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Letters From a Pastor to His People

  • Happy Memorial Day! 28 May 2017 | By

    Dear Parishioners,

    Happy Memorial Day! We remember all who have died in the service of our country, and particularly those from our parish. But let us also take the opportunity to remember and thank all of our veterans and parishioners currently serving in our armed forces.

    One of my favorite hymns is "We Remember", by Marty Haugen. Here is the refrain:

    We remember how you loved us to your death, and still we celebrate, for you are with us here; And we believe that we will see you when you come, in your glory, Lord, we remember, we celebrate, we believe.


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Experience Jesus

Experiencing Jesus

Our parish wants you to be happy, healthy and holy. The experience of Jesus in the soul, mind and body are thus our three priorities.

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Purpose leads to projects; the Experience Jesus Campaign will help us fulfill our new mission through improving our facilities and programs.

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The Experience Jesus Chronicles

Experience Jesus

Chapter One

On Easter Sunday I unveiled a vision for our parish: Experience Jesus. People are attracted to good experiences in life: a Cubs game, a movie, a concert. Well, Jesus is the best experience there is, better than any movie or game. Putting Jesus front and center is how we will be strong as a parish. St. Juliana is being restructured so that we can best Experience Jesus.

I want to keep you as informed as possible about the progress of Experience Jesus, so I intend to write regularly to you. These ‘chronicles’ will include updates on our projects, like the renovation of the back of the church or the sale of the rectory, as well as goals for the parish.

Read the Chronicles

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Principal Search Announcement

Dear Families,

The principal search committee and I are very excited to share with you that we have selected and hired a new principal for Saint Juliana School, Mrs. Marjorie Marshall! Mrs. Marshall comes to us highly recommended from Saint Cyprian School, where she has served as principal for the past four years.

Mrs. Marshall is an energetic and dynamic leader who has a passion for Catholic education and the formation of all people who walk through the doors of a school. Saint Cyprian has benefitted tremendously from her leadership, and our search committee has no doubt that Saint Juliana will benefit from Mrs. Marshall as well.

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