Letters From A Pastor to His People - September 9, 2018
"[Jesus] put his finger into the mans ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him,Ephphatha!that is, 'Be opened!' And immediately the mans ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly" (Mk 7:33-35)
There is a little ritual during the sacrament of Baptism called the EphphathaRite.After the child has been baptized, the priest blesses the child's ears and mouths.The hope is that the child will one day be able to hear God's word and then proclaim it to others.Maybe parents hope as well that the child will be able to listen to the parents when the child is told to go to bed or stop fighting with their siblings.Either way, the priest is asking the ears and mouth to be opened, as that is what the wordEphphathameans
To be opened.Pope Benedict XVI, in an Angelus Address several years ago, said that one word,Ephphatha, captures Christ's entire mission.Jesus came to open us, to free us from anything that would enslave us.Jesus came to set us free...
3Cs in Christ - Coffee, Conversation and Contemplation Join usSunday, September 9from3:30-4:30 pmin the Church for our 3Cs Discussion withDeacon BobRyanon Mentors and Inspirational Moments. Afterwards we encourage you stay with us for 5:00 pm Mass immediately following.
Pat McCaskeyvice president and co-owner of the Chicago Bears will be the next featured speaker for ourdiscussion onSunday, October 7from3:30-4:30 pmin the Church. An active member of his own parish, Pat will focus on his five books about faith and sports. He's an excellent and entertaining speaker so mark your calendars, sports fans, and watch for more information to come soon. All are welcome for this free event.
The BIBLE is Basic Information Before Leaving Earth. It's also the framework of our faith as Christians, as well as a singularly great collection of entertaining stories that rival anything you might find on the big or small screen.
Join usMonday September 10 at 6:30pm in the Parish Centerfor our informational session to decide on bible study topics and program. All are welcome for this informational session.
If you've ever been interested in a more in-depth exploration of the Bible and its relevancy to us as faithful followers of Christ, please join us.
GO TROJANS GO Cross CountryTODAY
Saturday 9/89:00 - 10:15am-Resurrection HSJunior Bandit Meet
Tuesday 9/11, Regina Run Cross Country Meet
Thursday, 9/13, St. Helen Middle School Open FootballTODAY
Saturday 9/81:00pm JV Football @ PFGA (at NDHS) Saturday 9/82:30pm Varsity Football @ PFGA (at NDHS) Basketball Wednesday 9/125:00pm@ St. Edwards Thursday 9/13 @5:00pmSFB
OnSunday, September 9, 5:00 pm, students from all high schools are welcome to join us in church for 5 pm Mass then head over to the Ahearn Activity Center for food, prayerful conversation and open gym.
We will also talk about a bus trip we will be taking to St. John Bosco Youth Day in Holy Hill, Wisconsin October 6.We will hand out permission slips, relay the cost of the trip, etc.For more information on the trip, please visit:St. John Bosco Youth Day
Registration for new Scouts will take place onWednesday 9/12/18 at 7:00 PMin the Parish Center Conference Room. Parents of boys in grades K-5th are welcome to come and get more information and register their sons.
Opportunities to Serve.After all Masses the weekend ofSeptember 15 and 16, our team will be distributing lunch bags and menus in the back of church for Uncle Petes Sack Lunches to feed the hungry in our city. Please drop off filled bags in the parking lot onTuesday September 18th from 6:00-845am.
Come Join Us.The Missionary Spirit Team meets monthly at 7pm in the Parish Center. Our next meeting is September 25 at 7pm. Please consider joining us at this meeting to discern if this faithful, flexible and fun ministry might be YOUR opportunity to volunteer, serve and give back. All are welcome!
Looking ahead.Tuesday October 16 Uncle Petes Sack Lunch Collection.Coming in November Feed Our Starving Children. Stay tuned to sign up.
Our next meeting will be held in the parish center at10:00am on Monday, September 10. Mary Ann Mangano will give a book review, and Connie & Joann will provide treats. Heartbreak to Healing meets each month on the second Monday of each month. Please join us!
TheGalais fast approaching,Saturday, September 15.So please join usas we honor St. Juliana alumnus John F. McDonough, President and CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks. He will be accepting the first ever John F. McDonough Humanitarian Award.Please support the Gala for the benefitof our parish and school community. Thank you to our many sponsors and donors!
For the upcomingEmerald City Gala, we're selling 100 EMERALD TICKETS for a chance to win this amazing VIP Blackhawks Experience, thanks to the generosity of John F. McDonough, President and CEO of theChicago Blackhawks.Tickets are going fast! Get yours before it's too late!
Please Help Feed Our Priests and Seminarians Monday Rectory Meal Rotation. Please help feed our priests on Monday evenings. Volunteer cooks can select a date, enter (and edit) the meal you are planning to make, and even opt-in to receive email reminder notifications. And if you have trouble dropping the meal off at the rectory, please call the parish office and we will arrange to have the meal picked up. Thank You!
Saturday 9/08 9:00am Cross Country Resurrection HS Bandit Meet
1:00pm JV Football @ PFGA (at NDHS)
2:30pm Varsity Football @ PFGA (at NDHS) Sunday 9/9
9:30am Scout Mass
3:30pm 3Cs with Deacon Bob Ryan
5:00pm Teen Mass and Ministry Monday 9/10
10:00 AM Heartbreak to Healing
2:55pm Jr Trojans Basketball Clinic
6:30pm Bible Study
6:30pm Holy Hour
7:00pm School Board Meeting
7:30pm Boy Scout Meeting Tuesday 9/11
4:30pm Cross Country Regina Run Cross Country Meet
7:00pm Cancer Support Group
7:00pm Baptismal Prep Wednesday 9/12
5:00pm Basketball @ St. Edwards Thursday 9/13
9:00amFriendship Club Four Winds Casino Bus Trip
3:45pm Cross Country St. Helen Middle School Open
5:00pm Basketball @ SFB
9:00pmQueen of Hearts RaffleDrawingat Emerald Isle Friday 9/14
8:30am School Mass
4:30pm Bingo Saturday 9/15
6:00pmSt. Juliana Emerald City Gala
Save These Dates 9/18Uncle Pete's Lunch Collection 9/19ReligiousEducationBegins 9/20Queen of Hearts RaffleDrawingat Emerald Isle 9/21NO SCHOOL Teacher Institute Day 9/24Catholic Identity Assembly 9/27Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Emerald Isle 10/04Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Emerald Isle 10/05First Friday Adoration 10/05Regina and St. Pat's Shadow Days 10/05-10/07Girl Scouts Camping Trip 10/073Cs with Pat McCaskey 10/08NO SCHOOL Columbus Day 10/11Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Emerald Isle 10/16-10/19Scholastic Book Fair 10/18Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Emerald Isle 10/18-19Parent/Teacher Conferences 10/19Grandparents Day