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

Zoo Registration


Religious Ed 2016 Registration Form

Religious Ed 2016 Spanish Registration Form

Parish Council donation

Parish Blood Drive -- Gym

Celebrating 100 years with 100 donations!

Sunday, August 14th  -- 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Can you help us reach our goal of collecting 100 units in honor of St. Barbara's 100 year anniversary?  Regular donors can consider inviting a friend to join you.  Help us spread the word by telling a neighbor or co-worker about our blood drive. 

Blood supplies are typically low during summer months for several reasons.  Fewer people donate because they are busy with vacations and other family fun.  More people are enjoying outdoor activities which means more injuries that may require surgery requiring blood transfusions.  Together we can make a difference in this critical blood shortage and make an immediate, lifesaving change in someone's life!

 For more information please contact LifeSource Blood Services at 1-877-LIFESOURCE or www.lifesource.org.  To make an appointment contact Noel Thornton at 708-485-5935 or nthornton@ameritech.net.  Appointments recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome!

Registration Forms for the Religious Education Program for the 2016-2017 

     Registration forms are on the welcome table in back of Church or click here. Please complete and return the registration forms, along with a copy of your child’s certificate of baptism if he/she has not been baptized at St. Barbara or if you have not previously submitted one to the Religious Education Office.
     Include a check or money order made payable to St. Barbara parish and bring the registration form, along with the required registration fee(s), to the rectory (4008 Prairie Ave) /For questions please call Maria Ramos at (708) 927-4017.

MAIL YOUR REGISTRATION TO: St. Barbara Parish, Religious Education Program, 4008 Prairie Avenue
Brookfield, Il 60513

Religious Education Program Novelties Sale

THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM WILL HAVE A RELIGIOUS NOVELTIES SALE: BRACELETS, MEDALS, CROSSES AND OTHERS ITEMS.On August 13th and 14th and August 20th and 21st, after each Mass. This fundraising will help the program: To purchase images of the Virgin Mary in order to have one for each classroom: these images will visit the students’ homes and stay for a week. Our main goals are (1) To promote the recitation of the Rosary in the family. “A family that prays together stays together”, is according to Pope John Paul II teaching. (2) Provide training to our catechist’s volunteers, so they can be more prepared to teach their classes. (3) To buy visual materials to help students better understand their Catholic faith. We ask you to help us by buying from us these religious items or making a donation to the Religious Education Program. May God blessed you for your generosity.




Join us for our Centennial Gala

logoWhen: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 6:00pm - 12:00am
Where: Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL                                      
Cost: $75 per person
Ticket price includes dinner and entertainment
Join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship as we celebrate our centennial year, commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the parish!
Click Here to Purchase your tickets!





Rosary Times

New the summer: Evening Rosary in the Church on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. We also have Rosary after the 8:00 a.m. Mass daily Monday through Saturday and in Spanish on Friday evenings 6:00 p.m.

Items needed for our Food Pantry:

Canned Fruit, Jello, Tuna and Tuna Helper, Hamburger Helper, Rice and Rice Sides, All Canned Soups, Noodles, Chili, Powdered Drinks, Green Beans and Peas, Peanut Butter and Jelly

     These summers days are truly the most difficult time to keep our shelves stocked. We are running low on items and your help is always gratefully appreciated. I would like to thank you all for your continued dedicated support to our pantry, you are a blessing. Please drop off donations in the family room before or after Masses or you can drop off donations at the rectory Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Food Pantry is only open on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and we welcome your donations as well. Thank you again for your support. Aida Gatch, Food Pantry Director

Medical Lending Closet

The Medical Lending Closet is temporarily not accepting: Walkers, Commodes, Crutches, Canes.Thank you for your kind donations.

Centennial T-Shirts

      Centennial T-Shirts are still available at the Resource Room at Church.  Youth Sizes: Small to Large and Adult Sizes: Small to Extra-Large for $10.00 each.  Also Sizes 2X to 5X and Adult Long Sleeve Shirts are available for SPECIAL ORDER and EXTRA FEE. Not Seeing your size place an order!! 
Show your St. Barbara pride at the Centennial Golf Outing in August, The Parish Picnic in September, Missionary Spirit Events, just around town, or a gift.
It was GREAT to have so many wearing the Centennial Tees in the parade and  the cheering crowd along the parade route.

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

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.


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.