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† November 10 2019
Why would the seven brothers, along with their mother, undergo horrible tortures unto their death? Because they love God.
Why would some people, as our Lord says in todays Gospel, neither marry nor be given in marriage? Same answer. Because they love God.
In the First Reading from the Second Book of Maccabees, we hear only part of the story about the heroism of a family of seven brothers who died at the hands of a Greek king who tried to force all Jews into accepting the Greek culture of Hellenism. These brothers would rather die than betray the God of Israel. Their faith gave them reassurance that fidelity to Gods laws would be rewarded with salvation and resurrection which was a fairly recent concept for the Jews of that time and only some of the Jews accepted it.
This is a reflection from the mind of St. Augustine, who takes us through a meditation of how the good things of the earth and human life point us to God, who is the source of all that is good. St. Augustine lived from 354430 A.D. I enjoy the fact that having lived 1,600 years ago, Augustine lists things which even in our modern day, we would agree that these things make life good.
Im looking to start small mens and womens faith groups here at Saint Juliana. 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!
If you are interested in being part of a group of 46 individuals, please send me an email. I will then follow up with you about a time to meet to initiate the group.
As DDay was occurring Franklin Roosevelt addressed the nation. It was not a speech he gave, but rather a prayer. And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer. He asked God to give the American soldiers strength and perseverance. He prayed that the Father would embrace and receive those who would be killed in action. He lifted up all the family members of the troops and everyone else at home.
My joy, my pleasure, my delight is to be with you. (Prov 831)†Come join us Mondays for Holy Hour from 630pm730pm in the Chapel to pray the rosary and other litanies. Each moment you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament brings joy, pleasure, and delight to his Sacred Heart!
Friendship Club 50+
Please join us at our next meeting on Thursday, November 14 @ 100pm. Friendship Club is open to all 50+ seniors in the area, please consider joining this enjoyable social group!
Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Support group offers spiritual and emotional support for parishioners who are dealing with cancer (patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends) and gives them a safe, healing place to be heard and understood by people walking the same road. Members are encouraged to share their feelings, seek guidance, receive resource information and most importantly, hope. Issues such as how to access volunteer services, request companionship during treatments or at home, ask for rides or other forms of support are also covered.
Join us in the parish center November 12 @ 700pm. For questions, contact Tina Pusateri at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773.631.4127.
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 430 pm.
Join us Every Friday in November Food Drive for St Cornelius Food Pantry
Join us Friday November 29th for Black Friday Bingo.
Join us Friday December 6th for our UglySweater Contest. The Uglier the Better.
QUEEN OFHEARTS 50/50 RAFFLE 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.
When 2nd Joker Found & NOT the QOH, Ticket Holder gets $500 & Board Resets (one time only)
Save These Dates 11/20 McTeacher Night 11/21 Friendship Club Card Games 11/23 MST Feed My Starving Children 11/28 Happy Thanksgiving 11/29Black Friday Bingo 12/05 Friendship Club Christmas Party Luncheon 12/06 Ugly Christmas Sweater Bingo 12/08 Friendship Club Holiday Lights Downtown Trolley Tour