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.
Update as of 5/28/20 – Masses will resume this weekend May 30-31 at our normal times. Please be mindful of the new guidelines we need to follow:
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 will resume in the New Church starting on Monday, June 1st.
All Activities in the Parish Center including our Religious Education program are currently still canceled until further notice. Archdiocese of Baltimore will advise when we are able to start having activities.
To register for Religious Education for the 2020-2021 year, please download, print and complete the form on the R.E. page or use this link to register using Parish Giving:
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.
Rev. Michael Roach | Pastor | MRoach@archbalt.org
Shirley Mangold | Parish Secretary | Shirley.Mangold@archbalt.org
Lynn Szymanski | Director, Religious Education | email@example.com
Linda Sterner | Coordinator, Youth Ministry | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Guest | Adult Education and Assistant, Youth Ministry | email@example.com