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From the Pastor
February 7, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This Wednesday we begin with Christians throughout the world the long retreat of Lent. Through the disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving we seek to deepen our relationship with God and one another. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy we should seek to practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. The Holy Father has asked us to be missionaries of mercy bringing Christ to all who are in need. Pope Francis has published a new book, The Name of God is Mercy. In this book Francis reflects on the power of God's Mercy in his own life and the life of the Church. Presently the book is at number two on the New York Times Bestseller List. Copies are on sale in our Religious Gift Shoppe.

Let us pray for one another that we may all receive the grace of a holy Lent.

In Christ,

Fr. Thomas

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February 11
Night of Recollection
6:00pm – Private Prayer and Spiritual Presentation in the Church
7:00pm – Mass

Followed by a Lenten Soup Supper ($5.00) in the Parish Hall

A perfect way to begin Lent.

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Parish News & Events
February 10

Ash Wednesday
Schedule for the Distribution of Ashes

6:30am Mass
8:30am Mass
12:00noon Mass
4:00pm Liturgy of the Word
7:00pm Mass

Please check the Mass Schedule website and the bulletin for Lent Masses and Events

February 14
Forgiveness Sunday: First Sunday of Lent
Presider & Homelist: Rev. Thomas Walsh

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 12:00 Noon Mass

4:00pm Holy Hour and Vespers

February 23
The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Experiencing God’s Mercy

Presenter: Rev. Thomas Walsh, Pastor
7:00pm at Saint John Neumann Pastoral Center
146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

This is a Diocese of Metuchen Department of Formation and Leadership Year of Mercy Adult Faith Formation Event

“Mercy: the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.” (Misericordiae Vultus, 2)

Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing, not judgment, for an increasingly wounded world. How does our human understanding of divine forgiveness need to be reimagined in order for us to truly celebrate the fidelity and mercy of a loving God?

March 12
Come & Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us!

6:00pm in the Parish Hall

Dinner and Dancing to Celebrate Our 57th Anniversary

MSGR. Kelly Award for Outstanding Service to Our Community Awarded to Deacon Jack Kenny

Traditional Irish Music & Dance, Buffet Dinner, Beer & Wine, Coffee & Dessert

Cost is $25 per person

Tickets Sold at the Gift Shop & Parish Office 732-257-7722

Mass Schedule
Daily Mass: Monday-Friday 8:30am, Saturday 8:00am
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00noon

Monday, February 8, 2016
Lenten Novena: Begins at 7pm

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Ash Wednesday: 6:30am, 8:30am, 12:00noon, 4:00pm and 7:00pm

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Thursday after Ash Wednesday: 8:30am and 7:00pm

Friday, February 12, 2016
Mass with Stations of the Cross: 7:00pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30-4:30pm; and by appointment

Please remember to turn off your Cell phones, hand held games and electronic devices during mass. Thank you.

Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Feed the hungry;
  • Give drink to the thirsty;
  • Clothe the naked;
  • Visit the sick;
  • Ransom the captive;
  • Bury the dead.
Mercy is said to be a virtue influencing one's will to have compassion for, and, if possible, to alleviate another's misfortune. Make a sacrifice during lent and volunteer your time to help with one of our ministries at St. Bartholomew’s Church:

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East Brunswick NJ 08816

Parish Office Hours:
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12noon

Monday, February 15, 2016
The Parish Office will be closed for President's Day

Phone: 732-257-7722 Emergencies: 732-257-8190


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