Father James

A NOTE FROM THE ST JULIANA PASTOR - WEEK TWO - MARCH 23, 2020

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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Cancellation of Mass is leading to significant losses in our offertory income, which is placing all our ministries and operations at significant risk. Many people in our parish and community depend upon your regular, weekly offertory contributions and, during this current challenge, they are needed more than ever.

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Tuesday Theology Talks

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

4/2 - St Peter Outline for St Peter

4/9 - Women of the Old Testament Outline for Women of the Old Testament

5/7- Mary Outline for Mary

5/14- St. Margaret Mary & the Sacred Heart Outline for St. Margaret Mary & the Sacred Heart

5/21- The Book of Revelation Outline for Book of Revelation

5/28- St. Ignatius of Loyola Outline for St Ignatius of Loyola

6/04- Napoleon, John Vianney andNapoleon, John Vianney and the French Church the French Church

Outline for Napoleon, John Vianney and the French Church

6/11 The Sacrament of Confession: it's history, effects, and perspective from St. Faustina by Deacon Hank Lyon

Here is a recording of the session on St. Padre Pio

 

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

Tuesday Theology Talks Previous Sessions

Learn what prayer is and how to pray!

Fr. James Wallace, the pastor of Saint Juliana Parish, will be offering a four-week series on “Prayer and the Spiritual Life.” He will discuss the different styles and methods of prayer, including Lectio Divina, contemplation, devotional prayer like the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration, centering prayer, and more. The various “schools” of spirituality (Benedictine, Carmelite, Ignatian) will be presented, along with a history of prayer. The goal is not simply to teach about prayer, but to teach how to pray. In each session there will be a demonstration of prayer and a chance to pray, as well as the opportunity to share personal experiences of prayer and ask questions. People of all levels, from beginners to mystics, are welcome!

 

    • Prayer Series Session 1

Outline for Session 1: Tuesday, March 5th
Podcast for Session 1: Tuesday, March 5th

    • Prayer Series Session 2

Outline for Session 2: Tuesday, March 12th
Podcast for Session 2: Tuesday, March 12th

    • Prayer Series Session 3

Outline for Session 3: Tuesday, March 19th
Podcast for Session 3: Tuesday, March 19th

    • Prayer Series Session 4

Outline for Session 4: Tuesday, March 26th
Podcast for Session 4: Tuesday, March 26th

 

All sessions will last one hour, from 7pm to 8pm at the Saint Juliana Parish Center Chapel, located at 7200 N. Osceola Avenue, Chicago IL 60631. The sessions are independent—if you miss one you can still attend the others—and there is no charge. The only expectation of participants is that they themselves engage in private prayer throughout the week between sessions!

 

 

We hope you can join and experience a deepening of your prayer and your relationship with God, not to mention a greater sense of peace and fulfillment in your life!

 

11/6- St. Catherine of Siena

11/13- Heaven, Hell, & Purgatory

11/20- Angels & Demons

11/27- St. Padre Pio

12/4- The Blessed Virgin Mary

12/11- Handel’s Messiah

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