Judge Walter Desmond Council of the Knights of Columbus #3449 will hold its 6th Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 29th at the St. Barnabas Basketball Courts from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Donations of any usable small, handy household appliances, clothes, toys, sports memorabilia, books, music instruments, gift certificates, or anything of value will be received beginning September 2nd. The Knights will be in the parking lot by the basketball courts following Mass on Sundays to receive your donations. Furniture and other heavy items will not be accepted. For further information, or to donate, please contact our Event Chairman, James Teahan, at (562) 221-3296.
HELLO FELLOW PARISHIONERS! ST. BARNABAS WILL HAVE A NEW ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS THAT WILL BEGIN REAL SOON!!!
Would you like to live your life with more purpose, peace, joy and love? Studying God’s Word, understanding the teachings of the Catholic Church, and deepening your relationship with Jesus is the key! You can do this by attending a new series one-hour classes for adults on the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church that will be led by our Parishioners: Darrell Stewart and Phil Reher.
Classes will be every TUESDAY EVENING at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room (upstairs left corner) of the Parish Center. Classes begin on October 2nd, 2018, so sign-up now! Go to this link:
To register for this bible study class, please sign-up with your contact information. Cost is $45.00/per family, so you can share… which covers the materials, workbooks, etc. You must be 18 years of age or older.
All are welcome on this life-changing journey of discovery of God’s loving plan for our earthly and eternal happiness! Please call Darrell Stewart @ 562-508-4863 if you have any questions. Pass this along to your friends and family. See you soon!
ST. BARNABAS PARISH CENTER
1130 MARSHALL PLACE
LONG BEACH, CA 90807
Father Michael Grieco (pronounced “Greek-o”)
I was born in May 1957 in New Jersey. My family moved to California in January 1959.
I was raised in Palos Verdes in St. John Fisher Parish. My family is among the founding members of the parish. My mother passed away in 2016. My father passed in 2006. I miss them very much.
I come from a family of six children. I attended public school in Palos Verdes, and graduated from Rolling Hills High School in 1975. I attended my freshman year of college at Cal State Dominguez Hills before entering St. John’s Seminary College in Camarillo in 1976. It was during my first year of college that I discovered my vocation to the priesthood. I graduated from the Seminary College in 1979 – from St. John’s Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1983. I was ordained to the Diaconate in 1982 and the Priesthood in June 1983. Last month I celebrated my 35th Ordination Anniversary.
As a priest, I have served at several parish throughout the diocese. My most recent assignments were at: St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Santa Clarita, St. Paschal Baylon in Thousand Oaks, and Holy Trinity Church, in San Pedro.
I enjoy preaching. My aim is to break open the Word of God to try and understand the message God has for us today. I try and take time to pray and reflect. I am blessed with a great Spiritual Director plus a Priest Support Group.
I am very lucky and have traveled much. My favorite destination is the Holy Land. I have taken several pilgrimage groups to Israel. Those trips have helped to bring the Sacred Scriptures alive.
I look forward to being your priest here at St. Barnabas.
SACRED HEART RETREAT HOUSE
September 7-9, 2018
The Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra is hosting a Women’s Silent Retreat from September 7th to 9th from Friday night at 6pm and ends Sunday at Noon. For info and reservations, please see the flyers posted on the Church bulletin boards. Limited spaces so book your spot now! Or you can contact Barbara at: 562-423-1278 or Eva at: 562-818-9541 for more info!!!