St. Bartholomew Church

the Roman Catholic Church of East Brunswick, NJ


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Holy Season of Lent

From the Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In the midst of a very dark time for Christians throughout the world we begin the discipline of Lent. The senseless murder of our Coptic brothers in Libya with its direct attack on all Christians is a sober reminder of the evil of the World. Through our prayer, fasting, and almsgiving may we turn away from evil and do good in the sight of God.

In speaking about the murder of the Christians in the Middle East, Pope Francis has called us to a greater witness to Christ. The blood of the martyrs belong to all Christians and strengthens the Church to endure every persecution. May our prayers and charity aid our brothers and sisters in the Middle East.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will begin today after the Noon Mass and continue throughout the afternoon. At 4pm there will be a Holy Hour consisting of Evening Prayer and ending with Benediction. Please come and spend some time in prayer with Our Lord. Pray for Peace and an end to terrorism.

In Christ,

Fr. Thomas

March 14 - Dinner & Dance - a Night in Dublin

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with dinner, dancing, and good Irish music.

More information - and a flyer via this link

Irish Night

Religious Education: Sacramental Calendar

Important dates, times, and details for those children preparing for the sacraments of First Penance and First Eucharist available via this link.

Spiritual Opportunities during Lent 2015

Students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation can find a list of spiritual opportunities (MS Word) throughout the season of Lent.

Confirmation DVDs

The 2014 Confirmation DVD's are in, please call the office to set up and appointment to pick up 732-390-0354.