Ministries/Organizations

ADORATION COORDINATORS
This special ministry provides our parish with an opportunity to spend time in  prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. During the First Friday of the month from 8:30am-7:00pm, this group prepares a day full of prayer and various devotions to Our Lord.
Schedule: First Friday Eucharistic Adoration Schedule
Charito Salas: (562) 490-9853
Faye Rivera: (562) 424-5366

ALTAR SERVERS    WEBPAGE
This ministry is open to all children in our parish, 4th grade and older. The ministry is a vital part of our mass celebrations and is a wonderful introduction for our youth in serving their parish community.  Silvia Gaytan: (562) 477-2143

BAPTISMS WEBPAGE  Infant Baptism Inquiries, e-mail: baptism@stbarnabaslb.org

BASEBALL LEAGUE FOR YOUTH  INFO  Joe & Ceci Fletes: (562) 409-4696 ; joefletes@msn.com

BIBLE STUDY  WEBPAGE  Fr. Bernard Santiago: sanbernashs@hotmail.com

BOY SCOUTS PACK 32/CUB SCOUTS
Laura Moller-Leon: (562) 726-4894 ; pack32longbeach@gmail.com

BULLETIN TEAM / SOCIAL MEDIA / WEBSITE
This group provides us with all of the information and events happening in our parish. This team works each week to gather the news and put it together for us in our parish’s publication.  Editor – Joyce Kaiser: (562) 424-8595 (Parish Office) ; sbjoyce@yahoo.com      Co-Editor – Olivia Baylen: church@stbarnabaslb.org

Social Media (Facebook/Instagram/YouTube): Olivia Baylen: church@stbarnabaslb.org

CANA MARRIAGE RENEWAL MOVEMENT  Bernie Matute: (562) 326-3065 ; bhmatute@yahoo.com

CATHOLIC CHARITIES  WEBPAGE
Michelle Gustillo-Smithson (310) 344-7862

CENACLE MARIAN MOVEMENT
Our cenacle is a Rosary group that belongs to the Marian Movement of Priests. We pray for our priests, families and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart, meeting every Tuesday.
Annie Pallivathukal: (562) 492-9587

COFFEE AND DONUTS
Possibly the yummiest ministry for our sweet-tooth parishioners and guests. This group provides hospitality with a hot cup of coffee and a warm environment to meet our church family every Sunday following the morning masses.  Bill Mueller: (562) 480-8002 ; muellerwr@aol.com

CONFIRMATION FOR YOUTH      Webpage
Religious Education Ministries (562) 988-6855 ; Emmanuel Magallanes: (213) 948-7762 (cell/text) ; confirmation@stbarnabaslb.org

COUPLES FOR CHRIST     This is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. It is an association of Christian couples who have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another, so that they may grow into maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising up their families under the lordship of Jesus Christ. CFC is a work of Christ which raised up Christian couples and establishes Christian families committed to the work of evangelization and winning the world for Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Roy & Faye Rivera: (562) 424-5366 ; tanza_1058@yahoo.com

GIRL SCOUTS TROOP #4283  Jessica Cardenas: (562) 972-7945 ; jcwillowtree@aol.com

DIVINE MERCY APOSTOLATE
This group, understanding the need for mercy in our lives, meets every weekday following morning mass. Dedicatedly praying for all of humanity the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Itima Eteaki: (562) 424-8595 (Parish Office)

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION (CHURCH)
A large and vital ministry for our parish., this group feeds God’s people, daily providing the true nourishment our lives’ need. Ministers receive spiritual, theological, and practical preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence.
Samanth Christi: (562) 521-4040 ; eucharisticministrylb@gmail.com

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION (FOR THE SICK)
Serving local convalescent homes, every Sunday this group brings and serves communion to the shut-ins and sick. Their mission is not only offering communion to those who can’t celebrate mass with us, but to also bring the Church and the healing blessing of Our Lord.
Helen Cajayon: (562) 290-2019 ; azcajayon@yahoo.com

FILIPINO AMERICAN ASSOCIATION    WEBPAGE
Formed in 1999, this group has actively raised funds to restore beauty and add many useful tools to benefit our church community. Its purpose is to promote deeper Catholic Christian values among the parishioners of St. Barnabas through service and support to the Church and through fellowship in the community.
Dr. Gene R. Lowther: (562) 427-1386 ; glowther@aol.com

