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 Synodal Path

Two weeks ago, Pope Francis opened a new chapter in the history of our Catholic Church. It is called “The Synodal Path.” This is a process which will take place in the Catholic Church throughout the world.


With Courtesy and Respect We Build the Heart of God

Our parish community represents the heart of God in this world. All of us, no matter how many times we come here, draw near in the hope of feeling the presence of God. Whether the presence of God becomes a reality in our parish depends a lot on all of us. We cannot escape this reality. God is present in this world through each one of us.


Receiving the Eucharist

Right now, on social media there are some people that are communicating some really strange misinformation about the reception of the Eucharist at Mass. There are some that state that receiving Communion on the hand is a sin, even a mortal sin.


Cut It Out

I can hear Jesus laughing as he says: “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off!” How have you read this story over the years? I bet you have only pictured him saying this with a strict look on his face.

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