Faith Life

Marian Consecration

The basic premise of a consecration to Jesus through Mary is that Jesus came into the world through Mary and that we can be closest to Jesus through her.

33 Days to Morning GloryIf you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is a guided, do-it-yourself retreat in preparation for a total consecration to Mary. We typically have free copies of the booklet available in church throughout the month of May, or contact the parish office at other times during the year.

One may also begin a consecration with the Immaculata Consecration prayer and renew it each day or as needed with the brief version; both are below.

Immaculata Consecration

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and Earth, refuge of sinner and most Loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy on to you. I, [your name], a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet, humbly imploring you to take me with all that I am and have, wholly to yourself as your posseession and property. Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases you. If it pleases you, use all that I am and have without reserve, wholly to accomplish what was said of you: "She will crush your head," and "You alone have destroyed all the heresies in the world."

Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for introducing and increasing your glory to the maximum in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, and thus help extend as far as possible the Blessed Kingdom of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For wherever you enter, you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, since it is through your hands that all graces come to us from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

V. Allow me to praise you, O Sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against your enemies.

Daily Renewal

Immaculata, Queen and Mother of the Church, I renew my consecration to you for this day and for always, so that you might use me for the coming of the Kingdom of Jesus in the whole world. To this end I offer you all my prayers, actions and sacrifices of this day.

Experience Jesus

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.

Our parish wants you to be happy, healthy and holy. The experience of Jesus in the soul, mind and body are thus our three priorities.

Sunday

Keep calm and worship on! The Mass is the fundamental encounter with Jesus. "He was known to them in the breaking of the bread" (Lk 24:35). You will fund here a dynamic Sunday experience through nourishing homilies, moving music and a welcoming atmosphere.

School

Academic excellence is our standard. A child in our award-winning Blue Ribbon school or our thriving religious education program is best prepared for life. Adults too deepen their knowledge through faith formation talks, scripture study and much more.

Service

Saint Juliana parishioners put their knowledge and love of God into action by serving their brothers and sisters, for Jesus said, "Whatsoever you did for the least of these, you did for me" (Matt 25:40). Our various ministries provide you the opportunity to make the world a better place.

Expectations of the Parish

To be a member of Saint Juliana is to enter into a relationship. Clear expectations are at the heart of every healthy relationship.

Here is what a parishioner can expect from the parish:

  • Dynamic and uplifting liturgies on Sunday
  • A place where you will be loved and supported in your spiritual journey regardless of the messiness and struggles of your life
  • A place where you can use your God-given talents to help others and make the world a better place
  • A place where you can learn about Jesus and increase your understanding of the faith
  • A place where your financial contributions will be honored and put to work with transparency and accountability

Expectations of the Parishioner

We simply ask that you walk with us and be open to what God is calling you to do.

  • To gather for Sunday Mass every week unless they are able to do so because of illness or travel
  • To learn by committing to at least one program of faith formation each year
  • To serve God and others by being involved in at least one ministry each year
  • To give generously of their financial resources in proportion to what they have received (minimal annual contribution of $720 per family)

Eucharistic Adoration

Looking to get into a new habit of prayer?

Join us in church on the first Friday of every month for Adoration of the Eucharist from 9am to 6pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church.

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Tuesday Theology Talks

Each week on Tuesday evening we offer a one-hour talk about a different theological topic. The presenter is our pastor, Father James Wallace, and we gather in the chapel, located in the ministry center building.

We hope you'll find the talks interesting and helpful in your faith formation. The talks are not interdependent of each other, so feel free to join us when you can. All are welcome!

Topics and dates are listed below; click the title for more information and a printable outline of the evening's topic.

