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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Reaching Us

  • Chapel & Parish Center
    Business Office

  • Church

  • Rectory

  • School

  • Ahearn Activity Center
    & School Gym

  • 7200 N Osceola Ave
    Chicago IL 60631
    V 773.631.4127
    F 773.631.4150
    Emergency 773.631.4386
    Staff Directory

    Open:

    • Monday & Friday: 9am–4pm
    • Tuesday–Thursday: 9am–7pm
    • Saturday: 9am to 12 noon

    Red pin marks the parish centerRed location pin indicates main entrance. Enter building from Osceola at the south door closest to Touhy. Street parking available on Osceola, or in the parking lot north of the school. The building does not have ADA-compliant facilities and there are steps (4) to enter.

  • 7201 N Oketo Ave
    Send mail to business office.

    Purple pin marks the churchPurple location pin indicates the main entrance to the church on Oketo. The main entrance is ramped and contains two center APA-compliant doors. Push button is on the wall on the south side of the door. There are two side entrances on Touhy that are not ramped. There are ADA-compliant rest rooms in the church.

    Parking is available in the lot north of the school (there are two handicap spots) and there is also limited street parking available. There are CTA bus stops (marked on the map in light blue) within a short walk of the building.

    Tag us on Instagram and let us know you visited! @stjulianaparish

  • 7158 N Oketo Ave
    Send mail to business office.

    Clergy Directory

    Blue pin marks the rectoryBlue location pin marks the front door on Touhy Avenue. Priests' residence; visitors by appointment only. Street parking available on Osceola south or north of Touhy.

    To reach a priest in an emergency after hours call 773.631.4386

  • 7400 W Touhy Ave
    Chicago IL 60631
    V 773.631.2256
    F 773.631.1125
    Staff Directory

    When school is in session visitors may ring the bell at the main entrance (#1) for admittance during these times:

    • Monday through Friday: 7:30am–3:30pm

    Yellow pin marks the schoolThe yellow location pin indicates the main entrance (door #1) to the school on Osceola just north of Touhy. Very limited street parking is available on the west side of Osceola; additional parking in the lot north of the school. ADA access and rest rooms are through the Ahearn Activity Center entry #5 (green pin) on Oketo.

  • 7210 N Oketo Ave
    Send mail to school address.

    Green pin marks the gym/Ahearn  CenterSocial events, school athletic activities and Bingo all take place in the Ahearn Activity Center. Green location pin indicates the main entrance (#5) on Oketo.

    It is ramped for ADA accessibility there are ADA-compliant rest rooms. Parking is available in the lot north of the school (there are two handicap spots) and there is also limited street parking available. There are CTA bus stops (marked on the map in light blue) within a short walk of the building.

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.
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