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.
If 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Expectations of the Parishioner
We simply ask that you walk with us and be open to what God is calling you to do.
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.
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. Scroll down for the recordings of previous sessions.
Tuesday Theology Talks Schedule*
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
5/14- 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. Padre Pio
Here is a recording of the session on Angels and Demons
Here is a recording of the session on Heaven, Hell and Purgatory Part 1
Here is a recording of the session on St. Catherine of Siena Part 1