St.Julia Parish Announcements: Week of January 23, 2023
(BULLETIN NOTICES should be proposed, by e-mail if possible, to the Parish Office by Monday mornings to: email@example.com)
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See the Mass Schedule page for Masses at both church locations, and upcoming Holy Days of Obligation.
Note on Faith Formation Class Schedule: Students in our First Eucharist program will have received their First Reconciliation this weekend (1/21-22). Please keep them in your prayers as they continue their preparation for their First Eucharist.
There will be no classes on February 19/20 and 26/27 due to public school vacation week. Classes will resume on March 5, with the Grade 4 students hosting the 9:30AM Mass.
Unable to attend Mass in church? Watch daily and weekend Masses live-streamed or archived recordings, along with the Worship Aid on our Homepage.
Mon. 1/23 – 8AM: Leo and Helen Bibinski
Wed. 1/24 – 8AM: Bob Duffy, Sr.
Thu. 1/25 – 8AM: Theresa Greaves
Fri. 1/26 – 8AM: Dr. John Wells and Ann Athanas Wells
Sun. 1/29 – 9:30AM: Vivian Gutierrez
Sun. 1/29 – 11:30AM: Gregory Flynn
Mon. 1/30 – 8AM: Ron Parker (Living)
Tue. 1/31 – 8AM: Loring Stevens
Wed. 2/1 – 8AM: John McCrystal
Thu. 2/2 – 8AM: Bob Duffy, Sr. (2nd Anniversary)
Sat. 2/4 – 4PM: Sylvia Kennedy
Sun. 2/5 – 8AM: Ruth and Walter Henneberry & Family
Sun. 2/5 – 9:30AM: Pasquale ‘Pat’ Franchi
Mon. 2/6 – 8AM: Carmen Rodabaugh (Living)
HELP Sustain our Parish!
As members of Saint Julia Parish, we form a family in the Christ-Child born to us. What a joy to witness the lively Catholic faith and good works of parishioners demonstrated daily in prayerful worship, dedicated ministries and charitable endeavors. These are the essentials for Parish life and form the foundation of our community in Christ. Our efforts to grow in faith and support good works, though, can only continue with your financial assistance.
I ask your help by contributing to our Parish Grand Annual Appeal. This Appeal is essential to the ongoing success of our Parish. We rely upon weekly collections (in pew and online) and the Annual Appeal to meet our Parish’s regular financial obligations. This income, though, has declined since pre-pandemic levels. Our ordinary expenses, though, continue to increase with rising energy costs, maintenance of aging buildings, property insurance, clergy and employee salaries and benefits, ministerial outreach programs and activities, and educational and charitable works.
The Parish Finance Council has suggested a Grand Annual contribution of $1000.00. I am very grateful to parishioners who are able to give a more substantial donation. I am, also, 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 Grand Annual, as well as the weekly offertory. I am most grateful for whatever, by God’s grace, you are able to do in support of our Parish. Thank you for your prayerful and kind support.
With New Year’s Joy & Blessings,
Fr. Mark Mahoney, St. Julia Pastor
Please, prayerfully consider how you can best help us reach our goal, and DONATE HERE with an end-of-year, tax-deductible charitable gift! Or, you may drop off or send your donation by check to: St. Julia Parish, 374 Boston Post Rd. Weston MA 02493
For more information on our Parish’s Financial Reporting can be found on our ‘Finances’ page of our website: StJulia.org
St. Julia parish is grateful for your generosity and your continued support!
YOU Shop. Amazon Gives to St.Julia!
Want to help St. Julia out? With the Amazon Smile program, every time you make a purchase through Amazon, St. Julia can benefit.
How? When you shop online at Amazon, make sure you go to smile.amazon.com and choose “St. Julia Parish, Weston, MA” as your charity. This will designate a portion of your purchase proceeds will go to St. Julia’s. That makes our parish smile!
Four Week Zoom Sessions on Thursdays, January 19 and 26, February 2 and 9
@ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Did you know that our Sunday readings for most of 2023 will be taken from the Gospel of St. Matthew?
In order to prepare for this year, Deacon Phil will be hosting a 4-week Zoom Scripture Sharing with Matthew’s Gospel, beginning January 19. All are invited to join Deacon Phil for a prayerful discussion of this Gospel.
The Gospel of St. Matthew is known for its incredible detail of Jesus’ Ministry, and its deep roots in Jewish tradition and teaching. It was likely written for Jewish Christians, with a strong focus on showing that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah. Matthew includes almost 200 Old Testament references in order to support that claim! How can we relate to this in 2023? Would you like to know more?
The sessions on Zoom will be on Thursdays, January 19 and 26, and February 2 and 9, from 7-8:15pm. You do not need a bible, but reading Scripture directly from a Bible is always encouraged.
Contact Deacon Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or ask questions, and receive the Zoom link information.
Come Follow Jesus and Watch the Acclaimed Video Series: “The Chosen”
Sundays, January 22 & 29, February 5 & 12, 2023
10:25am – 11:25am (following 9:30am Mass)
St. Julia Parish Center, Conference Room
After dropping off your children at Sunday Faith Formation classes, come join your fellow parent parishioners and share this inspirational experience – including coffee and pastries!
