St. Bartholomew
3601 Altamesa Fort Worth, Texas 76133
Parish office is located in the building
on east side of church.
“Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities.”
November 16, 2014
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Parish Mission:
Mass Schedule
Daily Schedule for November 17-21: Masses : Monday and Friday ~ 8:30a.m.
Wednesday~ 6:30 p.m.; Thursday ~12:10p..m.
Liturgy of the Word: Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30a.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament : Friday after 8:30a.m. Mass until 2:00p.m.
Weekend Masses: Saturday: 4:30 p.m.– English
Sunday: 9 a.m. - English; 11 a.m. - English; 1 p.m. - Spanish
A nursery is provided at the following Masses: 4:30p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1p.m. Sunday.
The Great St. Bart’s
Christmas Event is coming
Sunday, December 7.
Start your day with Holy Mass,
the Carter Blood Drive and the
Men’s Pancake Breakfast. Then
shop for all the special people on your gift-giving list.
The Sew-Blessed ladies have been busy making beautiful items to help you with your Christmas shopping:
Quiet dolls, baby quilts, kitchen crafts, purses and
scarves, Christmas jewelry and decorations, rosaries,
vintage aprons from our celebrated Apron Lady and
much, much more. Audrey Rejda has organized the
Children’s Corner again with items especially for our
young shoppers. Once again there will be various flavors of jam as well as all-time favorite soups and new
this year, “Friendship Soup.” A limited number of The
Taste of St. Bart’s Cookbooks are still available. Your
help in providing homemade items from the kitchen for
the Bake Sale will be greatly appreciated. Please call
Linda LeFleur @ 817.992.3060 or Tilie Kitowski @
817.292.7544 if you have any questions concerning the
Christmas Bazaar or Bake Sale.
Many Thanks & Much Appreciation
to all those who donated goods,
time & money to the ACTS Garage
Sale this past weekend.
It was a real success!! There were many happy
customers, because lots of ‘treasures’ were
‘found’. The proceeds will benefit the faith walk
Retreats for the 2015 ACTS Missions.
Nolan Catholic High School invites you to join us for
our annual Open House on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, noon
to 3 p.m. Discover for your self the differ ence a Nolan Catholic education can make in your student’s faith
formation and in their preparation to go out and change
the world. For more information, please contact Rene
Ramirez, Director of Enrollment Management at 817395-0360, or email: [email protected]
Thanksgiving Baskets
The St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Society
will act as distributor for Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. Parish families are
asked to donate items from the following list.
The following items constitute a basket:
4 cans of vegetables: 2 corn + 2 green
2 cans of fruit
1 large or 2 small cans of sweet potatoes
1 can of cranberry sauce
2 cans of chicken broth
1 package of stuffing mix
1 box of instant potatoes
1 box of biscuit mix
1 bottle of cooking oil
1 large or 2 small boxes of flavored gelatin
$10 cash or check (SVDP will include a food
certificate for a family to purchase meat or
fresh food of their choice)
If a parish family chooses to provide a
partial basket it will be combined with other
partial baskets to make a complete basket.
Baskets should be brought to Mass on the
weekend or to the SVDP office MWF, 1-4
p.m., Thur., 6:30-8:30 pm., and Sat.,911a.m. Baskets will be distributed beginning Nov. 17. Parishioners who know a family needing a basket can call SVDP at (817)
361-8420 with the name, address and phone
# of the family.
Holy Family Catholic School will be hosting
a breakfast for prospective parents on
Thursday, December 4th at 9 am following
the 8:15 children's mass. Please join us to
learn more about our wonderful school and see how
HFCS may be the perfect fit for your child and family.
HFCS offers complete academic programs for students
in Pre-K3 – 8th Grade. Financial Assistance is available.
Kindly RSVP to our Development Director, Mrs. Alma
Hernandez-Blackwell by calling 817-737-4201 ext. 109,
or emailing your RSVP to her at [email protected] Holy Family Catholic School is located
at 6146 Pershing Avenue Fort Worth. Please visit our
website, to find out about all the wonderful things happening at our school.
