All Faith Formation students at Saint Julie Billiart and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin and their families are encouraged to join us for Mass this Sunday, September 22 at 9:30am or 11:00am. As we begin another year of Faith Formation, we worship together to ask blessings for another successful year. Please bring a non-perishable food item to share with local food pantries. We encourage all students to walk in the entrance procession. Students should gather in the Narthex ten minutes before Mass begins.
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.