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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
June 3, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I want to make you aware of two important anniversaries in the life of our parish family. This Saturday, June 16th, Deacon Jack Kenny will be celebrating his 20th Anniversary of Ordination to the Diaconate. Through the years Deacon Jack has served our Community through various ministries and organizations. These past 11 years Deacon Jack has served as the Plant Manager for the Parish, helping to coordinate security for the Church and Parish School. He has been an invaluable help to me in my role as pastor and I am grateful for his help each and every day. This Saturday, June 16th, we will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving in his honor. The Mass will be at 11 am and I inviting all parishioners to attend.

On Friday, June 22nd, we will celebrate our annual Prayer Garden Mass. It is the 25th Anniversary of the Garden and I remember being part of the team that cleared the ground and planted the trees that are still thriving today. The Mass will be held outside in the Bride’s Garden at 7pm. Please bring a lawn chair and a friend. It is always a beautiful way to celebrate the beauty of God’s Creation. A light reception will follow in the narthex.

On Saturday, June 23 Bishop Checchio will visit our parish again to celebrate the 5:00 p.m. Mass Enjoy these beautiful Spring Days!

In Christ,
Fr. Thomas

More from Father Tom on our Pastor's Page

From Our Summer Seminarian
June 10, 2018

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!

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Religious Education Registration 2018-19

All students must register for Religious Education Classes for the 2018-2019 school year by June 30. Forms and Instructions can be found on the Parish Faith Formation Website.

All students must be from a registered Parish family. New students to the program must provide baptismal information and or transfer information from your prior parish. As a reminder the diocesan policy is that it is a two year preparation for the reception of the sacraments.

Class lists will be posted on or about September 9 in the Narthex of the Church. Classes will resume on September 25/27, 2018.

The Program is always in need of Catechists and Aides. Please consider helping out in this Ministry.


eGiving: Did you know?

Did you know that June 21 —The First day of summer is National eGiving Day?

St. Bartholomew Church can take particular joy in this celebration, as the response to eGiving in our church has been wonderful.

To build on this success, I am challenging you to put envelopes on a permanent summer vacation and set up an eGiving account with Faith Direct today. eGiving is especially important in the summer months, when many families may be out of town some weekends and St. Bartholomew Church does not receive their envelopes. It’s easy for people to forget to catch up once they’re back, and our weekly offertory can fluctuate as a result-making it harder to predict how much we will have to sustain our year-round ministries.


Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The July schedules are now available and your respective Ministry pages:

•  Altar Servers
•  Eucharistic Ministers
•  Readers


2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Lighting a Fire in the Heart of Our World
Final Stage - Still Time to Donate

Thank you to all who have supported the 2018 Bishop’s 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, 582 parishioners have pledged $166,651 (of which $155,878 has been collected). Your generosity places us at 96.3% of our $173,000 parish goal.

Thank you for making a difference!

Upcoming Events More Upcoming Events
Saturday
June 16

Mass of Thanksgiving in Deacon Jack's Honor for his 20th Anniversary of Ordination to the Diaconate

11:00am Mass

Knights of Columbus Corporate Communion

5:00pm Mass

No Confessions Today


Saturday -
Sunday

June 16-17

St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Collection

Your generous donations are accepted in the Narthex of the Church before and after all Masses.

The pantry is in need of the following items: peanut butter, fruit juice, instant oatmeal, paper towels, canned fruit, baked beans, dish detergent, coffee, cereal (no Cheerios, please), mayonnaise, tissues, applesauce, pasta sauce, tea, white rice, deodorant, vegetable oil, tuna fish.


Tuesday
June 19

Bible Study with Father Tom

7:30pm-8:30pm in the alcove in the Church

If you are interested in joining us, please contact, Colleen Salvas, csalvas@rwjf.org or call 732-238-1463.


Wednesday
June 20

Knights of Columbus Council 11873 Meeting

7:30pm

Friday
June 22

Prayer Garden Mass

7:00pm Mass

Saturday
June 23

Bishop Checchio will visit our parish again to celebrate Mass

5:00pm Mass
 
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Parish Summer Office Hours
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: Closed
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