Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers
The December schedules are available and your respective Ministry pages:
• Altar Servers
• Eucharistic Ministers
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.
- NEW: Save the Date for Follow-up Session: The Role of the Laity in These Times on December 6, 2018
- NEW: Listening Session Report from October 22, 2018
- Metuchen Bishop's Statement on Cardinal Mccarrick - June 20, 2018
- Statement of Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Regarding the Archdiocese of New York's Announcement of a Credible and Substantiated Allegation of the Abuse of a Minor by Cardinal Theodore Mccarrick - June 20, 2018
- Letter from Bishop Checchio on Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report - August 17, 2018
- Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God - August 20, 2018
- VIDEO - Newark Archdiocese "Behold the Wood of the Cross" - September 14, 2018
- US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority - September 19, 2018
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
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.
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
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
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
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
email@example.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
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.
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.
RSVP: Diane 732 605-9817 or Barbara 732 254-5440
Save the Date for our Annual Wine Tasting April
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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