On the 10th of June, 2018, our Bishop, Steven Lopes, came to Saint Barnabas to celebrate Saint Barnabas Day. He did two other things, as well: recognized Saint Barnabas as an official parish and assigning Father Jason Catania as its official pastor. Large celebrations were had after Mass in the morning and in the evening.
Click on a link below to see an album of a particular part of this Mass.
The blessing of the bell named Leo, for Pope St. Leo I.
Photos of the first communion of Grace Borseth, Violet Fritts, and Noah Sadowski.
Sunday, August 20th was the day of the first Mass of the school year for Chesterton Academy of Omaha. More information about the Chesterton Academy can be found here.
Our Corpus Christi procession in 2017 went from St. Barnabas up to the front door of the Joselyn Castle here in Omaha.
Our first Easter with Father Catania; not our first Easter Egg Hunt over at Joselyn Castle!
In 1915, when the present church was first built, a temporary ceiling was built in the nave just below the peak of the roof. A hundred years later, during what was supposed to be a fairly quick repainting of the nave, this temporary ceiling was found in poor shape, almost ready to collapse. This discovery resulted in a six-month-long renovation project where the old ceiling was removed, a new one put in all the way to the peak, and a new tile floor will also be put in during Easter 2017. Here is the project so far.
On All Souls' Day, the day after All Saints' Day, we have Masses to pray for the salvation of those who have died, particularly in the parish, as St. Paul asks us (c.f. 1 Timothy 2:1). The altar - and the priest - are dressed accordingly.