Missionary Spirit Team
With God all things are possible. ~Matthew 19:26
Missionary Spirit Team grew out the Parish Transformation process. We were reminded that by virtue of our Baptism and Confirmation we are all called to be missionaries, whether that be where we live, where we worship or where we work. We are called to reach out, as Jesus did, to help the poor, the sick and the sinner.
St. Barbara's Missionary Spirit Team works to find service opportunities for our parishioners. Our goal is to give all parishioners an opportunity every month to serve someone in need. We look for opportunities to serve those in our parish, our local community and beyond. We have helped the hungry and the ill; our parish and our environment; children and the elderly.
BEDS provides emergency overnight shelter from October into May seven nights a week on a rotating basis among 16-18 shelter sites located in churches across Southwest Suburban Cook County, including Holy Guardian Angels Parish.
Ongoing Ways to Help
Book Drive for Children’s Hospital
To learn more about ICDI's mission, visit http://www.icdichicago.org/about/
Help the Elderly with Interfaith Community Partners
To learn more about ICP and the people they serve, visit http://interfaithcommunitypartners.org/.
St. Barbara has hosted several textile drives over the years and Holy Guardian Angels Parish has continued the effort. Since 2016 we have had a permanent drop-off bin in our parking lot. This is a great opportunity to divert textile waste from landfills. Any time you are doing some cleaning around the house and find yourself with some bags of old clothing, shoes, towels, bed linens or curtains you can donate it at the St. Barbara location textile drop box. Instead of becoming trash, these items are re-worn, reused and recycled both here in the US and abroad. Reusable clothes are wholesaled and retailed at affordable prices. Items that are damaged are recycled into wiping rags (like the kind used at car washes). Clothing and textiles not suitable for wiping purposes are processed back into fibers that are then remanufactured into paper, yarn, insulation, carpet padding, sound proofing, etc.
To learn more about USAgain and their mission, visit www.usagain.com.
We hope there is something here that catches your attention and gets you thinking about how you can help. More details will be posted in the bulletin as we plan events. If you'd like to get an e-mail update about service projects (this is a great idea for families with Confirmation candidates!), contact us at missionaryspirit@stbarbarabrookfield.