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.

The Cry of the Poor

We especially cry out to God when no one hears us or when we feel that no one wants to hear our cries. The poor in
particular cry out to God. I wonder what those cries sounded like inside that truck in Texas where 46 men, women, and children died and 16 were found unconscious and now struggle for their lives.


Homily for Confirmation 2022

Tell me, do you find it always easy to know things and people, to understand things and people, to be wise, or
to give good advice and counsel, to stay true to your relationship with God, or even have a sincere respect for
God? Do you find these things easy to do?


Two Points of Clarification and a Little More

1. Godparents/Sponsors/Main Witnesses for Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage must be baptized Catholics who
practice their faith, have received First Eucharist, have received Confirmation and are married in the Catholic
Church. This is the guidance of the Church by which the Director of Faith Formation and the Pastor are called
to follow and cannot change or make exceptions. Please consider this guidance of the Catholic Church when
selecting the godparents/sponsors and main witnessed for your children or for your wedding.

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