Knights of Columbus Council #2813
Monday, Nov. 24h—Annual Memorial Mass at
7:30p.m. at St. Francis Village. The Rosary will be
beforehand at 7:05p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25h- Presbyterian Night Shelter Sandwich Making Evening at 7p.m. at St. Francis Village
Reflexión Magnánima de Padre John
Robert Skeldon
A medida que nos acercamos al final del año litúrgico,
nuestros pensamientos se dirige necesariamente a la
idea terminar, incluyendo nuestro propio final en la muerte. De hecho, en este mes de noviembre recordamos a nuestros queridos difuntos. Pero, nuestra fe es una que proclama
sin temor la vida en medio de la muerte. Ahí es donde nuestra esperanza debe estar.
El próximo fin de semana, una organización que ayuda a proclamar la vida en medio de
la aparente "muerte" (la pobreza y la enfermedad) estarán aquí en todas las misas: Cruz
Católica Internacional. Ya han estado aquí anteriormente. Como esta parroquia ha sido
tan generoso en el pasado, estoy seguro lo seremos nuevamente para el buen trabajo que
hace la Cruz Católica Internacional.
Por favor, tenga en cuenta que el Día de Acción de Gracias se acerca. Un gran agradecimiento a todos los que están ayudando con las canastas de Acción de Gracias que San Vicente de Paúl está proporcionando.
Vamos a tener una Misa el Día de Acción de Gracias a las 9 am. También tendremos la
Misa el miércoles por la noche a las 6:30 pm de la noche antes. En ambas Misas, se les
invita a traer cualquier alimento o bebida que les gustaría bendecir para su comida como
familia. Que Dios los bendiga a todos.
Catholic Charities Needs Drivers
Transportation Service is essential for those seeking help when they
have no way to get to the source of help! Catholic Charities has this
service, as one of their many "help-programs", and they
have available vehicles to transport clients. They need volunteer drivers for CC vehicles and volunteers who are willing to drive their own
vehicles. If you can help or need more information the Transportation
contact person at Catholic Charities is Isabel d e Armas, 817-413-3936 or email:
[email protected]
St. Bartholomew parish is helping to fill the
Montserrat Jesuit Retreat Center weekends next year
(2015) as follows:
Women (in English): Thursday March 5 – Sunday March 8
Men (in English): Thursday May 21 – Sunday May 24
Hispanic Men, Women and Couples: Friday Aug. 7 - Sunday Aug. 9
For information and registration go to their very helpful website, with wonderful
photos of the grounds:
Weekly Calendar/Calendario Semanal
Sunday: 16th Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time~ Domingo XXX III del Tiempo Ordinario
Youth RCIA , 10:30a.m. in the Youth Room
RCIA, 10:30a.m. in the Office Library. Today’s Topic:” The Church: The Body of Christ” taught by Diane Etzel
Coffee and Donuts after the 9 and 11a.m. Masses in the church hall.
CCD classes (K-4th grade) . Session 1 –10:30a.m., Session 2 -11:45a.m. in the parish life center
Adult Scripture Study, 10:30a.m. in the church building, room 23
Spanish Scripture Study, 11:30 a.m. in the church building , room 21
Spanish Choir Practice
Hispanic EM Training, 2:30p.m. in the church building, room 14
ACTS Meeting, 2:30p.m. in the parish life center , room 15&17
Confirmation Class, 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Room
YSN, 7p.m. in the Youth Room
Monday: 17th
Hispanic Prayer Choir Practice, 6p.m. in the church building, room 23
Nutrition & Diabetes Class, 6:30 p.m. in the church building , room 19
Spanish Rediscovering Catholicism Facilitators Meeting, 6p.m. in the church building, room 14
Spanish Ultreya Meeting, 7p.m. in the church building, room 14
Talleres de Oracion y Vida , 7p.m. in the parish life center, room 4
Catechism-Bible Study, 7p.m. in the parish life center, room 1. This Bible study is led by John Tharp. All are welcome..
Tuesday: 18th
Sew Blessed Ministry, 11a.m-3p.m. in the church building, room 14
ESL Classes, 6p.m. in the Parish Life Center
Knights of Columbus Women’s meeting, 6:30p.m. in the parish life center , room 3
Daughters of Abraham, 7p.m. in the church building, room 21
Spanish RCIA, 7p.m. in the church building, room 23
Estudio Biblica en Espanol , 7p.m. in the church building, room 14. This Bible study is led by John Contreras.
