunday envelopes, fill out the front, and drop it in the collection basket. You may also use a plain, white envelope marked with your name and whether it is "in honor of" or "in memory of" someone.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
Time to Clean Up for Some Worthy Causes
The Mission Garage Sale and St. Vincent de Paul groups have joined together to help with your spring clean-up! You can bring your gently used items to the Krumpe Center during the week of May 1 (M-W, 7-8 PM; Th, all day) for the Mission Garage Sale.
The Garage Sale takes place from 9-1 on Friday, May 5 and 9-12 on Saturday, May 6.
The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be on parish grounds and open for business before and after all Masses on May 6 and 7 as well as at 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 7 for any additional items you would like to donate.
So, here is your chance to get that garage/basement/closet in tip top shape. Thank you for participating in with donations and sales!
Want to Help Shape the Future of
St. Bartholomew Parish?
Consider running for Parish Council!
Parish Council is a consultative body that usually meets once a month for one hour and, as the parish voice, has the task of advising the Pastor on a variety of matters.
Any parishioner age 16+ is eligible to run for a 3-year council term that begins July 1. Feel free to nominate yourself or a fellow parishioner to run for one of the three upcoming vacancies. Nominations can be placed in the parish Suggestion Box (in front of Church), in the collection basket during Mass, or by submitting names to the parish office.
If you would like more information regarding Parish Council, please contact the parish office (522.3680) or a current council member (phone numbers are in the bulletin). Nominations will be accepted until May 7.
Special Seminary Video
A graduate student at Northern Kentucky University, Ann Herbert,