FINANCE COUNCIL
The purpose of this ministry is to advise the pastor in the administration of church goods consists of taking care that all assets that have been lawfully acquired are preserved and used for the purpose for which they were given. Also, keep the financial administration of the parish in harmony with the mission of the church.
Espi Garcia: (562) 426-6897

HEALTHCARE COMMITTEE   Sahlee Balajadia: (562) 233-5907 ; sahlee_balajadia@yahoo.com

HOLY NAME SOCIETY
This ministry promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior through helping those in need.
Bob Frazier: (562) 843-5824  ; bob@vaporkote.com

I.T. RESOURCE TEAM     
David Ameho: (562)253-3644 ; dcandy26@gmail.com

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (Council #3449)
Formed in the 1880’s as a means of financial aid to Catholic men and their families through their top rated insurance program. Over the years the Knights have evolved into the largest men’s charity organization in the world. Through their social events the Knights have contributed millions of hours and dollars to a broad variety of charities around the globe. The Judge Walter Desmond Council, #3449 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Barnabas Church enjoy active participation of approximately 100 members along with their wives.                                                                                                                                Grand Knight, Joe Ahle: (562) 708-6542 ; jahle65280@aol.com

LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION
The Landscape Beautiful Committee was formed about two years ago to bring back to life church grounds that had fallen on neglected times because of budgetary cuts. A major revision was accomplished in front of the church and future changes are planned for in front of the Rectory, around the Parish Hall and in the church parking lot. All of the work and materials have been donated by volunteers. The Committee has a need for volunteers to re-do certain areas around the church and continue to maintain those areas.
Robert Kalowes: (562) 225-1946 ; bobkalowes@hotmail.com

LECTORS
With a clear voice and beautiful heart, our lectors give life to the words of Our Lord. By their work in our Mass, we hear the truth and the light of God’s word pronounced with joy. Each day, this ministry provides us with an audible example of the love of our Lord. We are actively seeking additional lectors to assist with our new and existing mass schedule.
Marina Cuico: (562) 254-8133 ; marinacuico@gmail.com

LEGION OF MARY
As a part of St. Barnabas for more than 60 years, this powerful ministry. Dedicated to performing spiritual works under the direction of the Pastor such as visits to the elderly, homebound, hospital patients, and nursing homes. They also evangelize fallen away Catholics and reciting the Rosary at funerals.
Barbara Florida (562) 423-1278 ; aprayer4u@icloud.com

LITURGICAL MUSIC
From traditional to contemporary and folk, we have a wide variety of musical talents enjoyed by our parish community. Just as “one who sings, prays twice”, our music ministry share their joy and love of Our Lord with us at each mass. While we are blessed with wonderful singers and musicians, there is still a need for more. We welcome any person who wishes to add their voice and or musical talent to our liturgy.
Coordinator – Joseph Pham: 562-505-4275 ; josephlpham@yahoo.com

CANA Choir – Bernie Matute (562) 326-3065
Folk Choir – Marie Adamos  (562) 537-8490
Holy Family Choir – Cynthia Tan – (310) 748-9688
Piano and Vocal – Alexander Blanco (562) 704-4064
Psallein Choir – Bernard Biscocho (562) 208-1809                                                                       St. Anthony’s Choir – Cora Tenza (951) 312-5984 (Weekday Mass)
St. Cecilia’s Women and Men’s Choir – Joseph Pham (562) 505-4275
St. Francis Phil-Am Choir – Ting Violago (562) 547-3068                                                      Youth Choir

MINISTRY OF CONSOLATION (BEREAVEMENT)   Terri Furlow: (562) 427-8048 ; terrigrma8@gmail.com

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP NOVENA
A devotion dated to the 14th century when the image after having been stolen by a merchant was enshrined at the church of St. Matthew, the apostle, on March 27, 1499. The same day a miracle occurred: a man’s arm, crippled beyond use, was completely restored. Henceforth devotees around the world have received miracles of healing of and answer to their prayers.
This ministry prepares a weekly novena and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which also now includes a weekly mass on Wednesday evenings. On 1st Wednesdays, a healing mass is celebrated and all the sick will be anointed with Holy Oils. Petitions of needs and thanksgiving are offered. Consider this ministry for developing your spiritual life through this devotion.
Armando Pablo: (562) 631-6361 ; mtpablo@gmail.com / Gigi R. Laluan: (562) 427-4054 ; lalgigi143@gmail.com / Senior Deacon Carlito de los Reyes: (562) 423-4140 (retired) ; charose42@sbcglobal.net

