Holy Week Schedule

Please join the St. Juliana
Catholic Community for
Holy Week! All are welcome
to join us as we commemorate
Christ’s journey to the cross
and his resurrection!

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Holy Week

Events

Our parish provides an inviting, warm and welcoming atmosphere for all parishioners, by scheduling social events that bring our parish family together and help us all get to know one another.

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Welcome to St. Juliana Falconieri Parish!

St. Juliana Falconieri Catholic Community is a welcoming family dedicated to Proclaiming the Gospel, Celebrating the Sacraments, Educating, Serving, and Providing Opportunity for all to enrich their Faith.

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Mission

St. Juliana Falconieri Catholic Community is a welcoming family dedicated to proclaiming the gospel, celebrating the Sacraments, educating, serving, and providing opportunity for all to enrich their faith.

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Pastoral Services Appeal

Together we join hands as members of individual parishes to show our unity as Catholic Christians making an impact in our community and our world.

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Pastor's Message

This is it. The triumphal entry of the Messiah into the Holy City. It really seemed important at the time, at least to the adoring crowd. The Super bowl Team come home to a tickertape parade. That moment at the Oscar awards. Those are the moments tabloid writers facilely describe as "never-to-be-forgotten."

 

Yet, as we always find in the gospels, God has a persnickety penchant for turnabout, a quirky and consistent upending of what we think really matters. It wasn't Jesus' palmy triumph that was genuinely important. What was important was his defeat. Because it was the occasion for the greatest comeback in human history.

 

You can sense the paradox in the scene: the euphoric crowd carpeting Jesus' path with palms,  exultantly shouting their hosannas. But there's a jarring, even clumsy note about the scene. The great hero doesn't enter his kingdom mounted on some white horse, Traveler, as a USC fan might expect. He's sitting on a dull-eyed donkey. That donkey, I think, is God's exquisitely subtle comment on all we think is important.

 

Sometimes I sit and watch at weddings--the mother of the bride in a panicky tizzy because the florist forgot the baby's breath when her daughter is about to vow herself to a man for the rest of her life.

 

What's important is what we have in our hands when we walk through the doorway of death. There's no impressing the ferryman with your degrees, your Super bowl ring, your Oscar award. He's seen them all; he's unimpressible. The only thing you can take aboard is what you've made of your soul -- - your self, your who-I-am. Not what-I've-done. Just who-I-am.

 

With our this-world minds, cocooned within the limits of time and space, size and clout and length-of-days seem very, very important.  Seen from the perspective of God, the perspective of Jesus as his donkey trundled over the carpet of palms, they're not important at all. What's important is the beyond-time, beyond-space light that flickers within each one of us. A light that transcends death. Within us. Right now. How self-impoverishing that we don't grasp that, or understand it, or even pay it any attention. Eternity. Within us. Right now. 

 

Now there's something to shout hosanna about!



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Calendar Upcoming Events

(church) School Holy Thursday Prayer Service
Date: 4/2/2015, 9:15 AM 10:15 AM
(church) Holy Thursday
Date: 4/2/2015, 7 PM 8 PM
(church) Stations - rehearsal by HSYM
Date: 4/3/2015, 10 AM 12 PM
(church) Living Stations of the Cross - HSYM
Date: 4/3/2015, 12 PM 1 PM
(church) Divine Mercy/Stations of Cross
Date: 4/3/2015, 3 PM 4 PM
Location: Church


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