Everyone who comes to St. Barbara is welcome and invited to participate in the Mass, even if you are not Catholic!
If you are not Catholic and are joining us for Mass, you may be concerned that you won’t know what to do and when! To assist those in Mass that want to be able to respond with the rest of the congregation, there are “Roman Missal Pew Cards”. These cards, a little smaller than a regular sheet of paper, give the reader a step-by-step guide to what’s happening during the Mass and what the expected response will be from the congregation at each phase of the Mass. Our church greeters will also provide you with a missalette, a small paperback worship aid that shows the Scripture readings that will be taught during each Mass, and allow you to follow along with the Scripture, just by looking up the date on which you are attending Mass.
If you are not a practicing Catholic, out of respect for the Consecrated Holy Eucharist, you are asked to cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing.
If you’d like to learn more about the Catholic Faith, or if you’re interested in becoming Catholic, St. Barbara offers RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) sessions, usually starting in the fall.