|May 19, 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The new commandment that Jesus gives to his disciples
is that we will love one another. This is not
a sentimental type of love but a love marked by service
and sacrifice. It is a sacrificial love that seeks
the good of the other ahead of our own. It is this
sacrificial love that led our Lord to accept death on
a Cross for our sake and for our salvation. If the
Church, the People of God, forsakes this commandment,
then the Cross is emptied of its power to heal
As our society continues to be unmoored from the
teachings of the Gospel, we have experienced a rise
in violence and hate speech. Christians must resist
the rising tide of intolerance and racism. We belong
to Christ and to His Kingdom. Let us put away
deeds of darkness and practice the selfless love to
which Christ has called us.
View More on Our Pastor's Page
Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers
The May 2019 schedules are available on your respective Ministry pages:
• Altar Servers
• Eucharistic Ministers
May 24, 2019 at 7:00pm Mass
View more about Faith Formation at St. Bartholomew
Religious Education Registration 2019-2020
Registration for the 2019-2020
Religious Education Year begins April 1st.
For more information about the program and to download registration forms and info, visit the Faith Formation Website.
2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Help Build a Civilization of Love
To date, 453 parishioners have pledged $140,558 and paid
$129,942. Thanks to your generosity, these pledges put us at
81% of our parish goal of $173,000.
Our other goal is for every family to participate. If you have
not contributed yet this year, we ask you to prayerfully consider
donating to the Bishop's Appeal funding over 25 diocesan
and parish ministries that reach a half million people. You can
take a Bishop's Appeal envelope in the Church gathering space
and return it with your pledge or one-time gift in the collection
basket. The Diocese of Metuchen's home
page, diometuchen.org, also describes other ways to contribute
including online and employer matching gifts.
Every gift, no matter the size, is important and greatly appreciated.
6:00pm & Penance service to follow
Trip to Padre Pio Shrine
St. Andrew’s Altar Rosary Society will
be sponsoring a bus trip to Padre Pio
Shrine in Barto, Pa. on Thursday, May
23, 2019. The cost is $75.00 which will
include the bus, lunch and a tour of the
shrine. The bus will leave about 8AM
from St. Andrew Church parking lot and
return about 7:30PM. If interested call
Mary 848-203-2759. If no answer
please leave a message.
Parish Office Begins Summer Hours
September 30, 2018
Youth Group Talent Show
May 29 Vigil Mass 7:00pm
May 30 8:30am, 12:00noon & 5:00pm
Parish Office Hours
Mon - Thur:
*The Parish Office will be closed Monday May 27th in observation of Memorial Day.
For our Brothers and Sisters
|Jessica Jenkins &|
Kim House &
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.