“The Chosen” is a video series of episodes under one hour-long about the life of Christ. It creates an authentic and intimate picture of Jesus’ life and ministry, seen through the eyes of the people who knew him. “The Chosen” has garnered praise from critics and fans alike for its historical and biblical accuracy, playful spirit, stirring drama, genuine humor, and disruptive impact.
For those who cannot join us, or other parishioners – the TV series, including the new Season 3 episodes, can be found on Amazon or YouTube.
Please RSVP by email to Deacon Phil so that we may plan for attendees’ food & space.
Final Collection: January 29th
Having clean, warm socks is a dignity many of us take for granted. Please join St. Julia parish, organized by parishioner Mrs. Pat Dacey, in providing people in our local communities with this opportunity.
We are now collecting new, unworn adults’ white socks to give to the clients of Bristol Lodge, The Pine Street Men’s shelter in Dorchester, Bay Cove Human Services, and Health Care Without Walls. To accommodate various adult foot sizes, the tube sock style is preferred! We will be collecting them in the lower lobby of the Parish Center through Sunday, January 29th.
Thank you for your generosity in this important humanitarian effort!
Experience a Worldwide Marriage Encounter!
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is sponsoring a variety of in-person and virtual marriage experi- ences, some on weekends and some on seven weekdays. Couples will explore their relationship with each other, God, and the Church.
• Feb 3-5, 2023 in Huntington, NY
• Mar 10-12, 2023 in Upton, MA
• Jun 23-25, 2023 in Huntington, NY
Registration is limited and a $100 application fee is required. For more information or to apply, call Joe & Ginny Vatelle at 978-870-5646 or visit them at https://wwmema.org/.
Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary: First Friday Visits Begin Feb. 3 @ 5PM
Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is offering ‘First Friday Visits’ on: February 3rd, 2023 at 5:00 p.m with options to attend virtually or in person. Holy Hour and Evening Prayer. In Person includes dinner with the seminarians and a tour. Virtual includes a Zoom visit following Holy Hour. Make a resolution to be courageous.
Consider a priestly call. Contact Msgr. William Fay at: email@example.com or 781.899.5500 ext. 134. www.psjs.edu.
I hope that you will find these videos helpful to your faith journey. Don’t hesitate to email me at director.of.ministries@
I wish you and your family the most blessed, holy, grace-filled, and peaceful 2023!
May God’s Peace and Blessing be with you.
— Deacon Phil DiBello
Director of Ministries, St. Julia Parish of Weston and Lincoln
DONATE Food for Your Neighbor!
Weekly Collection for Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Resumes
St. Julia parish will gratefully accept weekly donations of non-perishable (non-expired) food donations for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. At our 9:30am Mass at St. Julia church, after the Prayers of the Faithful, the community will be invited to bring forward their food donations.
For details on specific needs, please view the wish list at the St. Vincent de Paul Society website here. Please check expiration dates before donating!! Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
ALTAR Servers Return
St. Julia parish is restoring the ministry of altar serving!
Any youth in Grades 4+ who are interested in serving this important and rewarding ministry and becoming an Altar Server, please contact Ms. Janice Carroll, or email: Cindy Harrington.
Become an Usher for St. Julia Parish!
Here’s an opportunity! We are in need of ushers to volunteer for St. Julia and St. Joseph churches, for the following duties:
Greet people at the beginning of Mass
Hand out the worship aids
Find a fellow parishioner who can help with the collection
Place the collection in a bag, and ensure it is safely given to the pastor or assigned staff member
Count the number of people attending that particular Mass
The more volunteers we have, the easier it will be to place you all on a rotation basis. Our most urgent need at the moment is for the 5:00 pm Sunday evening Mass at St. Joseph church in Lincoln. If interested, please contact the Parish office (781-899-2611), and we will have Mr. Prem Menachery, our Usher Coordinator, get in touch with you. Thank you for your consideration to serve!
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 activites. Many of our parishioners have sponsored a child, and NPH is very grateful for that support.
If you are interested in assisting these children with any kind of donation, please click here. Please keep them in your prayers as they work through these difficult times.
Eucharistic Adoration at St. Julia Church takes place on Fridays, Noon – 1pm.
Are you an adult considering joining the Catholic Church? Or, do you wish to fulfill receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation or First Communion?
We warmly welcome you, and we have an RCIA process designed for you! Please contact our Deacon Rafe Brown to find out more!
IT ALL STARTS WITH YOU. PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION: Your Support Impacts Our Parish Communities and More…
It is through your generosity to the Catholic Appeal that we continue to provide support for our Catholic schools, operational support for our parishes, faith and formation programs at our parishes, and many services for those in our community who turn to our Church for assistance.
Thank you to all who have contributed generously to the Appeal so far. The St. Julia Parish has reached 54% of our goal! When you make a gift to the annual Appeal, you are helping put faith into action in countless and far-reaching ways and every gift does make a difference. Please consider donating, if you haven’t already. We are most grateful for your on-going support!
SUPPORT OUR CHURCH. DONATE NOW TO THE CATHOLIC APPEAL.
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!
St. JULIA PARISH SERVICES:
PARISH OFFICE HOURS 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Phone: (781) 899-2611
Find Parish staff contact information here.
St. Julia 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
EUCHARIST AND VISITS TO THE SICK
Contact Parish Office to notify of anyone ill, homebound or hospitalized
VIRTUAL ROSARY (ON ZOOM)
After each daily Mass; request the online Zoom link from Cindy Harrington, here.
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