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.
MASSES IN THE CHURCH
SUNDAY@ 730am, 930am, 1100am
DAILY ROSARY MS @ 800am
ROSARY During ADORATION Mondays @ 630pm
Letters from a Pastor to His People January 10, 2021
Christs baptism in the Jordan was a significant event in his life. One could even make the argument it was lifechanging. (As I write, I can almost see the seminarians getting out their red pens and licking their chops to circle the heresies in this letter...settle down, boys.)
Christs baptism was deeply touching for him. It can be too for us. Remember, as Columba Marmion says, Christs mysteries are our mysteries.
The readings for today are all connected with the Baptism of Jesus. The First Reading is from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. This reading is the first of four of Isaiahs four Suffering Servant songs. This first poem introduces the Messiah as the one who pleases God. He will work tirelessly for the dawning of justice and will not be discouraged.
The staircase is the featured part of a house during the holidays. Children run down the stairs with anticipation Christmas morning and in the days after to see their gifts. Adults walk down with satisfaction to have their coffee and see their family members. A stairwell leads us down to the splendor.
For many people, Christmas time is filled with happiness. However, some experience sadness when remembering the loved ones who departed from this world. How do we understand grief as Catholics?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church ([CCC] par. 1021) states that Death puts an end to human life, allowing the beginning of the eternal life (heaven, purgatory, or hell). We are told that the Church commends the dead to Gods mercy and offers her prayers, especially the Eucharist (CCC, par. 1055). By doing this, the militant church (those living on earth) and the triumphant church (saints, souls in heaven) pray together for those who are purifying their souls in purgatory. Therefore, we are called to pray for the repose of our loved ones.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also make a donation in memory of a loved one.
Mothers Club Cookbook
Calling all cooks and bakers We want your recipes for our parish cookbook! Submit your recipe by January 17. You may submit as many recipes as you like. If you need help or do not have access to a computer, please call Stephanie Kenny at 312.953.3322. Thank you!
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 @ 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 1/11 + Blessed William Carter Rosary 800am Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Monday Evening of Prayer 68pm Eucharistic Adoration
730pm Talk by Father James
750pm Night Prayer and Benediction (reserve your spot here)