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Letters from a Pastor to His People - January 3, 2021
On my 30-Day Retreat last July, I spent a fair amount of time in prayer with the Adoration of the Three Magi. Saint Ignatius of Loyola would have us put ourselves in the particular scene of Scripture. Here with the Holy Family and Three Kings we imagine ourselves present and assisting as a poor little unworthy slave. Allow me to describe part of my imaginative prayer from that scene...
In the solemnity of the Epiphany (an appearance or a showing) of Christ to all humanity, the First Reading is from the Prophet Isaiah. Because of the epiphany of the Lord within it, Israel would itself become the manifestation of Gods presence and goodness for the nations. What God did for the Israel of the old covenant, he has done for all of humankind, the new clouds, sin and separation have been dispelled. With Christ and with his church, light illuminates and warms an alienated world, so that all people can walk in the freedom and healing of that light.
At Epiphany, the Church celebrates the manifestation of the Son of God as the Savior and Messiah. Also called Three Kings Day, at Epiphany we recall the visit of the Magi to the newborn Jesus And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2 912)
PLEASE NOTE On January 4, there will be Monday Night Prayer Service with Confession as scheduled from 6-8pm, however, Father James will not present at 7 30pm.
Tassel of the Cloak
Mary, is the Queen of Peace, as we say in the Litany of Loreto, and yet we hear she was greatly troubled when the angel greeted her (Luke 1 29). Perhaps Mary was concerned because she believed her union with God was secure and the mere mention of it by the angel might mean otherwise. Or something else.
Reflections from Our Deacon Wife - Marie In last weeks reflection, Deacon Tom said goodbye to 2020. I would like to say, Hello, 2021! As we welcome the New Year with open arms and much hope for better things to come, we need to stay focused on God in our lives. Today we celebrate Three Kings Day, the Feast of the Epiphany. The Epiphany is a time when Christians remember when the magi first saw Jesus. The three kings had the revelation of Gods presence, as seen in Jesus, Gods incarnate son meaning that Jesus is both fully human and divine.
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 low-income 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 @ 9 15am †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.
CHI-BRO 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 7 30am 9 30am 11 00am (reserve your spot here)
Reconciliation after the 9 30am Mass until 11am
MONDAY 1/04 + Saint Elizabeth Seton Rosary 8 00am Daily Mass 8 30am (reserve your spot here) Monday Evening of Prayer 6-8pm Eucharistic Adoration
6 30pm Rosary
6 30-7 30pm Confessions
7 30pm No Talk by Father James
7 50pm Night Prayer and Benediction (reserve your spot here)