Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. (This Mass is recorded.)
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
NEW: Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Weekdays - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
8:30 a.m. in the Church
Mass times will be published here, or consult the bulletin
St. Julie's Mass Online
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at the Church
in the Holy Family Room
(to comply with social distancing)
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Vote with a Well-formed Conscience
With elections only a little over two weeks away, I urge you to approach the polling places with a well formed conscience. If you have not yet prepared yourself to vote, spend some time reviewing appropriate materials that will guide your decision. The letter from Bishop Malesic in this week's bulletin inserts is a good place to start!
Prayer should always be part of decision making processes for a well formed conscience. Voting is a right and privilege of the democracy in which we live. Strive to exercise your right to vote.
Just as a reminder: No one is authorized or has permission to distribute any partisan political materials on parish properties.
40 Days for Life started Wednesday September 23rd
Holy Hour: Every Thursday from 12noon to 1pm, a Holy Hour for Life will be held in the church. Join with fellow parishioners to pray for an end to abortion in conjunction with the ongoing Prayer Vigil at the abortion mills.
Fall 2020 Campaign of Prayer and Fasting: The Campaign will run through Sunday, November 1st. Please pray every day and fast as you are able that God will have mercy on us and remove the scourge of abortion from our land.
Prayer Vigil: St. Julie Parishioners will be out praying at the Planned Parenthood abortion mill at 25350 Rockside Rd.
Annual Financial Report
As promised, Fr. George has prepared the annual financial report. View his letter and the two-page summary of the 2020 financial report here. Keep in mind that we operate on a fiscal year that is July 1 - June 30.
Thank you for your generosity, and may we soon be able to return to full churches, handshakes, and embraces.
Please use the Online Donations page, which is in the menu under Parish Info, for additional information and the link to the donation form.
We are humbly grateful for your support of St. Julie's during these trying times.
"I want to sincerely thank all parishioners and non-parishioners alike who are able to support St. Julie’s. ... THANK YOU for keeping St. Julie’s afloat during this time!" Fr. George
Cancellations Until Further Notice
Blood Drive - Crockpot Dinners - Rosary - PrimeTimers - Vacation Bible School - 2020 Craft Show
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A Message from Fr. George
As the Gospel unfolds, we have two groups of individuals who have come together for one purpose: to try to trap Jesus in his speech and thus find a way to get rid of him. The religiously conservative Pharisees and the much loathed loyalists to King Herod are unlikely allies… and so it appears that they believe Jesus to be a common threat. Isn’t it amazing how even then, as now, people will join together to promote their own cause?
Asking the question: “Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor or not?” this handful of men knew what would happen. If Jesus said “Yes”, then he would anger those who hated the Romans. If Jesus said “No”, then he would be seen as a threat to Rome. And so knowing their motives, Jesus turns the question on them.
Ultimately, this passage is not about paying taxes. Rather, it is about giving ourselves completely to God in a manner and fashion that is greater than paying taxes or giving an offering to the church. Financial stewardship is only part of our responsibility. Total stewardship demands that we live our lives in service to God… that we find joy in meeting the needs of the poor, of being generous and filled with thanks in our daily choices. We should ask ourselves how well do we do with what God has given to us? Are we generous with the spirit of forgiveness, compassion, understanding or acceptance? Do we fashion our lives in a manner that reflects ourselves as the very offering unto God?
These are difficult questions, but they represent yet another stage of discipleship. What will you give to God this week in all the areas of your life?