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Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The December schedules are available and your respective Ministry pages:

•  Altar Servers
•  Eucharistic Ministers
•  Readers


Save the Date! The Role of the Laity in These Times

Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:00-9:00pm at St. Bartholomew Church

Presenter: Zeni Fox, PhD, has lived her life as a lay woman: daughter, sister, niece, aunt, friend, colleague and now great-aunt. She has served in ministry in a Catholic school, a parish, a diocesan office, an entrepreneurial training center, and on the faculty of Fordham and at Immaculate Conception Seminary as a professor and the Director of Lay Ministry. New Ecclesial Ministry: Lay Professionals Serving the Church explored this new phenomenon, from both a theological and sociological perspective; Called and Chosen: Toward a Spirituality for Lay Leaders, edited with Sr. Regina Bechtle, provides a handbook for those in Catholic institutional ministries. She presently offers spiritual direction, serves as a member of the Sponsor for Ascension, the largest Catholic health care system, serves on various committees, and lectures occasionally.

Dr. Fox will lead us to vision our role as laity in these times.


St. Bartholomew Church in East Brunswick Hosted Listening Session

On Monday October 22, the parish of St. Bartholomew in East Brunswick hosted a listening session on the current sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. The session was facilitated by Sister Margaret Conlon, Sister of Charity. Sister Conlon has ministered to high school students and families, as a teacher and counselor, in Jersey City for over 20 years. For the last 27 years she has ministered as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Emmaus House, a holistic center for women religious, in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Sister Conlon has facilitated programs for suicide prevention for youth as well as groups and retreats for adult women in recovery.

The session began with a history of the crisis and the Church’s response before breaking into small groups to consider four questions. All were encouraged and welcomed to attend. A follow up report from the session will be delivered to the Most Reverend James Francis Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen.

Resources:


Knights of Columbus Pie Sale

Orders will be taken after all Masses the weekends of November 3-4 and November 10-11, 2018

9 flavors: Apple, Apple Crumb, Blueberry, Blueberry Crumb, Peach, Pecan, Pumpkin, Cherry and Sugar Free Apple - $16.00

All pies must be picked up on November 20, 2018 between 6:00-9:00pm at the St. Bartholomew School Kitchen. This will be the only time for pick up.

Thank you for your support. Proceeds will benefit Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids Program

Any questions contact Tony Riccardella @ 732-416-0391 or e-mail annant66@verizon.net.


St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Food Drive

Donations will be gratefully accepted in the Narthex of the before and after all Masses the weekend of November 17 & 18.

Our Client Services volunteers will deliver Thanksgiving baskets to our families in need on Sunday, November 18. We will be accepting the usual Thanksgiving meal fixings, including frozen turkeys. In particular, we need frozen turkeys that weigh between 12 - 15 lbs. We are not able to accept thawed turkeys due to food safety concerns.

Additionally, our pantry stock is low on the following items: Paper Towels, tissues, dish detergent, pancake syrup, sugar, flour, pancake mix, jelly/jam, vegetable oil, tuna, canned fruit, canned potatoes, shampoo, soap, deodorant, brownie mix, ketchup, cookies/snacks, canned icing, cereal, coffee, apple sauce, pasta sauce, foil wrap, plastic wrap, laundry detergent.

Any donation you can make to this food collection will be greatly appreciated. This time of year we are reminded to be grateful for our many blessings. St. Bartholomew’s St. Vincent dePaul Conference is thankful to our parish family for your continuous, generous support of our work on behalf of the poor.


Altar Rosary Society Bake Sale

Before and After all Masses the weekend of November 17 & 18

Stop by after Mass and purchase a delicious dessert and just to name a few of our other delicious treats from the kitchens of ROSARIANS & FRIENDS OF THE ALTAR ROSARY.

All proceeds will go to support the good works of St. Bartholomew.


Altar Rosary Society Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

November 17-18- Fall Bake Sale

November 26- Executive Board Meeting -2:00pm (Msgr. Alliegro Room)

All women of the Parish are always welcome to attend any of our monthly meetings held on the first Monday of the month. 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


In God's Image Meeting

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 November 14. 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.


St. Bartholomew School Annual Basket Raffle

Friday, November 16, 2018
5pm-10pm at St. Bartholomew School
Drawings begin at 7:30pm

The Home School Association invites you, your spouses, and your friends to our 18th Annual Basket Raffle Hollywood – A Night at the Movies, on Friday, November 16, 2018, at Saint Bartholomew School. All are welcome and encouraged to attend our biggest fundraiser of the year. As always this evening is filled with fun, excitement, and anticipation of who will win the prized baskets. The success of this evening needs the generous contributions and support from our Saint Bartholomew Family. We hope to see you!

View the Basket Raffle Info Packet and Ticket Order Forms


From the Music Ministry

A special appeal to all men of the parish: the Adult Choir needs you!! We are in DESPERATE need of more men to fill out our tenor and bass sections. All men from high school freshman through adult are eligible to join us. There is no audition and ability to read music is not required! Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:30pm in the church and we sing on Sunday mornings at the 12 Noon Mass. Questions? Contact Nicholas Gatto, Director of Music, at 732-257-7722 x38 or ngatto@stbartseb.com. Don’t be shy. We would love to have you!


HOW TO REPORT SEXUAL ABUSE

If you were sexually abused by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or you know of someone who was, you are encouraged to report that abuse to law enforcement and/or by contacting the Diocesan Response Officer at (908)930-4558 (24 hours/7 days a week). For more information on how to report abuse, visit our diocesan website: https://diometuchen.org/offices-and-ministries/vicar-general/child-and-youth-protection/report-a-suspected-abuse


From the St. Bartholomew Columbiettes

Operation Christmas Child Boxes will be collected: Saturday, November 17 from 4:45-5:15pm and Sunday, November 18 from 7:50am-12:15pm We will be handing the boxes over to Samaritan’s Purse on Monday the 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Diane at 732 605-9817.

The St. Bartholomew Columbiettes would love to welcome women of the parish to join our organization this year as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Our organization works in the community and in the church. We raise funds for those fighting cancer, for veterans, for families in need. We do this while enjoying the company of other Catholic women. If you would like more information, contact, Barbara at 732 254-5440.

Upcoming events:
St. Bartholomew Columbiettes 20th Annual Charity Christmas Tea
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Doors Open 1:30 pm at St. Bartholomew's Knights of Columbus Hall

Join us for a relaxing afternoon with friends. Quiche and salad along with beverages will be served.

Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the 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” Preschool program in New Brunswick.

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

Save the Date for our Annual Wine Tasting April 27th.


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 eGiving 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

Thank you for your continued support of our parish Family!

God Bless you,
Fr. Thomas Walsh

 
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