|July 15, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
One of the joys of summer is the opportunity to get away
from our daily routine and find a place to relax and
renew our spirits. In today’s Gospel, Our Lord invites
the apostles, “to come away by yourselves to a deserted
place and rest awhile.” When I was involved in Campus
Ministry at Rutgers University the students would often
remark about their overcrowded schedules. They
called this experience a “Time Famine” essentially the
absence of a time for refreshment and renewal. We need
a time to recharge our spirit, a Sabbath time away from
our daily tasks and responsibilities.
Please take some time each day to enjoy the beauty of
nature and the renewal of friendships and relationships.
Time does fly, but we need to slow down and experience
the grace of the season.
More from Father Tom on our Pastor's Page
|From Our Summer Seminarian
Greetings! My name is Jay Alquiros and I am the seminarian
assigned here at St. Bartholomew for the summer.
I am in second theology and just finished my third
year in the seminary. God-willing, I will be ordained to
the priesthood in 2021. Prior to the seminary, I worked
in accounting for three years. Summer is my favorite
time of the year. I get a break from classes, but also
spend time in a parish. I get to experience what parish
life is really like and receive many lessons and insights
that will be helpful in my future ministry. One of the
things that Fr. Tom has asked me to do this summer is
to lead morning prayer during the week. If you are interested,
please join me at 8:00 before the 8:30 mass. Let
us hold each other in prayer! God bless!
June 23, 2018
Bishop Checchio Celebrated Mass at St. Bartholomew
2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Lighting a Fire in the Heart of Our World
Final Stage - Still Time to Donate
Annual Appeal. We are in the final stage of the Appeal.
And if you have not made a pledge or donation, please prayerfully
considering making a gift as your means allow.
Please mail your gift to: Diocese of Metuchen, Bishop’s
Annual Appeal, PO Box 4000, Metuchen, NJ 08840-4000 or
give online at diometuchen.org/ways-to-give/baa/. We are encouraging
the support of all our parishioners to meet our goal
and help over 20 vital ministries throughout the Diocese
funded by the Bishop's Appeal.
To date, 598 parishioners have pledged $171,561 (of which
$166,132 has been collected). Your generosity places us at
99.2% of our $173,000 parish goal.
Thank you for making a difference!
Knights of Columbus Council 11873 Meeting
Knights of Columbus Wreathes Across America Fundraiser at Middlesex County Fair
Knights of Columbus Assembly 3583 Meeting
St. Bart's Athletics Annual Golf Classic
6:30am-7:30am Registration/Shotgun Start @ 8:00am
at Princeton Country Club
1 Wheeler Way, Princeton, NJ 08540
Golf Package includes: Green fees, golf cart, buffet breakfast, light food at the turn, buffet lunch reception, on-course contests, refreshments, & registration gift
Foursome Registration: $600 per ($150.00 Individual golfer)
Registration Deadline: July 14th 2018
Register Online at stbartssports.com or mail in Registration Form
Sponsorship Opportunites Available: See flyer
Questions Contact: Joe Monteleone
Parish Summer Office Hours
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-4:00pm
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.