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St. Barbara Parish
4008 Prairie Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
708-485-2900
E-mail: bulletin@stbarbarabrookfield.org
 
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Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10th Schedule

Masses at 6:30 am, 8:00 am, and 7:00 pm -- Prayer Service at 12:00 noon -- Distribution of Ashes at all Masses and Prayer Service

Click here for our Schedule of Centennial Events

New Mass Schedule

Saturday, 5:00 pm - Sunday, 7:30, 10:00 am - Sunday, 12:30 pm in Spanish

Missionary Spirit Service Opportunities

St. Barbara's Missionary Spirit Team is planning some great service opportunities for 2016!  We hope there is something on the calendar that catches your attention and gets you thinking about how you can help.  More details will be posted in the bulletin as each event approaches.  If you'd like to get an e-mail update about service projects (this is a great idea for families with Confirmation candidates!), contact us at missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org.

February   Ronald McDonald House
March   Textile Drive; Sleeping Mats for the Homeless
April   Project NICE; Pack the Pantry
May   Special Olympics; Blood Drive
June  

Feed My Starving Children; Stand StrongAgainst Violence

July  

Fisher House for Veterans; Letter Writing Campaign to Active Military

August  

Backpacks for Kids; Blood Drive

September   Community Food Drive
October   Dress a Girl

Help at the Ronald McDonald House

      Our Missionary Spirit Team is looking for volunteers to help prepare a home-cooked meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  The meals allow the families to unwind,     de-stress, and fortify their bodies to be at their best for their child in the hospital.  Volunteers will prepare brunch for the families at the House near Loyola Hospital on Sunday, February 14th.  Children 10-12 can join us with a parent; teens need a permission slip.  We'll carpool from St. Barbara's, leaving at 9:00 a.m.  If you are interested  please email missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org.  There is only space for ten volunteers.  We ask that everyone join us in prayer for the families at the Ronald McDonald house as they struggle through a very difficult time. 

Pack the Pantry!

St. Barbara and St. Louise are teaming up to PACK THE PANTRY!   We are asking for your help to raise funds we'll use to make healthy, vitamin fortified mac & cheese meals that will be donated to St. Barbara's Food Pantry and the Chicago Arch- Diocese.  Later we'll be looking for volunteers to help pack the food at the event in April, but first we need to raise the money to buy the ingredients. Gold level sponsors will provide 200 meals for a $50 donation. Silver level sponsors will provide 120 meals for a $30 donation. Bronze level sponsors will provide 60 meals for a $15 donation. Today, in Illinois, 1 in 5 children are food insecure.  This means more than 660,000 kids in Illinois lack a reliable source of nutritious food. If you are ready to make a difference for these kids, please stop by the main entrance after Mass today to make a donation.  Questions?  missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org.

A Book of Grace-filled Days

2016-A Book of Grace-filled Dayson sale in the Resource Room/Gift Shop.  If your New Years resolution was to spend a little more time in prayer, this little book can help.  For each day of the year, there are suggested readings from the Scripture with a short reflection to provide a few minutes of solace for quiet prayer and meditation.  You can buy your copy for only $6 after any weekend masses.  Check out our other items too and buy your centennial T-shirt! 

Centennial T-Shirts

Centennial T-Shirts continue to be available at the Resource Room (in Church). Show you Parish pride by purchasing a Centennial T-Shirt. The Blue Short Sleeve T-Shirts are available in unisex sizing for Youth and Adults for only $10. Larger Adult sizes (2X to 5X) are available for special order for an extra charge. There are a few size 2X in stock ( Resource Room) for $12.00. Also Adult Long Sleeve Centennial Shirts are NOW available by special order for $12 In Blue or Heather Grey.

Rosary Makers    

The Rosary Makers of St. Barbara's is fifteen years old in January.  We have been making corded mission rosaries since January 2001.  Irene, Therese, Jacqueline, Estelle, Dora, Marcia, Stacy, Joan and Nancy are our rosary makers.  We have made over 25,000 rosaries that have been sent mostly to missions in Central and South America, but also to priests in the United States who request them.  We meet one morning a month to hand over the rosaries that have been made during the past month, and to gather more supplies for the next month.  New rosary makers are always welcome.  We are supported by the CCW.  

Crafters Wanted

Crafters Wanted for the St. Barbara Spring Craft Show & Bake Sale on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.  Spaces are 9' wide by 8' deep and are $30. No vendors please. E-mail amancini@boomboominc.com for an application and table/electric info.

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.