St Bartholomew School St Bartholomew Faith Formation

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
April 22, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Traditionally the Fourth Sunday of Easter is called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because in the Gospel Jesus refers to Himself as the good shepherd. On this Sunday the Church invites us to pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life. Also we pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all who minister to God’s holy people. May the Spirit prompt the members of our community to be active ministers of the Gospel.

Yesterday, we celebrated the first of three Holy Communion Masses for our parish children. The day is filled with joy and gladness, as our second graders are welcomed to the table of the Lord and receive the Holy Eucharist. Please pray for our First Communicants and their families.

“Good Shepherd, watch over and guide your flock, the Church of God.”

In Christ,
Fr. Thomas

More from Father Tom on our Pastor's Page

News & Announcements More News

Religious Education Registration 2018-19

All students must register for Religious Education Classes for the 2018-2019 school year by June 30. Forms and Instructions can be found on the Parish Faith Formation Website.

All students must be from a registered Parish family. New students to the program must provide baptismal information and or transfer information from your prior parish. As a reminder the diocesan policy is that it is a two year preparation for the reception of the sacraments.

Class lists will be posted on or about September 9 in the Narthex of the Church. Classes will resume on September 25/27, 2018.

The Program is always in need of Catechists and Aides. Please consider helping out in this Ministry.


Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The May schedules are now available and your respective Ministry pages:

•  Altar Servers
•  Eucharistic Ministers
•  Readers


2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Lighting a Fire in the Heart of Our World

Thank you to all who have given so generously to the 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. If you have not made a pledge or donation, thereis still time to participate. Please prayerfully consider donating and mail your gift to: Diocese of Metuchen, Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 4000, Metuchen, NJ 08840-4000 or give online at diometuchen.org/ways-to-give/baa/. We are encouraging the support of all our parishioners.

To date, 510 parishioners have pledged $146,368 (of which $130,970 has already been collected). These pledges show your overwhelming support which puts us at 85% of our $173,000 parish goal. If you haven't contributed already, please prayerfully considering making a gift as your means allow. We are encouraging the support of all our parishioners.

Thank you! All gifts are appreciated.

Upcoming Events More Upcoming Events
Monday
April 23

St. Bartholomew School Open House

6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday
April 24

Last Day of Faith Formation Classes

for Sessions I & II

Wednesday
April 25

First Eucharist Preparation: Rehearsal for students receiving First Eucharist on Saturday April 28

6:30pm in Parish Hall

Rehearsal is mandatory for the children and at least one parent. Communion Banners will be collected.

More information on the Faith Formation web site


Thursday
April 26

Last Day of Faith Formation Classes

for Session III

Friday
April 27

Confirmation Preparation Session: Retreat with Colleen Kelly of CKR Retreats

7:00pm-10:00pm (arrival at 6:45pm)

Confirmation Candidates and an Adult to attend (Sponsor or Parent)

More information on the Faith Formation web site


Saturday
April 28

First Eucharist

10:00am Mass

Students of Thursday 4:30 Religious Education Classes and Students of Mrs. Doss Tuesday 6:30 Religious Education Class

More information on the Faith Formation web site


Knights of Columbus Night of Mystery and Dinner

Doors open at 6:30pm, Dinner served at 7:00pm, Show starts at 8:00pm

Cost: $40 per person, $75 per couple includes dinner, beverages and door prizes

For Tickets Contact:
Bill Logan at 732-254-0376 or blnagol@comcast.net
Tony Riccardella at 732-416-0391 or annant66@verizon.net

More info on the St. Bartholomew Knights of Columbus website

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

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