Father James

A NOTE FROM THE ST JULIANA PASTOR - WEEK TWO - MARCH 23, 2020

As we embark upon another week in our surreal world, I want to let you know I am continually praying for you and offering Mass for each of you. Interestingly, I feel very much connected to you. That’s one of the beautiful powers of prayer!

If you have any specific prayer requests, please do not hesitate to email me and let me know. Father Emanuel and I will add these intentions to our daily Mass and prayers. And, again, if you are in need of the Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick or of Reconciliation, please email me. If you need to talk, I am happily available for that as well. You can call the parish office (773-631-4127) or the emergency number (847-507-2585) and I will respond to your message as soon as possible.

NEED ASSISTANCE OR LOOKING TO HELP?

If you need help for any reason, be it grocery shopping or picking up medication or whatever, please reach out to the parish. We want to help you and will coordinate getting the assistance you need. Please call and leave a message (773-631-4127) or email me.

Knowing that there are seniors who need help but might not receive this electronic message: if you have a neighbor or know of someone who needs help, please communicate this information to them and even reach out to us on their behalf.

Finally, we have had many people contact us wanting to help and volunteer their services. Thank you for this. If you would like to be added to our list of volunteers, please email me or call the office.

REMINDER OF SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We are continuing to post daily the Mass readings and a reflection by yours truly, called The Daily.” We will continue the virtual Sunday Mass on the weekends, which many of you have watched. And Glenn DeCastro, our fabulous music director, has posted music recordings as well.

We have plans right now to post online a Virtual Holy Week, which will include Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, The Easter Basket Blessing (hold up your eggs and breads in front of the screen!), and Easter Sunday.

Lastly, you can continue to read our bulletin and newsletters online which also contain prayerful content and other information.

A FINAL REFLECTION

I’ve read lately a few accounts of the heroism undertaken by ordinary men and women during times of plague and disease in history. Saints Catherine of Siena , Aloysius Gonzaga, and Damien of Molokai, just to name a few, all ‘made their mark’ in circumstances similarly precarious to ours. There is even a group known as The Martyrs of the Plague of Alexandria.” May these saints pray for us and may we ourselves become saints by the unique actions we take during the time of the Coronavirus. God bless you all. I miss you but I remain,

Yours in Christ,
Fr. James Wallace, Pastor

 


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Worship & Spiritual Life

Guided by the Holy Spirit, our mission as a Catholic community of faith is to challenge and support one another while humbly living the gospel message and serving the common good as witnesses to Jesus Christ. We strive to worship our God by responding to the needs of the parish community; fostering spiritual growth, providing exceptional Catholic educational programs, and reaching out with love and compassion to serve all.

 

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Liturgical Support

Life-long faith formation is essential to spiritual growth, and many dedicated and talented individuals play roles in the creation and celebration of our liturgical services. Contact the parish office for information about joining our liturgical support teams.

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  • Eucharistic Ministers and Ministers of Care

    Eucharistic Ministers serve our parish through the distribution of Holy Communion at mass. They share the wonderful gift of Jesus' presence in the lives of many. Contact the parish office for more information about joining this team.  Ministers of Care server Holy Communion to the Home Bound, in Hospitals or in Nursing Homes. Contact Deacon Bob or Deacon Ed for Minister of Care training.

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  • Family Mass

    We welcome children to join us for the Sunday School and Children's Liturgy of the Word every Sunday at 9:30am. 

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  • Lectors & Commentators

    Adults who share the Word of the Lord through reading at mass and other liturgical services. This role also includes commentating at mass and sharing information through announcements at services. To become a member of this team please contact the parish office. See Bulletin for the Lector and Commentator Retreat on January 12th.

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  • Liturgy Team

    This group plans all of the Sunday and special holy day liturgies celebrated in the parish. They bring together the theme, readings and music for our many celebrations of the Eucharist. They also do a wonderful job decorating our church and chapel. We welcome new members; please contact the parish office for more information.

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  • Ushers

    Teens and adults who serve as greeters at mass and other liturgies, welcoming and assisting all who come to celebrate at our parish. Ushers are always needed; contact the parish office for more information.

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Liturgical Support

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

(2 Peter 3:18)
 

Music Ministry

Our music ministry is a faith-filled group of parishioners who share their love of God and music through singing and playing at liturgies, enhancing and reinforcing the song of the congregation through harmony, unison and solo singing, playing and ringing. They prepare diligently through regular gatherings comprised of shared prayer and rehearsal of choral hymns, acclamations and faith sharing.To join any of the our music ministries, contact our music director, Glenn deCastro.

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  • Instrumentalists

    Instrumentalists of all disciplines and of all ages are welcomed.  Note reading is necessary and an audition is needed.

  • Adult Choir

    Members are women and men who love to sing both traditional hymns and more contemporary songs in SAB parts. They lead song on Sunday at either the 9:30 or 11:00am Mass.
    Rehearsals: 7:00pm–8:30pm Tuesday evenings September–May
  • Children's Ensemble

    Members are 2nd–8th grade students of the parish who sing songs ranging from traditional to contemporary.  They lead song on the 1st Sunday of each month at the 11:00am Mass. Rehearsals: (2nd - 4th Grades) 3:00-4:00pm Wednesdays,  (All ages) 6:00 - 6:45pm Wednesdays, (5th- 8th Grades) 3:00 - 4:00pm Thursdays September-May

  • Teen Ensemble

    Members are high school students who lead song at the 5pm Mass on the 2nd Sunday of each month.  Rehearsals:  4:30pm on that Sunday afternoon, just prior to Mass. 
  • Family Choir

    Members are children, parents and extended family and friends of the parish, making up a multi-generational choir. They sing at the 11:00am Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Rehearsals: 10:30am on that Sunday morning, just prior to Mass.
  • Cantors

    Members are vocalists who lead the congregation in praise through song. They serve on a rotating schedule and an audition is necessary. Rehearsals: Quarterly
  • Bell Ringers

    Members are adult women and men who play hand bells. They accompany the Adult Choirs at various Masses. Rehearsals: 4:30pm-6:00pm Wednesday evenings, September-May
    Instrumentalists of all disciplines and of all ages are welcomed.  Note reading is necessary and an audition is needed.

     

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