PASTORAL SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS
WHEN YOU NEED HELP
Our clergy share the responsibility of being on call. If your need is urgent, call 212-378-0250 and you will be forwarded to the priest on duty. For other matters, contact staff during business hours as indicated below.
To add the name of someone who is sick or who has died to St. Bartholomew’s prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy directly by e-mail or phone.
Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which one embraces the Christian way and becomes a member of Christ’s body, the Church. Baptisms are scheduled throughout the year on specific Sundays. See dates here. When there are extenuating circumstances, private baptisms may be arranged. Email the Rev. Matthew Moretz.
The Celebration and Blessing of Marriage and Blessings of Commitments require consultation with clergy. For inquiries about wedding arrangements and set-up requirements, email Director of Marketing and Events, Heather Bryant, or call her at 212-378-0254. More here about wedding arrangements.
A death in the family can be reported to any of the clergy, using the pastoral emergency phone, 212-378-0250. Clergy will assist with funeral or memorial plans and can recommend the services of an undertaker.
Laying on of Hands and Healing Prayers are offered at the 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm Sunday services, Wednesdays at 12:05 pm, and by request during the week.
The rite of Reconciliation of a Penitent (private confession and counsel) can be scheduled with any of the clergy.
Communion for the sick or home-bound (or pastoral visits to the hospital) can be arranged by e-mailing the Rev. Bruce W. Forbes.
CROSSROADS COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.St. Bartholomew’s offers many programs to help the hungry and homeless, including a soup kitchen on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday mornings, a food pantry and an eight-bed overnight shelter. Your support through groceries (or donations) is much appreciated.