Welcome to Fr. Julio’s weekly letters to you “from the heart.”

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November 19, 2022

Humble Brothers Among the People

Dear St. Julia Parish Family, Friar Luis and I would like to share with you the “Vision and Mission Statement of the Franciscan Friars Ministering a

November 18, 2022

Renew and Improve

A few weeks ago, Friar Luis and I went on a working retreat to create a new Pastoral Plan for the parish. We worked diligently keeping the people of t

November 18, 2022

This is a Wonderful Time of the Year

Fall is truly a beautiful season. Although we have some changes of colors on the trees, the more north we go, the more beautiful is nature’s fall sp

October 23, 2022

When Will We Learn?

Once in a while we need to talk about what sometimes consumes us with concern. With elections of all kinds upon us, we, once again, become aware of ho

October 8, 2022

A New Hope

This coming Monday through Thursday Friar Luís and I will be on a working retreat to study and discern all the dimensions of our parish life. I ask f

October 1, 2022

Hurricane Ego

This is the latest report on the path of Hurricane Ego: At 6:00 am this morning, just as the sun came into the horizon, Hurricane Ego slammed into con

September 29, 2022

Whatever you do to the least of your sisters and brothers, you do to me.

My dear sisters and brothers in faith and hope, How important it is for us as Christians to never forget the needy among us. You, the people of St. Ju

September 18, 2022

Fresh Air

I would like to thank everyone who attended the listening and discussion sessions with me and Friar Luis this week. We both listened attentively to yo

September 18, 2022

Let’s Have A Conversation

This coming Tuesday and Wednesday the people of St. Julia will meet with their pastor to have an honest and open conversation about the future of our

September 18, 2022

Two Are Better Than One

I am looking forward to welcoming Friar Luis among us. He will be a great help and support for me as I will be for him.

A Message To Our Fathers

Mothers received roses on Mothers’ Day, but what can the parish give to our fathers? We came up with a couple of ideas, but we arrived at them too late to get them for Fathers’ Day. So, we owe our fathers a little gift. Perhaps, you fathers are saying: “No, I don’t need anything.”


We March Forward Together to a Bright Future

This week we restart our regular Mass schedule. Everyone is invited to come to Mass every Sunday. The passes for Mass are no longer necessary and we will end the week A and week B schedule. We are also aware that our bishop continues to dispense us from our Sunday Mass obligation. I want to encourage everyone to continue to wear masks in church so we can safeguard a healthy environment.


I Bend the Knee Again!

Once in a while it is important not to discuss any one serious issue, but simply say “THANK YOU!”

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your kindness and generosity to our parish community especially during this pandemic. Thanks to all of you and all your efforts, we have been able to meet our financial responsibilities and even put money into savings.


I Am So You Can Be Too

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. Everyone loves Jesus as the good shepherd. Of course, we do. All we have to do is hang around a nice green field and eat all day and not worry about anything, even about getting lost. The good shepherd will ultimately find us and carry us back to safety where we can pick up with the feeding in green pastures where we left off. Nice! Not a care in the world for those lucky sheep.

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