St. Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church
About Our Church
About Our Church
Founded in 1919 to serve the growing community of Catholics in the Wissinoming area, our church has seen many changes over the years. However, one thing that has not changed is our mission.
The community of Saint Bartholomew, graced in spirit by our baptism, invites all to worship and glorify God by attendance at
Mass and sharing in the Holy Eucharist. We are committed to teach the Good News of Salvation and to serve all. Under the
guidance of the Holy Spirit may we so advance in holiness that all God’s children will want to come and see for themselves the
wonders of His merciful love.
St. Bartholomew's Church holds the St. Peregrine Shine. The patron saint for Cancer and HIV/AIDS. We pray the Novena Prayer each Saturday with the hope to end cancer throughout our world.
The story of St. Peregrine begins when he was a young boy. Peregrine became a ringleader for the enemies of the Pope in his hometown of Forli, Italy. Pope Martin IV sent Fr. Philip Benizi to Forli to try and bring people back to the church. However, he was meant with violence and Peregrine gave him a blow to the face which knocked him off of his feat. Moments later he saw the priest suffering and had a change of heart and asked for forgiveness.
One day while praying to the Blessed Mother she appeared to him she appeared to him saying, "Go to Siena, There you will find devout men who call themselves my servants. Attach yourself to them.” Peregrine went and found Philip Benizi who personally clothed him with the religious habit.
As penance for his previous sins, Peregrine worked hard for the poor and afflicted. However, several years into his ministry he developed a cancerous growth on his foot. After agreeing to have it amputated he dreamt of Christ who was touching his foot. This woke him up and saw the his foot had been bandaged and was now healed.
People would flock to Peregrine after this miracle. Peregrine died on May 1st, 1345 and was ranked with the saints in 1726.