Prayer Chain

The mission of the prayer chain is
to increase awareness of the power
of prayer, bring God’s healing love
into people’s lives and enrich and
educate in the art of prayer and
intercession.

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St. Juliana Falconieri
(1965 – 2015)
50th Anniversary in 2015

St. Juliana Falconieri family past and present, please join us in our celebration!

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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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Pastor's Message

How is one to understand the gospel? I don’t mean just know what the words mean. I mean how are we to know; intellectually in our minds, affectively in our hearts, and morally what we do in our behavior after we read the Good News? How are we to be converted to Jesus and not the California Angels of Los Angeles whose stadium is in Anaheim?

 

These questions beg answers; school like formal education and a family and community that imitate practically what it knows to be the Truth. Simply faith is learned and practiced in a faith community.

 

Today we celebrate “Catechetical Sunday.” It’s a day to honor those who instruct others in the matters of our Faith Tradition. It’s also a day to remember the disciples of the instructors. This is an essential part of any faith community if it is to succeed past one generation. It is especially essential in the parish of St. Juliana Falconieri for St. Juliana was the niece of St. Alexis, one of the Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order. He was one who cared for the Order’s students and its future. As a community we must care for the students among us and those who instruct them. We must support them with friendship, prayer, and finances.

 

This year we are really blessed to have what I have been told to be “huge” and “record breaking” numbers of students in faith formation. In the sacramental program, there are 72 preparing for First Holy Communion and 144 for Confirmation. We have 6 at this time who are preparing for full Communion with our community at the Easter Vigil. This parish is blessed with 15 small Christian Communities with about 115 men and women participating.  And these disciples have instructors, master teachers!

 

The list can go on “by-the-numbers.” I just want to share with you a source of my joy. If I am not passing on the faith to the next generation, preparing the next generation to be the Church of their day, I have failed to build the Kingdom of God which is the reason for all Catholic institutions and every ordained priest.

 

As your pastor, I say: “THANK YOU” – To Mr. Michael McHenry the Director of Faith Formation for our Parish and to Mr. Manuel Gonzalez Jr the principal of St. Juliana Falconieri School and all staff and volunteers who are preparing, teaching, and forming good disciples. To the students, you are disciples. Be the best of all disciples. At the ordination of a deacon and priest; we are presented with The Book of the Gospels and told: “Believe what you read and practice what you believe.”

 

How will you know unless you are taught? How will you believe unless you are inspired? How will you serve unless you see service modeled?

 

To the congregation – teach, inspire, and serve. The best catechesis is a community living the Gospel. You are certainly on your way to becoming the best. Know that Fr. Luke and I are here to help.

 

God bless you, teachers. God bless you, students. God bless you, parishioners who practice the faith. Now, savage crew, go find people who are not members of our Church and tell them that all are welcome, even to the last hour.

 

Don’t forget the Fall Festival. You know there is a Fall Festival, right? You bought raffle tickets and have made plans to attend the Festival, right? Do not forget to sign up for a ministry of your ability – you know you have the ability to serve in our community, right? The Gospel tells us, it’s never too late. But that’s no reason to wait.



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