From the Diocese of Metuchen Office of the Bishop
January 10, 2018
Very Rev. Thomas J. Walsh, Pastor
St. Bartholomew Parish
4 70 Ryders Lane
EastBrunswick, NJ 08816
Dear Father Walsh,
Please extend my sincere thanks to the parishioners of St. Bartholomew Parish for their generous response to the 2017 Bishop's Annual Appeal. With gifts totaling $174,931.30, your parish achieved 101.70% of its $172,000 goal thereby earning a total rebate of $1,465.65. An initial payment of$0.00 was sent to you in July. Enclosed find a check in the amount of$1,465.65 representing the balance due. This income will not be assessed and is to be used for local needs at your discretion.
I am particularly grateful to you, your staff and your parish coordinators for the Appeal who worked so hard to ensure our success; what an outstanding effort. The outstanding results of the 2017 Appeal are a reflection of our commitment to our Catholic faith and will allow us to continue the vital ministries that serve thousands of people each day throughout Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties. Together, we are Ambassadors for Christ helping to make our world and our diocese a better place. God bless you and be assured you have my heartfelt gratitude and prayers.
With renewed best wishes, I remain Yours in Christ,
Most Reverend James F. Checchio,
JCD, MBA Bishop of Metuchen