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St. Barbara Parish
4008 Prairie Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
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RCIA----Do you know someone who Is considering becoming Catholic?

 The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.  If you know anyone who may be interested in becoming Catholic or completing sacraments, let them know.  The RCIA process will be starting on October 11th. Team members for various roles are needed. If you are interested in being a candidate or team member or a , e-mail RCIA@stbarbarabrookfield.org

Volunteer for “Dress A Girl”

     St. Barbara’s Missionary Spirit Team is busy planning our next service opportunity. We are looking for volunteers to help us 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, Oct 17th from 8:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. in the Parish Center? 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 for a 2-hour time slot at 708-485-5935 or missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org.

Life Line Screening

     Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have members of your family suffered from these ailments? Do you have a poor diet? If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you may want to consider being screened for your risk of stroke through the services of Life Line Screening. Life Line Screening uses ultrasound technology to view the plaque build up in your carotid arteries, the main arteries that carry blood to the brain. Blockages in these arteries are a leading cause of stroke. We are pleased to host this Life Line Screening event on 11/11/2015 at St Barbara Parish.  Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.

Annual Life Chain Sunday October 4th

     Mark your calendars for next Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  at Prairie and Ogden Avenues for the annual Life Chain.  There will be Life Chains all over our area and the nation having peaceful, prayerful gatherings of young and old from all faiths and walks of life who stand publicly for an hour praying for our nation.  More information next week.  Questions?  Call Cate Hansen, St. Barbara Respect Life Coordinator at 708-387-7891.

Baby Bottle Collection To Save Lives -- Every Life Is Worth Living

       At all the Masses this weekend, September 26th and 27th, baby bottles will be passed out for Women’s Care Center of La Grange, a local pro-life crisis pregnancy center.  When you take home a bottle and fill it with change and dollars you may have spent on treats or entertainment during the following two weeks, you will be helping to save babies from abortion. 
     When women and teens face unexpected pregnancies, they need positive answers from people who care and they need to know that they have alternatives to abortion. Women’s Care Center of La Grange provides free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, confidential counseling, maternity and baby clothing, medical and housing referrals—all free of charge.  Your generosity makes this possible. 
     The baby bottles will be collected at all the  Masses on October 10th and 11th.  Thank you in advance for being a life saver!  

Market Day

       In case you were wondering what happened to Market Day here at St. Barbara over the summer, an email announcement was sent to customers on June 24th stating the following…

Dear Market Day Customer:
We wanted to let you know that World's Finest® Chocolate, a family-owned business offering high quality fundraising products and programs, has agreed to acquire the Market Day brand. As a result, Market Day's monthly grocery and event fundraising programs will be retired. We anticipate the last Market Day deliveries will occur on June 27….

Thank you for your support of Market Day and your organization's fundraising efforts. With your participation, Market Day has been able to fund many important educational resources throughout its nearly 40 year history.

Have you marked your calendar for St. Barbara’s Centennial Kick-off?

     As we anticipate the beginning of our 100th year as parish, we look forward to celebrating a joyous Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 24th of October, followed by some wonderful food, fellowship, and fun in the Parish Center after Mass. And, as we look to the months ahead, our parish’s Centennial Committee is looking for help with some projects. Are you handy with tools?  We are in need of an outdoor sign for our Casino Nights on November 6th and 7th.  We also have some minor construction projects to complete in the Parish Center before November. And looking ahead to next year’s 4th of July parade, we would love to get a crew to design and build a float for our parish. Do you enjoy taking pictures?  Perhaps you’d like to volunteer to serve as a photographer at our Centennial events. We look forward to commemorating our 100th anniversary year with a Centennial Book filled with great pictures and special memories of Saint Barbara. There are many ways that you can join in the celebration of Saint Barbara’s Centennial.  Please give the Parish Office a call to lend a hand or to receive more details.

Anointing of the Sick Mass

October 3rd at 11:30 a.m. Save the Date!

Fall 2015 -- Casino Nights -- November 6th & 7th

     We are looking for volunteers to work Casino Night.  Please consider working one or both nights this year.  We really appreciated everyone's help last year!  With the efforts of so many, we were able to make the event a success!    Please check your calendar, and if you are willing and available, please call the parish office at 708/485-2900.  Please consider asking family, friends, and coworkers to help.  Workers need to be 21 years or older.  No one under 21 is allowed to work or attend the event. Thanks in advance for your continued support!

Crafters Needed

CRAFTERS WANTED for the Pumpkins 'n Holly Craft Show and Bake Sale to be held Saturday, November 21st, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Parish Center. Spaces are 9 feet wide by 8 feet deep and are $30; tables to rent are 8 feet wide by 2 feet deep and cost $10; electric hook-up is $5. No vendors please. For an application, email amancini@boomboominc.com

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 Father Bolivar at the parish office at 485-2900.

Save the Date for Our Parish Centennial Celebrations

YES...mark your calendars for: Saturday, October 24, 2015 (5:00 pm Mass with Bishop Manz and Pot Luck Dinner to follow). It is our Parish kick off for our Centennial Celebrations! More details to come!!!

CCW General Meeting

                 The next General Meeting of St. Barbara CCW will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.  Come join the parish women for refreshments and an evening of fun. Bring a friend or neighbor! Annual dues are $5.00.  New members are always welcome.

St. Barbara Casino Nights

St. Barbara Fall Casino Nights will be held November 6th and 7th, 2016. Funds raised will be use for our up coming Centennial Celebrations. Volunteers and participants will be needed … more details will be forth coming. So please pass the word so all 21 and over can participate in this FUN event.

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 or him/her 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 ext. 6.

Book Recycling  

Recycle your used, outdated or worn books in the new book donation bin located in the parking lot.
St. Barbara Parish benefits from every pound of books donated! Our goal is to reuse as many books as possible and recycle those that we can’t so that no book ends up in a landfill. 630-283-3093.