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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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Summer

We wish you a renewing and spiritually refreshing summer. Father Phil’s weekly reflections will resume in September.

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Sharing: Time Talent Treasure

A VISION

OVERHEARD: On a lovely summer’s morning a woman sitting down at the breakfast table with her husband, looked out the window at her neighbor’s yard. She saw something that surprised her. Her neighbor was hanging dirty clothes on the clothes line. She expressed her amazement to her husband. A couple of days later the same thing happened again. Now she was really confused at her neighbor’s behavior. When it happened a third time, thinking her neighbor might be in trouble mentally, she spoke to her husband again indicating that maybe she should go over to question her friend. He said, “No, leave her alone.” As the week went by, she was again at the breakfast table looking out when she saw her neighbor hanging clean clothes on the line. “Finally” she excitedly said. “She is hanging up clean clothes to dry.” Looking up from his paper, her husband replied, “I got up early this morning and washed the window.”

Just how clear is our vision these days with all that is going on in our lives and in our country? “Why O Lord, do You stand aloof? Why hide in times of distress?”……. (Psalm 10:1) Even in ancient times people felt alone, confused and wondered where God was in their turmoil. Are we feeling separated from God’s wisdom and understanding? It is imperative that we stop being ruled by our To Do list that results in our inability to focus elsewhere.

MARTHA AND MARY….Jesus came to their house where Martha ‘burdened with much serving’ as her sister sat at the feet of Jesus, said to Jesus, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many
things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” (Luke 10:38-42) BE PRESENT TO THE LORD!!

Balance in our lives in the To Do and in stopping to let the Lord into our lives must be found or neither will be satisfied. We cannot hear Him speak to us unless we remove ourselves from what is overwhelming us . The window that is not washed clean will never allow us a clear vision. We need to know what we are looking at and what we expect to see clearly. This requires effort on our part to know what we are looking for.

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