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Mass Times 
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.

(Vigil Mass is Live streamed & recorded)

Sunday:  9:00 a.m. 

Sunday:  11:00 a.m.
with Children's Liturgy of the Word for ages 4+


 Weekdays

Monday - Wednesday - Friday
5:30 p.m. in the Church
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St. Julie's Saturday Vigil Mass Online

To attend a livestream from St. Julie Billiart click Livestream

The livestream opens 10 minutes before the posted Mass time.

To attend after the livestream ends, click here.

Readings can be found on USCCB website:  

Prayer to make a Spiritual Communion

Confessions 
Saturdays ~ 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: In the Library (by the PSR Office)

Adoration
Wednesdays ~ 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction
at 5:00 before Mass
 
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Jesus and the Eucharist Video Study

You are invited to grow closer to Jesus alongside fellow parishioners through the Jesus and the Eucharist 7-week study. This study was specifically designed for the National Eucharistic Revival, and we will be joining many other parishes throughout the United States in participating in this small group study. Each session is full of rich theological content, powerful testimonies, and unique and timely messages from individual bishops across the country. This is a great opportunity to dive more deeply into the richness of our Eucharistic faith. Two sessions are being provided: one at St. Julie’s on Monday evenings beginning June 17 and one at St. Peter’s on Wednesday afternoons beginning June 19. Please register by calling the parish office at 440-327-1978, or online at https://www.stpeternr.org/jesus-and-the-eucharist-study. 

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Congratulations Deacon Del Sherman!

Please welcome our new Deacon. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 4.

Deacon Del has been assigned to serve both to St. Peter and St. Julie Parishes. His assignment begins on May 20. We look forward to his fruitful service in the vineyard of the Lord right here in North Ridgeville!

Again, congratulations Deacon Del!

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Update on Our Ukraine Family - May 2024

English tutoring for both boys and Nadiia and Vitalii is going well. The combination of in-person and individualized online tutoring has made a big difference. Everyone is working hard.

As you know, Vitalii was a mechanic in the Ukraine.  He came across an opportunity to do some work in his field. So now, as we go through the process of getting him into CDL license training and applying for financial aid etc., he will get some experience that is directly applicable to his future. This process is a little complicated and requires admission testing that includes English as well as some pre-requisites, so we are working through it together. We’ll keep you posted.

As school comes to an end May 22nd, the kids are looking forward to the summer. They will attend a one-week camp at one of the local churches. They are also enjoying their new bicycles, bubbles, and looking forward to using the beach items so generously donated.

The family expresses their thanks every time we meet and in between! All of us are blessed by your generosity and prayers.  Thank you!

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Free, Legal Will-Writing Resource for You

Making a will isn’t expensive. But not having one may cost your family a great deal. We encourage you to protect the people and causes you care about by taking advantage of a free, will-writing resource offered to you by the Catholic Community Foundation. FreeWill is a no-cost online estate planning tool which allows you to create a legal will in 20 minutes or less, giving you an opportunity to plan for your future, provide for those you love and perhaps even express your gratitude to God with a future gift to benefit our parish. Get started at www.catholiccommunity.org/freewill

 
Community Care Meal

CROCKPOT CARRY OUT

Join us for a safe TAKE-OUT meal on the last Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the front door of the church. Our next meal will be Thursday, May 30, 5:30-6:15 p.m.  (new time). It is no cost and no touch drive through. Please stay in your car and the meal(s) will be brought out to you by a volunteer.

We need your help to make this meal possible so please sign up in the vestibule of the Church, or call or text Joanne Pogros at 440-391-8984, to bring food and/or to help serve the meals and "deliver" to the drive through.

 
Nationwide Invitation to Prayer!

On March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that has the potential to make a major impact in the widespread accessibility of chemical abortion, which is now the most common form of abortion in the United States.

 

The USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, along with Conference President Archbishop Timothy Broglio, is inviting Catholics to join a focused effort of prayer for the end of abortion and the protection of women and preborn children, beginning on March 25, the eve of the oral arguments. While the case is not about ending chemical abortion, it can restore limitations that the FDA has overridden. When a decision is released, most likely in June, a public and political reaction similar to the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade is anticipated.  

