HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE
ALL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST. BARTHOLOMEW CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2930 Hanover Pike, Manchester (new Church)
Holy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper, Washing of the Feet, Communion under both Species, Procession to Repository, Confessions, Private Adoration until 10:00 p.m.
12 noon-Stations of the Cross, Veneration of the Cross, Confessions
7:30 p.m.- Commemoration of the Passion and Death of our Lord- Passion Play by our Youth Group
NO Eucharistic Adoration on Good Friday
Holy Saturday: NO 4:00 p.m. Mass
12 Noon- Blessing of Easter Food
3:00 p.m. Confessions
7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil and Mass, including Confirmation of New Members
Masses at: 6:30 a.m.; 7:30 a.m.; 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon
A Blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter from Frs. Roach, McGovern, Kenney and all the staff of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church
St. Bartholomew Catholic Church 2930 Hanover Pike Manchester, Maryland
Pastor: Fr. Michael Roach, MRoach@archbalt.org
Assisting Priests: Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney and Msgr. James McGovern
Parish Center: 3071 Park Avenue Manchester 410-239-8881
Secretary: Shirley Mangold, Shirley.Mangold@archbalt.org
Coordinators of Youth Ministry: Linda Sterner, LSterner@archbalt.org and Kelly Guest, KGuest@archbalt.org
Coordinator of Adult Formation and R.C.I.A: Tom Abbott, TAbbott@archbalt.org
Coordinator of Religious Education: Lynn Szymanski, LSzymanski@archbalt.org
Administrative Assistant: Theresa Stone, TStone@archbalt.org
 Mass Schedule
Celebrated at New Church: 2930 Hanover Pike
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Sundays at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon
Holy Days of Obligation: 6:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Confessions are heard every Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Celebrated in the Historic Church: 3071 Park Avenue
Daily Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. If Carroll County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather...there is NO Morning Mass!
Eucharistic Adoration is Every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Mass Attendance
We strongly believe that our beautiful Mass is an opportunity to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, hear His words and give us strength for daily life. This is a necessary part of our Catholic formation, both as children and adults. As well as in keeping the third commandment—"The Christian Sunday (the Lord’s Day) celebrates the new life of the world born in Christ’s Resurrection. All humans have a duty, to praise God and give him thanks. Thus all Christians are bound to participate in the Mass, and must partake of the Eucharist at least on holy days of obligation. Deliberate failure to do this constitutes a grave sin (CCC 2181)." In addition to this teaching from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, children are at a distinct disadvantage in understanding our Catholic faith and traditions if they are only attending classes and missing Mass each week. So to encourage all students and families to attend Mass together, we will be continuing our program this year, "SUNDAE MASS". Families participating will be invited to attend a SUNDAE party at the end of the year. Watch for the Sundae Mass sheet coming home with the September newsletter. Enjoy attending Mass together as a family throughout the year and then have fun eating and celebrating with other Religious Education families!
In addition, continuing this year, we will be asking our A session students to attend the 9 a.m. Mass and our B session students to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass and our D session students to attend either the 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Mass according to the following schedule.
Nursery and Kindergarten Students: January 26, 2014
First Grade Students: January 12, 2014
Second Grade Students: November 10, 2013
Third Grade Students: December 8, 2013
Fourth Grade Students: February 23, 2014
Fifth Grade Students: February 2, 2014
Sixth Grade Students: April 6, 2014
Attendance will be taken at these Masses as the students and catechists will sit together in the side section to the left of the altar. Please enter from the parking lot through the side door closest to the altar.
 Religious Education Classes Begin on Sunday, September 15th for all students in grades Nursery through Ninth grade
Classes for Students in Nursery through Ninth grade continue as scheduled throughout the Month on Sundays and Mondays.
Catechists for the 2013-2014 year...
