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.

Kevin Matthews & Broken Mary

Thanks to everyone who joined us on March 4 for a conversation with Chicago radio legend Kevin Matthews, as he discussed his legendary career and his spiritual journey that led to his book Broken Mary. We had nearly 800 visitors from all around Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Indiana and a great crowd from our own parish. For those who missed the event. the program was recorded and will be posted here soon. We are very grateful for all of our volunteers, including the members of the Saint Juliana Pastoral Council, for making this event possible.

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Sit & Knit

Do you love to knit or crochet, or always wanted to learn?

This group gathers in the parish center to craft prayer shawls for those who are in the hospital, undergoing treatment or therapy, homebound or bereaved. The shawls are delivered by our Ministers of Care volunteers, along with a prayer.

Many blessings are knit into every shawl. Knitters and crocheters of all ages and abilities are welcome—including those who'd like to learn!

The group meets on the second Thursday of every month at 9:30am in the parish center. Check our calendar for any last-minute cancellation news, or contact the parish office at 773.631.4127.

Calendar

Tots & Company

Every Friday morning when Saint Juliana School is in session we host a casual gathering for tots (age 0-3) and their caregivers in the Ahearn Activity Center from 8:15 to 10am. Ring the bell for entry through the silver doors on Oketo Avenue, directly across from the church. There's a ramp for easy stroller access and plenty of room inside to park them.

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Teen Ministry

Saint Juliana Parish hosts a monthly gathering for teens and invites all current high school students to attend and join our Teen Ministry.

On the second Sunday of every month, we meet in church for 5pm Mass then head over to the Ahearn Activity Center for food (usually pizza or something equally good) and open gym immediately afterwards.

Bring your friends and spread the word! Students from all high schools are welcome and there's no cost. This is a great chance to reconnect with grammar school friends you haven't seen in a while, and make new friends!

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3 Cs in Christ Discussion Group

Our 3 Cs in Christ are coffee, conversation and contemplation as we gather for monthly discussions centered around faith, formation, growth and inspiration.

  • Sunday, September 9:
    Deacon Bob Ryan shares his inspirational moments and mentorships
  • Sunday, October 7:
    Guest speaker Pat McCaskey leads a discussion on Faith and Sports
  • Sunday, November 4:
    Guest speaker Dr. Melanie Barrett leads a discussion on Pope Francis' Gaudete et Exultate.
  • Sunday, December 2:
    Release of our Parish Advent Book. 
  • Sunday, January 6:
    Father James leads the discussion on the Parish Advent Book

To facilitate ongoing discussion of topics raised during 3Cs sessions, we've created an online discussion forum, which you can access here. You may also email the 3Cs team leaders directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3Cs Discussion Forum

Discussion Schedule

All gatherings take place in church from 3:30 to 4:30pm and we encourage you to stay with us for 5:00pm Mass immediately following.

Advent Resources

The Season of Hope

If you find yourself looking to recapture the true spirit of the season amid all the glitter, hustle and bustle of the "happy holidays" we have some suggestions that will help center your spirit, including an early gift from us to you, the book Jesus Shock!.

We're posting daily Advent messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but knowing that not everyone is "social" we've also sourced a free e-book filled with daily Advent meditations and reflections, that you can download.

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Sunday School

On the third Sunday of every month during the 9:30am Mass we offer Sunday School for children age 3-6. Parents are invited to enter the school through the Ahearn Activity Center (gym) doors before going to 9:30 Mass. Our helpers will guide you to room 12, where you may drop off and retrieve your child immediately following Mass. The activity center entrance is directly across the street from the church, facing Oketo Avenue, and is identified as door #5.

We spread the Gospel message to our youngest worshipers in a comprehensive way through age-appropriate stories, discussion, and hands-on activities.

There is no cost for our Sunday School program, and all children of preschool to kindergarten age (3-6) are welcome, parishioners and non-parishioners alike. Our adult volunteer moderators are parishioners and school parents who are fully cleared and in compliance with Archdiocesan guidelines for the protection of children and youth.

Photo Gallery

December 2017

The children listened to a nativity story and God's greatest gift to us, and how we can all shine like stars with our own special gifts. The decorated a paper star with a word or picture describing their gift.