25 May

Marian Consecration

The basic premise of a consecration to Jesus through Mary is that Jesus came into the world through Mary and that we can be closest to Jesus through her.

33 Days to Morning GloryIf you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is a guided, do-it-yourself retreat in preparation for a total consecration to Mary. We typically have free copies of the booklet available in church throughout the month of May, or contact the parish office at other times during the year.

One may also begin a consecration with the Immaculata Consecration prayer and renew it each day or as needed with the brief version; both are below.

Immaculata Consecration

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and Earth, refuge of sinner and most Loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy on to you. I, [your name], a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet, humbly imploring you to take me with all that I am and have, wholly to yourself as your posseession and property. Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases you. If it pleases you, use all that I am and have without reserve, wholly to accomplish what was said of you: "She will crush your head," and "You alone have destroyed all the heresies in the world."

Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for introducing and increasing your glory to the maximum in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, and thus help extend as far as possible the Blessed Kingdom of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For wherever you enter, you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, since it is through your hands that all graces come to us from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

V. Allow me to praise you, O Sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against your enemies.

Daily Renewal

Immaculata, Queen and Mother of the Church, I renew my consecration to you for this day and for always, so that you might use me for the coming of the Kingdom of Jesus in the whole world. To this end I offer you all my prayers, actions and sacrifices of this day.

20 May

Teen Ministry

  • 19 October 2018 |
  • Published in Learning

Saint Juliana Parish hosts a monthly gathering for teens and invites all current high school students to attend and join our Teen Ministry.

On the second Sunday of every month, we meet in church for 5pm Mass then head over to the Ahearn Activity Center for prayerful conversation, food (usually pizza or something equally good) and open gym immediately afterwards.

Bring your friends and spread the word! Students from all high schools are welcome and there's no cost. This is a great chance to reconnect with grammar school friends you haven't seen in a while, and make new friends!

Please join us for a bus trip on October 5 to St. John Bosco Youth Day in Holy Hill, Wisconsin. We will hand out permission slips, relay the cost of the trip at the teen ministry meeting on September 9 - 5pm. For more information on the trip, please visit: St. John Bosco Youth Day. ---> Click here for the permission slip Due October 3rd.

20 May

3 Cs in Christ Discussion Group

  • 19 October 2018 |
  • Published in Learning

Our 3 Cs in Christ are coffee, conversation and contemplation as we gather for monthly discussions centered around faith, formation, growth and inspiration.

Sunday, October 7: Guest speaker Pat McCaskey leads a discussion on Faith and Sports

 

Pat McCaskey vice president and co-owner of the Chicago Bears will be the featured speaker for our discussion on Sunday, October 7 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Church. An active member of his own parish, Pat will focus on his five books about faith and sports. He's an excellent and entertaining speaker so mark your calendars, sports fans, and join us.


Sunday, November 4: Guest speaker Dr. Melanie Barrett (USML) leads a discussion on "Holiness in Today’s World:  Discussing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

What does it mean to be Holy? "To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves. " (Pope Francis Gaudete et Exsultate 14)  Dr. Melanie Barrett the Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Moral Theology at the University of St Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary will join us on Sunday November 4th from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Church for a presentation and discussion on "Holiness in Today’s World:  Discussing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

Click here and start your reading of this wonderful Apostolic Exhortation to see how you can be holy in today's world.


Sunday, December 2: Release of our Parish Advent Book Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. 


Sunday, January 6: Father James leads the discussion on Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. 

Father James Wallace the Pastor of St. Juliana Parish will lead a discussion on Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. Join us on Sunday January 6th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church 


Sunday, February 3: Father Emanuel leads the discussion on Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love), Sunday February 3rd from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church

As stated by Pope Benedict XVI, "Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. Saint John's Gospel describes that event in these words: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should ... have eternal life” (3:16)Father Emanuel Torres, Associate Pastor of St. Juliana Parish, will lead a discussion on Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love). Join us on Sunday February 3 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church.

Click here and start reading Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love) to know the love God lavishes on us and how to share this love with others in today's world.


Sunday, March 6: Distribution of Parish Lent Book


Sunday, April 7: Guest speaker Dr. Christina Zaker (CTU) leads the Discussion on how the parables in the Gospel can help us even in today's world.

Dr. Christina Zaker, professor at the Chicago Theological Union, is a practical theologian with a focus on cultivating reflective practitioners in a variety of settings. Her doctoral work focused on the development of parable as a lens for theological reflection and she continues to do research in the area of theological reflection as it intersects with justice. Please join us on Sunday April 7 from 3:30-4:30 pm for a reflective look at our own spirituality and Catholic faith communities.

