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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
 
Language of Angels: Music in Liturgy

Presented by Fr. Joe Menkhaus with Max Menkhaus, organist from St. Barnabas in Northfield. Fr. Joe and Max are two of the composers of the song, “Lord I Am Not Worthy.”

Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at St. Julie’s.

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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. (Link is corrected as of 5/31/2024.)

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Blood Drive
Come to St. Julie’s Church on Sunday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Vitalant Bloodmobile will be here to accept doners all morning. All donors will receive a $10 gift card (redeemable via email). You will also be entered into Vitalant’s Summer Adventure Gas Giveaway for a chance to win a $5,000 gift card (redeemable via the Donor Program). Please eat before you donate. Bring a photo ID and a list of any medications you take. Help save lives by giving!
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Update on Our Ukraine Family - June 2024

Please sign up for "Ukraine WC Donations Summer Fun" Here is how it works in three easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on signups: https://signup.com/go/EjyWTbL

  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp)

  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUps will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: sign-up does not share your email address with anyone.

If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us and we can sign you up manually. You can email Ceil Morrison or Beth Paoloni at stjstpwchousesupplies@gmail.com to talk about pick-up or drop off options.

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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

 
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.

 
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, June 27, 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.

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 June 16, 2024
The most recent message from Fr. Bob is always available in the bulletin.

Dear Parishioners,

 

Last Wednesday I celebrated my 42nd Anniversary as a priest. One priest who trained in Philadelphia joined the twelve men ordained for the priesthood for the Diocese of Cleveland that day. Of those thirteen priests, one has passed away, two have left active ministry, three have retired, one is semi-retired and six of us soldier on. Two quick thoughts:

  1. Tempus Fugit: Time flies! I am not sure what 42 years is supposed to feel like, but it has flown by. The need to adapt, learn, and grow has made time fly by.

  2. Things change! Some things grew-like overseeing two parishes instead of one. Other things shrank, like the number of priests and the number of people attending Mass.

I pray that God grant me the graces and health I need to continue to serve the people of North  Ridgeville. Together, we will do something beautiful for God.

 

There are a couple of things on the horizon this summer that could be a great blessing to you and to people you know and care about:

  1. The Jesus and the Eucharist video series begins this Monday evening at St. Julie Parish and this Wednesday afternoon at St. Peter Parish. This video series includes top notch presenters from a variety of venues. Small group discussion is part of the series. Please see page 6 for details and all are welcome.

  2. St. Peter Parish will be hosting a charismatic Mass on Friday, June 21. This Mass includes a time of joy-filled praise from 7:00-7:30 PM and healing prayer after the Mass. More than a spiritual “pick me up”, this is a time to encounter the Lord in a deeper way. All are welcome.

 

Next week, on Monday, June 24, Bishop Malesic will be celebrating a special outdoor Mass at Canal Park Baseball Stadium (Home of the Rubber Ducks AA baseball team). This Mass will include a special “send off” blessing for those from our Diocese who will be participating in the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis from July 17-21. Jessica Angelo from St. Julie Parish, Niki Sherman from St. Peter Parish and I will be participating in this historic Congress in July.

 

This Mass is free and open to the public. You are asked to register at https://dioceseofcleveland.org under the Events tab. This will help organizers plan for Holy Communion as well as notify people in case of a rainout. Hope to see you there.

 

This is Father’s Day weekend. I want to encourage fathers to embrace their role by:

  1. Loving your wife. Nothing makes children feel more secure than when husbands love their lives in a genuine and sacrificial way.

  2. Being present to your children. Children greatly desire to know that their father is pleased with them. Being present to them, encouraging them, telling them that you are proud of them, meets a deep desire in every child’s heart.

  3. Setting boundaries for your children. Here dads and moms need to work together as a team. Their unified approach to age-appropriate discipline will communicate love to your children on a deeper level. Fair and consistent discipline will protect your children from harmful influences and make them feel secure.

I pray that all fathers, grandfathers, and all who take the role of father be filled with wisdom and the grace to love sacrificially. A father’s love and presence go far laying the foundation for a happy and holy family. God bless you, fathers!

 

Our gospel today highlights the power of seeds. Little seeds change the face of the earth. The truth of the Kingdom, when embraced by faith in an open soul, will change the direction of a person. The seeds that Jesus speaks of presuppose the care of a farmer, as well watering and sunshine. This combination (seed, farmer’s care, nutrition) change landscapes.

 

Christ’s teaching is powerful and transformative. May it be embraced and cared for by us who desire to bear fruit for God’s glory!

In Christ,

Fr. Bob Franco

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