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MASSES IN THE CHURCH
SUNDAY@ 730am, 930am, 1100am
DAILY ROSARY MS @ 800am
ROSARY During ADORATION Mondays @ 630pm
Letters from a Pastor to His People December 27, 2020
My close group of priest friends and I over the past 33 days have done The Consecration to Joseph. This is a somewhat new exercise, and it is from the 2019 book by Father Donald Calloway. Like the Consecration to Mary that weve done here at the parish at the past, this is a practice that goes on for over a month. There is a set of short readings and prayers to do each day, and the whole things concludes on the 33rd day with an act of consecration. We arranged it so our consecration to Saint Joseph would be today, Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family
In the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the First Reading is taken from the Book of Sirach. Sirach gives us his concept of the ideal family with all the responsibilities, as well as the honors and benefits that are bestowed on each member. Sirachs basic intent is to strengthen everyday relationships between husband and wife, parents and children, the young and the old, the rich and the poor.
The Feast of the Holy Family is dedicated to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, commemorating their life together in Nazareth and calling us to focus on Catholic family life. The Church presents the Holy Family to us as a model for our own family life. Joseph was the head of the Holy Family and provided for Mary and Jesus with the work of his hands. He was obedient to the angel who told him to take Mary as his wife, what to name the new child and again when told to flee with them to Egypt. He taught Jesus the carpentry trade and what it was to be a man in the society in which they lived.
PLEASE NOTE On December 28 and January 4, there will be Monday Night Prayer Service with Confession as scheduled from 68pm, however, Father James will not present at 730pm.
Tassel of the Cloak
Not all families are holy and many people experience anger and impatience dealing with children, parents, siblings, inlaws, and so forth. It can be worth praying about anger on this feast of the Holy Family. Be angry, but do not sin, says Saint Paul, do not let the sun go down on your anger (Ephesians 426).
Reflections from Our Deacon Tom As the year 2020 draws to a close, a number of thoughts come to my mind. The first one is goodbye and good riddance! The emergence of the COVID virus and resulting pandemic has had a profound impact on our daily lives. It has kept us more cooped up in our homes and has interfered with our ability to spend time together with family and friends. For too many, the loss has been far greater, as loved ones have become seriously ill or have died from the virus and its many complications.
Marys divine motherhood broadens the Christmas spotlight. Mary has an important role to play in the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. She consents to Gods invitation conveyed by the angel (Luke 12638). Elizabeth proclaims Most blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (Luke 14243, emphasis added). Marys role as mother of God places her in a unique position in Gods redemptive plan.
We are currently creating a new memorial plaque for the back of the church for all who have donated to the recent church projects the Mary statue, the new tabernacle, the bells, the ceiling, etc. If you would like to make a donation and be remembered in perpetuity, please contact Father James (email@example.com). You can also make a donation in memory of a loved one.
Girl Scout Cookies For Sale Online
St. Juliana 4th Grade Girl Scouts are selling cookies! Ask your favorite Girl Scout for details, or purchase cookies virtually by visiting our troop cookie website to place your order, pay with a credit card, and have your cookies shipped directly to your door! Shipping charges apply and the online order minimum is 4 boxes. You can also order cookies for our Gift of Caring service project which donates cookies to military personnel and essential workers. Our website is available now through March 21, 2021.
Did you know that the Invest in Kids Act helps children from lowincome households in Illinois access scholarships that cover up to 100 percent of a Catholic schools tuition? Thousands of students are gaining knowledge and building on their faith in Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools thanks to this program. Your support during these challenging times would help educate the next generation in Catholic students while building on a brighter future for all.
Our next book for discussion on January 30 @ 915am will be Come Rack! Come Rope! by Robert Hugh Benson. This bookis the most vivid and gripping novel ever written about how the Reformation happened. In this book, the appalling events come to life. This novel tells of the struggles and sufferings of Catholic Recusants under Queen Elizabeth I of England. One such Recusant, Robin Audrey, is shocked to learn his father has decided to leave the Catholic Church for the safety of the Church of England.
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 with be posted on TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Masses 730am 930am 1100am (reserve your spot here) Reconciliation after the 930am Mass until 11am MONDAY 12/28 + The Holy Innocents Rosary 800am Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Monday Evening of Prayer 68pm Eucharistic Adoration
730pm No Talk by Father James
750pm Night Prayer and Benediction (reserve your spot here)