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St. Barnabas

Long Beach

Our community is excited to participate alongside all parishes, missions and Catholic centers in the Archdiocese to strengthen and renew our Church for the future. Please continue reading to learn how this campaign will benefit us.

Letter from the Pastor

Campaign Details

Our Parish Goal


Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.

Our Parish Receives


To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.

Parish Needs

Church Interior Renovations

Beauty is an integral and essential part of our Catholic liturgy, and it is indeed a gift from God, as St. Augustine points out. When a church’s beauty is allowed to wither, the liturgy experience suffers. It is time for us to restore some of the beauty and luster to our Church with a new Baptismal font and repair the Terrazzo flooring of the Church. The Baptismal font of the Church is currently out of order due to leaks that have caused the wall behind it to deteriorate badly.

Church Pews & Kneelers

The pews in the Church get used a lot and are beginning to show their age. Many of the pews need repair work, and several pews are cracking. We will refurbish the pews and fix the kneelers [or install new pews and kneelers] to provide a more comfortable worship space for all. We will also update the pew upholstery.


The Tabernacle in our Church has been present for a very long time and desperately needs complete refurbishment. We will refurbish and bring back the Tabernacle to its original condition.

Choir Loft

The Choir loft flooring is old and worn out from years of use. We will refurbish the flooring and renovate the area to make it more usable.


Seed Money

The Rectory and the Church office are old and falling apart. We are developing a master plan to have a total renovation/rebuild of the Rectory to have modern office spaces, ministry meeting rooms, and better priest residences. The surplus money from this Called to Renew Campaign will be used to serve this purpose.


Church Organ

Our Church is one of the few churches in the area to have a full-fledged organ. Unfortunately, it has not been repaired or serviced in the past decade. We will bring the organ to its original glory to enhance our Church’s liturgy with some beautiful music.

Sacristy Refurbishment

Our Church sacristy is old; many of the drawers and cupboards are falling apart, and the floor needs to be replaced. We will restore all the cabinets and cupboards in the Sacristy to better serve their purpose.

Roofing Repairs

The roof on the Church, Hall, and Rectory are experiencing leaks. We need to fix them both inside and outside, and we will do that as soon as possible.


Faith Formation

We strive to provide life-long learning opportunities for our families. We will invest a portion of our funds to provide enhanced faith formation opportunities for families to deepen their encounters with Christ.


Youth Ministry

Pope Francis has placed great importance on the need for better youth and young adult ministry, as this is the age when many leave the Church. Our youth are an essential part of our faith community, and preparing them to engage them in the various ministries is a crucial mission of our parish. We are investing in building a strong Youth Ministry in our parish.

A Bold Plan of Renewal

We — the Catholic faithful — are the agents of renewal for Church and society. I am grateful for this opportunity to walk alongside clergy and parishioners in strengthening our parishes and ministries, the heart of our Archdiocese.
Archbishop José H. Gomez