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Bell Tower
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


Parish Life at St. Barbara Parish

Come Join Us

Spring is technically here and winter debris is everywhere.  So please come join fellow Parishioners on Saturday, April 25th at 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, and shovels. 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… nddlball@att.net

Resource Center/Gift Shop FEATURED ITEM!!   

        We have obtained several copies of a beautiful standing crystal cross made by Mikasa.  This would make a perfect Easter gift or be a focal point in the home of newlyweds.   The cost is $15.00 and when the limited supply is gone, there will be no more available.
     Spring is coming and with it, First Eucharist celebrations and weddings.   We have children’s Mass booklets in English and Spanish available for $3.00 along with beautiful rosaries.  There are hand-made paua shell cross bracelets and necklaces.  For wedding gifts, check out several of our hand-made canvas prints or the beautiful Sacred Love sculpture.  As always, we have greeting cards and CDs for special occasions and books to borrow. Complimentary copies of Senior Connection and Catholic New World are also available in the

Lent 2015 Book Discussion on April 26th from 2:00--4:00 p.m.

     We will be discussing the book, “Made for More” (“Hechos Para Mas”) by Curtis Martin.  This quick and easy-to-read book helps you answer questions about the deeper meaning of life. You will be encouraged to get beyond the distractions of our culture and discover that you really are “made for more” and have an irreplaceable role to play in the world.  The guided discussion will take place in English and Spanish in different rooms of the Parish Center.  All are invited!

Market Day

    The next Market Day pick-up is Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00--10:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. Orders are due by Tuesday, April 28th. Order online, drop off in Market Day mailbox outside Rectory. Order forms can be found near the bulletins in church or online at www.marketday.com.
     Remember you can also buy Market Day products at Gordon Food Service(GFS) stores and St. Barbara will still receive credit.  Why not try Market Day products? You can get $5.00 off your first order by using the promotion code NEWFIVE when you spend $25.00

CCW Thank You

     Thank you to all who supported last week's CCW Bunco fundraiser either by baking, working, or attending and generously supporting our raffles. We sold 74 tickets and had a really enjoyable afternoon. Our proceeds were $696 which will help support the Food Pantry and other parish-sponsored programs.

CCW May Crowning

     All members of St. Barbara Council of Catholic Women are invited to attend the May Crowning and Installation of Officers on Tuesday, May 5th, at 7:00 p.m. in the church.  This year's final CCW General Meeting will immediately follow in the Parish Center at approximately 7:30 p.m. with refreshments.

Thank You from the Food Pantry

     Thanks to our risen Lord and all our wonderful donors we were able to serve 120 families and individuals this Easter. Thank you all. I only hope you all had a wonderful Easter and that our Lord bless you for the kindness that you show to brothers and sisters in need. Several of our patrons enjoyed and shared their beautiful hams with their families and wanted me to convey how grateful they are for that opportunity. Peace be with you all, Maria

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.