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Children's Choir News!

If you are in any grade from 3rd through 8th, you can join the Children's Choir! But hurry, because new members can join through October 24th (or will have to wait until January). Come and sing with us this Wednesday at 4:30pm when we will be rehearsing for one hour in the church. For more information, send an email to JanetDeFreitasSTB@gmail.com.


A Tribute to Elvis Thru the Years with Jim Barone Fundraiser for Interfaith Network of Care

Interfaith Network of Care is hosting “A Tribute To Elvis Thru the Years with Jim Barone” on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at St. Bartholomew’s RC Church Auditorium at 470 Ryders Lane in East Brunswick. Tickets are $45.00 each and include dinner, show, and door prizes. BYOB. Doors open at 6:45 and show is at 8 pm. For tickets, please call the Interfaith Network of Care office at 732-247-1655 or send a check to INC, 62 S Main St, Milltown, NJ 08850. You won’t want to miss this!


St. Bartholomew Church in East Brunswick Hosts Listening Session

On Monday October 22 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Parish Hall, the parish of St. Bartholomew in East Brunswick will host a listening session on the current sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. The session will be 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 will begin with a history of the crisis and the Church’s response before breaking into small groups to consider four questions. All are 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.


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


St. Bartholomew Columbiettes ANNUAL PINK LUNCHEON

You’re Invited St. Bartholomew Columbiettes ANNUAL PINK LUNCHEON.

Honoring the brave victims & survivors of breast cancer. Proceeds to benefit Breast Cancer Charities.

Event to be catered by CARRABBA’S Italian Grill on Sunday Oct. 21st at 1:30pm at St Bartholomew’s Auditorium.

$20/ Per person in advance
$25/ Per person at the door

For tickets and information, call Noreen at (732) 238-5743.


St. Bartholomew Columbiettes Welcomes All Women of the Parish

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:
Operation Christmas Child - Boxes will be distributed after masses the weekend of October 14th. New this year will be an option for a slightly larger box that would be able to hold a small stuffed animal, Barbie doll or a deflated soccer ball with pump. Collection of boxes will be on Sunday, November 18th. Please contact Diane at 732 605- 9817 if you have any questions.

Save the Date for our annual Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 2nd.


Baby Bottle Blessings Campaign

Please start saving your spare change or donations to assist the Life Choices Resource Center in Metuchen to service the needy babies with diapers, clothing, housing and things they require.

Last year we collected nearly $7000 so we are aiming to surpass that goal.

Bottles were distributed the weekend of October 7 and 8 after a brief summary of what the donations do.

We will only collect the bottles on two weekends -
October 13 and 14
October 20 and 21

before and after all Masses in the designated bin in the Narthex. Thank you for your generosity.


Thank You from the Youth Group!

Our talent show was a fantastic success! We had a great turnout and shook the Parish Hall with impressive performances — a good time was had by all. To our performers: You were outstanding! People can’t stop talking about how fantastic you were at the parish office and all around town. To our parents: We can’t thank you enough for helping out with all the tech setups, production details, the myriad supplies, and the delicious food. To Father Tom and Father Dario: Thank you for all your help and support, and a special thank you for praying with us! A very special shout out to James, Marco, and Dan: We owe it all to you. Your efforts made this event a reality! And lastly to our audience: Thanks for being there! And look for a possible Christmas Carol Night coming in December!


Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The October schedules are available and your respective Ministry pages:

•  Altar Servers
•  Eucharistic Ministers
•  Readers


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


From the St. Vincent de Paul Society

School Supply Drive ‐ Thank you!
We are very grateful for the generous donations in response to the Backpack and School Supply drive last weekend! The new school year will be off to a solid start for these children because they have the supplies and tools necessary to succeed. Thank you!

Donation Request
We have a client with a young child who is need of a gently used or new forward facing car seat. The child has recently outgrown the rear facing car seat. She is also in need of diapers, size 4 for the child. If you are able to donate the above, please call us at 732-597-1507 or email us at pres@ebsvdp.org.

Spirit of St. Vincent
[St. Vincent’s] contemplation of God’s love overflowed into practical love for the poor. He encourages his followers: “Let us all give ourselves completely to the practice of prayer, since it is by it that all good things come to us. If we persevere, it is thanks to prayer. If we succeed in our employments, it is thanks to prayer. If we do not fall into sin, it is thanks to prayer. If we remain in charity and if we are saved, all that happens is thanks to God and thanks to prayer. Just as God refuses nothing to prayer, so also He grants almost nothing without prayer.” (R. Maloney, He Hears the Cry of the Poor, p. 98)

 
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