Letters From A Pastor to His People - November 4, 2018
I was struck two weekends ago at the 11am Family Mass by the post-communion reflection, read by one of the children. I did not compose this reflection (Patty Collins, a teacher in the school and CCD head, along with the Family Liturgy team composed it), and I must confess I did not read it ahead of time either. That Mass after communion was the first I heard it. It was beautiful, and hearing it from a child made it ever more moving.Here it is:
Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to me. Thank you, for giving yourself to me. Make me strong to show your love wherever I may be. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay close by me forever and love me, I pray. I am ready now, Lord Jesus, to show how much I care. I am ready now to give your love at home and everywhere. Amen.
The celebration of theSunday Eucharistis the center point of the life of any Catholic community. At St. Juliana we strive to celebrate Mass as best we can; but to do that, we need lots of help. In addition to maintaining our beautiful worship space, we have a great need for additional Eucharistic Ministers
We formally invite you to become aEucharistic Ministerto serve our parish and its visitors by assisting in the distribution of the Body and Blood of our Lord during Mass on the weekends, Holy Days, and other special days.
If you are interested in joining this most rewarding ministry, or have questions, please take a form in the back of the church or call the parish office. We will be in touch with you regarding the training program. Thank you for your consideration!
We are looking to expand ourUSHERSTEAMall men, women, and teens are invited to join! We are expanding our team of ushers, and we need YOU! Saint Juliana Parish ushers are called to be Ministers of Hospitality.
They are entrusted with welcoming everyone who enters our church for Mass each weekend.Our ushers are living representatives of the Parish Mission Statement to Experience Jesus."
As we are expanding the role of ushers in our Sunday experience, training will be scheduled for current and new ushers prior to the Advent season. If you are interested in joining the team,see our head usherChet Moylan in the back of Church after most Masses.
INTERESTED IN HELPING OUR SUNDAY HOSPITALITY MINISTRY?
One of the Saint Juliana Pastoral Council initiatives this year is to engage all of Saint Juliana Ministries and School organizations in ourSunday Hospitality Ministry. Each Ministry will provide their members/volunteers to participate two weekends a year by overseeing and staffing the greeting and hospitality responsibilities at all Masses during the assigned weekend
Hospitality Weekend 2018 Schedule - (November and December)
Missionary Spirit : November 3& 4(Family Mass will cover 11:00 mass)
Lectors/Commentators: November 10 & 11(Scouts will cover 9:30 mass)
Ministry of Care: November 17 & 18 (Family Mass will cover 11:00 mass)
MothersClub: November 24 & 25
Mens Club: December 1 & 2(Family Mass will cover 11:00 mass)
Eucharistic Ministers: December 8 & 9(Scouts will cover 9:30 mass)
Parent Ambassadors: December 15 & 16(Family Mass will cover 11:00 mass)
Ushers: December 22 & 23
Pastoral Council: December 24 & 25 Christmas Masses
On the first and thirdSunday of every monthduring the11:00am Masswe offer Family Mass.Join us onNovember 4th at 11:00amfor this celebratory way for family members at every age to participate in prayer and worship together.
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! Its 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.
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 TodaysWorld Discussing Pope Francis Apostolic 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
Tom Dombai to be instituted into the Ministry of Acolyte
Please continue your prayers for deacon candidateTom Dombaias the Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry will preside at his institution into the Ministry of Acolyte onNovember 4, 2018 at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. Tom Dombai is one of the 24 candidates to be instituted into this ministry.
Please join the Institute for Diaconal Studies on Sunday,November 11 at 2:45pm. at St. Philip the Apostle in Divine Mercy Parish, 1962 Old Willow Road, Northfield. The Exploring the Diaconate session will take place in the St. John Paul II Room. Directors of the Institute will welcome you and discuss all aspects of the Archdiocese of Chicagos Deacon Formation program, including application requirements and all elements of the formation journey. Wives of potential applicants are welcome and urged to attend. For more information, contact:Deacon Bob Puhala,email@example.com 847-837-4564.
The weekend ofDecember 1st and 2nd, St. Julianainvites you to display your familys treasuredNativity Scene/Crechefor the entire parish to view and enjoy. Wewill exhibit the scenes that weekend, before and after all Masses. Please save the date and start thinking about where your favorite Nativity scenes are packed away.
St. Julianas Mother Club
OnWednesday, November 7th,Morettiswill donate up to 15% of your bill toSt. Julianas Mothers Club. Present the flyer with your bill and mention St. Julianas Mother Club. Flyer was sent home with your child. It is also available on the MC Blog
Our annual Craft Fair and Cookie Walk will be taking place onSaturday, November 17th from 9:00am-3:00pm in the Ahearn Center. $3 entry fee includes a raffle ticket.
This is a great chance to get some Christmas shopping underway or to treat yourself! Vendors and crafters include:American Girl Doll clothing & accessories, Christmas ornaments, custom glassware, and much, much, more.
