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Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The November schedules are available and your respective Ministry pages:

•  Altar Servers
•  Eucharistic Ministers
•  Readers

St. Vincent de Paul Society Annual Coat & Blanket Drive

Nov. 3‐4, 2018

We are asking for your support again this year to help give children of our SVDP clients (coordinating with SVDP Perth Amboy) a warm coat or blanket this winter.

Please consider donating new or gently used coats or blankets! Collection bins will be present in the Narthex during all mass times on the weekend of Nov. 3‐4, 2018. Thank you!

Ozanam Meal Program Committee Meeting

The Ozanam Meal Program Committee will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Parish Center. Our group’s mission is to prepare, deliver and serve dinner at the Ozanam Family Shelter on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

I extend an invitation to any parishioner who would like to help out with this effort. New members are always welcomed!

For more information, please contact Debbie Wagner by email to or at 732-613-8743.

In God's Image Meeting

In God's Image, the Catholic Faith Sharing Group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at Sacred Heart Church, South Plainfield, meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM in the Annex Building. Our next meeting is November 14. The group is open to LGBT adults, 18 and over, and their families. All are welcome for faith sharing, prayer, conversation and support. For more information, contact Fr John at 908 756 0633, ext 125 or the group may be reached by contacting 908 822 5895 or by emailing

St. Bartholomew School Annual Basket Raffle

5pm-10pm at St. Bartholomew School, Drawings begin at 7:30pm

The Home School Association invites you, your spouses, and your friends to our 18th Annual Basket Raffle Hollywood – A Night at the Movies, on Friday, November 16, 2018, at Saint Bartholomew School. All are welcome and encouraged to attend our biggest fundraiser of the year. As always this evening is filled with fun, excitement, and anticipation of who will win the prized baskets. The success of this evening needs the generous contributions and support from our Saint Bartholomew Family. We hope to see you!

View the Basket Raffle Info Packet and Ticket Order Forms

Children's Choir News!

If you are in any grade from 3rd through 8th, you can join the Children's Choir! But hurry, because new members can join through October 24th (or will have to wait until January). Come and sing with us this Wednesday at 4:30pm when we will be rehearsing for one hour in the church. For more information, send an email to

From the Music Ministry

A special appeal to all men of the parish: the Adult Choir needs you!! We are in DESPERATE need of more men to fill out our tenor and bass sections. All men from high school freshman through adult are eligible to join us. There is no audition and ability to read music is not required! Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:30pm in the church and we sing on Sunday mornings at the 12 Noon Mass. Questions? Contact Nicholas Gatto, Director of Music, at 732-257-7722 x38 or Don’t be shy. We would love to have you!


If you were sexually abused by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or you know of someone who was, you are encouraged to report that abuse to law enforcement and/or by contacting the Diocesan Response Officer at (908)930-4558 (24 hours/7 days a week). For more information on how to report abuse, visit our diocesan website:

From the St. Bartholomew Columbiettes

The St. Bartholomew Columbiettes would love to welcome women of the parish to join our organization this year as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Our organization works in the community and in the church. We raise funds for those fighting cancer, for veterans, for families in need. We do this while enjoying the company of other Catholic women. If you would like more information, contact, Barbara at 732 254-5440.

Upcoming events:
Operation Christmas Child - Boxes will be distributed after masses the weekend of October 14th. New this year will be an option for a slightly larger box that would be able to hold a small stuffed animal, Barbie doll or a deflated soccer ball with pump. Collection of boxes will be on Sunday, November 18th. Please contact Diane at 732 605-9817 if you have any questions.

Save the Date for our annual Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 2nd.

Save the Date for our Annual Wine Tasting April 27th.

Baby Bottle Blessings Campaign

Please start saving your spare change or donations to assist the Life Choices Resource Center in Metuchen to service the needy babies with diapers, clothing, housing and things they require.

Last year we collected nearly $7000 so we are aiming to surpass that goal.

Bottles were distributed the weekend of October 7 and 8 after a brief summary of what the donations do.

We will only collect the bottles on two weekends -
October 13 and 14
October 20 and 21

before and after all Masses in the designated bin in the Narthex. Thank you for your generosity.

Thank You from the Youth Group!

Our talent show was a fantastic success! We had a great turnout and shook the Parish Hall with impressive performances — a good time was had by all. To our performers: You were outstanding! People can’t stop talking about how fantastic you were at the parish office and all around town. To our parents: We can’t thank you enough for helping out with all the tech setups, production details, the myriad supplies, and the delicious food. To Father Tom and Father Dario: Thank you for all your help and support, and a special thank you for praying with us! A very special shout out to James, Marco, and Dan: We owe it all to you. Your efforts made this event a reality! And lastly to our audience: Thanks for being there! And look for a possible Christmas Carol Night coming in December!

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 eGiving program will give you one less thing to remember each week—no more envelopes to find before you go to Mass.

Visit and use our church code: NJ727

Thank you for your continued support of our parish Family!

God Bless you,
Fr. Thomas Walsh

From the St. Vincent de Paul Society

School Supply Drive ‐ Thank you!
We are very grateful for the generous donations in response to the Backpack and School Supply drive last weekend! The new school year will be off to a solid start for these children because they have the supplies and tools necessary to succeed. Thank you!

Donation Request
We have a client with a young child who is need of a gently used or new forward facing car seat. The child has recently outgrown the rear facing car seat. She is also in need of diapers, size 4 for the child. If you are able to donate the above, please call us at 732-597-1507 or email us at

Spirit of St. Vincent
[St. Vincent’s] contemplation of God’s love overflowed into practical love for the poor. He encourages his followers: “Let us all give ourselves completely to the practice of prayer, since it is by it that all good things come to us. If we persevere, it is thanks to prayer. If we succeed in our employments, it is thanks to prayer. If we do not fall into sin, it is thanks to prayer. If we remain in charity and if we are saved, all that happens is thanks to God and thanks to prayer. Just as God refuses nothing to prayer, so also He grants almost nothing without prayer.” (R. Maloney, He Hears the Cry of the Poor, p. 98)

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