Gethsemane– Young Adult (ages 18-29), 7:30 p.m. for location and more info.
Wednesday: 19th
Men’s Prayer Session. All men are encouraged to come for prayer at 6 a.m. in the church. Doors open at 5:30 a.m.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study, 9:30a..m. in the church building, room 14. This Bible study is led by Ginny Martin
Prayer Group, 9:30a.m. in the chapel
CCD Classes (Grades5&6) 7p.m. in the parish life center
Discovery Class (Gr.7 & 8), 7p.m. in the Youth room, Doors open at 6:30p.m.
Men’s ACTS Meeting, 7p.m. in the church building, room 19
Spanish Scripture Study, 7pm. In the church building, room 14
Music Rehearsal, 7p.m. in the church
Thursday: 20th
ESL Classes, 6p.m. in the parish life center
Prayer Shawl Ministry, 7p.m. in the church building, room 23
Spanish Baptism Class, 7p.m. in the church building, room 14
Spanish Lectors meeting, 7p.m. in the church building, room 23
Knights of Columbus Meeting, 6p.m in the parish life center, room 1&3
Spanish Choir Rehearsal, 7p.m. in the church
Friday: 21st
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 9:15a.m-2:00p.m. in the church chapel
Hispanic Prayer Group, 6:00p.m. in the church building, room 14
Saturday: 22nd
Spanish Marriage Enrichment Retreat, 8a.m. in the Great Hall
Saturday Morning Bible Study, 9a.m. In the church building, room 14 . This Bible study is led by Jerry Brannon.
Confessions/ Confesiones, 3p.m. in the chapel
Next Sunday: 23rd Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe~ Solemnidad de Cristo Rey
RCIA—Topic: “History and Contributions of Religious Orders” taught by Diane Etzel
Marriage Enrichment Retreat
Coffee and Donuts
CCD classes (K-4th grade)
Youth RCIA
Adult Scripture Study
Spanish Choir Practice
Spanish Scripture Study
Confirmation Class
eGiving with
Faith Direct
This month we are
introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish
offertory and second collections: Faith Direct. Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through
either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through
your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for
envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the
same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car or
tuition payments. Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket.
Please enroll by responding to the mailing you will receive or
visit to enroll securely online. Our parish
code is TX653.
Este mes, vamos a introducir una manera nueva para apoyar a la
parroquia y contribuir a las colectas especiales: Faith Direct.
Con Faith Direct, se puede contribuir a las colectas a través de
una cuenta corriente o con una tarjeta de crédito. Ya no es necesario ni escribir un cheque ni buscar sobres el domingo por la
mañana. Ahora se puede aprovechar la conveniencia del débito
directo para contribuir a la colecta parroquial de una manera parecida al pago de la hipoteca y la matrícula de la universidad.
Además, Faith Direct ofrece cartas personalizadas para sustituir
el uso de sobres para la canasta de la colecta. Espero que Uds. se
inscriban conmigo en el programa por responder al correo que
van a recibir o por visitar para inscribirse en
línea de manera segura. Nuestro código parroquial es TX653.
Book of Remembrances
November is a time when we especially remember our deceased
family and friends in prayer. Our parish’s Book of Remembrances
is placed near the Holy Family statue for you to sign. Please write
the names of your deceased loved ones on the pages provided. All
names will be remembered at Masses in November.
Father Raul Perez of Cross Catholic Outreach will be visiting our parish next weekend to speak at all Masses on
behalf of the poor in developing countries. Cross Catholic Outreach was founded to create a meaningful link
between parishes in America and the priests and nuns
working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa,
Asia, Central and South America. Please be generous .
Coffee and Donuts This Weekend
after the 9a.m. and 11a.m. Masses in the Church Hall..
Come join with your fellow parishioners for fellowship. If you
would like to volunteer call Shane Chubbs at 214-914-5636
AND 20th FROM 10:00-10:45am IN THE CHURCH. SIGN
Contact Michael Sawey at the church offices or Suzan
Cogswell at 614-571-3496 for more information.
