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St. Barbara Parish
4008 Prairie Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
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Jesus Christ Superstar

    Performance of "Jesus Christ Superstar" by the North Riverside Players at the Scheck Village Commons, 2401 S. DesPlaines Ave. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11th; Saturday, April 12th; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13th. Tickets $18 for adults, seniors $16, students $14, $13 for children under 12. Call (708) 512-7015.

Holy Thursday Church Tour

There is a tradition of visiting other churches on Holy Thursday evening to spend time with Jesus as we remember Jesus' suffering and passion. Join us after the 7:30 p.m. Mass Holy Thursday, April 17th, as we visit St. Mary's in Riverside, St. Louise in LaGrange Park and St. Francis Xavier in LaGrange. We will gather outside St. Barbara and car pool. For more information, call Deacon Dave Brencic at 485-6614.

A Divine Mercy Sunday Invitation    

Join with us on Sunday April 27th for a very special Holy Hour. At 2:00 p.m. there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. At 3:00 p.m. there will be Prayer and Reflection on the Divine Mercy, with the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Litany of Divine Mercy, and Benediction. All are welcome!

    Come Join Us

     Spring is technically here and winter debris is everywhere.  So please come join fellow Parishioners on Saturday, April 26th, 9 :00 a.m. to noon for our annual Parish Grounds Clean-Up.  We will be part of Project N.I.C.E. (Neighbors Involved in a Clean Environment) sponsored by Brookfield’s Beautification Commission.  Garbage bags, yard waste bags, mulch, snacks, and water will be provided.  So gather up your family, friends, rakes, brooms, gloves, shovels, and we will also need a wheelbarrow or two. Our group is pre-registered…so we will meet at the Parish Center at 9:00 a.m. If you’re able to join us for some productive fun in the sun (even if it is for an hour or two) let us know so we have an idea of how many to expect or if you have questions: Contact…Dorothy Ball…708-485-6184… nddlball@comcast.net or Dave Brencic …708-485-6614…dbrencic@gmail.com

Textile Drive Happening Here on April 30, 2014

     St. Barbara is sponsoring a One Evening Textile Recycling Event on Wednesday, April 30th. The purpose of the drive is to divert textiles from landfills, and as an added benefit it raises funds for our Religious Ed program. This is a perfect opportunity to clean out your closets of unwanted clothing, shoes, towels, and bedding items.

     Chicago Textile Recycling will be on site during the Religious Education class time on Wednesday, April 30th to take your usable textile items. Be sure to pack your goods in a plastic bag and drop them off from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. To alleviate some of traffic issues, please consider sending your items with a Religious Education family that evening. Most items are accepted, with the EXCEPTION of the following: pillows, sleeping bags, mattresses, rugs, carpet, cushions, foam furniture, foam mats, and vinyl shower curtains. Paired shoes are acceptable EXCEPT high heels over 2 in., slippers, ice/roller skates, winter/rubber boots, single shoes, and extremely damaged/broken shoes. Ensure all items are clean, dry, and free of odors. Chicago Textile Recycling does accept items that are stained or torn. In addition, please remove all hangers. We thank you for your donations!

     Items can be dropped off at St. Barbara on April 30th between 6:00-6:45 pm.  There will be a collection truck on site to accept items.  You can contact Noel with any questions at missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org. or at 708-485-5935.

Reminder: Update Information Forms -- Click here

     With the Lenten mailing, an information update form was sent. We are updating our computer files. Please complete the form and send it to the Parish Office. There are extra forms on the table in back of church and also on our website at www.stbarbarabrookfield.org.  Thank you for your cooperation.                                           Sr. Mary Lou

  Saint Barbara Parish -- Casino Nights Fall 2014 -- Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25

In order for us to apply for a Charitable Game license from the State of Illinois for our upcoming 2014 Fall Casino Nights, we have to include a list of workers for the event. This list has to include enough workers to cover the entire event. To do this, we are in need of at least 90 workers per night (working from 5:45pm – 1:15am). If we can increase the number of workers, we can then possibly have two shifts; 5:45pm – 9:30pm and 9:30pm – 1:15am. Click here for a volunteer form; complete the form and return it to the Parish Office to Angela Lawler, Business Manager.


Are you engaged and planning a wedding in the Catholic Church? Going through the process of Pre-Cana is required of all couples getting married in the church. Deacon Dave and Jane Brencic are now offering Pre-Cana classes here in the parish.  The program consists of two two-hour sessions and covers such topics as communication, finances and building a strong relationship. For more information, call 485-6614.

Religious Education News (see Religious Education Page)

Sanctuary Flowers

Are you interested in donating flowers for the church sanctuary during these months of Ordinary Time? Each week we hope to have a new arrangement at the altar. Your donation can be made in memory of someone. We will print the donor's name and the intention in the weekly bulletin. Please call the parish office for more information.


When asked where he stays (or what are you about), Jesus answered 'Come and See'    This is our invitation to you who have not been baptized, baptized in another faith or baptized Catholic and have not completed your initiation. If you or some acquaintance is interested in becoming a member of  the Catholic Christian community 'Come and See' what Jesus' way of life is about. For more information call the rectory at 485-2900.