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Our Mission

The Mission of the Catholic Community of Saint Bartholomew is to build our lives in the image of Christ through love, worship and service.

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” — Catechism of the Catholic Church

We invite you to join us in prayer and worship.

Mass Schedule
Worship in Song
Children's Liturgy of
the Word

Sacraments
Funerals

We invite you to grow spiritually through worship, prayer and education ministries that teach us and our children how to live our lives in Christ’s image.

St. Bartholomew Office
of Religious Education

St. Bartholomew School
Bible Study for Adults
RCIA

We have many ministries in the church that exist to serve our parishioners, but they also provide ways in which you can be a part of serving others.

Parish Ministries
Children & Youth
Ministries

From Our Pastor Our Pastor's Page
November 18, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The second World Day of the Poor is observed today the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. In his apostolic letter to close the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has set aside one Sunday of the Year to reflect on how poverty is at the heart of the Gospel. In this year’s World Day of the Poor message, the Holy Father reflects on Psalm 34:7, “this poor man cried and the Lord heard him.” The Pope challenges us to use the World Day of the Poor as an opportunity to make an examination of conscience and consider whether we truly hear the cry of the poor.

This Tuesday, November 20th, our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints on Dunhams Corner Road at 7:30pm. All are invited to attend this traditional Thanksgiving Service.

Thursday, November 22nd, is Thanksgiving Day. Mass will be celebrated at 9am in the Church. Let us together ask the Lord’s Blessings on our nation. Give thanks unto the Lord.

Happy Thanksgiving Day.

In Christ,
Fr. Thomas

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Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The December schedules are available and your respective Ministry pages:

•  Altar Servers
•  Eucharistic Ministers
•  Readers


Lighting a fire in the heart of our world

This Pastoral Letter is a reflection on my pastoral visits to all 90 parishes within our diocese as well as visits to many Catholic schools, institutions and varied ministries and ethnic groups since I became your Shepherd last May. Based on my many conversations with clergy, religious and lay faithful during these months, it shares with you the priorities that emerged and which call for our attention as we go forward in this local Church of Metuchen. It is my hope and prayer that this Pastoral Letter will inspire you through the grace of the Holy Spirit to become kindling so together we can “set a fire in the heart of our world,” allowing God’s love and power to burn more brightly here in Central New Jersey. I look forward to further conversations and planning with you.

Read the full Pastoral Letter...


St. Bartholomew Church in East Brunswick Hosted Listening Session

On Monday October 22, the parish of St. Bartholomew in East Brunswick hosted a listening session on the current sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. The session was facilitated by Sister Margaret Conlon, Sister of Charity. Sister Conlon has ministered to high school students and families, as a teacher and counselor, in Jersey City for over 20 years. For the last 27 years she has ministered as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Emmaus House, a holistic center for women religious, in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Sister Conlon has facilitated programs for suicide prevention for youth as well as groups and retreats for adult women in recovery.

The session began with a history of the crisis and the Church’s response before breaking into small groups to consider four questions. All were encouraged and welcomed to attend. A follow up report from the session will be delivered to the Most Reverend James Francis Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen.

Resources:


Save the Date! The Role of the Laity in These Times

Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:00-9:00pm at St. Bartholomew Church

Presenter: Zeni Fox, PhD, has lived her life as a lay woman: daughter, sister, niece, aunt, friend, colleague and now great-aunt. She has served in ministry in a Catholic school, a parish, a diocesan office, an entrepreneurial training center, and on the faculty of Fordham and at Immaculate Conception Seminary as a professor and the Director of Lay Ministry. New Ecclesial Ministry: Lay Professionals Serving the Church explored this new phenomenon, from both a theological and sociological perspective; Called and Chosen: Toward a Spirituality for Lay Leaders, edited with Sr. Regina Bechtle, provides a handbook for those in Catholic institutional ministries. She presently offers spiritual direction, serves as a member of the Sponsor for Ascension, the largest Catholic health care system, serves on various committees, and lectures occasionally.

Dr. Fox will lead us to vision our role as laity in these times.

Upcoming Events More Upcoming Events
Monday
November 19

Novena Mass

7:00pm Mass

Tuesday
November 20

Confirmation Preparation Session

7:00pm (arrival at 6:45pm)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit-Meeting in Parish Hall
Presentation by Brother Patrick and Students of Rutgers Catholic Center
Retreat for the Confirmation Students only. Pick up 8:30

View the Religious Education Website.


No Tuesday Evening CCD Classes


Wednesday
November 21

Parish Office Closes at 12:00 noon


Thursday
November 22

Parish Office Closed for Thanksgiving


No Thursday Evening CCD Classes


Friday
November 23

Parish Office Closed for Black Friday


Sunday
November 25

Children's Liturgy of the Word

10:00am Mass
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Parish Office Hours
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12 Noon *

* The Parish Office will be closed for Thanksgiving from 12 noon on Wednesday November 21 through Friday November 23. We will reopen on Monday November 26 at 9:00am.

Call for
Prayers
For our Brothers and Sisters

Please pray for the members of our Parish Family who are sick as well as those who are serving in the armed forces.

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.

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470 Ryders Lane,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-257-7722