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Weekly Mutterings. If you think about all of the songs you've heard and enjoyed down through the years, I'm sure you would agree that nearly all of them have something to do with love. There are hundreds of thousands of songs and poems about love. (On the other hand, I have noticed that there are not very many songs about celibacy!) It seems that the mystery of love transcends language, and can be captured in music. It is a message we cannot hear enough.

Jesus often said: "Love one another, as I have loved you." It is the summation of all His teaching and example. He told his disciples, and us, that He has loved them as deeply and intimately as the Father loved Him. They were no longer servants, but His friend.

Countless songs have been written about the wonder of love, and how to be loved, and how to express love. But loving one another is much easier to write about, and sing about, and talk about than to practice. Love shows itself in deed of helping, healing, encouraging, forgiving, washing, drying, putting away, wrapping up. Perhaps St. Paul said it best: "Love is patient, and selfless, never jealous or boastful; love seeks the well-being of others. Love never fails."

Each of us is writing the words of our own love song every day, by the way we lay down our lives for our sisters and brothers, by how we remain Christ's love, and by how we choose to love one another as Christ has loved us. If your love song has an attractive melody, and expresses what is true and real; if you sing your song from your heart, with bold lyrics, and arrange it well, your song will have a good chance to become a hit.

Parish News

Men's Spirituality
All men of the parish are invited and encouraged to be a part of our Men's Spirituality Group. Learn about our faith, discuss how our faith is lived in and out of our daily lives and live our faith in the community by doing works of charity. Upcoming meeting dates: June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, 7-9pm in the church convent. Contact Maryellen Harrington for additional information.

Sandro Tsomaia Solo Performance at BAC
St. Barnabas is so fortune to have the talented Sandro Tsomaia as our acompanist. Please join us in supporting his solo piano concert at the Beverly Arts Center, Sunday, June 14th at 3pm. He will perform Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin. $12/$10 for BAC members.

Monthly Family Rosary
Beginning May 3rd, St. Barnabas will host a monthly family rosary gathering in the Holy Spirit Chapel. Whole families, and individuals of all ages, are welcome to pray together.



The St. Barnabas Master Plan is from our parishioners and for our parishioners. The study will help us determine how our facilities can best serve the needs of our vibrant ministries.

It will not be a success without you. What will our legacy be?


School News

One Book, One School
St. Barnabas School implemented a One Book, One School program this academic year. The book Wonder by RJ Palacio was chosen by the school's staff because of its incredible message of kindness and anti-bullying. Read More

Registration Ongoing
St. Barnabas School is accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 school year. Read More


Saint Barnabas Parish

10134 S. Longwood Drive
Chicago, IL 60643
P. 773.779.1166 | F. 773.445.9671

Rectory Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm
Sat: 8am-5pm
Sun: 9am-2pm

Saint Barnabas School

10121 S. Longwood Drive
Chicago, IL 60643
P. 773.445.7711 | F. 773.445.9815

School Office Hours:
Mon-Fri  7:30am-3:30pm

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