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If you are a keyboardist or instrumentalist willing to help lead the congregation in song, you have a place in this ministry. You will need a good command of your instrument, music-reading skills, and willingness to attend periodic meetings to share with cantors to prepare music. To enter this ministry you will need to meet […]
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held every Thursday from 8:30am until 5:00pm in the Sacred Heart Chapel. Quench your spiritual hunger by spending some quiet, reflective time in the presence of our Lord. Our intention is that someone be present at all times during the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; therefore we have created […]
Persons interested in music who help the community to participate in liturgy through song. You will need a desire to worship God through singing, willing to attend rehearsals and able to attend Sunday liturgies when the choir sings, as well as special liturgies throughout the year. New members are always welcome to this ministry. An […]
The loss of a loved one can be a difficult experience. Often, our faith sees us through these trying times. The Bereavement Ministry was formed to comfort those who mourn. Members of this Ministry reach out to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one by prayer, attending wakes, sending cards, reaching out […]
Fr Robert Regan, Associate Pastor hosts the Monday Evening Bible Study. Currently, the group is exploring the gospel of Matthew and the genealogy of Jesus from His early ministry through His command to baptize and create fishers of men. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the Devine Center. This group meets every other Monday. […]
The St Julie Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the every month at 1:00 pm in the Great Room. Books are noted for the next several months. Check this space often for the newest additions to the list. Suggestions for books are always welcome. Contact Mike Rubino at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 429-6767 X212 for […]
Singers who help the assembly participate in liturgical singing. They proclaim the Responsorial Psalm. You will need a pleasant-sounding voice, a desire to pray the liturgy through song, and willingness to gather periodically for prayer, dialogue and practice. It helps to have some previous choir experience. You will be encouraged to participate in the diocesan […]
Catechists These men and women share the faith of the Church with children in the religious education program as well as witnessing to the faith from their own unique personal experience. Catechists facilitate classes for children in the program and attend catechist formation nights for insights into the lessons being presented. Substitute Catechists Substitutes are […]
This team of adult men and women share their faith with children seven years and older who have yet to be baptized. The process they facilitate is based on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, adapted to meet the needs of children. Catechists in the children’s catechumenate meet weekly between September and May with the […]
This is an ad hoc group which is formed for Christmas and Easter liturgies comprised of students in grades two through eight. Like the adult choir members, these children enjoy singing and want to share their gifts by praising God in song. Rehearsals consist of three Tuesday afternoons before the celebration.
Daybreak is a shelter located in Joliet and run by Catholic Charities. For the past 20+ years, St. Julie parishioners have provided a hot delicious breakfast on the first Sunday of the month as well as Christmas morning. A typical schedule: 4:00am – wake up 4:30am – leave for Daybreak 5:00am – arrive and begin to prepare […]
We believe that through our active participation at Mass and, in a special way through the reception of Holy Communion, we are filled with the real presence of Christ and are therefore sent to be Christ’s presence in the world. In the 5th century, St. Augustine said: What you see…is bread and a cup. This […]
Fellowship and refreshments are offered on the third Sunday of the month after 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 Masses. Parishioners are invited to gather in the parish hall to enjoy time with fellow parishioners and enjoy a light breakfast. Donuts, bagels, fresh fruit and gluten free snack bars are offered along with coffee, tea and orange […]
St. Julie relies on adult members of the community to serve for funerals. The server not only assists the Presider, but also adds to the dignity of the funeral liturgy and provides support to the bereaved family. These liturgical ministers can also serve as cemetery ministers where they lead a committal service at the cemetery. […]
These skilled and experienced groups of hand bell ringers play at parish liturgies and other events. This choir is for high school age through adults who have some musical background. There are weekly practices with no practice during the summer months.
These are junior high, high school and adult persons who are willing to share their musical talents at liturgy as solo instrumentalists or as ensemble members. Qualifications are the same as for accompanists.
This process is for older children who have not been baptized or for children who have not been catechized after Baptism. The group meets on Thursday evenings during the school year from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Devine Center.
The Liturgical dancers enhance the celebration of Baptism through ritual movement and gesture. This ministry is offered to youth ten years or better that are willing to follow directions, work with a group and practice as scheduled.
