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St. Barnabas School is dedicated to Catholic, religious education, incorporating the teachings of Jesus into the academic curriculum. We teach and encourage our children to recognize gospel values such as kindness, compassion, sacrifice and service and to integrate these ideals into their daily lives. One of our goals as a school community is to support our children on this lifelong journey of living out their faith.


Students in pre-school through 8th grade attend daily religion class, participate in prayer and reflection and also attend monthly Masses.  Mr. Patrick McGowan serves as our full-time Director of Lifelong Formation. 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) and school service initiatives such as our All-School Service Day.


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 a sense of religious community and develop a lifelong connection to the Catholic faith, St. Barnabas families are strongly encouraged to attend weekly Mass with their children.