The interior of St. Barnabas
Photography by Jen Castro
Dear Friend in Christ,
It is a great pleasure for me, as the pastor of our parish, to welcome you to the website of the parish community of St. Barnabas the Apostle. Whatever your reason for joining us online, I am delighted that you have chosen this opportunity to share in the life of this parish as portrayed in words and pictures.
Ours is a vibrant and spirited Catholic community, thousands of parishioners strong, all of us struggling to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the concreteness of our day to day situation. Discipleship can be a daunting challenge – especially if it is lived seriously and with conviction – but God has given us the invaluable gift of one another so that we can find support and encouragement as we make our pilgrim way toward God’s Kingdom. None of us is meant to walk the Christian path alone; we are members of one body, as St. Paul would say, and we travel in very good company!
My hope is that you will choose to spend more time with us. This website is intended to provide you with a glimpse of all that is happening here, from liturgical and sacramental celebrations that are at the heart of Catholicism; to the many educational programs that shape the faith of our children and adults alike; to the numerous opportunities for service that allow us to love one another as Christ commanded. As with so many important things in life, you will hopefully find yourself enriched by St. Barnabas parish. I pray that in the months and years ahead, this community may be for you, a faithful friend, a sturdy shelter and a treasure beyond price.
May God Bless you, and enjoy your visit with us!
Rev. Joseph C. Coschignano, Pastor
2320 Bedford Avenue
Bellmore, New York 11710
Telephone: (516) 785-0054
Fax: (516) 221-7789.
The Rectory office is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday hours are 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
The Office of Christian Formation
The Offices of Christian Formation and Pastoral Care are located in St. Barnabas the Apostle Convent, with its entrance facing St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School. Telephone: (516) 785-0130. All written correspondence can be sent to the Rectory address.
The Office of Parish Outreach
The Parish Outreach Office is located in the Rectory.
Telephone: (516) 785-6243.
St. Barnabas the Apostle Convent (Sisters of Charity of Halifax)
408 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore, New York 11710
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School is a school community supported by four parishes which have come together to create a Catholic institution that provides for the education, growth and development of the whole child: physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. St. Barnabas is one of the four sponsoring parishes. At. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School the educational curriculum prepares a child for continuing education and a life-long love of learning. The spiritual values and social skills imparted help students to live as disciples of Christ and to share in spreading the Gospel message. Teachers are New York State certified, and programs extend from Nursery (3 years old) through Grade 8. The school is located in Bellmore. For information on the program, contact one of the principals.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School, Main Campus
2341 Washington Avenue, Bellmore, New York 11710
Telephone: (516) 785-5709 Principal: Leeann Graziose