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.
Letters From A Pastor to His People June 9, 2019
In the Nicene Creed at Mass, we say the following
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
The giver of life. What a great sobriquet of the Holy Spirit!
Join us for the PentecostSunday Vigil on Saturday, June 8th @ 500pm orSunday Masses @ 730am, 930am, 1100am 500pm
We will be doing a special Pentecost Vigil following the Saturday 500pm Mass on June 8th. There will be an hour of Eucharistic Adoration in the Church, which will include praying Evening Prayer, the Litany of the Holy Spirit, music and more. We hope you will consider joining us to celebrate the birthday of the Church and the coming of the Holy Spirit!
Today the Church celebrates the solemnity of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus. The first reading from Acts of the Apostles occurs on one of the great pilgrimage feasts, Pentecost, fifty days after Passover. Saint Luke has the Holy Spirit coming on Pentecost to announce the beginning of a new Israel.
The Church will be universal in scope. People of every nation will be invited to join this new People of God. In the second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans, one of the things Paul means by living in the flesh is that selfsufficient, indeed arrogant stance that says, I can make God save me by how well I keep the Law, or do good deeds, or do religious practices.
On the contrary, by baptism into Christs death and resurrection, we receive the same Spirit who raised Christ from the dead. Theres no way we could deserve such power, but it is ours to accept, which is to live in the spirit. In todays Gospel, Jesus says As the Father has sent me, so I send you.
We are sent into the world but overflowing with the peace and joy of the Spirit. We are called to trust that the Spirit will be with us in whatever suffering, confusion or anxiety we encounter, and when we do not know what to do or say, we can trust in the simplicity of the prayer Come Holy Spirit.
~ Fr. Emanuel TorresFuentes
You see at Mass the deacon pouring the wine into all of the chalices. At one point, the deacon pours a drop of water into the priests chalice. As he does this, the deacon prays silently these words
By the mingling of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ, who humbled Himself to share in our humanity.
The prayer over the preparation of the chalice anticipates what is to be received when we come to Mass, the divine life of Christ as it is spoken to us and given to us as spiritual food. The last portion of the prayer touches upon one of the greatest teachings from the early Church Fathers, known as the Marvelous Exchange. Jesus became Man, so that we may participate in His Divinity. The early church Fathers used the term, divinization, to articulate the mystery of how God pours His life into our souls.
Wine mingled with water was used at the Last Supper it was the common practice among Jews and the Mediterranean culture in which they lived. In the second century, St. Cyprian reflected on this ritual act in an epistle. I leave you with his words to inspire your prayer for the week
… we see that in the water is understood the people, but in the wine is showed the blood of Christ. But when the water is mingled in the cup with wine, [symbolically seen are] the people made one with Christ…water and wine is so mingled in the Lords cup, that that mixture cannot any more be separated… moreover, nothing can separate the Church — that is, the people established in the Church, faithfully and firmly persevering in that which they have believed — from Christ, in such a way as to prevent their undivided love from always abiding and adhering... when both are mingled, and are joined with one another by a close union, there is completed a spiritual and heavenly sacrament.
Our Teen Ministry for current high school students meets for Mass at 500pm on the second Sunday of every. Immediately following Mass, well convene in the choir loft. Our next meeting is THIS Sunday, 6/9. Teen Ministry is a great chance to reconnect with those SJS classmates you havent seen in a while. Bring friends and spread the word!
Each week on Tuesday evening we offer a onehour talk about a different theological topic. The presenter this week is Deacon Hank Lyon, and we gather in the chapel, located in the ministry center building.
We hope youll 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!
Please join us June 11th @ 700pm for a presentation on The Sacrament of Confession its history, effects, and perspective from St. Faustina .
Our final meeting of the 20182019 school year will take place on Monday, June 10 at 730pm in the school hall. Well have pizza and refreshments while we discuss our upcoming annual golf outing—August 24, SAVE THE DATE.
Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Support group offers spiritual and emotional support for parishioners who are dealing with cancer (patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends) and gives them a safe, healing place to be heard and understood by people walking the same road.
Members are encouraged to share their feelings, seek guidance, receive resource information and most importantly, hope. Issues such as how to access volunteer services, request companionship during treatments or at home, ask for rides or other forms of support are also covered.
The group gathers in the parish center @ 700pm June 11.
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Please Help Feed Our Priests and Seminarians Monday Rectory Meal Rotation. Please help feed our priests on Monday evenings. Volunteer cooks can select a date, enter (and edit) the meal you are planning to make, and even optin to receive email reminder notifications. And if you have trouble dropping the meal off at the rectory, please call the parish office and we will arrange to have the meal picked up. Thank You!