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.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020: PENANCE SERVICE 7:00PM (EXTRA PRIESTS)
LIVE NATIVITY: Saturday, December 19 at 4:00 PM at New Church
CHRISTMAS MASSES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
CELEBRATED AT ST. BARTHOLOMEW AT NEW CHURCH ON HANOVER PIKE
Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve
1:30 PM 3:45 PM 6:30 PM AND 12 MIDNIGHT
Friday, December 25, Christmas Day @ 10:30 AM
PLEASE NOTE: An additional Mass at 1:30 pm has been added to help with social distancing. Due to the Archdiocese and State guidelines our church can only allow 225 people per Mass. Unfortunately, once we get to this capacity our ushers will need to advise people at the door to come to a later Mass or on Christmas Day.
Archbishop Lori has extended his dispensation of the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass. Christmas Masses AND Solemnity of Mary, New Year’s Day will be available to the faithful through such means as internet livestream or recording, television, and radio, thereby ensuring that the faithful may maintain a spiritual connection to church.
SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD, NEW YEAR’S DAY- NEW CHURCH
Thursday, December 31, New Year’s Eve: 7:30 PM Vigil Mass for Holy Day
Friday, January 1, Solemnity of Mary, (New Year’s Day) 10:30 AM Holy Day of Obligation
THERE WILL NOT BE ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25 OR FRIDAY, JANUARY 1 IN THE NEW CHURCH.
Masses Times: Saturday 4p, Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am and 11:30am
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.
Adoration on Fridays from 9am-6pm.
Confessions at 3pm on Saturday in the new church or by appointment.
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.
Daily Masses- Monday thru Friday at 8:30am in the New Church
For Religious Education and Sacramental Prep information, please visit the Religious Education page on this website.
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.