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  • Partners in the Gospel

    Today we face many realities that impact parish life and make it difficult to fully live out our mission. This archdiocesan-wide renewal effort will help us better support vibrant, sustainable, mission-focused parish communities across the entire Archdiocese of Seattle. Learn more about this process at the Seattle Archdiocese website. Prayer for Partners in the Gospel Gracious God, we praise and thank you for the Catholic Church in Western Washington. We praise and thank you for the women and men who have shared the joy of the Gospel here for more than 170 years. Send your Holy Spirit upon us that we might encounter your Son anew and become more effective partners in sharing the Good News of his saving love. May our partnership in the Gospel empower us to be your missionary disciples, bringing the Good News to all, especially to those who are marginalized or hurting in any way. Give us the courage, the flexibility and the vision to renew parish life, so that the good work, begun long ago, may continue among us, and one day, be brought to completion in your Kingdom, where you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

  • St. Barbara Mardi Gras Event

    February 18th 6 pm in the Parish Hall Live Music & Dinner Tickets will go on sale: January 21st and 22nd January 28th and 29th

  • Not Just Pancake Breakfast

    Sunday January 29th Come join the Knights of Columbus for good food and fellowship after both of the morning masses. We will have ham eggs, fruit and of course Basha's famous pancakes! Don't miss out on the good meal and helping us support our worthy charities which included improvement to St. Barbara Church, coats for kids, sponsoring our seminarian and our scholarship fund. See you there.

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  • St. Barbara Catholic Church of Black Diamond WA

    ST. BARBARA CATHOLIC CHURCH of BLACK DIAMOND, WA Cultivating spiritual growth for everyone, advocating the relationship of Christ and family within the home and community. Join Us For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16 Mass Times Welcome to Our Parish We're so glad you're here. There are so many ways for you to connect with the vibrant life of our parish. We can't wait to get to know you! Mass Times SATURDAY - 5 pm (Main Church) SUNDAY - 8 & 10 am (Main Church) WED to FRI - 9 am (Historic Church) Daily Readings Confession SATURDAY - 3:30 to 4:30 pm Appointments available. Adoration First Friday of every month 9:45 to 10:45 in the historic church. Anointing of the sick is available at this time. Anyone who is spiritually, mentally or physically sick is welcome to receive this sacrament. 8am Livestream Directions Parish News & Announcements 23 hours ago Partners in the Gospel 23 hours ago St. Barbara Mardi Gras Event 23 hours ago Not Just Pancake Breakfast Jan 13 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 1/7 Sunday Bulletin View All Posts View Parish Calendar Join Us Sacraments Encounter Christ through the sacraments. God shares his holiness with us so that we, in turn, can make the world holier. Discover Faith Formation Classes Explore your faith. Education for adults and youth, to continue and strengthen you and your family's journey. Learn More Engage and Serve Come serve Christ and His community. Engaging with the parish community helps others as well as your own faith. Get Involved Give The faithful are supportive of the Church’s work through financial contributions. "For where your treasure is, there also is your heart." Donate Subscribe to Our Newsletter Join the St. Barbara's email list to get short, weekly updates on parish events and opportunities. Sign Up I have been a member of St. Barbara Parish pushing past eight decades, baptized in the old church oh so long ago. The one constant over all of those years, regardless of who the Pastor was, was the living experience of Christ within the walls of church that continually beckoned to any and all to come to St. Barbara. The consistent message, “We want you, we need you to worship with us to celebrate the miracle of the Mass and all it represents.” I have observed, with glee, the appearance of many new folks showing up at St. Barbara Church recently. It sure puts a smile on my face! Gary H

