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


PRAYER FOR THE SUCCESS OF OUR PARISH PASTORAL PLAN AND GOALS

Heavenly Father, we thank You for calling our parish family into existence, and for using us as an instrument of Your salvation. We thank You for our past members whose vision, dedication, and generosity helped us to thus far fulfill the mission You entrusted to us. Thank You for calling me to be part of this continuing mission. Above all, thank You for my brothers and sisters who constitute this beautiful parish family as it is today.
       
Lord Jesus, You are the source of all things new. As we thank You for the strong parish that we are today, we pray for a greater future - to be better positioned to carry out Your mission. Thus, we entrust to You our Parish Pastoral Plan and Goals. Give us the grace to become a more vibrant and efficient, salvation instrument in Your hands. Help us to look beyond the people in our pews to the people who are not here, helping and supporting, both them and us to get closer to You. Strengthen our commitment to bring hope and joy to those in despair, comfort to the afflicted, and justice to the poor.

O Holy Spirit, animate us with Your vision, wisdom and zeal. Be with us, guide and strengthen us. Remove any apathy or resistance, which hinders us from becoming the very best You have called us to be. Instill in us the generosity to readily share our gifts, talents, time, and financial resources, so as to further the mission You entrust to us. Bless us and bless the work of our hands. Amen.


Mary, Mother of the Church                         ………….. Pray For Us
Saint Bartholomew                                         ………….. Pray For Us

Councils Commissions Ministries & their Leaders

Parish Trustees

Parish Finance Council

Parish Finance Council

Jack Bilancia
Fund Raising Committee
Kelly Foley 
Building & Grounds Committee
Coming Soon 


Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Pastoral Council
TBA
Stewardship Committee
Rich Califano 


Liturgy & Worship Commission Ministries

Liturgy Commission
Kevin Albanese   
Altar Servers
Cheryl Duda 
Art & Environment
Dominga Fermin 
Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during the Liturgy
Deacon Bob Clemens
Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound
Deacon Bob Clemens
Lectors
Cheryl Duda 
Music Ministry
Erika Podoprigora 
Theatre Troupe
Elvis Valdez
Ushers/Hospitality Ministry
TBA 
Eucharistic Adoration
Fran Dio Dati
Daily Rosary
Dolly De Rosa


Faith Formation Commission Ministries and Programs

Faith Formation Commission
Cheryl Duda 
Infant Baptism Program & Post Baptism Program
Cheryl Duda 
Religious Education Program (CCD)
Cheryl Duda 
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
Cheryl Duda 
Catechesis for the Developmentally Disabled
Cheryl Duda 
Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) and Adults (RCIA)
Cheryl Duda 
Adult Faith Formation (Through Ministries and Organizations)
Cheryl Duda 
Whole Community Catechesis Program (Intergenerational Faith Formation)
Cheryl Duda 
Catechists and Aids
Cheryl Duda 
Marriage Preparation Program
c/o Priests
Marriage Enrichment Program
c/o Priests
Bible Study Program
c/o Priests
Parish Resource Center
Cheryl Duda 
Cusillo
Mildred Blanco


Vocations Committee
TBA
Faith Study Program
Coming Soon
Mission Awareness & Participation
Coming 2017
Programs for Returning Catholics
Coming 2017


Family Life Commission

Parish Life Commission
Yani Orozco
Children’s Ministry
Coming 2016
Edge Youth Ministry (Middle School)
Coming 2016
Life Teen Youth Ministry (High School)
Ellen Chimenti
Young Adult Ministry
Coming 2016
Seniors Ministry
Rich Califano
Family Ministry
Coming 2016
Bereavement Ministry
Coming 20016
Social Activities Ministry
Christine Fitzpatrick
Rosary Altar Society
Liz Mulvaney
Holy Name Society
Tony Martelli


Outreach & Evangelization Commission

Outreach & Evangelization Commission
Rich Scardino
Evangelization Committee
TBA
De Paul Ministry
TBA
Martha’s Meals Ministry
Coming 2016
Ecumenism & Social Justice Committee
Coming 2016
Communications Committee
Fred Madera
St. Bart’s Network Program
Coming 2016
St. Bart’s Alumni Group
Coming 2016
Scouts
Henry Figueroa
































































  Ministries

MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT

Every company has a mission, vision, goals, and objectives. In order to reach these, the company creates departments. Each department focuses on specific tasks that help the company to achieve its overall mission and goals. Consider a hospital with various departments like admissions, trauma center, records, emergency, ICU, radiology, finance, chaplaincy, etc. One of the reasons for these many departments is for them to be able to focus on specific populations or health problems and needs and hone in their skills in each area. Thus they are able to create an overall ideal healing environment. Patients seek them out because they know that these hospitals have what they (the patients) need and will best take care of such needs. 

Now, think of St. Bart’s in terms of a company, or better a hospital, but one with a higher mission, which Christ gave to his Church. As a parish, we have a mission statement. We have our own departments, but we call them ministries, committees, or councils. Their mission is tied in to the overall mission of the parish. To help each ministry understand their tasks and responsibilities and be able to fulfill them, a mission statement, vision statement, and clear goals and objectives could be developed whenever possible. 

St. Bart’s is a vibrant and alive parish! Through our many spirit-led ministries and activities, we strive to involve the entire faith community in experiences that touch every aspect of Catholic life, worship, and outreach. We also strive to provide you with various ministries to serve you and your family in your needs as well as many ministries in which you can serve. Please take time to look at our vast array of ministry opportunities. 

You will discover in them how the Holy Spirit is moving among us! Hopefully, you will also hear the promptings of that Spirit to offer your time and talents to one or more of these many rewarding ministries and activities. Please contact the coordinator of the ministries or activities to which you feel called. We encourage and welcome your participation. St. Bart’s will certainly be the richer for it!