Parish Religious Education

 Mass Schedule
   /Horario dem Misas:
   Saturday: 4:30 PM
   Sunday: 8:30 AM, 11 AM,
                1 PM (Espanol)

   Saturday: 3-4 PM

 Communion Services:
   Wednesday: 8 AM


  How To Get Involved
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Parish Pastoral Council
Finance Committee
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Parish Religious Education Program
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Altar-Rosary Society
Bereavement Ministry
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Festival and Fundraiser
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Men's Prayer Group
On-line Scripture Group
Prayer Line

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Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Rite of Chrisitan Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Marriage Preparation
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Baptismal Preparation Program
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Music Ministry
St. Julie Billiart Federal Credit Union
Secular Franciscan Order (St. Stephen Fraternity)
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Spiritual-Parish Life Committee
St. Julie Billiart Outreach Committee
St. Julie Billiart Ministry of Praise Committee

St. Julie Billiart ACES (Active Christian Enthusiastic Seniors) Committee


Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Men and women beginning at high school age assist the priest to distribute Holy Communion at Mass.  To be commissioned for this ministry, the lay minister must be confirmed and be either single or in a marriage recognized by the Church. Ministers should be willing to accommodate to the scheduling needs of the Parish.  Contact Fr. Mike Pucke  at 863-1040 ext. 13 or Deacon Bill Renneker 863-1040 ext.14


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process for both adults and children to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – by nurturing their conversion in the Christian way of life and belief. The RCIA is for adults and school-aged children who are not baptized or have been baptized in another Christian tradition.


The RCIA intends catechesis (education in the Catholic faith) to be more than classroom learning of Catholic dogma. Based on the rhythms of the Church’s life of worship, particularly the Lectionary “cycle of readings,” teaching consists of examination of the Church’s creed, engagement in the life of the parish, participation in the parish’s prayer and an active involvement in the parish’s apostolic life.


The RCIA is a year-round process so that individuals can begin at any time of the year. The RCIA consists of distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a thorough catechesis, significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful. Individuals move through the process at their own pace and spiritual readiness until they are prepared to receive the initiation sacraments. The first stage – Inquiry – is for individuals who want to know more about the Catholic faith. Inquiry sessions for adults are held on Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m. After time spent in the Inquiry stage, adults move on to the Catechumenate sessions which are held on Sunday mornings, 9:00-12:00, which includes Breaking Open of the Word session during the 11:00 Mass. Inquiry and Catechumenate sessions for children are held on Sunday mornings, 9:00-10:45.


The RCIA team needs people who desire to share their Catholic faith, life and gifts on the RCIA team as sponsors, greeters/hospitality, catechists, and Breaking Open of the Word session leaders.


CONTACT: Mrs. Mary Richter, RCIA Coordinator at or 863-1040 x *817.


Marriage Preparation

The Catholic Church is committed to do all it can to assist couples preparing for marriage. As a sacrament it is meant to provide a daily experience of the life and love of God. FOCCUS is a tool to assist couples prepare for a happy marriage by communicating about those areas which may not have been carefully considered beforehand.

The engaged couple responds to simple statements in the questionnaire on an answer sheet. After it is scored the couple meets once or twice with trained married couples. They encourage the engaged couple to explore areas for continued work. The atmosphere in these sessions is relaxed and friendly.

This ministry can always use new married couples to assist in the FOCCUS process. Training is provided.

Contact: The parish office, Betty Meiner - 863-1040 ext. *811