“It is Jesus [who] you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is he who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.”
Saint John Paul II
World Youth Day, August 2000

EDUCATION: Formed in His Communion

Small Groups

All St. Bartholomew parishioners are encouraged to participate in a small group experience whether it be within the family, a gathering of friends or other groups that are formed here in the community. Small group companionship allows the encounter with Jesus to be experienced "in the flesh" through relationships of authentic love and friendship.

Faith and Fiction Book Club

The Faith and Fiction Book Group hosts meetings between September and June to discuss books by noted Catholic authors or that broadly deal with religious and spiritual topics.   For more information, see the Faith and Fiction Book Club page.

Men's Group

The St. Bart’s Men's Group goal is mutual support and spiritual development based on shared insights gained from a diverse membership. We meet for about 90 minutes at 9:30am on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Members host meetings on a rotating basis and each host picks the topic to be discussed. The 8-15 member group has been meeting for 25 years and we always enjoy the fresh perspective brought by new members. The value of the group can be appreciated by the comments of members:
-“The input from our group is invaluable to me as I listen to other members describe how they deal with individual and family concerns and the problems of aging.”
-“It has provided me with a trusted sounding board as I face new and difficult life issues.”
-“Mutual support is a true blessing. As we listen to each other with respect we learn we are not alone as we face tough problems and decisions in our personal lives.”
-“I look forward to our Saturday get-togethers. They truly are spiritual retreats!”
-"It's a sharing/caring group.  I feel better after each meeting."

For more information, contact jfhoskins@comcast.net

Busy-Men-at-Works Group

Are you a busy man? Then please consider joining St. Bartholomew's "Busy-Men-at-Works" Group which meets on the Thursdays, 7:30PM-9PM in the rectory dining room. If you are interested, please consider joining us for readings, discussions, prayer and fellowship! For more information, please contact Manny Berard, jmb10@caa.columbia.edu

Renew Groups

Originally formed more than 25 years ago as a Renew Group, this ministry has evolved during its quarter century existence into the Helen Glazer/Berneice Maloy Study Group. The members meet 6 weeks in the fall and again 6 weeks during the Lenten season on Wednesdays from 1 pm - 2:30 pm to read religious works or for self-directed Bible study. There is a discussion for about an hour, followed by a social gathering with food and fellowship for all. We also have a Mass and luncheon during the Christmas season, and again in the spring.  If you are interested or have any questions, please call Helen Glazer 301-229-0187 or Fran Hickey 301-229-1859.

St. Bart's Women's Saturday Morning Prayer Group

The St. Bart's Women's Saturday Morning Prayer Group meets on the first and third Saturday of the month from 8.30 a.m.-10.30 a.m. in private homes, with light refreshments offered. Besides opening and closing prayers, we read and discuss selected books that deepen our faith and our understanding of how it fits into our lives and bringing us closer to God. The group is open to all women and new members are always welcome. Contact: Kathleen Goldsmith, goldsmithkit@gmail.com or call  301-469-6455

Women's Prayer and Book Discussion Group

St. Bart’s Women’s Prayer and Book Discussion Group has been meeting for over 15 years in various respective members' homes. During two hours of fellowship, members share their faith, offer intercessory prayers, and discuss current faith-related books and topics.  The group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. New members are welcome.  Please contact Ann Kennedy at 301-367-5988 or alkenne@aol.com for more information.

270Catholics for Young Adults

270Catholic is a regional ministry for young adults (college-aged to mid 30s). Monthly events include: Theology on Tap, Christ in the City, Sunday night dinners, and bi-weekly bible studies. Sign up for a weekly email of events at 270Catholic.org or visit Facebook.com/270 Catholic.


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Mission Statement

We welcome all to the St. Bartholomew parish community. We strive to live a sacramental life centered on the Eucharist, committed to living and spreading the message of Jesus Christ through worship, education, service, faithful witness and careful stewardship.


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Prayer for small groups

Powerful, sovereign Queen, come to our aid. Speak for us to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Who can do it better than you, who conversed so intimately with him here on earth, and now so fully possess him in Heaven? Speak to your Son for us! Amen.

-St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)

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