Sacrament of Baptism (newborns - age 6): Parents requesting the Sacrament of Baptism should be either living within parish boundaries or be registered in the parish. Parents and godparents are expected to attend a baptism class for an infant to be baptized. Parents are required to bring a signed photocopy of the child’s state-registered birth certificate to the baptism class. Godparents who are not registered at St. Bartholomew must provide a letter from their parish which verifies that they meet the godparent
requirements. All paperwork must be turned into the office before scheduling your child’s baptism date. The next class will be 7 p.m.
on Thursday, January 8th in the church hall. Call the office to sign up for this class. Parents also need to call the office if you need to
use the nursery while attending this class. For more information, call Art and Cecilia Villa, 817-292-3897. The next English Baptism
ceremony will be Saturday, January 3rd, at 10 a.m. in the church for those who have attended the class.
Sacramento del Bautismo (Recién nacidos hasta 6 años): Los padres que soliciten el bautismo deben vivir dentro de los
límites de la parroquia o ser miembros registrados. Los papas y los padrinos deben asistir a una clase pre-bautismales. Por favor
pase a la oficina parroquial para obtener el paquete con la información y formas necesarias antes de asistir a la clase pre-bautismal.
Los padrinos que no estén registrados en San Bartolomé deben proporcionar una carta de su parroquia en donde verifique que están registrados y que cumplen con los requisitos para ser padrinos. Necesita entregar una fotocopia del certificado de nacimiento del
bebe emitido por el estado. La próxima clase de bautismo en español será en el edificio de la iglesia, el jueves 20 de noviembre a
las 7 p.m. Si no trae todos los documentos necesarios no podrá tomar la clase. Habrá cuidado de niños disponible. Los bautismos
en español se realizan el primer sábado de cada mes a las 11 a.m. La próxima fecha para bautismo en español será sábado, enero
1, 11 a.m., en la iglesia.
Sacrament of Confirmation: Students wishing to prepare for this Sacrament must be in 11th grade and are expected to be
in religious education (i.e. YSN, bible study or religion class at school) for one year before registering for Confirmation. This class is
closed for this year. Para la Confirmación el próximo año, se va a requerir un año de educación religiosa (YSN) antes de
inscribirse para la Confirmación. Un adolescente que necesita recibir la Confirmación y las clases posteriores debe
inscribirse y asistir regularmente al programa YSN un año previo a las clases de Confirmación.
Sacrament of Matrimony: Please call Deacon Gary Brooks at least six months before you wish to marry.
Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confesiones: Saturday: 3-4 p.m. in the chapel.
Magnanimous Musings of Fr. John Robert
As we begin to come to the end of the liturgical year, our
thoughts necessarily go to the idea of endings, including
our own ending in death. Indeed in this month of November we remember our beloved
departed ones. But, ours is a faith that fearlessly proclaims life in the midst if death.
That is where our hope must be.
Next weekend, an organization that helps to proclaim life in the midst of seeming
"death" (poverty and illness) will be here at all masses: Cross Catholic International.
They have been here before. As this parish has been so generous in the past, I am sure
we will be so again to the good work that Cross Catholic does.
Please also note that Thanksgiving is coming. A big Thank you to all who are helping with
the Thanksgiving baskets that St. Vincent de Paul Society is providing.
We will have a mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9 am. There will also be the Wednesday
evening mass at 6:30 pm the night before. At both masses, you are invited to bring any
food or drink that you would like blessed for your meal as a family. God bless you all.
Thanksgiving Mass Schedule
Wednesday Vigil, November 26th, 6:30p.m.
Thursday, November 27th, 9a.m.
At both masses, you are invited to bring any food or drink that you
would like blessed for your meal as a family.
Upcoming Advent Penance Services in Our Deanery
Próximos Servicios Penitencial de Adviento en Nuestro Decanato
St. Bartholomew: Monday, Dec. 1, 7p.m.(Bilingual)
St. Andrews: Thursday, Dec. 4, 7p.m.
St. Thomas: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7p.m.
St. Paul (Bilingual) and Holy Family: Monday, Dec. 15, 7p.m.
Holy Trinity, Azle: Thursday, Dec. 18, 7p.m.
