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ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY NEWS

ALL WOMEN OF THE PARISH ARE WELCOME!

All meetings start with the recitation of the Rosary.

Feb 4th at 1pm is the “Birthright BabyShower”Infant to toddler clothes are donated by our Rosarians and given to Birthright. Donations will be accepted for infants to 24 months including sizes 1T, 2T, and 3T. Please no toys, stuffed animals, or car seats.

SAVE THE DATE

St. Barnabas Rosary Altar Society is hosting their Annual Fish or Chicken and Chips Dinner. On Saturday, March 23, 2019 starting at 5pm. This dinner will be held in Fr. Brennan Hall. The cost is $20 for adults and $8 for children (under 10 years of age). There will be gift baskets and 50/50 raffles. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Flo Morbelli at 732- 269-1449.

Beginning Wednesday, January 8th, all those who ordered a Christmas Ornament that was displayed throughout the Christmas season, canpick up their ornament at the Church Office. The ornaments will only be given out at the Church Office.

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.

Respect Life Ministries invites all to participate in prayer for life at the 2019 Mass for Life, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. 9:30am Mass forLife at St. Mary’s Cathedral 151 North WarrenStreet, Trenton, NJ. Then process to the Rally for Life at 11:00am at the Statehouse Annex, 131 West State Street, Trenton. For questions or more information, please call Pete Fortunato at 908-670-9282.

The next Pre Cana that will be held here at St. Barnabas is scheduled for January 25th – 26th 2019 in Father Rucki Hall. Pre-registration is necessary. Go to the webpage of the Diocese of Trenton www.dioceseoftrenton.org – and look for the link to Family Life to register. Pre Cana must be completed well in advance of your wedding date.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Ocean County is a non-profit that works with the most vulnerable members of our community, abused and neglected children that reside in foster care. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help make sure these children have a voice to speak for them. Will you be that voice? No experience is necessary, they provide training and guidance. For more information, please contact Trudy Kemp at 732-797-0590 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you used envelopes and would like an accounting of your contributions, please call the Parish Office at extension 102 and leave your name and envelope number and a letter will be mailed to you.

Our next Baptism Preparation Class will take place on Tuesday, January 22. It is not necessary to wait until after the baby is born to attend the class. Most parents find it more convenient to attend before the birth of their child. Please call the Parish Office at ext. 100 to register.

The next 12 week training class for telephone volunteers for CONTACT (24-hour crisis intervention hotline) will begin on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 9:30pm in the Brick Township area once a week for 12 weeks. CONTACT, a free and confidential service, has been assisting with the need of individuals throughout the community since 1975, by providing a safe place for callers to talk about their problems with anonymity. For additional training information, please call theCONTACT office at 732-240-6104.

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.

 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

 

Amen. 

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. 

 

CLICK HERE for the Bishop's Letter in written form,

the Faith in our Future "Decisions"

and more on the entire Faith in our Future Process

 

UPDATE! 

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"!

Click HERE for more information

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