Whats a Cookie Walk?The Cookie Walkis our cookie bake sale that happens within the Craft Fair. We collect thousands of cookies from volunteer bakers. These cookies are then displayed for sale by the box. Volunteers are always welcome!Visit the Mothers Club blog or FB page to find out how you can help!
Our next meeting onMonday, November 12is our annual Mass for deceased members. Fr. Emanuel will preside. We will start promptly at7:30pmand will hold a short meeting afterwards, followed by refreshments and snacks.
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. Well be hosting a split-the-pot raffle as well! Thank you for your support.
Join us atFeed My Starving Childrenin Libertyville onSaturday, November 17thfrom 7-9 pm. Sign up online atwww.fmsc.orgwith Join Our Group Code1509269or sign up in back of church after all Masses November 10 &11. Ride share will be available and service hours are granted. All are welcome, ages 5+
Pick up yourChristmas Sharing Programslips in the back of church after all Masses beginningNovember 10 &11. Purchase clothes and gifts for families in need and wrap them up for Christmas. Drop off your gifts in the Ahearn Activity Center after 5 pm Mass onSaturday, December 1stand anytimeSunday morning, December 2nd before noon.All gifts are delivered to Casa Catalina, a Catholic Charities center.
St. Vincent DePaul Coat Drive Please bring any gently used coats or jackets to the vestibule of the church during all the weekend MassesNovember 3rd and 4th. Collected outerwear will be given to Albany Care in Evanston and/or the Catholic Charities in Des Plaines. As always, your generosity is much appreciated.
The next Heartbreak to Healing meeting will be a pot luck onMonday, November 5th at 10:00amin the Parish Center. Please bring a breakfast dish to share at this friendly gathering. We are here for you, so please feel free to be here with us!
And mark your calendar in advance for our annualChristmas Party Luncheon on Thursday, December 6th! More info coming soon in Sunday bulletins!
Our next meeting will be an off-site luncheon onThursday, November 8th at 1:00pm. We will meet at SUNRISE GRILL, 1930 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines. St. Juliana seniors (and guests) are welcome. We will each pay for our own lunch.Please call, Joanne by Nov. 1st at 773-763-1528 with your reservation.
The St. Juliana Friendship Club will have their annualChristmas PartyonTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 6that 1:00 p.m. This years festivities will be held at Fairway Banquet6676 W. Howard Ave., in Niles(behind Howard Street Inn at Tam OShanter golf course). Cost is$50which includesfamily style luncheon, self-serve wine & soda bar, basket raffles, and entertainmentalong with their usual Fun & FriendshipALL St. Juliana Seniors (and guests) are welcomeplease join them for an enjoyable afternoon!For reservations call Roxanne no later than NOV. 26th (847-966-7365) and please drop-off your payment at the Parish Office as soon as possible.
This is the last event of the year for the Friendship Club. Their meetings will start again in March, and they will hold elections for new Officers in 2019. They are hoping to grow their membership, so please consider joining this congenial Senior group in the new year!
Grab your friends and join us for a greatFridaynight of games, food and fun at St. Juliana Bingo! Fun starts at4:30 pm.
Halloween Bingowas a success.Thank you to all who joined us. Same place same time next year.Please Save the Date for the upcomingUgly Sweater ContestDecember 14th.
BINGO FOOD DRIVE
Bring Non-Perishable items to SJ BINGO for the St. Cornelius Food Pantry. ALL Non-Perishable Items Needed!! Ideas: Canned Meat, Canned Fruit and Veggies, Cereal, Coffee, Spaghetti Sauce, Soups, PastasEvery donation earns 1 entry into a special drawing for SJ Bingo prizes! We will hold a drawing every Friday Night in November.Cant stay for Bingo? You can drop off donations anytime during Bingo hours 4:30pm-9:00pm.
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 11/03 4:00pm CubsScoutsSpaghetti Dinner
5:00-6:00pm SVDP Coat Drive Sunday 11/04
7:30am-12:00pm & 5:00pm-6:00pm SVDP Coat Drive
3:30pm3Cs with Dr. Melanie Barrett Monday 11/05
10:00am Heartbreak to Healing
6:30pm St. Vincent DePaul Meeting 6:30pm Bible Study
6:30pm Holy Hour
7:00pm Boy Scouts Troop Meeting Tuesday 11/06
7:00pm Tuesday Theology Talks with Father James Wednesday 11/07
6:45pmCCD Thursday 11/08
9:30am Sit & Knit
1:00pm: Friendship Club Outing
9:00pmQueen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon Friday 11/09
8:15am Tots & Company
8:30am All School Mass
4:30pm Bingo Food Drive
7:00pm: All Souls Mass
Save These Dates 11/11Christmas Share Strips 11/11Scout Mass 11/11Teen Ministry 11/17Craft Fair and Cookie Walk 11/17Missionary Spirit Team
11/17Feed My Starving Children 11/18Family Mass 11/23Happy Thanksgiving 11/23Black Friday Bingo 12/01-12/02Creche Walk 12/02Advent Parish Book Release 12/14Ugly Christmas Sweater Bingo 12/21Winter Break Begins 1/07School Resumes 2/09MothersClub Big Night Out