A faith-based coalition whose mission is to provide supportive homecare services to the frail, elderly, disabled & homebound. St. Barnabas Parish volunteers are trained by the Caregivers Organization. Our volunteers may work a few hours a week or more at a time according to their own schedule. Our help enables our friends, neighbors & parishioners to continue living independantly in their own homes. Interested peeople will need a careing, loving and generous heart and be willing to provide non-medical support to homebound individuals. Care Receiver requests for help are referred to Caregivers 732-505-2273. Persons interested in volunteering should call Ext.120
732-269-2208 ext 120
The Food Pantry is available to any of our neighbors living in Bayville, Beachwood, Pine Beach, Ocean Gate & South Toms River, as well as to any parishioner in need. Requests for food are made through the St. Vincent de Paul Society by calling the phone number below.
If you need food, you must call our Food Hotline in advance. Please leave your contact information on our phone line, and a volunteer will contact you to set up an appointment to pick up your food order.
Because we have many requests and a limited supply of food, we can only fill one food request per family each month.
The St. Barnabas Food Pantry is located in the garage of the Parish Office Building. The garage is clearly marked "St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry".
Food Pantry Hours of Operation: Mondays 9:30am-11:15am, Wednesdays 9:30am-11:15am, Fridays 9:30am-11:15am
732-269-2208 ext 107
Located between the Church and Father Brennan Hall
Gift & Thrift Shop Hours
Saturday: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am to 1:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
For Sale in our Thrift Shop are:
St. Barnabas Apparel
You will also find
This is part of a national, non-profit, interfaith ministry committed to uniting the county religious communities and providing shelter, meals, and assistance to homeless families. Currently there are about a dozen congregations that provide space for a maximum of 14 people. Families move weekly on a fixed schedule between houses of worship. Host sites and parish volunteers provide shelter, meals and overnight accomodation to our guests for a week at a time. Our parish volunteers are trained by IHNOC. Interested persons will need compassion, acceptance, and a willingness to provide a safe haven while our guests work and seek permanent affordable housing. Our parish hosts approx. 4 times each year. Volunteers may serve as little as once a year according to their own schedule.
732-269-2208 ext 120
The Parish Nursing Ministry consists of nurses and lay volunteers who are dedicated to the Divine Mercy of Jesus.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Spiritual Center meeting room at 6:30 PM.
The Parish Nursing office is located in the Spiritual Center and is open on Thursdays from 9 AM til 12 Noon.
For more information, please call 732-269-2208 ext. 115.
St. Barnabas Parish Nursing Mission Statement
The Parish Nursing program is a healthcare ministry of St. Barnabas Church. It is a ministry that encourages each individual's spiritual, physical, emotional and social well-being in the content of the their relationship with God, family and neighbor.
The programs are rooted in the mission of the church which reclaims the scripture: "To go out and preach the kingdom of God to heal, (the sick)" Luke 9:2, and to recognize God's desire that we achieve abundant life and reaffirm and support the journey of wholeness.
The Parish Nursing program seeks to develop for the parish creative ways of addressing needs and identifying resources to nurture body, mind and spirit.
As members of the St. Barnabas Respect Life Ministry, we deeply believe in the sanctity of every human life from the moment of conception to natural death. As committed Catholics, we belong to a local and universal community that has given consistent witness that all life is to be inherently valued, loved and treasured as a gift from GOD. Because we believe that there is no greater gift, we are called through our ministries to become diligent stewards and defenders of the sanctity of life.
Our patron Saint is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. He lived life to it’s fullest as an adventurer, climbing mountains, skiing, etc. He came from a wealthy family but shunned it’s lifestyle. Neither of his parents were Catholic or even the least bit religious, but yet at an early age he felt a strong calling to do the Lords work. He serviced and ministered to those in the poor areas and to Polio patients. He contacted polio and died at the age of 24. We chose him as opposed to a St. who died from giving child birth, or a mother, etc....because of his love and appreciation of the gift of life!! He did not waste a moment of that gift!!