Daily Readings
First Reading
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Next Sunday Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of
the Universe
Prv 31:10-13,19-20,3031
Rv 1:1-4;2:1-5
Rv 3:1-6,14-22
Rv 4:1-11
Rv 5:1-10
Rv 10:8-11
Rv 11:4-12
Second Reading
Ps 128:1-5
1Thes 5:1-6
Ps 1:1-4,6
Ps 15:2-5
Ps 150:1b-6
Ps 149:1b-6a,9b
Ps 119:14,24,72,103,11,131
Ps 144:1-2,9-10
Ps 23:1-3,5-6
Ez 34:11-12,15-17
Mt 25:14-30
Lk 18:35-43
Lk 19:1-10
Lk 19:11-28
Lk 19:41-44
Lk 19:45-48
Lk 20:27-40
1Cor 15:20-26,28
Mt 25:31-46
Bardomiano & Maricela Alanis
Brian & Grace Arguelles
Carlos & Maria Luz Moctezuma
Michael Thang
Fr. John Robert Skeldon, Pastor
Gary Brooks, Deacon
Pastoral Associate
Reyes Tello Jr, Deacon
John Coe, Deacon
Sister Yolanda Pineda, MCSH
Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry
Parish Office: 817-292-7703
FAX Number: 817-292-2568
Office Hours:
Confirmation Class is today, Sunday, November 16th at 3:30-5:30p.m. in
the Youth Room.
YSN (Youth Sharing Night- Grades 9-12) today, Sunday, November
16th at 7p.m. in the Youth Room. This class is required by all those
who wish to be confirmed. Sophomores need 2 years of YSN to be
confirmed in 2016.
Discovery Class (Grades 7&8) is this week , Wednesday, November
19th at 7p.m. in the Youth Room. Doors open at 6:30. All are welcome.
Youth RCIA ( Grades 7-12) started Sunday, October 26th,
10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Youth Room. These classes are for all
7-12 grade students who have never been baptized or need 1st
Communion. It is also for those who want to become Catholic. A
parent is required to attend the class also.
Youth RCIA (7-12 grado) inicia octubre 26 – Domingos de
10:30-11:30 a.m. en el salón juvenile. Estas clases son para
todos los estudiantes de 7-12 que no están bautizados o necesitan su primera
comunión. También es para los estudiantes que quieren ser católicos. Se
necesita un padre para asistir a la clase también.
ADULT HELP NEEDED with Discovery, Grades7-8 on Wednesday nights
from 6-8:30 p.m. Please prayerfully consider if the Lord is calling you to
help with this very important ministry. Call Eric 817-480-5471 or email :
[email protected] if you have questions or to volunteer.
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-8:00p.m.
Friday: 9a.m.-2p.m.
Sunday: 9a.m.-3p.m.
E-mail: [email protected]
Deacon Brooks’ Residence:
Office Staff: 817-292-7703
Linda Dinsmore, Office Manager
Olivia DeLeon, Bookkeeper (Bilingual)
Karen Amaya , Secretary (Bilingual)
Bertha Olmos, Secretary (Bilingual)
Maria Keña Rivera, Secretary (Bilingual)
Marie Tamulevicz, Secretary
Lenora Thompson, Secretary/Data Entry
Communications Director &
Facilities Coordinator:
Cheryl Brooks: 817-292-7703
e-mail: [email protected]
Director of Religious Education
Charlie Gappa: 817-966-2378
CCD Office: 817-288-4005
CCD E-mail: [email protected]
Dan Patterson: 817-361-8720
Minister of Music
Michael Sawey: 817-292-7703
e-mail: [email protected]
Nursery Director
Teri Kolodechik: 817-292-8748
Youth Minister
Eric Hernandez: 817-480-5471
e-mail: [email protected]
Deacon Gary Brooks
Ministry to the Sick
Pat Ward: 817-294-0954
Call Pat or the parish office for hospital or
home visits. On Sundays the Eucharist will
be brought to those who desire it.
Prison Ministry
Ed Brady: 817-309-3302
Service Committee:
Call Cheryl Brooks at the Office
Spanish Marriage Enrichment:
Abel & Bertha Olmos: 817-201-6336
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Food Pantry: 817-361-8420
Hours: MWF, 1-4 p.m.; Th,6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sat, 9-11 a.m.; Tues & Sun--closed