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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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

I was writing about the parts of the Mass before I got interrupted with addressing Catechetical Sunday, Fall Festival fun, and assorted other momentary matters. Back to the Mass we go. I left off with the homily, remember? The easy lesson was: Although we are a “here-comes-everybody” community called church, it is hard for a preacher to prepare and deliver a “one-size-fits-all” homily.

 

So, usually at the 9:00 AM Mass at our parish, different times in other parishes, two groups of people are sent out. One right after the opening prayer, the other right after the homily. Lucky us, you might think! We are getting rid of the kids. Then after the homily another special group is usually summoned to stand before the congregation and they are sent out. Lucky them, you might think! They don’t have to contribute to the collection – first and second. HA! HA! Why are these two groups sent away from the congregation?

 

Children are called forth to leave the church after the opening prayer to go to a place of their own to hear the Liturgy of the Word from the Liturgy For Masses With Children. These are readings, approved for use by the Conference of Catholic Bishops, adapted to children. The children are also given a suitable teaching and means of applying the Word of God to their own lives. These readings are intended for children of elementary grades. Our catechetical team here at St. Juliana Falconieri Parish encourages preadolescent children to participate in this dismissal and teaching.

 

After the homily another group is called forward and sent out. These are the catechumens, those who are preparing for baptism or full communion with the Catholic Church. Put simply, members of this group are either not yet baptized or have not received the sacraments of Holy Communion or Confirmation which would make them fully initiated in the Catholic Church. According to the Rite Of Christian Initiation of Adults, until they are fully initiated members of the community, usually at the Great Easter Vigil, they are dismissed following the Scripture lessons and homily. They are sent so that they can be nourished even more deeply by the Word of God which they have shared with the entire congregation and taught the traditions of our Roman Catholic Faith.

 

When they are dismissed they go to a classroom and are taught by our catechetical team who prepare them for full initiation. Their leaving reminds those of us who remain that we are a privileged people, we receive the Holy Eucharist. We who remain are fed by the word of God in the Liturgy of the Word and secondly from the altar table with the sacrament of God in the Eucharist.

 

We are the Body of Christ! Taught and nourished, may we become what we learn and what we receive ever more perfectly  each day!

 

A special note and reminder. November 1, the Feast of All Saints, is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation in the USA this year. November 2 is the Feast of All Souls. The commemoration of All the Faithful Departed from St. Juliana Parish will be celebrated at the 9:00AM Mass on Sunday, November 2.  Please join in our parish celebration as we remember those who died in the past year. If you would like a special person in your life to be remembered in prayer, you will find a basket in the vestibule of the church, please place a name or many names in it. If you would like a Mass to be offered for a special person, please come to the parish offices during our opening hours. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.



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