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St. Barnabas School is dedicated to Catholic, religious education, incorporating the teachings of Jesus into the academic curriculum.  We strive to encourage our children to recognize gospel values such as kindness, humility, sacrifice and service and to integrate these ideals into their daily lives.

Students in PreK-8th grade attend daily religious class, participate in prayer and reflection and also attend monthly Masses.  Mr. Matthew Furjanic serves as our full-time Director of Religious Education.  He, along with parish priests and staff, assist with sacramental preparation (Sacrament of Reconciliation & Holy Eucharist for 2nd graders, and the Sacrament of Confirmation for 8th graders).

School service projects, community outreach, retreats, and student assemblies often encourage ideals of Catholic identity.  Special liturgical programs include:  Living Stations of the Cross, May Crowning and the Christmas Pageant.  To foster this sense of religious community, St. Barnabas families are strongly encouraged to attend weekly Mass with their children.


Reverence, Respect and Responsibility

These are the distinguishing characteristics of a Christian: reverence for God and all God’s marvelous creations; respect for oneself and every other person; responsibility for one's own life and faithfulness to the persons who become part of it. Catholic education is justified when these qualities are recognized in the behavior of students, staff and parents in school, home and community.


 
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