Sacraments

Baptism
Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments and the "door" which gives access to the other sacraments. Baptisms are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. There is a Baptismal Preparation Class which is held on the Wednesday before the 2nd Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel Meeting Room. This class is for parents and godparents are highly encouraged to attend as well. Please call the Parish Office to register for this class.
 
Eucharist
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. It is the sum and summary of our faith. The ritual, sacramental action of thanksgiving to God which constitutes the principal Christian liturgical celebration of and communion in the paschal mystery of Christ. The liturgical action called the Eucharist is also traditionally known as the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Here at St. Barnabas children receive Holy Communion in the 2nd grade.
 
Reconciliation
Reconciliation is the Sacramental celebration in which, through God's mercy and forgiveness, we are reconciled with God and also with the Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated each Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the Church or by appointment.
 
Sacrament of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick is administered by a priest to a baptized person who begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age, through prayer and the anointing of the body with the oil of the sick. The proper effects of the sacrament include a special grace of healing and comfort to the Christian who is suffering the infirmities of serious illness or old age, and the forgiving of the person's sins.
 
         
Marriage
The matrimonial covenant is a covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life. It is the consent by which the spouses mutually give and receive one another and is sealed by God himself. Couples planning to be married should contact the pastor at least 8 months to one year prior to the wedding. All couples are required to participate in a marriage preparation program
 
Confirmation
Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation into the Church, together with Baptism and Eucharist. Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or "confirm" the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church. The Confirmation program here at St. Barnabas is a 2 year program.  Please contact the Faith Formation Office for more information.
 
Holy Orders
The Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry by which the mission entrusted by Christ to His Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church through the laying on of hands.