Welcome to Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church
Elberta, Alabama




Mass times are as follows: Tuesday evening at 6 PM, Wednesday thru Saturday morning at 7:30 AM, Saturday evening at 6 PM, Sunday morning at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

The Archbishop wrote a letter which can be found at www.mobarch.org. Here are a few of the requirements: 1) No one, clergy or laity, is to attend Mass if they feel sick. 2) A general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect. 3) Social spacing in churches is required. Only every other pew may be used; the other pew will need to be cordoned off by ribbon or cord. 4) The use of pews must respect social distancing. This means that no one is to sit within 6 feet of one another unless living in the same household. 5) No hymnals (St. Bartholomew will provide a copy of what is needed but it should be disposed of in the recycle bins in the back of the church.) 6) The Sign of Peace may be retained but no physical contact is required. 7) Communicants are to keep social distancing when in the Communion line. 8) Communion is not to be distributed from the chalice. 9) Only the priest(s) may distribute Communion. 10) Although people may wear masks and gloves to Mass, Communion may not be distributed or received with gloves. 11) People should be asked to maintain social distancing when departing the church at the end of Mass. (At St. Bartholomew you will have 3 doors to choose from to allow social distancing.) (12) Pews/common surfaces are to be disinfected between Masses. (We are looking for volunteers to help disinfect the church after each mass. Please call the parish office if you would like to volunteer.) As Archbishop Rodi stated in his letter, we must remain aware that the coronavirus is a very real and present danger. Our people continue to get sick and to die from this scourge. We cannot be complacent in our efforts to foster the safety of neighbor.
Note: There will be no offertory collection nor offertory procession at the Masses. However, there will be a basket in the back of the church where you can leave your donation, or you can continue to mail in your donation.

Msgr. Martin will hear confessions from 5 PM to 6 PM on Tuesdays and Saturdays. He will hear confessions behind the screen in the confessional. There will be no face to face confessions.

Adoration is from 8 AM to 9 PM in the church. If the front door is locked, enter through the chapel.

Saturday Vigil Mass with Msgr. Martin will be recorded and posted to YouTube. The video should be available for viewing by Sunday morning. Go to St. Bart's YouTube Channel.

The Church will be open for private prayer Monday through Friday from 8 AM till noon.

If you have any questions contact Paulette in the parish office at 251-986-8142 or at stbartselberta@gmail.com


Welcome to our parish website. St. Bartholomew parish has been serving the mission of Jesus Christ and His Church since 1905.

If you would like to become a registered parishioner at St. Bartholomew, please contact the office and we will be glad to assist you. If you are just visiting, we are glad that you are here and invite you to learn more about our parish family.

We read in the Gospel of St. Matthew that Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He told us that: I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. (Matthew 10:10) I pray that the Lord will bless you abundantly and keep you in His Mercy.


In Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Stephen E. Martin
Pastor

Vision Statement

To make God - Father, Son, & Holy Spirit - known, loved, and served.

Mission Statement

St. Bartholomew Parish is committed to forming dynamic Catholic Christian disciples through prayer, the Word, sacraments, and evangelization.

Pastoral Plan

St. Bartholomew Parish recently engaged in a process to discern Gods call to renew our parish, revitalize its ministries, and ensure its vitality for generations to come. You can download the Pastoral Plan here.

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