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Weekly Mutterings.  Today is the feast of a most unusual King. Has there ever been another king with no castle or court, no army, no taxes, not even a country? His Kingdom has no boundaries and is open to everyone. The cost of membership is to practice the bonds of love and concern that unite us to one another, bonds that reach deep into the human heart. The Gospel tells us that Christ’s Kingdom is being built, even now, through simple acts of kindness. And in the end, having entered into the frailty of human nature, having identified Himself with the needy of the world, having handed himself over to death, Christ will have conquered everything. That is the reassuring note on which our liturgical year ends. Next week we will open the door on an new Church year with the first Sunday of Advent. These coming days are not just a time of buying, but rather a time of waiting, of joyful expectation, of quiet awareness of our hope in Jesus Christ.

There is much joy and anticipation ahead of us, and it is so much more than shopping and decorating. It is all about the limitless love of God poured out for us in Jesus Christ, our hope of glory! May God bless your family, and our parish family, as we offer thanks for our blessings on Thanksgiving Day, and prepare our hearts and homes for the joy of Christmas.

Parish News

Women's Club December Gathering
All ladies of the parish are invited to celebrate the Christmas season while supporting the PADS homeless shelter, Thursday, December 3rd, 7-10pm, at the Burke's home, 10438 S. Hamilton. Please bring your favorite bottle of wine and $20 cash or check to donate to the residents at PADS. Checks made payable to St. Barnabas.

Senior Citizens Luncheon
The class of 2016 is hosting this year's Senior Citizen Luncheon, Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 12-2pm, in the St. Barnabas Gym. Please complete the form in the bulletin or call the rectory if you would like to attend

Red Tag News
We are entering the season of giving and St. Barnabas is again participating in the Red Tag gift program to provide gifts and/or small clothing items to underprivileged children and youth. Tags will be posted before Thanksgiving in the narthex. This year, we are excited post gift requests online! See a small sample of the gift requests and make your selection today.

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.



Congrats to the Big Bucks winners!
$50,000 Mary Sue Butler (Bonnie Flannery, seller)
$20,000 Christine Kennelly
$10,000 Del Wilkins
A special thanks to our team captains for their hard work in making this another successful fundraiser in support of St. Barnabas School - Camilla O'Keefe, Dominic Wizgird, Bonnie Flannery & Charlie Brown!!!

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

8th graders Ronan Dolan and Evan Wojcicki have been named to this year's Southside Catholic Conference All Star Team as members of the combined St. Barnabas/Christ the King football team. Read More

Alumni News
Congratulations to St. Barnabas Alumni Dylan Lloyd who recently signed with a major record label, EMG.  Read the full Beverly Review article.

Manna News
Christmas is coming!!  Start buying manna for your Christmas shopping now and there will be no credit card bills in January.  Plus you could save hundreds of dollars in tuition. Read More

Bitty Buckeyes
Bitty Buckeyes is a unique program designed for young children (18 months to 3 years of age) accompanied by their adult companions. Read More


Join us Saturday, December 5th for a fun, friend-filled kick-off to th Christmas season! This 11th annual event supports Christmas gifts for our teachers. Learn more. Buy tickets online.

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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