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Weekly Mutterings. Since the reinstatement of the permanent diaconate to the Church following the 2nd Vatican Council, St. Barnabas Parish has greatly benefitted from the ministry of several permanent deacons. They include Jim Temple – Class of 1984, Bill Sullivan - Class of 1986, Larry Conway - Class of 1987,  and Andy Neu – ordained by Bishop Raymond Goedert on May 21, 2001 at Holy Name Cathedral. So this weekend, Andy and Cindy Neu are celebrating their 15th anniversary as a deacon couple, all of them in service to the people of St. Barnabas.

We are deeply grateful for the remarkable body work that Andy and Cindy have accomplished among us, and the gifts of faith they have shared with us all. Together they began the “Children’s Liturgy of the Word” during the Sunday Liturgy. They initiated the family Advent wreath making project in preparation for Christmas. For many years they have prepared couples for the baptism of their children, and then celebrated those baptisms. For fifteen years the Neu’s have also assisted couples to prepare for their marriage, and four years ago began a Marriage Ministry which includes pre-Cana classes approved by the Archdiocese – one of the few parish programs to be so approved. Cindy are Andy are among a group of parishioners who make chili every weekend, and for nine years have brought food and other items to needy folks in Robbins.

Andy has been on the faculty of Marist High School for 12 years, and is the chaplain and director of Campus Ministry there. He has participated in countless classes, retreats, liturgies and service projects which have enriched the faith of many young women and men.
Andy counts among the happiest moments of his diaconate the opportunity to celebrate the weddings of both of his brothers and his nephew as well. We as a parish have benefitted from his insightful homilies and liturgical presence, and his humble and generous nature. But most of all, Andy is grateful for his partnership with Cindy, the “best wife in the world” without whom he would have been unable able to accomplish anything.

It would be difficult to imagine our parish surviving and thriving without the ministry of Andy Neu and the other permanent deacons who have lived and served among us. Permanent deacons will have even more important roles to play in the future for the well-being of the Church of Chicago. Please say “thank you” and “congratulations” to Andy and his family when you see them, and keep him and all our permanent deacons close to your hearts in your prayers.

Ad Multos Annos!

Parish News

St. Barnabas Eccommittee Request
St. Barnabas' Eccommittee can help make your summer party eco-friendly. They will provide/pick-up containers to recycle aluminum cans and paper cups and water coolers to avoid using water bottles. Call the rectory, 773-779-1166, or 773-779-6064 to schedule.

Su Casa Luncheon
Vounteers and donations of food and disposable dining items are needed for the next Su Casa luncheon, Sunday, June 12th. Details and contact information can be found in the bulletin. Thank you for your generosity.

Children's Clothing Closet at St. Gall's
St. Barnabas will be collecting summer clothing and shoes for children, newborn to age 12, June 4-5 in the church narthex for the Children's Clothing Closet at St. Gall's. We ask that all clothing be washed and folded prior to being donated. Please contact Sr. Julie with questions.

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.



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.


School News

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

Manna News
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

Registration Ongoing
St. Barnabas School is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 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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