Please click here for additional details, and specifically a prayer to St. Joseph. A large print version of the prayer is available here.

Online Donations - Faith Direct

   Did you know that St. Julie's offers Online Giving?  We have switched to Faith Direct for electronic donations. 

We prayerfully request that you consider signing up for eGiving and setting up your recurring donation. You can use eGiving from your computer, smartphone or tablet for recurring and one-time gifts.

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For additional information, visit our Online Donations page which is in the menu under Parish Info.  

From the desk of Fr. Bob Franco

from the bulletin for May 26, 2024
The most recent message from Fr. Bob is always available in the bulletin.

Dear Parishioners,

 

By the time you read the bulletin, another school year will be in the books. North Ridgeville City Schools and St. Peter ended their school year on Thursday, May 23. Other school districts will be finishing in short order. I want to extend a word of congratulations to those in the graduating classes of 2024. May your next steps in life, whether that is pursuing more education or entering the work force, be blessed by the Lord. When Joshua was about to lead God’s people into the Promised Land, the Lord spoke to him: …be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9) May our graduates forge ahead in the name of the Lord.

 

Pastorally, we have a number of really good things going on between St. Julie and St. Peter Parishes. The first thing will be next weekend, which is the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Our parishes will be joining together again to process with the Blessed Sacrament after the Noon Mass at St. Peter Parish to St. Julie Parish. We will walk east on Center Ridge Road and cross over to Emerald Street and wind our way to Opal Street. We will enter St. Julie property at the rectory and walk down beautiful Julie Lane and into the church. There we will spend some time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We will conclude with the Liturgy of the Hours, Mid-Afternoon Prayer, and Benediction. This will be followed by a social.

 

If you are wondering, “How do I get back to St. Peter’s to pick up my car?”, we have you covered. We were able to rent a bus (and driver) from North Ridgeville City Schools to drive people back to the St. Peter parking lot.

 

Please plan to participate in this procession. It is a great way to honor Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and publicly witness to our faith. You may join the procession at any point along the way. If you are not able to walk the procession, simply go to St. Julie church around 2:00 p.m. and participate in the short time of adoration, Midday Prayer, Benediction, and the social.

 

There are two other pastoral initiatives that our parishes will be doing designed to help us grow in our faith and share it with others. The first is a seven-week video series on Jesus and the Eucharist. This series will be on Monday evenings at St. Julie Parish and Wednesday afternoons at St. Peter Parish. And fret not if you will miss a week or two because you are traveling. Just come to as many of the sessions as you can and deepen your faith. Details are tucked away in this bulletin.

 

The second pastoral initiative is this: St. Peter and St. Julie parishioners will be teaming up to visit the over 2600 Catholic households that comprise our parishes. Our goal is simply to drop off a bag that contains information about the Mass and the activities of our parishes. It is our prayer that as we reach out to our fellow Catholics, many of whom are on our books but do not participate in Mass or parish life, we will be able to bring some of them back to the practice of their faith.

 

And the most immediate event of the summer is this: Memorial Day! There will be only one Mass in North Ridgeville on Monday, May 27. That Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Peter Parish Cemetery, weather permitting. We will be gathering in the small parking area behind the parish center. At the end of the Mass will pray for the deceased in our cemetery with a rite of blessing. Please bring a lawn chair. If the weather is inclement, Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter Church.

 

Last weekend St. Julie parishioners elected three parishioners to the St. Julie Parish Council. Those elected were: Christine Sinclair, Jim Nolan, and David Rodriguez. Congratulations! A special word of thanks for the other parishioners who also ran for council: Helen Gaskey, Bob Esper, John Polak and Ray Sharron. Your willingness to serve your fellow parishioners is deeply appreciated. Finally, thank you, parishioners of St. Julie Parish for your participation in this election.

 

Finally, this weekend we celebrate The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. God, the origin of all that is, is also our eternal destiny. God has revealed Himself as Three Persons in One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And God is personal with us. Jesus Christ, the Word made Flesh, reveals the Father, and pours out the Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity is not an insolvable math problem. God is a mystery revealed that is to inspire a holy manner of life until we see God face to face.

In Christ,

Fr. Bob Franco

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