St. Barbara Parish
4008 Prairie Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
708-485-2900

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MASS SCHEDULE

Weekday Masses:
8:00am Monday through Saturday

Weekend Masses:
5:00pm on Saturday Sunday: 7:30am and 10:00am; 12:30pm in Spanish

Mass Holy Days:
7:00pm on the day; See current bulletin for any changes.

News and Events

 

Masses for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Holy Day of Obligation

The Assumption refers to the Blessed Virgin Mary being assumed — body and soul — into heaven at the end of her earthly life. “Assumption” is different than “ascension” because one is passive (i.e. one is assumed) and the other is active (i.e. one ascends). It is by the power of God that Mary was assumed. As evidenced by the writings of many early Church fathers, Christians have believed for more than a millennium that the Blessed Virgin was assumed into heaven. In the Church, the Assumption of Mary (August 15th) is the holy day of oblication. That is why we are offering the following masses on this Wednesday: 6:30AM, 8:00AM, and 7:30PM. Please, come as we venerate the Mother of our Lord on the day she was taken into heaven and was crowned as Queen and Mother of all Christians.

 

Parish Picnic

Save the date! St. Barbara Parish will be celebrating its annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, September 23rd, after the 11am Mass (note: there will be no 10am Mass or 12:30pm Mass on that day). Please bring a dish to share. Hot dogs, brats and tacos will served. Hope to see you there!

 

Save the date: Bus Trip to Holy Hill in Wisconsin!

On Sunday, October 28th, we are planning a bus trip to Holy Hill in Wisconsin. More than 500,000 people from all over the world visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at Holy Hill each year. We hope you can join us to enjoy a beautiful day of spiritual renewal and great company. To see a flyer with more details please click here.

 

Religious Education Registration 2018 - 2019

roadThe Religious Education Registration forms 2018 - 2019 are now available on the Welcome Table in back of Church or they can be downloaded from our Religious Education Program's Webpage. Please complete and return the registration form with any additional requirements to the Religious Education Office. For more information, please call Maria Ramos at (708) 927-4017 or visit us at the Parish Office.

 

Annual Catholic Appeal 2018

The ACA for 2018 is about to start in St. Barbara Parish. It is an annual fundraising campaign that supports the parishes, schools, ministries, programs and agencies that serve the educational, physical and spiritual needs of the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

This Appeal has benefited us greatly in the past years. Your contributions and generosity are deeply appreciated, much needed and make a real difference in the lives of many. Thanks in advance for your support to the St. Barbara's ACA 2018. Watch the ACA 2018 video.

 

To Teach Who Christ Is

TTWCIWe had a very successful To Teach Who Christ Is campaign here at St. Barbara raising more than $332,995 in pledges. A pledge is made in good faith to God to support His Church. This campaign is very important for our parish as it will help us to improve accessibility to our church and parish center. We will create a more accessible, safe and professional environment in our parish office. We will also grow our building fund “First Fruits” for needed improvements in the future. To make it easier for families to keep up with their pledge payments, we will designate the 1st Sunday of each month as PLEDGE PAYMENT SUNDAY for the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign. Please bring your payment envelope to Mass, put your name on it, and place it in the 2nd collection. Of course, if you prefer to mail-in your payment you may continue to do so. Additional envelopes will be available in the church pews for your convenience. If you have questions about your pledge or wish to contribute please contact the TTWCI office at 312 532 8500 or you can go to http://www.toteachwhochristis.org. Thank you!



St. Barbara's Rosary Makers

rosaryThe Rosary Makers at St. Barbara's was founded in January 2001. Since then we have made over 32,400 rosaries for the missions mostly in Central and South America. Irene, Therese, Estelle, Marge, Stacy, Carol, Rose, Elma, and Jenny have made 2,552 rosaries since January 2017. We meet one Tuesday morning a month to hand over the rosaries that were made the previous month, and then take more supplies for the next month. Finished corded rosaries are mailed to our contact lady in Florida, and the missionaries come to her for the finished rosaries. We are fully funded by CCW. New Rosary Makers are always welcome. Call the rectory.

 

2016 - 2017 Parish Financial Report

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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.