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

The post-Easter Gospel and Acts of the Apostles readings are mapping a certain progressive  development of faith, theology, and belief for our reflection. Last Sunday, St. Thomas the Apostle came to realize his own experience of faith and his relationship with Jesus. He wasn’t present on the first day when the Lord appeared to the others. Thomas heard and rejected the seemingly ridiculous  testimony of the others, he could not reason their excitement. Then Jesus made himself known to Thomas. Thomas spontaneously responds with his personal confession before the Risen Lord: “My Lord and my God!” This weekend, not only are the disciples on their way to a place called Emmaus,  they are also on their continuous journey of faith. It is “on the way” when they experience Jesus in a new relationship and he opens their minds to a new understanding of who he is and what he is all about. These men and women now believe with understanding. The Scriptures are opened for them; it gives them direction, they recognize Jesus in the meal shared; it gives them strength, and in the community gathered Jesus gives them identity, hope, faith, joy, and purpose.

 

A bit of a review – faith is an experience of God. Specifically for Christians, it is the experience of  God as He is revealed in His Son, Jesus Christ. First it is a private experience of an individual.  Theology is the individual’s intellectual reflection of the experience. Allowing the experience to make some sense, some way of becoming meaningful is the work of theology. All experiences demand  some reflection and meaning making, don’t they? It’s the “what happened” – “why” – “and this was caused by…” sort of mulling over an event to reason its cause or purpose. Faith and theology are the process of a private experience. I don’t know your experience unless you tell me. You can’t tell me unless you think about it. Finally, belief is the public articulation of the process of understanding the experience. Public belief is a way of acting. You believe the weatherman who predicts rain so you carry an umbrella. You believe the Jesus teaching so you live in the joy of the resurrection, belief is expressed in the prayers and songs of our liturgy, our genuflecting before the tabernacle for the Real Presence of Jesus is there, a church building reflecting the people’s experience and understanding of Jesus. Basically, we know what people believe by their actions and words.

 

How do you experience the Risen Lord? His Father? The guidance of the gift of the Holy Spirit? What or who guides you from experience to knowledge and understanding? What form does your belief take as you live your faith in a community?

 

Let us experience the presence of the Risen Lord and be in a relationship with him. Let us read the Scriptures with understanding. Let us live our faith in joy. We remember, we celebrate, we believe!



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News and Announcements

Respect Life Meeting
April 18-19 Baby Shower For Life
April 29 at 1:30 pm
50th Anniversary Cookbook
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Write a Letter

Write a Letter Urge Legislators to Vote “No” on Assisted Suicide
SAVE THE DATES! Sister Nadine
April 20th, 27th
7:00pm
Baby Shower for Life
April 18th and April 19th
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Calendar Upcoming Events

(church) Wedding (Soto) visiting priest
Date: 4/18/2015, 2 PM 3 PM
(church) School attending Mass
Date: 4/19/2015, 11 AM 12 PM
(church) Altar Server Class
Date: 4/19/2015, 12:30 PM 2:30 PM
(church) Youth Band Set-up for 5pm Mass
Date: 4/19/2015, 2:30 PM 4 PM
(church) Rosary and Benediction
Date: 4/21/2015, 7 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Church


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