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Letters From A Pastor to His People April 7, 2019
There are many lessons we can take from Christ in this wellknown scene of the woman caught in adultery from the Gospel of John.
First, leading up to this encounter, Jesus had spent the whole previous day teaching in the temple. The day ends and our Lords enemies went each to his own house (Jn 753). Jesus, on the other hand, went to the Mount of Olives (Jn 81). Jesus received his rest and his fuel, as it were, by praying. Who knows how he would have reacted to this adversary had he not grounded himself the night before in prayer?
Second, Jesus does not respond immediately to the Scribes and Pharisees puzzle. He writes on the ground. This was a way of indicating, in the ancient world, ones disinterest in the topic. It was Jesus way of not engaging and saying, just go away. Our Lord is patient. He does not act compulsively or judge hastily.
Third, our Lord does not objectify the woman. The Pharisees dont truly care about the woman and her sin and the system of justice. They are out to trap Jesus. The woman is merely the opportunity; an object to use in their mission. Our Lord respects the woman. He merely offers a wise adage Let he who is without sin be the first to cast a stone. Like Jesus, we should never degrade people to satisfy ourselves.
On the first and third Sunday of every month during the 1100am Mass we offer Family Mass. Join us on April 7th at 1100am for this celebratory way for family members at every age to participate in prayer and worship together.
Each week on Tuesday evening we offer a onehour talk about a different theological topic. The presenter is our pastor, Father James Wallace, and we gather in the chapel, located in the ministry center building.
This week, April 9, 700pm, we will explore Women of the Old Testament.
We hope youll find the talks interesting and helpful in your faith formation. The talks are independent of each other, so feel free to join us when you can. All are welcome!
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.
3 Cs in Christ—Coffee, Conversation, Contemplation
Sunday, April 7 Guest speaker Dr. Christina Zaker (CTU) leads the Discussion on how the parables in the Gospel can help us even in todays world.
Dr. Christina Zaker, Director of Field Education at the Chicago Theological Union (CTU), is a practical theologian with a focus on cultivating reflective practitioners in a variety of settings. Her doctoral work focused on the development of parable as a lens for theological reflection and she continues to do research in the area of theological reflection as it intersects with justice.
Please join us on Sunday April 7 from 330430pm for a reflective look at our own spirituality and Catholic faith communities.
Our team will be distributing bags and menus after all masses next weekend for Uncle Petes Ministry. Please fill the bags and return them to the school parking lot on Tuesday, April 9th, from 600845am. The sack lunches are then delivered to a variety of food pantries and meal distribution organizations and so is an excellent way to help feed the hungry in our city. Feel free to let your creative juices flow by decorating the bags with loving messages or seasonal artwork! Thank you for your giving spirit.
Please join us at our next meeting on Thursday, April 11. Well hold a Mass at100pm in the chapel to install new officers, followed by our regular meeting and guest speaker. Debbie Gajewski will provide a very interesting presentation about the Our Lady of Angels school fire. Friendship Club is open to all 50+ seniors in the area, please consider joining this enjoyable social group!
At our next meeting on April 9, Wayne Guccione, an exercise physiologist, will discuss how to get stronger by performing strength exercises. Although building strength has been mainstream since the early 90s, he continues to see people perform the exercises incorrectly and make dangerous movements. This talk will focus on how to exercise properly. You will practice a few moves in an upright or seated position. Please note This talk will be filmed. The St. Juliana Cancer Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the parish center at 700pm. All are welcome to join us.
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
All parishioners and SJS graduates, aged 21+, are invited to participate in a 3on3 basketball tournament in the Ahearn Center on April 7 at 10a, Entry fee is $30 and includes lunch and beverages. Teams will be determined by random draw. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up by April 3, and send payment addressed to the Athletic Association— 3on3 through the school or parish office.
15TH ANNUAL ST JULIANA MENS CLUB FINAL FOUR PARTY
APRIL 6 @ 411pm
FOOD – BEVERAGE – SQUARES – RAFFLES – SPLIT THE POT
$50 AT THE DOOR ($10 FOR ACTIVE MENS CLUB MEMBERS)
INCLUDES ALL FOOD & DRINK
***The admission fee will automatically register the participants as a Mens Club Member***
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