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November 29th, 2015
From the Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

And so we begin again….. Advent is my favorite season because it calls to mind the necessity to begin again to prepare for the Coming of Christ. This year our Advent Season will begin the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Holy Father will open the Holy Door at Saint Peter’s Basilica to formally open the Year of Jubilee.

Our parish has been designated as a Holy pilgrimage site for the Jubilee Year. All those who enter the Door seeking the Mercy of God will receive a plenary indulgence of their sins. The following criteria for the pilgrimage must be met: Pope Francis is granting an indulgence to the faithful on the Extraordinary Year of Mercy to individuals who make a Pilgrimage to a designated Holy Door as a sign of deep desire for true conversion. The Holy Father has linked this to the Sacrament of Penance and to the celebration of the Eucharist with reflection on God’s Mercy. The pilgrim shall also accompany these celebrations with the profession of faith, a prayer for the Holy Father and the intentions that he bears in his heart for the good of the Church and the entire world.

The Holy Door was officially sealed by our school community at a Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Wednesday, November 25th. The Holy Door will be opened on Sunday December 20th after the Noon Mass. Please see the bulletin for further Holy Year events.

Our Sunday Visitor has a free App designed especially for the Jubilee Year. It is designed to accompany you on a spiritual journey during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Let us continue to pray for the Renewal of the Church. Happy Advent.

In Christ,

Fr. Thomas

Youth Group Events

Planning for the Youth Group Christmas Party & Dance
When: Sunday November 29
What time: 6-7pm
Where: St. Bartholomew Parish Office Basement Meeting Room (enter through the garage)
Refreshments will be served

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Youth Group Christmas Party & Dance
When: Saturday December 12
What time: 7:30-9:30pm
Where: St. Bartholomew Parish Hall
After the tree lighting | DJ & Pizza | Invite a friend | $5 a person
RSVP at with the subject line "Christmas Dance" and let us know how many will attend

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Sacrament of the Sick on December 13th

The Sacrament of the Sick will be available for Seniors and/or those who are dealing with serious illness December 13th at the 12 Noon Mass. Please register with Sr. Kathleen if you are planning to participate. Pamphlets are available, containing information about the sacrament in the Narthex. Call 732-238-1791.

Benefit Christmas Concert on December 13th

Christmas Concert to benefit St. Bartholomew School
Join us for a relaxing afternoon with married, singing duo – Vincent & Emily Ricciardito to celebrate the Advent-Christmas Season here at St. Bartholomew and support the school.
When: Sunday December 13
What time: 4pm
Where: Parish Hall
Admission: $10 Adults | $5 Children under 12

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Religious Education

Important Calendar Notice: No Religious Education Class on December 8th
On Tuesday December 8, it is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother. Mary the Mother of our Lord Jesus is the Patroness of our United States and we honor her on this Holy Day of Obligation. Saint Bartholomew School will be closed on that day so we will be making a calendar adjustment and will not have Religious Education class on Tuesday December 8. Yes, NO CLASS DECEMBER 8. We will see you all in Church for the Holy Day!

Religious Education Classes began on Tuesday, September 22nd and Thursday, September 24th. View schedules below:
•  Tuesday - Session I, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
•  Tuesday - Session II, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
•  Thursday - Session III, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Mass Schedule
Monday-Friday: 8:30am

Saturday: 8:00am

Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm

Sunday: 7:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00noon

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.

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470 Ryders Lane,
East Brunswick NJ 08816

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

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


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470 Ryders Lane,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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