St Bartholomew School St Bartholomew Office of Religious Education

470 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-390-0354

Faith Formation at St. Bartholomew Church

From Our Director
Welcome to Saint Bartholomew Faith Formation

Our mission is to help you and your children develop and strengthen your relationship with Jesus Christ though Religious Education. Faith Formation is a lifelong process in which we continue to grow in knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith. Through the Religious Education Program, we also prepare our parish children for the Sacraments of First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Children are offered a caring and loving environment to explore and grow as we build a community of Catholic Christians.

The mission of Saint Bartholomew’s Parish is to build our lives in the image of Christ through love, worship and service. The Religious Education Program hopes to continue the mission and guide our parish children to be lifelong Catholics.

Events & Important Dates
November 2018

Tuesday,
November 20

Confirmation Preparation Session

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

Gifts of the Holy Spirit-Meeting in Parish Hall
Presentation by Brother Patrick and Students of Rutgers Catholic Center
Retreat for the Confirmation Students only. Pick up 8:30


No Tuesday Evening CCD Classes for Thanksgiving Week


Thursday,
November 22

No Thursday Evening CCD Classes for Thanksgiving Week


December 2018

Sunday,
December 2

Confirmation Preparation Session

4:00pm (arrival 3:45pm)

1st Sunday of Advent Holy Hour in the Church
Meeting in Parish Hall


Friday,
December 7

Confirmation Preparation Session

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

Mass-Feast of the Immaculate Conception- Holy Day of Obligation
Meeting in Parish Hall


January 2019

Wednesday,
January 2

First Penance Preparation: Reconciliation Mini Retreat

6:30-7:30pm in the Parish Hall

for all Students of St. Bartholomew School
and for Students of Thursday Religious Education Classes


Thursday,
January 3

First Penance Preparation: Reconciliation Mini Retreat

6:30-7:30pm in the Parish Hall

for Students of Tuesday Religious Education Classes


Wednesday,
January 9

First Penance

7:00pm in the Church

for all Students of St. Bartholomew School
and for Students of Thursday Religious Education Classes


Thursday,
January 10

First Penance

7:00pm in the Church

for Students of Tuesday Religious Education Classes


Thursday,
January 31

Confirmation Preparation Session

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

Sanctity of Human Life, Respect Life Presentation in Parish Hall
Presentation by Holly Lawmaster, Life Net
Diaper Drive for the Crisis Center


February 2019

Friday,
February 1

First Communion Preparation: Enrollment Ceremony

7:00pm Mass

Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord - Blessing of the Candles

Students and a parent will attend mass and be blessed and welcomed as our First Communion Class. All are welcome to attend this parish celebration.


Thursday,
February 21

Confirmation Preparation Session

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

Chastity and Respect for Self Presentation in Parish Hall
Presentation by Omar Fernandes, Life Net


March 2019

Sunday,
March 10

Confirmation Preparation Session

4:00pm (arrival at 3:45pm)

Forgiveness Sunday, First Sunday of Lent Holy Hour in the Church
Meeting in Parish Hall and Distribution of Rice Bowls


Monday,
March 18

First Communion Preparation: Mini-Retreat

7:00pm Mass in the Church followed by a brief meeting in Parish Hall

for Students of Tuesday Religious Education Classes


Wednesday,
March 20

First Communion Preparation: Mini-Retreat

7:00pm Mass in the Church followed by a brief meeting in Parish Hall

for Students of Saint Bartholomew School and for Students of Thursday Religious Education Classes


Friday,
March 22

Confirmation Preparation Session

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

Lenten Mass and Stations of the Cross in the Church
Hunger Banquet in Parish Hall
Return Rice Bowls


April 2019

Friday,
April 5

Confirmation Preparation Session

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

Retreat with Colleen Kelly of CKR Retreats in Parish Hall
Confirmation Candidates and an Adult to attend (Sponsor or Parent)


Wednesday,
April 24

First Communion Preparation: Rehearsal

6:30pm in Parish Hall

for Students of Tuesday 4:30 Religious Education Classes


Saturday,
April 27

First Communion

10:00am Mass

for Students of Tuesday 4:30 Religious Education Classes


May 2019

Wednesday,
May 1

First Communion Preparation: Rehearsal

6:30pm in Parish Hall

for Students of St. Bartholomew School
and for Students of Mrs. Coiro, 6:30 Religious Education Class


Saturday,
May 4

First Communion

10:00am Mass

for Students of St. Bartholomew School
and for Students of Mrs. Coiro, 6:30 Religious Education Class


Wednesday,
May 8

First Communion Preparation: Rehearsal

6:30pm in Parish Hall

for Students of Thursday 4:30 Religious Education
and for Students of Mrs. Pula 6:30 Religious Education Class


Saturday,
May 11

First Communion

10:00am Mass

for Students of Thursday 4:30 Religious Education
and for Students of Mrs. Pula 6:30 Religious Education Class

 
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Office of Religious Education Hours
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-4:00pm     Friday: Closed

July & August Hours:
Mon - Thur: 9:00am-2:00pm Friday: Closed

Related Children & Youth Ministries
Altar Servers Altar Servers are student volunteers who are missioned to assist the priests with the celebration of the Liturgy, after a brief training session.

Contact: Deacon John Broehl
Email: Jbroehl@stbartseb.com

Contact (for Scheduling): Nora Broehl
Email: StBartsMinistry@stbartseb.com


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Children's Choir The St. Bartholomew Children's Choir is a parish ministry that allows children in grades 3 through 8 the opportunity to serve the parish community in the context of liturgy.

Contact: Janet DeFreitas
Phone: 732-257-7722 x38
Email: JanetDeFreitasSTB@gmail.com


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Saint Bartholomew School
The mission of Saint Bartholomew School is to love, educate and inspire our children to live the teachings of Jesus Christ.


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The Athletic Association It is the mission of St. Bart's Athletic Association to foster a climate for competitive athletics which ensures a balance of indivual and team achievement, self-discipline, good sportsmanship an respect following the example of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Contact: Joseph Monteleone
Phone: 908-421-9715


Website
Children's Liturgy
of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an opportunity for children in grades K—6 to listen to a child’s version of the Sunday Readings so they can more easily understand the message of the Word.

Contact: Liz Bondi
Phone: 732-439-0179
Email: ebondi3@aol.com


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Youth Group The St. Bartholomew Youth Group is a family of young Catholics committed to the goal of living out the call of the Gospels.

Contact: Lisa Buttafuoco
Phone: 732-967-9783


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Boys Scouts & Cub Scouts Trustworthy. Loyal. Helpful. Friendly. Courteous. Kind. Obedient. Cheerful. Thrifty. Brave. Clean. Reverent. Meaningful words that can change your life forever. The Boy Scout Law is incorporated into your daily life and is used as every day rules to live by. We strive to do our best to uphold these values.

Contact: Leo Fitzgerald
Phone: 917-881-9687
Email: Insureit3@aol.com


Website
Girl Scouts Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Contact: Zofia Ebert
Phone: 732-404-7181
Email: ebert928@gmail.com


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Get Involved

We have many ministries at St Bartholomew. If you find an area where you would like to help we would love to have you participate.

How can you get involved? Find a ministry that speaks to your gifts. You may not think you can offer something of value, but if you have a desire to help, we can find somewhere to use your gifts. For more information about any of our ministries, please reach out to the listed contact person.

Can’t find the ministry you are looking for?

Check our Parish Ministries A-Z Listing.

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470 Ryders Lane,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-390-0354