The Parish Office and Adoration will be closed Thursday, November 22nd to Monday, November 26th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday for all business except emergencies. Adoration will reopen at 7:00am on Monday and the Office will reopen at 9:00am on Monday.
Free Income Tax preparation is available to anyone who needs help with filing their Federal and N J taxes with special attention given to seniors. Additional volunteers are needed to work in the program and to help in the preparation of electronically filed tax returns. Volunteers must attend approximately 3 days of training during December and 10 days during January, from 9am to 2pm. All classes are held at St. Mary’s of the Pine on McKinley Blvd in Manahawkin. Volunteers are required to be able, at least, one half-day beginning February 1 to April 15, 2019. This is an AARP program in cooperation with the IRS and NJ Division of Taxation. If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING or need more information; please call Pat DiFilippo at 609-294-0730.
The KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #8603 will host Breakfast and Pictures with Santa on Sunday, December 2nd from 8am to 12 Noon in Father Brennan Hall. All are welcome!
The next general meeting for Rosary Altar Society will be Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 1pm in Fr. Brennan Hall, “Mystery Gift Auction”.
Please join us on Sunday, November 25th at 2:00 pm in Fr. Brennan Hall along with other parish families to make your own Advent Wreath. There is no cost. Please call Terry at ext. 120 by November 19th so that we can make sure that we order enough supplies for everyone.
The Bereavement Support Group provides a safe environment for the bereaved. Small, intimate groups provide a safe space to share the pain of the loss of a loved one. The six week program will be on Wednesday, October 10th at 1:30pm in the Meeting Room, next to Brennan Hall. There is also an evening class at 7pm in the Meeting Room starting on Tuesday, October 9th. The sessions focus on personal recovery and growth after a loss. We urge you to attend six sessions for maximum benefit. For further information or to register, please call Terry 732-269-2208, extension 120
The Open Door Prayer Group is sponsoring the public square requested by Our Lady. Meet with us for the 5th Annual Public Square Rosary Crusade to be held at St. Barnabas Church, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 12 noon. All are invited to attend. There will be over 21, 000 rallies taking place across the USA on that date and time. Please join us in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for peace in the world and family life. The quote from our lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917 is “Finally, my Immaculate Heart will triumph”.
Mark your calendar, on Wednesday, October 10th from 1 – 2:30, for a special event for our CVCJ Volunteers, those who we serve, and everyone who is interested in learning about free services provided by CVCJ and more than 20 organizations and agencies available to our Ocean County residents. The event will be held at: St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish Hall, 137 St. Maximilian Lane, Toms River. There is no charge, but please let us know you will attend by calling 732-505-2273.
Altar servers training will be Tuesdays, October 2nd, 9th and 16th from 7pm – 8pm in the church. You must be a parishioner who has received their First Holy Communion and attend ALL 3 training sessions. For more information, call Tim or Dawn at 732-237-0791.
We are pleased to announce that on the second Sunday of the month at the 10:30am Mass, we will be offering the Children’s Liturgy of the Word program here at St.Barnabas!
The Liturgy of the Word for Children is an opportunity for children attending the regular Sunday 10:30am Mass (age Kindergarten through fourth grade) to share the Sunday readings, the Profession of Faith, a Reflection, and General intercessions on their level.
The children proceed to our Chapel after the Opening Prayer and return to the Assembly before the Offertory. Parents are welcome to go with their children to the Chapel.
The Liturgy of the Word for Children will be facilitated byour Children’s Liturgy team. The next Children’s Liturgyof the word will take place on September 9th. All are welcome.
We hope that our families will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to help our children develop a better understanding of our scriptures.
Please call Donna Antonowicz at 732-505-8211 for more information.
“A Christmas Remembrance” In our Religious Article Store, we have a specially made Christmas ornament containing a white feather and a beautiful verse expressing our remembrance of our loved one. These ornaments will be hung on the Christmas tree above the Nativity scene in Church. After Christmas, you may come to pick up the ornament and use it again each year on your Christmas tree at home. The cost of the ornament is $15.00 and because they are specially made, no orders will be taken after November 25th . The ornament is presently on display in the glass showcase across from the Religious Article Store. Order forms are in the store and orders are now being taken.
O God, our Creator, all life is in your hands from conception until death. Help us to cherish our children and to reverence the awesome privilege of our share in creation. May all people live and die in dignity and love. Bless all those who defend the rights of the unborn, the handicapped and the aged. Enlighten and be merciful toward those who fail to love, and give them peace. Let freedom be tempered by responsibility, integrity and morality. We ask this through Christ the Lord
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!
The Hour of Power
The Most Powerful gesture you can give and receive.
Become an Adorer of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
One Holy Hour, You and Jesus..Simple.."THE HOUR of POWER"!
Have the Honor of being an Adorer, please call 732-269-2208, ext.313 and leave a message.
***Winter is a particularly challenging time for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our Chapel, not only due to weather, but also because many of our Adorers are snowbirds. It is a time when we heavily depend on substitutes to cover open hours. Please consider being one of our substitutes, even if it is for a short time. All efforts are greatly appreciated. Eucharist Adoration at St. Barnabas takes place in the Chapel Mon-Fri 7am-7pm & Sat.-Sun. 7am-Noon.
If you would like to the Honor of being an Adorer for one of the open hours listed below, or to be added to our Substitute List, call 732-269-2208 X313 and leave a message.
Holy Hours presently in need of an Adorer are:
Wednesday: Noon to 1pm
Friday: Noon to 1pm & 5pm to 6pm
Sunday: 9am to 10am
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