Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. (This Mass is Live streamed & recorded)
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Day, Monday May 31, 2021: Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
8:30 a.m. in the Church
Saturdays ~ 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: room off the main entrance/vestibule (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.
The 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, June 19th @ 5:00pm
If you plan to watch at a later time, go to our host site 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.
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St. Julie Billiart ~ Post Pandemic
Based on guidelines presented by our Bishop, St. Julies has begun to 'return to normal'. As Fr. George has mentioned several times, a conservative approach is being taken and additional steps/events will evolve over the next weeks and months.
As we have heard, the dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass has been removed. The faithful are to attend Mass unless ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immuno-compromised or ill as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons.
Changes in effect starting the weekend of June 5th & 6th
Masks are not required, but encourage for those who are not fully vaccinated, those in a compromised health state, and those who feel greater security in still wearing a mask.
The gold chairs are back! Please note that within the carpeted area, chairs are set in 'pods' to accommodate those who are not quite ready to sit in close proximity to others.
The Holy Water fonts are back. They will be cleaned on a routine basis. Hand sanitizers also remain. Please continue to use.
The 'Sign of Peace' continues. All are encourage to maintain touch-less actions unless a member of your family.
We can 'sing'.
Communion will continue to process via the side aisles... and will begin from the back rows and move forward. While the markers are not on the floor, please be respectful of others in line and step to the side in order to consume the host before returning to your chair.
Areas that are not ready to return at this time
Music ministry is working on the details for the return of our choir. Stay tuned. The plan for the return of worship aids is in the works.
The offertory basket will remain, for now, at the entrance of the church.
We will continue to distribute communion in the form of the host only. The congregation Chalice will not return yet. Eucharistic Ministers will be required to wear a mask during distribution.
As more ministries, groups, and events are authorized to start up again, the organizers of events will be notified.
The 'cry room' remains unavailable. Families are encouraged to be in the church with the community.
We ask for everyone's understanding and cooperation as we look to incorporate additional adjustments to our community. Please continue to keep those who are ill or struggling from this pandemic in your prayers.
As a community we have been a strong example of being 'church' during this pandemic. Let us continue to transition out of this pandemic with grace towards others.
Heart of a Shepherd Campaign
Were you able to join us for one of the information sessions?
If not, please use this link (Heart of a Shepherd) to watch the Saturday evening presentation from St. Julie's.
Fr. George spoke about how this campaign will aid St. Julie's in maintaining our beautiful 'little church in the woods'. Take a few minutes and review a new video presentation to see what he was talking about.
We hope that the information shared provides clarity on the need and scope of this project and how we can all be a part of ensuring our retired priests are taken care of and provide for our future priests.
As mentioned, if you have any specific questions, please contact Fr. George at the parish office at 440.327.1978 or via his private email at: FrGV@stjuliebilliart.org
You may also go to www.catholiccommunity.org/heart-of-a-shepherd for more information about this exciting effort to raise funds for our own parish, as well as better meet and serve the needs of the St. Mary and Borromeo seminaries, current seminarians, and our newly ordained and retired clergy.
From the desk of: Fr. George
A parishioner shared with me information on a podcast that I found quite interesting and inspiring. During a year where we find ourselves spending much time separated from each other, it feels like a personal invitation to journey with the Lord. It is an opportunity for each of us to follow at our own pace and from the safety and comfort of our homes.
Each day, a 20-25 minute session will guide us through several readings, a reflection, and end with a guided prayer. A few moments every day to learn and be strengthened by the holiest of books.
The Bible in a Year podcast is offered through Ascension Press and is hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz. A brief introduction from Fr. Schmitz is located here.
To register for this series, please click here.
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
St. Julie's Bulletin
St. Julie's Bulletin will be published weekly on the website, usually by Friday, with inspiration for the Sunday readings from Father George, as well as updates. Click on "Welcome" and Scroll to Bulletin. A limited number of printed bulletins will be available in the church for those attending Mass in person.
*** 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 send the bulletin to them. ***
If you do not receive bulletins and important notices from the office, we DO NOT have a current email address.
Fr. George is the MC for the brunch, the weekend before Mardi Gras!
As seen from in our church!
As seen from in our church!
A Message from Fr. George
Greetings Parishioners and friends of St. Julie’s,
Jesus rebuked the wind and said to the sea: “Quiet!”… And the disciples were filled with great awe.
We can often find ourselves filled with fear as we try to weather the storms of life. But remember, it is the voice of Jesus that can bring peace to those storms and light to the darkest nights and nightmares we all suffer through. Within each of us is the grace of the ‘awakened’ Jesus of today’s Gospel: the wisdom, patience and courage to discern the presence of God amid the storms of tension, fear, anxiety, and injustice we experience. The grace of the Risen Christ enables us to realize the presence of God amid the roar of anger and mistrust and to recognize the light of God in the darkness of selfishness and prejudice. Allow that grace to take hold. Do not give up; simply call upon Him each and every day.
Today is Father’s Day. Please remember to pray for all fathers, living and deceased. The gift of life which came from them is ours to celebrate. Embrace it with the same love God has for you. And so, may God’s love be generously bestowed upon all fathers and their children on this special day. And let us not forget the positive male role models that have guided us… they are special beacons of God’s grace, and like a good father in many ways!