40 Days For Life National Prayer Campaign
September 25-November 3
Last Fall over 300 people in the area committed themselves to 40 days of prayer and at least one hour in vigil sometime during the campaign at the American Women’s Services Abortion facility in Toms River on Rt. 37 East. Because of their sacrifices and efforts, at least 8 babies were spared from death when their mother’s reconsidered at the clinic and joyfully announced to participants they were choosing life. During the 40 Days for Life National Campaign you can play an important role in this mission to protect innocent life by donating one hour a week until November 3 Wednesday, 8am-Noon, Thursday Noon-4pm, or Saturday Noon-4pm. If you are interested please contact the Respect Life Ministry VM at 732-269-2208 X306
Respect Life Sunday Prayer Chain
Sunday, October 6th
Women’s Services Abortion facility
651 Route 37 East
Take Rt. 37 West to Mule Road jug handle. After the Jug handle, turn left back on to Rt. 37 East, the facility is between Sovereign bank and PNC bank.
Please join us in peaceful prayer at the Toms River Abortion Clinic for a Life Chain. Bring your hearts, rosary and prayers for the protection of innocent life in all stages of life from the moment of conception to natural death. For more information please contact the Respect Life Ministry VM at 732-269-2208 X306
March for Life Washington, D.C
Wednesday, January 22nd
Please join the St. Barnabas Parish family on a free bus trip to Washington, D.C to march on our nation’s capital in peaceful prayer for the protection of innocent life. Be the voice of the voiceless and spend the day letting others know the importance of speaking out against Roe V. Wade, a law which makes abortion legal in this country. We will begin with Mass in the church at 6am and buses roll out at 7am promptly!! It is very much a day worth being a part of. For more information or to sign up for a seat, please contact the Respect Life Ministry VM 732-269-2208 X306. Seats go quick so please don’t wait too long!
732-269-2208 ext 306
Single Mom’s Committee- This committee supports and nurtures single moms in their role as single parents by offering help when needed along with holding events which provide opportunities for the moms to learn about resources and issues surrounding their lives. Most especially, offering them an opportunity to gather together in friendship and sisterhood! Committee Head – Terry Pasquarello
Education Committee- This committee is responsible for educating our parish Community on the Respect Life Issues such as abortion, natural family planning, adoption, Families with Special Needs, End of life issues such as Advanced Directives, Assisted Suicides, Caregivers support, etc..
Adoption Committee- Adoption Expo. About 13 adoption organizations from NJ, NY and PA were represented and our parish community as well as the surrounding community was able to learn about adoption. Workshop is called Adoption 101 and will give attendees a general overview of what adoption is and if it fits in their life and that of their families.
End of Life Committee - Advance Workshops are offered. Head – Marie Dibella
Youth Committee - It is so critical to start the Respect Life education at an early age!! Young members join in on the March for Life in Washington, and participate in the activities of most of the sub committees. We are always looking for new member and new ideas!
Special Needs Families Committee -This committee will deal with the quality of life within Special Needs families. Support to Parents and siblings while educating the parish community on what it’s like to live with special needs breaking through the stigma which most people place on people with disabilities.
Survivors of Suicide - SOS- and Prevention Committee - This support group meets monthly in the Parish Office Rectory, for more info please call the Parish Office and ask for Kathy Hoffman's number. Ext. 100
Legislative Committee - This committee is headed up by Vinnie Gabulaski and is involved in letter writing campaigns to our Legislators National and State level on all Respect Life Issues.
The Parish Social Action Hotline deals primarily with donations of clothing, furniture and other household items and connects them with those in need of such items.
If you have clothing, furniture or other items you would like to donate, we do not store such items at the parish, but connect you with someone who may need it and help facilitate the delivery. If you are in need of such items or have those items to give to a requesting family, please call 732-269-2208. Enter ext. 308 as soon as you get the main greeting. You can leave a message 24hrs. a day, 7 days a week and a volunteer will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you!
732-269-2208 ext 308
This ministry provides any person-to-person assistance that promotes human dignity and integrity. Members, called Vincentians, visit and offer support to those who contact the parish for assistance with food, finances, or other areas of social concern. As a reflection of the family of God, SVDP members are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. They form small groups called “conferences” that meet regularly, pray together, and carry out their selected charitable works. Our conference is united in the worldwide movement of the St. Vincent de Paul Society by a common philosophy and mutual sharing.
What We Do:
If you are in need of FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE or for access to our FOOD PANTRY please call the numbers.
To learn more about volunteering, call Ext 134. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed! Orientation and training are available.