Father James

A NOTE FROM THE ST JULIANA PASTOR 

As we embark upon another week in our surreal world, I want to let you know I am continually praying for you and offering Mass for each of you. Interestingly, I feel very much connected to you. That’s one of the beautiful powers of prayer!

If you have any specific prayer requests, please do not hesitate to email me and let me know. Father Emanuel and I will add these intentions to our daily Mass and prayers. And, again, if you are in need of the Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick or of Reconciliation, please email me. If you need to talk, I am happily available for that as well. You can call the parish office (773-631-4127) or the emergency number (847-507-2585) and I will respond to your message as soon as possible.

NEED ASSISTANCE OR LOOKING TO HELP?

If you need help for any reason, be it grocery shopping or picking up medication or whatever, please reach out to the parish. We want to help you and will coordinate getting the assistance you need. Please call and leave a message (773-631-4127) or email me.

Knowing that there are seniors who need help but might not receive this electronic message: if you have a neighbor or know of someone who needs help, please communicate this information to them and even reach out to us on their behalf.

Finally, we have had many people contact us wanting to help and volunteer their services. Thank you for this. If you would like to be added to our list of volunteers, please email me or call the office.

REMINDER OF SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We are continuing to post daily the Mass readings and a reflection by yours truly, called The Daily.” We will continue the virtual Sunday Mass on the weekends, which many of you have watched. And Glenn DeCastro, our fabulous music director, has posted music recordings as well.

We have plans right now to post online a Virtual Holy Week, which will include Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, The Easter Basket Blessing (hold up your eggs and breads in front of the screen!), and Easter Sunday.

Lastly, you can continue to read our bulletin and newsletters online which also contain prayerful content and other information.

A FINAL REFLECTION

I’ve read lately a few accounts of the heroism undertaken by ordinary men and women during times of plague and disease in history. Saints Catherine of Siena , Aloysius Gonzaga, and Damien of Molokai, just to name a few, all ‘made their mark’ in circumstances similarly precarious to ours. There is even a group known as The Martyrs of the Plague of Alexandria.” May these saints pray for us and may we ourselves become saints by the unique actions we take during the time of the Coronavirus. God bless you all. I miss you but I remain,

Yours in Christ,
Fr. James Wallace, Pastor

 


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  • Family Mass Sunday School & Liturgy of the WordEVERY Sunday 9:30am

    Family Mass Sunday School & Liturgy of the Word
    EVERY Sunday 9:30am

  • St Juliana Book Club with Father James

    St Juliana Book Club with Father James

  • Eucharistic Adoration Every First Friday9am to 6pm

    Eucharistic Adoration Every First Friday
    9am to 6pm

VIRTUAL MASSES

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Father James Wallace
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  • Nikolaus Gross

    05 April 2020 | By in Tassel of the Cloak

    Nikolaus Gross worked as coal miner in Germany before becoming editor of the union newspaper.  Married with seven children, he actively resisted the Nazi movement, which led to the paper's suppression.

    Gross was imprisoned in August 1944 and hanged on January 23, 1945.  It was reported about the execution: "Gross bowed his head silently during the blessing. His face already seemed illuminated by the glory into which he was getting ready to enter."  Nikolaus Gross was beatified in 2001.

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QUEEN OF HEARTS 3.0

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

THE QUEEN IS BACK @ THE EMERALD ISLE THURSDAYS @ 9PM
NEW *** There is a winner EVERY Drawing If NO Queen of Hearts then YES to a $100 T.R.I.P.
When 2nd Joker Found & NOT the QOH, Ticket Holder gets $500 & Board Resets (one time only)***

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Bingo!

BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

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Grab your friends and join us for a great Friday night of games, food and fun at St. Juliana Bingo! Parties of four or more are encouraged to contact us to reserve your table.

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TRIP - TUITION REDUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Families can reduce their monthly tuition expense simply by using gift cards. TRIP costs nothing to use, other than a few minutes of time to order gift cards online or through the TRIP office in the parish center.

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TRIP is a win-win and doesn't cost a thing!

Buy gift cards (scrip) for your everyday and holiday needs and earn rebates that reduce tuition and earn money for the school.

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  • 7200 N Osceola Ave
    Chicago IL 60631
    Tel 773.631.4127
    Fax 773.631.4150
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  • 7400 W Touhy Ave
    Chicago IL 60631
    Tel 773.631.2256
    Fax 773.631.1125
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Chapel and Parish Center

Chapel and Parish Center

The chapel, parish business office, religious education (CCD) office and several meeting rooms are housed in this building. The main entrance door is on Osceola Avenue at the south end of the building (closest to Touhy.) Street parking on Osceola is available, and in the parking lot behind the school. The building is not handicap-accessible, there are are short steps for entry.
Saint Juliana School

Saint Juliana School

The main entrance is on Osceola Avenue, at the south end of the building, closest to Touhy Avenue. Limited street parking is available; the parking lot north of the building provides ample parking. There is a handicap-accessible entrance on Oketo Avenue, through the connected Ahearn Activity Center.
Saint Juliana Church

Saint Juliana Church

The main entrance doors are on Oketo Avenue and there are also two side entrances on Touhy Avenue. Street parking is available on Oketo, and also in the parking lot behind (north of) the school. The main entrance is ramped for handicap access however there are no ADA-compliant restroom facilities in the church.
Rectory

Rectory

The primary residence of our clergy, visits are by appointment only. There is limited street parking on Osceola north and south of Touhy Avenue, and in the parking lot north of the school. There is one step to enter and there are not handicap-accessible facilities.

Ahearn Activity Center/Gym

The home of St. Juliana School sports teams, this building also hosts weekly Bingo on Fridays and many other parish and school events. The main entrance is on Oketo Avenue and is handicap-accessible. There are ADA-compliant restroom facilities in the Ahearn Center.