Letters From A Pastor to His People - October 21, 2018
"The LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity" (Is 53:10).
Scripture scholars believe the prophet Isaiah is referring to Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. Yes, Lord, please crush Rodgers.
Just kidding. But seriously, who is being crushed in our first reading? And is God really pleased to see someone crushed?
From the Christian vantage point, it is Jesus Christ being crushed. Jesus is the 'offering for sin.It can also be us. We are called to be crushed. We are called to be offerings. It's our suffering that will justify many. It is us who will be able to see the light in fullness in our affliction.
Thank you all for your attendance and participation in the Grandparents Mass. It was heartwarming to see all the families and St Juliana children proudly standing side by side as we honored our children, parents and grandparents. As a community we are strong because of our faith and prayers. Let's pray for our children to grow up happy, healthy and holy members of our Catholic community.
On the fourth Sunday of every month during the 9:30am Mass we offer Sunday School for children age 3-6.We spread the Gospel message to our youngest worshipers in a comprehensive way through age-appropriate stories, discussion, and hands-on activities.There is no cost for our Sunday School program, and all children of preschool to kindergarten age (3-6) are welcome, parishioners and non-parishioners alike.
Every Fridaymorningwhen Saint Juliana School is in session we host a casual gathering for tots (age 0-3) and their caregivers in the Ahearn Activity Center from8:15 to 10am.Tots & Company is free and open to everyone, parishioner or non-parishioner. All you need to do is show up! It's a great time to connect with other moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers to enjoy coffee, donuts and adult conversation while the little ones can have a playgroup of their own as they run (or crawl) around our spacious gym. We also have juice boxes and snacks for the kids.
Girls basketball plays this week on Wednesday and Thursday is another Pack the Gym Night when theSJS teamswill play each other (there are two teams for 5, 6, and 7th grades.
Then, in an exciting new event, there will be at 8pm an 8th grade girls versus Parents/Pastor Team. Feel free to come out to the gym to watch our teams.The Pastor and some parents take on the 8th grade girls.Go easy on them, ladies.
3Cs in Christ - Coffee, Conversation and Contemplationin Christ
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 onSunday November 4th from 3:30-4:30 pmin the Church for a presentation and discussion on "Holiness in TodaysWorldDiscussing Pope FrancisApostolic Exhortation"Click here and start reading now
All are welcome to this free event andthe 5:00 pm Mass immediately following.
Each week on Tuesday evening we offer a one-hour talk about a different theological topic. The presenter is our pastor, Father James Wallace, and we gather in the chapel, located in theministry center building.
We hope you'll find the talks interesting and helpful in your faith formation. The talks are not interdependent of each other, so feel free to join us when you can. All are welcome!
11/06 - St. Catherine of Siena
11/13 - Heaven, Hell, & Purgatory
11/20 - Angels & Demons
11/27 - St. Padre Pio
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.This session we are exploringWomen in the Old Testament.All are welcome
Please plan on joining usNovember 3 from 4:00- 8:00pmin the school hall for all-you-can-eat pasta, sausage, salad, and breadplus a scrumptious cupcake bar for dessert! Bring the whole family for an affordable night out.
Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door the evening of. To purchase tickets, find your favorite scout or email Lisa Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org. Wewill be hosting a split-the-pot raffle as well! Thank you for your support.
We celebrate this day by remembering the revitalizing mission at the heart of our Christian faithto share the Good News with the world! The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith ensures the continued care and service of the global mission church, as it supports the priests, religious, and lay leaders who embody Christs mercy and presence among the most vulnerable communities of our world. For "the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mk 10:45) Thank you for your generosity.
St. Vincent De Paul Home Away From Home
St. Vincent De Paulhosts their annual collection for the Fisher House,A Home Away From Home for Families of our Nations Heroesthe weekend ofOctober 20/21.
Donations will be accepted in the back of the church before and after all Masses. The Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes" built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers, such as Hines VA hospital. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
Items needed are toiletries, personal items, TargetJewel gift cards, laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, liquid dish soap and paper goods (towels, napkins). Monetary donations are also welcomed and will be used for the families of veterans who are being treated at Hines Hospital in Maywood, IL. Please make checks payable to St. Vincent De Paul Society. Please help support our Soldiers and their Families. Your generosity is much appreciated.
Join us everyWednesday from 6:45-7:45 pmat the St Juliana Parish Center Conference Room for a social hour of fellowship and sharing, and/or listening. All first responders and spouses are welcome to attend. As this is an evolving group, the initial few meetings will be focused on hearing the needs of the first responders within the group and formulating a plan to address those needs. No licensed mental health professionals will be on hand; however, should that become a need, we will reach out for additional support in the meetings to follow.
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 10/20 8:30amSJS Cross Country
11:30amFootball SJS vs IC
SVDP Fisher House Collection Sunday 10/21
SVDP Fisher House Collection
11:00am: Family Mass Monday 10/22
5:00pm Basketball vs. QAS
6:30pm Bible Study
6:30pm Holy Hour
7:30pm Boy Scouts Troop Meeting Tuesday 10/23
5:00pm: Basketball @ St. Eds
5:00pm: Basketball vs. St. Barts
7:00pm: Missionary Spirit Team Wednesday 10/24
6:45pmFirst Responders Support Group Thursday 10/25
5:00pm: SJS Basketball, Green vs. White
9:00pmQueen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon Friday 10/26
8:15am: Tots & Company
8:30am: School Mass
4:30pm: Halloween Bingo
5:00pm: Basketball @ IC Sunday 10/28
9:30am: Sunday School
Save These Dates 11/01All Saints Mass7am 8:30am 7pm in Church 11/02All Souls Mass7pm in Church 11/02First Friday Eucharistic Adoration 9am-6pm in the Chapel 11/02No School 11/02, 11/09, 11/16Bingo Food Drive 11/03Cubs ScoutsSpaghetti Dinner 11/04Family Mass 11/043Cs with Dr. Melanie Barrett 11/06Tuesday Theology Talks with Father James 11/17Craft Fair and Cookie Walk 11/17Missionary Spirit Team Feed My Starving Children 11/23Thanksgiving 11/23Black Friday Bingo 12/01Creche Walk 12/14Ugly Christmas Sweater Bingo 12/21Winter Break Begins 1/07School Resumes 2/09MothersClub Big Night Out