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Service is essential to St. Barnabas as we live out our root belief, “We are the hands of Christ.”  
Through the work of our teachers, staff, and Community Involvement Committee, we engage our students with authentic service-learning experiences.  At St. Barnabas, service isn’t just one day but a way of life. 
Special Olympics, Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry, Pat Mac’s Pack & St. Baldrick’s, Get Behind the Vest,  Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation, and Breast Cancer Awareness are just a few of the organizations we connect with throughout the year.  Cards for local service members and supporting parish members in need are a natural part of our community.
The best way to learn our Root Beliefs is to live them.  Each spring, at our All School Service Day, over 600 students, staff, and parent volunteers gather for a day of helping others with our hands and hearts.  The day includes direct service at over a dozen sites in Chicagoland with a hands-on approach to supporting those in need.
Organizations we supported for Service Day 2023
Belhaven Nursing & Rehabilitation,, Burst Into Books,  Catholic Charities Blessing Bags, Chicago Creative Reuse Exchange, Chicago Fire Department, Elim Christian, Friends of the Chicago River, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation,  Pullman National Monument, Share Your Soles, Smith Village, and The Universal School.