St Bartholomew School St Bartholomew Faith Formation

470 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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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
April 15, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Though Spring has been delayed this year, the Easter Gospels are filled with abundance of new life and the glory of the Risen Christ. In this Sunday’s Gospel, the Risen Christ appears to the Apostles and Disciples and commissions them to go out to the whole world Proclaiming the Good News of repentance, for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. This is indeed the Mission of the Church and we are called as modern disciples to continue Christ’ Mission.

What does it mean to practice forgiveness in the name of Jesus Christ? How do I understand forgiveness in my life as a Christian? “There is only forgiveness, if there is any, where there is the unforgivable.” (Derrida) The ability to forgive and to seek forgiveness for what I have done or failed to do is indeed one of the most difficult habits to form as a disciple of Christ. That we fail in this in our daily lives is why we are a Church of Sinners, constantly aware of our need for God’s Mercy.

We are redeemed by the blood of Christ and forgiven through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit into our hearts. May we embrace forgiveness and practice forgiveness in our lives with great humility and love.

In Christ,
Fr. Thomas

More from Father Tom on our Pastor's Page

News & Announcements More News

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.


Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The May 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

Thank you to all who have given so generously to the 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. If you have not made a pledge or donation, thereis still time to participate. Please prayerfully consider donating and 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 date, 456 parishioners have pledged $136,331 (of which $120,453 has already been collected). These pledges show your overwhelming support which puts us at 79% of our $173,000 parish goal. If you haven't contributed already, please prayerfully considering making a gift as your means allow. We are encouraging the support of all our parishioners.

Thank you! All gifts are appreciated.

Upcoming Events More Upcoming Events
Wednesday
April 18

First Eucharist Preparation: Rehearsal for students receiving First Eucharist on Saturday April 21

6:30pm in Parish Hall

Rehearsal is mandatory for the children and at least one parent. Communion Banners will be collected.

More information on the Faith Formation web site


Knights of Columbus Council 11873 Meeting

7:30pm

More info on the St. Bartholomew Knights of Columbus website


Friday
April 20

An Evening with World Class Tenor Daniel Rodriguez

7:00pm-10:00pm at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 285 Hamilton St., Somerset, NJ

Dinner and show $50 per person (additional love offerings and donations are welcome)

Presented by Holy Family Parish

All proceeds benefit the Archdiocese of San Juan Puerto Rico


Saturday
April 21

First Eucharist

10:00am Mass

Students of Tuesday 4:30 Religious Education Classes

More information on the Faith Formation web site


Knights of Columbus Corporate Communion

5:00pm Mass

More info on the St. Bartholomew Knights of Columbus website


Sunday
April 22

Children's Liturgy

10:00am Mass
 
Quick Links
Parish Office Hours
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12noon

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