Year of the Rosary

blessed-mother-and-rosaryHAPPY NEW YEAR!
Pope Francis declared the 2016 Liturgical Year “The Year of Mercy,” and all Catholics embraced this theme in their worship and activities. This year, Fr. Antony, and the Pastoral Council, invite all St. Barnabas parishioners to place our focus on one of the most beautiful gifts of our faith, the Rosary. Our “Year of the Rosary” will begin on January 1, 2017 and will conclude on December 31, 2017. We will focus on strengthening our worship and prayer activities, spiritual talks, and events throughout 2017. We invite all of you to bring your rosaries for a special blessing on the New Year’s Eve and Day Masses, and thus begin the Year of the Rosary in a solemn way.

HOW TO GET INVOVLED In celebration of the “Year of Mercy”, several activities are in planning stages. Our parish has many of our ministries involved in building a committee to bring these activities to life. If you have a strong love for the rosary, or are feeling called to bring yourself in to more community with our parish, please consider joining this group. Please contact the parish office for more information.

ROSARY LEADERS NEEDED Beginning in February, our parish will begin praying the rosary before Mass on weekends. Already a tradition in our daily masses, we are seeking individuals and families who would lead our church in a rosary 25 minutes prior to each of our Saturday vigil and Sunday masses. Sign up folders are located in the church entrances, or you can contact the parish office.

FR. GEORGE SHARES WITH US THE ROSARY On Sunday, January 22 at 4:00pm, Fr. George Reynolds, former Associate Pastor of St. Barnabas Church, will return to give a talk on the foundation of the rosary, guiding our hearts to praying this beautiful gift from our Blessed Mother. If you are looking to learn more about why we pray the rosary, how to pray it, or even wish to deepen your knowledge of the rosary this is the perfect start to our year long journey through the mysteries and beauty of the rosary. Following Fr. George’s talk, we will continue with praying a rosary together, and conclude with our regularly scheduled 5:30pm Mass. This is sure to be a great evening no one will want to miss! Year