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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How can I begin to express my gratitude to the many people who have made this year’s week-long celebration possible? What words would I use to express how wonderfully our community has come together to celebrate Our Mother and to express the faith that I continue to witness in God and in one another?
The humanitarian crisis that exists at the southern border of the United States has been going on for such a long time that, perhaps, we have become numb to the suffering of the people there. It goes without saying that, as Christians, we cannot allow ourselves to ever be complacent to the suffering of any human being.
There are some couples in our parish community that have not celebrated the sacrament of matrimony. Many reasons exist for these situations and I simply want you to know that I respect you with deep understanding.