Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
(This Mass is Live streamed & recorded)
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.
There will be no weekday Masses until further notice.
Watch for updates.
Chapel is located at 5545 Opal Street
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Saturdays ~ 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: In the Church (former Cry Room)
St. Julie's Mass Online
To attend a livestream from St. Julie Billiart click on this link: Livestream
The livestream will be opened approx. 5 minutes before the posted time.
First Sunday of Advent
Saturday, November 27, Vigil Mass @ 5:00pm
To attend the Mass after the livestream, go to our Vimeo site (link below) and the Mass / event will be listed in our play list.
Recordings will usually be available about 30 minutes after the end of the livestream event.
Readings can be found on USCCB website:
St. Julie's 8th Annual Craft Show - Volunteers Needed!
If you’ve ever wanted to volunteer, now is the time! St. Julie’s Craft Show on Saturday December 3rd is a good opportunity to meet new people and have fun. Our volunteers make all the difference in the world to the crafters and to the success of our show! Signup sheets are in the church lobby. Questions? Call Joe or Valerie at 440-327-6665 for more info, or visit the Craft Show page of our website.
A Personal Message from Fr. George:
Effective September 30, 2022, Bishop Malesic granted me early retirement due to health. The last 10 years and 3 months as your pastor have been wonderful years of opportunity for me. I have grown not only in my own spirituality, but also in what it means to be a pastor and priest. I have loved teaching, preaching and being a leader of prayer… and yes, even the administration – for together we have accomplished great things. Leaving St. Julie’s is difficult. It has been my home and you have been my family. We have journeyed through a great deal and are all the stronger for it. I am profoundly grateful to God for His guidance and blessings. And, with deep gratitude, I thank all my staff, for their faithful support and encouragement. And finally, to all the parishioners - past, present, and future - be assured of my prayers as together we journey to the Kingdom.
" Through the Years "
The parish family, staff, and volunteers of St. Julie Billiart would like to thank Fr. George for over 10 years of service to our little church in the woods.
While there is no way to put into a video all of the sermons, beautiful environments, and moments that are... well... moments that are 'Fr. George'... we tried to capture some highlights. From leading us in worship of around 3,000 Masses, to major church renovations, worship space designs, capital campaigns, and multiple education opportunities, Fr. George always brought his love of his faith, his knowledge, and his smile. Please watch the following brief video that shares only a small fraction of images showing how we will be forever changed.
Thank You Fr. George (click here)
May God bless you, strengthen you, and hold you near.
Walking With Moms In Need
Moms-in-need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. Our parish is participating in a nationwide effort to increase outreach and support for pregnant and parenting mothers entitled, “Walking with Moms in Need.” To see our list of local resources for moms, click here. By using this information, everyone in our parish community can help a mom get the support she needs. We hope to move closer to the day when every mother in need knows where to turn for help. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be "Islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference."
RCIA is beginning soon !
This is the perfect time to invite your family and friends to consider full membership in the Catholic Faith. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) will once again convene in late summer or early fall. This is an opportunity for those who have never been: baptized, those baptized outside the Catholic Church, or those baptized Catholic who have never received the sacrament of Holy Eucharist; to be baptized, profess their belief in the Catholic faith or to complete the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
If you are an adult who has never been Confirmed, there is a separate process to complete your initiation.
Please call Fr. Bob Franco, St. Peter Parish, North Ridgeville, 440-327-2201 for more information.
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of Love,
Our world is wrought with war an 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, November 17, 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. Julies 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.
St. Julie's Bulletin
St. Julie's Bulletin is published weekly on the website, usually by Friday, with inspiration for the Sunday readings, as well as updates. Click on "Welcome" and Scroll to Bulletin. Printed bulletins are available in the church.
*** If you know of someone who may not have internet access and would enjoy the bulletin, please contact the office and we will be more than happy to mail a bulletin to them. ***
If you do not receive bulletins and important notices from the office, we DO NOT have a current email address.
Please “email” the office at firstname.lastname@example.org with your current email address for updates.
As seen from in our church!
As seen from in our church!
From the desk of Fr. Bob~
November 20, 2022
For many people Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. There is less stress than Christmas, which is so tied into shopping and gift giving. Thanksgiving is much less complicated. People gather with family and friends. They normally celebrate with abundant food and drink. And when conversation begins to wane, television provides an abundance of sports and classic movies.
However, my description of Thanksgiving left out the most important aspect of this holiday: Giving Thanks! The origin of this celebration inspires us to turn to God with gratitude. Pilgrims left England in 1620 and arrived in what would become Massachusetts. One year after their arrival they celebrated Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621. Only 50 of the original 100 survived that first year in America. The voyage had been trying, infectious disease reared its ugly head, and the climate of New England proved harsher than England. Yet they gave thanks for the freedom to practice their faith, for their harvest that fall, and for Squanto, who providentially had been captured and taken to Europe years earlier where he learned English. Upon his release he returned to his native tribe in New England only to discover that they had been wiped out by disease before his return. Squanto assisted the pilgrims by teaching them how to plant the local crops and by being their translator with other Native Americans.
If these pilgrims, who had risked and lost so much, made a special day to give thanks, how much more should we humbly give thanks to God who has blessed us so abundantly! We need to remember: Thanksgiving is to become our way of life. It is not simply a one-day event. St. Paul tells us: In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in 2022, let us first give thanks to God for our blessings. Inspired to share these blessings with those who are in need, let us bring the light of Christ into our world.
This Sunday is the last Sunday of the liturgical year: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. The title of this feast reminds us the final destiny of the universe. Jesus Christ will reign as King over all that is, whether visible or invisible. Our gospel reading reveals the heart of the King. It is a heart of love that suffers for sinners and promises paradise to those who confess His Kingship. Because of his saving death, St. Paul reminds that Jesus Christ, “delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the Kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of our sins.” (Colossians 1:13).
Our first reading from 2 Samuel 5:1-3 may seem somewhat low-key for such a lofty feast. David had already become King of Judah, the southern part of Israel. This reading tells us that those in the northern tribes of Israel also made him their King. And perhaps this reading gives direction to our response to our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Jesus is King and already reigns. However, He waits for us to make Him our King.
Let us invite Jesus to reign over us. He wants to make us God’s children in fact, and not in name only. May our lives proclaim his rule, our words His mercy, and our deeds His love.
Fr. Bob Franco