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We “Packed the House” and now it’s time to “Pack the Pews.” Please join our St. Barnabas Community this Sunday at 10am Mass to celebrate faith, family, and friends. The hallways and classrooms are looking spooktacular as we head into the Halloween weekend. Monday will be a fun-filled day and hope to see everyone at the parade. 


This week we saw our students, staff, and community live out so many of our root beliefs. Our 7th graders led a beautiful living rosary with our parishioners on Thursday morning. Our School Mass on Tuesday was joyful as we celebrated Parker & Down Syndrome Awareness month. We hope our 8th graders enjoy their Halloween dance tonight while they continue to make memories and lead our school in a positive way. We are so thankful for the generosity of our community and an amazing donor for helping us raise almost $1,350 for Breast Cancer Awareness!


See you at “Pack the Pews” on Sunday. Go Buckeyes! ~ Mr. Jonathan Stack & Ms. Grace Sadowski

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Date

Next Week..

Sunday, October 30

Pack the Pews & 6th Grade Bible Reception, 10am mass


7th Grade Girls Basketball vs Christ the King, 4pm in the gym

Monday, October 31

Halloween Costume Parade, 1:45pm, weather permitting

Tuesday, November 1

4th Grade - Saints Wax Museum, 8:45am mass followed by presentations in the gym


All Saints' Day, parish mass, 7pm at the Church

Wednesday, November 2

All Souls' Day, a Mass of Remembrance, 7pm at the Church

Thursday, November 3

Intruder Lockdown Drill


PK - 7th Grade - School Pictures makeup date


Big Bucks 10+ Seller Reception, 6:30pm at school


FSA Meeting, 7:30pm in Innovation Center

Saturday, November 5

Community Blood Drive, 8am - 1pm in lunchroom


Looking Ahead...

Monday, November 7

8th Grade - Retreat at St. Rita High School

Tuesday, November 8

2nd Grade - Reconciliation Reflection Family Night, 6:30pm in the church

Friday, November 11

2nd Grade - Famous Person Day


Kindergarten - Parents Night Out, 7pm Cork & Kerry

Sunday, November 13

Parish Veterans Day Mass, 10am

Friday, November 18

Fall Family Movie Night, hosted by The Student Council, 5:30pm in the gym

Tuesday, November 22

Last day of Trimester

Wednesday, November 23

First Day of Thanksgiving Break

Days Off and Early Dismissals

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Conclusion of Trimester One 

The first trimester ends on Tuesday, November 22. Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, December 2. Parents/guardians, remember to check Powerschool and Google Classroom weekly. Not sure how to log into PowerSchool - email Lisa Sarcinella at lsarcinella@stbarnabasparish.org. For Google Classroom - email Kathleen Davies at kdavies@stbarnabasparish.org.


Halloween

Halloween is a memorable and exciting time for all children, and we look forward to celebrating at St. Barnabas. Please take a few moments to review all the Halloween happenings, including the student parade, costume requirements, Student Council Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Teal Pumpkin partnership, and sending treats to school.  Read about Halloween Details

PACK THE PEWS THIS WEEKEND!


Our Pack the Pews & 6th Grade Bible Reception is this Sunday, October 30, at 10am mass.  All are welcome to gather for worship, prayer, and fellowship as a St. Barnabas Community. After mass, please join us for coffee and treats. Spirit wear is encouraged.

PRAYER INTENTIONS AT MASS


The power of prayer is a wonderful gift. If you have someone in your life you would like to acknowledge with prayer, special intention requests may be sent to Geri Doherty gdoherty@stbarnabasparish.org or Patrick McGowan at pmcgowan@stbarnabasparish.org. The names will be added to the Prayers of the Faithful during weekly mass.

School Board

SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD 


The September meeting minutes are available for your review. The minutes may be accessed online with username: stbparent; password: BuckeyePride. 


LINK to minutes 

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FAMILY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION


Next meeting - Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 in Innovation Center.


The FSA is a volunteer parent organization, similar to a traditional PTA. The association's goal is to provide additional programs and sponsored events that enhance the school curriculum and add some fun to the school year. 


All FSA events and programs are entirely volunteer-driven and additional volunteers are needed to support the hard-working FSA. ALL parents/guardians are welcomed as members of the FSA. Any input, new ideas, or improvements you have to offer are always encouraged. Share your energy and enthusiasm for St. Barnabas, and come to the November 3rd meeting! 


Questions - please contact Nora Gill, ngill22@gmail.com or Lauren Doig, ldoig81@yahoo.com

MMP Food Pantry

MAPLE MORGAN PARK FOOD PANTRY 


The Community Involvement Committee invites our St. Barnabas school community to help those in need and begin our year of service learning, leading up to April 28, Service Day. 


We will kick off with a schoolwide food drive, November 7 - 18, and then work with each grade over the coming months to directly serve our community and educate our children in service learning and community leadership.


CLICK for partnership details

4th GRADE SAINTS WAX MUSEUM


Our beloved annual tradition of the 4th Grade Saints Wax Museum is next Tuesday, November 1st. 4th-grade students research and prepare an oral presentation of an inspirational saint. Dressed in character, the students present the life of their chosen saint. All are welcome to view this special day. The event begins with an 8:45am mass at the church, led by our 4th-grade saints. After mass, the students transition to the gym, and all are invited to view their presentations from 10am - 12pm. 

2nd GRADE SACRAMENT of RECONCILIATION


Reconciliation Family Night

Tuesday, November 8, from 6:30 to 7:15pm, children receiving the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion, along with a parent or parents, will come to church to pray and reflect on their upcoming Sacrament of Reconciliation. Some of our older students will act out a First Reconciliation role play with an adult to help the children better understand the sacrament. To support their siblings, older children are welcome to this event.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be Tuesday, December 6 from 6:30pm - 8pm at the church. Questions, please connect with Patrick McGowan at pmcgowan@stbarnabasparish.org

7th Grade Basketball

7th GRADE GIRLS' BASKETBALL


Last week, the 7th Grade Girls B team had a last-minute cancellation to their scheduled game and missed out on the opportunity to play for the crowd at Pack the House. Come cheer on this ultra-hardworking team as they take on Christ the King team this Sunday, October 30 at 4pm in the gym. Go Buckeyes!!

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VETERANS DAY MASS


A mass to honor all military service men and women, past and present, will be

celebrated on Sunday, November 13th at 10am. The mass will focus on peace among all nations and will honor and thank all Armed Services members who have defended and continue to defend the United States.  


The Veterans Day mass is an annual tradition at St. Barnabas and is an exceptionally moving and beautiful mass. All families are encouraged to attend this meaningful mass. To add the name of an active service person to the Prayers of the Faithful, contact Geri Doherty at gdoherty@stbarnabasparish.org.

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