Nursery: Mrs. Tina Holland; Mrs. Michelle Drumgoole;
Kindergarten: Mrs. Tina Cunningham; Miss Kristina Bailey; Mrs. Michele Grimm
First Grade: Mrs. Kim Dignan; Mrs. Maria Cappadora; Mrs. Leslie Chesley
Second Grade: Mrs. Carol Thornton; Mrs. Lisa Brooks; Mrs. Theresa Stone
Third Grade: Miss Chris Parks; Mrs. Kathy Clagg; Mrs. Rose-Mary Rineheart
Fourth Grade: Mrs. Marie Cunningham; Miss Stacie Sterner; Mrs. Rosemary Donovan
Fifth Grade: Mrs. Becky Walsh; Mr. Pete Farley; Mrs. Janet Stefanelli
Sixth Grade: Mrs. Kara Barth; Mrs. Darlene Gordon; Mrs. Jennifer Cuneo
In addition to our Faith First curriculum, students in grades one through eight will receive Family Life and Child Protection education in our weekly classes. Materials will be available for parent preview in the R.E. office during the month of September. Your child's grade level syllabus will show when classroom instruction and homework lessons will be taught for each grade level.
 Home Study Meetings
Sunday, September 15 Materials distributed
Sunday, October 20
Sunday, December 15 Christmas Celebration
Sunday, March 2:
Sunday, April 27: End of Year Celebration; all materials turned in; Pizza Party
Please call the R.E. office, 410-239-8881, if you are unable to attend the session, to arrange a time to drop off your child's book to monitor progress throughout the year.
 Grades 7 to 9
Seventh Grade Catechists: Mr. Michael Gary, Mrs. Rebecca Mlinek and Mr. Jeff Peters
Eight Grade Catechists: Mr. John Bailey, Mrs. Catie Garrett and Mrs. Sandy Martin
Ninth Grade Catechists: Mrs. Ben Bray, Mrs. Mary Kelly and Mr. Bill Morley
FALL for Grades 7, 8 and 9 Classes begin on Sunday, September 15, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. and will be held for seven weeks through and including October 27, when final exams will be taken in class with dismissal that evening at 7:30 p.m. Progress reports will be mailed home to parents in early November.
WINTER SEMESTER for Grades 7 and 8 Classes begin on Sunday, February 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be held weekly February 23 through and including April 6, when final exams will be taken in class with dismissal that evening at 7:30 p.m.
Winter Semester curriculum will include Family Life from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Progress reports will be mailed home to parents in early April.
Children must be registered in a R.E. program or Catholic School one year prior to the year of preparation and reception of Sacraments.
Parents are asked to attend two meetings to assist in the preparation of your children for both the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Eucharist.
First Reconciliation Parent Meetings are scheduled on Monday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m.
First Reconciliation Celebration: Saturday, February 15th at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. in our New Church
First Eucharist Parent Meetings are scheduled on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m., both in the Parish Center.
First Eucharist Celebration: Saturday, May 3th at 10 a.m. or 12 noon in our New Church
Confirmation Classes for the Class of 2014 will begin on Sunday, February 23, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Parish center, by pre-registration only after attending the informational meeting on either Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 OR Monday, Oct. 28 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the HISTORIC Church.
Classes will then continue on Sundays, through March from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with our last class and Confirmation Retreat: Sunday, March 30 beginning with the 12 noon Mass AND continuing in the Parish Center til 5 p.m.
2014 Confirmation Mass will be scheduled with the Bishop's office and posted as soon as available, with practice for students and their sponsor or sponsor stand in the Sunday before Confirmation at 4:30 p.m...all in the New Church, 2930 Hanover Pike.
 Additional Resources and Websites
http://www.faithfirst.com Website for students and catechists from our publisher RCL...fun games and information for all ages
http://rclbfamilylife.com Website for students and parents from our family life publisher RCL...
http://kofc9127.org Website of our parish Knights of Columbus organization...keep informed of parish activities
http://archbalt.org Website for the Archdiocese of Baltimore
http://fisheaters.com Website recommended by Mr. Tom Abbott, St. Bartholomew Coordinator of Adult Formation
http://catholicmom.com Website recommended by our catechist, Mrs. Jennifer Cuneo