St.Julia Parish Announcements: November 27, 2023
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Faith Formation Class Holiday Schedule: Classes for Grades 1-6 will resume on Sunday, December 3; Grades 1-5 on Monday, December 4. Grades 7 and 8 will meet on Sunday, December 3 at 6:30pm in the Parish Center.
Unable to attend Mass in church? Watch daily and weekend Masses live-streamed or archived recordings, along with the Worship Aid on our Homepage.
See the Mass Schedule page for Masses at both church locations, and upcoming Holy Days of Obligation.
NOVEMBER KICK-OFF: Give to Our Parish Grand Annual!
I give thanks for the many blessings of our faith community. Our Parish provides a welcoming place to encounter the Lord through the Word and Sacraments, and by programs and activities that strengthen our commitment to Christ. I urge all to participate in our Parish life and to support our mission and ministries. Our Parish Grand Annual Appeal has begun this Fall with a goal of $250,000. The Grand Annual is an important part of our overall Parish budget and supports the ordinary expenditures of Parish life, including utilities, salaries, maintenance, insurance, etc.
A suggested Grand Annual family contribution of $1000. will truly help our parish remain financially sustainable. I am very grateful to parishioners who are able and willing to give an even more substantial donation to support our Parish. Also, I am mindful that some cannot afford to be so generous or even give at all this year. I simply ask you to prayerfully reflect on God’s blessings as you consider your financial resources and decide what you can contribute to our 2023-24 Parish Grand Annual.
With gratitude, Fr. Mark
DONATE to the Grand Annual Appeal ONLINE. It’s Easy!
We encourage you to use the above “Give Online” button to donate to our Grand Annual Appeal as well as to our offertory. Make automatic recurring donation of your choosing. To mail your donation, please make a check payable to: St. Julia Parish, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493.
Our parish relies on your generosity and donations to maintain our two church buildings and programs. WE THANK ALL who continue to donate and sustain us!
St. Julia Parish Update on the Catholic Appeal
Thank you for responding in faith, hope, and charity by making a gift to the 2023 Catholic Appeal. We have now reached over 79% of our goal at $90,699.00. We are stronger together and your generosity is greatly appreciated! God bless you!
PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION! DONATE TO THE CATHOLIC APPEAL HERE.
CHRISTMAS Tree Gift Giving is ON!
Christmas Gift Wish Tags are now ON the Christmas Trees in St. Julia and St. Joseph Churches as of November 25!
Please consider how your Christmas gifts will benefit the SVdP children of our Lincoln and Weston communities and children of our sister parish in Dorchester.
• HOW TO DELIVER YOUR GIFTS:
1) Your gift(s) MUST HAVE its GIFT WISH TAG ATTACHED with GIFT DESCRIPTION & RECIPIENT CODE!
2) Please BRING your gift(s) promptly (by the date on your tag or by Dec. 10) so we can deliver to the children before Christmas.
3) DROP-OFF: Sun. Dec. 10 (10am – 1pm) at St. Julia’s Parish Hall Lobby, or in the collection boxes in St. Joseph Church, Lincoln.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call 781-899-2611 x4 and we can make arrangements by phone.
• GIVING MONETARY CHRISTMAS GIFTS:
If you prefer, you may leave the shopping to us and DONATE HERE: Christmas Tree Gift Giving 2023
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND BRINGING JOY TO FAMILIES IN NEED AGAIN THIS YEAR!
To learn more about the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph Conference and their charitable work, please go to the SVdP website.
Join us for an Advent evening of Spiritual Reading, Poetry and discussion, led by Father Tom Fitzpatrick, SJ, from Weston’s Campion Center.
Father Tom’s writing reveals a lifelong spiritual journey with God. He uses humor and images of nature, with simple and direct language, to make God real for us.
Father Tom has been a Jesuit for 64 years and a priest for 51. He founded the Jesuit Center in Amman, Jordan, and remained as director for 14 years. Father Tom also served as director of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem for 10 years, and taught for more than 10 years at Fairfield University.
Father Tom has written numerous articles which have appeared in periodicals in the United States, Jordan, and Jamaica. His play, The Gentle Whisper of Trees, premiered in December 2019.
