Religious Education and Faith Formation help persons of all ages come to know, to love, and to serve God as revealed in Jesus Christ. The aim of our program is to help persons grow in Christian faith so that they may respond to the message of revelation in an authentic and personal way. We foster a Catholic-Christian identity that gives perspective and unity to the many activities in which each engages.
SCHEDULE FOR JUNE 6/7 IS POSTED ON FRONT PAGE
Using God’s Gift of Time This Summer
It is so easy for summer to become a season of lazy boredom, especially when we may not be comfortable traveling. Helpful tools to fight this and have a great summer are to make sure we have daily prayer, a schedule to bring structure to our day, and some good spiritual or philosophical reading.
Actualización para RICA y Primera Comunión
Update for RCIA and First Holy Communion
Sunday, May 3 is the 2020 World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Please click on the image to open a flyer with information about the World Day of Prayer for Vocations and prayers and resources for you and your family.
March 13, 2020
Dear Parents of Children and Teens in St. Barnabas Faith Formation and Youth Ministry,
The staff of St. Barnabas have been tracking the spread of COVID-19 and are doing what we can, in union with the Diocese of Charlotte, to slow its spread and flatten the curve of cases. As part of this effort, please follow the guidelines below for faith formation and youth ministry at our parish:
Have you ever had a non-Catholic ask why Catholics pray for the dead? Do you know how to answer that question? Many non-Catholics will take the stance that if you die believing in Jesus Christ you will automatically go to heaven. They might say that praying for the dead is not in the bible. All of their misunderstandings bank on two things: 1) the scripture referring to praying for the dead is in 2 Maccabees and is not contained in the Protestant bible unless it is part of their added books in the back which they do not consider inspired writing;