Letters From A Pastor to His People - November 11, 2018
We have two more weeks left of the Gospel of Mark. November 25th is the Feast of Christ the King, the end of the liturgical season, and we will read from the Gospel of John that day. It's been a fascinating journey the last several months. Labor Day weekend we were in the 7th chapter of Mark. Jesus was ministering and preaching around the Sea of Galilee. Around the middle of October, Jesus left Galilee and set out for a journey to Jerusalem. On this journey the rich young man approaches the Lord with the question about what he must do to inherit eternal life (October 14th). James and John make the request to sit on the Lord's right and left when he enters into power in Jerusalem (October 21st). Jesus heals the blind beggar, Bartimaeus (October 28th), and at last makes it to Jerusalem.
HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY - NOVEMBER 11 (Observed November 12)
No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends.John 15:13
Our hats are off to you and your families for your service to our country. Thank you for your selflessness and sacrifice.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A EUCHARISTIC MINISTER?
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)
Ministry of Care: November 17 & 18 (Family Mass will cover 11:00 mass)
Mothers Club: 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
Music Ministry: December 29 & 30
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.
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!
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 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,firstname.lastname@example.org 847-837-4564.
The weekend ofDecember 1st and 2nd, St. Julianas invites you to display your familys treasuredNativity Scene/Crechefor the entire parish to view and enjoy. Well 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.
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!
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.
The weekend ofNovember 17/18, St. Vincent DePaul Society will be collecting non-perishable items in the back of the church after all Masses. The food donated will be given toSt. Thomas of Canterbury food pantryin the uptown neighborhood. Following are some suggested items to donate: canned foods/soups/pasta/pasta sauces/macaroni and cheese/rice/instant potatoes/peanut butter/jelly/ granola/cereal/oatmeal/tuna/mayo. Monetary donations are also appreciated and welcomed. Please make checks payable to St. Vincent DePaul Society. Your generosity is, as always, greatly appreciated.
The Knights of Columbus 4338 cordially invite you to their annual Christmas fundraiser party onSaturday, December 8thin the St. John Brebeuf Parish May Ministry Center at 8305 N. Harlem AveinNilesSocial hour starts at 6:00pm, and dinner begins at 7:00pm. Join us for delicious food from Salernos di Lucca! Delight in music of the season provided by the St. Juliana Christmas Carolers! TICKETS ARE ONLY $27.00 per person, Widows $24.00 per person $14.00 for children under 12. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY Monday, December 3. Visitwww.kofc4338.organd print your invitation from the "Forms" list. Contact Steve Baggio at 773.315.1621 with questions.
The St. Juliana Friendship Club will have their annualChristmas PartyonTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 6that 1:00 p.m. This years festivities will be held at "Fairway Banquets" - 6676 W. Howard AveinNiles(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 & Friendship! ALL 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, Pastas.Every donation earns 1 entry into a special drawing for SJ Bingo prizes! We will hold a drawing every Friday Night in November.Cantstay 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 11/10 5:00pmChristmas Sharing Slips Sunday 11/11
All MassesChristmas Sharing Slips
9:30am Scout Mass
5:00pm Teen Mass and Ministry Monday 11/12
Happy Veterans Day
6:30pm Bible Study
6:30pm Holy Hour
7:00pm Boy Scouts Troop Meeting
7:00pm School Board Meeting
7:30pm Mens Club Tuesday 11/13
7:00pm Cancer Support Group
7:00pm Tuesday Theology Talks with Father James Wednesday 11/14
7:00pm Athletic Association Thursday 11/15
9:00pmQueen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon Friday 11/15
8:15am Tots & Company
8:30am All School Mass
4:30pm Bingo Food Drive
Save These Dates 11/17Craft Fair and Cookie Walk 11/17Missionary Spirit Team11/17Feed My Starving Children 11/17-11/18SVDP Hejza Food Drive 11/18Family Mass 11/23Happy Thanksgiving 11/23Black Friday Bingo 12/01-12/02Creche Walk 12/08Knights of Columbus Christmas Fundraiser 12/14Ugly Christmas Sweater Bingo 12/21Winter Break Begins 1/07School Resumes 2/09Mothers Club Big Night Out