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)
Wednesdays ~ 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction at 5:00 before Mass
Stations of the Cross
Fridays ~ 12 Noon During the Season of Lent
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.
3rd Sunday of Lent
Saturday, March 2, 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:
Help Transform the World this Lent: Lenten Alms Changes Lives!
Each Lent, Catholics and Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and climate change, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all. Your Lenten alms change lives globally and in your own community! Twenty-five percent (25%) of gifts stay in each U.S. diocese for hunger and poverty alleviation efforts through Catholic Charities-Diocese of Cleveland's Emergency Assistance Services.
Ukraine Welcome Circle Update, February 27, 2024
On February 18th, the UWC held a reception at St. Julie to thank our volunteers for all they have done to help the family settle into their home. As we prepared for the reception, it was humbling to realize that more than 230 people have donated, time, talent and treasure to welcome and support the family. We still have many challenges ahead over the coming months but we are confident we will meet them together. Read more here.
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.
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
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, February 29, 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.
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 March 3, 2024
The most recent message from Fr. Bob is always available in the bulletin.
One of the best ways to prepare to renew one’s baptismal promises on Easter it to celebrate devoutly the Sacrament of Penance. Many people did just that last Wednesday at the Diocesan wide Evening of Confession. I am grateful to God for being able to share the forgiveness and mercy of Jesus Christ with the many people who participated in this event at St. Peter and St. Julie Parish.
Our parishes, St. Peter and St. Julie, have another opportunity next Sunday, March 10. We will gather at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon at St. Peter Parish for a communal celebration Sacrament of Penance. Jesus thought that this sacrament was so important that on the evening of that first Easter, when Jesus appeared to his apostles, He breathed the Holy Spirit upon them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained. If you have not yet gone to confession, I hope to see you next weekend. There will be plenty of priests to assist our parishes that afternoon.
Last week I gave a pitch for anyone else who wanted to join the Discovering Christ program. A few people accepted the offer and there are now 34 people who are signed up. I pray that the people can experience what the title of the program describes: a deeper and personal discovery of Jesus Christ.
I am also edified by the people who are participating in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays afternoon (2:00-5:00 p.m.). This oasis of silent prayer can refresh one’s soul. Many people come for an hour. Some people make a short visit. Either way, the Lord is pleased with our presence adoring His Presence. Last week, one ninety-year-old woman rolled in with her walker to St. Peter’s adoration on Tuesday afternoon on her way to pick up her medications at a local pharmacy. She prayed for a few minutes and continued on her way. God bless her!
I am also encouraged by the reports I get from Fr. Isidore about Stations of the Cross on Fridays at Noon. Again, this is a way for us to deepen our love of the Lord as we witness how great his love is for us.
Our readings this week highlight both the spiritual problem and solution of life. The problem, simply put, is sin. And the solution is clearly Jesus Christ Himself!
Last week I was teaching religion to the sixth graders at St. Peter School. They were reviewing the Ten Commandments (not the movie but the real commandments!) This is today’s first reading from the Book of Exodus. In my teaching, I emphasized that these Commandments are good. They highlight natural law. They resonate with our conscience. They frame a way of life that leads to greater peace in society.
However, I also spoke of the fact that we have an interior tendency to break them! Sixth graders do not always treat their parents with respect! They do not always jump on their homework, embrace their chores with cheerfulness, and sometimes lie! Why do they (and all of us) break or neglect these good commandments?
We are infected by original sin. Though forgiven in baptism and the Sacrament of Penance, the tendency toward self-love remains. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, quoting the Vatican II Council document, The Church in the Modern World, put it this way:
The whole of man’s history has been the story of our combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day. Finding himself in the midst of the battlefield man has to struggle to do what is right, and it is at great cost to himself, and aided by God’s grace, that he succeeds in achieving his own inner integrity. (CCC #409)
Thank God for Christ! In our second reading St. Paul proclaims the power and the wisdom of the cross of Jesus Christ. Through it we are forgiven. By the cross, and the gift of the Holy Spirit that God lavishes upon us, we learn to die to our self-love and develop holy habits (virtue) by which we do the good God created us to do.
During this Lent, may the Lord, who desires us to be His clean and holy temple (today’s gospel), lead us along a path of truth, goodness, and beauty. We want to reflect God’s plan revealed in Jesus.
Fr. Bob Franco
As seen from in our church!
As seen from in our church!