Light refreshments will follow the presentation. Please reach out to Deacon Phil at the Parish Office so we can get an approximate headcount.
December 20 @ 7pm, St. Julia Church
At this time of year, our world can easily become cluttered with so much activity. Advent calls us to prayerfully remember what God has done for us through the centuries, as we prepare for the birth of the Messiah.
Deacon Phil invites all to join him for an Advent Prayer Meditation on Wednesday, December 20th at 7 pm at St. Julia Church. Light refreshments will follow.
Contact Deacon Phil at the Parish Office with questions.
St. Vincent de Paul Society, Lincoln/Weston
There will be a Book of Remembrance for parishioners at both St. Julia Church, Weston and at St. Joseph Church, Lincoln throughout the month of November.
If you would like to have the name(s) of your loved ones remembered with our prayers, please write them in either book.
A Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on Sunday, November 26th @ 11:30 am at St. Julia Church, Weston
WE NEED Your Help! St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry seeking Food Donations
Can you take a moment to remember the community served by the food pantry while you are foo shopping? The prices from our main distributor have skyrocketed, as have the number of clients served. Please consider supporting the Pantry by dropping non-perishable items at the pantry or in the St. Julia Parish Center or church.
**Non-perishables for our Food Pantry will be collected at the 9:30am Masses. We invite all families to participate!**
How You Can Help…
Consider donating “gluten free” items, low salt pasta sauce (Prego), condiments, like salad dressings, ketchup, mayonnaise, laundry detergent, olive oil, taco kits…or potato chips and cookies for summer picnics? The SVdP is grateful for ANY and ALL food donations within the use by date.
Please drop off your donations inside the back of St. Julia Church, or in the blue bins on the back porch of St. Joseph House, 142 Lincoln Rd. (behind St. Joseph Church.)
If you prefer to give a monetary donation, they help us immensely! DONATE HERE.
Or, donations of checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul Society, may be mailed to: SVdP, P. O. Box 324, Lincoln, MA 01773.
For more information about our organization and charitable work, please see our website www.SVdPLincolnWeston.org
SCHOLARSHIPS for Adults!
Offered by The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Lincoln & Weston
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lincoln and Weston offers scholarships to adults for coursework that would strengthen their employment earning potential. SVdP supports a wide range of areas from accounting and technology to nutrition and cosmetology.
You may be eligible if you qualify for financial assistance and live or workin Lincoln or Weston, or your children attend the public schools in either town.
Go to: www.lincolnweston.org/scholarships or call (781) 899-2611 x4 to inquire about the application process and eligibility.
YOU CAN Make a Life-long Difference. Become an NHP Child’s Sponsor!
Nicolette Mascari, a local parishioner has been sponsoring a child through NPH in the Dominican Republic and recently met her Godchild. “After 2 long awaited years of exchanging pictures and letters, I had the pleasure of meeting my Godchild Jarolir last November at the NPH the Dominican Republic. The experience far exceeded my expectations. I got to spend quality time with Jarolir, her friends and teachers, and was able to witness the amazing work of NPH and my donations in action.”
We cannot begin to thank the St. Julia’s community enough for ensuring our children have hope for a brighter future. If you would like to sponsor a child please contact the NPH East Coast Team, or sign up on: https://nphusa.org/godparent/
If you are interested in continuing to support NPH Youth, and/or are able to assist them through any kind of donation, please go to: nphusa.org/donate
Thank you for choosing to be a large part of the NPH family.
In faith and with gratitude,
Andrea Nahigian & East Coast Team
Donor Relations Director- East Coast
If you have questions contact: Andrea Nahigian, 617-206-4943
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
Does your child like to sing? Would you like to nurture their musical ability?
We invite children grades 2 and above to join singing with the St. Julia’s Children’s choir at the 9:30 am Masses starting October 15 through Memorial Day weekend. Our parish Cantor, Mara Bonde will be there to help lead and support the singing. Short rehearsals will take place immediately after the 9:30 am Mass, with slightly longer rehearsals on Sundays when there is no Faith Formation Classes. Any older singers who would be interested in assisting as youth cantors at 9:30 or other Masses should also be in touch.
