Saint Juliana Parish is here to help people experience Jesus.
We believe when you experience Jesus, you become the best version of yourself. You experience happiness. Wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome to our Catholic parish.
Letters From A Pastor to His PeopleFebruary 17, 2019
The Beatitudes. Were all familiar with these. They come from Christs Sermon on the Mount (or, in Lukes Gospel, the Sermon on the Plain, for he delivers it on a stretch of level ground).
I find myself throughout periods and seasons of my life appreciating a beatitude in particular more than others.Not that I dont appreciate the others; more than one beatitude just happens to resonate with me because of my life and spiritual circumstances.Maybe that is the case with you?Maybe something for you to at least pray about, if not?
Blessed are you who are poor is the beatitude that resonates with me right now.Ive preached on poverty before. This doesnt have to mean material poverty.Christ isnt necessarily calling us to give away all our money and drain our retirement funds.He is calling us to spiritual poverty, or a dependence on him.
A poor person depends on others.He has to beg.We are called not to selfreliance, but a complete surrender of ourselves to God. It is blessed to beg Jesus!
FAMILY MASS On the first and third Sunday of every month during the 1100am Mass we offer Family Mass.Join us on February 17 @ 1100am for this celebratory way for family members at every age to participate in prayer and worship together.
Every Friday morning when Saint Juliana School is in session we host a casual gathering for tots (age 03) and their caregivers in the Ahearn Activity Center from815 to 10am.
Tots & Company is free and open to everyone, parishioner or nonparishioner. 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.
Its that time of year for the Archdiocese Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA).Many of you have already received a letter from the Cardinal requesting your participation in this years campaign.The funds raised from this campaign go to support the ministries and programs of the Archdiocese.Each parish is assessed a goal.Every dollar we raise over that goal returns to the parish for its own use
Last year, for the 2018 ACA, our goal was $53,018.We raised $69,603!Thats $16,508 we made for the parish.Thats a tremendous effort and I want to thank you all for your generosity.We put that money to good usefacility improvements, school scholarships, and capital projects
This year, our goal is $54,775. Hopefully we can once again surpass our goal.Thank you for your sacrifice and support.More to follow in the coming weeks.
Dynamic Catholic Passion and Purpose for Marriage
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 6th10am2pm in the Church.
We will be selling tickets at the back of Church. February 23/24March 23/24March 30/31.Cash, Check and Credit Card are accepted.Tickets can also be purchased online.
Our first Friendship Club meeting will take place on Thursday, March 14 at 100pm in the Parish Center. Our annual corned beef sandwich luncheon! Price will remain the same at $8, which includes corned beef sandwich, side salad, dessert, and beverage. More info to come.We hope to see you at our first meeting! Feel free to bring a friend. Wed love to increase membership for this great senior social group! Friendship Club membership is open to all seniors in the area.For more Friendship Club info call the parish office at 773631 4127.
March for Kids Pins
During the weekend of March 9/10, Knights of Columbus will be selling March for Kids pins in the back of church to benefit Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Thank you for supporting Mercy Home!
Missionary Spirit Team
Our Lady of Angels Outing All are invited to help us distribute food at Our Lady of Angels Parish on Saturday, March 2. No registration is required. Just meet us in the St Juliana parking lot at 730 am, and well caravan there. Any sized group, any age. Bring your family members, invite your friends, earn your service hours! We usually return before noon. This event is safe and fun for the volunteers as well as for the people we serve!
Heartbreak to Healing
Heartbreak to Healing meets monthlyfor parishioners grieving the loss of a loved one (spouse, family member, friend). They will hold its first meeting of 2019 on Monday, March 4th at 1000 a.m. in the Parish Center. Fr. Emanuel will be our guest speaker, and well have some good treats too! Please join us & feel free to bring a friend. Our congenial group will surely lift your spirits!
St. Patricks Day Party Ni Neart Go Cur Le Cheile!
St. Patricks Day PartyNi Neart Go Cur Le Cheile!Theres Strength in Unity
Unite with your fellow St Juliana parishioners to celebrate St. Patricks Day onSaturday, February 23 from 600pmMidnight!Together, we know how to throw a great party, so prepare to get your green on!
March3,800am1230pm ALLYOU CAN EAT! Pancakes, sausages, juice, milk and coffee. Advance tickets $6.00, $7.00 at the door. See your favorite Cub Scout for tickets or contact Bernadette Godley 7735964971 or Lisa Ryan 2242444327.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES FOR SALE
This weekend, in the back of church, the second grade girl scouts will be selling cookies between all Masses!
Lenten Retreat 2019
The St. Juliana Missionary Spirit Team will be hosting a day of Faith, Fellowship, Prayer and Reflection on March 9th 830am100pm at St. Juliana Church,
Please join us as Fr. James Wallace, the pastor of St. Juliana Parish, presents Come and See, Spiritual Lessons from the Life of ChristNo registration is necessary. Everyone is welcome.
The day will begin with Mass at 830a.m. and conclude at 100p.m. Light refreshments will be served.For additional information, please contact Diana Laske firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn what prayer is and how to pray! Fr. James Wallace, the pastor of Saint Juliana Parish, will be offering a fourweek series on Prayer and the Spiritual Life.
Fr James will discuss the different styles and methods of prayer, including Lectio Divina, contemplation, devotional prayer like the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration, centering prayer, and more. The various schools of spirituality (Benedictine, Carmelite, Ignatian) will be presented, along with a history of prayer.
The goal is not simply to teach about prayer, but to teach how to pray. In each session there will be a demonstration of prayer and a chance to pray, as well as the opportunity to share personal experiences of prayer and ask questions. People of all levels, from beginners to mystics, are welcome.
If youve ever been interested in a more indepth exploration of the Bible and its relevancy to us as faithful followers of Christ, please join us on Mondays @ 630pm starting on April 8th in the Parish Center.This session we are exploring Women in the New Testament.All are welcome.
When did you first feel the presence of Jesus in your life? What makes you proud to be a Catholic? Who has inspired you on your faith journey? We are looking for parishioners who are willing to share their personal stories of faith and spirituality for our Christ in Chicago bulletin series. Please email your reflections on faith to Father James (email@example.com).
Please Note:Articles must be fewer than 330 wordsArticles may be edited for clarity or space; Due to volume, we may not be able to use every submission.Thank you in advance
All are invited to join members of the Missionary Spirit Team on Sunday, 2/24, at 200pm, for a singalong with the residents of St. Benedict Nursing and Rehab Center at 6930 W Touhy Ave in Niles. We will be singing old time favorites with the residents, accompanied by our fellow parishioner, Margie Shiel. Refreshments will be served.