All are invited as we honor departing members of our staff at the 11am Mass on Sunday, June 3, followed by a reception in the Ahearn Activity Center. Father Laurent Mhagama is moving to Saint Joseph Parish in Wilmette for his next term as associate pastor, and longtime staff members Margie Shiel (music director) and Fred LaCerra (athletic director) are retiring. All will be moving on as of June 30. Join us as we say good-bye, offer thanks for their time with us, and best wishes for the future.
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.
3 Cs in Christ: Beautiful Hope
Fr. Laurent and Deacon Ed Dolan are moderating our 3 Cs in Christ discussion on Sunday, June 3. They'll be highlighting testimonies from Matthew Kelly's Beautiful Hope book. The discussion takes place in church at 3:30. Please join us, even if you haven't read the book, to see what our 3 Cs adult faith formation gatherings are all about.
Please remember to bring your filled baby bottles to church next weekend (June 9/10.) Proceeds benefit Aid for Women centers that provide pregnancy tests, exams, counseling, and residential programs to expectant mothers. Thank you!
You don't need to be police, fire or emergency medical personnel to attend this special Mass in their honor at 11am on June 10. All are invited to join us in offering support and gratitude for those who place their lives on the line for our safety.
Tuesday Theology Wrapping Up
Before the Tuesday night sessions go on hiatus for the summer Father James will take us back in time to Charlemagne and the early medieval Church. Join him in the chapel at 7pm on June 5. Tuesday Theology will return again in the fall.
A Dutch man is caring for the grave site of a soldier from our area who was killed behind enemy lines during a WWII mission to rescue Allied POWs in Germany. The soldier, Frank J. Kandefer, is buried in Margraten Cemetery in the Netherlands and his grave been honored by members of the Schiffelers family—complete strangers—since shortly after the war ended. Jo Schiffelers has researched and believes the Kandefer family has connections to St. Juliana; he's trying to get in touch with living relatives to obtain a photo of the young soldier for display on his grave site during US and Dutch Memorial Day events. Read more about this heartwarming effort and how to help on our Facebook page. (Tip: The post is public so you don't have to be on Facebook to read it.)
Do you have a trove of gift cards you've received that you'll probably never use? Consider donating one or more to the Emerald City Gala, where they'll be used in silent auction prizes. Or even if you don't have any on hand and want to support the event, you can purchase new gift cards through TRIP and donate them to the Gala. Drop your gift cards at the parish office, marked to the attention of the Emerald City Gala or talk with Lynn in the TRIP office (773.631.4127x40) to donate new cards. Thank you!
The weather is hot but the air (and cash) are cool inside the Ahearn Center every Friday night starting at 6:35pm. Doors open at 4:30 and there's a full grill kitchen with weekly specials. Group outings are encouraged and we're happy to reserve tables so you can all sit together, email email@example.com to hold your spots. Thousands in prizes are awarded every week and progressive raffles are growing!
Our 50+ group has a full calendar of fun events coming this summer. Contact the parish office (773.631.4127) for more information about this group and how to join.
June 14: pot luck & guest speaker
July 12: ice cream social
August 14: Lake Geneva boat trip
From Father James, highlighting parish news as well as his Sunday message.
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