Dear Fellow St. Barnabas Parishioners,
We are excited about being at St. Barnabas Church and back in western North Carolina! We met in the late 1970s in the operating room at a Catholic hospital in Youngstown, Ohio and were married on September 11, 1981. We are both retired now - Deacon Chuck was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and Rose was an operating room nurse. Deacon Chuck liked to joke and tell everyone that he could put you to sleep in the operating room and also during a homily! We’ll let you be the judge… In 1982, we began moving for work; after spending time in South Carolina and Charlotte, where Deacon Chuck served at St. Patrick Cathedral after he was ordained by the late Bishop John Donoghue on June 18, 1988, we moved to western North Carolina in 1991. Deacon Chuck served at Immaculate Conception Church in Hendersonville before we moved to Colorado in 1995, again for job opportunities. Deacon Chuck worked primarily in rural hospitals and served in several parishes in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo Dioceses. Rose worked from home for the professional association of operating room nurses as a medical writer and education seminar planner/facilitator. We were out west in Colorado and Arizona until relocating to Florida to be near family in 2019. But after the 2020 summer lockdown, we realized we needed a more diverse (ie, cooler!) climate. Fortunately, the Lord led us back to western North Carolina where we found a house in a very serene setting and a parish home at St. Barnabas. We look forward to serving and getting to know everyone and respectfully ask for your prayers, as you are in ours.
Deacon Chuck & Rose Moss