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

 

Advent Reconciliation Service

During the Advent Season, the overall message is to prepare! We are preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus but most of all, for the Lord's second coming at the end of time. Of course, we don't know when that's going to happen. Therefore, we must always be prepared. The way we prepare is by making sure we are living a life that reflects God's will and part of that requires that we are sinless before Him. That is why, we need the Sacrament of Reconciliation. No matter how good and faithful we are, we are never perfect and we fail at times. Here at St Barbara we offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation every Saturday after the 8:00am mass but, during the Avent Seasson, we offer a communial service. On December 18th, we will have our Advent Reconciliation Service for St. Barbara and St. Louise de Marillac combined. It will be at 7:00pm at St. Louise de Marillac Church. Please, take advantage of the sacrament and be prepared for the Lord. Bring your family and invite your friends.

 

 

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On December of 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in Mexico, as the pregnant Mother of God, to St. Juan Diego. As proof of her apparitions, she left her image on Juan Diego's cloak (Tilma) which still exists today in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

In honor of her apparitions, on Decemeber 12th, here at St. Barbara Parish, we will be celebrating the Feast of Our Mother. We will start with the Mañanitas at 5:00am, and the Mass of the Roses (a Unity Mass) at 7:30pm. It will be followed by a reception in the Parish Center. We hope you can come.

 

 

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.

 

2017 - 2018 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.