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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

Ash Wednesday Liturgy Schedule

              6:00 a.m. Mass

              8:30 a.m. School Mass, all welcome

              11:30 a.m. Mass

              7:00 p.m. Mass

Ashes will be distributed immediately after the homily




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 Tuesday, February 16th.  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.


During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, self-imposed times of fasting, and generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.





At St. Barbara Church



After 5 PM Mass


Screenplay Writer and Director:

Cecylia Jablonska


St. Barbara Parish welcomes “Misterium”, a prayer-theatrical group based at St. Hyacinth’s Basilica, who will perform the play The Passion of Christ here at St. Barbara Church on Saturday, February 13th, after the 5:00 pm Mass.  The group “Misterium” has over 70 members whose purpose is to proclaim the religious truth through word, play and music. 


The Passion of Christ is a theatrical production of the story of Christ’s life, filled with compassion, service and salvation.  A cast of non-professional actors performs passages taken directly from Scripture.  The leader of the group, Ms. Cecylia Jablonska, would like to invite all the parishioners and neighbors of St. Barbara, school parents, and students to take part one more time in reliving The Passion of Christ


The play is free; however, a free-will offering will be taken up after the performance.




Celebrating over a Century of

Faith and Education


St. Barbara Parish is a Roman Catholic community celebrating a century of faith in the Bridgeport area.  Our faith community welcomes all people, helping them grow spiritually through liturgy, prayer, and education, and socially through activities for all ages.  Our school takes great pride in fostering these values in our children.  We give witness to our faith by sharing with each other our God-given gifts and talents.  We nourish and sustain our faith as a family by celebrating the sacraments and the presence of the risen Lord among us in the Eucharist.





Saturday………………………………….. 5:00 p.m.

Sunday……..6:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.



8:30 a.m.: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and

Saturday; 6:00 p.m.: Tuesday



6:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 7:00 p.m.  unless otherwise noted



Saturday 3:45-4:30 p.m.



Mass at 8:30 a.m., followed by a short period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Evening Mass at 6:00 p.m., followed by Exposition and Adoration, concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 7:30 p.m.



Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. before the 6:00 p.m. Mass, and on Sunday at 5:30 a.m. before the 6:00 a.m. Sunday Mass.



Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 1:30-4:00 p.m.

The office is closed on Saturday and Sunday.



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


updated11.13.2015  RK