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St. Bartholomew's Children's Liturgy Ministry needs your help!

This season we only have a few facilitators. We need more facilitators to keep our Children's Liturgy Ministry up and running. Please think of helping out. It requires a small amount of your time one to two times per month at the 10:00am mass. Facilitators deliver the homily to students in grades 1 to 6. Our first Sunday is October 8th, 2017. If you would like to find out more about how you can help, please contact Liz Bondi @ ebondi3@aol.com or 732-439-0179.

View the Children's Liturgy of the Word Ministry Page


e-Giving

With the arrival of autumn, I’d like to invite you to join Faith Direct, our parish’s electronic giving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy during this season, but Faith Direct’s e-Giving program will give you one less thing to remember each week—no more envelopes to find before you go to Mass.

Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: NJ727


Come & Turn Over a New Leaf: Volunteer!

Are you looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity? Interfaith Network of Care, (INC), is looking for caring people who are interested in driving, visiting, or providing respite care to those in need locally. If you’d like more information on how you can put your faith into action, please call 732-247-1655 or check out our website at www.interfaithnetworkofcare.org. We will hold a training on Thursday, Sept 28 from 1-3pm with refreshments at the INC office at St. Paul’s in Milltown. We will offer another training on Thursday, Oct 5 from 7-9pm. Also at the INC office.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thingthat ever has.” — Margaret Mead


Religious Education: Volunteers Needed

Dear Parents, Guardians, Friends and Relatives.

The new year of Religious Education is fast approaching. We have found ourselves in need of help in the classroom. Please consider becoming a Catechist or helping us recruit. We would like to continue to offer your child the best possible experience in CCD. And with your help we can accomplish this.

We are in a situation where some of our long standing volunteers have had to move on. We would love to welcome you or your recommendation to this great ministry. Please take a moment and think and pray about it. We appreciate your help in securing help in the Classroom for your child.

Thank you,
Barbara

View more about Religious Education at St. Bartholomoew


Children's Choir News

One parent of a choir member said she is glad she decided to enroll her son in the Children's Choir because it "has had avery positive influence on him. It has developed in him an aptitude for music and a love of our Lord." Another parent said, "The Children's Choir has given my daughter many unique opportunities. The Children’s Choir allowed her to be actively involved in the Mass, by serving her Church in a beautiful ministry."

View the Children's Choir Ministry page


From the Music Ministry

Are you considering joining the Adult Choir, but are hesitant because you have missed the first few rehearsals? Fear not! The Adult Choir is still accepting new members in all sections! We are especially looking for more male voices to fill out our tenor and bass sections. Come to our next Thursday evening rehearsal at 7:30pm in the church. Questions? Contact Nicholas Gatto, Director of Music, at 732-257-7722 x38 or ngatto@stbartseb.com.

View the Choir Ministry page


St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Bartholomew Conference

We are very grateful for the food and monetary donations we have received from our parishioners at St. Bartholomew in EB and Immaculate Conception in Spotswood. Thanks to you all we delivered 149 bags of food and 15 bottles of detergent to client families in July and August.


Spirit of St. Vincent
“Because Jesus took our misery upon Himself, it is only reasonable that we should follow and imitate His holy, human life….Filled with consolation and happiness at the thought of being accepted by Him to live my entire life as His follower, I resolved that in everything, particularly in uncertain or questionable circumstances, I would consider what Jesus would have done…All the actions and the entire life of the Son of God are only for our example and instruction…” (St. Louisede Marillac, from Gibson and Kneaves, Praying with Louise, p. 55)

About Us
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. Our next conference meeting is on October 2nd, 2017 in the lower level of the St. Bartholomew Parish Center at 7:30pm. We can be reached at 732-597-1507 or by email at info@ebsvdp.org. We welcome new members to join us in supporting our mission of charity!


Altar Rosary Society

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.

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 for information on upcoming events, like our October 2nd Retreat Day, please view the Altar Rosary Sociey Ministry Page.


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 October 11. 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 sacredheartigi@gmail.com.


Discover the Joy of being a Hospice Volunteer

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 New Jersey.

Training will be provided by members of the VNAHG Hospice team on 3 consecutive Thursdays:
September 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


East Brunswick Public Library Foundation Gala

On Oct. 25, 2017 the East Brunswick Public Library Foundation will hold a Gala at the Park Chateau in East Brunswick to celebrate the library's past 50 years, raise funds for its future, and honor those who have contributed to its success.

The evening includes a cocktail hour at 6pm followed by a 7pm dinner and 8pm program during which the Foundation will honor the Friends of the Public Library, Former East Brunswick Mayor Aleck Borman, Ph.D. (in memoriam) and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for their contributions to the library's success during the last five decades.

Mayor Brad and Dr. Penelope Cohen are honorary co-chairs for the gala. The goal of the evening is to raise funds for the library's ongoing renovation, which began this summer.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased at the Library's circulation desk.

For more information please call 732-390-6781 or e-mail foundation@ebpl.org.


St. Bartholomew Sports: Travel Basketball Tryout Schedule

Monday October 2nd:
6:15pm – 3rd & 4th Grade Girls
7:15pm – 3rd & 4th Grade Boys
8:15pm – 5th & 6th Grade Girls

Tuesday October 3rd:
6:15pm – 5th & 6th Grade Boys
7:15pm – 7th & 8th Grade Boys
8:15pm – 7th & 8th Grade Girls

Wednesday October 4th:
6:15pm – 3rd & 4th Grade Girls
7:15pm – 3rd & 4th Grade Boys
8:15pm – 5th & 6th Grade Girls

Thursday October 5th:
6:15pm – 5th & 6th Grade Boys
7:15pm – 7th & 8th Grade Boys
8:15pm – 7th & 8th Grade Girls

If you would like to volunteer to coach please go to the Resources Page. Fill out all appropriate forms under "Become a Volunteer" and submit to Linda Carulli at the Parish Office.

Also Virtus Training is required per the Diocese of Metuchen. Go to www.virtusonline.org to register for an upcoming class.


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 pasquale@sjvhs.com.


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 Good News

How: Be filled with the Holy Spirit through a Life in the Spirit Seminar

Where: St. Francis Cathedral, Community Room, Metuchen

When: Thursday Evenings, 7:30pm, Sept 14 thru Oct 26, 2017

Contact: Tom Mockoviak for more information 732-549-4740 or mockofam@optonline.net.

Pope Francis directs, “share with everyone in the Church the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit.”

 
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