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

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Religious Ed 2016 Registration Form

Religious Ed 2016 Spanish Registration Form

Parish Council donation

Looking for Food Drive Volunteers

    A community food drive is being planned by St. Barbara's Missionary Spirit Team, St. Barbara Knights of Columbus and Boy Scout Troops #59 and #111 from Brookfield and LaGrange Park.  We want to fill the shelves of St. Barbara’s food pantry, but we need your help.
     We are looking for volunteers to help distribute bags to homes in Brookfield on Saturday, Oct.1st and collect the non-perishable donations on Saturday, Oct. 8th. Volunteers will meet in St. Barbara parking lot at 9:00 a.m. on both days - rain or shine.  This is a great service opportunity for people of all ages who want to help those in our community who may be struggling to get food on their tables.  Children younger than 12 years of age can attend with a parent.  Kids 12 and older can join us with a permission slip.  If you are unable to attend, please join us in praying for the families that our food pantry serves.
     Let us know if you can volunteer by e-mailing  missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.org or calling Noel at 708-485-5935.

Coming Soon: 
Remember to mark your calendars for

Our Centennial Celebration at a special 11:00 a.m. Mass
on Sunday, October 16th

Main Celebrant will be Archbishop Blasé Cupich

Concelebrants will be our current andsome of our former priests.

A Reception will follow the Mass. All are welcome

Religious Education Program for the 2016-2017 

     The Religious Education classes will begin on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:00pm-7:30pm, or on Sunday, September 18th from 11:15am-12:30pm, depending on which day of the week your family is attending.

The following are some requirements from the program:

  • Students are required to attend class each week
  • Students need to be on time. Students are considered tardy once the bell rings.
  • Three unexcused absences may result in having to repeat the class and the child not receiving the Sacrament’s
  • Please call the RE office to report an absent.
  • Make sure your child and you attend mass every Sunday.  
  • Two years of preparation are required in order to receive a sacrament.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Religious Education Office 708 947-4017

Registration forms are on the welcome table in back of Church or click here.




Join us for our Centennial Gala

Saturday, October 15, 2016 --  6:00pm—12:00am
at Brookfield Zoo — 3300 Golf Road   -- $75 per person

Dinner & entertainment

·6:00 – 6:30pm - Guests will enter park via South Gate and Park in the Discovery Center Lot.  They will be greeted by Zoo Staff and will be directed to board Motor Safari Tram. 

·6:30 – 7:30pm – Cocktails (Cash Bar) and Hors D’ Oeuvres at the SWAMP

·7:30pm – Motor Safari will pick up Guests and shuttle them to the Pavilions for dinner.

·8:00pm – Dinner is served, Bar re-opens

* Soup, Salad, Fresh Baked Bread and butter

* Choices: Chicken Le’mon Skinless Grilled Chicken Breast rubbed with Lemon Grass on Lemon Shallot Sauce, Portobello &       Vegetable Kabob Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Zucchini, Squash, Pepper and Onion Skewer marinated with Balsamic and Fresh Herbs on a bed of Wild Rice, topped with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, VEGETARIAN/VEGAN OPTION

* Dessert, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Hot Tea (Herbal) with dinner

-9:30pm12:00am Dancing begins with a  DJ/band

 Click Here to Purchase your tickets!



Bunco Party Fundraiser 

Sunday, October 9, 2:30-4:30 pm in the Parish Center - Men and women are welcome to attend. We'll have Bunco, Raffles, Split-the-Pot & Split-the-Deck cash prizes and refreshments.  Advance Tickets: $5; At-the-Door Tickets: $6. Bring a few friends for an afternoon of fun!  Call Dolores at 447-4705 for advance tickets.

 ACCW Fall Assembly

     The ACCW Fall Assembly Breakfast with Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will be held Saturday, October 22, at the Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook. Procession with honored guests begins at 9:15 AM.  A  plated breakfast will be served. Cost for St. Barbara CCW members is $20; non-members $32. (Note: You can join St. Barbara CCW and pay the $5 membership dues to take advantage of the discounted $20 cost.)    Please remit your check made payable to St. Barbara CCW with the attendee(s)' names by September 6 to Sylvia Gauthier, mark your envelope "St. Barbara CCW" and place it in the Sunday collection basket. If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia.

Crafters Wanted

     Display your "crafty" handmade items at the November 19th Fall Craft Show in the Parish Center.  Call Alicia for application fees and space information.

Save the Date…

Yes, it's that time again... Fall 2016 Casino Nights, October 28th and 29th ...                                       
We are looking for volunteers to work this event again this year.  Please consider working one or both nights.  We really appreciated everyone's help last year!  With the efforts of so many, we were able to make the event a success!    Please check your calendar, and if you are willing and available, let me know as soon as possible.  Also, if you know of anyone 21 years or older who would like to help, please ask them and have them contact Angela Lawler at the Parish Office.  Thanks in advance for your continued support!

Resource Room

     Come to the Resource Room and check out our End of Summer clearance specials!!
We have canvas prints that make perfect gifts for a wedding or anniversary.  Buy a canvas print at regular price and receive a featured CD “The Gift” for free.  This CD was recorded by Dale Vargas, one of our parishioners, and features 10 easy-listening Christian-themed instrumental selections.  His dedication for the CD is “to my God for the wonderful gift he’s blessed me with . . . for He is truly the world’s greatest music conductor!”  This CD sells for $15 in the Resource Room.  We also have books to buy (including Fr. Mike’s book), rosaries and statues, baptismal gifts and many special occasion cards for $1.50.  We are open after all weekend masses so stop by and browse!

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.

Medical Lending Closet

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

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.

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.