The Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
ST. BARNABAS THE APOSTLE Please insert good news
Monday, August 23 - St. Rose of Lima
8:00 a.m. Ginny Kopf and Family
Tuesday, August 24 - St. Bartholomew
7:00 p.m. Mary Farrell
Wednesday, August 25 - St. Louis of France
8:00 a.m. Sister Michaleen and Family
Thursday, August 26
8:00 a.m. W.M.A. Rokita
Friday, August 27 - St. Monica
8:00 a.m. Tim Short
Saturday, August 28 - St. Augustine
8:00 a.m. Special Intention
5:00 p.m. Father R. Liermann
Sunday, August 29
8:00 a.m. Donald Pieper
11:00 a.m. People of the Parish
FIRST: St. Vincent de Paul 7:00 p.m.
SECOND: CYC 7:00 p.m.
FOURTH: CYC 7:00 p.m.
EVERY: Mass and Devotions 7:00 p.m.
EVERY: Quilters 8:45 a.m.
EVERY: PSR 6:30 p.m.
EVERY: Evening Quilters 6:30 p.m.
FIRST: Holy Name Society 7:30p.m.
SECOND: Ladies Guild 7:00 p.m.
THIRD: Over 50 Club 7:00 p.m.
FIRST: Adoration All Day
Masses 8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
FIRST: Mass and Rosary 8:00 a.m.
SECOND: Pancake Breakfast 7:00-11:00 a.m.
THIRD: Coffee and Donuts After Masses
Pro-Life (Every other month) 9:00 a.m.
August 22, 2010
LOOKING GOOD OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Don’t you love it when the underdog wins? When the Cardinals beat St. Barnabas Parish came into existence in
the Yankees for the championship or the Blues beat the Redwings, or 1961. At that time Parishioners of Assump-
the Rams beat anyone? Even when I watch a game with no St. Louis tion Parish, who lived in the north end of
teams playing, I still like to root for the underdog. That is what I like O’Fallon, were asked to start a new Parish
about today’s Gospel: the last will be first and the first will be last. and St. Barnabas the Apostle Parish was
Some say that Jesus was referring to the Jews, God’s chosen people born!
whom Jesus called first to be His disciples. When they rejected Him, As a Parish Family, during 2011, we would
the call went out to the Gentiles, who became followers. Or perhaps in like to honor those families who worked so
Jesus’ time, He was talking about the leaders of the Jews, such as the hard and gave so much to establish our Parish and to all who have
scribes and Pharisees. These refused to follow Jesus, while ordinary given so much during the last 50 years to make St. Barnabas the won-
Jews who did not feel threatened by Jesus’ teaching became disciples. derful spiritual home that it is today.
In a way, you can understand why the leaders rejected Jesus. They Next weekend, you will be asked to share some of your time and talent
made a nice living out of the offerings made by ordinary Jews. As long to make our 50th Anniversary year memorable and special. We have
as they could decide who would enter the Temple, they had a nice lots of ideas and are asking you to share your thoughts with us, as well
income flow. They were smart enough to include the poor, by asking as help implement them throughout the year. The celebration will last
them for smaller offerings. And who could argue with them? They all year with special events each month culminating with Archbishop
work for God. How dare Jesus say that they would be cast out, while Carlson celebrating Mass with us in November 2011. Hopefully, eve-
people from the rest of the world enter the Kingdom of God! ryone can find something fun and interesting to participate in, whether
And how about us? Remember that the Gospel was not written for non it is a dinner gala, Parade float, a special St. Barnabas Day or any num-
believers. Are we threatened by Jesus’ message? Just as the scribes and ber of other occasions that we will celebrate together. Please consider
Pharisees considered themselves important in God’s eyes because of this week how you would like to help and sign one of our forms next
their office, do we consider ourselves “saved” because we call our- weekend in the vestibule of church. Anniversary Committee members
selves Christians? Do we respect all people, or just the ones we like? will be available following each of the Masses to answer any questions
Are we generous to the poor, or just to our friends? Do we give good you may have regarding the various committees.
