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Bell Tower
St. Barbara Parish
4008 Prairie Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
E-mail: bulletin@stbarbarabrookfield.org

Religious Education Registration for 2017-2018

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Novena of the Holy Spirit

New this year at St. Barbara, we will recite the novena in honor of the Holy Spirit! Did you know that this novena is the oldest of all novenas? It was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await nine days for the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church.

Pentecost Vigil

   St. Barbara Parish will be having their 7th Annual Pentecost Vigil on Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th. A bonfire in front of church will be blessed before the 5:00 p.m. Mass. Eucharistic Adoration in Church will start after Mass with placement of the Eucharist in the monstrance on the altar and being available throughout the night until 7:00 a.m. Sunday.
The Vigil also will include: Reciting of the last day of the Novena of the Holy Spirit, Reconciliation from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Eucharistic Praise and Worship Music from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. The celebration will conclude with Morning Prayer at 7:00 a.m. Sunday.
Sign up will be at the Welcome Table at the entrance of church.
We are in need of at least two people to be Adorers/Guardians in church for each hour
and two people to tend the Holy Fire outside.
All are welcome to come throughout the evening for prayer and fellowship.
For more information call the parish office at 708-485-2900.
Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian.
Join us, starting on Friday, May 26 at 7:00pm in church, and ending on the Vigil of Pentecost on June 3rd at 6:00pm after Saturday evening mass.
“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.  And You shall renew the face of the earth.”

Eucharistic Adoration

     Eucharistic Adoration is cancelled for Memorial Day, May 29th.  The regular schedule will resume next Monday, June 5th, from 2:00-9:00 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited on Monday from 3:00-3:10 p.m. during Adoration.  Won't you join us?

Knights of Columbus --Spring Into Summer  

All you can eat pancake breakfast

     When:  Sunday, June 11th ----Where:  Parish Center --- Time:  8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost:  $3 child (12 & under), $5 adult, $15 (family of 5) (Tickets available after Mass)
     All proceeds help support St. Barbara’s Knights of Columbus and various programs in the Parish and the surrounding Community. 

St. Barbara Relay for Life

     Our Missionary Spirit Team invites you to join St. Barbara's Relay for Life Team.  Volunteers are needed to participate in this fundraising walk which benefits the American Cancer Society.  The Relay is Saturday, June 10, 2017 from noon to midnight at Lyons Townships South Campus.  After our survivors and caregivers take their laps, all the teams pour onto the track to begin the celebration!   We have all been touched in some way by cancer.  Help us in the fight against cancer by joining our team at RelayForLife.org/WestCookIL and choose the St. Barbara Walks for Life team.  Team members take turns walking throughout the event - come for an hour or show your support through the entire event!  Contact Noel 708-522-2914 or missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org

Spring Cleaning?  Think Textile Recycling

       St. Barbara's Missionary Spirit Team has been partnering with USAgain for the past year to divert textile waste from landfills.  Maybe you've been doing some spring cleaning and have a bag of old clothes or towels that you are not going to use again.  Instead of becoming trash, these items are reworn, reused and recycled both here in the US and abroad. Reusable clothes are wholesaled and retailed at affordable prices. Non-reusable clothes are recycled into insulation, wiping rags, or are broken down to reclaim fiber.  Bring your unwanted clothing, shoes or household linens (towels, sheets, blankets, curtains, etc.) in a tied plastic bag and deposit them in the green and white bins in the church parking lot anytime.  Learn more about textile recycling at www.usagain.com.  Contact missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org.

What is Missionary Spirit?

     In 2013 our Missionary Spirit Team grew out the Parish Transformation process.  We were reminded that by virtue of our Baptism and Confirmation we are all called to be missionaries, whether that be where we live, where we worship or where we work.  We are called to reach out, as Jesus did, to help the poor, the sick and the sinner. 

     The Missionary Spirit Team works to find service opportunities for our parishioners.  Our goal is to give all parishioners an opportunity every month to serve someone in need.  We look for opportunities to serve those in our parish, our local community and beyond.  We have helped the hungry and the ill; our parish and our environment; children and the elderly. 

     St. Barbara's Missionary Spirit Team is planning some great service opportunities for 2017!  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.

June; Relay for Life; Feed My Starving Children; July: Community Food Drive

August: Backpacks for Kids;Feed My Starving Children; September; McCormick Woods; Ronald McDonald House meal

October: Pack the Pantry Dress a Girl; November: Veterans Senior Center  (meal or movie night or game night); December: Christmas for Kids

St. Barbara's Rosary Makers.....

 .....are 16 years old in January.  We have made over 29,000 corded rosaries since we began January 2001.  Irene, Therese, Estelle, Marge, Stacy, Dora, Nancy, Joan, Carol, Rose, Elma and Jenny are our Rosary Makers.  We meet one morning a month to hand over the rosaries that we have made during the past month, and then pick up the supplies that we need for the next month.  Our finished rosaries are mostly sent to a contact lady in Florida who distributes them to missionaries who come to her from Central and South America.  New Rosary Makers are always welcome. We are supported by the CCW.

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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 wants 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.



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