Activities This Week
Tues., Jan. 21- St. Barbara Seniors Mtg.; 11:30 am
Wed., Jan. 22 – SS Barbara and Therese Staff Mtg.; 9:30 am
Thurs., Jan. 23 – St. Barbara Chinese New Year Bingo; 6:35 pm
Sun., Jan. 26 – Catholic Schools Week Begins 

As we continue to work on the unification of Parish operations, we now have a bank account under the name of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The change will help with daily parish operations, simplifying accounting and, ultimately, save us some costs. In order to help us with this process, please start making your offering checks payable to St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish. If you are using online giving (Give Central), you don’t need to make any changes.

Sunday of the Word of God: Next weekend, Jan. 25th and 26th, Pope Francis has devoted the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time as the Sunday of the Word of God. All parishioners are invited to bring their family bibles to Mass for a blessing.

Chinese New Year Mass: The Chinese New Year Mass will take place at St. Therese Church on Sunday, February 2nd, at 10:00 am.

Super Super Bowl Party @ St. Therese Worship Site: Purchase a square and join us for a super bowl party at St. Therese Church on Feb. 2nd at 4pm (218 W. Alexander St.). All you can eat buffet, beer and soda, family event. Watch the game on multiple projection screens.
Squares are $100. Payout: Final score – $2,500, half -time score: $500, 1st and 3rd Quarter score $250. Also score changes split $1,000.
To purchase a square, please call 312-842-6777 or email

Blessing of Throats: Blessing of throats in honor of St. Blaise will take place at all Masses on Feb 8-9.

Rosary Service: The St. Barbara Knights of Columbus will hold a Rosary Service on Saturday evening, February 8th, following the 5:00 pm Mass.

Youth Gathering: The next youth gathering will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8th beginning with the 5pm Mass followed by food and games in the Lower Hall and Gym.

Annual Catholic Appeal: The Annual Catholic Appeal is around the corner. The announcement weekend will be February 8th-9th and the commitment weekend will be held the weekend of February 15th-16th.


As a sign of respect, please turn your cell phones to silent upon entering church. Also, please remove your hats during Mass and consider to dress appropriately for Mass.

Catholic Schools’ Week will begin on Sunday, January 27th. Watch for highlights of activities to be held that week.

Do you have questions about the life of our new parish? Would you like to be involved with our ministries and organizations? What are your concerns and hopes for our new parish?
If you would like to share your hopes and suggestions for our parish with me, please email me at, call our parish offices at 312-842-7979 or 312-842-6777 to schedule a coffee time. I want to listen to you and to hear from you.

Calling Parishioners and Friends to Ministries
In the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, the Church tells us that all Christians have a vocation to “share in the mission of the whole people of God in the Church and in the world.” (2)
“Our own times require of the laity no less zeal: in fact, modern conditions demand that their apostolate be broadened and intensified. With a constantly increasing population, continual progress in science and technology, and closer interpersonal relationships, the areas for the lay apostolate have been immensely widened particularly in fields that have been for the most part open to the laity alone.”
Is the Spirit calling you to be part of the following ministries in our parish?
a. Liturgical Ministry (Lector, Choir Member, Greeter, Server, Translator….)
b. Educational Ministry (Catechist, Formation, Evange- lizer….)
c, Service Ministry (Outreach, Church Cleaning, Garden ing, IT….)
d. Parish Life Ministry (Youth, Young Adult, Senior Minis try, Holy Name, St. Vincent Society, St. Barbara Knights, Committee Members….)
If you are ready to be more involved with any Committees, and/or Ministries, please speak with or email Fr. Francis or Fr. Lukas.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society responds to the needs of those in the community. Should you find your family needing food assistance, please complete the registration form found in the bulletin.

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