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Altar Server Training

Training is open for boys and girls Grades 5 and up.

It will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Church.

To register please email: StBartsMinistry@StBartsEB.com.


Children's Choir News

Now is a great time to join the Children's Choir! New and returning choir members are welcome to start singing with us on a Wednesday in January (including January 16, 23, or 30) at 4:30 PM in the church. All you need is to be a 3rd through 8th grader with an interest in singing with us. We can't wait to meet you!

For more information, send an email to JanetDeFreitasSTB@gmail.com.


From the Music Ministry

Have you been thinking about joining the Adult Choir? Did you like what you heard over Christmas and would like to be a part of it? Now that 2019 has arrived, this is a perfect time to join! We are accepting members in all voice parts, but we are especially in need of lower voices, both male and female to help bolster our alto, tenor , and bass sections. If you think you would like to join this active and exciting ministry, come to our next Thursday evening rehearsal at 7:30pm in the church. No audition required! Questions? Contact Nicholas Gatto, Director of Music at 732-257-7722 x38 or ngatto@stbartseb.com.


St. Bartholomew Youth Group Souper Bowl

Saturday & Sunday, February 2-3, 2019


Knights of Columbus 2019 Free Throw Toss

Sunday, February 3, 2019
Shooters time 9:00am-12:00pm

If you are a boy or girl between the ages of 9 years old and 14 year old. You can compete in the St Bartholomew Knights of Columbus #11873 Free Throw competition.

Come shoot anytime between 9:00am-12:00pm and see how many you can sink.

For more information contact Jack Myatt at 732-331-4208 or jtm21365@hotmail.com.


2019 Altar Rosary Society Upcoming Events

January 28- Executive Board Meeting, 2:00pm – Msgr. Alliegro Room
No monthly meeting in January

February 3 – Corporate Communion – 8:00am Mass
February 4 – Monthly Meeting – 2:00pm Knights of Columbus Hall
February 25 - Executive Board Meeting 2:00pm - Msgr. Alliegro Room

March 3 - Corporate Communion – 8:00am Mass
March 7 – Night of Recollection
March 25 – Exec. Board Meeting, 2:00pm – Msgr. Alliegro Rm.

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


A Note from the Altar Rosary Society

The Altar Rosary Society congratulates our newest members – Camille Bevere and AnnMarie McDermott who were installed at our Christmas luncheon and Baby shower on December 5, 2018. Executive Director Rosanda Grau from Life Choices, our guest and speaker gratefully accepted the baby gifts donated and handcrafted by the Rosarians.

On behalf of the Executive Board, I would like to express my appreciation to all the Rosarians and to Fr. Thomas Walsh for his continued support throughout the year.

To Jesus through Mary,
Nellie Moran


Knights of Columbus Council 11873 and the New Jersey Mystery Company Presents an Evening of Murder, Mystery and Dinner

Doors at 6:00pm. Dinner served at 7:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm.

Cost $40 per person includes set-ups, BYOB

Ticket contact info to follow.


From the St. Bartholomew Columbiettes

Is your New Years resolution to get more involved in your church, your community, to help people in need? If so, and you are a Catholic woman age 17 or above, please consider joining the St. Bartholomew Columbiettes. We meet once a month during the school year on a Thursday evening. Join us as we prepare for upcoming events such as preparing Easter baskets for children in area shelters, hosting a pizza party for children in a shelter in Fords, and our upcoming wine tasting. We truly need people that want to get involved, make a difference in the lives of others, and maybe even take on a leadership role. Please call Barbara at 732-254-5440 for further information.


From the Saint Vincent de Paul Society

The Saint Vincent dePaul Society is grateful for the overwhelming generosity of the St. Bartholomew Parish during this holiday season. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Adopt-a-Family program. Over $8700 in funds and gifts were donated and used to help our families during this difficult time. Your kindness allowed us to assist these clients with rent payments, utility bills, medical expenses and car repairs, as well as, the purchase of household items including Christmas dinner for one family.

We also want to acknowledge the generous food and monetary donations that we received during our December Food Pantry Collection. In addition, we would like to thank the members of World Tavern Poker Tournament for their collection, Because of this abundance of donations, we were able to restock the pantry shelves with many necessities. The money we receive allows us to keep the pantry stocked between food collections and is used to purchase meat for our clients. Providing food to the less fortunate is an important part of the SVDP mission. If you have any questions about our food pantry, please contact Debbie Wagner at debbiew0307@yahoo.com.

Our organization is very appreciative of the kindness shown by our parishioners and others in the local community. May God bless you in the coming year.


From St. Bartholomew School

St. Bartholomew School invites you for a personal guided tour during our Open Houses on January 27, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM and February 1, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM and 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM. St. Bartholomew focuses on nurturing your whole child in a family friendly environment protected by electronic surveillance. We offer full time Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten to Grade 8 with a comprehensive curriculum based on best practice that includes advanced technology, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish. Students may participate in National Junior Honor Society and a Student Leadership Development/Mentoring Program. Before and After School Care for all students with FREE BEFORE CARE from 6:45 AM for K-8 is offered. Extracurricular activities include Drama, Band and Chorus, Latin, Newspaper, Yearbook, STEM Programs, Challenge Island, Bricks 4 Kids, Mad Science, Homework, Chess, Video, and Sewing Clubs, Cross Country, Spring Track, Basketball, student led clubs, and more. The birthday cutoff for enrollment is October 31. There is a full-time nurse and guidance counselor. St. Bartholomew School is AdvancED Accredited with Wi-Fi throughout the facility, Google Classroom, i-Ready, IXL Technology, Discovery Education, Digital Whiteboards, Advanced Technology Resource Center, Digital Microscope, laptops and i-Pads. No mandatory service hours or BINGO are required.

FREE registration fee from January 27 to February 4.

St. Bartholomew School is located at 470 Ryders Lane in East Brunswick. If you have any questions, please call 732-254-7105 or visit school.stbartseb.com.


Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The February 2019 schedules are available on your respective Ministry pages:

•  Altar Servers
•  Eucharistic Ministers
•  Readers


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:


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

 
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