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 †August 4, 2019
In most of my political science and philosophy courses from college and seminary Platos The Republic was discussed. The part that received the most attention was the allegory of the cave. I wont go into detail, but gist of the cave (and platonic philosophy in general) is that there are forms above. That is, everything on this earth is but a shadow of something higher, in the supernatural or metaphysical realm. There is a deeper or higher meaning to what we see in existence. For Plato and Socrates, living well means living with these higher forms in mind not narrowing our vision only to things before us.
In the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, the first reading is from the Book of Ecclesiastes (1:2, 2:2123). Vanity or hebel (Hebrew) repeated six times literally translated as breath or vapor. Therefore, Qoheleth, the author of this Book uses vanity to refer to things in life that are transient, transitory, fleeting, and insubstantial. For this author, riches, power, pleasures are worthless and empty. Only God gives meaning to life.
On the topic of grace, Mother Church has written many things to say about Gods grace, from the great saints, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila to the councils of the Church Fathers. In the seminary, we take a course that includes a section on grace. It is a very fascinating topic, one that could be pondered for a lifetime. Yet, we should not let any daunting topic, such as grace, just by its sheer magnitude, be a reason for us not to ask the questions and seek the answer to, what is grace?
Welcome Back Opening @ 5:30pm
STEAM Lab RibbonCutting Ceremony @ 6:00pm
New Parent Orientation @ 6:30pm
First Day of School August 20
All School Opening Mass August 23 @ 8:30am
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Classes are open to families with students in grades one through eight who attend a public or nonCatholic private school, or are homeschooled. Instruction in the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion (second year) and Confirmation (seventh year) is provided.
Classes are on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm. Convenient online registration and payment available.
Come visit our booth on Saturday, August 17 from 10:00am2:00pm! The Parent Ambassadors will be there handing out goodiesó including outofuniform passes!ó to students who show up in SJS attire.
SAINT VINCENT DEPAUL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
We will be collecting NEW school supplies after all Masses August 3rd and 4th, to benefit the children at St. Angelas school on the West Side, as well as Goudy School in the Uptown neighborhood. We also accept and appreciate monetary donations. Please make checks payable to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Your kindness and generosity is always much appreciated.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
St. Monicas Parish is hosting a Theology on Tap series for adults aged 2139. Upcoming dates (please note, all events start at 6:30pm):
Wednesday, August 7 @ Playbook Sports Bar. Fr. James Mueller will talk about Our Identity in Christ, the Lamb Who Was Slain
Wednesday, August 14 @ Playbook Sports Bar, Fr. Greg Lorens speaks about Catholics in the Modern World
Friendship Club is open to all 50+ seniors in the area, please consider joining this enjoyable social group!
Please join us at our next meeting on Thursday, August 8 @ 1:00pm in the Parish Center. This is the very popular ice cream social and white elephant Bingo! Please bring something for our prize table one new or unused regifted item. DIY ice cream sundaes provided by Friendship Club!
HEARTBREAK TO HEALING
On Monday, August 5 at 10:00am start your week with friendly conversation, treats, and Deacon Hank Lyon as our guest speaker. We hope to see all of you there! H2H meets monthly and is open to all parishioners (men, women, all ages) who have experienced any loss (spouse, family member, friend). New members are always welcome!
JOIN US FOR FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO
Grab your friends and join us for a great Friday night of games, food and fun at St. Juliana Bingo! Fun starts at 4:30 pm.
NEW to the Queen of Hearts Raffle There is a winner EVERY Drawing If NO Queen of Hearts then YES to a $100 T.R.I.P. Card
DONT PICK #1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 OR #5 OR #6 OR #7 OR #8 OR #9 OR #10OR #11 OR #12 OR #13 OR #14 OR #15 OR #16 OR #17 OR #18 OR #19 OR#20 OR #21 OR #22 OR #23 OR #24 OR #25 OR #26 OR #28 OR #29 OR #30OR #31 OR #32 OR #33 OR #34 OR #39 OR #40 OR #41 OR #42 OR #43 OR #44 OR #45 OR #48 OR #50 OR #52 OR #53 OR #54 ORYOULL GET THE LOWEST THERE IS!
Saturday 8/03 7:00am Missionary Spirit Team Our Lady of Angels
8:30am Daily Mass in the Church 4:00pm The Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Church
5:00pm SVDP School Supply Drive
5:00pm Sunday Vigil Mass Sunday 8/04
All Masses SVDP School Supply Drive
Masses 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 5:00pm Monday 8/05
7:00am & 8:30am Daily Mass in the Chapel
10:00am Heartbreak to Healing
6:30pm Holy Hour 7:00pm Boy Scout Troop Meeting Tuesday 8/06
7:00am & 8:30am Daily Mass in the Chapel Wednesday 8/07
7:00am & 8:30am Daily Mass in the Chapel Thursday 8/08
7:00am & 8:30am Daily Mass in the Chapel
9:30am Sit & Knit Club
1:00pm Friendship Club
9:00pmQueen of Hearts Raffle Drawing at Firewater Saloon Friday 8/09 7:00am & 8:30am Daily Mass in the Chapel