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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 14, 2019 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On this Palm Sunday we will hear the Passion of the Christ according to Saint Luke. In Luke’s passion account Our Lord encounters a number of people on the road to Calvary. Each encounter shows Jesus as a merciful and forgiving Savior. In the garden of Gethsemane, after Peter has struck with a sword the servant of the High Priest and severed the man’s ear, Jesus heals the man and bids the apostles to put away their words. Peter then follows Jesus to the house of the High Priest. In the courtyard, Peter denies knowing Jesus three times and as Jesus is being led out to Pilate He looks at Peter and Peter goes out and weeps bitterly. As Jesus is carrying the Cross He meets the women of Jerusalem who cry over him but He comforts them and tells them to weep for themselves and for their children. Finally, on the Cross, Our Lord responds to the Good Thief with the words, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” In each of these encounters Our Lord demonstrates that He is the Divine Physician who brings healing and mercy to our fallen humanity.

Let us spend this Holy Week in prayer and fasting. Let us enter into the Sacred Triduum; Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday to experience the Passover of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Pax Christi,
Fr. Thomas

View More on Our Pastor's Page

News & Announcements More News

Attention Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The April 2019 schedules are available on your respective Ministry pages:

•  Altar Servers
•  Eucharistic Ministers
•  Readers


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, 344 parishioners have pledged $105,954 and paid $95,679. These generous pledges show great progress and put us at 61% 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.

Upcoming Events More Upcoming Events
Thursday
April 18

VNAHG Hospice Volunteer Training Session 1 of 3

10:00am-3:00:pm
at VNA Health Group, 23 Main Street, Suite D1 Holmdel, NJ.

If you have a warm heart, a listening ear, and the gift of compassion, you can make a difference in the life of a hospice patient or family member. VNA Health Group is offering training for all individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers in several counties throughout New Jersey. There are many rewards and opportunities available to hospice volunteers though home visitation, phone calls, companionship, administrative support, pet therapy, or phone calls from our office.

Volunteers must attend all 3 sessions.

To register, please contact Pauline De Palma, BSW (732) 224-6933


Holy Thursday

Morning Prayer 9:00am
Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00pm
Adoration at the Repository until Midnight (Night Prayer at 11:30pm)
Parish Office Closed

Friday
April 19

Good Friday

Morning Prayer 9:00am
Solemn Liturgy 3:00pm
Stations and Veneration of the Cross 7:00pm
Parish Office Closed

Saturday
April 20

Holy Saturday

Morning Prayer 9:00am
The Great Easter Vigil 7:00pm
(No Confessions today)

Sunday
April 21

Easter Sunday

8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00Noon Masses
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Holy Thursday
Morning Prayer 9:00am
Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00pm
Adoration at the Repository until Midnight
(Night Prayer at 11:30pm)

Good Friday
Morning Prayer 9:00am
Solemn Liturgy 3:00pm
Stations and Veneration of the Cross 7:00pm

Holy Saturday
Morning Prayer 9:00am
The Great Easter Vigil 7:00pm
(No Confessions today)

Easter Sunday
8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00Noon Masses

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

*The Parish Office will be closed from 12 Noon on Wednesday April 17 through Monday April 22. We will reopen at 9:00am on Tuesday April 23.

The Parish Office will be closed Monday May 27th in observation of Memorial Day.

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