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Magazine Sale Fundraiser to Support St. Bartholomew School

Dear Parishioners,

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 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

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 help.

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 Wrightstown NJ.

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.

September 2019
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 to

I hope to meet you on Wednesday!
Mrs. De Freitas

Choir News

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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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.

Text STOP to 84576 to stop text notifications at any time. Text HELP for help. There is no charge for this service, but your carrier message and data rates may apply. View privacy policy and terms at

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 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: $15

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 at 732-390-0354.

Confirmation Meeting

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 coming year.

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 Religious Education.

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 attend.

Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

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

•  Altar Servers
•  Eucharistic Ministers
•  Readers

You’re Invited St. Bartholomew Columbiettes ANNUAL PINK LUNCHEON

Sunday October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm at the St Bartholomew’s Auditorium to be catered by CARRABBA’S Italian Grill

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 distribution Oct. 26-27
• Columbiettes Operation Christmas Child box return Nov. 23-24

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 you!

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
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!

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.

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.

A summary of the study as well as the opportunity to purchase the book can be found at under the heading Bible Study and then Adult Women. If interested in the group and to find out additional information, please email me at or call 732-390-6809.



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:

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