At the beginning of the pandemic when we were unable to gather in church to worship in person, St. Julie Parish initiated a “Praying Hands” project. Parishioners were invited to write their prayer intentions on hand-shaped cutouts and drop them off at the parish office. These were then taped onto the pews in church, clearly visible as a sign of hope to those watching the livestreamed Masses from home.
Now, in a spirit of thanks to God for His goodness as we begin to return to full and active ministry, we are initiating a “Grateful Hearts” project. We invite you to participate! There are two ways to do it:
- Take a picture of yourself or your loved ones by the “Grateful Hearts” display in the narthex, and email the picture to Barb Theis at [email protected], or
- Cut out a paper heart and write down a message of thanks to someone, a prayer intention, or a miracle you have received. Then, drop it off at the Parish Office.
We’ll post your pictures and paper hearts on our narthex heart display. Here are some of the pictures we have received so far:
St. Giana Beretta Molla once said,
“The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God
for what He is sending us every day in His goodness.”
We are experiencing that happiness at St. Julie Parish,
as we open more fully for Masses, liturgical events, community building activities, and ministries.
In the words of St. John Paul II,
we “remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm,
look forward to the future with confidence.”