Saturday ~ 5:00 p.m.
Sunday ~ 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday (except Thursday)
8:30 a.m., at the Chapel
Consult the Bulletin
Saturday ~ 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
at the Church (Library)
Consult the Bulletin for
First and third Sunday
by appointment only
Arrangements must be made six months in advance
5545 Opal Drive
Monday thru Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2016-2017 Guidebook Ministries
Rev. George A. Vrabel
So far, winter of 2017 hasn’t been too harsh – but as they say:
“Stick around Northern Ohio and it can quickly change!”
And, speaking of change… Lent begins on March 1st and it is a time of change for you and for me.
This Holy Season always invokes memories of my growing up. Back then, every Friday was a day of abstinence and going to confession on Saturday was a natural part of receiving Holy Communion on Sunday… after having fasted since midnight. During lent we would attend Stations of the Cross and we looked forward to the covering of all church statues in the weeks leading up to Holy Week. And then, during Holy week, nearly everyone attended all the services, especially Good Friday when it was so still you could hear a pin drop. That meant no television, no playing, and most especially no playing outside in the dirt as a reminder that Jesus had died and was buried.
Today, dietary laws have changed, confessions have lessened, and attendance at church rituals has declined. While many things have changed in our world over the past 50 years, Christ is still our Savior. Our call to the disciplines and opportunities of Lent are just as important, and maybe even more so today. We need Lent and Lent needs you.
This year, St. Julie’s will be hosting the Cluster Parish Mission during Lent.
“Surge of the Heart”
March 5, 6, and 7 - 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Jon Leonetti, our presenter, is an international Catholic speaker, radio host, and best-selling author of two books entitled, Mission of the Family and Your God is Too Boring. Jon will help us close the gap between the Gospel and our everyday lives.
We encourage everyone of the parish to join us for a life changing experience with Jon. He will give us both practical and effective ways to live, know and grow in our Catholic faith.
Take time this year to be part of it all… after all, for some of us it might be our last chance before we stand before the judgment seat of God.
Don’t forget… Diocesan Wide Confessions will be heard in all Catholic Churches of the Diocese of Cleveland from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, March 15th. God is calling each of us to change – to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel… will you answer?
Masses at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
at the Church
March 5, 6, 7, 7:00 p.m.
Jon Leonetti will be an amazing guide to our journey.
Check out his website for a sneak preview of what is to come.
Church/Catechetical Center Chapel/Administration Bldg.
5500 Lear Nagle 5545 Opal Drive
North Ridgeville, OH 44039