|September 9, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The days of September are filled with so many new beginnings.
As a parish family we welcome back our school
students and later this month our children in the Religious
Education Program. Our Athletic Programs will
begin again and all of our parish societies and organizations
will be holding meetings and sponsoring
events. We are indeed a very blessed and generous community
and may Our Lord continue to bless our labors on
behalf of His Kingdom.
This Friday, September 14th, is the feast of the Exaltation
of the Holy Cross, the day on which Saint Helena discovered
the relics of the Cross of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem.
On this day I am requesting that we spend a day in
prayer and fasting as we remember all the victims of sexual
abuse. The Church will be open from 7 am until 9
pm. There will a Mass at 8:30 am with our school community
and a Mass at 7pm. Please come and pray for the
renewal of the Church and for our Holy Father Pope
Let us continue to pray for one another.
Continue reading on our Pastor's Page
June 23, 2018
Bishop Checchio Celebrated Mass at St. Bartholomew
Welcome returning members! And welcome new members!
Adult Choir: All voice parts welcome. No audition required. Ability to read music not required, but is definitely a plus if you can. The only requirement is an enthusiastic spirit and the ability to be on time. The Adult Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm in the church, starting the first Thursday after Labor Day and continuing until around early June (depending on how the calendar falls).
Children's Choir: Attention all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. As a clarification, one need not be a student of St. Bartholomew School to be a member of our parish Children's Choir. Do you enjoy
singing? How about joining the Children's Choir? Your
voices are the core of our sound. If you like to sing, we need the
leadership of your voices in the choir. We love to have
middle schoolers join us even if it's your first time.
Rehearsals begin on September 12th. See next
week's bulletin for more information or email JanetDeFreitasSTB@gmail.com.
View the Letter from our Choir Director
Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers
The September & October schedules are available and your respective Ministry pages:
• Altar Servers
• Eucharistic Ministers
Day of Prayer
Renewal of the Church
St. Bartholomew Parish
Church will be open from
Knights of Columbus Corporate Communions
Catholics Returning Home
7:00pm in the Rectory Meeting Room at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, 100 James
St. South River, NJ
Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Churchwill offer a series entitled
“Catholics Returning Home” on six consecutive Saturday
evenings at 7:00pm in the Rectory Meeting
Room beginning September 15, 2018. These sessions
are for nonpracticing Catholics who are seeking
answers to questions about returning to the
Church. If you know someone who has left the
church, please invite them to join us.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive
Donations gratefully accepted in the Narthex of the Church before and after all Masses.
More about the St. Vincent de Paul Society
Youth Group Talent Show Auditions
3:00-5:00pm in Parish Hall
Sign up by emailing Dan at email@example.com
Parish Office Hours
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12 Noon
For our Brothers and Sisters
Having trouble hearing in Church?
Hearing Assistance Devices are available in the rear of the Church.
The devices cannot be used outside the Church, as they are connected
to our Church public address system.
The hearing devices are used by many at daily
and Sunday Masses and other Liturgical Celebrations.
PLEASE be sure to return them to the box at the
back of the Church and also be certain to turn the
switch OFF before placing them back into the box.