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St. Bartholomew Hosting a Screening of Outcast

“A bold example of social justice in action.”
December 3, 2017, 5:00pm in the Parish Hall

Follow the cameras of Grassroots Films, the Award-Winning producers of “The Human Experience” and “Child 31,” on an unexpected journey across the globe. Travel to the prisons of Central America, walk the dark city streets of London, New York and Ireland’s most treacherous neighborhoods. Step beyond your comfort zone and into the lives of our modern day outcasts.

Documentary website:

Calling All Shepherds and Angels

The Christmas Pageant will once again take place during the 4:00pm Children’s Liturgy on Christmas Eve.

If your child would like to participate, please email the following information: parent’s name and phone number, child’s name, grade, and age to

Children must be in grades 1 – 7 and able to attend a mandatory practice on Friday, December 22 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Older children are welcome to assist. Spaces will be filled on a first response system.

Box Tops for Education

St. Bartholomew School requests Box Tops for Education thank you to all our parishioners that have been saving their Box Tops and bringing them to the gift shop! St. Bartholomew School thanks you and the students thank you! If you haven’t already been dropping off your Box Tops, St. Bartholomew School is asking all parishioners to save their Box Tops for Education. Box tops are the little pink coupon found on over 250 participating products. It's easy to find Box Tops…in fact; you may have some in your home right now. Participating products include but are not limited to General Mills Cereals, Food Storage Bags, Paper Products, Green Giant Produce, Frozen Foods, Baking and Bakeware, School and Office Supplies.

The school receives a check twice a year for submitted Box Tops and our school family has been doing a great job of saving their Box Tops. However, we are hoping to collect more Box Tops that might otherwise be discarded. We are asking any parishioners that may be throwing them away to please save them in small plastic baggies and deposit them in the basket or box that can be found in the church gift shop. If anyone has any questions, please reach out to our school Box Tops Coordinator, Maria Grosso at 732-221-1008 or Thank you for your support!

Fourth Annual Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

St. Bartholomew Knights of Columbus Council # 11873 is very happy to once again invite our St. Bartholomew School and CCD students to participate in our FOURTH ANNUAL “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest.

The Poster Contest will be rolled out to St. Bartholomew school and CCD students on Monday, November 6th. All Posters must be completed no later than Friday, December 8th. Parents are requested to please complete an Entry Form for each Poster completed by their child (children).

One Winning Poster from our Parish will be selected from each of the following three Grade Level categories: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 …… and these winners will advance to the State Level for further judging. In recognizing their past achievement related to this Poster Contest, “the children of St. Bartholomew School should be very proud of the honor they’ve brought to their school and to their fellow students for their winning record of achievement at the State Level during the past three years” said Council Grand Knight Frank Gaudioso:

2014 ……….3rd Place Winners - Liliana Cantillo Grade Levels 6-8 and Karl Sarmiento Grade Levels 3-5

2015 ……….2nd Place Winner - Elizabeth Ramage Grade Level 6-8

2016 ……….1st Place Winner - Samantha Bell Grade Level 6-8

“We believe that we will see the same level of excellence from our students this year as we have in previous years ….. and look forward to having our parish students recognized once again for their artistic talents at the state level and possibly beyond. And by engaging the creative talents and imaginations of our young people, we hope that our St Bartholomew parish students will come to a deeper understanding of the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas,” said Council District Deputy Tom D’Amico.

Parish Winners will be announced at the end of the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, December 17th….and State Winners will be announced by February 15, 2018. The contest will be administered by Ann Wierzbicki, School Principal, for St. Bartholomew students and Barbara Fitzgerald, Director Religious Education, for all St. Bartholomew Parish CCD students.

Zoli Melczer, Chairman Knights of Columbus Council 11873“Keep Christ In Christmas” Poster Contest

Columbiettes Charity Christmas Tea

Our Annual Charity Christmas Tea will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at1:30 p.m.St. Bart’s School Hall, 460 Ryders Lane, EB (May be moved back to the Knights building)

Please join the St. BartholomewColumbiettes for our 19th annual Charity Christmas Tea

“Let’s get back to the true meaning of Christmas and for one afternoon put the commercialism aside”

Join us for a relaxing afternoon with friends. Quiche and Salad along with beverages will be served. Admission: $15 in adv., $20 at door in addition to a dessert or dish to share with your table. Beneficiaries of this event include our military and local “adopt a family". Please consider bringing a child’s hat and gloves to decorate our tree. All items collected will be donated to the Catholic Charities “YES” program in New Brunswick.