example to the people we work with? Do we follow our consciences or
do we follow the crowd? Entry into the kingdom of God is not a fash- ST. BARNABAS CYC INVITES YOU!
ion statement. We don’t get there by looking good. We are invited by Calling all high school teens. Are you looking for something fun to do
Jesus to be last on earth so we can be first in the kingdom. now that school has started? You are invited to join us for our meeting
this Monday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the building (‘the shed’) be-
hind church. Call Bren at 544.1086 or Sharon at 980.8053 for details.
PSR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration for religion classes for children who attend public
MEN’S CLUB BBQ
school will be Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the
All men of the Parish are invited to a BBQ hosted by the Men’s Club
Parish Hall. Parents must attend to register their children for
of the Parish on Thursday, September 2, 2010. Doors open at 6:00
class. p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Make your reservation ($5.00)
The fee this year remains the same - $100.00 per family for the entire
this weekend or next weekend in the vestibule of church and join us
school year. A deposit of $50.00 is required at the time of registra-
for a delicious dinner, drinks and an evening of camaraderie with
other men of the Parish.
New families will need to bring a Baptismal Certificate (only if the
child was not Baptized at St. Barnabas).
Classes will begin Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Grades 1-4 WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Grades 5-8 will meet from 7:35-8:45 St. Barnabas Parish Family welcomes all those new to our Parish. If
p.m. each Wednesday in our school (in the lower level of church). you have been attending Mass here and would like to make St.
Children in Grades 3-8 will need to have the following prayers Barnabas your spiritual home, we invite you to register in the Parish.
memorized by September 11/12: Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostle’s Please stop by the Sacristy (just off the vestibule of church), or call the
Creed and the Act of Contrition. If you need copies of these prayers, rectory (240.4556) for an appointment. We look forward to meeting
please call Sister Michaleen at 542.9546. you and telling you about your new Parish Family.
Prayers will be heard in the school on Saturday, September 11,
from 10:00 a.m. until noon and Sunday, September 12, from 9:00 ASSUMPTION SCHOOL UNIFORMS
-11:00 a.m. Assumption School uniform shorts and sweatshirts can be purchased at
Please mark your calendars for these important dates. A.M. Prints, 910 Carolyn Jean Dr., O'Fallon, 636.272.1825. Shop
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9am - 5pm. Uniform exchange available thru
Chrissy Sachs 636.240.9234.
PRAYERS FOR OUR ILL PARISHIONERS
Please remember in your prayers the following parishioners who are ill ALL SAINTS CRAFT BAZAR
at this time: Jane Ahrens, Audrey Farley, Olivia Huber, Alice There are still a few spaces available for crafters at the All Saints Craft
Kunzweiler, Frank Lesko, Lisa Marquess, Jim Orr, Susie Prinster, Ann Bazaar in St. Peters on November 13, 2010. If you are interested in
Rothermich, Helen Schneider, Syl Stehr, Clete Swagman and Gerald participating, please call either Sharon Speak at 387-6022 or Beverly
Westhoff. If you are ill and would like your name added to this prayer Miller at 980-2212.
list, please call the Parish Office at 240.4556.
THE COVENANT NETWORK
PRAYERS FOR OUR SERVICE PEOPLE The Journey Home is one of many programs of conversion, inspira-
Please remember in your daily prayers, the men and women serving in tion and hope that can be heard on AM 1460 KHOJ, Catholic radio.
our armed forces overseas and keeping us safe here at home. If you You will also hear shows such as Catholic Answers Live, Life on the
have a loved one or friend who is on active duty to our country, please Rock, and Faith and Family. Plus, the daily Holy Mass, the Rosary,
write his/her name in our Remembrance Book in the vestibule so that and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. For a program schedule and a free CD,
we might offer extra prayers for them. please call 314.752.7000 or toll free 877.305.1234.