  • Faith Formation Classes | New St. Barbara

    Faith Formation Classes Catholic faith formation nurtures conversion that is directed not only toward service of the believing community, but also to society at large. Jesus called his disciples to go out to all the world to spread the good news of salvation. Catholics do this when they use their gifts and talents in the service of others. By evangelization, proclaiming the Good News of Christ. This is not just a matter of preaching, but showing kindness and charity to others. Faith formation nurtures the mind and the heart so that the gospel message may be evidenced by words and deeds. ​ Please view the Youth and Adult Faith Formation classes available below. If you require additional information, please contact the church office . ​ Parent volunteers are an essential part of our Faith Formation Program. Volunteers are needed to lead and assist the classes. All volunteers must complete the Safe Environment Training offered through the VIRTUS program . Please contact Allison Ramirez at if you are interested in volunteering with Faith Formation. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 Youth Faith Formation Classes Youth Faith Formation Registration Sunday School - 3 years old to 2nd Grade Open to children 3 years old through 2nd grade. We call the children out during the 10:00am mass and use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies to talk about the Sunday readings. We also play games, make crafts, and read books. We welcome your little ones to join us! Children are welcome to join throughout the year. Class Schedule PDF Children's Sacramental Class - 2nd to 5th Grade First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation. Open to children in grades 2nd – 5th who have previously completed a year of faith formation at the parish or another parish. We use the Loyola press sacrament curriculum and meet in between the masses from 9 to 10 am. *If you have an older child in need of these sacraments, please contact Allison Ramirez directly. Class Schedule PDF Elementary Faith Formation - 3rd to 5th Grade Open to children in grades 3rd – 5th who have already received the sacrament of First Communion or are completing their first year of faith formation needed to receive the sacraments. We use a variety of curriculum including Loyola’s Finding God, and Catholic Connections Handbooks. This is an opportunity for continued community and faith building for your child! All classes are Sunday from 9 to 10 am between masses, in the church basement classrooms. Class Schedule PDF Youth Group & Confirmation - 6th to 12th Grade Youth Group meets Sunday afternoons from 11:30 - 1:00pm in the lower classrooms. Join us for food, fellowship, faith formation topics, and community-building opportunities. **Open to both confirmed youth and anyone in grades 6-12. Attending a year of Youth Group will count for the year of faith formation needed to begin Confirmation prep. ​ Confirmation Grades 7-12 The Confirmation Program is open to any youth grades 7-12 who have previously attended a year of faith formation at the parish Youth Group. This sacrament class meets simultaneously with Youth Group on Sundays from 11:30-1:00pm in the lower-level classrooms. ​ Youth Group - Class Schedule PDF Confirmation Program - Class Schedule PDF VBS Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School is open to children ages 3 through 5th grade. During the week, children will learn Bible stories, play related games, and build new friendships with their fellow groupmates. VBS is typically held for a week in July. Parent volunteers are essential in the planning, preparation, and execution of VBS. Please contact Allison Ramirez if you would like to help make our VBS a successful, fun-filled week. All volunteers must complete the Safe Environment Training offered through the VIRTUS program. Adult Faith Formation Classes RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a faith formation process through which non-baptized adults or baptized adults of a different Christian denomination may enter into full Communion with the Catholic Church. Baptized Catholics who have not received the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation may also join this process. RCIA is also a great place to ask questions and explore the faith to see if it is right for you. We invite you to join us and find where God may be calling you. Beginning September 19th, 2022, every Monday night from 7 pm to 8 pm. Contact Valerie Winston Healy in the Parish Office at 360-886-2229 or for more information. Adult Bible Study Faith formation is a life-long endeavor. Our faith, like any essential area of our life, needs attention and refreshment. The programs we offer will help you grow in faith, knowledge and devotion to Christ and His Church. Join us as we grow together exploring the richness of the Catholic faith through our weekly Bible Study. Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm Contact Allison Ramirez at 360-886-2229(x221) or . Catholic Stuff All the questions you always wanted to ask... Why do we do that? Where did that come from? What do we believe about fill in the blank? Why do we have a Pope? Where's that in Catholic Teaching? We will be holding weekly studies on various Catholic topics including but not limited to: saints, sacraments, liturgy, church history and tradition, church teaching, etc. No Registration necessary, Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm Contact Valerie Winston Healy at 360-886-2229(x221) or for more information. Let's Learn Together "Catholic education aims not only to communicate facts but also to transmit a coherent, comprehensive vision of life, in the conviction that the truths contained in that vision liberate students in the most profound meaning of human freedom." - Pope John Paul II

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