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: www.outcaststhemovie.com.
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
the following information:
parent’s name and phone number, child’s
name, grade, and age
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
email@example.com. 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Advance Tickets only are available now by calling
The Rectory Office at (908)725-1008 ext. 104
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