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 September 20, 2020
I do my best to exercise regularly. When the gym to which I belong closed during Covid I began to jog outside. In fact, you might have seen me (and my apologies, if you have). Well, by some inspiration of the Holy Spirit, when I returned from my 30Day Retreat I began running through St. Adalbert Cemetery. I mentioned this on a recent ChiBro podcast. I very much enjoy running amongst the tombstones because (no, I havent lost my mind) the grounds are beautiful and quiet and full of religious symbols to keep me focused on Jesus. Also because Im confronted, when I do so, with my own mortality. Sure, Im healthy and young now, able to run and exercise, but death is chasing me and will eventually catch me. I wont live forever and I certainly wont be healthy forever. I am dust and unto dust I shall return.
This weekend is the special collection to support our seminary. We have three seminarians assigned to our parish. Christian MelendezCruz and Kevin Gregus are returning. Our new seminarian is Lee Noel. You can read more about them inside the bulletin. We are blessed to have them.
As you recall from nowFathers Robinson Ortiz (St. Joseph, Libertyville) and Hank Lyon (St. Emily, Mount Prospect), having seminarians is a great blessing. Please reach out to Christian, Kevin and Lee when you have a chance, and maybe even an invite over to dinner!
We take time this weekend to recognize, celebrate and support the forty‐four seminarians who are preparing for lives of service to t he Archdiocese of Chicago. The Church needs pastoral, compassionate and well‐trained priests now more than ever, especially considering the current pandemic and other societal unrest that these new priests will f ace upon ordination. We ask for your prayers and financial support to help defray seminarians educational expenses, which includes tuition and fees, room and board and health insurance.
Each September, gifts to our annual Catholic Bishop of Chicago/Seminarian Education second collection provide needed funds for the formation of our seminarians at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, as well as, for our college seminarians at Saint John Vianney College Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
As the principal seminary and school of theology for the formation of priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Mundelein Seminary prepares men for ordination as archdiocesan priests who will shepherd parishes, celebrate the sacraments and teach the Catholic faith.
Your contributions to this collection will make a significant impact on each seminarian. A remittance envelope will be placed in the pews the weekend of September 1920. You may also give by sending your donation to your parish, noting that it is for the seminarians, or by making a gift online at www.archchicago.org/seminarianfund.
On behalf of current and future archdiocesan seminarians, thank you.May God continue to bless you abundantly.Please know that I keep you in my daily prayers and intentions, and I ask for yours in return.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago
If you are interested in being part of Teen Ministry, please let me know. We will be joining the Mary Seat of Wisdom Parish teen group called Crux.
There is a group for Freshmen and Juniors that will meet on September 27th at 1pm, and a group for Sophomores and Seniors that will meet on September 27th at 330pm. The next Friday Night Lights event is October 9th. You can find more information, the full calendar, and register here https//www.mswparish.org/cruxteenministry.
The Saint Juliana Parish Book Club will meet on Saturday, September 26 at 915am in the back of the church to discuss The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. If you are interested in being part of the discussion but would prefer to meet virtually, please email me and I will send you a Zoom invite.
Our next book will be A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, to be discussed on Saturday, October 24th.
A masterpiece of modern fiction, James Joyces semiautobiographical first novel follows Stephen Dedalus, a sensitive and creative youth who rebels against his family, his education, and his country by committing himself to the artists life.
Every battle is won or lost before it is fought, says Sun Tzu in The Art of War. It is the preparation prior to the commencement of the action, as well as the condition of the militaryindustrial complex of the nation, that will determine the overalloutcome of the war. This is why Horatio Nelson, as the Battle of Trafalgar was about to commence on October 21, 1805, did not send detailed instructions to his fleet, but the simple reminder England expects that every man will do his duty. He knew the tactical work had already taken place.
CHIBRO is hosted by Father James, St Juliana Parish,and NEWLY ORDAINED Father Hank, St Emily Parish, Mount Prospect, IL. 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
Saturday 9/19 Rosary 800am
Daily Mass 830am
KofC Tootsie Roll Drive 10am12pm
Vigil Mass 500pm
(reserve your spot here) Sunday 9/20Twenty‐fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass 730am 930am (reserve your spot here)
Reconciliation 101511am Monday 9/21 St Matthew Rosary 800am
Daily Mass 830am Monday Evening of Prayer (reserve your spot here)
Eucharistic Adoration 600pm800pm
Father James Talk on Prayer 730pm followed by Night Prayer and Benediction
Tuesday 9/22 Rosary 800am Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Wednesday 9/23 St Padre Pio Rosary 800am
Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Thursday 9/24 Rosary 800am Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Friday 9/25 No School Rosary 800am
Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Saturday 9/26 Ss. Cosmos & Damian Rosary 800am Daily Mass 830am
Vigil Mass 500pm (reserve your spot here) Sunday 9/27Twenty‐sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass 730am 930am (reserve your spot here) Reconciliation 1015-11am