St. Julie Billiart
5500 Lear Nagle Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Mailing Address & Offices:
5545 Opal Street, NR 44039
We Celebrate with the Diocese of Cleveland -
Welcome Bishop Malesic!
Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, J.C.L., as the 12th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Learn more on the Diocesan website here.
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. (This Mass is recorded.)
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
NEW: Sunday 11:00 a.m.
The later start time is to ensure proper cleaning of chairs and surfaces between Masses.
Weekdays - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
8:30 a.m. in the Church
As shown here, or consult the bulletin
St. Julie's Sunday Mass Online
Sunday July 26, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday July 19, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prayer to make a Spiritual Communion
Saturday: 4:00p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at the Church
in the Holy Family Room
(to comply with social distancing)
Are you missing your church community, but you're worried about social distancing?
Considering attending Mass, but uncertain?
We have room for you!
Click here to learn about social distancing for Mass at St. Julie's.
Did you notice something new in church?
July 11th was our second run with the new video camera permanently mounted on the back wall of the church and controlled with a simple I-pad.
It is an amazing piece of technology. The picture quality is awesome, the new sound system is a direct feed, and best of all, it only takes about 15 minutes to download the SD card and post the Mass to the website, as opposed to the 3 to 5 hours it used to take. This allows us to bring the Mass to you sooner on Saturday evening!
With this new technology and for a nominal fee for the SD card, we now can record baptisms, weddings, funerals, and other events as family keepsake, and to be able to share with those unable to be present due to the pandemic guidelines.
We have had many requests for online donations to St. Julie's. Please use the Online Donations page, (or click here), 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
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!
Cancellations Until Further Notice
Blood Drive - PSR/FLY - Crockpot Dinners - Rosary - PrimeTimers - Vacation Bible School - 2020 Craft Show
St. Julie's Bulletin will be published weekly on the website, by Friday, with inspiration for the Sunday readings from Father George, as well as updates. Click on "Welcome" and Scroll to Bulletin.
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A Message from Fr. George
As you may have already heard, Our Holy Father - Pope Francis - has named Bishop Edward Malesic of Greensburg, PA to become the next Bishop of Cleveland. Bishop-Designate Malesic will be installed as the 12th Bishop of Cleveland on September 14th. We look forward to him leading the Diocese of Cleveland for many years.
In today’s Gospel, the Kingdom of Heaven is likened to a treasure buried in a field, or a pearl of great price. Recognizing it for its unsurpassed value, we are to invest everything to obtain and retain it. Likewise, we are also invested in living the Christian life. The passage for today’s second reading is from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans. It is often misunderstood and misinterpreted, so I thought I might use this as the focus of my weekly article.
Prayer is one of the most central elements of our Spiritual Life. So often we claim to not know how or for what to pray. St. Paul, in the two verses that precede today’s reading, tells us that because of our weakness, the Spirit offers our prayers for us. Since we cannot see the future, we might pray to be saved from things that are actually good for us, and secondly we do not really know what is best for us. And so for Paul, prayer is of God.
If we love God, then as Christians we are called to know that God loves us and intermingles all things for good to us. It is the experience of life for the Christian that all things do work together for good. All we need to do is look back and see that things we thought to be disasters worked out to our good, or disappointments worked out to greater blessings. But, it is important to note that we must first love God in order to understand the events around us. For Paul, if a man loves and trusts and accepts God, if he is convinced that God is an all-wise and loving Father, then he can humbly accept all that God sends him.
Therefore in the Christian experience, we are not predestined. While the rhythm of logic carries us through the life, death and resurrection of Christ, we did nothing to bring it about. That was God’s work. We heard the story of God’s wondrous love. We did not make the story; we only received it. Love woke within our hearts; the conviction of sin came, and with it came the experience of forgiveness and of salvation. We did not achieve that; all is of God. This is what Paul is thinking of in today’s second reading.
So God has done everything. From the beginning of time God marked us out for salvation; that in due time his call came to us; but the pride of man’s heart can wreck God’s plan and the disobedience of man’s will can refuse the call. It may not sound simple, but indeed it is if we take time to think about the basis of who we are in the loving eyes of God.