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+
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
5:30 p.m. in the Church
Saturdays ~ 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: In the Library (by the PSR Office)
St. Julie's Mass Online
To attend a livestream from St. Julie Billiart click on this link: Livestream
The livestream will be opened 10 minutes before the posted Mass time.
The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, September 24, at 5:00 p.m.
To attend after the livestream ends, go to our Boxcast site (link below) and the Mass / event will be listed under Related Videos.
Readings can be found on USCCB website:
Diocese of Cleveland Sexuality and Gender Identity Policy
"We seek to foster God's gift of sexuality embodied in the human person through prayer, education, and pastoral care, so that all may freely respond to the universal call to holiness."
Read the Policy here.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions here.
Blood Drive at St. Julie's
Sunday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please eat before you donate. Bring a photo ID and a list of any medications you take.
To make an appointment and earn reward points, go to Vitalant.org and search with Blood Drive Code: U1086
Because of you, life doesn’t stop!
Healing After Abortion
As a vote on an abortion amendment that would expand and enshrine abortion rights into the Ohio Constitution approaches, the videos in this series illustrate how the Catholic Church embraces women and families facing unexpected or challenging pregnancies and offers them the support and services they need to choose life.
To view the full series, please see our Respect Life webpage here.
St. Julie and St. Peter Parishes Ukraine Welcome Circle
Needs Your Help
Household Items: You can now sign up to help furnish the family’s residence. Please visit https://signup.com/go/EjyWTbL to sign up to donate the needed items. Once you sign up, a member of the Welcome Circle will contact you regarding drop-off instructions.
Monetary Donations: Use the envelopes at the doors of the church for cash or check made payable to “St Julie & St Peter UWC”. GoFundMe can now be used to make a donation: click here to donate.
Visit our web page at www.stpeternr.org/ukrainian-welcome-circle
or submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The link is also under Parish Outreach on our website.
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of Love,
Our world is wrought with war and violence,
as brother turns on brother,
and the innocent awake to gunfire and bombs.
May Your compassion and healing
move hearts and bring a new day to Ukraine.
Fortify your children to resist aggression
and instead become instruments of peace.
We ask this in the name of the One
who is the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
Community Care Meal
Our Crockpot Thursday Community Meal has been reborn as
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, September 28, 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.
Did you know that St. Julie's offers Online Giving? It is very simple to do and only takes a few minutes.
Please use the Online Donations page, which is in the menu under Parish Info, for additional information and the
link to the donation form.
From the desk of Fr. Bob Franco
It was a week ago Wednesday (a day after bulletin cut off time for last week’s bulletin) the Parish Councils of St. Peter and St. Julie Parish met at St. Peter Parish for a joint meeting. It was a fruitful and hope-filled gathering. I was able to share the joys and challenges of being pastor of two parishes. I commented on the many ways that our parishes have been cooperating in doing God’s work and the new ways we are doing this in 2023-2024.
I also commented on some of the challenges of pastoring two parishes. In pastoring two parishes, Bishop Malesic asked me to work smarter but not necessarily harder. I am still learning that art. And by God’s grace, I’ll get better at it. In the meantime I am grateful for the support staff of both parishes. Amy Gaffney, Pat Hoffman (the bookkeeper and secretary of St. Julie Parish), Suzanne Snyder, Kelly Reed, Greg Dubecky, and others have been a great help in me taking over the reins here. And the staff of St. Peter Parish, Chris Stefanek, Sandy Pawlak, Regina Wojciechowski. Cheryle Koberna and others have made the load lighter at St. Peter’s.
During the meeting we had a fruitful discussion of what people want to see. Both parishes feel the need to engage younger generations. We recognize that our young adults, high school teens and elementary students (because their parents are the young adults not around church environment) are missing from Mass and other church activities. I pray that by God’s grace and our labors, we can connect with these younger generations.
We started three adult education programs in this last week. During this year of parish level Eucharistic Revival, around 35 adults have gathered for a book study of Bishop Robert Barron’s book This is My Body. I pray that the knowledge gained, and the material discussed deepen our understanding and devotion to Christ in the Eucharist. This program is being held at St. Peter Parish. The next book study for this Year of Eucharistic Revival will be at St. Julie Parish. The second program that we began was Discovering Christ. This was the first time we hosted the program at St. Julie Parish. There was a group of 35 people made up of parishioners from both parishes, as well as others who were simply curious. The third program we commenced this week was our Reach More discipleship training program. Again, both St. Julie and St. Peter parishes were represented in this more intensive training process.
This is Catechetical Sunday. Fr. Isidore will be here to bless Kelly Reed and the St. Julie PSR teachers. We pray that our young people come to understand and embrace the Catholic faith, heeding the voice of Christ above all other voices.
Finally, our gospel reading is a story that illustrates one of the petitions of the Our Father: forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Jesus’ story shows us what it means to ask God to forgive us the way we forgive those who offend us. We cannot withhold forgiveness from others if we want to be forgiven by God. This is challenging. Perhaps these three things can help. First, when St. Paul speaks of forgiveness, he told the Ephesians to forgive, as the Lord has forgiven you. Like the man in the story, we can experience God’s forgiveness first. We need to be then quick to forgive those who have offended us. Secondly, we need to remember that forgiveness begins with a decision. We choose to forgive before we have feelings of compassion. Finally, we need to remember that forgiving those who have offended us does not always mean that the relationship will be reestablished. The offending party must acknowledge their offensive behavior and ask for forgiveness.
Fr. Bob Franco
As seen from in our church!
As seen from in our church!