Welcome to St. Bart's

St. Bartholomew Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Needham, Massachusetts. We are a faith-filled community of believers, engaged in a wide variety of stewardship activities. We have a religious education program for children and many ministry programs for adults.

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Reflections for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is there anything missing in our lives? In recent weeks we have been speaking about the importance of taking part in activities and using the talents God has given us to enrich others and improve our lives. God is always calling us to more in human living.

The rich man was probably not a bad person but he did not use his wealth as well as he could have used it. The rich man’s sin is one of omission as he failed to even notice Lazarus or his needs. Who are the poor we will meet today or another day? Who are the people we will not notice? Who will be the people we will not listen to or answer to in a Christ like way?

There are many types of poverty, the lonely person in need of friendship, and the sick person who is in need of a visit, the sad person who is in need of cheering us, the person who is closed hearted, and the believer who has lost a connection to God. It is sometimes easy to forget who we are. If we see things from the perspective of Jesus than we will be better and more understanding to serve others. One of the great gifts of Jesus is to make people feel important and radiate a joy to them. This is what Jesus does for us also. God asks that we care for the poor, the forgotten and the invisible ones. In this year of mercy we have a wonderful opportunity to expand our perspective and actions. This must be our constant prayer and our constant desire.

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Stewardship: A Way of Life


“ Faith is not about everything turning out OK. Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.”

“…..For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and men, the man is Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as ransom for all….” (1 Timothy 2:1-8)

Being a believer, I accept God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit. So going to any formal church services is not necessary. Living life as a good person is enough. Right?

Having faith without any consequent actions is not particularly required in Jesus’ teachings. Right?

“No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despite the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13)

Does God really have to be part of one’s daily life, if you say that you have faith?
Do I believe that God has a part in how things turn out in my life or am I solely responsible for my life?

Is God really as merciful as we are taught to believe? Is love God’s way or is it just something that we humans discover on our own?

I have faith in lots of things. Do they all have God in them in some way? Is my joy God’s joy for me?

Stewardship Questions: Kathy Reilly 781-444-0862 email: kreilly15@yahoo.com
If anyone needs a ride to a church service or wishes a home or Communion visit, please contact me.

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