Click here and start reading how the parables in the Gospel can help you with your life today - Parable As A Lens to Theological Reflection 


Sunday, May 5: Father James leads the discussion on 33 Days of Morning Glory and Marian Consecration 

Friday, May 31: Father James leads a public consecration to Jesus through Mary in the church

To facilitate ongoing discussion of topics raised during 3Cs sessions, we've created an online discussion forum, which you can access here. You may also email the 3Cs team leaders directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3Cs Discussion Forum

Discussion Schedule

All gatherings take place in church from 3:30 to 4:30pm and we encourage you to stay with us for 5:00pm Mass immediately following.

20 May

Blue By You

“By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples” (Jn 15:8). We hear quite a bit about fruit throughout Scripture. Jesus tells us that if we remain in him, like a branch connected to the vine, we will bear fruit. He also speaks of a good tree bearing good fruit—“by their fruits you will know them” (Matt 7:20). St. Paul talks about the fruits of the Holy Spirit in his letter to the Galatians (cf. Gal 5:22-23), and, of course, we have the most well-known and infamous fruit of all—the apple, the cause of our downfall when consumed by Adam and Eve.

20 May

Pentecost

Dear Parishioners,

Saint John Chrysostom was an ancient Church Father who lived in Turkey and died in the year 407. He was famous for his preaching. The name Chrysostom means literally, ‘the golden mouth.’ The priest had this to say about Pentecost:

The Apostles did not come down from the mountain like Moses with stone tablets in their hands. They emerged from the Cenacle carrying the Holy Spirit in their hearts and offering everywhere treasures of wisdom and of grace as spiritual gifts flowing from a gushing spring. They went preaching to the whole world, they themselves being the living law, as if they were books animated by the grace of the Holy Spirit. (In Mt. Hom., 1, 1:PG 57-58, 15.)

16 May

St. Juliana School Open House

Enrollment for 2018/2019 is open!

We've got many admissions events scheduled that will be especially helpful for families interested in joining us for the first time next year. Mrs. Margie Marshall, our principal, as well as faculty and parents will be your guide for a tour of our campus. Here are some upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, April 26: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 16: 9-10:30am

We also encourage you to contact us to schedule a private tour if your needs aren't met by our scheduled events.

Admissions

13 May

Are you ascending?

Dear Parishioners,

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia! It's been forty days (well, more or less) since the Resurrection and this Sunday we celebrate Jesus' departure from this earth—the Ascension. “So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God” (Mk 16:19).

Notice there is a lot of direction on where the disciples are to go and what they are to do when our Lord ascends to the sky. Jesus tells them to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth (cf. Acts 1:8). He also instructs them to preach the Gospel and baptize (cf. Mk 16:15-16). The angel tells them to stop looking at the sky (cf. Acts 1:11). The disciples return to Jerusalem (cf. Lk 24:52).

What am I to do with my life? Where should I go? These are questions people, young adults in particular, ask themselves often. Graduation is around this time of year and I wonder if some college and even high school seniors are wondering about the direction of their lives.

13 May

Fatima

Muhammad, the founder of Islam, had a daughter named Fatima. When she died at age 29 in the early 7th Century it is reported that her father said, in grief, “She has the highest place in heaven after the Virgin Mary.” Muhammad did not mourn too long however. In the subsequent years his religion spread across the Middle East, Africa, and into Europe. In 711, the Crescent crossed the Straits of Gibraltar and a small town named Salatia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, was conquered. In the 12th Century the Christians organized themselves and reconquered Spain and Portugal, including this small town. During the reconquista, the Muslim princess of Salatia, named Fatima, was captured. Falling in love with the Spanish Count of Ourem, Fatima converted to Catholicism. Like Muhammad's daughter, Fatima died prematurely and her hometown, reclaimed for Catholicism, was renamed in her honor.

06 May

Paratrooper Padre

On August 27, 1942, General George C. Marshall wrote the following in a letter to John Hildring, upon Hildring's appointment as the head of the Army Civil Affairs branch:

“We have a great asset and that is that our people, our countrymen, do not distrust us and do not fear us. Our countrymen, our fellow citizens, are not afraid of us. They don't harbor any ideas that we intend to alter the government of the country or the nature of this government in any way. This is a sacred trust that I turn over to you today. We are completely devoted, we are a member of a priesthood really, the sole purpose of which is to defend the republic.”(emphasis mine)

06 May

Mighty Mother

Dear Parishioners,

Let me share with you a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) that I always read this time of year. Hopkins was a Jesuit priest, a theologian, and is regarded as one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era. This is "May Magnificat":

May is Mary’s month, and I
Muse at that and wonder why:
Her feasts follow reason,
Dated due to season—

Candlemas, Lady Day;
But the Lady Month, May,
Why fasten that upon her,
With a feasting in her honour?

Is it only its being brighter
Than the most are must delight her?
Is it opportunest
And flowers finds soonest?