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

Honestly, I am not the best singer. Really, I’m not even a good one. “If I sing B flat we both sing B flat, we all can be flat, ah together” eventually the audience boos – ah Ethel Merman, honey, it ain’t a matter of “if I sing B flat” it’s when I sing B flat. I have my favorite songs; there are a lot of them. Most have to do with love, and Italian crooners sing them. You know that old gang of mine; Dean Martin, St. Francis Albert Sinatra, and Jimmy Durante.

 

Singing and love go together: “cantare amantis est; singing belongs to one who loves.” Singing is an essential element in our celebration of God’s love for us. Singing belongs in the liturgy of the Eucharist. However, in church I’m caught between “Sing a New Song” and “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.” Between the new celebration songs and nostalgia for the past golden oldies. That is, I am caught between a time to raise the roof with loud and joyful praise for the Lord who is so good,and a time to ponder the deep mystery that is before us in solemn tone. As the president of the assembly, I am also attentive as to what music gives life to the celebration and love to God and what music is a burden to those who came to worship. I am sure that when some of our senior members were growing up they never dreamt they would be hearing much of what passes for liturgical music today. And our younger participants have difficulty with the theology of older songs.

 

After prayer and discussion, Mr. Todd Helm, our Music Director, and I have decided to provide new hymnals for you, our community. The hymnal, Journeysongs, will replace the Mass cards,  subscription missals,and The 5:00 PM Sunday binders that have been used at St. Juliana Falconieri Parish. This hymnal contains the Rites of the Church, the Order of the Mass,Hymns and Songs, the three year cycle of Sunday readings, and various prayers. At first this new book will be unfamiliar to us, all of us. In time we will become good friends. The book helps us to worship together and is easy to use.

 

The Order of the Mass,the Mass prayers will be found in the front, its pages begin with #140, and the edges of these pages have a grey boarder. The hymns are numbered. Those who lead the songs will announce which number and corresponding title. The cycle of Sunday readings are also numbered and will be announced at the beginning of Mass.

 

Certainly, Mass prayers and readings can also be found in other sources you might use and be familiar with such as: Magnificat, or many of the Catholic liturgical electronic applications such as Laudate, Evangelizo, and etc., most of which are free.

 

You will notice the book-plate on the reverse side of the front cover. The books were purchased for the church from income which would have renewed the subscription to the missal.While the subscription missal had to be renewed annually, these hymnals will last our community for many years. Please leave them in the pews.

 

It is the hope of Mr.Helm and myself that these new hymnals will serve the vision and mission of our parish - to live as a people of God with Christ at the center of our lives through liturgy...that we celebrate the sacraments, and do so with love for our God who wishes us to celebrate His presence. So, “All Creatures of Our God And King”, we are somewhere between: “How Can I Keep From Singing” and “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”. In that space let us “Sing A New Song To The Lord.”

 

Please find the new books helpful as together we sing our love for the Lord, even if it’s off key!



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Memorial Mass Information
Mary Beyer
HSYM - 2nd Year
Sunday, October 26th
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St. Juliana Falconieri (1965-2015) 50th Anniversary

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Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University"
Monday evenings—28 to December 15, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30PM Seven Holy Founders Room
HSYM - 1st Year - 1 Day Retreat - Mandatory
Sunday, November 2
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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