MARCH 13, 2020
Per directive from Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, all Sunday and daily Masses are hereby suspended at Saint Juliana Parish. This mandate is applicable to all parishes throughout the Archdiocese, consisting of Cook and Lake Counties.
Saint Juliana School and the Religious Education program will also be closed until further notice. Parents should monitor communications from Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Collins for further details.
The parish office will be open weekdays from 9am-noon. Please call the parish office (773-631-4127) regarding the status of particular meetings and events.
The church (7201 N. Oketo) will be open Sunday mornings from 7:30am-noon, for those who wish to pray privately. Communion will not be distributed during this time and communion/prayer services will not occur.
The parish website and Facebook page will contain updates, as well as information regarding a possible Sunday Mass recording.
These directives are without doubt a spiritual burden upon all of us. Know I will be offering private Masses with all of you in my heart, as well as for the scheduled intentions. May the Heavenly Father keep us safe and healthy, and may our love for God deepen during this time.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. James Wallace
Dr. Rigg, Superintendent of the Office of Catholic Schools, has recently announced the closure of all Archdiocesan schools, including St. Juliana School, beginning Monday, March 16th. Please see his letter below for more information on this decision. The length of the closure has not yet been determined, but please make childcare arrangements for next week and we will continue to communicate with you as we receive additional information. Throughout the closure, all extracurricular activities will be canceled or postponed, including athletics and fine arts. I will work with the Fine Arts Association to discuss the future of Xanadu when we have more information about when school will re-open.
Our students will participate in e-learning throughout the closure. E-learning looks different at every grade level, and the teachers are currently working on creating e-learning plans for next week. The classroom teachers will share specifics of what e-learning will look like for their students on Monday morning via the blogs. We understand that not every child has access to a personal electronic device while at home, and we will make accommodations in our e-learning expectations as needed.