St. Barnabas Council #8603

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Knight of the Year - Nick Candura

Family of the Year - Colavito

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Summer  2024

Dear Brother Knights,

          It’s almost summer, and our church celebrates this time of year with First Holy Communions (last week), Confirmations (next week) and Weddings on the weekends.   It’s a busy time for all of us.  Soon we will be helping provide food for the Concerts at Veteran’s Park.  As Knights, we are never sitting around.

          On my desk, is a reminder that our lives are limited, but never forgotten.  The obituary of Giovanni Atzeni, a bigger than life Knight and Grand Knight, sits in memorial in my file box.  One of his dreams after leaving his position as Grand Knight was to become a minister at the Nursing homes, after Covid 19 was tapering off.  I still have his ID badge after Giovanni went through all of the training, but never served.  His life was cut short on July 31, 2022.  He leaves his wife, Lynn and two daughters; Samantha and Jamie, and his grandson Cassian-Wyatt.

          It is a reminder that we serve, when we can, and move on, maybe even to Heaven.  We are called to serve in different areas as our life changes with moving our homes, health problems or changes in our family life.  We are never alone in these changes.  The Lord is with us on the journey of life.  As we remember someone who has passed from this life onto God, maybe we’ll have the arrival of a newborn in the family.  That’s the way life is.

          Our Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly in his April message says: “We should ask ourselves: Can we do more to help our parish and our pastor?  Can we turn off the noise from the social media and news outlets and turn toward the voice of Christ in silent prayer? Can we offer a rosary for the health of our marriage and our family or devote an hour to Eucharist Adoration for the strength of our priests, our bishops and the pope?  Prayer from the heart, far more than criticism, has real power to change things.”

          Our Supreme Knight has the right idea.  There are always opportunities to grow, do new things, and to simply pray the Rosary or offer an hour of Adoration to Jesus to help us get through life.  I know we can find the time if we try.  Whether helping out at the concerts, helping clean out a trailer or even cook a meal for the homeless in the parish community, we can find a way, just like Giovanni did.  I know we can do it!

          So as we participate in the spring rituals, take care of our homes, our boats and tend our gardens, may we always be there for our God and our families who need us as a shining example of what the Lord wants for us.

          Take care and may the Lord shine the way for us this coming summer!

Deacon Bob



Prayer for the Canonization of
Father Michael J. McGivney


God, our Father, protector of the poor and
defender of the widow and orphan, you called
your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to
be an apostle of Christian family life and to
lead the young to the generous service of their
neighbor. Through the example of his life and
virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ,
more closely, fulfilling his commandment of
charity and building up his Body which is the
Church. Let the inspiration of your servant
prompt us to greater confidence in your love
so that we may continue his work of caring
for the needy and the outcast. We humbly
ask that you glorify your venerable servant
Father Michael J. McGivney on earth
according to the design of your holy will.
Through his intercession, grant the favor I
now present (here make your request).
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Father Hail Mary Glory be to the Father





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Council Business Meeting Schedule

1st Wednesday of the month at 8 PM

Council Officers Meeting Schedule

1st Wednesday of the month at 7 PM

Council Business Meeting Schedule

3rd Wednesday of the month at 8 PM

Meetings Location

Fr. Brennan Hall
33 Woodland Road
Bayville, NJ 08721 US

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Knight of the Year

Nick Candura