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 prayerful conversation, 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!

Please join us for a bus trip on October 5 to St. John Bosco Youth Day in Holy Hill, Wisconsin. We will hand out permission slips, relay the cost of the trip at the teen ministry meeting on September 9 - 5pm. For more information on the trip, please visit: St. John Bosco Youth Day. ---> Click here for the permission slip Due October 3rd.

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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, October 7: Guest speaker Pat McCaskey leads a discussion on Faith and Sports

 

Pat McCaskey vice president and co-owner of the Chicago Bears will be the featured speaker for our discussion on Sunday, October 7 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Church. An active member of his own parish, Pat will focus on his five books about faith and sports. He's an excellent and entertaining speaker so mark your calendars, sports fans, and join us.


Sunday, November 4: Guest speaker Dr. Melanie Barrett (USML) leads a discussion on "Holiness in Today’s World:  Discussing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

What does it mean to be Holy? "To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves. " (Pope Francis Gaudete et Exsultate 14)  Dr. Melanie Barrett the Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Moral Theology at the University of St Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary will join us on Sunday November 4th from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Church for a presentation and discussion on "Holiness in Today’s World:  Discussing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

Click here and start your reading of this wonderful Apostolic Exhortation to see how you can be holy in today's world.


Sunday, December 2: Release of our Parish Advent Book Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. 


Sunday, January 6: Father James leads the discussion on Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. 

Father James Wallace the Pastor of St. Juliana Parish will lead a discussion on Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. Join us on Sunday January 6th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church 


Sunday, February 3: Father Emanuel leads the discussion on Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love), Sunday February 3rd from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church

As stated by Pope Benedict XVI, "Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. Saint John's Gospel describes that event in these words: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should ... have eternal life” (3:16)Father Emanuel Torres, Associate Pastor of St. Juliana Parish, will lead a discussion on Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love). Join us on Sunday February 3 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church.

Click here and start reading Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love) to know the love God lavishes on us and how to share this love with others in today's world.


Sunday, March 6: Distribution of Parish Lent Book


Sunday, April 7: Guest speaker Dr. Christina Zaker (CTU) leads the Discussion on how the parables in the Gospel can help us even in today's world.

Dr. Christina Zaker, professor at the Chicago Theological Union, is a practical theologian with a focus on cultivating reflective practitioners in a variety of settings. Her doctoral work focused on the development of parable as a lens for theological reflection and she continues to do research in the area of theological reflection as it intersects with justice. Please join us on Sunday April 7 from 3:30-4:30 pm for a reflective look at our own spirituality and Catholic faith communities.

Click here and start reading how the parables in the Gospel can help you with your life today - Parable As A Lens to Theological Reflection 


Sunday, May 5: Father James leads the discussion on 33 Days of Morning Glory and Marian Consecration 

Friday, May 31: Father James leads a public consecration to Jesus through Mary in the church

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.

Family Mass and Sunday School

 


  

 FAMILY MASS 1ST & 3RD SUNDAY

 

 

 

  

 SUNDAY SCHOOL - 4TH SUNDAY

 

 

 

On the fourth 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

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. They decorated a paper star with a word or picture describing their gift.

Father James Wallace

Father James is from Winnetka, Illinois. He attended Sts. Faith Hope and Charity grade school, New Trier High School and The George Washington University in Washington DC, where he obtained his degree in polical science in 2007. While in college he heard the call to become a priest and decided to enter seminary immediately upon graduation. After completing a year of pre-theology at Mundelein Seminary, he continued his priestly studies and formation at the Pontifical North American College, America's seminary in Rome, and in 2016 earned a license in canon law (JCL). Father James served as associate pastor at nearby Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish from 2012-2016.

Father James is a huge sports fan, particularly of the Bears, and an avid reader of spirituality, theology, and history. He also loves to teach and work with youth and young adults. He's very active and you can expect to see him shooting hoops in the gym, riding his bike in the neighborhood, or on the rectory lawn enjoying a cigar. Stop by and say hello!

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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