St. Vincent de Paul Society First Communion Project
We are partnering again with our SVDP Pantry in Perth Amboyfor their annual First Communion Project. Low incomefamilies in the Perth Amboy area rely on the pantry for manyneeds. Some families that have children preparing to receive First Communion cannot afford Communion oufiits and accessories for their children. The pantry provides these based on donations from our local SVDP Conferences.
If you can help with gently used First Communion oufiits orother First Communion accessories, please bring them tochurch on the weekend of March 10‐11. Monetary donations are also welcome. Members of our SVDP Conference will be in the Narthex to collect the items. We can also bereached at 732-597-1507 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
As always, we thank you for your generosity.
Catholic School Tuition Assistance Online Application Process Open
Families interested in applying for tuition assistance
to attend an eligible Diocese of Metuchen Catholic
elementary or high school may do so now. The application
process is online through FACTS Grant &
Aid Assessment. Online applications must be completed
(including supporting documentation) by no
later than Saturday, March 31, 2018. Applications
are available in English and Spanish.
Families that need assistance completing the online
application, or need access to the technology to apply,
may register for one of two Application Workshops,
which will be held in two locations in January
and February www.diometuchen.org/tuitionassistance
and following the Workshops link.
The Saint Bartholomew School Pre-Kindergarten Program Voted
the Best Preschool in Middlesex County
The Saint Bartholomew School Pre-Kindergarten Program
has received the prestigious honor of being voted
the Best Preschool in Middlesex County. Congratulations
to our principal, teachers, and staff! (Home News
Tribune Readers’ Choice Contest 2017).
Making decisions is not always easy.
Sometimes we have second thoughts about what we are doing.
Sometimes we hesitate, waver. Sometimes we need to affirm a
choice we have already made. So it is with God's call to come
closer to him. Maybe we are eager to respond but afraid that
there will be a price to be paid. Perhaps we may just want to
maintain the status quo because we are unwilling to invest the
energy and time that it would require. Do you or someone you
know hear God calling to come closer? Typically, the call from
God is indicated in the desires and hopes of our hearts. The
RCIA Inquiry Sessions are opportunities to gather, ask, learn,
pray, ponder and discern. We invite all who are unbaptized,
baptized into another Christian denomination, or baptized
Catholic but have not received BOTH Sacraments of Confirmation
and Eucharist. For more information call RCIA at
732-562-1990 x 163
Very Rev. Thomas J. Walsh is pleased to announce we have received our date for Confirmation from the Bishop’s Office.
Bishop James Checchio will preside at the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
May 30, 2018
St. Bartholomew Parish
August 9-18, 2018
Organized by St. John Vianney Church
420 Inman Ave. Colonia, NJ 07067
$2950.00 from Newark: Price includes airfare, fuel
surcharges, taxes, 3 meals a day, superior hotel, all
entrance fees. For more info call Fr. Joseph Kubiak
at St. John Vianney, Colonia 732-574-0150 or Phyllis
Gomulka 732-566-4115; www.sjvianney.com
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Walk in the Footsteps of Christ, Moses & the Virgin Mary
Relive the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
November 6-16, 2018, 11 Days, 4-Star Hotels
Organized by Fr. Abraham Orapankal, Tour Chaplain
Pastor, St. John Neumann, Califon, NJ
$2790.00 from Newark (plus $570 airline taxes, security fees & fuel surcharge)
Price includes breakfast and dinners daily, Daily Mass, Professional Guided Tours & Tips, renewal of Marriage Vows in Cana, transfers and baggage handling.
For more info call Juliet Banaag Hobson 732-439-2855 or email email@example.com
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