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
May 20, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On the day of Pentecost, the fire of the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles gathered with that first Community in Jerusalem. Along with the Women Disciples and Our Lady, these first Christians experienced the outpouring of the seven fold gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit empowered them to go forth and proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. From this small community of maybe 120 people the Church has grown to a membership of 1.2 Billion people.

The Holy Spirit is still active in the Church of today. We are all disciples of the Risen Christ and we are called by our Baptism to evangelize our brothers and sisters to come to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus. Pentecost is called the “Birthday” of the Church because the disciples went out of the Upper Room to make disciples of all nations. Our mission field is vast but the Spirit of God abides with us and empowers us to live the Gospel.

In Christ,
Fr. Thomas

More from Father Tom on our Pastor's Page

Featured Photos More Photos

Find out more about the Altar Rosary Society
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 June 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, there is still time to participate. 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, 567 parishioners have pledged $164,269 (of which $151,795 has been collected). These pledges put us at 95% of our $173,000 parish goal. If you haven't contributed already, please prayerfully considering making a gift as your means allow.

Thank you for your generous support.


Faith Direct & eGiving

May can be a busy month. Are you booking travel for Memorial Day? Gearing up for summer vacation? Consider enrolling in eGiving through Faith Direct to make sure your gifts reach St. Bartholomew Church when you cannot, and our ministries can continue uninterrupted.

Find out how simple eGiving is through Faith Direct.

Upcoming Events More Upcoming Events
Monday
May 21

Altar Rosary Society Executive Board Meeting

2:00pm in the Msgr. Alliegro Room

Tuesday
May 22

Confirmation Practice

6:00pm

Bible Study with Father Tom

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

We are continuing our study on the letters of Saint Paul. This week we will continue our discussion on the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians. All parishioners are welcome to attend. This week we welcomed three new members to the group from the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The Bible that I am using for the Class is the Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha (Catholic). It has a beautiful ability to render the ancient text in contemporary English. Published by the Oxford University Press 1989.

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


Saturday-
Sunday

May 26-27

Knights of Columbus Cheesecake Sale

More details to come.
 
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Parish Office Hours
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12noon

*Friday May 25: Parish Office closed - Start of Summer Hours

*Monday May 28: Parish Office closed in observance of Memorial Day
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