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St. Barbara Parish
4008 Prairie Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
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Centennial Gala

Zoo Registration


Religious Ed 2016 Registration Form

Religious Ed 2016 Spanish Registration Form

Parish Council donation

Coming Soon:  Remember to mark your calendars for

Our Centennial Celebration at a special 11:00 a.m. Mass
on Sunday, October 16th

Main Celebrant will be Archbishop Blasé Cupich. Concelebrants will be our current andsome of our former priests. A Reception will follow the Mass. All are welcome




Join us for our Centennial Gala

Saturday, October 15, 2016 --  6:00pm—12:00am
at Brookfield Zoo — 3300 Golf Road   -- $75 per person

Dinner & entertainment

·6:00 – 6:30pm - Guests will enter park via South Gate and Park in the Discovery Center Lot.  They will be greeted by Zoo Staff and will be directed to board Motor Safari Tram. 

·6:30 – 7:30pm – Cocktails (Cash Bar) and Hors D’ Oeuvres at the SWAMP

·7:30pm – Motor Safari will pick up Guests and shuttle them to the Pavilions for dinner.

·8:00pm – Dinner is served, Bar re-opens

* Soup, Salad, Fresh Baked Bread and butter

* Choices: Chicken Le’mon Skinless Grilled Chicken Breast rubbed with Lemon Grass on Lemon Shallot Sauce, Portobello & Vegetable Kabob Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Zucchini, Squash, Pepper and Onion Skewer marinated with Balsamic and Fresh Herbs on a bed of Wild Rice, topped with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, VEGETARIAN/VEGAN OPTION

* Dessert, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Hot Tea (Herbal) with dinner

-9:30pm12:00am Dancing begins with a  DJ/band

 Click Here to Purchase your tickets!


Religious Education Program for the 2016-2017 

     The Religious Education classes are held on Wednesday, from 6:00pm-7:30pm, or on Sunday, from 11:15am-12:30pm, depending on which day of the week your family is attending.

The following are some requirements from the program:

  • Students are required to attend class each week
  • Students need to be on time. Students are considered tardy once the bell rings.
  • Three unexcused absences may result in having to repeat the class and the child not receiving the Sacrament’s
  • Please call the RE office to report an absent.
  • Make sure your child and you attend mass every Sunday.  
  • Two years of preparation are required in order to receive a sacrament.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Religious Education Office 708 947-4017. Registration forms are on the welcome table in back of Church or click here.

Looking for Food Drive Volunteers

    A community food drive is being planned by St. Barbara's Missionary Spirit Team, St. Barbara Knights of Columbus and Boy Scout Troops #59 and #111 from Brookfield and LaGrange Park.  We want to fill the shelves of St. Barbara’s food pantry, but we need your help.
     We are looking for volunteers to help distribute bags to homes in Brookfield on Saturday, Oct.1st and collect the non-perishable donations on Saturday, Oct. 8th. Volunteers will meet in St. Barbara parking lot at 9:00 a.m. on both days - rain or shine.  This is a great service opportunity for people of all ages who want to help those in our community who may be struggling to get food on their tables.  Children younger than 12 years of age can attend with a parent.  Kids 12 and older can join us with a permission slip.  If you are unable to attend, please join us in praying for the families that our food pantry serves.
     Let us know if you can volunteer by e-mailing  missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org

“Dress A Girl”

     St. Barbara’s Missionary Spirit Team is busy planning our next service opportunity. We are looking for volunteers to help make simple dresses, made from pillow cases for little girls in need.  The Dress a Girl Around the World organization works with missions in over 70 countries to help provide new dresses for girls that may not own a dress of their own. These girls may be abused or disregarded, but a new dress shows people they are looked after by people who care. Can you help on Saturday, October 22nd?  We’ll be in the Parish Center from 8:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m.  Come for a couple hours or the whole day.  People of all ages, with or without sewing skills, are invited to help.  We’ll have special projects for our younger volunteers to make for these girls in need.  RSVP at missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org

Seeking Volunteers

     BEDS Plus Care is a non-profit agency that helps homeless individuals obtain stable, affordable housing and provides a continuum of professional support services including an emergency overnight shelter.  St. Barbara Parish hosts a site each Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  If you are interested in volunteering, our Missionary Spirit Team and Knights of Columbus are responsible for volunteering the 1st Friday of each month from October through May.
Our shift is from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Oversight during sleep.  All prospective and new volunteers must attend one volunteer orientation. You'll learn how you can help plus you'll meet great people with similar interests!  Orientations are held the second Monday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. Upcoming dates are October 10th, November 14th,  December 12th,  at First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange - 2nd Floor Conference Room, 150 S. Ashland Ave., LaGrange. You can call the Parish Office at 708/485-2900 if you’re interested in volunteering.

