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 People March 3, 2019
"For every tree is known by its own fruit" (Lk 6:44). A simple, but powerful statement from our Lord from todays Gospel!
This is so important to help with our discernment. We can judge a tree by its fruits. That is, we can judge an activity by the resulting experiences. I tell this to the children all the time. How do you feel after playing video games for a long period of time? Are you irritable, impatient, disobedient, quarrelsome, edgy until you can get back to playing? If so, those would be "bad fruits" and the "tree", then (playing video games excessively) is probably bad as well.
This applies for adults equally. TV shows, use of the phone, some other addictive behavior leaving you with an empty feeling or not putting you in a place of love and peace? Then that would be a bad tree and we should probably limit our interaction with it.
The key to utilizing this little discernment trick from our Lord is being aware.We have to be attuned to our inner state. We need to catch ourselves when were in a bad mood. Only then can we determine what perhaps is the source of that bad mood and take steps to correct it. Remember, Jesus doesnt want us to feel bad, but fulfilled. He knows what is best for us.
On the first and third Sunday of every month during the 11:00am Mass we offer Family Mass. Join us on March 3 at 11:00am for this celebratory way for family members at every age to participate in prayer and worship together.
Camp Invention Unmask your childs creativity at St. Juliana this summer in the allnew Camp Invention® program, Supercharged, where children transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K6 will code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during handson, STEM activities. Register and find current promotions at invent.org/camp or call 800.968.4332. Camp begins 6/17 and runs for one week. Contact Mrs. Mendoza(email@example.com) with any questions.
Bishop Bartosic has asked every parish to host a small listening session regarding the abuse crisis in the church. The point of this session is not to defend the churchs response to the crisis, but to give parishioners an opportunity to voice their concerns and simply to be heard. The bishop has also required the pastor to moderate the session. Ours will be Sunday, March 3rd @ 4pm in the Church.
Ash Wednesday March 6
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a period of spiritual renewal which helps us prepare for the celebration of the Paschal mystery of Christ, his passion, death and resurrection.
The ashes we receive on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday are both a reminder of our earthly mortality and a call to repentance. The ashes are made by burning the palms that were distributed the previous year on Palm Sunday. The ashes are blessed by the priest, who then dips his thumb in them and makes the Sign of the Cross on each persons forehead, while saying these words: "Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return" (Genesis 3:19) or "Repent, and believe in the Gospel."
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and a day of abstinence from meat. Fasting applies to Catholics between the ages of 18 and 60 and means you should only eat one full meal and two smaller meals if needed. All Catholics age 14 and above should abstain from eating meat on the day,
Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation, but Catholics are encouraged to attend Mass to begin their Lenten journey.
Please join us for Mass in the Church: 7:00am; 8:30am; 12:30pm Prayer Service with Ashes; 7:00pm
Ash Wednesday, March 6, please pick up your free copy of Scott Hahns,Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots. This is our gift to you to help deepen your Lenten experience.
In Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots, Dr. Scott Hahn guides readers through the Catholic Churchs rites, customs, and traditional prayers. From the Rosary to the use of Holy Water from infant Baptism to praying with icons Dr. Hahn helps you to discover the deep biblical and historical roots of each practice. Each chapter covers a single topic, beginning with the basic facts from Church teaching and tradition, and then proceeds to answer common objections to and misconceptions about the practice. Each chapter concludes with advice for everyday application.
The Stations of the Cross are a 14step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christs last day on Earth as a man. They are a Lenten devotion that offer witness to Jesus Passion and Death. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christs last day. We use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christs love for us. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday in Lent in Church at 9am and 6pm. Steve and Lee Baggio present in song ,Via Dolorosa, during the 6pm session.
Eucharistic Adoration will take place every Friday of Lent in the church starting after the 8:30am Mass and ending with Benediction at 5:45 pm. Please consider stopping by to spend some time with Jesus.
Volunteer adorers needed so that the Blessed Sacrament (Jesus) is never left alone. Please sign up as a volunteer adorer. At least one adorer needed for each 1/2 hour time slot. Signup book at the back of church. Your time for Jesus and St. Juliana Parish is greatly appreciated.
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 6th 10am2pm in the Church.
We will be selling tickets at the back of Church. February 23/24; March 23/24; March 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 1:00pm 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 7:30 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 monthly… for 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 10:00 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!
CUB SCOUT PANCAKE BREAKFAST
March 3, 8:00am12:30pm ALL YOU 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.
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN SAINT JULIANAS USHER MINISTRY!
We are looking to expand our USHERS TEAM—all 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.
Being an usher provides a wonderful opportunity for an individual or family to become more actively involved in our liturgy and assist with the Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation.
Ushers help build an atmosphere of hospitality and reverently provide assistance or specific direction to those in need before, during and after the liturgy. Our Usher team is open to all men, women and teens, 14 years of age or older!
There will be a welcoming meeting and training session on TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH AT 7PM in the Church. All are welcome!
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 @ 6:30pm starting on April 8th in the Parish Center.This session we are exploring Women in the New Testament.All are welcome.
Mundelein Science Day Join your future parish priests for Science Day at Mundelein Seminary on Saturday, March 9 at 9:00am. The event includes a lecture on the topic of "What Makes Us Human?" followed by breakout discussion groups led by seminarians to address the spiritual aspects of that question. The event is free and lunch is included. Parish groups are encouraged to attend.