Due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, and to keep things as “contactless” as possible, we are asking parishioners to donate money for Angel Tree, which we will use to purchase gift cards from Walmart, Target and Ingles. These gift cards will then be distributed to each family according to family size.

We are providing several ways to donate:
Online -
We are migrating to a new, more seamless, and integrated parish database and online donation program, ParishSoft Giving. You can make your Angel Tree donation via this new system at this link.

Mail - The church address is: PO Box 39, Arden, NC 28704. Make checks payable to "St. Barnabas Catholic Church" and write "Angel Tree" in the memo line.

Angel Tree Offering Box at Mass on weekends: Dropping Donation Off at the church during regular office hours.

We are accepting applications only from registered parishioners at our parish, not from the community at large. Those applications will be accepted from November 9th through November 14th, online. We will be providing gift cards for all those in the family who are 18 years of age and younger, and those 60 and older who reside with the family. We will also be providing a “Family Gift Card”, for the family in general.

Angel Tree Dates: October 24 - November 8: Collecting monetary donations. (Please do not purchase gift cards yourselves!)

November 9 - 14: Applications for assistance accepted online, by filling out a form on our parish website (link will be available Nov. 9).

Gift Card Disbursement to Receiving Families: Wednesday, December 2nd in the evening and Friday, December 4th during the day.

We are still in need of helpers for this program, especially any of you who are bilingual. If you would like to help or would like more information, please contact Valarie Brooks at: (828) 684-6098 Ext. 1306 Please be as generous as possible. We are anticipating an increase in need this year due to COVID-19.

Ready to donate to Angel Tree? Click here!

All Saints Day Party on All Hallows Eve (Halloween), October 31, 2020!
We are hosting two identical events to keep the numbers within the outdoor gathering limit of fifty people. We are providing outdoor games, and a packaged take-home lunch. Come wearing a saint costume and receive a goodie bag! Please RSVP on the church website (link pending) in order to attend. Attendance will be taken like at Mass, so be sure to sign up!

The two time slots are : 2-3:00pm, and 3:30-4:30pm. Mass will be at 5:00pm.

The event will be canceled if the weather is bad.

Sign up at this link:


As you know our 11 am Masses on Sundays are live-streamed on our YouTube channel. Beginning this weekend, we will be streaming all weekend Masses live. Instead of giving you a specific link to a particular live stream, please make note of our YouTube channel web address as follows below. Then go to the channel when it is time for Mass. If the stream has started you should see a Live Now image like one of the pictures shown below. If you don't see it the stream may not have started yet and you will need to refresh your browser when it does start.
This is the link to our YouTube channel

Short video by Manna Food Bank about our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry!


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Our long awaited church renovation begin this week! Masses will be celebrated in the social hall beginning Thursday (no Masses Monday or Wednesday).
Entrance will be via the porch side of the building. The church sanctuary will not be open during the renovation, which is expected to last until early December. Adoration on Wednesday nights and Sundays will continue, but that, too, will be in the social hall. The Tabernacle will be in the Adoration Chapel. You are welcome to come and pray in the Chapel throughout the week. Please observe the ten-person maximum capacity.

If you have occasion to visit the office during weekdays during Mass, please be mindful when you enter and observe silence if possible.

We know this will be an inconvenient time for us as a church, but we greatly look forward to our much-improved church sanctuary, and we are especially grateful for the return on the endowment that has funded this project.



We know that many families are struggling financially right now, and that many of us at St. Barnabas may not be able to pay registration fees this year. We will not allow that to keep anyone from participating. We invite all parishioners who feel called by God to donate towards our Faith Formation scholarship fund to please do so. You may send in a check written out to St. Barnabas Church with “Faith Formation Scholarship Fund” in the memo, or donate online via the link on the parish website. Be sure to select the Faith Formation option at the bottom of the donation page. Thank you so very much to all our generous donors in advance! It will help empower our parents to lead their children in the Faith!

Click on the button below to get started!

Mobile Giving App also available! Click here for more info