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
SATURDAYS @ 500pm
SUNDAYS @ 730am, 930am, 1100am
DAILY ROSARY MS @ 800am;
ROSARY During ADORATION Mondays @ 630pm
Letters from a Pastor to His People October 4, 2020 Dear Parishioners,
A pretty grim parable, no? Yes, but there is hope, especially if we look at the parable with a Trinitarian lens.
We might think the King is reckless, careless, and imprudent in sending his son to the rebellious vineyard, especially after all of the previous messengers have been killed. And we might also think the King is distancing himself from the situation, as if hes saying, Go, figure it out, Son, while I just hang back at the palace.But the Son is an ambassador an extension of the King. When the Son is rejected and killed, it is the Father ultimately who is rejected and killed.
In todays First Reading, Isaiah describes the misuse and abuse of the people of Israel by their leaders as being like vines ripe for cultivation and left unattended. The Lord had prepared Israel like a fine vineyard, and Israels leaders like vintners with everything at their disposal to be fruitful and successful. What the Lord received instead were wild grapes. The vineyard fails to respond to Gods gracious care. The leaders of Israel were expected to cultivate justice and peace in their subjects, and they didnt.
Congratulations Deacon Couple Tom and Marie Dombai
Congratulations, Tom, on being ordained a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church. Tom and his wife Marie have been preparing for this monumental sacrament for the past four years, taking classes and fulfilling other assignments around the parish and Archdiocese.
Following the 11am Mass next Sunday, October 4th, we will have the socially distanced pet blessing,it being the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.Bring your animals to the area outside the church. I will probably do the blessing at 1145am.
In lieu of our regular baby bottle drive, for the month of October, we will be promoting a fundraiser. Your donation can make a difference in the lives of a mother and her baby. Aid for Women provides the emotional, practical, and spiritual support that a women needs to choose life for her unborn baby and to create a brighter future for herself and her child.
Join us for a Public Rosary Rally Crusade, sponsored by the America Needs Fatima organization.
This event will take place on October 10th @12 noon on the SW corner of Touhy and Milwaukee. (rain or shine) We will be praying for our country, the protection of our 1st responders, and a conversion of hearts back towards God. We will be one of more than 20,000 rallys going on around our country. There is great power in public prayer. Hope you can join us. For questions email SJ parishioner Emmett McGovern at email@example.com or call 773 203 7978.
TEEN MINISTRY FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
The next Teen Ministry event will be Friday, October 9th, Friday Night Lights at Mary, Seat of Wisdom. There was a great turnout for this last month, so consider coming and perhaps meeting some new people from Park Ridge and the surrounding area.
What is RCIA? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which individuals prepare to enter the Catholic Church and receive the Sacraments of Initiation Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
Who is it for? People who are not baptized, who are members of other Christian churches, or if you are Catholic and never received Communion or Confirmation.
At Saint Juliana Parish, we will begin our RCIA program on Sunday, October 11th to explore what it means to believe, pray and live as a Catholic. For more information, please contact Fr. Emanuel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 7736314127. If you know someone who may be interested, you may be the way that they get introduced to the church. Were looking forward to meeting you in October!
The Saint Juliana Parish Book Club will meet on Saturday, October 24th at 915am in the back of the church to discuss A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man, by James Joyce A masterpiece of modern fiction, James Joyces semiautobiographical first novel follows Stephen Dedalus, a sensitive and creative youth who rebels against his family, his education, and his country by committing himself to the artists life.
Fairway Banquets has held our previous reservation for Thursday, December 3rd. Once we know how many would attend, we will continue making arrangements with proper social distancing If you are interested, please call 7737631528 or email email@example.com
The CDC stresses, Geƫting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 20202021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID19 pandemic. We at Saint Juliana Parish will be doing our part to help this cause by offering flu shots on October 12 from 900am‐noon and on October 16 from noon‐300pm
What Can Our Faith Community Do to Support Those with Mental Health Challenges and Their Families?
As a faith community we can make a difference in peoples lives and in the lives of the families who support them by educating ourselves on the facts about mental illness, being accepting of a persons illness, comforting them in time of crisis, supporting them in their ongoing need, and assisting them in their search for mental health services.
Mary Seat of Wisdom Parish in Park Ridge will host an evening on supporting people with mental illness and their families. Speakers will present on mental illness basics, spiritual supports for coping with a mental illness, personal reflections, and where are local support programs. October 5th @ 7830pm
The Tassel of the Cloak Red Red Wine by UB40 came on Spotify recently, prompting a discussion amongst a group of us of what constitutes a good music remake. The song, of course, was originally written by Neil Diamond. The UB40 version is totally different and enjoyable in its own way, making it, in my opinion, a successful remake. The Joe Cocker remake of the Beatles classic With a Little Help from My Friends, is another example. All Along the Watchtower, first by Bob Dylan and then Jimi Hendrix, is great as well.
As I revel in yet another 2020 Bears comeback victory, I cant help but reflect on the greatest comeback story of all time the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. You can imagine just how unlikely his believers (and enemies) thought it would be. You think we doubt in any Bears coach or quarterback being able to orchestrate a fourthquarter revival? Even Jesus closest followers thought that the cross had the final say and that Jesus incredible mission was brought to a tragic end.
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 WILL BE POSTED ON THURSDAYS
Saturday 10/3 Blessed Virgin Mary Rosary 800am
Daily Mass 830am
Vigil Mass 500pm
(reserve your spot here) Sunday 10/4Twenty‐seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
St Francis of Assisi Mass 730am 930am 1100am (reserve your spot here)
Reconciliation after the 930am Mass until 11am
Blessing of the Pets 1145am Monday 10/05 Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos Rosary 800am
Daily Mass 830am Monday Evening of Prayer (reserve your spot here)
Eucharistic Adoration 600pm800pm
Reconciliation 630pm730pmFather James Talk on Prayer 730pm followed by Night Prayer and Benediction Tuesday 10/06 St. Bruno; Bl. Marie Rose Durocher Rosary 800am Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Wednesday 10/07 Our Lady of the Rosary Rosary 800am
Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Thursday 10/08St. Pelagia Rosary 800am Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Friday 10/09 St. Denis & Companions; St. John Leonardi Rosary 800am
Daily Mass 830am (reserve your spot here) Saturday 10/10 Blessed Virgin Mary Rosary 800am Daily Mass 830am
Vigil Mass 500pm (reserve your spot here) Sunday 10/11 Twenty‐eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass 730am 930am 1100am (reserve your spot here) Reconciliation after the 930am Mass until 11am
Blessing of the Pets 1145am