The Mass is the source and summit of the Catholic faith. It is the absolute center and the heart of parish life here at St. Barnabas. The Mass is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who is offered on the altar to the Father for the forgiveness of our sins. The Mass is the same sacrifice that Jesus offered on the cross.
When we see the Consecrated Host raised by the hands of the priest we are truly looking at Jesus Christ! Not an image, nor a symbol but the real hidden face of Jesus Christ through the gift of faith.
For a Catholic, the Mass is the greatest daily gift that a soul can receive from God. It is in the Holy Mass in which we encounter Jesus Christ most intimately.
Monday – Friday 6:30, 9:00 AM
Saturday 8:00 AM, 4:30 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 5:00 PM
It is very common to be hesitant to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. Confessing your sins to anyone is not easy. Yet, God gives us the grace to help us to come to the sacrament of His Mercy.
If you want to go to confession but are afraid to go or if it has been many years since you have gone, just tell one of the priests of St. Barnabas that you are a friend of the Blessed Mother and he will help you. It is that simple. The priests of this parish know what a friend of the Blessed Mother means!
Please consider going to confession. By doing so you will receive the absolute mercy of Jesus Christ. All of your sins will be forgiven!
Weekdays after 9:00 AM Mass
Saturdays 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Sundays 8:15 – 8:45 AM
Adoration is the precious gift we have from Jesus to simply be with Him in His Presence in the Eucharist.
Years ago, a parishioner from a parish whose pastor is a canonized saint (St. John Vianney) once said “I am looking at the Good Lord, and the Good Lord is looking at me.”
Some people come and actually spend an hour with Him (Holy Hour). Some even spend hours with Jesus in the Eucharist. Others may only spend a few minutes with Him. Either way it is time well spent.
Please come and Adore Jesus! He wants to be with you!
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Tuesday 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Anointing of the Sick
By the sacrament of the anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1499).
The sacrament of the anointing of the sick is given for those who are dying or those who are seriously ill. It can be repeated again if the condition worsens or if the person recovers but becomes sick again.
One of the best acts of charity we can do is to encourage a loved one (a Catholic) who is seriously ill or is dying to receive the sacrament of the anointing of the sick.
In the event of an emergency, if you or a loved one need a priest for the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick please call 516-590-9981. You can call any time, day or night regardless of the time.
Many blessings on your engagement!
Couples who are engaged to be married and desire to be married in the Church of Saint Barnabas are required to meet with one of the priests of the parish.
Couples are required to enroll in Pre-Cana and complete FOCCUS. FOCCUS is an online tool that helps couples foster discussion on family goals, morals and religious values. FOCCUS takes place individually. Pre Cana is a marriage preparation that encompasses the understanding of the sacrament of marriage, morality, communication, and helps provide a strong spiritual foundation for the couple.
Couples are asked to bring a recent copy of their baptism certificate from the parish they were baptized within 6 months of their wedding date.
The precious gift of faith and family is what holds us together as Catholics. The Christian family is what we call the domestic church is held together by Christ who is the head.
Can a Catholic marry a non-Catholic?
Yes, with proper permission from the Bishop which the priest will petition for the couple.
Do you have to be from the parish of Saint Barnabas to be married here at St. Barnabas?
No. Catholics who are not from the parish can be married here at St. Barnabas.
What is the cost of the wedding?
The cost of a wedding at St. Barnabas is $675. This includes the cantor, organist, servers, and offering to the Church.
The day that a Catholic is baptized is considered the most sacred day of his life. A baptized child or adult becomes configured to Jesus Christ and truly becomes a child of God, an adopted son or daughter of God the Father.
When a child is baptized the stain of original sin is removed and the child would be completely united to Christ. Therefore, the Church asks parents to baptize their child as early as possible. Baptisms are generally held on Saturday at 11:30 AM or Sunday at 1:30 PM.
Parents who are having their first child baptized are asked to meet with a priest and enroll in a one-time baptism class. Please contact the rectory to schedule an appointment with a priest.
Adults who desire to be baptized should contact Father Jeff Yildirmaz 516-785-0054 ext 115. See RCIA for more information.