Our Parish Bells will ring 5 times every day
9:oo am – for those infected with the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
12Noon – for all Healthcare workers
3:00 pm – for all First Responders and Essential Workers
6:00 pm – for people of all nations and their leaders
9:00 pm – for those who have died this day from the virus
Prayer to St Joseph
Protect, O Holy Guardian, this our nation.
Enlighten those responsible for the common good, so that they might know — like you do — how to care for those entrusted to their responsibility.
Grant intelligence of knowledge to those seeking adequate means for the health and physical well-being of their brothers and sisters.
Sustain those who are spending themselves for those in need, even at the cost of their own safety: volunteers, nurses, doctors who are on the front lines in curing the sick.
Bless, O St Joseph, the Church: beginning with her ministers, make her the sign and instrument of your light and your goodness.
Accompany, O St Joseph, our families: with your prayerful silence, create harmony between parents and their children, in a special way with the youngest.
Preserve the elderly from loneliness: grant that no one might be left in desperation from abandonment and discouragement.
Comfort those who are the most frail, encourage those who falter, intercede for the poor.
With the Virgin Mother, beg the Lord to liberate the world from every form of pandemic.
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER
MARY FOR PROTECTION
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, salvation of the Roman people, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana in Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us;
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows
to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
Do not despise our pleas—we who are put to the test—and
deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ’ PRAYER
TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
ASSISTANCE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
As you did at the wedding in Cana.
And gain for your nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
The protection of your holy angels,
That we may be spared the worst of this illness.
We ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
Wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
Teach all of us in the Church to love one another
and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
Knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
Health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Keep us in the embrace of your arms,
Help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.
This is a difficult and unprecedented time for all of us.
As Catholics, we are suddenly faced with our parish doors being locked and limited access to the sacraments. This can be very disheartening. Now more than ever, we must hold fast to the great virtue of Hope.
In the words of Pope St. John Paul II “Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ.” We must open the doors of our hearts to Christ and trust in the Lord who will give us everything we need.
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Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 5:00 PM
Subject: Video Message from Cardinal Cupich
This message is for all clergy and parish staff in the archdiocese.
Brothers and Sisters,
I would like to share with you a video message of support and hope from Cardinal Cupichduring these challenging times. I encourage all pastors and school principals to share this message with our parish and school families, as well.
Bishop Ron Hicks
It was a day of shamrocks and leprechauns as the seniors celebrated Saint Patty’s Day. Corned beef and cabbage with carrots and rye bread were on hand plus the tunes of Irish lad, Joe Cullen.
The “blind” soda bread contest was a huge success with 6 loaves in the running. Third place, a free YAH lunch ticket to Luella Berry , second place, a $10 Winston’s gift card to Bonnie Rohan and first place, free membership for the 2020-2021 year went to board member Susan Marcus.
The crowd had a wonderful time! Welcome to our neighbors and friends from Heartis Village Senior Living.
On Sunday, March 8, 2020 our seminarians, Jared and Martin hosted a “Praying with the Seminarians” in the Great Room. Both men presented various forms of prayer and prayed with those in attendance.
This celebration is for all families which includes music, prayer and an egg hunt.
A Praise and Worship event was held on Wednesday, February 19 in the Church featuring some very talented Saint Julie parishioners. The evening consisted of contemporary Christian music, a short scripture reading and a reflection by Fr Ton. The response was overwhelming with nearly 300 people in attendance. As with all things in the Church of God, a small idea from a few people blossomed into many people stepping forward to make that idea, reality.
Special thanks to: Fr Ton Nguyen for his inspirational words, Mrs. Margie Guadagno, liturgy coordinator and lector, Mr Andre Allen on bass guitar, Mr Joe Prepura on electric guitar, Mr Jim Harmening on drums, Mrs Sue Clemons music director and on keyboards, Mr Jim Pfieffer on acoustic guitar. Our very talented contemporary choir with Mrs Rita Beaupre, Ms Aubrey O’Connor, Mrs Kay Kempke and Mrs Colleen Reid.
The Young at Heart Senior group of the combined parishes of Saint Julie, Saint George and Saint Damian were delighted with the smooth jazz sounds of the Tinley Park High School Jazz Band under the direction of parishioner Mr Vince Aiello. The teens lulled the crowd with jazz and swing music. Join the Young at Heart group next month for a Saint Patrick’s Day party complete with Irish music and a soda bread contest!
Totus Tuus will be held the week of July 12 -17, 2020 in the Willam J Devine Center. The Day Program is from 9:00am until 2:30pm. Youngsters should bring a bag lunch.
The evening session will be from 7:00pm until 9:00pm also held in the William J Devine Center.