Magazine Sale Fundraiser to Support St. Bartholomew School
On September 11th the St. Bartholomew Home School Association started our Magazine Sale. We are ordering through American Publishers and invite you to participate.
With the American Publishers program, our school will retain 40% of the purchase price of every magazine. (Please note that publisher's coupons cannot be used for your order.)
To order a magazine or to renew your subscription, please visit www.apmags.com
and use the St. Bartholomew School online ID: HELPSTBARTS.
In the "Participant First Name" field, please enter "No"; in the "Participant Last Name" field, please enter "Student."
Don't forget that magazines make great gifts - magazine gift cards are also available.
Thank you for your support in making this fundraiser a success. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Susan Kolomyetz at 732-254-4087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Magazine Sale Committee
Knights of Columbus Council Fundraiser for Wreaths for Veterans' Graves
Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22, 2019
Knights of Columbus Council 11873 is asking for your
On Sep 21st and Sep 22nd, the council will be taking
donations to help fund a very special event.
All the donations made will be used to purchase
Christmas Wreaths which will be placed on the graves
of veterans in December.
The wreath laying will be done on Dec l4th at the Brig.
Gen. William C Doyle Memorial Cemetery in
We are doing this to assist Wreaths Across America to
place wreaths nationwide on that day. Last year we,
through your donations, were able to donate 515
wreaths. Nationwide, Wreaths Across America placed
1,800,000 wreaths, all on the same day at over 1400
participating locations, and for the first time in history,
WAA placed 9,473 wreaths on the graves at the
American Cemetery in France.
We now have the capacity to place wreaths on specific
graves. If you have a loved one interred at this cemetery
we can place a wreath for you. All you need to do
is give us the name and, if you have the information,
the location, and we will take it from there.
Please try to help with a donation and help us to
surpass our donation of last year.
Children's Choir News
Children's Choir rehearsals have begun. There's still
time to join. If you are in grades 3 through 8, you can
participate in this beautiful ministry.
Just come the church on Wednesday at 4:30 PM and
start singing with us. ☺
For more information, send an email
I hope to meet you on Wednesday!
Mrs. De Freitas
Interested in joining the adult choir, but you
missed the first rehearsal? Don't worry!! We
are still enthusiastically welcoming any new
members. Come to a rehearsal on Thursday
evenings in the church at 7:30pm! Questions?
Contact Nicholas Gatto at 732-257-7722 x38 or
Hey St. Bartholomew Community, we've adopted a new and improved way of communicating that will make it simpler for you to get the information you want from us! It's powered by a service called Flocknote. Like sending a "note" to your "flock".
There are 2 easy ways to connect:
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2. Text: STBARTEB to 84576
Once you sent that in, Flocknote will text you a confirmation message AND another message with a link that you'll need to tap to complete the process.
BBQ for Altar Servers
Sunday September 29th, 12:00-3:30pm
Join us for the 12:00pm Mass. All servers will process in and sit together for Mass. Following Mass, we will have a review of how to serving at the altar, followed by a BBQ.
Please RSVP to Fr. James at email@example.com by September 22. Please indicate if you have any food allergies in the response.
In conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Dedications of the Church
The St. Bartholomew Music Ministry presents Internationally Acclaimed Organist Hector Olivera in Concert
7:30pm at St. Bartholomew Church
Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the following locations:
- Parish Office
- Religious Gift Shop when it reopens for the fall on September 14th
For more information about the concert download the flyer or call (732) 257-7722.
Religious Education News
We welcome you to be a part of our ministry and to
our program. Working with the youth of the parish
is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your faith as
you guide young Catholics in their Faith Formation.