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
This ministry is focused on providing spiritual, emotional, and life skill support to woman who face challenges in their life due to various circumstances
Tricia J: (303) 803-0287

PASTORAL COUNCIL
Their purpose is to investigate pastoral matters, consider them thoroughly, and propose practical conclusions about them, with final decisions made by the pastor. The members of this group represent the diverse climate of our parish community and are parishioners noted for their faith, good morals and prudence.
Darrell Stewart: (562) 424-8982 ; dstew40@gmail.com

PLANNING AND BUILDING TEAM
The newest of our ministries, this group was formed to address and correct issues facing the structure of our church. After identifying and analyzing potential projects, they began working through them in order of immediate need. This team is always seeking willing hands and support
Sean Farragher: (562) 533-6444

PRAYER CHAIN / LIST
Call the Parish Office (562) 424-8595 or E-mail: church@stbarnabaslb.org to add names to our Prayer List, featured in the weekly bulletin.

PROJECT ACHIEVE   WEBPAGE
This ministry feeds and lifts the spirits of the residents of this shelter owned by Catholic Charities that assists approximately 60 homeless and displaced people at a time. The shelter aids residents in establishing employment, hosts recovery programs, and helps secure permanent housing. They welcome anyone who would like to assist in feeding people during their scheduled services and donations are always appreciated.
Michelle Gustilo-Smithson: (310) 344-7862 ; rtribe@verizon.net

R.C.I.A. / ADULT SACRAMENT PREP  Webpage
RCIA is for adults (age 18 and up) who are wishing to join our Catholic Faith, or are in need of completing their Sacraments – Communion, Confirmation, Reconciliation, or having your marriage blessed in the Church. Everyone is welcome to grow in the knowledge and Faith. Religious Education Ministries (562) 988-6855

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION   Webpage

RESPECT LIFE  Webpage
Robert Kalowes (562) 426-3781 ; bobkalowes@hotmail.com

ROSARY MINISTRY
Paula Strickland: (562) 424-4853
Mabel Felix: (562) 852-7116

SACRISTANS
The role of a sacristan in the life of the parish is active and involves a good amount of creativity, organizational skills and diplomacy. Sacristans are responsible for preparing the Church for the Sacrifice of the Mass. They must work with all in ministry to ensure that there are altar servers, extraordinary ministers, lectors and ushers, and they must be able to fill in for any of these ministries. They must be alert and vigilant for any problems that could occur during the course of the Mass. They must keep God’s house in order. It is a challenging, but rewarding ministry to know that all has gone well during their watch.
Geraldine Johnston: (562) 498-8187 ; jetngerry@msn.com

SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN & YOUTH
This ministry plays a crucial role in assuring that the safeguard initiatives found in the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People have been made a priority in our parish and school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and that the Archdiocesan safe environment programs, policies and procedures are being implemented throughout the parish/school and its community.
Please call Elizabeth Cantu (310) 292-1519 ; lizcan2@gmail.com

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
David Zanatta: (562) 244-7644 ; davidzanatta@jcaresources.com

USHERS & GREETERS
Their mission is to provide general care of our worship space and create an environment where all feel welcome. They provide assistance to our fellow parishioners and visitors by greeting them with a warm welcome, opening doors, assisting with seating, collecting the gifts of our community, handing out bulletins and providing any other assistance requested by our Church community.
Darrell Stewart: (562) 424-8982 ; dstew40@gmail.com

WEDDING COORDINATOR
Deb Ryan (562) 209-2458 ; dryandesign@yahoo.com

Wedding Inquiries, please fill up 1st page of this packet: Preliminary Wedding Inquiry Packet-fillable and E-mail it back to: church@stbarnabaslb.org

YOUTH MINISTRY “ACTS: 29”
Rose Lucero: (213) 949-9507 (cell/text) ; youthministry@stbarnabaslb.org

WORSHIP ENVIRONMENT
This ministry works daily in the quiet hours of our Church, putting together beautiful arrangements and putting forth a gorgeous setting. Though you may not witness their time and offering, you do see the fruits of their labor each time you enter our Church.
Itima & Marilyn Eteaki: (562) 424-8595 (Parish Office) ; church@stbarnabaslb.org