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Going away party – Sandy Komine

On behalf of Bob and Peggy Kalowes and Sandy’s entire Family… they would like to invite you to a going away party for our awesome, long-time Parishioner, Sandy Komine. She has done great things for our Parish of St. Barnabas for many, many years! She has also relocated, but we will still see her from time to time!
LOCATION: Bob & Peggy Kalowes’ Home
                    3510 Myrtle Avenue
                    Long Beach, CA 90807
It is “POTLUCK” style so just bring anything, big or small, that you would like to share! No need to let us know what you’ll be bringing… JUST COME JOIN US!
Hope to see some of you there! Any questions, please email Bob at:
From: The Kalowes’

Welcome Father Michael Grieco

Father Michael Grieco  (pronounced “Greek-o”)

Fr GriecoI 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.


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!!!


First Five Years

newlyweds101-bannerHave you been married for less than 5 years?  Then we have a deal for you!

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has developed a Marriage Enrichment Program, Living the Promise: The First 5 years. This program is available to all parishes in the archdiocese to assist young couples in developing concepts, techniques and tools to strengthen the bond of a sacramental marriage and to develop a community of like-minded couples. The Office of Family life has been working on the program for a year and the team of presenters are ready to go live!

Please join us on two Saturdays, June 2 and June 9 from 9-3 HERE at St. Barnabas Parish, lunch included. To make a reservation please email Give your first and last names, an email address, a phone number, and your wedding anniversary date. . Please state that you want to attend the Marriage Enrichment Program. If you cannot make it both Saturdays, come to one. Hope to see you there. (This program is offered at no charge and limited to 30 couples,)

Fingerprinting Session

We are hosting Fingerprinting Session at our Church on: Thurs. April 5th
All clergy, paid parish/school personnel and volunteers who work regularly in a supervisory role with children or youth must be fingerprinted.  For more information about this policy, call the Archdiocese of Los Angeles us at: (213) 637-7411. If you would like to sign up for fingerprinting, please call the Parish Office at 562-424-8595 or email us at: to book your appointment time.

Holy Week Schedule 2018

Holy week

7:30-8:30 am – Rosary & Morning Prayer
7:00 pm – Mass of the Last Supper
8:30 pm – Eucharistic Procession & Prayer Vigil
11:50 pm – Night prayer & Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament

7:30-8:30 am – Rosary & Morning Prayer
11:30 am – Stations of the Cross
12:00 Noon – Good Friday Liturgy
5:00 pm – Good Friday Liturgy
7:00 pm – Re-enactment of Lord’s Passion

7:30-8:30 am – Rosary & Morning Prayer
7:30 pm – Easter Vigil Mass

Mass Times: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am, 12:30 pm.

*NO 5:30 PM MASS