From Our Pastor
|July 16, 2017
We have had a couple of extraordinary days here at the parish
this past week. On Sunday, Bishop Checchio celebrated the
Noon Mass and was warmly welcomed by our community,
especially our school children. On Monday the Home News
published a wonderful front page article on our parish Summer
Series: “A conversation with the three Abrahamic Faiths:
Judaism, Christianity and Islam.” Tuesday night, Rabbi Philip
Bazeley, from Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New
Brunswick kicked off the series with a provocative presentation
on the core beliefs of the Jewish faith. The series will
continue this Tuesday, July 18th, when Father Jeffrey Calia,
C.O. Parochial Vicar. Saint Peter the Apostle in New Brunswick
will speak on the core beliefs of Catholic Christians. All
are welcome to attend, the presentation begins at 7 pm in the
Parish Hall. Continue on the Pastor's Page
A conversation with
the three Abrahamic Faiths: Interfaith Presentation Series
|You are cordially invited to join us in “A conversation with
the three Abrahamic Faiths.” The goal for this series is to
begin to understand the basic tenets of these three major
religions. The hope is to open the door for an ongoing exchange
of information and to debunk some of the myths and
incorrect ideas we may have of how Jews, Catholics and
Muslims practice their faith in 2017.
Tuesday, July 11th, Rabbi Philip Bazeley, Anshe Emeth Memorial
Temple, New Brunswick NJ. Rabbi Bazeley will answer
the question: What makes a person Jewish? What are
the core beliefs of the Jewish faith and how do these beliefs
guide the everyday lives of those who embrace the Jewish
faith? The Rabbi will briefly touch on the diversity of beliefs
in the Jewish faith.
Tuesday, July 18th, Father Jeffrey Calia, C.O. Parochial Vicar,
St. Peter the Apostle Parish, New Brunswick. Father Jeff
will answer the question: What makes us Catholic? How do
we live out our Catholic faith in 2017 America? How are
Catholics different from the many other Christian faiths
practiced around America and the world?
Tuesday, July 25th, Imam Kaiser Aslam, Chaplain, Center
for Islamic Life, Rutgers University will answer the question:
What are the core beliefs of Islam? What defines the
life of a Muslim? Imam Aslam will help us understand the
enormous diversity within the Muslim community. Finally,
how do Muslims view Judaism and Catholicism, as well as
practitioners of other faiths?
There will be time for questions from the audience after each
At the end of the formal presentations, there will be time for
members of each faith community to dialogue with one another
So please join us for one, two or all three conversations
so we can begin to understand the faiths of our neighbors
Bishop Checchio Celebrates Mass at St. Bartholomew
2017 Bishop's Annual Appeal
Ambassadors for Christ
CONGRATULATIONS! WE REACHED
OUR PARISH GOAL!
Thanks to your generosity and support we reached
our parish goal for the 2017 Bishop's Annual Appeal.
The Bishop's Annual Appeal funds in whole or
in part over 25 vital ministries throughout our diocese.
We appreciate the profound impact you're
making on the lives of so many people.
St. Bartholomew School Registration and Tuition Assistance Applications Now Open for the 2017-18 School Year
Check out the FACTS Tuition Assistance and Registration information on the St Bartholomew School Website
Come sign the old St. Bartholomew gymnasium floor!
A new gym floor is being installed this summer! The new floor will installed over the old floor so anyone that would like to have their name permanently on the old floor is welcome to come and sign it on Friday, July 21 from 6 – 9 pm. The St. Bartholomew Athletic Association will be accepting donations towards the cost of the new floor and baskets, however, you do not have to make a donation in order to sign the floor. Donations would be greatly appreciated.
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.