Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Friday, December 8:
9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
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
Communal Penance Service:
Sunday, December 10, 3:00 p.m.
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.
Feast of The Immaculate Conception
Friday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m.
2nd Sunday in Advent
Saturday, December 9, 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:
Liturgical Schedule for Advent and Christmas Season
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception:
Friday, December 8, Mass at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Communal Penance Service:
Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m.
The Nativity of the Lord:
Christmas Eve - Sunday, December 24:
Mass at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Christmas Day - Monday, December 25:
Mass at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God:
Monday, January 1, Mass at 11:00 a.m.
January Book Study
The second of our book studies during this year of the Parish Eucharistic Revival begins January 6th and will run for 5 weeks. It will be held at St. Julie’s at 10:00 a.m.
We will be reading the book Real Presence – What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter? by Timothy P. O’Malley. We have books available for $15 each unless you prefer to order your own.
For more details and to register, click here.
The reading plan will be provided at a later date.
Ukraine Welcome Circle Update, November 29, 2023
We recently got news from the Prymachovs. They are safely out of Ukraine. Unfortunately, they will not be coming to the US.
While this is sad news for us, our focus is on the Prymachovs. They are safe in Europe rebuilding their lives. We are blessed to have been a part of that journey.
We have already begun the search for another family to sponsor. We will keep you updated on our progress.
We are still in need of your help!
Household Items: This list is being updated every week or so. 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 email@example.com.
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.
Rosary for the Holy Land
All St. Julie and St. Peter parishioners are invited to pray for an end to the war in the Holy Land and for peace in the world. It is our hope that the Rosary will be prayed continuously all day on Tuesdays.
You can pray WHEREVER YOU ARE: at home, at church, in your car!
All 20 minute time slots will need to be filled for the day.
It's easy to select your time slot. Go to the signup page here.
Choose your designated time and submit.
Then all you need to do is pray the Rosary at that time each Tuesday!
If you prefer, you can call the parish office at 440-327-1978 to get registered.
Questions? Please call Cheryle at 440 327-2201 ext 119.
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, December 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.
Online Donations - Faith Direct
Did you know that St. Julie's offers Online Giving? We have switched to Faith Direct for electronic donations.
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 November 19, 2023
Advent is the time to prepare for the coming of the Lord. And how is that preparation done? Well, according to the advertising barrage we experience at this time of the year, preparation means spending. The truth is that the word “spending” only captures the fact that an exchange of material goods is transacted. The real preparation for this season comes, not through spending, but through giving. The act of giving involves a decision of love to bless the other, whether that be God or other people.
I am grateful for the many people who give at this time of the year, materially or otherwise. I am grateful for those:
who give of their time and talent to bless others at our Crock Pot Community Meal, in particular Joanne Pogros who organizes it every month.
who helped out with the St. Julie’s Christmas Craft Bazaar, especially Joe Kotarsky and the St. Julie Craft Bazaar team.
generous donors of St. Julie Billiart Parish to the Retirement for Religious collection that will be taken up this weekend here throughout out our nation.
who bring the mercy of God to us through the Sacrament of Penance, which will be celebrated this Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at St. Julie Parish.
give of themselves to bring peace to the souls of sinners, especially my brother priests.
This is the season, not so much for spending but for giving.
Last Monday, Fr. Isidore and I visited PSR classes at St. Peter Parish after their Penance Service. In one of the younger grades I asked, “Whose birthday are we preparing for?” One little girl said, “Mine!” Her birthday is at the beginning of January. I congratulated her and told her that I too had a January birthday. However, seeing this as a teachable moment, I reminded the class that we are really preparing to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ, our true hope.
As we journey through this Advent Season, I encourage you to give yourself to the Lord. Some of this giving may be spending time in prayer. Some of this giving may be cheerfully attending your child’s Christmas concert. Some of this giving may be expressed in supporting a local charity. Some of this giving may be expressed in supporting St. Julie Billiart Parish.
Our gospel reading from the beginning of the Gospel of Mark focuses on John the Baptist. His mission is described by quoting Isaiah the prophet: Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Our first reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah elaborates what it means to make straight. It involves filling in valleys, leveling mountains, straightening crooked ways and smoothing rugged land.
Isaiah reminds us that we are all “works in progress”. When we recognize this about other people we will be more inclined to treat them with compassion. God is doing some construction in their lives: leveling pride, building up confidence, straightening out wayward manners. We need to treat others with understanding more than with judgement. We also need to acknowledge this for ourselves. God is at work in us. Besides having a measure of gentleness towards ourselves, we can recognize God’s work in us and willingly cooperate with his transformative work.
As we prepare for the coming of the Lord, may our giving open ourselves up more deeply to the Gift of Gifts, Jesus Christ.
Fr. Bob Franco
As seen from in our church!
As seen from in our church!