The Community of St. Julie is honored and humbled to be able to send Christmas Care Packages to our men and women stationed overseas. It is a huge sacrifice to not only serve and protect our country, but to do it so far away from loved ones. Our hearts are full with gratitude for their […]
The Ministry of Praise is a spiritual ministry in which people here at St. Julie offer their prayers, sufferings, joys and sorrows to God for the salvation of souls. The members intercede through the recital of the rosary and other devotions and prayers for the personal needs for which they have been asked to pray. […]
There have always been young people whom God calls to service. In ancient times, young Samuel actually lived with the priest, Eli. One night, God called Samuel but Samuel thought it was Eli. When he ran to him, Eli realized it was God calling Samuel and so he told Samuel, “If God calls you, you […]
Due to illness or other circumstances, members of the church are not always able to join us for Sunday Mass. Ministers of Care visit to bring the church and Eucharist to the sick and homebound. Some visits in homes, nursing homes and even at the hospital. This ministry also seeks to offer encouragement by sending […]
Yours is the first of Christ’s face to greet God’s people as they assemble for prayer. Your greeting of welcome is the first wish that “The Lord be with you!” Yours is the word that welcomes the stranger to be at home, or the silence that makes of our assembly a foreign land. Yours is […]
The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah saying, “…I appointed you a prophet to the nations….I have put my words in your mouth.” (from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah) The Ministry of Lector is rooted in the power of the Word of God. Prayerful proclamation of Scripture makes the presence of God alive […]
“(we pray) for these sacristans, that the preparations they make for the celebration of the liturgy may remind us to prepare our hearts for worship…” (Book of Blessings, chapter 62) The ministry of Sacristan is ancient one in the life of the church. St. Jerome, in the 4th century, called Sacristans “ministers of God” and […]
Youth Mission Trip Each summer a group of teens and adult chaperones spend a week serving an impoverished community in the United States. Sometimes the poverty can be seen with the naked eye and sometimes we have to look closer and listen with our hearts. In any case, we serve where we are called because […]
Our thanks and gratitude to the women who assist with the counting and reconciliation of the Sunday offering. These dedicated people offer their time and talent selflessly each Monday morning. God Bless them and their dedication!
The National Catholic Youth Conference is held every two years in Indianapolis. It is a gathering of 25,000 Catholic teens who have come together to share their faith. There are dynamic speakers and musicians who literally get the them up on their feet with their words and songs. The teens are able to choose […]
The mission of this ministry is to create a “parish within a parish” feeling. St. Julie has over 2600 households and to prevent our members from being lost in the crowd, we periodically contact parishioners for “wellness” checks and to invite them to stop by for fellowship and refreshments after Sunday Mass. This ministry needs […]
Proclaiming the Gospel is one of the most important missions we have in life. Proclaiming the Passion is retelling the greatest story ever told. Every year of students of all ages prepares, practices and finally proclaims the Passion on Palm Sunday weekend at all of the Masses. We invite all interested students to participate on […]
The People of God Book Club is designed for those who are interested in the heroes of our faith. These are honest and compelling biographies which engage and compel us to examine our faith in a truly different perspective. Titles include, Francis, Bishop of Rome, Joseph Bernardin, Seeking Common Ground, Dorothy Day, Love in Action […]
Join the community of St Julie and neighboring parishes for a game night on the fourth Saturday evening of each month. Pinochle Club will be held in the Parish hall from 6 pm to 8 pm. You need not be a skilled Pinochle player to enjoy the game, fellowship and refreshments. If you do not […]
Port Lunch Ministry! The Port is located at 51st & Hermitage in Chicago. They have a Bread Truck that goes out into the neighborhood and distributes lunches to those who cannot afford one. Many are families with young children. Making lunches is something that anyone, young and old and any ability can do. Please feel […]
This program provides for the continuing faith formation of children from pre-school through eighth grade. Within this context, children prepare to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation, Reconciliation and Eucharist. (Children who are seven years and older who desire the Sacrament of Baptism are prepared through a parallel but different process: see the Children’s Catechumenate.) Early Childhood […]
Just a reminder that in the event of a heavy snowfall, you can access Emergency Closing information for St. Julie Religious Education program by following these simple directions: Check the Parish website at www.stjulie.org where the quote will be replaced with closing information. Go to www.emergencyclosingcenter.com and search for our facility by typing St. Julie Billiart or simply […]
The theme of the 2016-17 Respect Life Program is “Moved by Mercy” (usccb.org/respectlife). When we let our hearts be moved by God’s mercy, it shapes everything. As Pope Francis said, “We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us” (Misericordiae Vultus. . . ). God made each of us in his […]
The Rosary is said every Monday morning at 10 am at Autumn Leaves Memory Care located in Orland Park, Illinois. This dedicated team of woman meet and say the rosary with the residents. What joy to see these residents praying together with the community of St Julie. Might you have 45 minutes to spend in […]
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School is the regional Catholic school sponsored by and affiliated with the parishes of St. Julie Billiart, St. Stephen, St. Elizabeth Seton and St. Francis of Assisi. Three adults from each of the four sponsoring parishes sit on the School Advisory Council.
