Parish Ministries

BAPTISM

Celebrated throughout the year in accordance with the policy of the Archdiocese and to accommodate the needs of our Parish Family. Attendance at a preparation session is required. Please call the Parish Office for an appointment.

PARISH REGISTRATION

New parishioners are most welcome and are encouraged to call the parish office and make an appointment to register. When you are moving from the parish, please notify the parish office.

MARRIAGE

Arrangements should be made with a priest as soon as possible. One year prior to marriage or as soon as Engagement is announced is recommended.

YOUTH MINISTRY

The Youth Mass is at 9:30 AM on Sundays and “Get-A-Grip,” grades 7-12, meets for Liturgy of the Word during the Mass on the first Sunday of the month. Youth in grades 9-12 meet at scheduled intervals.

TEACHING THE GOOD NEWS

Pre-K and Kindergarten - Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 PM (seasonally)

Levels 1 - 8 - Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:40 PM.

 For information regarding Parish Sacrament Preparation Classes, which are held separately on Sundays, please call the Catechetics Center.

  CATECHUMENATE (RCIA)  

A process of faith building for those who would like to become members of, or for all who have not received full initiation into, the Roman Catholic Church. Please call the Catechetics Center for more information.

 SPONSOR CERTIFICATES  

Call the Office during regular hours.

 MINISTRY TO THE SICK   

In the event of serious illness or when

someone is hospitalized, the parish office

should be notified. The Eucharist and the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated with anyone requesting them. 

Remember, the Hospital cannot notify us on their own.

  CHOIR    

We are fortunate enough to have a Parish Choir that has a full multi-lingual repertoire, as well as a Junior Choir . The Choir rehearses on Thursday at 7:30 PM, and the Junior Choir on Wednesday at 7:40 PM., following Religious Education Class.

Instrumentalists are welcomed, either to play solo or with our choir. A parish orchestra made up of children and adults rehearses and performs several times during the year. For more information, or to volunteer, please call John or Martha Nowik after Mass or at the Parish Office.

 

STEWARDSHIP AND TITHING

Stewardship calls us to freely give of our time, talent, and treasure for the good of our parish family and community. God gives us everything! I give Him back my tithe. Tithing is God’s plan to support His Church. Full tithing means 10% of gross income to God – 5% for your parish church and 5 %for other charities.

 

VOCATIONS

Those who are recognizing the call to the priesthood,

deaconate, or the religious life are invited to speak to a priest or contact the Archdiocesan Vocations Office at 973-497- 4365, or at WWW.RCAN.ORG/VOCATION/INDEX.HTM.

 

ST. BARTHOLOMEW ACADEMY

2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains NJ

908-322-4265 OR WWW.STBACADEMY.ORG

 

 

 

 

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