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Bell Tower
St. Barbara Parish
4008 Prairie Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
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Parish Council

Feb. 25, 2016

Religious Ed 2016 Registration Form

Religious Ed 2016 Spanish Registration Form


Parish blood drive

What amazing support we had at our blood drive last Sunday!  So many generous people selflessly volunteered their time to donate a total of 44 units of blood.  There was also a representative from LifeSource's Bone Marrow Registry.  She spoke with many of you and was able to add two people to the registry.  Thank you to each and every person that helped - you have given the gift of life.
     If you were not able to make it to the blood drive you may contact LifeSource at 1-877-543-3768 or www.lifesource.org to make an appointment at a donor center.  Our next blood drive is scheduled for August 14th.

Memorial Day Mass -- May 30th at 9:00 a.m.


Help us celebrate St. Barbara’s Centennial!

     Share with us a story, a photo, or a cherished memory… Did your family help to found St. Barbara Parish 100 years ago?  Have you celebrated Baptisms, First Communions, and Confirmations at St. Barbara’s for generations?  Were you married in the old church?  Do you have great memories of singing in the choir or participating in the Nights of the Dolphin? Did you help to build our current church? You are invited to remember and celebrate your cherished memories of our parish by purchasing a space in our Centennial Book.

     Perhaps you’d like a memorial page for your deceased family members.  Perhaps you’d like a “then and now” page with your classmates from school.  Perhaps you’d like a page to celebrate the many generations of family that have shared together the blessing of St, Barbara Parish. Express your gratitude… Share a memory… Maybe even include a special photograph. (¼ page --$100, ½ page --$200, full page --$400)

     Please attach your camera ready memorial with your payment.  We will scan any picture attached and return the original to you, or you can send a digital picture/memorial to centennial@stbarbarabrookfield.org. If you need assistance you can call the Parish Office at 708/485-2900. Please turn in to the Parish Office by June 30th.

Fourth of July Parade

The Fourth of July will be here before you know it (& hopefully Summer too)!

In honor of St. Barbara’s Centennial, we will have an entry in Brookfield’s Fourth of July parade.  Plans are well underway for a float with a replica of our first church and current bell tower. We are still looking for volunteers:

1.   Small musical group or single musician to ride the float & play during the parade
2.   Centenarians who are parishioners of St. Barbara to ride in convertibles
3.   Parishioners of all ages to walk, ride, skate or be pushed in the parade wearing our centennial T-shirts—we want to be 100-strong
4.   Decorators and sign makers for the vehicles
If you are interested in any of these volunteer activities, please call the Parish Office.

Men’s Fellowship

We will be having a Mass celebration and a BBQ to follow on Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00 p.m. Donation $7.00. RSVP and questions, please leave a message for Ted Zayner at the Parish Office 708-485-2900.

Centennial T-Shirts

Centennial T-Shirts continue to be available at the Resource Room at Church. Also this month they will be available at the Parish Council’s Open Meeting on Wednesday, May 25th. Don’t miss out on a chance to show your St. Barbara Pride by adding a Centennial T-Shirt to your wardrobe or purchase one for a gift.
Short Sleeve Blue Adult Small to Extra-Large and Youth Small to Large size Tees are $10 each. Larger Adult sizes and Long Sleeve Shirts are available for special order and an extra charge.

Joy’s Closet

     Joy's Closet at the Food Pantry is in need of spring clothing. The days are looking nicer and the kids will be out of school and on summer break. Children clothing is always big request along with men's and women T-shirts. If you have spring cleaning scheduled soon or just making room, your donation will be a blessing. Thank you for your generosity and your kindness. Aida Gatch Director 708-295-7336


Saturday, June 11, 2016  -- Start Time 8:00 AM



REGISTER ONLINE stbarbarabrookfield.org
REGISTER by: May 28th 2016 to receive free t-shirt
*No fee to participate!
Nonperishable food items will be accepted for the Food Pantry
Elhert Park --Congress Park Ave -- Brookfield, IL 60513
For more info contact: St. Barbara 708-485-2900 -- Aida Gatch  708-295-7336

Click here for Registration form and Waiver

Council of Catholic Women

          Mark your calendar:  On Sunday, June 12th, the 10:00 a.m. Mass will honor all current CCW members. All members are requested to attend. to acknowledge unity and support for our parish and receive a special blessing.     

Knightly Notes

           The core of a Knight of Columbus is centered on Charity, Unity and Fraternity.  St. Barbara’s Knights of Columbus council would like to congratulate those members who will receive their 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree at the exemplification ceremony in the Parish Center on Saturday June 6th.  As a member of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree these Knights have chosen to model the three core principles.
Please join us for all you can eat pancakes: When:  Sunday, June 19th --Where:  Parish Center---
Time:  8:00 am – 1:00 pm--- Cost:  $5 each, $20 family of 5, under 5 free--- (Tickets available after mass) All proceeds to benefit St Barbara’s First Fruits and help the St Barbara’s Knights of Columbus live up to the core principles.

Seniors in Need

A growing number of seniors are facing financial hardship and together we can provide the help. St. Barbara's Lending Closet is always in need of Medical Equipment. Wheelchairs, Tub Transfer Bench, Transfer Chairs, Toilet seat risers and Walkers w/seat. We are located at the Rectory Clubroom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to accept the donations, we can provide a tax receipt as well.  Thank you for your support. Please contact Aida Gatch at 708-295-7336 to make arrangements.

Centennial Activities

Click here for our Schedule of Centennial Events

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.

May   Blood Drive

Feed My Starving Children; Stand StrongAgainst Violence


Fisher House for Veterans; Letter Writing Campaign to Active Military


Backpacks for Kids; Blood Drive

September   Community Food Drive
October   Dress a Girl

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.