Message from Monsignor Tony
Greetings from Saint Barnabas Catholic Church! We welcome you anytime to our church and school. St. Barnabas is based on the sharing of our gifts from God called stewardship. As a Catholic people, we are called to be hospitable, to be people of prayer especially at Mass. In addition to all of this we try to serve God in mind, body, and spirit. Our faith life is also centered on the helping of the poor, those less fortunate than ourselves. Saint Barnabas was a preacher of the Gospel who spent time evangelizing and converting people to Christianity. Since 1965 we have been doing the same here on the south-side of Indianapolis. Come join us and be part of the work of God being done in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Saint Barnabas parishioner, Jerry Matthews, will be ordained a permanent
deacon for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, June 24.The parish is invited to celebrate with Jerry and his wife, Cathy, on Sunday, June 25. There will be a coffee and donuts reception in the hall after the 9:00 Mass. A larger reception with refreshments will be held after the 11:00 Mass. Please join us to congratulate Jerry and celebrate with them!
Our St. Anthony Holy Trinity pantry is really bare!!
There is NO peanut butter, NO jelly, NO pasta sauce and just a couple boxes of spaghetti. NO cereal, NO tuna, NO bread and just a couple cans of fruit. We still have plenty of green beans, corn and most other vegetables. Also needed is shampoo, shaving cream, razors, toothpaste, deodorant. Bread can be dropped off in the Faith Formation Office. The need has increased at a fast pace and we can't supply the demand. Please drop off donations inside the main entrance to Church. Thank you for your generosity! Please help us now - and remember us when you are out shopping! God said to feed the hungry!!
“Fortnight for Freedom” Began Wednesday, June 21 The annual “Fortnight for Freedom” event sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will take place in dioceses throughout the country from June 21st to July 4th. The purpose of the “Fortnight’ is to bring awareness to all Catholics and people of faith of the current threats to Religious Freedom and of our need to stand in solidarity in defense of Religious
beliefs in our country and throughout the world. The theme for this year’s annual Fortnight event is “Freedom for Mission”.
The timing of the “Fortnight” is particularly significant for the Catholic Church as it incorporates the feast days of courageous historical figures such as Saints Peter and Paul, as well as Saints John Fisher and Thomas More all of whom were willing to die for their faith in God. In fact, Saint Thomas More's last words, “I die the King’s loyal servant, but God’s first,” have continue to resonate for Catholics throughout the centuries.
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