Weekly Update 1-6-18

St. Barnabas Catholic Church was established in 1869 as a congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, and was received into the Roman Catholic Church as part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in 2013. The Sunday Mass is at 10:30 am, preceded by Confessions. Sunday Evensong is at 5:30 pm. Please visit our website at www.saintbarnabas.net for further information.
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SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY SCHEDULE
On Monday, January 8, the Chesterton Academy resumes classes and the time for weekday Mass returns to 8:45 am. Beginning on February 18, Low Mass will be celebrated each Sunday in the Lady Chapel at 8:30 am. Evensong will continue to be offered every Sunday at 5:30 pm.
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ADULT FORMATION RESUMES SUNDAY
The Adult Education class studying The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism resumes this Sunday at 9:30 am in the undercroft, when we will cover the first part of Chapter Six of the book, on the Church's social doctrine,
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BAPTISM NEXT SUNDAY
Next Sunday, immediately following the Parish Mass, Fiona Catherine Borseth, newborn daughter of Thomas and Hope Borseth, will be baptized. All parishioners and guests are invited to remain in the church after Mass for this joyous occasion.
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2018 PLEDGE ENVELOPES AND ORDO CALENDARS
Pledge envelopes and ordo calendars according to Divine Worship are now available for 2018 and can be found downstairs in the undercroft.
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MASS INTENTIONS FOR 2018
The highest form of intercessory prayer is the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the living and the dead. Catholics traditionally make an offering to have Masses said for the intentions of their living and deceased loved ones, as well as for other objects of prayers that are close to their hearts, including ones that are strictly private.  Masses for 2018 at St. Barnabas are currently available for intentions. The standard stipend for Masses in the Ordinariate is $10. Please contact Fr. Catania if you would like to request one or more intentions.
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WEEKLY EVENING MASS AND MONTHLY BOOK CLUB COMING SOON
A weekly evening Mass at 5:30 pm on Thursdays will be established in the coming weeks. A launch date will be announced shortly. St. Barnabas will also begin a monthly book discussion group, likely to meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm at the rectory. Details will be forthcoming.
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O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy Only
Begotten Son to the Gentiles: mercifully grant that we, who
know thee now by faith, may be led onward through this earthly
life, until we see the vision of thy heavenly glory; through the
same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world
without end. Amen.