RSVP: Barbara 732 254-5440 or Diane 732 605-9817

From the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Bartholomew Conference

We are pleased and excited to announce the renaming of our conference room in honor of our founder Joseph Flannigan. Since our conference was founded in 1991, we have assisted 1200 local families, often aiding them to avoid eviction, power shutoffs, and hunger. On behalf of these families, our benefactors, and all of our members, we thank Joe for his vision, dedication, and 26 years of service. God bless you Joe!

Arts & Crafts Vendors Wanted

Saturday, November 25—Fall Festival/Craft Show (formerly Granny Cellar) at Immaculate Conception Church, Manalapan Road, Spotswood hosted by the Rosary-Altar Society. To reserve a space/table, please contact Jay at 609-409-0199 or Maria at 732-254-1775

Vendors Wanted for Christmas Carnival

Saturday, December 16th, 9am-3pm, A Christmas Carnival, is sponsored by St. Thomas the Apostle HSA, 333 Route 18S, Old Bridge, NJ. Shopping, Carnival games, Photos with Santa, Cookies and Milk with Mrs. Claus, and others. For more info contact:

Altar Rosary Society Bake Sale & Blessed Mother Ornaments

The Blessed Mother Christmas Ornaments are back. They will be sold at the Rosarian’s Bake Sale in November and after all the Masses till December 17th. They make a Great Gift!

New members are always welcome to attend any of our monthly meetings. Being a Rosarian honors Mary in whose care Jesus has placed us.

Consider joining the Altar Rosary of St. Bartholomew, please call Ann Marie Broehl - 732.236.1466 or Nellie Moran – 732.207.9786.

Thank you!

As Chairlady of the Altar Linens Committee, I would like to thank all the women who volunteered for this ministry. Your service is greatly appreciated.

Ann Marie Broehl, Jean Battaglia, Barbara Blazo, Liz Bondi, Charlene Capodice, Madeline Celiberti, Remy Cruz, Ethel DeBari, Adele Dellicker, Doris Doktorski, Ann Marie Heym, Barbara Kadubic, Barbara Kotter, Sandy Krill, Joy Lega, Gladys Leger, Mage Luckhowec, Linda McGinnis, Nelly Moran, Carol O'Reilly, Ann Ryan, Lucy Perrino, Lois Quigley, Phyllis Shannon, Hazel Sobers, Sally Yockman

Please pray the Rosary with faith, hope and love. God bless, protect and preserve the United States of America

For more information about the Altar Rosary Society and upcoming events and meetings, please view the Altar Rosary Sociey Ministry Page.

South River Altar Rosary Society: Fundraising Trip to Charming French Canada

St. Mary of Ostrabrama (South River) Altar Rosary Society is sponsoring a fundraising trip to “CHARMING FRENCH CANADA” featuring Montreal (Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Joseph’s Oratory and Mount Royal), Quebec City (reminiscent of Paris), Charlevoix (whale watching expedition), Montebello (including the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre) and other highlights. The dates are June 22-29, 2018. The cost for a double room is $3499 per person and includes 11 meals and round trip transportation from St. Mary’s Parking Lot to JFK Airport.

An informational presentation will take place on Sunday, November 5th at 11:30am in St. Mary’s Parish Center located in the church parking lot behind St. Mary’s Church at the corner of Jackson Street and Whitehead Avenue. Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation. For more information feel free to contact Barbara Sykulski, President at 732-257-4078.

Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale: Christmas Concert Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

Sunday December 10, 2017 at 3:00pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Rd., Annandale, NJ, Exit 18 off I-78 West

For Tickets call Parish Office at 908-735-7319

Donation $40.00, Balcony $30.00, Student (21 & Under) $25.00

St. Ann Parish: Annual Christmas Concert

St. Ann Parish is pleased to announce our Annual Christmas Concert with Father Alphonse Stephenson’s Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

2:00 pm Sunday, December 17, 2017
Somerset County Vocational & Technical School
Bridgewater, NJ

Advance Tickets only are available now by calling The Rectory Office at (908)725-1008 ext. 104

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