Tuesday Theology Talks Schedule*

11/6- St. Catherine of Siena

11/13- Heaven, Hell, & Purgatory

11/20- Angels & Demons

11/27- St. Padre Pio

12/4- The Blessed Virgin Mary

12/11- Handel’s Messiah

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3/5- Sacred Art

3/12- Church History: Napoleon 

3/19- St. Ignatius of Loyola

3/26- Sin & Morality

4/2- St. Peter

4/9- Women of the Old Testament

5/7- Mary

5/14- St. Margaret Mary & the Sacred Heart

5/21- The Book of Revelation

* Topics are subject to change especially in the second half)

Here is a recording of the session on St. Catherine of Siena

Anointing of the Sick

To make arrangements for a loved one to receive this sacrament, contact our parish office at 773.631.4127 during regular business hours. In an after-hours emergency, please contact the priests' residence directly at 773.631.4386.

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person's condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention.

For those who are about to depart from this life, the Church offers the person the sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, and the Eucharist as Viaticum (food for the journey) given at the end of life. These rites are highly valued by Catholics as powerful aids to a good death and entry to the kingdom of Heaven.

Only ordained priests may be ministers of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. A scripture reading awakens the faith of the sick, and family members and friends to pray to Christ for the strength of his Holy Spirit. The priest lays his hands on the head of the sick person, and annoints the forehead and hands with blessed holy oil.

Anointing of the Sick

May the Lord Jesus protect you and lead you to everlasting life. Amen

Rite of Anointing

Sacramental Records Inquiry

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RCIA · Converting to Catholicism

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults over the age of 16 convert to Catholicsm. At a special liturgy on Holy Saturday of each liturgical year, thousands of men and women are welcomed into the Catholic Church worldwide at a solemn Easter Vigil.

The preparation time prior to the RCIA on Holy Saturday is known as the Period of Evangelization and there is no prescribed time frame; it is a highly individual process. For general information about RCIA, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops maintains a FAQ that you may find helpful, and you are encouraged to contact our pastor or associate pastor for additional information.

Funeral · Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Services

The term “funeral rites” is the general designation of all the liturgical celebrations during which the gathered community worships God and commends the deceased to God's merciful love. The first of these rites is the vigil, or wake service. The funeral liturgy is the central celebration, whether as the funeral mass or funeral service without mass. The rite of committal, usually at graveside, completes the funeral rites. In the days prior to Vatican II the funeral mass was known as a requiem; a variety of terms have been used in recent years, including Mass of Christian Burial and Mass of Resurrection, however the most accurate and common terms are: wake, funeral mass and committal service.

Funeral services are a right of all members of the Catholic Church, including children whose parents intended them to be baptized but had not yet received the sacrament. Members of our parish bereavement ministry offer support, consolation and guidance to the grieving friends and family as they move through the planning and celebration of the funeral rites.

The Mass is the principal celebration and includes the reception of the body–if this has not already occurred–the celebration of the liturgy of the word, the liturgy of the Eucharist, and the final commendation and farewell. The rite of committal is the final act of the faith community in caring for the body of its deceased member. By their presence, the community members help the mourners face the end of one relationship with the deceased and the beginning of a new one based on prayerful remembrance, gratitude, and the hope of resurrection and reunion. The rite may be at a graveside, place of interment, columbarium or crematorium.

Memorial Mass/Service

The presence of the body at the funeral mass provides a visual, tangible focus for the ritual. When the body is not present, due to donation, cremation, prior burial, or any other reason, a picture of the deceased or some other memento may appropriately be placed near the Easter candle, the preeminent Christian symbol of the hope of eternal life in Christ. In a memorial mass, the same general same norms apply as in a funeral mass or service when the body is present. The liturgy begins in the usual way, without the rite of the reception of the body. At the final commendation the Easter candle and picture or other memento may be incensed, if incense has not already been used. Some of the texts may need to be adapted.

Planning the Funeral Mass

Please visit our Funeral Mass Planning Tool to learn more about Funeral Mass Planning.  Please contact your Bereavement Minister for further assistance.

Area Funeral Homes

Suerth Funeral Home – Edison Park
877.631.1240

Olson Burke and Sullivan Funeral Home – Edison Park

Cooney Funeral Home – Park Ridge

Ryan Parke Funeral Home – Park Ridge