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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 April 14, 2019
One of the highlights of my year as a priest is reading the Passion on Palm Sunday and Good Friday. It is a privilege to play the role of Christ in the narrative. The part that always sends a chill down my spine is when the crowd (you all in the congregation) yells out "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" Its amazing to hear the church roar.
I know you personally are not directing that at me personally. You dont want to crucify me. (Okay, well, maybe, some of you do.) And I know you dont want Christ to be crucified. Youre just playing the part assigned to you.
But why would the Church arrange it so? Because theres some truth in our crucifixion of Jesus. We do send Christ to the cross.
I dont say this to make you feel bad. I put myself in the same boat. When we sin and when we do not live fulfilled lives, we crucify Jesus. Our forsakenness harms Jesus. Not because he cant handle himself, but because he loves us so much that he is pained when we struggle.
Holy Week, the most solemn time of the year, is at last upon us. We hope you can find time to pray with us.
Palm Sunday Vigil April 13th
Palm Sunday April 14th
730am 930am 1100am 500pm
Parish Penance Service April 15th 700pm
Holy Thursday April 18th
Mass of the Lords Supper 700pm
Eucharistic Adoration 830pm1100pm
Good Friday April 19th
Morning Prayer 900am
Passion of Our Lord Service 300pm
Stations of the Cross 700pm
Holy Saturday April 20th
Morning Prayer 900am
Blessing of the Baskets 1100am
Easter Vigil Service April 20th 700pm
Easter Sunday April 21st
730am 930am 1100am
Pontifical Good Friday Collection
Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which assists Christians in the Holy Land—helping the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools, and offer religious education. The wars, unrest, and instability have been especially hard on Christians. In these times of crisis, this collection provides humanitarian aid to refugees. Become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church and the Holy Land. Thank you for your generosity!
The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduumfrom the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christs Paschal Mystery.
The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.
The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are
Join the SJ Parent Ambassadors as we help the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce clean up the neighborhood. Meet at the Metra station at 1000am onSaturday, April 27. Participating SJS students will get a Spirit Wear pass!
School Advisory Board The St. Juliana School Advisory Board is looking for new members for the 20192020 school year.
All applications must be received by Monday, April 29, 2019 to be considered. The School Advisory Board consists of 812 members, serving terms of up to three consecutive years. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in a Board committee. Committees include Finance & Operations, School Advancement, and Strategic Planning. Board meetings are held monthly, typically on the first Monday evening of the months September through June at 700pm.
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