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.
Clouds are mentioned quite a bit in Sacred Scripture. In the Old Testament, God was manifested in a cloud. We read in the Book of Exodus, And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud (Exodus 1610). A column of cloud led the Israelites through the desert (cf. Exodus 1321) and then the shekinah was like a cloud or light that was in the temple of Jerusalem, signifying Gods dwelling
In the Ascension of the Lord, the First Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles.Saint Luke describes the last forty days of the Risen Christ on earth, teaching and preparing the apostles for His departure.Jesus instructed the Apostles to remain in Jerusalem to receive the Holy Spirit, the source of power.
Oh, the cellphone, cant live with it and cant live without it. It seems to have everything I need, yet I dont need to be always looking at it. What did we ever do before cellphones? Maybe we had more peace of mind? If the cellphone isnt going away, then lets sanctify it. Lets use the cellphone to glorify God and sanctify our days instead of distracting us from our day. A great way to do this is to download the iBreviary App on your smartphone.The Breviary itself is the official prayer of the Catholic Church.
Forty Days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Acts of the Apostles records that Jesus ascended into heaven. The ascension is an important Christian holiday, which attests to the reality of Jesus Christ returning to heaven, with the promise of returning again in the future. The Ascension is the final component of the paschal mystery, which consists also of Jesus crucifixion (and related components like his suffering and death) and resurrection.
The Novena to the Holy Spirit
Ascension to Pentecost
This novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church.
In 1897, Pope Leo XIII asked the whole church to renew its devotion by praying a Novena to the Holy Spirit in the nine days leading up to Pentecost (Divinum Illud Munus).
CHIBRO is hosted by Father James and Deacon Hank, both currently sheltering in place at St. Juliana Parish in Chicago. The podcast intends to show a peek behind the curtain of rectory life while providing an informal commentary on faith life under our current uncertain circumstances.
Mary Shellys Frankenstein is actually a fitting Easter season novel. Victor Frankenstein is a doctor, scientist, philosopher and inventor. His creation has no name. It is just called the monster. While the creature may look hideous, its brain is actually quite advanced. It appreciates beauty in nature and the love among family members. It reads significant texts like Paradise Lost, knows the Bible, and speaks eloquently. A far cry from the Hollywood ogre grunting for brains.