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470 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Our Mission

The Mission of the Catholic Community of Saint Bartholomew is to build our lives in the image of Christ through love, worship and service.

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” — Catechism of the Catholic Church

We invite you to join us in prayer and worship.

Mass Schedule
Worship in Song
Children's Liturgy of
the Word

Sacraments
Funerals

We invite you to grow spiritually through worship, prayer and education ministries that teach us and our children how to live our lives in Christ’s image.

St. Bartholomew Office
of Religious Education

St. Bartholomew School
Bible Study for Adults
RCIA

We have many ministries in the church that exist to serve our parishioners, but they also provide ways in which you can be a part of serving others.

Parish Ministries
Children & Youth
Ministries

From Our Pastor Our Pastor's Page
December 10, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Season of Advent invites us to refocus our lives on the essential aspects of our faith. Recently I was asked a question that has me pondering our life together as a faith community. “What is the heart of our community?” Is it the School, the Sunday Liturgies, the various societies and organizations, Religious Education, or our Athletic Program? For me the question is centered on the person of Jesus Christ. Not a “What” is the center but “Who” is the center.

A parish is established for the sanctification of its people. The Sacraments are celebrated and administered so that we will grow together in the life of Christ, a life of grace and holiness. The most important event of the day is the celebration of the Eucharist, the daily Mass. We are blessed to have a number of parishioners who attend the daily mass and we are fortunate to have Mass celebrated each day. I am grateful that Fr. Dario has been assigned to the parish, but I am aware that the day may come when only one priest will be assigned to the parish.

On the average our Sunday Mass attendance is about 1,450 people over four Sunday liturgies. There are 3,610 families presently registered.

The Church seats between 850 -900 people so it is never full on a Sunday morning. Please continue to pray for the renewal of our parish, that our families and loved ones would return to the practice of the Catholic Faith. Pray, also, for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life and to lay ministry in the Church.

Our Advent Holy Hour is this afternoon at 3pm. The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal will be here to pray with us.

In Christ,
Fr. Thomas

More from Father Tom on our Pastor's Page

News & Announcements More News

Join Us for Our Parish Penance Service

December 13, 2017, 7:00pm at St. Bartholomew Church
Upcoming Events More Upcoming Events
Monday,
December 11

Novena Mass

7:00pm

St. Vincent de Paul Meeting

7:30pm in the Parish Center

More info on the St. Vincent de Paul page.


Wednesday
December 13

Parish Penance Service

7:00pm in the Church

Knights of Columbus Assembly Meeting

7:30pm at the Knights House

Saturday -
Sunday

December 16-17

St. Vincent de Paul Food Collection

Donations will be accepted in the Narthex before and after all Masses

The Following items are needed for the Food Pantry: Paper towels, bath tissue, facial tissue, mustard, ketchup, vegetable oil, laundry detergent, aluminum foil, plastic bags (all sizes), snack pack puddings, pancake syrup and mix, regular coffee and instant coffee.

Thank you for your generosity.


Saturday
December 16

Knights of Columbus Wreathes Across America

Today the Knights will travel to the Brig. General Doyle Cemetery in Wrightstown NJ to lay wreaths on the Veterans graves. For this Event we sold 241 Wreathes. Thanks to Tony Riccardella-PGK for Chairing this event for our Council.

Make a Card Workshop for the Lonely at Christmas

Grades 8-12
1:00-3:00pm at Parish Hall

Join us to relax and make cards! No artistic experience necessary!

  • Comfort the people left out of the holiday season.
  • This event counts as service hours.
  • We will deliver the cards at a later date to CareOne or St. Peter's at a later date.

More info on the Youth Group page.


Corpus Christi Church Christmas Cookie Walk

1:00pm - 5:00pm in the Church Hall off of Kamm Ave.
Corpus Christi Church, South River

Delicious homemade cookies will be sold by the pound.


Knights of Columbus Corporate Communion

5:00pm Mass

Sunday
December 17

Children's Liturgy of the Word

10:00am Mass

Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest Announcement of First Place Winners

At the 10:00am Mass by the Very Reverend Father Thomas J. Walsh, Pastor,... one winner in each Grade Level category K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

St. Ann Parish Annual Christmas Concert with Father Alphonse Stephenson’s Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

2:00pm at Somerset County Vocational & Technical School, Bridgewater, NJ

Advance Tickets only are available now by calling the Rectory Office at (908) 725-1008 ext. 104

 
Christmas Schedule 2017
Quick Links
Parish Office Hours
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12noon

*Parish Office Closing at 11:00am on December 19

*Parish Office Closed December 22 and December 25-26 for Christmas.

Call for
Prayers
For our Brothers and Sisters

Please pray for the members of our Parish Family who are sick as well as those who are serving in the armed forces.

Having trouble hearing in Church?
Hearing Assistance Devices are available in the rear of the Church. The devices cannot be used outside the Church, as they are connected to our Church public address system.

The hearing devices are used by many at daily and Sunday Masses and other Liturgical Celebrations. PLEASE be sure to return them to the box at the back of the Church and also be certain to turn the switch OFF before placing them back into the box.

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