As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, Jesus Christ. Please hold our armed services in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection. We also remember the families of our troops, and we pray your peace, provision, and strength will fill their lives. May they all be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Amen.
Next Sunday, June 3 we'll gather to say good-bye to Father Laurent Mhagama, Fred LaCerra and Margie Shiel at the 11am Mass, followed by a reception in the Ahearn Center. Fr. Laurent's term here ends June 30 and he's moving to St. Joseph Parish in Wilmette as associate pastor, and Fred and Margie are looking forward to enjoying retirement. All are welcome to join us in thanking all for their many years of service to the parish.
Friday, June 1 is First Friday All-Day Adoration and this month we're including two opportunities to offer a consecration to Jesus through Mary. Join us in church for the consecration at 9:15am or 5:15pm. There are still copies of the accompanying booklet, 33 Days to Morning Glory, available in church and it's not too late to start. (It's never too late to start!) Hope to see you next Friday.
Registration is ongoing and there are still spots open for our summer programs for youth and teens. Learn more here.
First Responders Mass
In recognition of those who place their lives on the line to ensure our safety and security, we're celebrating our second annual First Responders Appreciation Mass on June 10 at 11am. All fire, police and emergency medical personnel are invited to join us; uniforms (active or retired) are encouraged but not required. All are welcome–please share!
Send four to fore.
Registration for the Men's Club's annual (and very popular) golf outing is in full swing. Sign up online, and pay by check to the parish or online at givecentral.org. The big day is Saturday, August 18 at White Pines in Bensenville.
Walk in the Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade with us.
We're units #35-37 and we're staging at Onahan School (6634 W. Raven) beginning at 10am on Monday, May 28. The parade steps off at 11am. Decorate your bikes, strollers or wagons, and wear your St. Juliana pride, scout uniform, team jersey, or just sport green and white (or red, white and blue!) and march with your friends and neighbors!
Many hands make light work.
We have a "constructive" summer ahead of us as we move forward with the courtyard renovation (including the elevator!) and updates to the back of church. Parishioners often tell Fr. James they'd love to volunteer around the parish, whether plying their trade or just as an extra pair of hands. Hold that thought and watch for a sign-up appeal to come soon! Work begins in earnest June 11 and continues throughout the summer so there will be many opportunities to help.
From Father James, highlighting parish news as well as his Sunday message.
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