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 best be captured in music. It is a message we cannot hear often 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 long servants, but his friends.
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 in 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.
Women's Club Cinco de Mayo Meeting
All women of the parish are invited to the Women's Club meeting and Cinco de Mayo celebration, Thursday May 5th, 7pm at Sylvia Slavin's home. A $10 donation is requested. See the flier for details.
Wednesday Morning Church Office Hour
Following Wednesday 8:45am masses, Parish Secretary Geri Doherty, moves her office to the Church narthex. Need a mass card, have an administrative question, or need to drop something at the rectory without the hike up the hill? Geri will be available for 15-20 minutes after mass to help.
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Pope Francis announced an Extraordinary Jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the importance of being merciful to one another as God is to us. Over the next 12 months, you will be invited to explore the theme of mercy in many ways.
St. Barnabas Excellence
Congratulations to 2013 St. Barnabas graduates Rebecca Valek, Tyler Bentley, Kaleigh Stanton, Madeline Moody, Suzie Devane and Mary Kate McMahon. Read More
Time to use manna for all of your spring events...graduation and communion parties, Mother's Day, etc. Order manna for your spring planting, painting or your spring cleaning projects. The more you order, the more you can save on tuition. Read More
Bitty Buckeyes is a unique program designed for young children (18 months to 3 years of age) accompanied by their adult companions. Read More
St. Barnabas School is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year. Read More
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Saint Barnabas Parish
10134 S. Longwood Drive
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Chicago, IL 60643
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