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 February 9, 2020
Jesus, when he calls us salt and light, is saying that we are necessary. He doesnt call us honey he doesnt call us a neon ligh things that are nice, but not necessary. Salt and light are necessary for the world to function. There is no life without light (think about how the dinosaurs died) and salt, especially back in Jesus time, was essential to preserve food.
In the First Reading from the prophet Isaiah, the people of Israel who had been taken into exile have just returned. Their land is devastated, and their religious life is in chaos. To please God, they need to practice a religious piety that leads them "to share their bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and homeless, clothe the naked." They also need to "remove from their midst false accusations and malicious speech." These are all concrete ways in which we flavor the earth with Gods goodness and allow the light of God to shine through us.
Taking time. It is a curious phrase, "take time". The phrase, "take time" is most often followed by good advice. Take time to rest. Take time to think it over. Take time for yourself. It is a funny expression, because time cannot be taken. Time is given. Time is always in front of us. It is usually our schedules, or daily routines, that segment time into increments which allow for the greatest productivity in our day. Yet, that is not sufficient for us.
Just a reminder about the Archdioceses Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). Every parish is assessed 7% of its offertory income. For Fiscal Year 20182019, Saint Julianas offertory income was $928,715. Therefore our goal for the 2020 ACA is $65,010.
The Archdiocese will use this money mean to fund its programs namely, support struggling parishes, Catholic schools, programs of religious education, ministry formation, vocations, young adult programs, and initiatives for justice, peace, and respect for all life. The Archdiocese also uses this income to support Catholic Relief Services and the work that institution does throughout the world to people devastated by war and natural disasters.
Every dollar we raise over our goal of $65,010 will stay with the parish and we will use this money to continue to fund our capital projects around the parish, which are many. Last year, our goal was $54,775.08 (you can see how our collections have gone up!). We raised over $62,000 and used that over $7,000 to help with the projects around the church, school and parish center. Please be generous, as you always have been in the past, and help the parish meet and exceed our goal. Im very grateful for your support. Next weekend we will do the inpew solicitation.
St. Juliana School is seeking an aide to assist in one of our PreK classrooms. The position begins March 2, 2020. The ideal candidate should be patient, a team player, and love working with young children. Interested candidates should contact Margie Marshall, Principal, at email@example.com for more information.
Get Involved Ministry
Are you or your family interested in volunteering to help at events, ministries or functions? Please join theGet Involved Ministry and let us know your availability and preferences. We will then email you whenever we need help and if you are available then come on down. If not, see you the next time.
Going to confession can be a harsh experience. It is painful to recall our sinfulness and shortcomings, and even more painful to articulate them aloud. But we are healed when we do this. And the alternativremaining in our sin s worse. If we hold onto our sins and are not absolved from them, we will deteriorate.
QUEEN OFHEARTS 50/50 RAFFLE NEW to the Queen of Hearts Raffle 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)
Save These Dates 2/22 MST Singalong at St. Benedicts 2/22 Mothers Club Big Night Out 2/26 Ash Wednesday 2/28 Lent Friday Adoration & Stations of the Cross 3/06 Lent Friday Adoration & Stations of the Cross 3/12 Irish Family Mass 3/13 Lent Friday Adoration & Stations of the Cross 3/14 St Juliana Book Club with Father James 3/20 Lent Friday Adoration & Stations of the Cross 3/20‐3/22 Musical Xanadu, Jr. 3/27Lent Friday Adoration & Stations of the Cross 4/03 Lent Friday Adoration & Stations of the Cross 4/09 Holy Thursday 4/10 Good Friday 4/12Easter