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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
December 9, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In December 1531, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared three times to Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian, requesting that a Church be built on Tepeyac Hill, near Mexico City. Unable to convince the Bishop , and busy caring for his sick uncle, Juan missed a fourth meeting. Mary intercepted him the next day: “Am I not here, I am your Mother?” “Are you not under my Protection?” Our Lady then instructed Juan Diego to gather roses for the Bishop and she placed them in his cloak. When Juan Diego went to the Bishop and opened his cloak, the roses tumbled out revealing the miraculous image of Our Lady. To Juan Diego’s uncle the Virgin also appeared, healing him, and revealing herself as “Holy Mary of Guadalupe.”

This Wednesday December 12th is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It marks the beginning of a year of preparation for our Diocese. Next December the Diocese of Metuchen will be formally consecrated to Our Lady of Guadalupe. This Wednesday, Bishop Checchio will celebrate Evening Prayer at the Cathedral of Saint Francis in Metuchen in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe and announce the year of preparation as a Marian Year of prayer and catechesis. Evening Prayer will be celebrated at 7:30pm at the Cathedral and all are invited to attend.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

In Christ,
Fr. Thomas

View More on Our Pastor's Page

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Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The December 2018 and January 2019 schedules are available on 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:

Upcoming Events More Upcoming Events
Monday
December 10

Novena Mass

7:00pm

Wednesday
December 12

Evening Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

7:30pm at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi,
548 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ

Saturday
December 15

Confessions

11:00am–12:00 Noon & 3:30pm—4:30pm

Knights of Columbus Wreaths Across America


Knights of Columbus Corporate Communion

5:00pm Mass

Satuday-
Sunday

December 15-16

St. Vincent de Paul Fool Drive

Donations will be gratefully accepted in the Narthex of the Church before and after all Masses.

The pantry is in need of the following items: apple juice, fruit juice, toilet paper, dish detergent, pancake syrup, pancake mix, deodorant, pudding snacks, coffee, cereal, paper towels, pasta sauce, jam/jelly, cake mix & icing, toothpaste, pampers (all sizes) tea, oatmeal (Reg & Instant), tissues, canned pasta, tuna and toothbrushes.


Sunday
December 16

Children's Liturgy of the Word

10:00am Mass
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New 2018 Christmas Mass Schedule

December 24 Christmas Eve:
4:00pm, 6:00pm and
12:00 Midnight

December 25 Christmas Day: 8:00am, 10:00am and
12:00 Noon

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

* Parish Office will be closed Monday through Wednesday December 24-26, 2018 for Christmas and Monday through Tuesday December 31, 2018-January 1, 2019 for New Years.

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.

Wedding Banns
Anthony Ursino
& Katie Tricarico

James York &
Kristin Reisinger

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