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The Weekend of September 29th and 30th we will be taking up a special collections for those affected by Hurricane Florence. The moneys will be sent to Catholic Charities of USA. Please be as generous as your means allows. Thank you!

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.

Our St. Barnabas St. Vincent de Paul Conference will be hosting the Friends of the Poor Walk On Saturday, September 29th, from 9am to 12 pm at Veteran’s Park in Bayville. This walk will raise awareness of the financial struggles faced by people in our local community to provide the basic necessities of life. Donations, through pledges, will provide money going directly to the St. Barnabas St Vincent de Paul Society to help meet these needs. There is no fee to participate in the walk. Light refreshments will be available at the Pavilion. For more information, please contact Deacon Bob at 732-269-2208, extension 312.

Our BATS High School Youth Ministry will be kicking off a new season with an outdoor Movie Night on Sunday, September 30th, at 6pm. All High Schools teens are welcome. BRING A FRIEND!

For more information for contact the Youth Ministry office at 732-269-2208, extension 127.

The Flu Season is fast approaching, be prepared! Erin Faljean, Pham D, Rph and her team from Toms River Walmart Pharmacy will be at Fr. Brennan Hall on Thursday, October 18th from 11am to 3pm. If you are in need of the flu, pneumonia, shingles or Tdap vaccines, contact the Parish Nurses office at 732-269- 2208 ext. 115 and leave your name and phone number.

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.

The St. Barnabas Knights of Columbus will be collecting donations for Pro-Life causes at all Masses on September 15th and 16th. They will be handing out plastic baby bottles when you exit the church. We ask that you please fill them with spare change/donations and return them back to church in two weeks, the weekend of September 29th and 30th. Thank you very much in advance for your generous support of this worthy cause. “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you.” Jeremiah 1:5

St. Barnabas Rosary Altar Society will be hosting a very special event on October 3rd – AREA WIDE LUNCHEON of Rosary Altar Societies. At 10:15am the recitation of the Rosary and 11am Mass. Lunch will follow at the Ramada Inn, Toms River. Cost of tickets is $40. Please make every effort to attend this Gala Event. For more information or tickets contact Flo Morbelli at 732-269-1449, or you can email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 “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

 

Amen. 

The 2019 Mass Book will open August 1st . This weekend, July 28/29 there will be an insert for Mass request in the bulletin. All requests must be made by mail – NO requests at the window – on the form that is in this week’s bulletin. There will be a limit of 2 Masses per family. Our Mass Book for 2018 is closed and we will be sending all Mass requests to the Mission Office or to the Retired Priests of the Diocese. Thank you for your understanding. 

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