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


Preparing Meals for Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants

St. Barbara’s Missionary Spirit Team would like to introduce a wonderful service opportunity. We are looking for volunteers who would like to help prepare a meal for Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants (ICDI). These refugees at the Cicero shelter have already gone through the detention process after being forced to leave their country (many have fled Somalia) in order to escape war, persecution or violence. Often their fear of persecution is for reasons of their race, religion, nationality or political opinion. Food and shelter is provided for people awaiting future court dates or waiting for work permits. Would you like to help these people in need? We are looking for volunteers to prepare a entree, side dish or dessert for 15 people. Volunteers make the food at their home and drop it off at a Missionary Spirit Team’s member’s home to be delivered to the shelter. This will be an ongoing service project where we will be providing dinner for the shelter every second Sunday of the month. Our next meal will be on July 13. Let us know if you’d like to volunteer for July 13 or to get on the calendar for a future date. Peace from St. Barbara’s Missionary Spirit Team MissionarySpirit@StBarbaraBrookfield.org

Please click here to learn more about Missionary Spirit Team activities and announcements...


Fourth of July Parade

american_flag In honor of Brookfield’s 125th Anniversary, we will once again have an entry in this year’s 4th of July Parade. We are planning on having a float with the replica of our first church and would like to have as many parishioners as possible walking or biking with us to hand out flyers and candy as in the past. The Independence Day Parade will start at 10am. Our Knights of Columbus will have a tent at Kiwanis Park for gathering after the parade. To volunteer, please use the sign-up sheets on the Welcome Table in the back of the church. More information about the staging area for our group will be in the bulletin as soon as that information is available to us. We hope to see you all there!



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.