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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.

Religious Education K-8
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
September 17, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

How often must I forgive? This is the question that St. Peter asks the Lord Jesus in today's Gospel. Mercy and forgiveness lie at the heart of the ministry of Jesus. As a disciple do I follow Jesus' example? It is often our inability to forgive, our lack of mercy, that destroys our relationships with members of our family and community.

Only the amazing grace of God, that we receive in the sacraments, changes us and allows us to relinquish our bitterness and our pride to learn the way of mercy and love. We are all in need of God's mercy and forgiveness. Who is in need of your forgiveness today? Do not let bitterness and harsh judgement keep you from experiencing the mercy of God, "forgive your brother from your heart."

In Christ,
Fr. Thomas

News & Announcements More News

St. Bartholomew's Children's Liturgy Ministry needs your help!

This season we only have a few facilitators. We need more facilitators to keep our Children's Liturgy Ministry up and running. Please think of helping out. It requires a smal lamount of your time one to two times permonth at the 10:00am mass. Facilitators deliver the homily to students in grades 1 to 6. Our first Sunday is October 8th, 2017. If you would like to find out more about how you can help, please contact Liz Bondi @ ebondi3@aol.com or 732-439-0179.

View the Children's Liturgy of the Word Ministry Page


e-Giving

With the arrival of autumn, I’d like to invite you to join Faith Direct, our parish’s electronic giving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy during this season, but Faith Direct’s e-Giving program will give you one less thing to remember each week—no more envelopes to find before you go to Mass.

Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: NJ727

Upcoming Events More Upcoming Events
Tuesday,
September 19

Book Discussion Invitation

10:00am in the Pastoral Center at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Join in a discussion of Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, a novel that tackles issues of racism and discrimination. It challenges readers to be introspective with regard to their own beliefs about the issues. This book is widely available in paperback wherever you buy your books. It is not a requirement to read the book in advance.


Healing Mass in Honor of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate

7:00pm at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood, NJ

All are invited. The evening will begin with The Flame of Love Rosary, Holy Mass, Laying on of Hands, and will end with Benediction. Rev. Ignatius Mary Okoroji, SDV will preside over the evening. Subsequent Healing Masses will be every 3rd Tuesday: October 17 and November 21. For info: Rectory:732-251- 3110 or Immaculate Conception Prayer Group: 732- 251-5777.


Religious Education Catechists Meeting

Meeting to prepare for the new school year.

View more about Religious Education at St. Bartholomoew


Wednesday,
September 20

Knights of Columbus Council 11873 Meeting

7:30pm

Thursday,
September 21

Book Discussion Invitation

7:00pm in the SVDP meeting room at St. Bartholomew Parish Center

Join in a discussion of Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, a novel that tackles issues of racism and discrimination. It challenges readers to be introspective with regard to their own beliefs about the issues. This book is widely available in paperback wherever you buy your books. It is not a requirement to read the book in advance.


Virtus Training: Protecting God's Children for Adults

6:00pm in the school cafeteria. Park near the Kelly Gym, walk down the path between the school and the gym, and the door will be on your right.

It is the policy of the Diocese that all volunteers working with our children participate in a Protecting God’s Children Class, also known as Virtus. Register individually online here: www.virtusonline.org. Click the "Start Registration" button to create an account and register for the class scheduled right here at St. Bartholomew.


Religious Education Catechists Meeting

Meeting to prepare for the new school year.

View more about Religious Education at St. Bartholomoew


Sunday,
September 24

Knights of Columbus Installation of Officers and Charter Dance

Installation of Officers: 12 Noon Mass
Charter Dance: 4-8pm at Ria Mar in South River

More information will be forthcoming about this event.

 
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Friday: 9:00am-12noon
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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