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 25, 2019
Youve all seen action movies. I have in my mind this image, from so many movies, of the heroes trying to enter a sealed and guarded building. They take a car or truck and bust through the gates.
Our Lord says, Strive to enter through the narrow gate (Luke 132230). Sometimes we have to bust through the narrow gate. That is, we dont enter the narrow gate to heaven by squeezing through or taking the long route or by some trickery. We take action and plow through.
On the twentyfirst Sunday in Ordinary Time, the first reading is from theBook of the Prophet Isaiah 661821. Isaiah 66 is considered part of Third Isaiah. It was written as a prophetic book following the Babylonian exile. The tone of this reading is apocalyptic. It looks forward to the creation of a new heaven and a new earth. God gives the nation the role of bringing back to Jerusalem all your brothers and sisters from the lands where they have been scattered. An essential purpose of the gathering of Israel and the nations is thus worship. The final verse of this reading seems to describe an extraordinary transformation.
Marvel caught my eye again with their epic hero movie, Black Panther. I was especially gripped by the awesome kingdom of Wakanda. This very technologically advanced kingdom is embedded in the luscious jungles of SubSaharan Africa. How did such a combination of technology and natural beauty come to be?
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 beginning on September 25 from 645 pm to 800 pm. Convenient online registration and payment available.
Were looking for additoinal ADULT CHOIR members! Rehearsals are Tuesday nights from 700 to 830pm in the Church choir loft. We will sing at various weekend Masses from September to June. In addition to weekend Masses, we will also sing for special celebrations including Christmas, Easter and the St. Patricks Family Mass. Rehearsals start on Tuesday, September 3! Join the Choir. You will be glad you did.
We will be starting to use a new Mass Setting starting in late September! Take a listen to the Mass of St. Ann. You may have heard it being used at other parishes around town or maybe even around the country! It is a contemporary setting that is upbeat with a fresh melody theme. Todays kids AND yesterdays kids love to sing it!
Please join us for the team meeting on the Chris Stefanick Event. Come see what this dynamic event is all about and how YOU and your family can be a part of it. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Please feel free to come to one or more meeting. Meetings are on the following Mondays @ 7pm in the Parish Center.August 26, September 9, September 23, & October 7.
Tassel of the Cloak August 25, 2019
Thomas Merton compared prayer to a firework. Dialogueing or meditating is the shell being lit and sent up into the sky. For the prayer to explode like the firework into the colorful pattern it must have love. Whatever spiritual activity we may do, whether it is contemplation, rosary, petitioning, centering, lectio divina, it is not genuine prayer if we do not make an act of love for Jesus Christ. Merton says the activity without love would be more accurately described as selfreflection or selfpsycho analysis. And this is merely the slight arc of a firework with no explosion ultimately a dud.
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