Bunco Party Fundraiser 

Sunday, October 9th, 2:30-4:30 pm in the Parish Center - Men and women are welcome to attend. We'll have Bunco, Raffles, Split-the-Pot & Split-the-Deck cash prizes and refreshments.  Advance Tickets: $5; At-the-Door Tickets: $6. Bring a few friends for an afternoon of fun!  Call Dolores at 447-4705 for advance tickets.

CCW Meeting

     The next General Meeting of St. Barbara Council of Catholic Women  will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.  Come join the parish women for refreshments and an evening that will include a little fun. Bring a friend or neighbor!  Annual dues are only $5.00. New members are always welcome.

 ACCW Fall Assembly

     The ACCW Fall Assembly Breakfast with Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will be held Saturday, October 22, at the Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook. Procession with honored guests begins at 9:15 AM.  A  plated breakfast will be served. Cost for St. Barbara CCW members is $20; non-members $32. (Note: You can join St. Barbara CCW and pay the $5 membership dues to take advantage of the discounted $20 cost.)    Please remit your check made payable to St. Barbara CCW with the attendee(s)' names by September 6 to Sylvia Gauthier, mark your envelope "St. Barbara CCW" and place it in the Sunday collection basket. If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia.

Crafters Wanted

     Display your "crafty" handmade items at the November 19th Fall Craft Show in the Parish Center.  Call Alicia for application fees and space information.

Saint Barbara Casino Nights need your support…   Become a sponsor today

      Become a table sponsor… At a cost of only $75 per table per night...We will place your name or the name of your business on one of our tables.  There will be 1 Bang table, 1 Lucky Wheel, 15+ tables of Blackjack, 2 Roulette tables, and 2+ Poker tables. In addition... we will list your name or the name of your business on the list of event sponsors at the entrance to Casino Nights. Become a sponsor of our Music Lounge…

      Back by popular demand… We’ll have various musical acts performing each night in our lounge.  At a cost of only $100 per hour… You can sponsor one (1) hour of entertainment and have your name or the name of your business  on the marquee at the entrance to the Music Lounge. In addition… we will list your name or the name of your business on a list of event sponsors at the entrance to Casino Nights.

     Contact us today…. call Angela at 708-485-2900 or e-mail at alawler@stbarbarabrookfield .org

Resource Room

     Come to the Resource Room and check out our End of Summer clearance specials!!
We have canvas prints that make perfect gifts for a wedding or anniversary.  Buy a canvas print at regular price and receive a featured CD “The Gift” for free.  This CD was recorded by Dale Vargas, one of our parishioners, and features 10 easy-listening Christian-themed instrumental selections.  His dedication for the CD is “to my God for the wonderful gift he’s blessed me with . . . for He is truly the world’s greatest music conductor!”  This CD sells for $15 in the Resource Room.  We also have books to buy (including Fr. Mike’s book), rosaries and statues, baptismal gifts and many special occasion cards for $1.50.  We are open after all weekend masses so stop by and browse!

Rosary Times

New the summer: Evening Rosary in the Church on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. We also have Rosary after the 8:00 a.m. Mass daily Monday through Saturday and in Spanish on Friday evenings 6:00 p.m.

Medical Lending Closet

The Medical Lending Closet is temporarily not accepting: Walkers, Commodes, Crutches, Canes.Thank you for your kind donations.

Joy’s Closet

     Joy's Closet at the Food Pantry is in need of spring clothing. The days are looking nicer and the kids will be out of school and on summer break. Children clothing is always big request along with men's and women T-shirts. If you have spring cleaning scheduled soon or just making room, your donation will be a blessing. Thank you for your generosity and your kindness. Aida Gatch Director 708-295-7336

Seniors in Need

A growing number of seniors are facing financial hardship and together we can provide the help. St. Barbara's Lending Closet is always in need of Medical Equipment. Wheelchairs, Tub Transfer Bench, Transfer Chairs, Toilet seat risers and Walkers w/seat. We are located at the Rectory Clubroom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to accept the donations, we can provide a tax receipt as well.  Thank you for your support. Please contact Aida Gatch at 708-295-7336 to make arrangements.

St. Barbara Parish Altar Servers Ministry

Do you believe God is calling you to serve him in a special way? Do you think Jesus is calling you to serve him?  Would you like to serve God and his people? If your answer is ‘YES’  Come and become an Altar Server to serve God and his people! If you would like to be an altar server, please call the parish office at 485-2900.

Pastoral Care Ministry

The Pastoral Ministry would like to share with you the following information: If a friend or family member is sick and you want us to pray for them, please call the Pastoral Care Ministry at (708) 485 – 2900 ext. 6 --- If a love one or relative is sick and want to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist or the sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick, please call the Pastoral Care Ministry at (708) 485 – 2900.