St Bartholomew School

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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 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

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 our mission.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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470 Ryders Lane,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-257-7722