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11 Nov

The Best Story in the World

Dear Parishioners,

We have two more weeks left of the Gospel of Mark.  November 25th is the Feast of Christ the King, the end of the liturgical season, and we will read from the Gospel of John that day.  It's been a fascinating journey the last several months.  Labor Day weekend we were in the 7th chapter of Mark.  Jesus was ministering and preaching around the Sea of Galilee.  Around the middle of October, Jesus left Galilee and set out for a journey to Jerusalem.  On this journey the rich young man approaches the Lord with the question about what he must do to inherit eternal life (October 14th).  James and John make the request to sit on the Lord's right and left when he enters into power in Jerusalem (October 21st).  Jesus heals the blind beggar, Bartimaeus (October 28th), and at last makes it to Jerusalem. 

04 Nov

Exercising Patience

An old eastern legend tells the story of a stranger who sought shelter for the night in another's tent. He awoke in the middle of the night and blasphemed God because he could not fall back to sleep. Awakened by the stranger's profanity, the scandalized tent owner drove the man from his home. In the morning, an angel appeared to the owner, exclaiming: "I sent a stranger to you for shelter. Where is he?" "I would not let him stay," explained the owner, "because he blasphemed God." "For forty years," replied the Angel, "God has been patient with that man. For one single night could you not bear with him?"

04 Nov

I Love You Lord, My Strength!

Dear Parishioners,

I was struck two weekends ago at the 11am Family Mass by the post-communion reflection, read by one of the children.  I did not compose this reflection (Patty Collins, a teacher in the school and CCD head, along with the Family Liturgy team composed it), and I must confess I did not read it ahead of time either.  That Mass after communion was the first I heard it.  It was beautiful, and hearing it from a child made it ever more moving.  Here it is:

Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to me. Thank you, for giving yourself to me. Make me strong to show your love wherever I may be. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay close by me forever and love me, I pray. I’m ready now, Lord Jesus, to show how much I care. I’m ready now to give your love at home and everywhere. Amen.

29 Oct

The Greatness Of Sunday In and Sunday Out

Dear Parishioners,

We have two more weeks left of the Gospel of Mark.  November 25th is the Feast of Christ the King, the end of the liturgical season, and we will read from the Gospel of John.  It's been a fascinating journey the last several months.  Labor Day weekend we were in the 7th chapter of Mark.  Jesus was ministering and preaching around the Sea of Galilee.  Around the middle of October, Jesus left Galilee and set out for a journey to Jerusalem.  On this journey the rich young man approaches the Lord with the question about what he must do to inherit eternal life (October 14th).  James and John make the request to sit on the Lord's right and left when he enters into power in Jerusalem (October 21st).  Jesus heals the blind beggar, Bartimaeus (October 28th), and at last makes it to Jerusalem. 

28 Oct

Our Lady of Breezy Point

Hurricane season, which also happens to coincide with a month dedicated to the Blessed Mother, should cause us to ponder upon and pray with "Our Lady of Breezy Point."  This statue of Mary, in a neighborhood in Queens, New York, was made famous by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  Striking Cuba first, this monumental storm made its way up the eastern seaboard and landed in New York City. 

28 Oct

Don't Quit Too Soon

Dear Parishioners,

If you have found yourself waiting recently at the DMV or the doctor's office, or waiting on hold for the cable, you can probably imagine well this scene from today's Gospel.  Bartimaeus, a blind man, has been sitting, begging for a long time.  He waits for something to change.  Nothing does. 

Until that monumental day when Jesus of Nazareth walks by.

Listen to what happens when Bartimaeus' name is at last called, and not just called by anyone, but by the Savior of the world: "He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus (Mk 10:50)."

It's kind of like what I do when my name is called. I bolt from my chair and run to the counter.  Or a child trick-or-treating who rings the bell and there is no immediate answer.  He waits a minute and rings again.  He looks around the side to peer through the windows.  The house is dark.  Is anyone home? Should the kid wait or move on to the next house? At last the door opens! Someone is home.  And they've given out a king-sized Butterfinger! Smart move by the kid waiting! It was worth it.

26 Oct

Friday Night Bingo at St. Juliana

  • 20 January 2019 |
  • Published in Events

Bingo is open! Join us on for fun and games.

Please Note:  Must be 18 years or older to play, other restrictions may apply.

Progressives

  • SuperStrip: $3,000
  • Jackpot 7s: $1,377
  • Hotball: $130
  • Pony Express: $1,500
  • Triple Crown: $250

Non Progressives

  • Odd/ Even: $1,007

Plus regular bingo, raffle games and progressive pull-tab raffles for thousands more!

Every Friday afternoon at 4:30pm our doors open for an exciting evening of all your favorite games. Progressive jackpot raffles, attendance prizes, frequent-player VIP points, holiday themes and giveaways are just more ways we like to keep our players happy.

Tablet computers

There are various combinations of paper and computer card packages and thousands of dollars in prize money awarded every week! The all-paper Rookie Pack for $20 is perfect for beginners and provides you with paper cards for each of our 14 bingo and raffle games; dabbers (or do you say dauber?) are available for $1.50 from our concessions stand.




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Brand new to bingo?

We have first-time player specials and we'll help you get started. Our all-new tablet touchscreen handheld computer cards are state-of-the-art and simple to use. Have fun dabbing your paper cards while let the computer tracks dozens—even hundreds—of cards for you! You can view, print or download our monthly program guide right here, and email us with any questions in advance so you'll be all ready to play when you come!

