Our Parish Office Hours have gone back to the normal hours of
Monday thru Thursday from 9am to 4pm and
Fridays from 9am to 3pm.
Adoration will also be open all day on Friday.
BAM! BATs AND DRIFT NEWS
Our Open House will take place on Thursday, September 26th from 6pm – 8pm.
ALL MIDDLE SCHOOLERS ARE WELSOME!!
BATs will be kicking off their new year with a MOVIE NIGHT on Sunday, September 29th from 6pm – 8pm.
ALL HIGH SCHOOL TEENS ARE WELCOME!!
Our Young Adults program will be going “Ax Throwing” at Down the Hatch on Thursday,September 19th. For more information call our Young Adult line at 732-269-2208, extension 127.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
A general meeting of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be Monday, September 23 at 7pm in the Meeting Room of the Parish Spiritual Center. We invite you to share in our Ministry of serving God in serving people living in poverty. Please join us for fellowship and refreshments, we would love to welcome you into our Ministry. We see Christ in the poor because Jesus told us “whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters you do for me.” St. Vincent de Paul always welcomes new volunteers!
+ EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MINISTRY +
Eucharistic Adoration is in great need of Adorers:
Sunday 9am – 10am
Monday 1 pm – 2pm
Please text or call Cathy Kaulfers at 732-644-0947.
2020 MASS BOOK
The 2020 Mass Book will open August 1st. All requests must be made by MAIL ONLY on the form, which you can get on our website. NO requests at the window. There will be a limit of 2 Masses per family. We still have some daily masses for Our Mass Book for 2019. Thank you for your understanding.
All couples celebrating their 1st, 25th or 50 or more wedding anniversary during the 2019 calendar year are invited to gather with family and friends to share the Eucharist, renew your sacred wedding vows, and receive Bishop O’Connell’s Episcopal Blessings. Couples fromOcean and Monmouth Counties may attend the Sunday, October 6, 2019 Mass and Blessing at 3pm at the Co-Catherdral of St. Robert Bellarmine in Freehold. Couples must register through their home parish; registration opens July 1 and will be available until September 15, 2019.
ST. BARNABAS CELEBRATES BACH-TOBER ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 2:00PM IN THE MAIN CHURCH!
ENJOY MUSIC OF CLASSICAL AND CURRENT DAY COMPOSERS!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is always looking for new members to join us. If you knit and/or crochet and would like to join our ministry, we would love to have you join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P. M. We meet in the meeting room by Brennan Hall.
If you know someone in need of a prayer shawl, you can pick one up from the Parish Nursing Office on Thursday mornings from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The Nursing Office is also located by Brennan Hall.
If you or someone you know has an abundance of yarn that is not being used, know we graciously accept all yarn donations. Please call Sue Pryll at 732-286-0401 to arrange a pick up or drop off.
We have three prayer groups that meet each week. Tuesdays our Spanish Prayer Group meets at 7:00pm in Father Brennan Hall. Tuesdays the Contemplative Prayer Group meets at 7:00pm in the Chapel. Thursdays the Open Door Prayer Group meets at 7:30pm in the Chapel. All are welcome to join.
Our Gift Store is open on Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm and Fridays from 9 am to 12 pm. They are also open around the Mass schedule on the weekends. They have many lovely gifts to choose from including handmade 1st Communion veils, books, bibles, crosses, medals, statues, etc. Stop by and browse to see what they offer. All are welcome!
Our Religious Education program is looking for volunteers to be Teachers, Aides, and Hall Monitors, as well as help serve our Whole Community Catechesis Family meals. If you are interested or need more information please contact Mary at extension 128, or Stephanie at extension 132.
Shop Rite Gift Cards are available at the gift store and in the vestibule of the Church after all weekend Masses. ** St. Barnabas will earn a 5% profit for every card we sell. These funds will be used to lower our outstanding debts. Thank you for support!
Faith in Our Future is a process through which the Diocese of Trenton, its parishes and ministries, will plan to meet challenges and respond to new opportunities for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ for years to come.
Faith in the Future Progress Report: The Cohort Team has just completed its first report to the Bishop’s Commission. Three of the Bishop’s directives were chosen to be worked on. 1. Study the needs of the Hispanic Community within the Cohort and work towards a center for the Hispanics in Southern Ocean County. 2. Identify ministries in each parish, identify their strengths and weaknesses and seek ways that can strengthen each Ministry. 3. Establish regular meetings between leadership groups such as Pastoral Councils, Business Administrators, Youth Directors, facility managers, etc. to collaborate in ministry whenever possible. All three directives will be active during our next year of promoting the Faith in our Future program. It’s a wonderful program and with all the parishioners in the various cohorts participating, it will make a difference in all of our lives. Please continue to pray for the implementation team and its success!