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 October 27, 2019
John Henry Newman was canonized a saint two weekends ago by Pope Francis. Newman was an English priest from the 19th Century. Originally an Anglican, he converted to Catholicism and was later in life made a Cardinal in the Church. He was (and still is) an intellectual giant, writing very influential texts such as;Essay on the Grammar of Assent and his spiritual autobiography called Apologia Pro Vita Sua. For a few years he was rector of the Catholic University of Ireland, which led him to write The Idea of a University. Catholic student centers at various universities around the country are called Newman Centers because of this. Ill be forever grateful to the Newman Center of my alma mater, which helped my faith and ultimately led me to the priesthood.
The First Reading is from the Book of Sirach. Sirach insists that the poor persons gift is equal in value to the rich persons gift. God has no favorite. Although God has no favorites, he does have a special place in his heart for the prayer of the weak, oppressed, orphaned, the deaf, and widowed. These are not necessarily poor people rather, they are those who approach God in prayer with humility, recognizing their needs and their dependence upon God for help.
There are countless Catholic devotions. They range from common prayers, special prayers, grand gestures to very small gestures. A small gesture I do is before I jot down my notes for class I sign the page with the letters A and M overlapping. The letters stand for Ave Maria, Hail Mary. The artist in me loves to doodle, so if class is rather slow that day, I tend to go back to that little insignia and add some more to it. This time I added a few titles of Our Lady in both English, Latin and one Greek word. The Greek reads, GodBearer the Latin reads, from top to bottom, Mother and Immaculate.
This Friday, November is the All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation. The 7am, 830am, and 7pm Masses will all be in the church.
Because this is a First Friday, we will also have Eucharistic Adoration all day in the church. What a great way to celebrate this great solemnityspending quiet time with Christ in our peaceful church. Please consider signing up for a halfhour time slot or more as a Eucharistic Adorer. I think youll find this a very worthwhile endeavor.
Early History of Memorials for Martyrs and Saints
From the earliest days of the Church, Christians venerated martyrs on the anniversary of their deaths by celebrating Mass on their tombs. Over the next few centuries relics began to be transferred between dioceses and memorials for several martyrs were celebrated in common. During the persecutions of Diocletian in the early 300s so many Christians were killed that it became impossible to create separate memorials for each so joint memorials became common.
Please join us for Eucharistic Adoration this Friday in the church starting after the 830am Mass and ending with Benediction at 545 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.
Saturday, November 2nd is the Feast of All Souls. This is not a holy day of obligation, and so there will be the usual Saturday 830am Mass in the church. The Saturday 5pm Mass, per instruction, is a celebration of the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (that is, not technically All Souls). However, we will be doing a sort of jointAll Souls Mass with this evening Mass. At the 5pm Mass, therefore, we will read all the names of the deceased from this past year and light a candle in their memory. Family members of the deceased are welcome then to take a candle at the end of Mass for their loved one.
Early History of All Souls Day
From antiquity certain days were devoted to intercession for particular groups of the dead. The institution of a day for a general intercession on November 2 is due to Odilo, abbot of Cluny (died 1048). The date, which became practically universal before the end of the 13th century, was chosen to follow All Saints Day. Having celebrated the feast of all the members of the church who are believed to be in heaven, the church on earth turns, on the next day, to commemorate those souls believed to be suffering in purgatory.
Im looking to start small mens and womens faith groups here at Saint Juliana. If you are interested in being part of a group of 46 individuals, please send me an email (email@example.com). I will then follow up with you about a time to meet to initiate the group. The general concept is that these groups would meet regularly (frequency determined by the members) and keep the conversation intentional and spiritual in nature. The group might have a particular topic for a meeting (how to find time to pray, how to juggle a crazy schedule while maintaining your core values, etc.) the members might share their struggles or blessings at work, in their marriage, with their faith a particular book or article might be read and discussed. There really is no predetermined structure. Its whatever the members of the group find lifegiving and helpful. Its these kinds of groups that can help invigorate and deepen your faith, not to mention build lifelong, Christian relationships. Please pray about being part of a group and feel free to let me know if you have any questions or ideas!
Interested in becoming Catholic?
Have you wondered about being Catholic or exploring the Catholic faith? Or do you know someone who is? Now is a great time to discern or inquire on what path God may be calling you or them.
It is not too late to sign up to become Catholic or receive a sacrament, such as Confirmation. Please Join Us!
Please contact Father Emanuel Associate Pastor of St Juliana Parish to help you on the journey. Please email or call the parish office (7736314127) to make an appointment
A decade or so after his death a perception arose that George Washington was a perfect man that he did not lie or sin. Throughout the 19th Century it was taught in public schools and held in the public square that the first president was infallible.
Even Abraham Lincoln defended the belief, saying about Washington It makes human nature better to believe that one human being [Washington] was perfect, that human perfection is possible.
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