Program Guide

Illinois law prohibits the use of credit/debit cards for gaming-related purchases so we can CASH (preferred) or CHECKS ONLY.

Concessions

The grill kitchen opens at 5:30 and last call is at 7:15 around intermission. Selections include burgers, hot dogs, chicken and fish sandwiches, tuna salad, grilled cheese, fries, onion rings, popcorn, pastries, and a weekly special, too. During Lent we highlight fish specials for our Catholic friends! Coffee is free. Soft drinks and water are available for purchase; BYOB for 21 and over.

Getting to St. Juliana Bingo

Bingo is played in our handicap-accessible Ahearn Activity Center, located on the corner of Oketo and Touhy Avenues

Parking is available in our lot north of the building as well as on the street. From the Blue Line El station at Harlem Avenue, a CTA bus runs north on Harlem to Touhy, where it turns west and there's a stop right in front of our building! The Metra Northwest line stops in Edison Park and we are just a short 10-minute walk or $5 Uber from the station.

Cash and checks are accepted. Bingo proceeds benefit the children and families of St. Juliana Parish and your patronage is greatly appreciated! Email us or call the bingo hotline with any questions: 773.631.4127 x40

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Contact Bingo

Are you a St. Juliana parishioner or school family looking to volunteer at Bingo? We can always use workers! Contact the Bingo committee to learn more.

Illinois license B-4431.
Must be 18 years or older. Operator reserves right to reduce prizes without notice due to low attendance caused by weather-related or unforseen emergencies.

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Earn bonus points with every dollar you spend on cards, raffles and pull-tabs! Points can be redeemed for food and beverages in our concessions stand. VIP Players also receive periodic special promotions; please register or update your information here.

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If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537)

25 Oct

Queen of Hearts Raffle

  • 20 January 2019 |
  • Published in Events

Chicago’s First Northwest-Side Queen of Hearts Raffle at St. Juliana Parish 

        

 

QUEEN OF HEARTS RAFFLE 

GET YOUR $5 Tickets Now - Another Rollover 

DON'T PICK #3 OR #5 OR #7 OR #9 OR #10 OR #13 OR #15 OR #18 OR #19 OR #20 OR #23 OR #24 OR #25 OR #31 OR #39 OR #40 OR #50 OR #53

OR YOU'LL GET THE LOWEST THERE IS!

New to Queen of Hearts RaffleThere WILL be a winner EVERY drawing. If NO Queen of Hearts then YES to a $100 T.R.I.P. card. 

Ticket Sale Locations in Edison Park | $5 @ ticket 

*** Emerald Isle Mon-Fri 2pm-2am; Sat 12pm-3am; Sun 12pm-2am 

(Ticket sales will conclude at 8:45pm the night of the drawing at FIREWATER SALOON.

*** Firewater Saloon Mon-Sunday 7am-2am 

(Ticket sales will conclude at 8:45pm the night of the drawing at FIREWATER SALOON.

*** Moretti's Ristorante and Pizzeria - Sun-Wed 11am-11pm Th & Fri 11am-2am Sat 11am-3am

*** St Juliana Parish Office Tues-Fri 9am-3pm

*** Before and After Weekend Masses Sat 5pm Sun 7:30am 9:30am, 11am, 5pm

DRAWINGS THURSDAYS 9PM @ FIREWATER SALOON 

Here’s how the game works:

The Raffle Board

A raffle board has a poker deck of 54 face down sealed numbered cards including 2 Jokers randomly placed in rows

The Raffle Ticket and Stub

  1. Players buy raffle tickets each week for $5 apiece. (cash only)
  2. The raffle ticket has two sections – the stub and the ticket.
  3. On the raffle stub the player will write their name, telephone number, a number between 1 to 54 and give it to the raffle coordinator
  4. The player will keep the raffle ticket.
  5. The winner will present the raffle ticket to claim their prize if they are the winner.

The Raffle Drawing

One raffle stub gets pulled from the raffle drum on Thursday 9pm at the Firewater Saloon in Edison Park.

  • If the Queen of Hearts playing card is behind the corresponding number on the raffle stub, the raffle ticket holder is a winner.
  • If the card is not the Queen of Hearts, the game rolls over to the following week and the raffle ticket holder will receive a $100 TRIP (Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Plan) credit for a gift card or certificate available for pickup at the Saint Juliana Parish Center. 

The Raffle Prize 

When the Queen of Hearts is picked, 50% of the net proceeds will go to (1) winner. 

Please Note: Rules and Regulations will apply. Please see the complete list of the rules and regulations for more detail. Winner does not need to be present. 

Official Rules and Regulations

 

21 Oct

Joyce Kilmer's Trees

Joyce Kilmer, the early 20th Century poet, is most famous for "Trees":

 

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

 

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

 

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

 

A tree that may in Summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

 

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

 

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

 

Has a bright beam of sunlight ever drawn your eye to our stained glass windows, and you found yourself wondering what story they tell? They really do tell a story; we share it with our virtual tour.

Church Windows

Catholic Schools Week 2019

Catholic Schools Week 2019

January 28–February 1

Open House

Sunday, January 27

Family Mass · 11:00am

Bake Sale - 8:00am - 2:00pm

School Open · 12:00pm–2:00pm