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Experience Jesus This Week at Saint Juliana Parish
23 July 2018
Saint Juliana Parish News
Honoring our veterans
Honoring Our Veterans

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." ~John 15:13

Please join us in prayer as we thank and remember our veterans for their service and sacrifice.

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.


Join our choir

Fa la la la la

Believe it or not (believe it) radio stations are already cycling through their Christmas playlists. Finding it irresistible not to sing along? Don't keep your vocal tendencies to yourself—it's the season of giving, so share your love and gift of song with the world and join one of our choirs: adult (vocal or handbell), family or children's choirs are all open and waiting for new members at any time. Contact Margie Shiel for more information, or just show up at one of our rehearsals in church. They're listed here way down below, and on our calendar.


Come, Holy Spirit

This Sunday our seventh grade students and their sponsors will be present at the 9:30am Mass to affirm their commitment to receive the sacrament of Confirmation next spring. God bless our Confirmandi!

Our youth troops—Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and all levels of Girl Scouts—will host their monthly Scout Mass, also at 9:30am this Sunday. As is their tradition at the November Mass, they'll bring food donations for a special blessing in preparation for our SVDP Food Drive.

Parish Family

You're all family.

Have you noticed our "Saint Juliana Parish Family" car magnets around town and wonder how you can get one? If you don't find them in the back of church or parish office, let us know and we'll get some to you. Lawn signs for SJS are available, too.



Book Fair

All are invited to the Scholastic Book Fair taking place inside our school from November 17–November 21. The book fair is open to the general public during the following hours:
Saturday, 11/17: 9am–3pm
Sunday, 11/19: 4:30–8pm
Monday, 11/20: 11:30am–7pm
Tuesday, 11/21: 11:30am–3pm

On Friday, November 10 five SJS alums will face off in the IHSA semi-finals for women's volleyball. Caitlin Coughlin, Christina Gatta and Madison McEnaney will play for Resurrection High School, and Kaylee Liberty and Taylor Pfaller for St. Viator's. This is the very first trip to state for both programs–congratulations to all of you on a great season!

Our religious ed students will attend a Thanksgiving Prayer service in church at 7pm on Wednesday, November 15. Parents are welcome to join us.

Tots & Company

Have friends or neighbors with toddlers? Bet they'd like to know about Tots & Company. It's a great chance to socialize with other adults while the tots crawl, toddle, run and scoot away their endless energy.

T&C gathers in the Ahearn Activity Center from 8:15–10am every Friday that SJS is in session. Enter through the doors (#5) on Oketo Avenue directly across from the church. There's a doorbell, ramp for easy stroller access and lots of friendly faces waiting inside.



Next week we're excited to welcome four brand new students to Saint Juliana School! Ever since school started in August we've enrolled new students monthly. What does this mean? It means it's never too late to transfer.

Call principal Margie Marshall to arrange a shadow day for your child currently in kindergarten or above at another school. Pro tip: Our next scheduled open house opportunity is Monday, November 13 from 9-10:30am. It's a great chance to observe classes while they're in session. More open houses coming up, see the full list online.




Save those tops!

Don't drop the top! Our Girl Scouts are still collecting twist-off plastic caps (from water, sports drink and pop bottles, spice jars , detergents and condiments, etc.) for their recycling project. Collection bins are at school and parish office. The caps will be recycled into a bench to be placed on our campus. The young ladies are about halfway to their goal so please help our planet and support their project by saving and donating plastic caps to this effort.


The Missionary Spirit Team is always looking for opportunities to serve—in fact, that's their motto. In this season when so many of us are surrounded by abundance, good fortune and joy, why not share some of that with those less fortunate?

Join the MST for a group outing to Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville on Saturday, November 18. Sign up online at (linked below) using group code 1219368. This is a great activity for the entire family; ages 5 and up welcome.

The Mothers' Club is again hosting the ever-popular Craft Fair and Cookie Walk on Saturday, November 18 from 9am–3pm in the Ahearn Activity Center. Entry is $3 and includes a raffle ticket. Pro tip: Shop early for the best selection. Bonus: You'll be doing your part to #ShopSmall. Best part: Cookies!

Weekly Video


Father James' video of the week offers a perspective on this Sunday's readings.

Letter to Parishioners


From Father James, highlighting parish news as well as his Sunday message.


Tuesday Theology: World War II

Tuesday Theology

On Tuesday, November 14, Fr. James will present his final session of our liturgical year. The talks will break for the season of Advent and begin again in January.

One might wonder how and why the subject of war relates to theology? Then one might consider joining Fr. James in the chapel at 7pm for the fascinating discussion, and timely, as we approach the anniversary of "a day which will live in infamy."


Bingo Bash 77th Anniversary

Bingo Bash countdown is on!

Last call for advance seating! On November 17 we're hosting a major event in celebration of our very first St. Juliana Bingo in November of 1940. We're expecting a record crowd so if you're planning to join the fun we highly recommend reserving your seats in advance, especially for groups of 3 or more. Contact us by email (below) or through our Facebook page to make your reservation today!


Events Calendar

Looking Ahead

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

  • Friday 11.10
    Tots & Company · 8:15–10am
    Bingo · Doors open 4:30
  • Monday 11.13
    St. Juliana School Open House · 9–10:30am
    Men's Club · 7:30pm
    Boy Scouts · 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 11.14
    Adult Choirs Rehearsal · 7pm
    Cancer Support Group · 7pm
  • Wednesday 11.15
    Children's Choir Rehearsal · 2:50pm
    Adult Handbell Rehearsal · 4:30pm
    Family Choir Rehearsal · 6pm
    Religious Ed Prayer Service· 7pm
    Athletic Association · 7pm
  • Friday 11.17
    Scholastic Book Fair Opens (through 11.21)
    Tots & Company · 8:15–10am
    Bingo Bash 77th Anniversary · 4pm
  • Saturday 11.18
    Craft Fair & Cookie Walk · 9am–3pm
    Feed My Starving Children with MST · 7pm
  • Sunday 11.19
    Family Choir Mass · 9:30am
    Sunday School · 9:30–10:30am
    SJS Mother & Son Dodgeball · 4:30 & 6:30
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The most recent bulletin, plus archives.


Father James' letters and Tassel of the Cloak.

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