Letters From A Pastor to His PeopleJanuary 6, 2018
Today is the Feast of the Epiphany.We celebrate the manifestation of Jesus as a divine person, the second Person of the Holy Trinity.There are three scenes from the life of Christ that are traditionally used for the Epiphanythe adoration of the three Magi, Jesusbaptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist, and the Wedding Feast of Cana.This week we read about the Magi.Next Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord and will read about that event. In two weeks, on January 20th (the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) we will read about the Wedding Feast at Cana.
On the first and third Sunday of every month during the 11:00am Mass we offer Family Mass.Join us on January 6th at 11:00am for this celebratory way for family members at every age to participate in prayer and worship together.
Wednesday 1/09 5:00pm: SJS Green (5th8th) vs QAS Thursday 1/10 5:00pm SJS White (5th, 7th) vs Eds 5:00pm SJS Saturday 1/12 10:00am SJS White (4th girls) @ St. Barts 11:00am SJS Green vs White (4th boys) @ SJS
12:00pm SJS Green (4th girls) @ St. Barts
3Cs in ChristCoffee, Conversation and Contemplation
Do you believe it's possible to be happier than you have ever been before? Not for fleeting moments, but consistently? Bestselling author Matthew Kelly believes it is possibleand in his latest book, The Biggest Lie, he explains how.
We all want to be happy and live life to the fullest, but the answer isn't found in the world's definition of happiness. Modern culture is constantly feeding us lies, and these lies affect you more than you know. The lies that affect you the most, however, are the ones you tell yourself. These lies steal your joy, sap your energy, and cause you to lose hope. They prevent you from discovering the kind of vibrant faith the first Christians experienced.
But as Kelly shows, we've arrived at a crucial moment in history. People are disillusioned with what the world offers. The world is in desperate need of change, and no one is in a better position to effect that change than Christians. We have an incredible opportunity to dispel the lies and cut through the confusion and false promises around us.
This book provides the practical tools necessary to help you regain your fervor and leave your mark on the worldand experience more happiness than you thought possible. Together we can change the course of historywith humility, generosity, kindness, and joy, one Holy Moment at a time.
Please join us at our next 3Cs in Christ discussion on January 63:30pm to 4:30pm to hear and share insights and perspectives on Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity.
Join us for a spectacular Dynamic Catholic event on the Passion and Purpose for Marriage. This event has been enriching marriages across the country. Hear live music from George Lower, an awardwinning singersongwriter. Hear Dr. Allen Hunt, a nationally known speaker and bestselling Catholic author on Marriage. As quoted by Dr. Allen Hunt, Marriage is a partnership and a friendship more than anything else. As spouses building a life together you will mutually influence one another in all kinds of ways. Please join us for this enriching and inspiring event on April 6th10am to 2pm in the Church.
We will be selling tickets at the back of Church. January 26/27 (great idea as Valentine presents);; February 23/24; March 23/24; March 30/31.Cash, Check and Credit Card are accepted.Tickets can also be purchased online.
For all parents of Mary Poppins cast and crew members we will meet at 7:00pmin the school hall on Tuesday, January 8. This is a mandatory meeting to discuss the rehearsal schedule, tech week, performance dates, student obligations, and parent volunteer needs and expectations.
Sister Remy Schaul Service Award
The St. Juliana School Board needs your nominations for the annual
Sr. Remy Schaul Service Award! The award recognizes an individual who has volunteered his/her time, talent, and/or resources to better the schoolwhether by maintaining the physical quality of the building/grounds or improving the educational opportunities for our students. The award is open to all parishioners, though school/parish employees are not eligible for services required as part of their employment responsibilities. Registered parishioners may submit nominations online at www.stjuliana.org/remy or in writing* to the school or parish office c/o Mike Kelly, School Board President, by January 6, 2019.
*Please include your name and contact information, the name and contact info of your nominee, and your specific reasons for nominating this person.
This 5week training will take place on Tuesday evenings 7 to 9pm from January 29th through February 26th at Presence Saint Benedict Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 6930 West Touhy Avenue, Niles.Per Archdiocesan guidelines it is important that new Ministers of Care attend all 5 training sessions to be mandated.
This course is designed with the person in mind who is new to parish ministry. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of the Ministry of Car; however, the unifying thread woven through all is a commitment to helping you develop the skills and confidence needed to be a source of comfort to those who are sick. Completion of this course qualifies you to receive the Archdiocesan mandate to bring Communion to the sick, homebound and hospitalized of your parish. Sessions will run two hours and will include a talk given by an experienced facilitator accompanied by group discussion and/or an exercise to help you practice a particular skill.
If you are interested in attending please contact Deacon Ed Dolan @ 773.443.0560 or Deacon Bob Ryan @ 773.631.4127. Only those who have the endorsement of the parish will be admitted.The form must be signed by a Deacon so please RSVP early.
NEW to the Queen of Hearts RaffleThere is a winner EVERY DrawingIf NO Queen of Hearts then YES to a $100 T.R.I.P. Card
ANOTHER ROLLOVERDON'T PICK #3 OR #7 OR #9 OR #10 OR #13 OR #18 OR #19 OR #20 OR #23 OR #24 OR #25 OR #31 OR #39 OR #50 OR #53 YOU'LL GET THE LOWEST THERE IS! Ticket Sale Locations in Edison Park Emerald Isle MonFri 2pm2am; Saturday 12pm3am; Sun 12pm2am Firewater Saloon MonSun 7am2am Moretti's Bar and Grill SunWed 11am11pm, ThFr 11am2am, Sat 11am3am St Juliana Parish OfficeTuesFri 9am3pm
Before and After Select Weekend Masses
DRAWING THURSDAYS 9PM @ FIREWATER SALOON. All are welcome.
Please Note:Rules and Regulations will apply. Winner does not need to be present.
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 optin 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!
Happy Feast of the Epiphany
11:00am Family Mass
3:30pm 3Cs in ChristMatthew Kellys The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity
Monday 1/07 School Resumes
6:30pm St. Vincent DePaul Meeting 6:30pm: Holy Hour
7:00pm School Board Meeting
7:00pm Boy Scouts Troop Meeting Tuesday 1/08
7:00pm Cancer Support Group
7::00pm Mandatory Mary Poppins parent meeting Wednesday 1/09
5:00pm: SJS Green (5th8th) vs QAS
7:00pm: Confirmation Meeting Thursday 1/10
9:30am Sit & Knit
5:00pm SJS White (5th, 7th) vs Eds 5:00pm SJS Green (5th8th) @ PFGA
9:00pmQueen of Hearts Raffle Drawing at Firewater Saloon Friday 1/11
Mothers Club Hot Lunch
8:15am Tots & Company
8:30am School Mass
4:30pm Bingo Saturday 1/12 10:00am SJS White (4th girls) @ St. Barts 11:00am SJS Green vs White (4th boys) @ SJS
12:00pm SJS Green (4th girls) @ St. Barts Sunday 1/13 9:30am Scout Mass
5:00pm Teen Ministry
Save These Dates 1/19 KofC Free Throw Champ 1/21 NO SCHOOLDr. Martin Luther KingJr. Day 1/27 Catholic Schools Week 2/3 3Cs in Christ with Father Emanuel 2/09 MothersClub Big Night Out 4/06 Dynamic Catholic Passion and Purpose in Marriage