NO audition requirement. Ability to read music is not required, but is definitely a plus. The only requirements to sing with the choirs are an enthusiastic spirit and an ability to be on time.
The first rehearsal for the Adult Choir is Thursday, September 7th and the first rehearsal for the Children's Choir is Wednesday September 13th. Don’t be shy about becoming involved!
See the Choir Ministry page to read the full message from our Music Director/Organist.
Religious Education Registration
Classes are forming! Just a reminder that, Registration
for 2017-2018 Religious Education is past
due. Please be aware that all students must be
registered to be placed in a class. New students to
the program must be of a registered parish family.
A copy of Baptismal Certificate is needed if
the student was not baptized here at St. Bartholomew
Church. It is diocesan policy that preparation
for sacraments is 2 years of classroom instruction.
Please visit our parish website at
www.stbartseb.com for a copy of the form and
registration instructions. View more about Religious Education at St. Bartholomoew
2017 Bishop's Annual Appeal
Ambassadors for Christ
CONGRATULATIONS! WE REACHED
OUR PARISH GOAL!
Thanks to your generosity and support we reached
our parish goal for the 2017 Bishop's Annual Appeal.
The Bishop's Annual Appeal funds in whole or
in part over 25 vital ministries throughout our diocese.
We appreciate the profound impact you're
making on the lives of so many people.
To date, 668 parish households have pledged
$173,430 of which $165,092 has been paid. These
pledges put us at 100.8% of our $172,000 parish goal.
An Invitation to All Parishioners: St. Bartholomew Pastoral Council is looking for volunteers
to serve the parish.
The commitment is for only
four meetings a year during the three year term. The
function is to assist the pastor in conforming the parish to
Prayerfully consider if God is calling you to this service.
Contact Barbara Bunag at the Parish Office (732‐257‐
7722) if you are interested in learning more.
St. Bartholomew School requests 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
St. Bartholomew School Registration and Tuition Assistance Applications Now Open for the 2017-18 School Year
St. Bartholomew School registration is ongoing for
students in PreKindergarten 3 and Grades Kindergarten
through 8. There is a waiting list for Pre-
Kindergarten 4. Call the School Office at 732-254-
7105 to schedule a tour.
Check out the FACTS Tuition Assistance and Registration information on the St Bartholomew School Website
St. Joseph Garden & Memorial Walkway
For a limited time you will have the opportunity
to have your personally engraved brick added
to our Blessed Memorial Walkway. Whether
you choose to remember a loved one, honor
your family, or celebrate a special occasion, do
not miss this limited opportunity.
In God's Image
In God's Image, the Catholic Faith Sharing Group
for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people
at Sacred Heart Church, South Plainfield, meets
the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm in
the Annex Building. Our next meeting is September
13. The group is open to LGBT adults, 18 and
over, and their families. All are welcome for faith
sharing, prayer, conversation and support. For
more information, contact Fr John at 908-756-0633,
ext 125. or the group may be reached by contacting
908-822-5895 or by emailing email@example.com.
Saint John Vianney High School High School Placement Test Prep Course
Test Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2017
The Scholastic Testing Service High School Placement
Test, or HSPT, is given to eighth-graders seeking admission
to specific Catholic high schools. Schools use exam results
to make admissions decisions, to place applicants, and to
determine scholarship awards.
The standard HSPT lasts approximately two and a half
hours and contains 298 multiple-choice questions divided
into five sections—Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Mathematics,
and Language Skills. The Scholastic Testing Service
also provides a choice of one optional test in Mechanical
Aptitude, Science, or Catholic Religion.
Prep Class - $235.00 including workbook
Mondays & Wednesdays
Monday, October 2nd, Wednesday, October 4th,
Monday, October 16th, Wednesday, October 18th
Monday, October 23rd, Wednesday, October 25th
Monday, October 30th, Wednesday, November 1st
Class A – Afternoon Session 3:30 to 5:30pm
Class B – Evening Sessions 6:00 to 8:00pm
For more information please contact Julie Pasquale at
732-739-0800 ext 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Pentecost Seminar
“Remember that the Church Was Born on Pentecost”
-- Pope Francis
What will your PERSONAL Pentecost do? Scripture comes to life
Love & forgive others as Jesus does
Possess the grace & courage to share the
How: Be filled with the Holy Spirit through a Life in
the Spirit Seminar
Where: St. Francis Cathedral, Community Room,
When: Thursday Evenings, 7:30pm, Sept 14 thru
Oct 26, 2017
Contact: Tom Mockoviak for more information 732-549-4740 or
Pope Francis directs, “share with everyone
in the Church the grace of baptism in the
Discover the Joy of being a
If you have a warm heart, a listening
ear, and the gift of compassion
you can make a difference
in the life of a hospice patient
or family member. VNA
Health Group is offering training
for all individuals interested in
becoming hospice volunteers in
several counties throughout
Training will be provided by members
of the VNAHG Hospice team on 3
28th, October 5th, and 12th from
9:30am-3:00pm at VNA Health
Group, 23 Main Street, Suite D1
Holmdel, NJ .
There are many rewards and opportunities
available to hospice volunteers
though home visitation, administrative
support and special projects to support
our mission of caring and compassion.
Volunteers must attend all 3
sessions. To register, please call Pauline
De Palma, BSW 732-224-6933
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