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St. Barbara

Catholic Church

founded 1910  -      

2859 South Throop Street,  Chicago, Illinois 60608,

Phone:  (312) 842-7979  Fax:  (312) 842-7978




Pope Francis has described his vision of the Church as a field hospital in the middle of a terribly wounded world. The Church herself is populated by wounded and sinful members but, by God’s grace, she still serves as an instrument of healing and forgiving mercy.
During Lent, 2015, the Church in the Archdiocese of Chicago wants to bring the medicine of mercy not only to the Catholic faithful, but also to anyone who stands in need of healing and forgiveness.

Across two days (Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th), the Church in Chicago will offer special opportunities for the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and for prayers of healing. The Catholic faithful, especially those who have been away from the sacraments, are urgently invited to come and share in God’s mercy.

Here at St. Barbara, the Sacrament of Penance will take place on Friday, February 27th, after the Stations of the Cross, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday, February 28th, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Confessions will be available in both English and Polish.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Holy Name Society will sponsor their Spring Dinner Dance, entitled “Always and Forever” on Saturday, March 14, 2015 (Fr. Arthur’s birthday) from 6:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $20.00 each from the ushers in church or at the rectory.






Weekday Morning Mass:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 8:30 a.m. (Church)



Weekday Evening Mass:

Tuesday and Friday (Church); both at 6:00 p.m. (Please note that there will be both a morning and evening Mass on Fridays in Lent.)



Stations of the Cross:

Fridays at 6:30 p.m. (Church)

(Stations will follow the evening Mass.)



Lenten Scripture Sharing:  Soup and Scripture

Join us on Tuesday evenings – if possible, for the evening Mass – and stay for a simple supper of soup and bread shared with others interested in deepening their relationship with God through reflection on scripture.  Nourish your body and your soul.  Soup and Scripture will be held in the Parish Center.  A sign-up sheet will be in back of the church.  We will begin this Tuesday, February 17th, the day before Ash Wednesday.  For more information, please see Fr. Andrzej.



Lenten Fasting and

Abstinence Regulations



Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.  The following fasting and abstinence regulations are observed:


Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older.


Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age.  Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal.  Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one's needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.


The special Paschal fast and abstinence are observed on Good Friday and, where possible, on Holy Saturday.  On these days, Christians prepare themselves by these disciplines in anticipation of the renewal of their baptismal commitment on Easter.


From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and the catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter.  Failure to observe any penitential days at all or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious

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2859 S. Throop St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 842-7979   Fax: (312) 842-7978
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2830 S. Quinn St (School Building Address)
2859 S. Throop St. (School Mailing Address)
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 326-6243   Fax: (312) 842-7960


updated 02.20.2015  RK