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 December 1, 2019
Many spiritual writers speak of Advent as a time of purification and penance. This is why we invoke purple, a color of mourning. Let me quote from an old spiritual treatise, The Spiritual Life by Adolphe Tanquerey
In the first Sunday of Advent, the First Reading is from the Prophet Isaiah. The prophet lives at a time when Israel is divided into two kingdoms that were threatened by the powerful Assyrians. Isaiah is a prophet in the Southern Kingdom of Judah. During his ministry, when there prevail either wars or rumors of war, the people and the Kings fail to listen to and follow the ways of God. Isaiahs prophecy suggests that conflicts between nations will continue, but God will be the one who will judge and impose terms. Ultimately, Walking in the light of the Lord means Gods people, gathered from all nations, will live in accord with Gods word.
When I first came to St. Juliana parish I had never heard of our saint. I was intrigued by the image of her with the Eucharist over her heart. When I read her story, I was very moved by the last moments of her life. I offer now her story as a means to ponder again Our Lords Eucharistic Presence.
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.
Whether you are single, a busy parent with kids, or emptynesters, you can celebrate Advent like you are actually anticipating the coming of Christ—which is the whole point. Its a spiritual journey!
When you know what the season is meant to be, you will more likely do the kinds of things that emphasize that purpose. Please visit our Advent 2019 page to explore the various opportunities to help you deepen your spiritual experience this Advent season.
Please be sure to pick up your free copy ofJesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary by Brant Pitre.This is our Advent/Christmas gift to you.
Brant Pitre is one of the most compelling theological writers on the scene today. – Bishop Robert Barron
Bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist casts new light on the Virgin Mary, illuminating her role in the Old and New Testaments.
Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the traditions of men? Should she be called the Mother of God, or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the brothers of Jesus refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshiping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus?
In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes readers stepbystep from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.
Christmas Project for Saint Benedict Nursing Center. For many years, the junior high students have done a Christmas project for residents of a nearby nursing home. This year, once again, the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders will make gift boxes for the 140 residents of Saint Benedict Nursing Center in Niles.
Each of these boxes will contain a craft item (made by a student), a pair of socks (purchased by the student), and other donated items for the residents to enjoy. This is where we need your help!
Please donate any of these items to help us fill our gift boxes for the nursing home residents Individually wrapped candies · Small stuffed animals (such as Beanie Babies) · Toiletries such as tooth paste, lotions, etc. · Decks of playing cards · Individually wrapped packs of cookies or snacks or anything that you think the elderly would enjoy in their a gift boxes from the junior high students.
If you are able to help us, please send your donation to school with one of our students, drop it off at school, or drop it off at the parish business office and they will make sure that I receive it. I need these donations by Monday, December 9th.
Thank you so much for your help.
Mrs. Jane Lidgus, Junior High Teacher
Sr. Remy Schaul Service Award
The Saint Juliana School Board needs your nominations for the annual Sr. Remy Schaul Service Award!
The award recognizes an individual who has volunteered his/her time, talent, and/or resources to better the school—whether by maintaining the physical quality of the building/grounds or improving the educational opportunities for our students.
The award is open to all parishioners, though school/parish employees are not eligible for services required as part of their employment responsibilities.
Registered parishioners may submit nominations online at stjuliana.org/remyor in writing to the school or parish office c/o Mike Kelly, School Board President, by January 3, 2020.
We who are nervous and anxious about many things can learn from the Holy Family depicted in Rest on the Flight to Egypt (Merson, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1879). Mary, holding the baby Jesus, rests in the arms of the fatherlike sphinx. Joseph sleeps by the dying campfire. Though under extreme duress, fleeing from the murderous Herod, Joseph is at peace, knowing the protection of his wife and son are secured, not by his own devices, but by God the Father.
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)
12/09 Mens Club 12/10 Cancer Support Group 12/12 Sit & Knit 12/13 Science Fair 12/15Third Sunday of Advent 12/16 Band Christmas concert 12/19 Parish penance service 12/19 Christmas concert 12/22Fourth Sunday of Advent 12/24Christmas Eve 12/25Christmas 12/31 New Years Eve 12/31 Vigil Solemnity of Mary 1/01 Solemnity of Mary 1/23 FAA Trivia Night