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

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Pastor's Message

As I read the parable of feeding the five thousand men (John 6:1-15 Sunday 26 July, 17th Sunday) I was initially skeptical but curious. That’s a huge crowd, five thousand, counting only the men be- cause in that society at that time, women and children did not count. Then I considered the provisions, five barley loaves and two fish, not much to work with. The fish couldn’t have been whales since whales are mammals. I thought: “What sort of good women would ever send families out of the home for a day without at least a sangwich (as my grandparents called them) and a bottle of wine, water, or soda? Least of all worries, where did the baskets come from? When we read a parable and look “just for the facts” we reach a lot of dead ends. The truth of the parable is also dead on its arrival.

My skepticism vanished when I thought of experiences of my family. Both of my grandmothers and my mother could make food miracles happen with ease. Many times we began, especially a Sunday meal, for only a few folks when whammo, several others somehow got invited, or they invited them- selves; they had no place to go and did not want to be alone. Suddenly, spontaneously and out of thin air, food was found and space was provided around the “table.” That table was, often enough, two card tables bridged by a board that was normally between my grandfather’s mattress and box-spring!

Looking back with the gift of nostalgia, it wasn’t just food that was prepared and eaten; it was a lesson that God will multiply whatever you offer in love. Families gathered, food prepared and eaten. Together we told stories of times past in the “Old Country”, the two World Wars, and a whole lot more, sometimes voices were raised with excitement, never anger (!), a meal shared, card games played, wine and soda drank, table cleaned, dessert presented. Not all of it was planned. But it happened. It taught us how to be family, there was a lesson of relationships and life around a common table.

At the institution of the Eucharist, the consecration, at every Mass, the priest prays: “This is my Body which will be given up” and “This is the chalice of my Blood ... which will be poured out...DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.” DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME is Jesus’ command for each one, not only the priest, to go out and repeat today that sacred act of long ago.

Prepare a meal and share it with guests. Keep your faith and your family alive, tell your family stories. Live the Divine Command and you will live “life in abundance.” Your family memory and faith experiences will be taught. Multiply the love of God with the community of Christ with those who will only know Christ because of the Christian love you offer. In the memory and imitation of Jesus, share a meal with your family, your friends.

Remember what Jesus has done in one meal;


Celebrate a meal with your family and friends;


Believe Jesus is with you giving you the grace, courage, and faith – an experience of himself so that you will have life within you.

As we gather for Faith and Family Sunday, welcome! Come to the great America Banquet – hamburgers! Nourished by word and food, telling stories of our past and hope for our future, let us become the Gospel by the way we live our lives. It’s a life-giving thing to do! Enjoy your evening, St. Juliana!



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Calendar Upcoming Events

(church) Funeral Mass (Golan) Fr. Mike
Date: 8/3/2015, 10 AM 11 AM
(church) Organist (Kellogg) pracitce
Date: 8/3/2015, 12:30 PM 2:30 PM
(church) Family Rosary and Benediction
Date: 8/4/2015, 7 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Church
(church) Organist (Kellogg) practice
Date: 8/5/2015, 1 PM 2:30 PM
(Church) Spirit
Date: 8/5/2015, 7 PM 9 PM


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