Pastor's Sunday Letter

Each week, Fr. Jeff provides a Sunday Letter for to aid you in prayer and spiritual reflection. We invite you to read the most recent Sunday Letter by clicking the link below.


The Rite of Christian Initiation is the solemn process where non-baptized adults or baptized non-Catholics become fully initiated members of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

In the parish of Saint Barnabas, RCIA is an eight-month process beginning in September and ending on the Easter Vigil. Those who are Catechumens (non-baptized) in the RCIA will receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist on the Easter Vigil. This day is the most sacred day of their life.

Those who are enrolled in the RCIA meet weekly for a 60 minute lecture on the teachings of the Catholic Church that is presented by the RCIA ministry team and the priests of the parish.

Members in the RCIA are asked to attend certain Masses on Sundays in which they receive special blessings and will solemnly declare their intentions and profess the Catholic Faith.

Even though RCIA is the typical solemn process in which non-baptized adults become Catholics, this is not the absolute process. Certain obligations may prevent someone from regularly attending weekly meetings. This doesn’t mean that a person cannot be received into the Catholic Church. The parish is willing to accommodate to people’s obligations and circumstances.

If you want to be a Catholic please contact Father Jeff Yildirmaz, 516-785-0054 ext. 115.

Religious Education

Religious Education at St. Barnabas forms the heart, mind, and soul of the young people of Bellmore. For more information, visit our religious education page by clicking the link below.


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We are blessed to have in residence Father Sean Magaldi the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

The greatest calling a man could ever have from Christ is to serve Jesus as His Priest. However, knowing that you are called for such a service is not easy to be aware of nor is it as easy to follow. If you are discerning a vocation to the priesthood, please watch this video.

Below is the link for the Diocesan Website for Vocations.