Catechist, Classroom Aides and help with our programs
are always needed! Volunteers are vital for
the success of the program. If you have any interest,
time or talent to share and would like to get involved
please call the Office of Religious Education
Our 8th grade students preparing for the Sacrament
of Confirmation will gather in the Church on
Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. Students
and a parent are asked to attend this initial meeting
and Enrollment Ceremony. At this gathering the
students will be blessed and formally enrolled as our
New Confirmation Candidates. Following the Prayer
Service a brief meeting will explain the expectations
and calendar of preparation sessions for the
First Day of Class and Catechist Meeting
Classes for Religious Education will begin on Tuesday,
September 17 and Thursday September 19 for
grades 1-7. Our Catechists will be meeting the
week before on Tuesday, September 10 and Thursday,
September 12 to prepare for the new school
year. We are looking forward to a great year of
First Holy Communion Parents Meeting
A meeting for parents of students of preparing for
the Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy
Communion will be held on Monday, September
30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. At this time
the preparation process for the student and their
family will be explained and a calendar of the preparation
events will be distributed. This is the only
meeting planned. Please make every effort to
Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers
The September 2019 schedules are available on your respective Ministry pages:
• Altar Servers
• Eucharistic Ministers
St. Bartholomew Columbiettes
ANNUAL PINK LUNCHEON
Sunday October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm at the
St Bartholomew’s Auditorium to be catered by
Honoring the brave victims &
survivors of breast cancer
Proceeds to benefit
Breast Cancer Charities
$20/ Per person in advance
$25/ Per person at the door
For tickets and information:
Call Noreen at (732) 238-5743
Save the Date for More Columbiettes Events
• Columbiettes Operation Christmas Child box
• Columbiettes Operation Christmas Child box
The St. Bartholomew Columbiettes
is a Catholic Women’s organization
open to women ages 17 and
above. We meet once a month on a
Thursday evening from September-
June. However, we begin planning
our fall events throughout the
summer. and would love to welcome
For further information,
contact Barbara at 732 254-5440.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume in October.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all
of our volunteers who make this ministry such a
success for our parish children.
Help is always welcomed and needed to ensure that
this program will continue. To ensure the safety
and security for the children, all adults participate
in the Kid Safe process. If you would like to be a
part of this ministry or would like more information
please contact Liz Bondi at
From the St. Bartholomew Columbiettes
The St. Bartholomew Columbiettes wish to congratulate our
officers for the upcoming year who were installed last week:
President - Barbara Kadubic
While our organization takes a break from meetings for the
summer, we do prepare for some of our fall events: Our
Pink Luncheon for breast cancer will be held on October 6th
(contact Noreen at 732 238-5743 for more information).
We will also be holding our annual Samaritan’s Purse shoe
box collection (contact Diane at 732 605-9817 for more information).
For information on joining our organization,
which is open to Catholic women ages 17 and above, contact
Barbara at 732 254-5440.
Past President - Noreen Szymanski
Vice President - Pat Ferrara
Secretary - Jeannette Pappas
Financial Secretary - Diane Kulbacki
Treasurer - Elaine Schellenberg
Sentinel - Lois Quigley
Wishing you all a wonderful year!
Holy Land Pilgrimage
“In the Footsteps of Jesus and His Early Disciples”With Father Thomas Walsh – Pilgrimage Director
March 3rd to March 11th , 2020
Travel with Illume Travel Agency,
Cost: $3900.00 per person
For informatioin please email:
Call for Bible Study Group
I am looking to form a spiritually based women’s
group that will be modeled after the program developed
by Lisa Brenninkmeyer called Walking With A
Purpose. The mission of Walking With A Purpose
is to transform the hearts and lives of women by
providing Bible studies that enable women to know
Christ through Scripture and the teachings of the
Roman Catholic Church.
I would like to form a
small group 6 to 10 woman - perhaps between the
ages of 40 & 65 in my East Brunswick office. Depending
upon the response, the group could be in
the morning, afternoon or evening. Initially, I would
like to start with the series Fearless and
Free which meets for 6 weeks in succession.
Although there would be no cost for the program,
each woman would need to purchase the
book that corresponds with the study.
of the study as well as the opportunity to purchase
the book can be found at www.walkingwithpurpose.com under the heading
Bible Study and then Adult Women. If interested
in the group and to find out additional information,
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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
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