Letters From A Pastor to His People - September 23, 2018
In the Gospel of Mark there is a motif known as the "Messianic Secret." Jesus desires his identity as the Messiah to remain hidden.We saw it in last weekend's Gospel, when Peter calls Jesus 'the Christ."The Gospel reads immediately afterwards, "Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him" (Mk 8:30).
Jesus keeps quiet in the Gospel this week as well."Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it" (Mk 9:30).
Why did Jesus not want people to know who he truly was?It seems odd, doesn't it?I mean, we wouldn't today tell people not to talk about Christ. In fact, just the opposite.We want people to tell the world about the Lord.
This weekend is theSeminary Appeal Weekend. Your contribution is important to the formation of our future priests and the overall health of the Archdiocese, so we are very grateful. We welcome the four seminarians assigned to our parish for the year. Thank you to the seminarians for following their call to be a priest.
3Cs in Christ - Coffee, Conversation and Contemplation
Pat McCaskeyvice president and co-owner of the Chicago Bears will be the 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.
Dr. Melanie BarretttheChairperson and Professor in the Department of Moral Theology at the University of St Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary will join us on Sunday November 4th from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Church for a presentation and discussion on "Holiness in TodaysWorldDiscussingPope FrancisApostolic ExhortationClick here and start your reading now
All are welcome to this free event andthe 5:00 pm Mass immediately following.
Committeeman Tim Heneghan & Senator John Mulroe are hosting a paper shredding event onSaturday, September 29, 10:00am. Protect your identity and personal information!
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 onMondays @ 6:30pmin the Parish Center startingSeptember 24.This session we are exploringWomen in the Old Testament.All are welcome.
Come join fellow Eucharistic Ministers from Mary, Seat of Wisdom, Our Lady of Hope, Our Lady of Ransom, St. Juliana, and St. Paul of the Cross parishes for a morning of reflection and renewal onSaturday, October 27 from 9:00am-12:30pm. The retreat will start with a Celebration of the Eucharist and feature a reflection on the Eucharist from Fr. James Wallace, Pastor at St Juliana Parish. The retreat will be held at theClark Ministry Centerlocated at1335 S. Clifton Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068. Please RSVP to Ann Shoeningann.firstname.lastname@example.org October 6.
Tots & Company beginsSeptember 28, 2018.Tots & Company Tots (age 0-3) and their caregivers are invited to join us for a little playtime and adult conversation, every Friday morning from 8:15-10am, when school is in session. All are welcome: moms, dads, grandparents and nannies, parishioners or not. Bring a friend! Questions? Contact us at 773.631.2256 or email@example.com.
Join us on our Teen Ministry bus trip to St. John Bosco Youth Day in Holy Hill, WisconsinOctober 6.For more information on the trip, please visit:St. John Bosco Youth Day. Join us for our monthly Teen Mass and Ministry on October 14th @ 5pm.
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.
Contact the Team
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY If you are in need of a blessed prayer shawl they are available in the rectory office. Please call the Parish Office @ 773.631.4127.
JOIN US FOR FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO
Grab your friends and join us for a greatFridaynight of games, food and fun at St. Juliana Bingo! Fun starts at4:30 pm.
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 9/22 10:30am Homecoming Prayer Service then Parade to Brooks Park Monday 9/24
Catholic Identity Assembly at School
5:00pm Basketball vs. PFGA
6:30pm Bible Study
6:30pm Holy Hour
6:30pm Parent Ambassadors Meeting
7:00pm Boy Scouts Troop Meeting Tuesday 9/25
5:00pm Basketball vs. IC
7:00pm Missionary Spirit Wednesday 9/26
5:00pm Basketball vs. PFGA
6:45pm CCD Thursday 9/27
5:00pm Basketball at SJS
9:00pmQueen of Hearts RaffleDrawingat Firewater Saloon Friday 9/28
8:15am Tots & Company
8:30am School Mass
3:00pm Band Recruiting
4:30pm Bingo Saturday 9/29
8:20am Cross Country @ Harms Woods
9:00am Football @ OLPH
Save These Dates 9/29Shredding Event 10/02High School Fair 10/04McTeacher Night 10/04Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon 10/05First Friday Adoration 10/05Regina and St. Pat's Shadow Days 10/05-10/07Girl Scouts Camping Trip 10/07Family Mass 10/073Cs with Pat McCaskey 10/08NO SCHOOL Columbus Day 10/10No CCD 10/11Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon 10/16-10/19Scholastic Book Fair 10/18Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon 10/18-19Parent/Teacher Conferences 10/19GrandparentsDay 10/21Family Mass 10/25Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawing at Firewater Saloon 10/26Halloween Bingo 11/02No School 11/02First Friday Eucharistic Adoration 11/04Family Mass 11/043Cs with Dr. Melanie Barrett 11/17Craft Fair and Cookie Walk 11/23Thanksgiving