Peace be with You!

During LENT ONLY on FRIDAYS the following will take place in the NEW CHURCH.
​Morning Mass 8:30am, Adoration follows after morning Mass until 6pm, then Stations at 7pm.
All morning Masses Monday thru Thursday will remain in the Historic Church.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S 2021 HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

March 28 PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
Blessing of Palms & Reading of the Passion in Dialogue Form at all Masses
March 29 MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK
8:30 AM Mass
7:30 PM Chrism Mass– Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
March 30 TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
 8:30 AM Mass
7:30 PM Penance Service
March 31 WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK
8:30 AM Mass
April 1 HOLY THURSDAY
NO 8:30 AM Mass
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Procession to Repository, Confessions, Private Adoration until 10:00 pm
April 2 GOOD FRIDAY
NO 8:30 AM Mass
12 Noon – Stations of the Cross, Veneration of the Cross, Confessions – new Church 7:30 PM Commemoration of the Passion and Death of our Lord
NO Eucharistic Adoration on Good Friday
April 3 HOLY SATURDAY – EASTER VIGIL
NO 4:00 PM
Mass 12 Noon – Blessing of Easter Food
3:00 PM – Confessions
7:30 PM – Easter Vigil and Mass – Service of the Light; Easter Proclamation; Liturgy of the Word; Blessing of Easter Water; Renewal of Baptismal Promises; Liturgy of the Eucharist (this celebration fulfills your Sunday Obligation)
EASTER SUNDAY MASSES
ALL EASTER SUNDAY MASSES HELD AT THE NEW CHURCH ON HANOVER PIKE 7:30AM 9:30AM 11:30AM
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Saturdays – 3 PM
Tuesday, March 30th – Penance Service with individual confessions at 7:30 PM Holy Thursday, April 1st – after Mass
Good Friday, April 2nd – after Stations
Holy Saturday, April 3rd – 3 PM

REGISTRATION FORM

Welcome to the website for St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Manchester, MD. Here you will find information on Mass times, faith formation programs, as well as the various groups and ministries in our parish community. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Daily Masses- Monday thru Friday at 8:30am in the Historic Church
Adoration on Fridays from 9am-6pm in the Historic Church.
Stations of the Cross on Fridays @ 7:00pm in the Historic Church

Confessions at 3pm on Saturday in the new church or by appointment.
Weekend Masses Times: Saturday 4p, Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am and 11:30am in the New Church

Each member of the faithful must wear a facial covering while in the church, including during the celebration of Mass.
Please follow the 6 feet social distancing. Floors and Pews will be marked. Families are to maintain 6 feet between their family and other families or individuals.

Communion Guidelines – Procession change- Please process out the side aisle, keep social distancing and return down the center aisle. The faithful must also wear a facial covering when coming forward to receive Communion. They will lower the covering just prior to reception of the Eucharist. The use of a kneeler to receive communion will be eliminated during these times.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended against reception of Holy Communion on the tongue. Please prayerfully consider the reverent act of receiving in the hand for now.
Members of the assembly who choose not to receive must, however, enter the procession if others would have to step across them to access the aisle. They may ask for a blessing when arriving at the sanctuary, or simply wait until the person in front of them has received and then follow that person and return to the pew.

 For Religious Education and Sacramental Prep information, please visit the Religious Education page on this website.

PARISH CENTER- Open Monday thru Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
We close between 12noon and 1pm for mail pick up/lunch.
Please ring doorbell, wear a facial covering while in the building and be mindful of social distancing of 6 feet.
Please stay safe and healthy.