Meet our seminarians Martin Nyberg and Jared Kleinwaechter who will be with us for the next few years as they continue on their path to ordination. We welcome them to Saint Julie Billiart with open arms and wish them much success and growth in their formation.
Martin will be ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2024. He is a native of Chicago heralding from Saint Edward Parish. He attended the Catholic University of America as an undergraduate majoring in International Economics and Finance.
Jared will be ordained for the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 2024. Jared’s home town is Cumming, Georgia and his home parish is Saint Brendan the Navigator. Jared’s undergraduate degree is from Georgia Tech with a major in chemical engineering. He is also fluent in French.
The first meeting for the Young at Heart Senior Group was a huge success as we enlisted over 75 members for the 2019-2020 year.
The meeting began with Mike Rubino, pastoral associate at Saint Julie introducing the board, new maintenance employees and giving an update on the Parish Emergency Operations Plan. Mike spoke to escape routes for a fire evacuation and procedure for severe weather. Sarah Mittler, Saint Julie board member, spoke to the membership drive, the need for all to assist whenever possible to help lighten the burden of each event, future meetings and upcoming events. Father Scanlon, retired from Saint Damian led the group in prayer.
The meal was catered by Winston’s and was excellent. Paul Strolia, musician and entertainer led the Oktoberfest entertainment. Father Ton was able to join us and wooed the crowd with his chair dance moves.
The next meeting is Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30am in the William J Devine Center. Come and join the fun!
The second “My Final Wish” was presented on Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall. Over 110 people were in attendance! Fr Lou presented on the funeral liturgy and the rites and traditions associated with it. Mario Calderon and Tim Little from the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Cemeteries were on hand to discuss disposition options and Barbara Pitts, Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Development was on hand to discuss estate planning when bequeathing to the Church.
We had four local funeral homes available for questions. Our thanks and gratitude to Phillip Maher and “Uncle Bob” from Maher Funeral Home, Ed Dymstra and Mark Birmingham from Colonial Chapel and Funeral Home, Bill Lubben and Bill Kiley from Sheehy Funeral Home, and Madeline Jarka and Don Jarka from Lawn Funeral Home for their presence and expertise in fielding questions from the audience. Special thanks also to our team of attorneys, Carl Evans and John Benz.
The article in the Chicago Tribune / Southtown is located here
The materials from Saint Julie Billiart are below.
Faith formation is a life long journey which is supported by a partnership with the Church. Our program for the 2019-2020 school year will meet on the following:
Pre-K and Kindergarten meet every other Sunday from 9:15am – 10:30am
Grades 1 – 5 meet every other Saturday
Session A 8:30am – 10:00am
Session B 10:30am – 12Noon
Grades 6 & 7 meet every other Thursday evening from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Grade 8 meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Religious Education Registration forms were emailed to all families. You should have received them on Wednesday, March 20. Additional forms are available below.
The St. Julie Picnic was Sunday, August 4th from Noon – 4pm on parish grounds.
A great time was had by all.
Mission Trip: Omaha Nebraska
June 16—21 our teens went on a mission trip to Omaha, Nebraska through Young Neighbors in Action. While there, they worked with The Heart Ministry Center. Through various work experiences the teens were able to help others in many different ways! Thanks to Gabby Barrett, Tommy Barrett, Aggie Droszcz, Suzanne Forde, Seth Huisenga, Megan Llave, Jessica Noga, Anna Schissler and Heather Thielmann for using their time and talent to helo those less fortunate.
Home Rebuild Multi-Parish Renew My Church Event is a huge success!
On June 7-8-9, the parishes of St. Julie, St. George, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Michael, Our Lady of the Woods, Incarnation and St. Elizabeth Seton came together to build the framework of two homes for families who otherwise could not afford them. On Sunday, the semi-truck was loaded and taken to a site in DuPage County where it will be worked on thru Habitat for Humanity in the coming weeks.
There were about 500 volunteers onsite over the three days in addition to all of the volunteers who offered prayers and graciously donated food / baked goods for the event!
Special visitors included Cardinal Blaise Cupich and Bishop Andrew Wypych as well as many of our priests from the participating parishes.
Thank you to everyone for your prayers, your well-wishes that were written on the walls and for your support. This would not have happened without you. God bless you. You all rock!
Fr Ken Fleck, pastor of Saint George spearheaded this endeavor.
Saint Julie Billiart is blessed to have generous donors who add to the beauty to our Church.
The Sacred Heart Chapel has been graced with this beautiful rendition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This donation is in loving memory of Reverend Father Patrick Brennan.
The Mysteries of the Rosary adorn the walls of the Mary Chapel. The beautiful plaques depict the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous mysteries of the Rosary. The donation is in loving memory of Myra Newton.
What a beautiful and glorious Easter Morning at Saint Julie Billiart.
As stated in Fr Lou’s homily, “Why do you look for Jesus among the dead? He is alive!” The church was alive and full of life Easter morning. What a glorious day!
The youth of the parish proclaiming the Passion of Our Lord at the Palm Sunday Masses.
Congratulations on a job well done