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St. Barbara Parish
4008 Prairie Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
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State of the Parish 2014 Finance Report

Estado de la Parroquia 2014 Reporte Financiero


Join us for Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:00 a.m.

St. Barbara Men's Club Corned Beef Dinner on Friday, December 5th

Have you reserved your ticket?  Time is drawing near for a great Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner sponsored by the St. Barbara Men's Club. 

Date:             December 5th
Time:            7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)
Location:     St. Barbara parish center 

Former Chicago Bulls center Bill Wennington will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Corned Beef Dinner. The 7-foot Wennington played six of his 13 NBA seasons for the Bulls (1993-00), teaming with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and coach Phil Jackson on the second “three-peat” teams that won NBA championships in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He is in his 12th season as color commentator on the Bulls’ radio broadcasts, working alongside Chuck Swirsky. As a native of Montreal, Bill played on two Canadian Olympic teams and he’s a natural hockey fan, including the Blackhawks. He is a member of the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame, two Canadian Halls of Fame and the St. John’s University Hall of Fame. He and his wife Anne reside in Lake Forest and have one son, Robbie.

    For tickets and/or information contact Deacon John Debnar at 485-2900.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

     Please join our Spanish-speaking community in the celebration of a Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Beginning on Wednesday, December 3rd, we will pray the rosary in Spanish each evening in Church at 7:30 p.m.       These days of prayer will prepare us for the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th with the singing of Las Mañanitas at 5:00 a.m., a Mass at 6:00 a.m., and the Mass of the Roses at 7:30 p.m.

St. Barbara Resource Center/Gift Shop

Stop by after mass on Sunday to see our "new look". The Resource Center/Gift Shop is located in back of church and will be open after all weekend masses starting on Celebration Sunday. We have many religious items for sale including special occasion cards, CDs, framed prints, inspirational quotes and calendars.  Seasonal items will be available in the future. We also have catalogs available from Ministry of the Arts (Congregation of St. Joseph in LaGrange) if you want to order additional items or have any items personalized.  Books can be borrowed from Sr. Margaret's Corner in the Resource Center.  We will be expanding gradually according to your wishes so stop by and let us know what you think. Helpers are always needed--contact Marge Kearney if you are interested or need more information.    

Food Pantry

     Thank you for all the food we have received for the Thanksgiving baskets. 152 Thanksgiving baskets were delivered this week. We will have a collection of food for the pantry at the 9:00 am Mass on Thanksgiving Day.     

The “Clothing Corner” of the Food Pantry-- “Baby, It’s Cold Outside

We didn’t expect to be singing that old song until mid-December and January. This unexpected frigid air and snow highlights the need for warm coats and jackets, boots, gloves, scarves and hats for children and adults. We like nothing better than to see our friends and clients leave smiling and warm. Thanks to all and God bless.

CCW Meeting and Christmas Party

St. Barbara Council of Catholic Women will host a General Meeting and Christmas Party Tuesday, December 9th, in the Parish Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments. Dinner catered by Rose will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. Holiday entertainment will follow. Member and guest tickets are $10 each. Deadline to RSVP with payment is December 1st.   Payment with your name/phone number can be mailed to Eve Donovan, 3906 Forest Ave., Brookfield, or placed in the Sunday collection basket marked “CCW Christmas Party.” Tickets will not be available at the door. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Christmas Wreath & Poinsettia Sale: Order yours today

  Orders must be received by Wed., Nov. 26th. Drop orders at Rectory or call Rich Slehofer at 708-387-9229 or Liz Kenny at 708-387-1833 (home) or 708-308-1501 (mobile)
PICK UP – Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th in the Parish Center after ALL MASSES
Family Name _______________________________ Phone ____________________________________

______24" Wreath                     $18 = $______
______36" Wreath                     $22 = $______
______48" Wreath                     $38 = $______
______28" Cross                        $22 = $______
______28" Candy Cane              $20 = $______
______25' Garland Rope           $25 = $______

______24" RED Poinsettia         $18 = $______
______24" WHITE Poinsettia     $18 = $______
______24" PINK Poinsettia        $18 = $______

______ Wreath Stands              $ 6 = $______ TOTAL ENCLOSED:      $ __________

Please make checks payable to: Troop 59 --Thank you for your order and your support.


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.

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.