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Experience Jesus This Week at Saint Juliana Parish
23 July 2018
Saint Juliana Parish News

See and Be Seen

Things are not always what they seem, are they? Appearances can be deceiving. Are we inclining ourselves to give others a false impression of who we really are? Sunday's message and Fr James challenge us to dig deep, go beyond the covers of books and the way someone looks.
Saint Juliana Parish is here to help people experience Jesus. We believe when you experience Jesus, you become the best version of yourself. You experience happiness. Wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome to our Catholic parish.


Family Liturgy & Sunday School

Families of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to join us for 9:30 Mass on Sunday, November 3 and stay afterwards for fellowship in the back of church. This month's gathering is hosted by all parish families with 7th graders.

At the same time, we'll be sharing the Good News with our youngest worshippers through our new Sunday School. Open to children age 3-6, it takes place in the Ahearn Activity Center where the kids will enjoy stories, discussion and hands-on activities. There is no cost and parents need not be parishioners; drop off your children just before the 9:30 service and pick up immediately afterward.

If your busy schedules make it challenging to join us on Sunday mornings, have you given our 5pm Sunday evening liturgy a try? It's a great chance to gather as a family, put a cap on the weekend and head into the new week on an up note.

Family Choir

Do you love to sing? This is a choir for all ages—kids (3+ years), teens, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.—and we’re looking for new members!

Please attend our first rehearsal on Wednesday, November 15 from 6-6:45pm. There's no need to register, dropping in is just fine, you are always welcome.

Our first Mass as song leaders is the 9:30am Mass on November 19. For more information on this or any of our choirs, please contact Margie Shiel or Diane Damert.

Remembering Loved Ones

On November 2 we celebrated a special Mass of Remembrance in honor of those who have departed our earthly world for the kingdom of heaven.

We'll continue to place particular emphasis on praying for the departed during the entire month of November and invite you to add the names of your loved ones to the books placed in the vestibule of church.



In our Wednesday evening religious education (formerly known as CCD) program this year all classes will attend a Eucharist-focused teaching Mass with one of our parish priests to deepen their understanding of the rites and rituals of our faith.

Wednesdays are also a big day for our SJS students as they celebrate 'bucket-fillers' on Way to Go Wednesday. Students are recognized for good deeds they've performed without prompting during the previous week.



The Cub Scouts invite everyone to their Spaghetti Dinner this Sunday, November 5 from 4-8pm in the school hall. Enter through the main door (#1) to the school and head downstairs. Tickets are $6 for all ages and includes a pasta dinner and dessert. Buon apetito!

Thanks to our hardy Boy Scouts who braved the wind and chilly temperatures to plant in front of the parish center the multitude of bulbs donated by parishioners. Looking forward to a riot of color next spring. Special thanks to Kelly Albanito for her green thumbs of guidance to the boys.

A reminder that Tots & Company will not meet on Friday, November 3 as school isn't in session.

Our SVDP Society is sponsoring their winter Coat Drive this weekend, November 4/5. Please bring your gently used coats you wish to donate to the vestibule of church during the weekend Masses. All adult coats will go to Albany Care in Evanston and children's to the SVDP headquarters in Schiller Park. We're also looking for volunteers to help sort the donated coats on Monday, November 6 at 9am in church.

Weekly Video

Video: No-Shave November

Does the world seem a little hairier lately? You're not imagining things. Men everywhere have taken on the challenge of no-shave November to help raise awareness of men's health issues.

Father James is joining the effort but with a different twist. He shows off his 'stache and explains in this week's video.

Tuesday Theology

Tuesday Theology 11/7:

Mary is one of Father James' favorite people, did you know? The theology discussion on November 7 is certain to be educational and enlightening as well as enjoyable. All are invited to join him in the chapel at 7pm. The chapel is located in the parish ministry building at 7200 N. Osceola.

Documents from past theology sessions are archived online if you attended and want to review or refresh.

Bingo Bash

Bingo Bash on 11/17

In honor of St Juliana Bingo's very first session in November of 1940 a celebration—a bash, if you will—is on tap for November 17 to mark our 77th anniversary.

Interest has been overwhelming and that's not overstating it! If you're planning to attend we strongly recommend you contact Cindy Kamka to reserve your seats, particularly if you're a group of 3 or more people. You can message her through our Bingo Facebook page or by email to

Events Calendar

Looking Ahead

Here's what's coming up, visit our calendar online for details, more activities and up-to-the-minute events.

  • Monday 11/6
    Heartbreak to Healing · 10am
    School Board · 7pm
  • Wednesday 11/8
    Knights of Columbus · 7:30 (SJB)
  • Thursday 11/9
    Sit & Knit · 9:30am
    Friendship Club · 1pm
    SJS Open House · 6:30pm
  • Friday 11/10
    Tots & Co. · 8:15-10am
  • Sunday 11/12
    Confirmation Acceptance Mass · 9:30am
  • Monday 11/13
    St. Juliana School Open House · 9am
    Men's Club Meeting · 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 11/14
    Cancer Support Group · 7pm
  • Saturday 11/18
    MST Feed My Starving Children · 7-9pm (Libertyville)
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Father James' letters and Tassel of the Cloak articles..

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