Parish Life

St Barnabas Tweets!

by L. O’Connor

Our parish was one of the first in the Diocese of Ottawa to open an account on Twitter, in April of 2010. It began as a communications channel for the Music Programme at St. Barnabas. At first, there were just a handful of followers. We now count over 420! Twitter is a social networking – or social media – service that is free for users.

Palm Sunday launches Holy Week

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The importance of outreach: what we did in 2014

Outreach through contributions to community groups and to those in need is an important part of the pastoral life of the Parish. In 2014 the seven-member St. Barnabas outreach committee oversaw a range of projects, from donations to support local housing, to child sponsorship in India -- from gathering food donations and distributing Christmas baskets to -- more simply, but no less importantly -- inviting members of the community together for a monthly tea.