The Scripture Group meets on Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00 am in the Great Room located in the parish office. The format is reflection on the readings for the upcoming Sunday’s liturgy. The book, At Home with the Word is designed for quiet reflection and lively discussion. The book provides full texts of the […]
The mission of Shawl Ministry is to knit/crochet shawls in prayer to bring comfort and solace to those facing life’s challenges and those celebrating life’s joys. Shawls are distributed to the home bound, the sick, those with terminal illness and to the RCIA candidates upon acceptance into our faith. We also provide shawls to Dover Air […]
This group gathers for casual meetings and evenings of socializing. It sponsors dinner theatre events, Ball nights, family fun fest, bingo, golf outings, cards, parties and fun for all ages. The purpose of this committee is to provide the parish with social events that interest parishioners of all ages. Please contact the Parish office if […]
A unique religious education program designed for adults ages 22 and over who experience developmental challenges. Through an atmosphere of peace, love and joy, they are welcomed into the Christian community by a Core Team, Catechists and Helpers who are trained by the Archdiocese.
Every January, a retreat is held for our Confirmation Candidates. Beginning in November, under the direction of the Youth Minister and adult volunteers, a team of high school students begin planning the Spirit Day Retreat. Much preparation, organization, creativity, and heart and soul, goes into the planning and facilitating of this day. The meeting dates will be […]
“Lord, help me to make time today to serve you in those who are most in need of encouragement or assistance”. – St. Vincent de Paul St. Vincent de Paul is a group of dedicated volunteers who meet to assess and respond to the needs of the people in our community. They do not need to […]
“The best cookies in the world are made with a little bit of love,” says our Pastor! SJB Bakers support a variety of parish ministries with home-baked goods! Cookies and treats are made to be shared at parish outreach functions, for Port lunches, soup kitchen, bereavement, Remembrance Services, Veteran Luncheon, as well as for our Cookies for Soldiers mailing […]
Every year on Thanksgiving, St. Julie hosts a hot, delicious Thanksgiving Dinner! This event is free to all! Some of us have no relatives in the area, some of us would rather not cook a big meal for one or two people, some of us may just not be able, for whatever reason, be able […]
St. Julie honors our Veterans with a luncheon each November. Families are invited and each Veteran is given a group photo. We can never repay the sacrifices made by both the Veteran and his/her family, but we offer them our sincere gratitude and continued prayers. Date to be announced.
“Come Fly with Me” White Fence Farm Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Busses leave at 10:30 am from SJB Tickets for the March Young at Heart event, a musical trip around the world are now on sale. This event will be held at White Fence Farm and includes the famous White Fence Farm chicken dinner, sides […]
Parishioners who are 55 years (or better) are welcome to join this group. YAH meets from September through June on the second Tuesday of each month. The group consists of fellowship, lunch and entertainment along with pertinent information of upcoming parish and community events. Membership dues are $20 for the year. The group also sponsors […]
Eucharistic Ministers Be the hand the Lord uses to give body and blood. Have you thought about becoming a Holy Communion minister? Stop thinking! We have the training you need! This is a wonderful and special ministry. We invite you to become a part of it by contacting our Liturgy Coordinator, Margie Guadagno at 708-429-6767 […]
TNT Youth Ministry – (Teens Need Togetherness) “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world ablaze.” St. Catherine of Siena TNT is open to all high school students, who with their peers, would like to explore their faith and relationship with God in today’s world. If you are a teen and your family […]