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Renew My Church

The next phase of Renew My Church is here…Southside Parish Renewal (SPR)! SPR is an exciting new lay led initiative that will draw upon the talents and energy of our neighbors and fellow parishioners to reinvigorate the faith life of Catholics in our community.  In partnership with clergy and parish staff, parishioners from our four local parishes, Christ the King, St. John Fisher, St. Cajet


an, and St. Barnabas, will be working together to address the sources of disengagement from parish life and create vibrant new ways to enrich and express our Catholic faith.  We need YOU! SPR will only be successful when all of us join together on this journey of faith.  To learn more and become involved, please visit us at 

Fr. Jim Donovan

Father Jim has been a priest for almost 35 years, and has no idea how time has moved so quickly. He has been the 7th Pastor of St. Barnabas since 2017. The People of God have allowed him to experience how God works in times of joy and sorrow. All of his assignments have become home to him. He sees that Renew My Church allows us to dream boldly about the future. [email protected]

Deacon Andy Neu

Deacon Andy and his wife, Cindy, have been St. Barnabas parishioners since 1994, although he first started coming to church here in 1963!. They raised their daughters, Katie and Anna, at St. Barnabas where both graduated from our school, well-prepared for academic success throughout their Catholic school educations at Marist High School, Quincy University, and St. Norbert College. Andy has been active in CRHP, Adult Faith Formation, Bible Study, Youth Ministry with Cindy, and since his ordination in 2001, Marriage Ministry, Baptism Ministry, Religious Education, RCIA, Prayer and Worship, Preaching, and assisting at Mass. Andy spent 23 years as Senior Art Director for a corporate advertising agency, before answering the call to minister with the Marist Brothers as a Religion Teacher, Director of Campus Ministry, and Chaplain for 17 years. He signed on full-time at St. Barnabas in August of last year as a Pastoral Associate and Director of Parish Mission and MInistry.

How can parishioners get involved?
1. Visit the SPR website often
2. Sign up to receive the SPR newsletter here.