PLEASE NOTE: St. Julia parish has resumed the printed worship aid/bulletin with parish community announcements. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to view a downloadable pdf. We will continue posting community updates and outside event announcements on this page as they arise. (Parish community gatherings held in-person are specific to the event. Please see each announcement for details.)
Bulletin Postings: Please contact Colm McGarry to request a bulletin announcement. Approved submissions received by Monday may be posted in the following week of publication.
Other inquiries: Regarding the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmations, Anointing of the Sick, weddings or funerals, please contact the parish office.
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CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS (Week of 6/27/22)
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A PRAYER for INDEPENDENCE DAY, JULY 4th
God, source of all freedom, this day is bright with the memory of those who declared that life and liberty are your gift to every human being. Help us to continue a good work begun long ago. Make our vision clear and our will strong: that only in human solidarity will we have liberty, and justice only in the honor that belongs to every life on earth. Turn our hearts toward the family of nations: to understand the ways of others, to offer friendship, and to find safety only in the common good of all. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
MASS SERVICES for PRAYERS AND INTENTIONS
St. Julia Church, Weston MA
Tue. 06/28 – 8:00 am: Charlie Beré – 80th Birthday (Living)
Wed. 06/29 – 8:00 am: Bob Duffy, Sr.
Sun. 07/03 – 8:00 am: Frank and Eileen Thibeault
Sun. 07/03 – 11:30 pm: Theresa and Daniel Donahue & Donahue Family
Sun. 07/03 – 5:00 pm: Ruth and Walter Henneberry & Family
Mon. 07/04 – 8:00 am: Theresa and William (Billy) Greaves
Tue. 07/05 – 8:00 am: Deceased ancestors & relatives of Patrick, Elizabeth, Paul King & Catherine Murphy
Wed. 07/06 – 8:00 am: Bob Duffy, Sr.
Thu. 07/07 – 8:00 am: Molly Prince (Living)
Sat. 07/09 – 4:00 pm: Rosemary McNamara (of Sudbury)
Sun. 07/10 – 8:00 am: Gaspar and Maria Gonzalez & Family
Church Attendance Protocols:
• Masks are currently optional for all Liturgical and Faith formation events
• No reservations are required to attend ANY Mass
• Church seating will continue to be offered in two options: Normal seating or social-distanced seating for those who wish to wear a mask, for the protection of all seated in this area.
Unable to attend Mass in church? Watch the daily and weekend Masses live-streamed or a recording on our Homepage.
View the Mass Schedule page and for the Holy Days of Obligation Liturgies.
We are pleased to announce that our Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry has been chosen by Stop&Shop in Wayland for their ‘Blooming for Good’ program!
This means, for every bouquet purchased at the Stop&Shop in Wayland in the month of June, $1.00 will go towards the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul! Please consider purchasing your bouquets at this location this month! Thank you for your support!
Many of you may recall when some of the NPH youth of Mexico visited our parish, performing traditional dance and sharing their stories. Due to the pandemic, NPH has not yet been able to make their usual parish visits and fundraising activities. Many of our parishioners have sponsored a child, and NPH is very grateful for that support.
If you are interested in continuing to support NPH Youth and are able to assist them through any kind of donation, please go to: nphusa.org/donate
Thank you for your generosity! Please keep them in prayer, as they work through these difficult times.
Learn How You Can Transform Lives: NHPUSA.org
DRIVERS NEEDED: Minuteman Senior Services ‘Meals on Wheels’
We are looking for volunteer drivers for our Meals on Wheels program for Seniors! Are you free from 11am to 1pm on weekdays to help deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the area once a week?
If you are interested or have questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Yuen Li at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 781-221-7093.
Learn more about Minuteman Senior Services here.
UNCOVER THE SECRETS to a lasting, supportive, transformational marriage!
For more than 50 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has helped over 3.5 million couples in almost 100 countries unlock the power of their relationships with new ways to do the “I do.” The Marriage Encounter experience helps you listen, share, and connect more deeply. There’s no group discussion. It’s just about the two of you learning to be the best, most loving and thriving couple you can be. Nine in ten couples who attend a Marriage Encounter recognize a long-lasting positive effect on their lives.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is sponsoring a variety of in-person and virtual marriage experiences, some on weekends and some on seven weekdays. Couples will explore their relationship with each other, God, and the Church. Registration is limited and a $100 application fee is required.
Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experiences. For more information or to apply, call Joe & Ginny Vatelle at 800-710-9963 or visit them at https://wwmema.org/.
Don’t look at the past, it’s gone. Look forward with an open heart and mind to the future with your spouse – share an experience with each other!
BIRTHRIGHT: A Message to Help Mothers
Birthright is an interdenominational family services resource which remains open, doing the important work of helping mothers and babies in need. We are located at 79A Main Street, Framingham, MA.
We welcome your help by considering how you might be able to engage in supporting our work – as a volunteer or a Board Member.
To find out more, please give us a call at 508-620-0657, or go to our website. Thank you, and bless all mothers!
Unfortunately, this trip did not draw sufficient interest to meet the quota for travelers.
For those who did sign up, we hope that a future trip will be arranged once again with Fr. Evans!
IT ALL STARTS WITH YOU. PUT YOUT FAITH INTO ACTION
Your Support Impacts Our Parish Communities and More…
Please read a letter from Father Mark and view a video about how your donation to the 2022 Catholic Appeal makes a difference to the work of our Church.
THANK YOU for Helping our Afghan Friends in Resettlement!
Your continued support is appreciated…
Catholic Charities requested St. Julia parish’s assistance with Afghan refugees resettling in the Boston area, and THANKS to our parish community — we have begun to give hope to our Afghan brothers to begin a new life here.
St. Julia’s Partners Organized to Welcome Immigrants and Refugees (POWIR) committee, along with many parishioners and Catholic Charities, have been working diligently to assist three male Afghan refugees resettle into a comfortable apartment, obtain winter clothing, and currently they are ready to pursue their livelihoods in Massachusetts. Two were able to find jobs, and the third is immersed in English language lessons. Becoming gainfully employed is a primary concern at this time, so that they can become independent and sustain their families.
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SYNOD 2021-2023 Begins!
The Church of God is convoked in Synod. With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church.
Over the next few years, the Catholic Church around the world will be participating in a process called the Synod on Synodality. The Holy Father will be meeting with Bishops from across the globe in 2023 to discuss ways of improving the process by which the Church on all levels is open to hearing the voices of people from all walks of life. Learn more at the official global website.
This process will begin in Boston now, by asking as many people as possible to take a simple survey. Please give your input and complete the survey, which can be found here.
Offered every Friday in St. Julia Church
12 pm—1 pm
There are many opportunities to deepen our spiritual connection with God and with each other. We invite our community of parishioners to pray for each other and together, especially during Lent.
For this purpose, we have created a Prayers & Devotions page on our website, which includes a virtual St. Julia Parish Prayer Wall, for those who wish to request our parish prayers. Each week, we will post newly requested intentions on the prayer wall and will include them as a group in our weekly Mass Intentions.
The Prayers & Devotions page can be found permanently in the drop-down menu under the “Parish Life” heading (on top navigation bar of our home page).
Click on Prayers & Devotions to see the page link to the Virtual Prayer Wall, as well as a Prayer Intention Request form to submit your request anonymously.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (Confession In-Person)
During Lent (except for Holy Week): Held at the St. Julia Parish Center Conference Room, Saturdays: 3:00-3:45 pm
Also, starting Wed. March 9th, and every Wednesday throughout Lent, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered at St. Joseph’s Church @ 5:00pm (followed by 5:30 pm Mass.)
BECOMING a Member of the Catholic Church or Seeking to Fulfill Sacraments of Initiation as an Adult?
Do you need to receive the sacrament of Confirmation or First Communion? We warmly welcome you, and we have a process designed for you! Contact Deacon Rafe to find out more about our RCIA program at St. Julia.
The SODALITY of MARY resumes at St. Julia
St. Julia Parish’s Sodality resumes in-person, beginning with Holy Hour from 12 noon—1pm and then meet in the Parish Center Hall. If you are interested in joining us or wish to learn more, see the parish’s Sodality of Mary page. All are welcome to join – contact Colm McGarry, our pastoral minister to sign up to receive the monthly Zoom link.
STAY ON TRACK with your faith & worship: Follow the 2022-23 Liturgical Calendar here.
Give Online Today! Thank you for giving your offertory online! We are most grateful for your support.
Upcoming Worship Aid & Bulletin
(Printed weekend Worship Aid/Bulletin will be posted below by Friday of each week.)
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Past Worship Aid & Bulletin
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