St. Bartholomew Church

the Roman Catholic Church of East Brunswick, NJ

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From the Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am pleased to announce that our Bishop, Paul Bootkoski, has reappointed me as pastor for another six year term. I arrived at Saint Bartholomew on Halloween 2007 and it has been a wonderful experience being your pastor for the past seven years. Together we have renewed the parish plant and the School is experiencing a new rebirth. Our Sacramental Programs for First Eucharist and Confirmation have strengthened our young families and enriched the spiritual lives of our children. Please see the letter in today’s bulletin and keep me in your prayers.

This Saturday, November 1st is the Feast of All Saints. Because November 1st falls on a Saturday it is not a Holy Day of Obligation. However, there is an 8am. Mass in the Church for the Feast day. Sunday, November 2nd, all masses that day are offered for All the Faithful Departed. At the Noon Mass the names of all of those who have died this past year will be read during the Prayers of the Faithful. Please fill out your All Souls envelope and place it in the collection basket. All the envelopes will be placed by the Blessed Mother for the month of November.

“May All the Faithful Departed through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”

In Christ,

Fr. Thomas

Confirmation meeting reminder

We will be meeting on Monday October 27, 2014.

Please arrive to the church at 6:45 to check in. We will be attending Mass which will start a 7pm followed by the Novena Prayers.
Please be sure to dress appropriately for Church and be mindful or appropriate reverence and respect while at Mass and in the church.

Following the Novena Prayers we will dismiss to the Parish Hall/Cafeteria for a meeting. We will also discuss volunteer opportunities and Christian Service.
Parents and Sponsors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Religious Education

No Religious Education classes on 11/4 and 11/6

Calendars for the 2014-2015 year are now available online

Confirmation packets for 2014-2015 students

The confirmation packets are available online - please visit our Religious Education page.

Knights of Columbus St. Bartholomew's Council #11873

Open house and membership drive

Grand Knight Anthony Riccardella, of St. Bartholomew Council Knights of Columbus, is inviting all men ages from 18 years and up to join the Knights.

On Sunday, November 9th 2014 we are planning to hold an open house and would like to cordially invite you and your family to stop and see our facility which is on church property and learn more about the Knights of Columbus.

Council meetings are held the first and third Wednesday’s of the month at 8:00 p.m. For membership information please contact our Membership Director Joe Lanza at or call 732-742-9767

Sunday Socials Return

Remember the coffee and donuts after Mass?
They’re back!

Join us Sunday, Nov.16th at 11am in the Parish Hall. A great chance to meet fellow parishioners or just catch up with “church friends”!