The Church of 
St. Bartholomew
A Catholic Community
In the Archdiocese of
New York

The mission of the Liturgical Art and Environment Committee is the designing and implementing liturgical themes in the church for the liturgical “seasons” of the year: Advent, Ordinary Time, Christmas, Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost. 

The Ministry creates seasonal decorations that help to set the mood for the liturgical seasons. The atmosphere of reverence and beauty all reflect the glory of God whether in the beauty of a flower arrangement, the care of a plant, or images and signs of the paschal mystery.

Whenever we awaken beauty, whether through creating a work of art or simply appreciating God’s creation, we help to make God present in the world. Everything is beautiful; the whole secret lies in our awareness of God’s presence in that beauty. As men and women of faith, we can use this gentle reminder to pay attention, to manifest God’s beauty in our own lives. For even we radiate that same beauty of creation.  Our beauty is gift from our Creator.

Helping Hands Needed
Extra help is always needed and welcomed during the Christmas and Easter holidays as the Church is decorated for these special celebrations.

Are you interested in sewing or creating banners? Do you have an imagination to come up with a vision to decorate St. Bart’s Church during Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter? Then this is the group to join, share creative ideas, and beautifully enhance our church liturgies. Meetings are scheduled as needed.

You will be trained to care for the plants in the Church. No experience is needed, however knowledge of floral design, sewing, and computer skills are an asset to the ministry.

Contact us
If you are interested please contact Fran Dio Datei at the Parish Office

Click for Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during the Liturgy

Art and Environment Commission