Special Needs Workshop with Ann Mercer: “Teaching the Faith to a Child with Special Needs”: Saturday, February 8th from 10:30-noon in St. John XXIII. 25% of children in the USA have some form of special need. 10% of all children in faith formation classes (interdenominationally) have some form of special need. This workshop is for our catechists in St. Barnabas and open to neighboring parishes, as well as all St. Barnabas parishioners. It is my hope that this will help us as a parish to be ever more knowledgeable in how we can support and welcome each other.