Parents of an interested child(ren) should please contact Brian Moll, Music Director, at the Parish Office. Or call 781-899-2611.
SEEKING Altar Servers!
Does your child wish to strengthen their faith and service to Our Lord? Being part of the Mass provides them with a meaningful ministry.
St. Julia parish welcomes any Grade 4+ students who are interested in training to
become an Altar Server!
Interested or need more information? Please contact Ms. Janice Carroll, or email her through the Parish Office.
New to the area? Or did you forget to sign up your child or children? It’s not too late — we accept students year round!
Registration and information can be found on our website’s Faith Formation Registration page, or on Registration forms found at the back of both our churches (St. Joseph Church/Lincoln and St. Julia Church/Weston.) *Please note that Monday afternoon Grades 1 and 2 are now full!
If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact Cindy Harrington at the Parish Office. Or, call Cindy or Ann at 781-899-2611.
WATCH The Chosen: Sundays @10:30am after Morning Mass!
Thanks to all who journeyed through the First Season of watching the acclaimed TV Series ‘The Chosen’ together with us on Sunday mornings! ‘The Chosen’ video series have been praised by all for their historical and biblical accuracy, playful spirit, and stirring drama. This engaging and wonderful depiction of the life of Jesus and his cohort is an excellent way to unpack what Jesus said and did.
We’ve resumed viewing Season 2 this Fall most Sundays, at 10:30am in the Parish Center, after the 9:30am Mass. All parishioners are welcome! You do not have to have seen the first season to join us. Contact Deacon Phil through the Parish Office for questions or the schedule of viewings.
Latest Episode 58: “Have We Become Numb to Our God?”
Hear, O Israel!
The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!
Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,
with your whole heart, and with your whole being,
and with your whole strength.
Take to heart these words which I command you today.
Keep repeating them to your children.
Recite them when you are at home and when you are away,
when you lie down and when you get up.
— Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Hello – Deacon Phil, here!
I am pleased to release the latest episode of: 5 Minutes with Deacon Phil, “Have We Become Numb to Our God?”
Do you ever feel as though you are just “going through the motions” of your faith, maybe even feeling a little unexcited about God?
Do you wonder about how those who are more alive in their faith, do it? Can it be that we have become just a little numb to God? Join me as I offer some thoughts on how to shake the cobwebs from your life of faith.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS EPISODE (58) “Have We Become Numb to Our God?”
CLICK HERE TO WATCH ALL PREVIOUS EPISODES.
If you wish to receive emails as new videos are released, please register HERE, or subscribe to the YouTube channel.
I hope that you will find these videos helpful to your faith journey. Don’t hesitate to email me at our Parish Office if I can assist you in any way, or chat about your faith.
May God’s Peace and Blessing be with you.
Deacon Phil DiBello
St. Julia Parish, Weston and Lincoln
Are you thinking of joining the Catholic Church? Do you need to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation or First Communion?
We warmly welcome you, and we have an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process designed for you! To find out more, please contact Deacon Rafe through the Parish Office.
PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION! DONATE TO THE CATHOLIC APPEAL HERE.
THANK YOU for giving your offertory online!
Our parish relies on your generosity and donations to maintain our two church buildings and programs. We encourage you to use the above “Give Online” button to donate to our offertory to easily make a recurring donation. To mail your donation, please make a check payable to: St. Julia Parish, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493
WE THANK ALL who continue to donate and sustain us!
CONTACT US: Parish Office
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MAILING ADDRESS: St. Julia Parish
374 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493
OFFICE HOURS: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Parish Center Conference Room, Saturday: 3:00 – 3:45 PM
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
By request after the 4:00 PM Saturday Mass; or contact Parish Office.
Fridays in St. Julia Church, from Noon – 1:00 PM
EUCHARIST AND VISITS TO THE SICK
Contact Parish Office to notify of anyone ill, home-bound or hospitalized.
ROSARY ON ZOOM
After each daily Mass; ask for link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the Parish Office in advance to make arrangements.