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.
WE WISH YOU & YOUR FAMILY A BLESSED & HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
Letters from a Pastor to His People July 5, 2020
If you missed my bulletin letter from last week, I explained how I am away currently and will be for the entire month of July making a 30Day Retreat. Just a reminder, I will not respond to any messages, so if there is an emergency, please contact the parish office or Father Emanuel. I wrote this weeks letter, and the upcoming letters, ahead of time, just to offer a little spiritual reflection on the readings. I would also, however, like to provide some wisdom from St. Ignatius of Loyola. Perhaps you could do a little 30Day Retreat with me.
The First Reading is from the Book of the Prophet Zechariah. These verses are chosen for this Sunday because they describe a meeknot easily provoked and humble Messiah, which Jesus is. Zechariah preached about the great battle that would take place between the forces of God and forces of evil. Rather than the machine of war (chariots and horses), this king of peace will come riding on a donkey, a sign of the reign of peace. This king of peace will reunite the northern kingdom, Israel and the southern kingdom, Judah. The rule of this just king is to extend to all nations, including that of the gentiles
All are welcome to join us in praying the Rosary at Saint Juliana in the church, Monday through Friday at 800am. We hope to see you there! No preregistration required, but you will be asked to sign up at the door. Please remember to bring your mask and obey all social distancing guidelines.
Online Book Clubs and Prayer Groups
Parishes and groups across the archdiocese are providing incredible digital and virtual resources for their communities. These resources are open and available to anyone.
The Archdiocese of Chicago is thrilled to offer live PreCana sessions virtually! Participants enjoy the benefit of live interaction with other couples as well as the ease of having private conversations in the comfort of their own homes. Those who participate to do not need to be living or getting married in the Archdiocese of Chicago to fulfill their PreCana requirement. Sessions in Spanish dates to be published shortly.
CHIBRO is hosted by Father James and NEWLY ORDAINED Father Hank. 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.
THE NEW CHI BRO PODCASTS WILL BE POSTED ON THURSDAYS